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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Beautiful Body Book Project 2013

Join The Movement Of Women Around The World Reshaping Body Image & Sharing Your Stories:

www.ABeautifulBodyProject.com - Jade Beall

This video is dedicated to all women, everywhere. YOU are irreplaceably beautiful. The project is dedicated to images that are not digitally altered, and shed light on the journey of women around the world to find beauty in themselves, to find self-confidence. It's time.

Volume 1 will specifically be photographs of mothers by Jade Beall and essays from each mother.

Find the music from this video by my sister Sapphire Bell here: www.SapphireBell.com

For more information please visit www.ABeautifulBodyProject.com

See video below:

Saturday, November 23, 2013

South Korea considers first nudist beach

The idea was put forward by the East Sea-Rim Headquarters (ESRH) - a department of the government in the eastern province of Gangwon - but is already receiving protests from the public, officials said on Wednesday.

The proposal envisages opening a nudist area by 2017 to attract more foreign visitors to a province known for its sandy beaches.

"We see this project as part of our efforts to promote tourism," an ESRH official said.

Despite its rapid modernisation, South Korea remains a largely conservative country and the official said the plan would need the approval of local residents.

Reblog from Travel

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Nudist interview

True nudist interview with Katrina Rainsong

"I have just viewed this wonderful interview with Katrina Rainsong – who is a nude yoga teacher and a naturist – and wanted to share it with you. I have made some kind of a transcript of the video. You can either read the text or view the video. I hope you enjoy it.
The interview starts with"


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Report from the 32nd INF-EuNat Pétanque tournament at CHM Montalivet in France from the 13 until 15-09-2013

This year’s INF-EuNat 32nd Petanque Tournament was held on the site of CHM Montalivet in France, with the committee as well as members of the Association NACA and the Association of Naturist Friends of Montalivet working together to ensure a wonderful weekend of sport.

Competitors and supporters where spread around this large site, with part of the first day being locate your teams! Once the welcome drink on the Friday evening had taken place everyone soon quickly located friends old and new for this popular competition. We had 8 different countries knowing each other very well because they are waiting impatiently every year for this event to happen. Then the flags from United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Germany Switzerland and Luxembourg appeared. So, a total of 251 players and visitors. Some people decorated their tents and caravans with flags and bunting, helping us all to identify were we all where.

The games were declared open by the representative of EuNat Jim Russell Sports Officer and a welcome speech by Peter Brandner and the umpire. Then with a blow of the whistle the tournament was on. AS the morning play was going so well, no-one could have foretold the dread rainfall which happened in the afternoon, when play was not possible due to the heavy downfall. Following a meeting of the responsible coaches it was agreed to postpone play for the rest of the day and begin again early the next day. On waking what a delight to find some warm sun appearing from the clouded skies, once again play was on with an agreed 1 hour for lunch we quickly made up on lost time.

As the sun shone, it was pleasing to hear laughter, deep discussions and friendly banter around the playing areas. The final round was between France and the Netherlands, the home team was defeated by a young Netherlands team in a game that had competitors, supporters and onlookers holding their breath as some challenging shots were played on both sides. A match that will be remembered for a long time for its thrilling conclusion. So in 1ST place was Johan & Djamiila Vink (NFN) in 2nd Claude & Gislaine Pinaud (FFN) with the 3rd place taken by Gerard Ducoin & Viviane Roque (FFN). Within the consolation tournament 33rd place was Kurt & Kathe Dambacher (DFK) in 34th Silvio Reinhardt & Svenja Feddern (DFK); in 35thJan Paashuis & Ali Wijnstekers (NFN) and holding us all up was in 64thFrancesco Ferrant & Luisa Mussa FENAIT. This year’s results marks it as 4 years consecutively a team from the Netherlands have won the EuNat / INF-FNI Petanque Tournament. I think it must be the flat ground so often used to play in the Netherlands!

Last but not least, the management of the CHM offered a free one week holiday for 4 persons to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of the main tournament and to the 1st and the 2nd of the consolation tournament.

During the closing of this tournament all the trophies were handled to the winners, with all the players receiving two bottles of wine one red and one rose. This was quickly followed by the multiple of gifts being handed over to the organizer and site by the federations Sport Responsible and Presidents of the different countries that had taken part in the games.

Concerning the restaurants the food for the weekend was of a high standard with the Saturday Gala Dinner proving to be a great hit.

As the evening carried on we were entertained by a regional musical performance by the 21ST Century Funk; a group of 11 musicians who kept most of us dancing to the midnight hour.

I wish to pass on my thanks to everyone concerned in the organisation of this event. Another year of success, were we meet together played our games, remained overall in good spirit and experienced the delights of the Montalivet site.

