Great and interesting article!
As much fun as skinny-dipping (swimming naked) can be, there are a few considerations to keep in mind whenever we bare ourselves for an outdoor swim. Both the sunshine and the water hold the promise of a fruitful and happy experience, as humans, we also know that disaster often happens without reason and warning. Being aware of […]
Don’t get me wrong. This is not a post about body painting. I’m going to delve a little into the side of naturism of other ethnic groups. People of colour. Black people. Hispanic people. And why? Because I have found that around 95% of the naturist contacts I have on the internet are white. Caucasian.…
I really am thinking about quitting the whole shaven crotch routine when it comes to Naturism. It just doesn’t feel right any more and at times i feel its a hassle. I always shaved my pubic region because I thought that that was what naturists did and were supposed to do. But now I just don’t know any more. Maybe I’ll shave my pubic region one last time and let it all grow out afterwords to see how I feel about it. Over the last few years I’ve seen more and more naturists who have allowed the hair on their crotches to go unshaven, maybe I’ve had it wrong all this time.
Modernism and naturism meld at the world’s biggest nude town, Cap d’Agde in France, which swells to 40,000 people in summer. Could there ever be a naked metropolis? Phil Hoad exposes himself to nude urbanism.
We were born naked, but no one shows you the way back. I’ve just paid my €8 and walked through the pedestrian gate at Cap d’Agde’s world-famous naturist resort in the south of France. What now? A stark forecourt stretches out imposingly ahead. Is there somewhere to change, I ask the guard on the gate, as a group of baseball-capped lads stride blithely through. He nods at a set of lockers. But hauling down my kecks right here at the entrance feels wrong. Only one thing for it: do as naturists do, and make for nature. Several minutes and half a bottle of sun lotion later, I’m huddled tentatively in my birthday suit on a Mediterranean beach, one halloumi-hued Englishman in a griddle-pan of sizzling brown cheeks.
The entry procedure is a bit unforgiving, but beyond is something unique: a fully functioning town with largely naked citizenry, which grows to 40,000 in the summer. Only a day later, I’m happily part of a nude queue in the deli lining up for tabouli and octopus salad, while a hardbodied gay couple pore over a side of beef. Since the 1990s, Cap d’Agde has gained a lurid reputation as a meat market par excellence. Europe’s libertines and swingers flock here to participate in what Michel Houellebecq envisioned in his book Atomised as the perfect “sexual social democracy”. But every facet of ordinary city life is here, too: a bank, a post office, several supermarkets, concrete arcades lined with hairdressers, fishmongers, opticians and clothes boutiques. Throughout, fully dressed staff (a formality that apparently developed of its own accord) cater, with surreal nonchalance, to the great unclothed.
Nothing on this scale exists anywhere else in the world. Most naturist resorts are arcadian retreats from city life. Last year, Munich created six urban naked zones, but they were in secluded parkland. In 2012, the supposedly skin-friendly San Francisco chose to outlaw public nudity, except in specially sanctioned public events.
Well I know where I will be moving to when I retire.
Well for the past few years i have been concerned with what looked like a weird discoloration around my groin area.
For those of you who have seen some of my pictures from earlier in this blog’s history you probably noticed the discoloration as well. At first I thought the discoloration was due to my shaving my pubic region. That is true but only in part. The main reason for the discoloration is a skin condition called Tinea Versicolor. The condition is caused when the natural fungus on a human’s skin begins to spread out of control basically. I have included a Wikipedia link in this post so you can look at it or Google it.
To be honest i was basically being a male idiot and never went to the doctor out of a mixture of shame and just thinking it was nothing serious. But the stuff has pretty much spread around my entire groin area from back to front. Thankfully it never itched, but it just looked terrible to me and i was afraid anyone seeing it would be grossed out.
