Month: September 2012

What flavor smoothy?

On a recent forum I follow someone suggested a standard for what it means for a nudist to call themselves a smoothy. No no the fleshing summer drink. The exclusive smooth club. A smooth nudist should be someone who enjoys having its entire body silky smooth from nose to toes. The only place I have hair it is on my head including my eyebrows and NOWHERE ELSE. For the uninitiated this refers to the removal of body hair to varying degrees by some nudists. It should be stated at the outset that nudists are not the only ones who shave or remove bodily hair. Truth most people nudist or not remove some amounts of body hair. Traditionally many men shave their faces, and women have done the same with legs and underarms. This being said nudists are by no means monolithic on the issues. Many natural living nudists believe that shaving goes against the values having the body being naturally nude. In recent years the practice of genital hair removal has grown in society. Many …

Originally posted on Small Black Flowers That Grow in the Sky:
(Oliver-based title pun, ‘cos the production currently at Newcastle Theatre Royal is very worth seeing. But I digress). Okay, so this morning, I got up at half-past four and jumped in the North Sea with no clothes on. As I’m now home and dry (literally), have caught up on some sleep, and the feeling has come back to my extremities, I can now tell the full dramatic story – including why I would do such a thing, and whether or not it was good for me. It was a few months ago when I first heard that it was happening, through Facebook. My intial reaction was “You’ll never get me doing that”. Then I was a maybe. Then a definite yes. But why, I hear you all ask, would you want to get up at daft o’clock on a weekend, take off every stitch of clothing, and go swimming in some bloody freezing water? It’s a fair question. One, I like my weekend lie-ins.…

Britain’s first nudist beach was first sanctioned 25 years ago so…

Britain's first nudist beach was sanctioned 25 years ago. So why are we still so buttoned up? Katy Guest strips off to canvass opinion on the shingle However, when you get used to it there's something strangely comforting about nobody having any clothes on. Nakedness is a great leveller. For all we knew, the hairy chap by the water with the alarmingly shiny testicles could have been a prince, but without your clothes on, nobody knows and nobody can judge. You could be anyone.