– The best people to comment on UK documentary, “The Naked Village,” would be people who are active in the UK naturist scene. Two bloggers have come through for us with http://x-nudists.com/index.php/2016/05/07/quickly-before-i-could-think-again-and-change-my-mind-i-stripped/ and ideas on the naturist movement. Emma James is a member of the featured club, Spielplatz, and was in the documentary herself. Sheposted her thoughts on her blog.
And then there’s this thoughtful review by the Bare Weatherman blogger, who also volunteers with British Naturism. Both of them discuss what James calls a “worn-out rendition” of a naturist club as a disintegrating retirement home that is outdated in the 21st century. Unclothed Weatherman focuses on how BN isn’t doing enough revive naturism, and clubs are not being honest about what they actually desire.
Naked News Reports
– Sixteen things I learned at the naked German watering place- This is a adorable, tongue-in-cheek list from a newbie standpoint. The only thing that is a bit off is #9. This is a standard misconception about naturism that Nudie Lee once covered. For the most part, social nudity or a naked health spa isn’t going to cause a decline in one’s sex life that leads to a demand for more kink. It’s considerably more likely that Germans simply don’t have as many hang ups about expressing their sexual desires.
– Ragen Chastain runs a fantastic site called “Dances With Fat.” In a recent post, she addresses body dissatisfaction and being naked. An excerpt:
We have all been force fed just one thought of what a lovely nude body is and that thought is a complete and absolute lie, and we do not have to continue to believe it.
There will be people who, for whatever reason, cannot appreciate your unique attractiveness be you clothed or nude. That’s their dilemma, not yours. It does not make you any less wonderful, it just makes them unworthy of you.
– BuzzFeed posted a report on the most notorious body shaming seconds of 2014. It ain’t quite, but what’s great is the backlash that erupted after many of them. People aren’t bearing this sort of crap anymore. Here’s to a more body positive 2015!
– As mentioned not only practice arbitrary censorship, but WOn’t acknowledge particular kinds of art if it’s nudity, or components of sexuality or http://modestperson.com/views/there-was-a-water-park-theme-park-that-i-used-to-attend-many-years-ago.php in it. For instance, Facebook officially lets nude paintings but not nude photography (watch out if your painting resembles a picture). Chet Kresniak (Nudiarist) had his bare paintings FB page taken down at least 5 times. (He finally gave up on having the page.) So how do artists deal with this? Liz Raiss at The Fader requested 6 creatives to share their perspective on social media and censorship, and they were spot on. Additionally they have to re create reports, and a few are on the 5th or 6th Instagram report. Such patience for a platform that stifles creative expression. Writer Karley Sciortino said,
– Many social networks in a previous NNR, artist Megumi Igarashi was arrested again on obscenity charges earlier this month. Now she’s been indicted on these charges and was set in detention for fear she’d destroy evidence. If convicted, she “could face up to two years behind bars and a fine of ?2.5 million.” Ouch. Her attorneys will continue to plead not guilty. Japan has crazy obscenity laws that promote body phobia. Japanese pornography can not even reveal any genitals (it is fairly strange). [Japan Times]
“It’s so scary when there’s no nuance, where the nude form of the body is handled as porn. That, to me, feels scary and unsophisticated. I think that we can draw lines between what’s porn and what isn’t. It’s as if these platforms do not need to make moral judgments about what is good or bad, what’s porn or not pornbut they certainly do make these judgments. When they censor female pubic hair or select not to take down hate speech, those are moral judgments.”
– Is it alright to be nude before your children? And if so, at what age does it cease being ok? There is a plethora of articles, blog posts and specialists addressing these questions. The response is really quite easy, and here’s one article that sums it up. But expected to America’s pedophilia paranoia and attachment to body shame, this becomes a divisive issue. Blogger Rita Templeton wrote a wonderful blog post, “Why I want my sons to see me nude,” and her HuffPost Live clip interview is embedded in the aforementioned article.
Tomorrow (Monday) at 1pm EST, I (along with Rita and a few others) will maintain a 25-minute HuffPost Live segment to discuss the parental nudity question! You can watch it live or stream it later.
Me as a toddler at Rock Lodge Club
You are able to see my preceding HuffPost Live segment about growing up as a naturist on our FKK in the News page.
– We made a new clip about NYC Body Painting Day!
Oldie But Goodies
– Since we are on the topic of kids and parental nudity, here’s an article by Mark Storey that offers an extensive overview of studies and literature about it. We also provide an post on our site reviewing the pertinent research studies.
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Naked News Round Up by felicity Jones For -Young Naturists & Naturists America
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