What finally got me to take it seriously was when i noticed it was spreading to my hips this year. I was kind of scared at that point. But i did have some hope. I have a cousin who is a dermatologist, so I asked him about and he gave me his diagnosis and said i would be fine, although he was surprised when i told him it didn’t really itch at all. He said it usually does. So he sent me a text later with prescription for a creme that I should get to help deal with it. The creme is called Ketoconazole and it can take a couple of months for it to clear up the condition.
Well there has been something I have noticed in the past few days. The path and spread of the infection runs along the area where I have shaved frequently. Noting this i realized that shaving helped to either spread the infection or helped to start it. I don’t have any real medical evidence but the way the stuff has spread backs up my theory because i remember how i shave my genital area. My best guess is I irritated my skin or cause small nicks and cuts and that how the stuff spread as the razor also picks up some skin whenever i shave. I have also noticed that the areas where i sweat the most are also infected. Thankfully Tinea Versicolor is not a contractible condition. In others words you CANNOT spread this condition to anyone else via physical or sexual contact.
I decided to post this story on this blog and the other one, because i have noticed some pictures of naturists with the same discoloration, so i decided to post this and the pictures to help others in the naturist community out. So yeah spread the word and if you know someone who looks like some of the pictures then you can at least help them as well.
Note: These pictures feel really embarrassing so please don’t spread the pictures around too much.
I found this post on another site. I won’t say which site but i did verify that the post did exist:
I don’t have any other place to ask this question because I am afraid of being banned or bitched out so I’ll just ask this here and see what happens.
Several weeks ago I finally convinced a female friend to try a local naturist resort with me. So upon arriving we both had to give or IDs to someone to register for a day visit. Things seemed to be going well and we went to the showers after being given a small tour. We had literally walked out of the shower and onto the promenade when the supervisor came up to us and told us that my female friend had to leave. When I asked why the supervisor said that my friend was flagged as a sex offender. Of course I was shocked, I knew she had a record but I had never asked. I was very upset that they wanted to kick her out. So I left with her because I was insulted at the tone of the supervisor and the fact that several men walked up with angry looks on their faces and a tone that they were ready to become violent if we didn’t leave immediately.
After we left my friend told me about her past. The incident had happened over 14 years ago in another state and she had not been in trouble since then. I won’t go into details but i will say the incident did not involve child porn or children in any form or fashion. After the explanation I was even more incensed by the way we had been treated and I was thinking of suing. My friend bade me to let it go and i did. The whole incident has stayed on my mind though, but I decided to find some info first. Are there any naturist resorts that allow for sex offenders to actually join and stay there?
I have heard that the AANR affiliated resorts are the ones that ban any and all sex offenders, but that private non-affiliated resorts may allow sex offenders. I just want to enjoy nudism with my friend. I know she was really hurt and embarrassed by what happened, and I just want to help her. Does anyone here have any ideas or info that can help me?
The first thing I find interesting is that the poster fears being banned from nudist/naturist forums or being mistreated by fellow naturists just for asking a question about this. Are the forums really that mean spirited?
The second thing: As a supporter of free business I think the resort has the right to ban certain people if they do not meet certain requirements.
The third thing: While I support the right of any business to makes their own rules, I find it frightening that you have to give your ID and then be subject to someone delving deep into your personal history like that, and then judging you by what they see. It really makes you wonder just exactly does any resort you deal with do with such info they find and how much harm they can bring to you.
The fourth thing: At a time where I see so many resorts and naturists complaining about lack of new members and financial problems, I find it to be somewhat silly to ban people for their past from joining or visiting a naturist resort for even a day. How do they expect to get any business if they block so many people?
The fifth thing: The poster seems to accuse the AANR of basically being a bunch of jerks and basically enforcing rules about sex offenders on just about any naturist resort that is a member of their group. But he also wonders if non-affiliated resorts have easier rules. I have heard other people complain over time about the AANR being somewhat draconian with their rules. I don’t know how much of this is true though.
Well if anyone who follows this blog has any answers or opinions then post away!