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Paris to Get a Clothing-Free Zone

City councilors approve plan for creation of naturist park

(Newser) - Paris, a place for fashionistas and nudists alike? Maybe. Parisian city councilors have given the green light to a plan that would see the creation of a clothing-free zone somewhere within the city limits, the BBC reports. The location of the nudist area has yet to be determined, but Deputy... More »

Nudists Save Sinking Boat at Yacht Race

Fans get unexpected twist at Australia's "Sydney to Hobart" race

(Newser) - Ah, a yacht race. Oh, we're taking on water—and being rescued by nudists. Such was the experience of yacht-racing fans whose small wooden boat began sinking near the popular "Sydney to Hobart" race on Boxing Day in Australia, the Telegraph reports. Once yachts departed to start the... More »

Meet the Cult-Leading Nudist Who Worshipped Coconuts

He ate nothing but coconuts for 17 years

(Newser) - NPR has a fascinating look at a little-known 20th century eccentric named August Engelhardt, "a sun-worshipping German nudist" who ate nothing but coconuts and died "a freak show for tourists" in the South Pacific. Born in 1875, Engelhardt latched onto a movement that believed the raw and... More »

San Francisco Nudists Rally Against Law

They just want the bare necessities

(Newser) - San Francisco demonstrators put their buns on the line this weekend to protest a law that would strip their nudity rights on city streets . Oh, they'd still be allowed to appear in public naked, as they are now, but they'd have to get dressed to enter a restaurant... More »

Nudist Movement Seeks Next Naked Generation

Groups try to lure the young as membership wanes

(Newser) - America's nudists fear their lifestyle is in danger of disappearing because of a failure to attract naked young people. Membership of the two main nudist organizations has been sliding for years and nudist resorts are finding that younger people aren't so keen on spending their vacations around naked... More »

In French Town, Nudists Battle Nudists

Some just want to be naked; others want to have sex in public

(Newser) - “Naked City,” France: It sounds like a nice place, right? But Cap d'Agde, home of a large nudist population, is currently the site of a battle between “traditional” French nudists , and the new wave of “libertines” who are apparently into “free sex and partner-swapping,”... More »

My Day as a Nudist

Some people love it ... Emily Yoffe, not so much

(Newser) - Emily Yoffe had already posed naked for a group of art students, so why not visit a nudist camp on behalf of her Human Guinea Pig column, in which she tries things the rest of us want to know about, but are too scared to do. "You've already crossed... More »

Skinbook: Facebook for Nudists

It's not as X-rated as it sounds

(Newser) - If your privacy beef with Facebook is that it doesn't have enough private parts, Skinbook may be the site for you. Billing itself as the web's only true nudist social network, the UK-based site has some rules: No pornographic photos, torso-only images, or dirty comments. But for the rules to... More »

Colo. Nudists Fight to Garden in the Buff

Housing group to change rules, require clothes

(Newser) - In response to a couple who gardens wearing only thongs and gloves, a Colorado housing authority says it will draft new rules requiring that residents stay dressed when outside their homes. Robert and Catharine Pierce, who have a sign on their front door reading " This is a naturalist household,... More »

Man Jogs Naked Near White House

Streaker braves cold, sets off Secret Service scare

(Newser) - The Secret Service found itself on an odd chase yesterday, running down a man who’d stripped naked to jog near the White House. Around rush hour, the man threw off his clothes, leaving them lying in a bag, and set off running, heedless of the 25-degree windchill. “He... More »

Need a Vacation? World's Top 5 Nude Events

Nude Recreation Week is celebrated this month

(Newser) - To mark the 32nd year of Nude Recreation Week, TripAdvisor has put together a list of the top five nude events worldwide, Reuters reports:
  1. World Naked Bike Ride, worldwide, June and July: Riders, advocating cycling over driving, often paint messages on their bodies.
  2. World Record Skinny Dip, across North America,
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Swedes Shed Hangups at Nudist B&B

(Newser) - It’s quaint, relatively cheap, breakfast is included in the price, and oh yes, everyone’s naked. Welcome to Hylteberga gård, one of the first naturist bed and breakfasts in Europe. Helena Frith Powell of the UK Times took a holiday there, and found it a tad … distracting,... More »

The Naked Truth on Nude Farming

(Newser) - The motto of Rising Sun Farm in Wisconsin is “Unconventional Farming”—the naked pleasures of which Judd Spicer experiences firsthand and recounts for the Heavy Table. Spicer describes the moment of disrobing as “scary, liberating, strange, natural, different, fun,” but once he’s free and clear... More »

German Hotel Is a Strip Joint

Naturists want it to be family-friendly lodging

(Newser) - Germany's first mandatory-nudity hotel hasn't even opened yet, but management is laying down the law: Towels must be placed wherever guests sit. The Black Forest resort's clothing ban is an oddity even in Germany, a hotbed of naturism for over a century, reports the Times of London. In fact, clothing... More »

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