It’s our life and our body. Not a darn label.

Originally posted on Clothing Optional:

We live in one pretty screwed up society. Too many prudes out there who feel like seein’ somebody naked is a pervert. Too many people in this world think the absolute same thing about us nudists. “Oh, all they want is sex, it’s gross, and it shouldn’t belong in society.” Too many clothed people worry and think way too much about what others will think of them. So they force us to dress up and force us to fit in and be like everybody else, and not truly be the real us. It’s absolutely disgusting. Nobody should have to go through that crap. It’s not necessary at all, and there’s absolutely no reason to be ashamed.

If you choose to be naked, you should have the liberty to do so. If we were born nude, then why should we have to cover ourselves up? Just like every other creature in…

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Stephen Gough and the European Court by BN

Originally posted on Naturist Holidays in Europe:

British Naturism very much welcomes the ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that nudity is a means of expression and that Article 10 of the European Convention of Human rights applies to nudity.

This is a preliminary analysis of the court’s ruling regarding Stephen Gough. The judgement only considers some aspects of the case, and there are no surprises, but it does establish some points of law that are important for Naturism and the fight against prudery and body-shame.

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Advice for the Newbie Naturist

Originally posted on Get Naked, Get Awesome:

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If you’re interested in naturism/nudism and investigating it via the internet, you’ll probably find a few articles explaining what naturism is and how to get involved.  But you’ll probably still have quite a lot of questions and confused thoughts which won’t really go away until you’ve actually got into nudism as a way of life and have some experiences of your own.

The following guide is intended to be a little different to the usual “Tips for the Newbie” articles you will find.  But hopefully it will be helpful to you if you have made the decision that naturism is for you and you are now trying to find a place for that in your life.

So if that sounds like you, here are 14 tips you might benefit from reading:

1.  Ignore a lot of the images you see on the internet.

The internet is a wonderful resource for…

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