At the time of writing this report we do have a Federation that as submitted a request to organize this event in 2014. When we have a date it will be sent out to the federations. I look forward with delight for the coming year’s event.
Jim Russell EuNat/ INF-FNI responsible of sports and leisure for Europe

INF Focus - October 2013


Federation Focus
October 2013


Naturist Events in Your Country?

A reminder to send details of events in your country so that we can include them in the INF event calendar. Send the name, date, location and other details of important events that are being held to naturism@inf-fni.org.


British Naturism and its 10,000 members very much welcome the decision by the Crown Estate to lift the ban on Naturism on their foreshore at Holkham Beach

A delegation of BN officials are meeting with the Crown Estate and other interested parties later this month and we are confident that by following best practice, any remaining problems can be resolved. That part of the beach has been used by naturists for as long as anyone can remember and we are working very hard to ensure it stays that way.

However, BN’s campaigns director, Malcolm Boura, said: “The land above mean high tide is owned by the Holkham Estate and we are asking naturists to respect that the ban still exists on this part of the beach.”

He added: “We are very pleased that Norfolk Constabulary stated in a recent letter to us that they ‘wholeheartedly acknowledge that Naturism is not an offence’."

The news that the ban was to be lifted was warmly welcomed at the British Naturism National Convention last weekend.
The Crown Estate’s reversal of the ban on Naturism on their section of the beach followed a BN campaign. Commercial Sales Manager Andrew Welch said: “This once again emphasises how important it is that the many millions of Britons who enjoy naturism should join their national organisation, which fights to protect and promote the rights of people to enjoy a harmless and entirely legal leisure activity.”










34th INF Congress
Sept. 11-14, 2014
Lough Allen Hotel & Spa
Drumshanbo Co Leitrim
Ireland

Reminders

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The INF Celebrates its 60th Anniversary at the CHM Montalivet
 
Speeches at the INF monumentFrom September 20th to 22nd, the INF celebrated its 60th Anniversary at its birthplace, the Centre Helio Marin de Montalivet in France. Celebrations of the formation of the INF appear to have been held every 20 years as a commemorative plaque was affixed to the INF monument at the CHM Montalivet for the 20th, 40th, and now 60th anniversaries. In addition to speeches by some of the dignitaries in attendance, several of the federations presented the INF with gifts in honour of this momentous event.



The gifts from the federations

Belgium: A collection of delicious Belgian beers from the country that takes pride in craft brewing. Denmark: A charming painting illustrating the pure pleasure of swimming nude.

Germany: A wonderful composition created for the 60th anniversary of the INF and titled "Naturist young family with a child". It is by the talented, young artist and designer, Elke Strauch from Holzwickede/NRW. UK: A lovely cut Crystal with a dedication by the President of BN, Angela Russell.

Italy: A beautifully framed certificate honouring the 60th anniversary of the INF. France: Small signs announcing naturism at Montalivet. Each member of the INF present was given one.

Luxembourg: A portrait of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, a wonderful book that provides a portrait of Luxembourg Luxembourg: a beautiful Crystal Swan by Swarovski.

Netherlands: An exquisite set of mugs decorated by artist Alie Kruse-Kolk. Her paintings are in warm, compelling colors in a play of light and shadow, whose atmosphere is reflected in exuberant colors. She paints as she is herself: direct and powerful, always looking for the core of things by simplifying its complexity.




Norway: Naken – naturligvis, Naken – naturligvis, a fascinating book on the 50 anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian Federation with a chronicle of the past 50 years. Portugal: A great illustration by the young architect Barbara Bernardo. It represents the walk and work that all naturists have been made since 1953 with the INF journey from Montalivet (1953) to Montalivet (2013) Also represented is the FPN (Portugal) journey to their best known official naturist beach, Meco Beach, a place where thousands of naturist meet in the summer.

Portugal: A great illustration by the young architect Barbara Bernardo. It represents the walk and work that all naturists have been made since 1953 with the INF journey from Montalivet (1953) to Montalivet (2013)  Also represented is the FPN (Portugal) journey to their best known official naturist beach, Meco Beach, a place where thousands of naturist meet in the summer. Slovenia: A superb and unique watch handmade by the Slovenian artist Polona Kovacic; registered under no. 7754-05\/13.
 











Sweeden: Geliebtes Schweden – Wunderbare Natur & Gutes Essen, a delightful book that take you through a journey through Sweden including traditional dishes.


Spain: A collection of delicious red wines from the region to Madrid. (no image)









Hungary: A charming painting from the artists’ workshop organized each year by Janos Sandor for sculptors, painters and jewelry designers.




