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Nude News.

So today i was looking for some naturism news and i typed in “nude news” in the search engine and got back what i felt was a hilarious but appropriate search results.  Apparently there is a news show called Naked News.

Yes this show does exist.  I was only able to watch a few minutes of different clips because its hard to take a number of naked porn stars reading small time news from a teleprompter seriously. (i kind of felt that my intelligence was being insulted)  But apparently the ladies do take their job somewhat seriously.  Here’s a wiki link with info about the show and its history.  Naked News

Now I have actually heard of this show way back in 2003.  I thought it was some kind of pathetic joke and a satirical poke at real news shows and networks.  But apparently its been around since December of 1999 and considers itself as something of a icon.  Well overall I am glad i sort of bumped into this information.  It was good for a laugh.

I also found a interesting video called “Nudist in the Office”.  It is quite literally a naked woman advertising some kind of health and beauty products in a office and lab setting where everyone is completely nude and doing some kind serious work.  To me its hilarious but also I found myself fascinated by how well written and well done it was.  Also i found that there are large and growing number of videos of nudists doing sports and other regular every day things.  Sadly they are mostly on porn sites.

Well search around.  I hope you enjoy what you find when looking for Nude news and such.

When was nudity ever legal in America?

When was Nudity ever legal in America? 

I found the above link in my twitter feed.   Here’s a snippet:

It was legal from 1926 to 1962.

Many naysayers are going to be upset at you for opening this can of worms. But if you insist, I will give you a true history lesson.

In 1926, the American Public Health Association created a policy that men should swim nude and women should swim in swimsuits in high schools, and public pools and lakes. The reason is because the swimsuits for males at that time apparently caused health problems and it kept pool filters clean if people swam nude. In the 1930s girls held a protest that it was unfair for girls to have to wear swimsuits while boys swam nude. In 1937 the Administration of Health and Physical Recreation and the American Public Health Association stated that “in a few schools girls may swim nude and this is most sanitary”. Thus began public nudity legalization at public schools, and swimming areas.

An interesting story.

 

Going Commando.

Just found a couple of funny articles about females going commando so I thought i would post them.

I Go Commando And So Can You: 14 Times No Underwear Is The Best Option

No Panties, No Problems: 11 Reasons Why Women Should Go Commando

I do support men and women going commando.  But i also understand the risks involved.  But as a Naturist I do see going without underwear as a mark of who we are.  We are people who do not want to wear clothes or feel that closes are a 24-hr necessity.  So going commando reaffirms our beliefs in a manner of speaking, or maybe showing or not showing.  Either way its up to you, but i enjoy going commando on the daily.

Oh and here are some links to some interesting shirts:

https://www.zazzle.com/naturist+tshirts

https://www.zazzle.com/go+commando+tshirts

Cold, Cold. Brrrr.

yeah it is cold out there.  And per usual i will be speaking about the difficulty to balance staying warm and staying nude at home and maybe outdoors.  I’m somewhat lucky in that I am on the Equal Payment Plan in my duplex apartment.  So yeah i can run my heat pretty high, usually up to 74 degrees, and my electric bill isn’t over $100.  But the problem is that at the end of every fiscal year my bill goes up dramatically and sometimes i end up having to pay a overuse fee.  Which is the best way I know how to put it.  So i often find myself wearing my usual pajamas and a t-shirt or just a pair of thermal socks.

If nothing else i have to wear some kind of socks now because my feet get cold and stay cold.  I guess it may be because of my diabetes, but for weeks i was dealing with my feet being so cold that when i got in the bed to sleep my feet would remain cold during the night, to the point where it was very uncomfortable and i had to place a comforter at the foot of the bed in order to keep my feet warm.  Trying to remain comfortable and enjoy being nude at home is a lot of hard work it seems.

A better, more positive Tumblr

Since its founding in 2007, Tumblr has always been a place for wide open, creative self-expression at the heart of community and culture. To borrow from our founder David Karp, we’re proud to have inspired a generation of artists, writers, creators, curators, and crusaders to redefine our culture and to help empower individuality.

Over the past several months, and inspired by our storied past, we’ve given serious thought to who we want to be to our community moving forward and have been hard at work laying the foundation for a better Tumblr. We’ve realized that in order to continue to fulfill our promise and place in culture, especially as it evolves, we must change. Some of that change began with fostering more constructive dialogue among our community members. Today, we’re taking another step by no longer allowing adult content, including explicit sexual content and nudity (with some exceptions).  

Let’s first be unequivocal about something that should not be confused with today’s policy change: posting anything that is harmful to minors, including child pornography, is abhorrent and has no place in our community. We’ve always had and always will have a zero tolerance policy for this type of content. To this end, we continuously invest in the enforcement of this policy, including industry-standard machine monitoring, a growing team of human moderators, and user tools that make it easy to report abuse. We also closely partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Internet Watch Foundation, two invaluable organizations at the forefront of protecting our children from abuse, and through these partnerships we report violations of this policy to law enforcement authorities. We can never prevent all bad actors from attempting to abuse our platform, but we make it our highest priority to keep the community as safe as possible.

