The freedom to get undressed

Naturism, nudism, hairless.

The name varies, but the feeling is the same: get undressed, at will, an experience so powerful that captivates many people around the planet.In Germany, where the practice originated as a health therapy, heliotherapy – sunbathing in the nude body to combat various diseases – are more than 2 million practitioners.

In Brazil, there are 250 000 registered supporters. For the psychoanalyst Terezinha Mendonça, PhD in social sciences and president of the Institute for the Study of Complexity, it is a practical political sense. “Naturists aims to break with certain standards of conduct, recovering a more spontaneous way of our ability and expressive gestures. They seek to free themselves of the burden imposed by the cult of the perfect body,” she says.

 But for Pedro Ribeiro, president of the Naturist Beach of apricot, near Rio de Janeiro, comfort matters, too. “The feeling is great the naturist welfare. It’s a relief not to have clothes pressing any body part.”

Portuguese Naturist prefer Spain

The number of naturists in Portugal is increasing, but supply of services and infrastructure does not follow this trend, prompting many tourists to opt for Spain and other European countries, accuses the Portuguese Naturist Federation. “Compared to last year, we have more subscribers naturists”, but the hotel supply and other specific services is scarce, told Lusa the president of the Portuguese Naturist Federation, Rui Martins. Despite the beautiful beaches and landscapes, Portugal “has no known, or wanted to invest in infrastructure that might entice some 20 million Europeans and 40 million Americans naturists,” laments the Federation.

Estimates of the International Naturist Federation indicate that these tourists spend an average of thousand euros on holiday, which represents a considerable economic potential. Given the lack of conditions, many choose to enjoy Portuguese holiday in Spain, where “there are hotels, ‘resorts’, campsites and a large amount of infrastructure naturists”, says the head of the Federation, Rui Martins. As for supply in Portugal is still lower than last year.

One of the two existing parks fully naturist (Fifth of Olives in Oliveira do Hospital) is in danger of closing due to the imposition of rules such as the separation of showers. “This may be necessary in other campsites, but we naturists makes no sense. In no European country does this happen,” said Rui Martins. The only gym Portuguese Naturist also closed doors and the pool of Penha de France, in Lisbon, no longer has time naturists at the end of last year. Federation president hopes, however, that the Board of Lisbon is available to start over with a new schedule starting in October. The development of naturist tourism is one of the themes highlighted in the III Iberian Meeting of naturism, which takes place between 13 and August 18 in Mount naturist “The Baron”

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The Naked Office

The Naked Office (pic: Virgin 1)

 

SOMEONE must have thought this had potential because after a one-off last July it’s back for a full series. If we can get naked in front of our colleagues, argues behavioural change expert Seven Suphi, we can do anything.

Tonight organic fruit and veg delivery company The Farmshed is in need of team-building advice. But the Wigan workforce isn’t bowled over by Suphi’s plans to peel off. Office admin assistant Eileen has only been in the job two weeks – did they tell her what they had in mind at the interview?

Tantrums and tears follow – and a fair amount of innuendo. Plummeting temperatures hardly help.

But when Eileen reveals her alter ego almost everyone is inspired. Almost.

Possibly mindful of claims about exploiting women, the camera is, for once, more interested in men. Glamorous Suphi stays clothed throughout, of course.

Naked on the London underground.

It was a cheeky and unexpected sight that greeted commuters as they boarded a Tube into work. But the four naked men and women certainly livened up the usually dull journey for many people  attracting gasps from stunned workers. Carrying handbags or briefcases to cover their modesty  and wearing shoes the nudes travelled on escalators and rode in the carriages as though their lack of suitable attire was completely normal.

But, rather than trying to start a new trend on the London Underground, the group were promoting a TV series which sees staff at struggling businesses helping to turn their company around.

Steven Suphi, behaviour change specialist and leadership guru, believes stripping off in the office will help boost employees’ confidence and develop trust. I believe this extreme process will help them push their boundaries and become a close team that trust each other enough to get naked together.The nudes were publicising tomorrow’s episode of the new six-part series The Naked Office being screened on Virgin.

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The Nudist on climate change

Today naturism form an essential part of society.