Speech of the President of the INF

Dear friends of naturism,
 
Today we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the INF. This gives us the opportunity to look at the past. Above all we have the possibility to look ahead of us. Therefore I would like to describe the voyage of INF through the decades also as a cruise. Finally, experiencing naturist cruises over the oceans currently is „in vogue“ for naturists. Historical sites and events would be chosen as excursions on land.
 
The captain of the ship, in the case of the INF a female captain, always also needs a well working crew, otherwise the cruise ship sooner or later will set on sand. Therefore it is important to say thanks for the past as well as to encourage each other for the present time and the future.
 
Of course helmsman and sailor men are joining me on the bridge deck. Similar wise we in the INF Committees manage to direct the destinies of INF across all national borders as well as all language barriers. But it also depends on the crew at the front lines of our cruise. For this reason it is important that the national federations give their input for the international work, so that we not only are taken seriously as enthusiastic naturist people, but also be able to give a fresh impetus. As it happens to each cruise, also we at the INF have survived some storms. The most important point: With all these damages we did not have any leaks in our ship, but we remained safe and sound.
 
Port of departure was Montalivet. That’s why we are now together here, with our French friends of nudity. Here we can be as we want to be. Here we can think over how we can make our naturist movement more vivid and colourful. It has not only been that our predecessors in 1953 thought about what sense an international alliance can make. Already right at the start of the movement the INF Membership card has been a fix element. When today I think about, that on hand of this card INF naturists may get deductions at commercial naturist sites, then for me the question also comes of course, whether this should be the only purpose?
 
When we want to be guest at associations (also border crossing) the INF licence also opens doors to many naturist club sites. Could the INF Membership today rather be part of a naturist normality, no?
 
Let’s dare right away to make a long passage over the large ocean to America. There, already in 1958, naturists have had successes in relation to publicity works for the naturist movement. The INF Chronicle mentions: „For nearly 20 years a fight is going on in the USA to be able to publish naturist magazines with non-retouched photographs.” In the present days this also legally run dispute seems to be anachronistic. Countless magazines and even more publicity posters are decorated by men and even more ladies in scarce cloths, respectively in the splendour of Adam and Eve. The attractiveness of these publications appears at such a pronounced level that the naturist magazines nowadays disappear into insignificance. There are no differences between the naturist federations on the American or European continent.
 
This fact leads to the tasks we, as naturist enthusiasts must face, meanwhile I think that people of the modern times do not need any naturist clubs or naturist federations to undress. They wander to the beaches and riversides to take off swimsuits and bikinis. For them it is no problem to use public space to this. So the questions remains, what can naturist clubs and naturist federations offer in order to keep people tied with them? What in fact is the real benefit of our living movement?
 
On the other hand we have to think about our own presentation. Many of us still face difficulties with the modern media and the social networks. They are not the solution to anything, yet they seem to be indispensable to get the young and middle generation tied to us. The speed of the social networks, for example, cannot be beaten. There are many naturist events which are arranged short term via Facebook or Doodle. It appears we have a lot to catch up with the regular media, too. The fact that, for example, Internet seems to make printed publications unnecessary, requires our creativity so that we could maybe shake off the image of club magazines. Would it not be a great idea if one day the naturist magazines could also be found in the libraries at railway stations?
 
Let’s the excursion on the American content take its end at this moment. The cruise ship has set course again to the European continent. In 1962 the INF Congress at Hanover took place with delegations of 16 nations and with about 3000 guests. Incredible, if we imagine that the 60th anniversary at this moment takes place with delegations from 19 nations and 60 guests. State ministers and mayors gave the honour to make their welcome speeches at the INF Congresses. What is this presence looking like today?
 
Times are changing, and so does the naturist movement. But what has changed that the importance of the INF and the national federations has decreased at such an extend? It is not possible to give clear answers just like that. At Hanover, in 1962, thoughts were made, whether religiosity is an issue for the naturist movement. Word-to-word: “Here the human being, acting out from the religious depth to cope with his life, becomes the model. Naturism is a philosophy of life, which aims to eliminate the unessential, the worthless and the hollow appearance.” It sounds strong that the naturist movement thinks about such kind of contents. When beginning October the 100th recurrence of the meeting of the free youth unions (the German naturist youth group “deutsche fkk-jugend e.V.” also is member of it) will be celebrated at the “Hohen Meißner“ in proximity of Kassel in Germany, there will also be memories of substantive disputes about the youth movement and the life reform, who wanted to protest against the development of time, by a life close to nature and a life in nudity.
 
