“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
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”…
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.
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/
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 38,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 14 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Click here to see the complete report.
The innocent childhood days of skinny dipping
This is a huge issue in the nudey community with many people not willing or able to give their real name on social media for fear of their family/friends/workplace finding out they indulge in Nudism…. If only society would get over their hangups over nudity, BUT on the other hand Facebook should allow you to call yourself whatever you want!!
#MyNameIs Facebook's "Fake Name" Policy.
Fascinating subject which makes you wonder if the trend could be reversed one day if the planet got warmer?
History of the invention of clothing | The Naturist Page.