Many live freely, enjoying the harmony of your body with nature. The truth is that nudism is not only good for their own welfare, but also for the environment. Why not join the nudist movement and help fight the growing climate change?

But how can it be good for the simple fact of nature walking naked through the world? First we should take into account the huge expense of energy they consume the air conditioners. When the thermometer rises nonstop for many there is only one solution: turn the air conditioning. But nobody cares about the huge expense of energy and electricity produced to enjoy a few hours of fresh air. Instead, the nudists are aware of this high consumption and simply take off the clothes. Thus, in addition to feel much more free, also refresh. How else can save you getting naked?

Less washing machines, dryers, etc.. Certainly you can well imagine the energy savings that produce this behavior. Just to get an idea, here are some figures: a normal washer spends 60 minutes each wash about 100 gallons of water and 2 kWh of energy. If we assume each household in the long run we will be speechless.

It is no accident that the nude is also known as naturism. The nudists are more conscious about the environment, since they live and discover the nature otherwise. Walking naked through the woods, walking the beaches or go for a bike most beautiful landscapes – and all without clothes – are indescribable experiences that awaken the responsibility to the environment.

“Naughty is you have to be stripped of culture. It has no way when the going gets tough.

Without clothes, without health, without home, everything is so immoral. The belly is naked it is a national shame.

 Naked everybody likes everybody wants; everyone is naked, everyone is. “

 Today naturism form an essential part of society. Many live freely, enjoying the harmony of your body with nature. The truth is that nudism is not only good for their own welfare, but also for the environment. Why not join the nudist movement and help fight the growing climate change?

But how can it be good for the simple fact of nature walking naked through the world? First we should take into account the huge expense of energy they consume the air conditioners. When the thermometer rises nonstop for many there is only one solution: turn the air conditioning. But nobody cares about the huge expense of energy and electricity produced to enjoy a few hours of fresh air. Instead, the nudists are aware of this high consumption and simply take off the clothes. Thus, in addition to feel much more free, also refresh. How else can save you getting naked?

Less washing machines, dryers, etc.. Certainly you can well imagine the energy savings that produce this behavior. Just to get an idea, here are some figures: a normal washer spends 60 minutes each wash about 100 gallons of water and 2 kWh of energy. If we assume each household in the long run we will be speechless.

It is no accident that the nude is also known as naturism. The nudists are more conscious about the environment, since they live and discover the nature otherwise. Walking naked through the woods, walking the beaches or go for a bike most beautiful landscapes – and all without clothes – are indescribable experiences that awaken the responsibility to the environment.

 “Naughty is you have to be stripped of culture. It has no way when the going gets tough.

Without clothes, without health, without home, everything is so immoral. The belly is naked it is a national shame.

 Naked everybody likes everybody wants; everyone is naked, everyone is. “

Today naturism form an essential part of society. Many live freely, enjoying the harmony of your body with nature. The truth is that nudism is not only good for their own welfare, but also for the environment. Why not join the nudist movement and help fight the growing climate change?

 

But how can it be good for the simple fact of nature walking naked through the world? First we should take into account the huge expense of energy they consume the air conditioners. When the thermometer rises nonstop for many there is only one solution: turn the air conditioning. But nobody cares about the huge expense of energy and electricity produced to enjoy a few hours of fresh air. Instead, the nudists are aware of this high consumption and simply take off the clothes. Thus, in addition to feel much more free, also refresh. How else can save you getting naked?

 Less washing machines, dryers, etc.. Certainly you can well imagine the energy savings that produce this behavior. Just to get an idea, here are some figures: a normal washer spends 60 minutes each wash about 100 gallons of water and 2 kWh of energy. If we assume each household in the long run we will be speechless.

It is no accident that the nude is also known as naturism. The nudists are more conscious about the environment, since they live and discover the nature otherwise. Walking naked through the woods, walking the beaches or go for a bike most beautiful landscapes – and all without clothes – are indescribable experiences that awaken the responsibility to the environment.

“Naughty is you have to be stripped of culture. It has no way when the going gets tough.

Without clothes, without health, without home, everything is so immoral. The belly is naked it is a national shame.