In 1962 many federations had to fight about children. In Belgium, in South Africa and in Australia a „Prohibition of naturism on the issue of children“ had to be averted. I simply believe that we will make us more credible if we would return back to the contents again. Then we do not give any opportunities to our opponents to attack us on the prevailing conventions.
 
The cruise ship is about to move from the North Sea to the British Island. Actually something very special had happened there. In 1970 we offered an opportunity to the cartoonists to go for the naturism as we practise it. An Anglican priest participated at the opening of the 12th World Congress in Orpington (GB). The cartoonists presented the apparent contradiction of a buttoned Anglican priest and the frank naked people in varied ways. During this meeting the reciprocity of the organized and non-organized naturists became very clear.”
 
Of course the cruise ship did not stop at the British jetty. In 1978, however, it returned to the vicinity of Portsmouth. Here the delegates of the INF world tourism discussed the naturist holidays. „The great mass of unorganized and the small group of organized naturists must coexist and must support each other…” one can read. When today we think about nude hiking, this is becoming obvious. Many clubs sceptically observe this new trendy sport. The naturist everyday life proves that nude hiking is experiencing a strong popularity. That nude hiking also produces positive news in press, whilst not omitting seriousness, turns this trendy sport into an venture to be taken seriously.
 
From the Atlantic the cruise ship takes its course to the Mediterranean Sea, to find the way to the site of„Costa Natura“, close to Málaga in Spain. There the issue was the „Future of the organized Naturism“. Yes, 30 year ago we had the same question mark in our eyes, just like today. That the clubs and the federations should perceive this task as the mainspring of the naturism, could also be the message of Montalivet today, couldn’t it?
 
Somehow the number of passengers during the 90ties decreased. The importance of the INF was minimized. Much revolved about money and also about posts. There have always been a lot of human contacts. This has also always been the sympathetic part of it and this will remain so. Human contacts belong to the work in federations, at final end our clubs and federations live from people. Let’s just look how we can maintain the INF cruise ship on course and make the naturist movement more likely to get the majority. I, as captain, am ready for it. But I do need the crew on the bridge deck and at the ports where we stop.
 
It’s about time that the „old ones“ let go of the rudder and do not stick onto their chairs – the young people are the present and the future – especially in many federations, associations and clubs aging and the earlier or later extinction still is not being perceived as a problem, we should work on this...In this sense „To successful future decades“.


Sieglinde Ivo
 

Friday, November 15, 2013

7 Reasons Why Yogis Are Happier People

If yoga make people so happier...imagine what naked yoga can make for you.


Join naturist yoga classes in Lisbon and discover by yourself!

Article originally publish - link

Last year, an estimated one out of every ten adults reported being depressed. Can you guess the primary culprit?

Stress. In an age of having, doing, and multitasking, stress and stimulation are everywhere.

Most people never give themselves enough time to truly decompress and relax. Even when we go on vacations, there is often little relief from the demands of daily life, whether it’s work, family, or friends. There’s always a voicemail, text, or email message waiting to be answered. There’s always more that you feel like you need or want to do.

So how is it that in these days of nonstop information and stress that millions of people are not only finding stress-relief, but also reporting greater levels of peace, joy, and contentment in their lives?

They practice yoga, of course!

More and more studies are confirming what yogis have been claiming all along: Those who consistently practice yoga are consistently happier. Here’s why:

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Top 10 Misconceptions About Nudism

Do you agree with the next 10 Misconceptions About Nudism?
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Let Us know your opinion and new Misconceptions About Nudism from you
Just comment this article! 

Many people have found nudism a great resource for freedom and relaxation. However, nudism (what some also refer to as naturism) is also one of the most misunderstood lifestyles among the general population. Lets take some time to explore nudism and break through the misconceptions many have formulated over time about this exotic lifestyle. [JFrater: You won't believe how hard it was trying to find work-safe images for this list!]
10 - Sexual Acts 
Misconception: Nudist resorts and events are places of sexual activity.
This is the most untrue misconception about nudism. In fact, any place where true nudism is practiced, sexual activity, exhibitionism and voyeurism are strictly prohibited, and such conduct results in the offending participant being expelled from the grounds immediately, never to be allowed to re-enter. Sexual activity is not allowed any more in a nudist resort or event than any typical public setting, and the other members are even encouraged to report such conduct, if they see it, to the organizer or owner of the facility.

9 - Sexy 
Misconception: Nudism is sexually stimulating.
Many people, when they try nudism, find themselves surprised at the lack of sexual arousal they experience. Many men are even afraid of trying the lifestyle for fear of being visibly aroused. However, nudist facilities usually make it quite clear to men that this hardly ever happens, and to roll over or take a dip in the pool in the small chance that it does. At naturist resorts and events, participants find so many other activities to do and sights to see that arousal is the last thought to come to mind. Many nudists even forget that they, and the other people, are nude. People in a naturist setting actually find that they are less likely to be aroused there than at a beach or pool where people wear bathing suits, for bathing suits actually draw attention to the body parts they are supposed to hide.