So what is changing?

Posts that contain adult content will no longer be allowed on Tumblr, and we’ve updated our Community Guidelines to reflect this policy change. We recognize Tumblr is also a place to speak freely about topics like art, sex positivity, your relationships, your sexuality, and your personal journey. We want to make sure that we continue to foster this type of diversity of expression in the community, so our new policy strives to strike a balance.

Why are we doing this?

It is our continued, humble aspiration that Tumblr be a safe place for creative expression, self-discovery, and a deep sense of community. As Tumblr continues to grow and evolve, and our understanding of our impact on our world becomes clearer, we have a responsibility to consider that impact across different age groups, demographics, cultures, and mindsets. We spent considerable time weighing the pros and cons of expression in the community that includes adult content. In doing so, it became clear that without this content we have the opportunity to create a place where more people feel comfortable expressing themselves.

Bottom line: There are no shortage of sites on the internet that feature adult content. We will leave it to them and focus our efforts on creating the most welcoming environment possible for our community.

So what’s next?

Starting December 17, 2018, we will begin enforcing this new policy. Community members with content that is no longer permitted on Tumblr will get a heads up from us in advance and steps they can take to appeal or preserve their content outside the community if they so choose. All changes won’t happen overnight as something of this complexity takes time.

Another thing, filtering this type of content versus say, a political protest with nudity or the statue of David, is not simple at scale. We’re relying on automated tools to identify adult content and humans to help train and keep our systems in check. We know there will be mistakes, but we’ve done our best to create and enforce a policy that acknowledges the breadth of expression we see in the community.

Most importantly, we’re going to be as transparent as possible with you about the decisions we’re making and resources available to you, including more detailed information, product enhancements, and more content moderators to interface directly with the community and content.

Like you, we love Tumblr and what it’s come to mean for millions of people around the world. Our actions are out of love and hope for our community. We won’t always get this right, especially in the beginning, but we are determined to make your experience a positive one.

Jeff D’Onofrio
CEO

 

So what does this mean?  This means that all “adult content” which includes any nudist/naturist tumblrs will get deleted as well.  So we’ll have to move from tumblr soon!

Naked Voting.

Okay…this is the moment where i need to yell…WHAT THE FUCK???!!

Yes Katy Perry and a number of other women stripped down naked and pulled off these ridiculous stunts in order to get people to vote this Tuesday.  For the Democrats of course.  While i have no problem with naked women, to be honest this was just silly.

Out of Shape Women Strip Naked to Encourage Anti-Trump Vote, Backfires Terribly.

Why would you do something so utterly ridiculous and to be honest, just primed to have most people recoil in disgust.  And those that don’t, either laugh their asses off or masturbate to the images.  I guess somewhere inside their little liberal minds they actually think posing nude in a campaign ad will either help their side win or make stars like Katy Perry relevant again.  Yes Katy will forever be known as the dumb ass who showed her tits and ass on the internet in order to get you to go vote.  Utterly ridiculous and in poor taste.  All this has shown in not the beauty of women, but the desperation of irrelevant celebrities and the Democrat Party.  Because all that T&A was not on my mind when i stepped into the voting both yesterday.

Why is it Necessary to Take Nude Photos of Oneself?

reposted from this blog: Why is it Necessary to Take Nude Photos of Oneself?

I have been wondering why I find it necessary to take skyclad photos, why anyone who is a naturist/nudist or someone who simply enjoys being nude. Why the images? Why are they posted to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, or other social media sites? Having spent way too much time wondering about this, I think I may have arrived at an answer that fits many who are like me.

Images are there to help us, to help me, get out of our heads. They become a visible proof that we are more than just feelings and thoughts.There is an honesty, or at least an attempt at honesty, expressed in these images. Risking being vulnerable enough to be honest, is not the same thing as posting images for exhibitionist purposes. The images I am talking about have nothing to do with lewdness, lust, or then tension of sexuality. Intention, it all comes down to intention. Images that are exhibitionist have a motive of obtaining sexual satisfaction or to shock. So, what is the intention?

If you take photos of yourself au naturel, why do you do so? What is your need? Why do you allow others to see these images? Why the risk? All images have a purpose and meaning. However, we rarely know what the purpose and meaning of our own images are about. There is a story, a story of at least 1,000 words for each image. More often than not, the story is yet to be discovered, as the image is more about unconscious projection than that it is about conscious intention.

As for myself, the images tell the story of my reclaiming my authority rather than having the authority projected onto others. I refuse the authority of the shadows from my childhood. I refuse the authority of a church that would tell me that my naked body is sinful. I refuse to be a victim. Of course, there are laws and a broader society within which we all find ourselves. For our own safety, we find that fine line between “in your face” confrontations and in hiding from the world and our own fears.

Read the rest at the link above.  But i have to admit I am inspired to take more nudes of myself.