Top 5 most read articles during 2015
Below you can find the top 5 most read articles on Spotnaked during 2015. Some of them was also most read last year.
India’s hidden nude beaches
There are probably not many who think naturism when they think of India. However, it is quite possible to find naturist beaches in this land of mystery. That is probably also the reason why so many of you love to read this article.
Read the full story here
3 nude Cooking videos
A collection of 3 videos with people cooking naked.
Watch the cooking videos
3 secret ways to be nude on Bali
Officially it is not legal to go nude on beaches and public places in Indonesia. Bali has an other background than most of Indonesia, and is strongly influenced by tourists – this has created some nudist friendly opportunities on Bali.
Read more about the 3 secret ways to go nude on Bali
Inspiration: Nude beach yoga
There is nothing more wonderful than to feel the beach sand between your toes and a gentle breeze blowing on one’s naked body while exercising yoga.
Wathc the naturist beach yoga videos
Activity inspiration: Naturist sailing
Nude sailing holidays are an increasingly popular way of spending a holiday. That is probably also the reason why this article was so popular in 2015 on Spotnaked.
Get inspired and read the article about naturist sailing
Top 5 most read articles from 2015
The list below shows which articles from 2015 you seemed to like the most.
3 nude beaches in India
It seems like that you just love India. In May I wrote another article about places to go nude in India, and you seemed to love it.
Read about 3 nude places in India
Clothing Optional Costa Rica
This article is written by the founders of Tropical Costa Rica – the article is about how they started their Clothing Optional complex.
Read Bibi and Arnes story about starting a Clothing Optional place in Costa Rica
Women in Rio in topless protest
Brazilians demonstrated at Ipanema Beach – they fought for their rights to bathe topless on the beach.
Read the full story
Liberate your mind and body at naturist vacation f.ex at Formentera
Bjarne wrote a guest blog post about naturist vacation on Formentera in Spain. This is an inspiring article, so no wonder why it was popular.
Read Bjarnes post about Formentera
Nude is natural and healthy
There are many reasons why nudity is good for you. This is a short post about why nudity is both natural and healthy.
Read the blog post here
I hope you enjoy what you read on Spotnaked in 2015, and that you will continue reading my blog in 2016 where new exciting initiatives will be created.
Merry Christmas naked friends
Many – actually 500 – have shared my previous article at Facebook, and some have contacted me for more info, therefore I thought it was time for a new article.
I am already dreaming of a new naturist vacation – and again, I want to spend it on Formentera.
When autumn is upon us and winter just around the corner, what is more natural, than to dream and fantasize for a new summer filled with beach life – plan and book your summer holiday – and what is more natural than beach life without swimsuits.
Liberate your mind and body with a vacation with extra sunscreen and no tan lines
I prefer clothing optional – where people with and without bathing suits thrive together in the best harmony – real naturist resort is not just me – I feel clothing optional allows more freedom – and with equal distribution of gender and age, then Formentera is a hit – and Formentera is just a fast ferry ride from Ibiza.
I clearly prefer to stay in Es Pujols with a few minutes walk to the naturist beaches and in the evening near the cafe life.
I prefer the the incredibly lovely hotel Tahiti, and perhaps the most best
I’m addicted the crystal clear, warm, turquoise-colored water and so much you can do naked at the beach, beach-tennis, snorkling and see big fish and squids
and you don’t need clothe for windsurfing, paddle surf, or canoing etc. etc.
I wish I were naked on the beach right now!
At Formentera there are beaches where you rent beach chairs and umbrellas – but I prefer the beaches, where you have own umbrella and blanket and not forgetting plastic foot as you screws into the sand so parasol stands firmly – and when the parasol stands firmly it becomes not destroyed by the wind
Espalmador is definity a place to dream and definitely a must see spot.
Forget all about swimsuits, but remember food and drink – unless you take one of charter boats serving food and drink on the boat – and parasol must – and there is a small boat sailing shuttles there almost all day
Here I’m – Espalmador, just soaked in the mud for a while.
Espalmador is known for the famous mud bath, but now the authorities would like to have you do not touch it.
Espalmador have the most snow-white beaches -and it’s paradise – like Formentera is paradise
Always without modesty
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Do you know the feeling of a naked slow start in the morning? I had almost forgot that feeling – here is my story of a reexperience of the feeling.
Going on vacation
As most people I have a busy workday and sometimes stressful, I was therefore looking forward to the holiday which was going to the Island Corsica in France. We were going to stay at the naturist campsite Bagheera in a bungalow.