8 -Hotties 
Misconception: Nudists have attractive bodies.
Again, a misconception. Nudists have all kinds of bodies; any kind, size or shape of body you see in day to day life. People who practice nudism come in all sorts of sizes, all sorts of ages and come from every imaginable walk of life. Many people worry about trying nudism because they are worried they are too fat, have a scar or just don’t look like a supermodel. Anyone is allowed in, and no one ever makes fun of anyone or comments about anyone’s body. Nudism is not a beauty contest.

7 - Adults Only 
Misconception: Nudism is for adults only
Nudism welcomes children and actually encourages families with young children to bring their kids. Children are the most enthusiastic nudists because they have not yet learned to feel shame about their own or others’ bodies, or to equate nudity with sex. Most venues even have play areas and activities set up for children. However, children are only allowed to enter if they are accompanied by their parents or legal guardians, and their parents, organizers and the other nudists are always on the lookout for anyone who would take advantage of children.

6 - Clothing 
Misconception: Nudists remain unclothed all the time
This misconception is the only one with some truth to it. Nudists remain unclothed any time when practical, but tend to dress when the weather becomes too cool or rainy, or if they are operating a barbecue or stove. Nudist children who are not toilet trained are required to wear swim shorts or a diaper in the pool. Likewise, in the winter, nudist resorts generally close and the resort owner arranges for events in an indoor setting, such as a swimming pool, gymnasium or sports facility. Nonetheless, anyone visiting a nudist venue is strongly encouraged to disrobe immediately, or soon after arriving, as a deterrent against voyeurs.

5 -Perverts 
Misconception: Nudists are perverts, weirdos and other sorts of sexually deviant people
Not true at all. In general, nudists are open, understanding and extremely friendly. The fact is, you probably don’t remember it, but there were days when you could scamper around the house in your birthday suit. The members that are older than young children are simply older or adult versions of those people. They tend to be understanding, open-minded and willing to listen to others’ thoughts, views and opinions. They are friendly and open to newcomers, and are typically repulsed at even the thought of pornography or sexual immorality.

4 - Asexuality 
Misconception: Nudists are asexual people
Some people think that by treating nudity as not so much a sexual thing, nudists deny human sexuality altogether. In fact, nudists do marry and reproduce, just like nature intended. They just don’t include their sexual activities in their lifestyle, as it wouldn’t be conducive to an innocent, family atmosphere, and would perpetuate the common misconception that all nudity is sexual. Nudists are sexual beings just like you and I, but they conduct their activities in private, in their bedrooms, between married partners only. [Image Source]

3 - Privacy 
Misconception: Nudists have no sense of privacy
Although nudists feel comfortable in the nude, they tend to be particularly shy of cameras and have aspects of their life they do not need the world to know. Just because someone is nude, one should not take that as a signal to treat their life like an open diary or take pictures as they please. In most naturist settings, photography is restricted or even prohibited and taking pictures of children (even innocent ones) is strictly forbidden, in order to deter voyeurs and molesters. Likewise, when a person becomes a nudist, the club keeps their information private, just like a person’s information is held confidential in any typical public place.

2 - Illegal
Misconception: Nudism is illegal
Some people think that nudist venues are a branch of some kind of black market, that they keep their lifestyles secret and unknown to law enforcement for fear of being arrested and prosecuted. While I cannot speak for every jurisdiction and area of land on the planet, in most places, laws do not strictly target nudism. In most countries, it is simply illegal to be nude in a public place, and law enforcement generally treats nudist venues as being exempt from that law as everyone who visits agrees to be nude, and the venue is kept out of public view. Many nudists advertise and communicate their lifestyle through the media, and law enforcement treats their lifestyle as a legitimate cause. Some nudists are even police officers, judges or lawyers themselves. However, there are a few jurisdictions where this misconception is a reality. Nudism is officially illegal in the state of Arkansas and in the countries of Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Sometimes, the police even make frivolous arrests, such as a crack down on a nude beach, or arresting typical parents who take innocent nude photos of their young children, but in these cases, the court usually sees reason and dismisses the charges as unlawful and unsubstantiated.

