Painted Ladies (and Gentlemen)

The Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society

NYBPD2-31Last year was the first NYC Bodypainting Day, an event where dozens of models met up with dozens of artists, flown in from all over the country and all over the world, to paint on human canvases in public. It was such a success that this year it more than doubled in size, with over 100 models of all shapes and sizes, genders, races, colors, ages, physical abilities, and other attributes all getting naked together on a beautiful East Side street a few blocks from the United Nations, to get painted head-to-toe under the sun.

Needless to say, we were happy to be part of the fun, with several of our members (and a few long-time friends of the family) contributing their bodies to the general celebration.

And what an absolute joy it was! Even with hundreds of onlookers and a police presence (protective of us, but still), nothing could dampen the enthusiasm of…

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4 ways to explain to friends and family why you are a #nudist

Naked and Happy

For many nudists, nudism is either a lonely activity or a hidden one. A lot of nudists go to the nude beach or to nudist resorts, without telling their friends or their family. They refrain taking pictures of themselves to avoid disclosing their sheer joy of being naked socially. While I believe it’s truly important to be accepted as who you really are, I understand the fear of consequences of disclosing you are a nudist. Here are four ways that I find useful to explain nudism and why you are a nudist. This complements my post on 10 reasons why I am a nudist.

  1. Use the International Naturist Federation definition: “Naturism is a way of life in harmony with nature, expressed through social nudity, linked to self-respect, tolerance of differing views together with respect for the environment”. Naturism is shared by millions of people worldwide and there’s nothing wrong…

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Taking the Plunge

The Naked Truth continues...


All the preposterous nonsense that follows nudity most of the time, is generated by the self perpetuating media, who really in all honesty, like to see themselves elevated to the moral high ground. Time after time however comments or complaints shoot down the medias point of view as being irrelevant and most of the time ineffectual.
It was good to read mind you in a local newspaper recently just before the Chelmsford WNBR the words.
” Contrary to popular belief, it is not illegal to be naked in a public place ” Then of course the editor got out the black marker pen and the pixelating machine and suitably covered up “all that thou must not see ” but at least I suppose its a start.


With the good weather continuing on from June the chance to go walking from time to time has come about albeit clothed and without my…

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Naked Body Aware Does Not Equal Naturist

Naked Imp

Summer is upon us. And as ever I start to wonder where all the people I want to hang out with naked, are.

Even though I am too old for the YBN, I don’t consider myself old by any stretch of the imagination. And this year it has dawned on me where all the naturists in their 20S, 30s and 40s are. They don’t exist. I don’t think anyone in these age groups truly classes themselves as a ‘naturist’ any more. Naturism in its truest form is the territory of the retired. Which is why it is dying out.

Let me explain. Retired naturists probably have their own homes, have access to a holiday home or at least a caravan or rent one at a Sun Club, and can arrange trips out adhock as soon as the weather shows promising signs. Retired naturists also have the disposable income for expensive…

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