Bagheera is located on the north east side of the Island, which is an area with less tourists and less populated. The area where Bagheera is located is in wild unspoiled nature by the beach where the bungalows and slots are located in the shade of forest trees. All this makes it an ideal place to find peace and harmony and relaxation.
Start to relax
The first couple of days was really nice and relaxing and we did actually see some of the attractions on the island. The true harmony an relaxing came when we had stayed there for 5 days or so. A kind of daily rythm had been build up – and suddenly I realized that this is how life should be. Not the stressful life where a new deadline is always just ahead of you.
I started to think about what made me feel this way – the answer was ofcourse right infront of me – after all this was vacation. The answer was lying in the daily routine – here is a normal day at our stay at Bagheera.
A normal day
It was really simple – the day looked like the following:
- Get out of bed when my son started to call
- Make a pot of coffee
- Go outside on the veranda naked drinking coffe while the world around us starts to wake up
- Go to the beach with my family still naked – and enjoy swimmming in the wonderful water for an hour or two
- Make some refreshing food and eat
- Drive a trip to somewhere interesting
- Get back to our bungalow and take another skinny dip
- Make a good dinner, eat and drink some good french wine
- Take a walk around the area, take a skinny dip
- Put our son to bed
- Drink some wine, look at the stars and talk deep talks with my wife
- Go to bed
What if that was everyday live? That would be really wonderful. I had totally forgotten how great it feels to be naked all day and just enjoy life in nature.
I miss this feeling of the joy of a naked slow start on the day.
A cottage owner in Tisvildeleje, Denmark is upset about, the women from a local yoga class undresses and bathe naked in the sea after ended yoga class.
There has been a tradition to combine yoga and pilates classes from Tisvildeleje. After the exercise every morning they jump out of their clothes and into the water. What I personally would call a life celebrating act.
This act is not welcomed from one of their neighbours – he has complained to the instructor of the class. He is not satisfied with the 20-25 woman and 3-5 men who enjoy a naked morning swim after their exercise. He claims that the beach is private. The fact of matter is though that the beach is public (like all other beaches in Denmark). As all other beaches in Denmark, you are actually allowed to take a skinny dip.
Fortunately it seems like most people do not share his anger. People who live nearby doesn’t share his point of view, and the many Facebook comments doesn’t share his point of view either.
I am glad that there after all is a common sense in Denmark and that not all is that narrow minded.
Denmark is what I would call a liberal nation. It is allowed be naked on all beaches as long as you don’t offend other people at the beach. In the 1960’s pornography was legalised during the sexual revolution. Same sex marriage became legal in 2012. As you can understand – Denmark is rather liberal country in many ways. But this is changing and I find it really sad.
Change in the air
Unfortunately there is changes in the air. Fewer people are naked on the beach and fewer are topless on the beach. There has also been a rise in complains about people being naked on the beach or naked in their own garden. What is even worse is the growing trend of people who feels insulted by the fact that woman breastfeeds her baby at a cafe.
None of these things was a big problem in the 70s, 80s , 90s and not even in the early 00s . It looks like the change has escalated the last 5-10 years.
There must be a reason – something must have changed the attitude!
Internet, TV and social media
I don’t think that it is possible to find just one thing which pushes the changes – there are probably many reasons. Here are my thoughts on why the change has come.
The Internet has done many good things to the world, no doubt about it. My job wouldn’t exist without the Internet 🙂 But I am sure that the Internet also has brought us some bad things. The world was larger before the internet – it is how it feels anyway. We couldn’t just get news from all over the world in realtime and we couldn’t communicate with the world as easy as we can today. We therefore wasn’t that much influenced by other countries, as we are now. There are many countries out there which are less liberal than Denmark and thereby has a “bad” influence on Denmarks liberal mindset, but it is hardly the main reason why we are in the middle of a change.
2. Censorship in TV
Another influencer is TV as a media. There has been Danish TV for many years, but there are not much censorship in danish TV (and there are still no censorship). The problem here is foreign TV from US and other countries where there is a lot different censorship. But on the other hand these TV Channels has been available for many years. One thing has changed regarding TV as a media is services like Netflix, HBO among others. These services seems to be more censored than danish TV, but I am still not convinced that it has any large effect on the danish society.
Facebook has become very popular in Denmark, actually 73% of the danish population is on Facebook, and 59% of them is on the social media daily. Facebook has a huge influence on the danish population. The reason is that it is a media where you talk with friends, share stuff with friends, and use a lot of your spare time on. The relationship with Facebook is much closer than on non-social medias.
Facebook educates its users in what they think is wrong and what they think is ok. Example if you post some kind of nudity on Facebook you will get a punish, if you do it again the punish will be even harder and so forth. With this continuously “education” you end up with people thinking that it is not ok with nudity on social medias (and other places). People start believing that what Facebook does is also the right thing to do – but this is a dangerous path. What if they tried to educate you that it is not ok to have brown eyes – would you then stop talking to people with brown eyes?