Naked everybody likes everybody wants; everyone is naked, everyone is. “

 

Nudism is synonymous with prejudice?

The afternoon is magnificent.

The sun shines and radiates throughout the extensive beach. Aimed at a nudist beach, calm reigns and sound waves. People expose the naked body to strong sunlight.

For those who advocate the natural habits, this is an image that exudes welfare. Rather than stripping the clothes, practicing nudist would be synonymous with stripping prejudices. But not quite. Who loves the rides’ tail aimlessly ‘beaches also like to criticize their colleagues’ rabiosques summer.

Ellen Woodall, an anthropologist at the University of Florida, USA, studied the behavior of the beautiful nudist beaches of Miami. The analysis revealed that people tend to have a behavior similar to what’s on the day to day. Sexual problems, social, gossip about weight, sagging and increase the ‘personal gifts “are the delight of the conversations among nudists.

With or without clothes, the topics of matter are the same. “The nudists always consider themselves progressives, but the practice of nudism failed to proclaim the ideal that everyone is treated equally, regardless of social position or body shape”, criticizes the researcher.

In fact, over 15 years of practice of nudism, says Ellen is a true connoisseur of the medium. For this particular study, the anthropologist worked in a nudist park for two summers.

In practice, Ellen found a bit of everything. “I watched the formation of cliques, or men who said they enjoyed with the obesity of certain women, women who mocked the size of sexual organs of a man, sexual comments and sexual harassment – all activities that could be witnessed in society.

Ellen presents this work as a study, but the conclusions seem pure critical values touted by naturists. According to the author, nudism has evolved since the 20s, the United States, when the parks appeared as a reciprocating motion which yielded annually about 400 million dollars.

Despite his desire to open social nudism also started to apply the same social rules and social discrimination in everyday life. According to the author, most practitioners are white, middle class and well educated. “The participants are not a representation of the entire American society ‘, ensures the researcher. He concludes: “People practice nudism because they consider a release, but the movement is fairly based on tradition.”

The fashion is to work naked

Nude team works to develop closer links and raising moral

Employees of a company in England came to a very unusual solution to cure the crisis in the sector and strengthen ties. All agreed to follow the guidance of a psychologist who advised the team to work every Friday, naked.

David Taylor said it would take away the clothes, the officials would be more honest and would be a more open relationship with each other. The main objective was to raise the morale of employees after the company cut staff after the financial crisis. The day chosen to begin work was Friday, which came to be called Naked Friday (Friday Naked).

The day of the naked in the office was filmed and turned into a documentary. The TV show is called “Naked Office” and will air on July 9 on cable in the UK.

Naturism

“The Naturism is a way of life in harmony with nature, characterized by the practice of nudity legal in order to promote respect for oneself, respect for others and the environment.”

Naturism promotes body acceptance as it is, accepting the physical shape without the use of ideal models, and understanding that the time write in the body throughout life.

Simply put, naturism is the practice of nudity in a social environment.

Why be nude?
  
And why not be?
  
Why wear clothes to swim when we do not use clothes to bathe?
Naturists are not against the use of clothing, are in favor of using clothes only when appropriate. Being naked is well aware. It makes people feel free. Deliver us artificial inhibitions imposed on us when we are born.

What are the benefits?

Some benefits of nudity:
-It is healthy, the sun in moderate doses it relieves us of stress and provides us with vitamin D.
Well-known. How do you feel about tight clothes on a torrid days? And the fact-of-bath full of sand on the beach?
Self-esteem. The nudity helps us to be more open and aceitarmo us as we are, without feeling inferior to supermodels that we saw in the TV ads. It makes us a stronger person and more confident.
Acceptance. All are accepted as they are, whether fat, thin, have a disability, purple hair, a tattoo, a piercing … everyone is different and all are accepted.
-It is cheap!
-And as a bonus … unmarked fact-Bathroom!

The nudity is not offensive?

Naturists, of course, do not feel offended by nudity. And the others?
Some people find nudity offensive, but in most cases before the nudity are just embarrassed and confused. In a free society people should be free to do whatever they want, provided there is no harm to others. It is difficult to understand that looking at the human body may harm anyone.

