Going Braless

For over a year, Amber kept a video diary about her experiment with going braless at work and in public. As she put it, she shared her “day to day struggles and triumphs related to the growing trend of ditching the woefully uncomfortable and inconvenient undergarment that every woman secretly wishes she could do without.”

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Photo: Screen grab from The Braless Diaries episode 10

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The Nudels of Nudeland

We catch up with Tim Chizmar to learn about his latest movie, The Nudels of Nudeland. In our discussion, we learn how much work and money it takes to make a movie; and how important they are for the naturist movement.

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Photo: Nudels of Nudeland promotional image

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Children and Naturism – Part 1 of 2

Since the beginning, naturism has been a family movement. Because its adherents believed that all of humanity would benefit, it was natural that children should be included. In Germany, a naturist-focused series of schools was even created by Adolf Koch in the early 20th century. (Körperkulturschule Adolf Koch) More recently, a multitude of scholarly research papers in psychology and sociology suggest that children reared in an atmosphere containing family social nudity benefit from the practice. In this episode we discuss this academic aspect with Mark Storey.

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Photo: family having fun on the beach at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

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When it all goes wrong

For over a century naturism has been continuously misunderstood, misinterpreted, or worse, exploited. When the basic tenets of the movements are forgotten or intentionally ignored it can lead to egregious abuses. Rebekah tells a childhood story which has marked her for life. Yet she remains optimistic that real naturism is a good thing for people. WARNING: This episode contains accounts of sexual abuse which may be upsetting to some listeners.

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Photo: Nudes-A-Poppin’ 2009 by Naked Bare Nude, retrieved from Wikipedia Commons, and used under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. The image is unaltered other than cropped for shape.

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Moderating Social Media

Most naturists hate social media moderation because they have experience with their posts being censored or their account being suspended. Yet we also want moderation to remove offensive or harassing content. In this episode, we discuss the challenge of moderation with the team that manages the No Tan Lines Facebook group.

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Photo: The No Tan Lines (NTL) Facebook Group Page

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