Middle Head Master Plan Meeting – 13 September 2016.

Interesting read, and yesterday they released an update on the survey results where they published comments submitted in the survey and several mentions of clothing optional… So despite the apparent dismissal of beach users in the meeting on the 13th which this article is about the NPWS has still made public the opinions of those that filled out the survey… Hopefully that’s enough… I’ve informed the Sydney Skinny of this so hopefully they will lobby in the background as they are a major stakeholder too..

https://www.facebook.com/australiannaturistnews/posts/1142240999201970

Mates of Middle Head

The presentation was hosted by the NPWS, and focused on the plans the NPWS would like to implement on the Middle Head area. The meeting was held by invitation only to registered persons and groups interested in the Master plan. The following people presented the Master Plan:

·    Peter HAY – NPWS Regional Manager – Metro NE;

·    Stuart McMAHON – NPWS Community Engagement Officer;

·    Adam HUNTER – Director at Environmental Partnership & Andersen Hunter Horne;

·    NPWS – planning officers and others, including Mari KOECK; and

·    Sydney Harbour Trust officers.

Mari KOECK opened the presentation and gave an overview of the results of the public questionnaire that closed in Jun 2016.

Major Issues raised by the respondents were:

·    Bushland/Environment

·    Flora/Fauna

·    Views

·    Heritage – indigenous and military

·    Beaches

About 830 submissions submitted with 27%…

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It’s time nudists got real about sex: conditions apply.

This piece written by my friend Glen Donnelly (who I have met personally) highlights something that I have been thinking about for awhile  myself, that is some of us in the Naturist lifestyle become somewhat religious about the “Nudism is not about sex” mantra….

I have been guilty in the past about this myself which lead people to perceive me as someone who never has sex or dirty thoughts…. This was the case at work a few years ago
when a female work colleague who happens to be a home Nudist was surprised to hear me swear.

She thought that because I always preached the “No sex I’m a Nudist” message that I was also a religious person!

I was taken aback by this and along with other thoughts and incidents about how the nude lifestyle is seen by some caused me to change my outlook….

Now for a confession, I enjoy sex and have had sex outdoors!…. However,  there was no way my wife and I could have been seen as we were in a very remote location off the beaten track and we would have heard anyone approaching and we would have covered up.

In the beginning of my relationship with my wife we used to go on many nude hikes and skinny dips in the mountains and inevitably my wife used to get amorous and provided we were in a secluded location, we would engage in some love making… However I used to feel guilty about this and it affected things so to speak as I had this thing in the back of my mind that “Nudists don’t have sex” which was very silly I now see in hindsight.

Recently the Australian Sex Party took up the campaign to legalise a nude beach in Queensland which rasied the hackles of some Naturists as they felt that by accepting the help of the Sex Party we would make people think we are all about sex.

Well I felt the same way not that long ago until I had my change of heart, but now I see things in a  different light and feel that while yes the name of the Sex Party does certainly put sex in your mind (why couldn’t they call it the Lifestyle Party or something!) I also feel that if Nudism is going to become more mainstream we need all the help we can get!

In the same way that GLBTxyz?? movement has made so many inroads into mainstream society… And guess what? they have sex too!

The important thing we need to stress is that while we may engage in sex we NEVER do so in a public place, it may be legal to be naked in public on a legal nude beach, but nowhere is it legal to have sex in public!

Anyway, have a read of what Glen has to say in his article which is written from his much younger point of view and then let me know your opinion…

Article: It’s time nudists got real about sex.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spencer Tunick blue nude shoot report: Sea of Hull: ‘Why I Got Naked & Blue with Three Thousand People’

“The naked story behind Tunick’s blue paint

Over three thousand people had gathered together in Queen’s Gardens in the northern city of Hull before dawn that morning. I’d crossed the grass with an inadvertent posse: composed of my London flatmate and a few other guests from our hotel, it also included one middle-aged man who’d been a naturist for years and his jovial friend who’d already been in thirteen different naked photoshoots all around the world.

Yet this particular project was different to most. Commissioned by the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull as part of the city’s status as the UK’s Capital of Culture in 2017, the American photographer Spencer Tunick had been invited to create his unique brand of live installation art.

Famous for his mass naked photoshoots, Tunick’s plan for Hull was to draw on the city’s maritime history – and he needed a few thousand naked bodies to do it.”

READ MORE: Sea Of Hull: Why I Got Naked & Blue with Three Thousand People

Were nudists really told to cover themselves up because of immigrants? | Modern Legends

Don’t always trust the headlines…

All Nudist

Various media outlets around the globe reported that a local authority in Germany banned nudism because of a planned refugee shelter. Vice investigated these reports and found that the story was a …

Source: Were nudists really told to cover themselves up because of immigrants? | Modern Legends

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Embrace Documentry given same rating as 50 Shades Of Grey!

So evidently nonsexual depiction of a vulva attracts the same film classification as a sexually charged movie such as 50 Shades Of Grey!

From Taryn Brumfitt, founder of The Body Image Movement:

“After 24 months of travelling, filming and editing I am weeks away from releasing Embrace into the world; a documentary I truly believe has the ability to change the way a generation of body haters feel about themselves.

There is a sequence in the film that discusses the fact that women rarely ever see another woman’s vulva, often leading many women to turn to cosmetic surgery to ‘fix’ what they perceive to be an unsightly part of their bodies. This is followed by a section of images in the film that show a range of women’s vulvas, all of which are different and all of which are normal and healthy”

Full blog article: Embrace given same classification as 50 shades.
This hits quite close to home with me as my wife suffers from poor self-vulva image…. She is quite happy to go naked around me and even attend nude venues and beaches (she came to the Sydney Skinny with me in 2015) as long as there is nobody there who she has met before as she feels people will judge her vagina as she has a prominent vulva or “outie”…

 

Society is twisted #FacebookMustChange

This beautiful article points out what’s wrong with society and Facebook in particular  in regards nudity

“YES, THIS IS MY FEMALE BODY. NO I AM NOT ASHAMED

Celebration of the beautiful – natural, naked – woman body”
got reported to Facebook security.

The next time I tried to lock into my account I could not.

Instead I was a given a warning from Facebook.

“Remove any violating photos” It said.

Either you delete all photos containing any nudity, or we will delete your Facebook account.

Not surprisingly.

I knew it was a matter of time before my photos would be reported.
(Photos to be found at the end of this blog post)

I know Facebooks guidelines concerning nudity. I know many artists whom in the past have been trying to share their work (photos, videos etc) of the naked human body with their network on Facebook – but with same result as my attempt had.

A couple of years ago the Danish writer Peter Øvig Knudsen tried to share his photos from his book: “Hippie 1 – Tre år og 74 dage der forandrede Danmark” (three years and 74 days that changed Denmark)

Øvig is in his book describing and telling the story about the Thy camp in Denmark in the 1970th (https://oevig.net/hippie-1-three-years-and-74-days-that-changed-denmark/) – and the hippie days in Denmark during that time.

His book contains a fiew photos. Humans from the Thy camp and their every day life. Human with – and without – clothes on.

But Facebook said no. And so did apple, for that sake.
Apple denied to sell Øvigs book.”

 

Full article: https://najayana.wordpress.com/2016/05/18/yes-this-is-my-female-body-no-i-am-not-ashamed/