Naturism’s popularity

In Winnipeg, Ray and Sue Ryynanen, who are the owners of the land where the Crocus Grove Sun Club resides, decided to turn it into a textile campground and rename the property as Sandhill Pines. The media naturally jumped to the conclusion (with the recent stories about the closing of Glen Echo) that naturism in Canada was on the decline. This resulted in some press coverage for Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park because we are an exception to that conclusion. The Crocus Grove Sun Club is also disagreeing with that inference. They are actively looking for a new property.

The Canadian Press did a story that was picked up by a number of newspapers and radio stations. For example, it was picked up by CTV,  the Winnipeg Free Press, and the Winnipeg Sun.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: naturism is clearly not shrinking. Bare Oaks is now getting close to 500 members. That’s almost 4 times the membership from 3 years ago!  

And there’s a lot more room for growth. A 1999 survey commissioned by the Federation of Canadian Naturists determined that 8.9% of Canadians were interested in naturism. The Ontario Government estimates that the 2010 population of the GTA – Greater Toronto Area (Toronto, Durham, Halton, Peel, & York) is 6,197,190. We could also easily add Simcoe & Kawartha Lakes in our market area. In fact, we have members who live even further away than that. But for the sake of our calculation, let’s limit ourselves to the GTA definition. At 8.9%, we therefore conclude that 551,550 people in the GTA are interested in naturism. Even if we assume a huge margin of error in the survey (which is unlikely) and the number is actually 100,000, we still have more than enough business to overwhelm Bare Oaks. Clearly we need more naturist clubs not less.

Interestingly, a very recent poll in Australia also showed that interest in naturism is growing.

So why are clubs closing? I see many reasons. There are clubs that haven’t changed their services and amenities since the 1970s. Sometimes clubs have been so poorly run as businesses that nobody wants to take them over when the owners want to retire. In some cases, members and visitors have put up with such a lack of amenities and such poor service that they have given up. I have also seen clubs that have lost the passion for naturism which has, in turn, made their existence irrelevant. And far too often, naturist clubs have done a deplorable job of marketing themselves.

Her grandparents were naked

Devoid of prejudice, nudist magazines of the ’50s promoted naturism in Brazil.

In the 50’s, doctors, journalists and generals have tried to bring the nudist camps of Europe to our shores and also to pages of magazines. A decade before the sexual revolution, they experienced firsthand the prejudice against the defense of a more open relationship with the body

Walking naked in the house since completing eight years old, already far in 1945, was not enough to bother the parents of the future journalist and biologist carioca Paulo Pereira da Silva. The patriarch was in fact an austere colonel of the Brazilian army, but never called the mania of the only child. Only the grandmother complained: “Boy, put shorts or you’ll catch cold.” But the blond kid was not even there. Even before the visits, went to the show with the chick for the most natural. “Like the Indian,” he recalls.

At 14 years old in 1951, he could be considered a privileged: his uncle Jorge Luiz, realizing his mania and the arrival of adolescence, began to supply him with copies of the hidden countered revised Health and nudism. The intention was to give the boy what one might call “challenging.” A rare thing at that time. Masturbation was not only a very grave sin, according to church. The psychiatrists classified as a harmful “addiction of imagination and books have been written condemning the practice. Anyone wishing to relieve sexual tension in the solitude of the room or bathroom or memorizing the neck and thighs of some muse in movies or ads resorted to modest underwear brands Valisère and Vivian in the journals that the mother bought – The cicada, Journal of women or, especially, the Annual Ladies

But it was not only the eroticism of the naked girls and nudists Health that attracted him. The boy had heard of Dora Vivacqua, Luz del Fuego, a young upper-class mining-turned-dancer and had shocked the country by creating, on September 7, 1949, the Naturalist Brazilian Party (GNP), which advocated the creation public spaces where families could walk naked in a quest for harmony with nature. Payne went on to read the articles the magazine published, especially Daniel de Brito Filho, who became his close friend. And his life since then, it would be punctuated by an endless struggle to establish areas of nudism in Brazil. And so he would arrive in 2009, to 72 years