1 -Recent Innovation 
Misconception: Nudism is new and alien in the history of humankind
Humans began naked, both historically and biblically. Many believe that humans originally began to wear clothes as a means to keep warm. Then, over many millennia, clothes evolved to denote status and class. Clothes slowly evolved to the point where a body without clothes was taboo. However, if you visit the ancient cathedrals in England, you will see many innocent statues of undressed humans and many great artists, such as Renoir, Donatello and Michelangelo depicted nude subjects. Nudist clubs and resorts are relatively new in North America, a movement about a century old, but the swimsuit is also a new invention, prior to which people swam and used saunas in the nude. When the swimsuit was created about a century ago, it covered most of the body but has been gradually covering less of the body with time. If you put on your swimsuit today and went back in time a hundred years to a beach, you would probably get arrested, but go back two hundred years and people will wonder why you’re dressed at all.

Published by - David Hopkins February 23, 2011
In - http://listverse.com/2011/02/23/top-10-misconceptions-about-nudism/

Friday, November 8, 2013

The Right to Bare Breasts


Bare Breasts are not common in Portugal,  even in beach is rare, women prefer to join naturist beach for topless.

Women in Portugal does not talk about this subject or try to do it.

Give your opinion about Portuguese women and the Right to Bare Breasts in our society.

One of the things that make America great is its love its people have for fairness, freedom and equal rights. We’re all aware of what the Founding Fathers wrote about all men (this now includes women, too) being equal.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Meco Beach - Official Naturist Beach

Meco Official Naturist Beach is really popular by the Portuguese and well known internationally. This is not without a reason, this beach is really wonderful – it is located in the middle of a “Serra da Arrabida” natural park. The beach coast line is brilliant, the climate is perfect and the surrounding forest is well persevered. The beach is a mecca for surfers and nudists.

Getting there
Going from Lisbon it is a 40 km drive? Take the A2 South Highway, drive towards Sesimbra, turn right after Fernão Ferro to Alfarim. Turn right again to beaches, also known as “Praias” in Portuguese.
When you get to the parking lots, then leave your car before the beach. When at the beach turn left and get a nice full body tan anywhere after the first spring.

Facilities
There is bar and restaurant on the textile area of the beach.

Source

 Português


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Adegas Beach - Official Naturist Beach

 





Region: Vicentine Coast - Aljezur County

Location: The South Beach Odeceixe

Directions: Getting to the beach Odeceixe a 500m walk over the road to a car park, down a steep ramp to the beach access stairs. Alternatively, at low tide, you can walk from South Beach Odeceixe

Facilities: Lifeguard, with parking, bar in the textile beach Odeceixe

Comments: Fine sand

GPS:
N 37°26'15.57"
W 8°47'56.09"



Português

Source:
FPN
JPN
Naturismo: Roteiro de praias




Monday, November 4, 2013

Clothing Optional vs. Compulsory Nudity - Camp Full Monte (nsfw video)

An article with a point of view that we do understand but we do not agree.

And you, what do you prefer?

"We're not in the business of converting people to nudism."

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Discover the World of Nude Recreation

Remember as a young child...the seemingly endless days of summer; the sprinkler going in the backyard; off come your clothes; the squeals of delight as you run through the water; jumping in the puddles; the feel of water, sun and breeze on your bare skin; the innocent fun and pure joy?
Maybe now as an adult...you dress at the last minute before leaving home; enjoying the lasting warmth of the shower; the kiss of air against your skin; lingering for as long as possible; the blissful feeling of being free from entrapments and stress? 
Perhaps you have enjoyed a late night skinny-dip at the beach or taken advantage of a secluded spot at the river and gone for a quick swim or lie in the sun? 
If any of these brings a smile to your face or a nod of acknowledgement, then possibly you're ready to take the next step and discover the world of nude recreation.
The warmer weather is beginning. We're becoming more willing to step away from the soothing comfort of our heaters and wanting to soak up each and every ray the sun sends - getting even closer to those rays by stripping the layers of clothing back to bare skin. Yes, the time feels right for nude recreation to be front of our minds again. 
Over the next few weeks we are going to take you on a journey. We will explain what naturism and social nudity is about and what it could be for you; show you the benefits for your body and your mind; and answer some of your questions and hopefully address any concerns. 
So, if you're a new or "interested" naturist we hope to open up a new world to your minds - a world of respect and equality, of innocent joy and freedom. And if you're already a naturist, we hope you are reminded of just how wonderful your lifestyle is and you experience a renewed enthusiasm and delight.