I think it is a dangerous when a media with that much of an impact start educating people in a certain direction.
Is it harmfull?
One could say that what Facebook do is not harmful – and yes it might not seem that way. But I do find it interesting that more and more people have problems with their own body image. They don’t like what they see. This is of course not just because of Facebook, but more like a side effect. A side effect because when people start thinking that nudity is not ok then they also stop looking at them self and on ordinary peoples nude body. When they stop looking on others body on example a nude beach, they will compare there body with people from commercials, movies etc. where everything is perfect (most likely photoshopped).
When comparing yourself with a perfect body from a commercial – no wonder why you feel bad about your body. If you instead compared your body with other ordinary people you would soon discover that we all have flaws and assets. We are all different and we are all the same. We need to get back to ourself and start living our life as it should be and stop living other peoples life
Feel free to write a comment 🙂
The danish naturist society (Danske Naturister) now official supports Free The Nipples. They have started their own campaign where they encourage Danes to send their own pictures to Danish Naturist, with the purpose to set focus on the movement.
– Why should women not be able to throw the shirt and bra on a hot summer like men? We must have a more relaxed attitude towards nudity in society. Nudity is not sexual , says chairman of the Danish Naturists Mette Duekilde to the news paper Metro Express.
According to Danish Naturists webpage – “t is time that we women take right over our breasts back and look at them with our own eyes , not with others . We want a bare chest is a natural sight and nothing that arouses indignation or censorship on Facebook.”.
It starts with Facebook
During my time running the blog Spotnaked.com I have been banned a couple of times because I showed too much nipple on pictures posted on Facebook. It seem really strange that Facebook should have the right to censor a thing that natural as a nipple. I am glad thatt a growing number of people support freeing the nipples.
One of the reason to the more focus on Freeing the Nipple is coursed by a young Icelandic woman in March posted a picture of her breast on Facebook. She got many comments about the picture, which is also not allowed by Facebook’s direction lines. Since then, thousands of men and women posted photos on social media during hash tag #FreeTheNipple in protest against the sexualisation and censorship of women’s breasts.
As a dane and a naturist I can only say that I too support Freeing the nipples.
Visit Danish Naturists webpage too view their campaign.
If I say throw away your clothes and start living in a natural way! Most people will say – I can’t do that, I will feel vulnerable, I am too shy for that, that is disgusting , I will be cold, I am not that kind of person and the list goes on.
For the most of the cases I will say “Your were born nude, it is a natural state” – there is of course the case where you feel cold and need something to warm you, that is a natural action too. But why is it that when you are a place where it is actually warm enough to be nude all the time, people will still react in a way that indicates that they absolutely will not take of their clothes.
Nude is natural
I find it strange that so many people react in that way, I still do too in some cases. But I love being nude, I feel that I am in a natural state when I am nude, and I would argue that it is a natural state too.
Here are some of the reasons why I find it natural that we are naked, and actually also more healthy to be naked.
- We were born naked, that is our natural state. You don’t see any other animals put on clothes – do you?
- Scientists has in several occasions mentioned that wearing a BH is not good for your breasts. The natural state without a bra is actually much more healthy for women.
- Sleeping in the buff has proven to be much more healthy for you than sleeping with clothes on. (3 reasons to sleep in the buff)
- The garments we wear can be a breeding ground for filthy fungi and bad bacteria. This can cause yeast infections, urinary tract infections, rotting toenails. In other words not that good for our body.
- Wearing only your birthday suit also gives you a lot better relation to your own body. Body image issues is much less likely when you are naked and around naked people. The reason is that we all have defects on the body that we might not be that proud about. When we are naked together we can see that it is the same for everyone.
- 75% of US teens and adults receives insufficient amounts of the vitamin from the sun. This causes disease like cancer, heart problems, osteoporosis and diabetes. (Read more here)
- Pro nude people is much more tolerant to example religious groups, gay & lesbians and less prejudiced against ethnic inequalities. (View study from 2008)
What are you waiting for?
I hope you feel inspired to join the free life without clothes… It is not dangerous – it is actually natural and you might even get more healthy 🙂
The streets of Melbourne was full of naked or nearly naked bike riders. The happening “Naked Bike Ride” had the purpose to create attention on the bike riders vulnerability to cars. The second purpose of the happening was to set focus on the negative consequences of fossil fuel.
Although the event was a nude protest, the organizers recommmended to run with a helmet. It is important to think about safety – says the organizer.