Charting The Rise Of Nude Fitness

I was interviewed about nude hiking/bushwalking for this article which was published in the Body+Soul health magazine supplement in the Australian Sunday Telegraph in September 2014 and circulated nationwide, it was also mentioned on the CH10 night time talk show The Project 991797-nude-fitness

“THEY’RE hiking in the Aussie bush, swimming Sydney Harbour and doing the downward-facing dog in yoga studios. These intrepid fitness and adventure enthusiasts have joined a growing global trend of clothing-optional recreational pursuits. So what makes exercise in the nude so appealing? While supporters of the concept talk about feeling free and “at one with nature”, all of them stress that a less-dressed lifestyle has nothing to do with sex. “Being naked is emancipating,” Nigel Marsh, founder and organiser of the annual Sydney Skinny nude swimming event in Sydney Harbour, says. “It strips life back to its essentials, forces you to accept your real self and shake off the shackles modern society so often puts on us.” The Australian Naturist Federation agrees, saying: “Relaxing nude is more relaxing than being clothed, as you literally strip away all cares and pretensions of daily life.” READ MORE: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/fitness/charting-the-rise-of-nude-fitness/story-fnlsv23r-1227052992323

hiking and bouldering in Painted Canyon (California)

nudeyman:

WOW, would love to do some nude hiking in this area!

Originally posted on Active Naturists:

naturist 0015 Mecca Hills, California, USAPainted Canyon in California is yet another place for a nice hike in the buff; it’s not an official naturist territory, but it has a history of naturist excursions and feels quite secluded.

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This place is also known as Mecca Hills, but Painted Canyon makes better justice as its name – the rocks are quite colorful there!

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Shortly after then entrance (parking), you’ll have to get up the ladders on another level of the dry riverbed,

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but otherwise it’s pretty flat. Except for the vertical rock walls around! It’s difficult to imagine how this place is transformed when the river gets full here, but you can get a rough idea when you see the traces of its work, such as the base of this rock wall being washed off…

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I posed both as a Titan supporting the whole thing and being succumbed to some kind of gravitational force pulling me deep in…

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When did we get so scared?

nudeyman:

Great story from an age of innocence.

Originally posted on the sl naturist:

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When did we get so scared? by guest columnist Phillipa

Twenty odd years ago, as a teen, we holidayed at my aunt’s farm in rural Britain, a fairly wild, inaccessible and out of the way place. I set off with the idea that I would hate it terribly. I wanted to be hanging out with my friends for six weeks, not stuck out in the wilds for three of them.

Life on a farm seemed like it would be boring. It also felt scary. No noise at night. No light at night. Dogs….were they dogs? Might they be wolves? :) …howling in the dead of night. (Note: there are no wolves in Britain)

My cousins, twins, a few months older than me, were maybe glad of a new face, but they initially seemed less sophisticated than me, a city girl.

Mobile telephones (cellphones) were in their infancy back…

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The dumbest invention of all time

nudeyman:

I only own one pair of speedo type briefs and even on a non nude beach they come off as soon as I’m in the waves (away from where I can bee seen)

Originally posted on Naked Diaries:

What is the purpose of a swimsuit?

I don’t mean the kind one would wear when going in the water in extreme conditions. I mean a regular swimsuit that one would wear at the beach while on vacation or relaxing from a hard day’s work.

Unless you’re a big fan of tan lines, the only purpose of such a swimsuit is to hide your naked body. And even if you are a fan of tan lines, there are far more interesting tan lines you could get if you created a shape out of some material which blocks sunlight and stuck it to your skin.

In any case, this makes a swimsuit pretty much an insult to man’s ingenuity, i.e. a thing created solely for the purpose of perpetuating the irrational fear of nudity.

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