So follow our blog - there will be another post in a couple of days - and discover the world of nude recreation.
There's all sorts of information on our website http://www.fpn.pt

Saturday, November 2, 2013

FINE ART PAINTING - 1


FINE ART PAINTING

Edgar Degas - Young Spartans Exercising [c.1860]

Plutarch writes of Lycurgus, the legislator of ancient Sparta, ordering Spartan girls to engage in wrestling contests; here they urge the boys to fight. An early work, probably begun about 1860. The painting was reworked several times, and numerous related drawings and studies survive, for example a study in oils in the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Although listed in the catalogue for the 1880 Impressionist exhibition, it was not shown and remained in the artist's studio until his death.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Naturism Background

According to online sources the word 'naturism' was used for the first time in 1778 by a French-speaking Belgian, Jean Baptiste Luc Planchon (1734–1781). The word was advocated as a means of improving the 'l’hygiène de vie' or 'natural style of life' and health.
The Portuguese Naturist Federation brings you information about the 'natural style of life', locations where you can enjoy the lifestyle, upcoming events, and news of happenings around Portugal.

Our Naturism lifestyle is based on the International Naturist Federation (INF-FNI) 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".

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Nude recreation - or even just doing normal daily things around the house naked - helps your body to relax quicker. It's almost symbolic - when your clothes come off, so do many of the icons and images associated with the 'daily drudge'! Our bodies were not designed to be almost entirely wrapped in clothing, subjected to artificial light, heat or air-conditioning for endless hours.

Thousands (estimated 10.000) of regular Portuguese (and millions around the world) have discovered the fantastic feeling of freedom from these things - the feeling of the breeze and sunlight on your skin, the relief of stress and anxiety - resulting in increased self confidence and also physical, possibly even mental, health.

Anyone can be a naturist - any race, age, shape, or background. Religion, political views, profession - none of these things are relevant - nudists come from all walks of life.

The FPN promotes the naturist way of life throughout Portugal with an emphasis on nude recreation being a wholesome activity for the whole family. 

Many families (3 generations in a lot of cases) enjoy the nudist lifestyle throughout Portugal.

Around our beautiful country there are several naturist facilities and 3 nationwide membership organisations

There are also 7 oficial beaches, more then 20 recognized clothing-optional beaches through historic use, and a lot of other private and public places were naturism is possible.

Nudity is not illegal by law in Portugal and we are in the 3 version of our naturist law. Last revision in 2010 reduce to half the distance from textil facilities to 750 meters.
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Whether you are already a social nudist, a private nudist, a late night skinny-dipper or even just beginning to discover this way of life, we want to help you explore the enjoyment of clothes-free recreation and the wholesome fun of being who you truly are.

Do you have more questions about the naturist lifestyle? Keep following our blog as we will continue our journey or go to our website Naturism FAQ or Benefits of Naturism pages.

This article was based  in this one published by New Zealand Naturist Federation  

Nudity in Public - Guidance on handling cases of Naturism (UK CPS Code)

The correspondent to CPS in Portugal is the Public Prosecutions, however we do not have a known guideline concerning nudity/naturism or something like this one included in CPS Code to help us.

The CPS have issued guidelines with regards to nudity/naturism

In Portugal nudity is allowed but nude or sexual exhibitionism is not, so if the local authorities outside official naturist beach tell you to dress up you must comply. Sometimes nudity and exhibitionism could be very close one to each other.

Nudity in Public - Guidance on handling cases of Naturism 

Issues covered in the passage are included under the following headings:

  • What is ‘Naturism’
  • Recommended approach to naturism
  • Evidential considerations
  • Public interest considerations
  • Other offences that might involve nudity
  • Exposure contrary to section 66 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003
  • Outraging public decency OPD)
  • Public nuisance
  • Anti-Social Behaviour Order
What is ‘Naturism’?

Naturism is used to describe the activities of persons who espouse nudity as part of their lifestyle. Whilst many naturists will restrict their activities to specially designated areas and/or places where there is a tradition of naked activity, such as nudist beaches, others may wish to enjoy nudity more widely.

In the case of naturism a balance needs to be struck between the naturist’s right to freedom of expression and the right of the wider public to be protected from harassment, alarm and distress.

Recommended approach to naturism

Although every case should be considered according to its own facts and merits in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors a consistent approach to naturism should be adopted to maintain public confidence in the CPS. Where none of the features exist that would bring behaviour within the ambit of one of the offences set out in the section on Other offences that might involve nudity below, the recommended approach to naturism should be as follows.

In the absence of any sexual context and in relation to nudity where the person has no intention to cause alarm or distress it will normally be appropriate to take no action unless members of the public were actually caused harassment, alarm or distress (as opposed to considering the likelihood of this).

In this case such conduct should be regarded as at most amounting to an offence under section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986; and regard needs to be had to the question of whether a prosecution is in the public interest.

Evidential considerations

In order to breach section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986 a person needs to have used threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour or disorderly behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress. Section 5 is summary only and a non-imprisonable offence.

When deciding whether a case passes the evidential stage of the Full Code Test, prosecutors should consider whether the behaviour can be described as ‘disorderly’ (rather than threatening, abusive or insulting). This is because the behaviour in question will often not appear to cross the threshold for being ‘threatening’ or ‘abusive’. Furthermore section 5 will be amended by section 57 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 which will remove the word “insulting”. Whilst for now “insulting” behaviour remains in breach of section 5, particular care needs to be taken before prosecuting on this basis alone.

Given that someone conducting their business naked in public is acting in a way that does not conform to the normal standards of society that require people to be clothed in public, ‘disorderly’ would appear to most aptly describe this behaviour.

Public Interest considerations

A prosecution will not automatically follow where a case passes the evidential stage of the Full Code Test. Careful consideration of the public interest will be required in such a case. The Code for Crown Prosecutors (7th edition) requires prosecutors to consider the following questions:

  • How serious is the offence committed?
  • What is the level of culpability of the suspect?
  • What are the circumstances of and the harm caused to the victim?
  • Was the suspect under the age of 18 at the time of the offence?
  • What is the impact on the community?
  • Is prosecution a proportionate response?
  • Do sources of information require protecting?

In reviewing a section 5 case involving nudity the following factors (reflecting the paragraph letters above) may be relevant:

On a scale of seriousness this offence is at the lower end, a factor making prosecution less likely to be required.

Whether the offending is premeditated and likely to be repeated, and whether the suspect has previous convictions for similar conduct.

Victims or witnesses with vulnerabilities might include children (and their carers) who are faced with the suspect’s genitals and bottom in close proximity. Any views expressed by victims or witnesses on the impact the offence has had are important, in particular whether they have felt harassment, alarm or distress. However prosecutors need to form an overall view of the public interest and to consider whether any harm caused to victims is likely to be short-lived and minimal in the absence of specific evidence to the contrary.

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Any impact on the local community, the extent and whether or not it is likely to be transitory.

Whether prosecution may be disproportionate to any eventual penalty, given that the offence is summary only and non-imprisonable.

Other offences that might involve nudity

Exposure contrary to section 66 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003

This requires a person to intentionally expose their genitals and intend that someone will see them and be caused alarm or distress. It is triable either way. Depending on the age of the defendant and the sentence that is imposed, an offender may be subject to the notification provisions (the sex offender register).

The need to prove that the person exposed their genitals intending that someone will see them and be caused alarm or distress means that a naturist whose intention is limited to going about his or her lawful business naked will not be guilty of this offence.

Outraging public decency (OPD)

At common law it is an offence to do in public any act of a lewd, obscene or disgusting nature which outrages public decency. Although this may be widely interpreted, most cases will involve indecent exposure of the human body. If conduct falls within the scope of a statutory offence, such as exposure contrary to section 66 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (see above) it is better practice to charge that offence unless, exceptionally, the offence merits a higher penalty than that available in relation to the statutory offence. OPD is triable either way and there is no maximum penalty.

The requirement for the behaviour to ‘outrage’ public decency was said by Lord Simon in Knuller (Publishing, Printing and promotions) Ltd v DPP to: “go considerably beyond the susceptibilities of, or even shocking, reasonable people”. The circumstances surrounding the conduct will need to be carefully considered.

A naturist whose intention is limited to going about his or her lawful business naked will not be guilty of this offence.

Public nuisance

At common law it is an offence to (a) do an act not warranted by law; (b) omit to discharge a legal duty if the effect of the omission is to endanger life, health, property, morals, of comfort of the public, or to obstruct the public in the exercise of enjoyment of rights common to all Her Majesty’s subjects.

The House of Lords in Rimmington [2006] 1 AC 459 made it clear that this offence should not ordinarily be used where there is a statutory offence covering the relevant conduct.

A naturist whose intention is limited to going about his or her lawful business naked will not be guilty of this offence.

Anti-Social Behaviour Order

An Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) may be imposed either as an ancillary order following conviction or on a ‘standalone’ basis by the police or a local authority. Although naked behaviour may fit the anti-social rather than the criminal category, an ASBO carries with it the risk of an early and repeated breach followed by prosecution and ultimately imprisonment. It is questionable whether such an outcome is proportionate either in terms of the cost to the CJS or the penalty incurred. Very careful consideration needs to be given before an ASBO is sought. It should be regarded as a last resort.

Where the decision is taken that an ASBO is required it is essential that prohibitions are drafted clearly and with care to enable effective prosecution of any ensuing breach.

Published and photo credits: The Naked Truth by The Activist