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February, 2018

Emily Ratajkowksi poses nude for Vanity Fair after admitting she's ‘most comfortable when naked’ (Emma Kelly, Metro, Wednesday, February 21, 2018)
Naked dining is the next big food trend in Bristol (Lisa Bowman, Metro, Wednesday, February 21, 2018)
State Rep. explains nude parties held at his fitness center in New Castle (audio) (Rob Petree, Delaware 105.9 FM Newstalk, Wednesday, February 21, 2018)
16 Lesser-Known Facts About Billy Graham, Including When He Went Skinny Dipping With LBJ (video) (Jolie Lee, USA Today via WFMY CBS 2, Wednesday, February 21, 2018)
Married Women Are More Comfortable Baring It All (Kimberly Lawson, Brides, Monday, February 19, 2018)
175 acre Santa Cruz ranch, former nudist beach campground, on the market for $35,000,000 (Jessica A. York. Santa Cruz Sentinel via San Jose Mercury News, Monday, February 19, 2018)
In the Castro, a nude celebration of body positivity at Valentine's Day parade (video) (Filipa Ioannou, San Francisco Chronicle, Saturday, February 17, 2018)
Aly Raisman Addresses the Backlash Over Posing Nude for Sports Illustrated Swim (Maria Pasquini, People, Thursday, February 15, 2018)
Freelee the Banana Girl quit her 9-5 to live nude in the jungle (New Zealand Herald, Wednesday, February 14, 2018)
For men, cosmetic surgery can remove their shame (Eric Pianin, The Washington Post, Tuesday, February 13, 2018)
Who is Rosie Rees? The Australian woman who quit finance job to teach naked yoga in sell-out classes (Sutrishna Ghosh, International Business Times, Tuesday, February 13, 2018)
Is nude yoga the key to good health? Expert says it relieves stress and improves your sex life (Astha Gupta, New Idea, Tuesday, February 13, 2018)
Toodyay locals plan 'nudie run' in support of Optus Stadium streaker (Eliza Wynn, WA Today, Tuesday, February 13, 2018)
Pastor vows to stop plan for nude beach (video) (Al Pefley, WPEC CBS 12, Monday, February 12, 2018)
Statues of naked men are the hit of the Olympics (Jay Busbee, Yahoo Sports, Monday, February 12, 2018)
Tyagarah residents pleased with response to nude-beach policing (Chris Dobney, Echo Net Daily, Monday, February 12, 2018)
Inside 'Naughty Island': Luxurious over-21s holiday where clothing is optional and everything is included (Lucy Clarke-Billings, Mirror, Monday, February 12, 2018)
Wild X-rated Naughty Island holiday offers tourists a week on deserted island in Belize... and clothing is optional (Jay Akbar, The Sun, Monday, February 12, 2018)
I Went to a Bachelorette Party at a Nudist Sex Resort, and It Was The Wildest Vacation Ever (Zeynep Yenisey, Maxim, Monday, February 12, 2018)
Naked cruise to be held off Devon coast this summer (Neil Shaw, Devon Live, Monday, February 12, 2018)
Kiata Country Club is Hawkesbury's only nudist resort (Sarah Falson, Hawkesbury Gazette, Monday, February 12, 2018)
Naked yoga classes help Perth women overcome body issues (video) (Perth Now, Sunday, February 11, 2018)
Calgary nude family swim takes place, clothed in secrecy (Toronto Metro, Sunday, February 11, 2018)
Nude York Fashion Week! Naked models take over Times Square and pose for photos in the freezing rain in the name of art (Abigail Miller, Daily Mail, Sunday, February 11, 2018)
Skiers shed clothes for nude calendar (Seth Rubinroit, NBC Olympics, Saturday, February 10, 2018)
'A male stranger masturbated in front of her': Crackdown on creeps perving on nudists at Byron Bay beach but locals say the penalties are too harsh (Brooke Rolfe, Daily Mail, Friday, February 9, 2018)
Nude Valentine's Parade Will Continue Its Streak (Joe Kukura, SF Weekly, Friday, February 9, 2018)
Nude Valentine's Day Parade secures permit in San Francisco (Amy Graff, San Francisco Chronicle, Thursday, February 8, 2018)
This year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue includes a new project in wake of #Metoo movement (Ben Macioce, Click on Detroit, Thursday, February 8, 2018)
Week-long nudist festival returns to Doncaster for 2018 (Darren Burke, South Yorkshire Times, Wednesday, February 7, 2018)
Nudist couple get engaged naked in front of 400 strangers (Ellen Scott, Metro, Wednesday, February 7, 2018)
Brace for a bruising battle to bare boobs and buttocks on beaches (Nivashni Nair, Sunday Times, Tuesday, February 6, 2018)
We Have to Get Naked: Captain G-String (Heather Hope, New York Times, Tuesday, February 6, 2018)
The fight over a nudist beach in KZN is far from over (Nivashni Nair, Times Live, Tuesday, February 6, 2018)
Second Nude Ain't Rude Rally on the cards (Chris Dobney, Echo Net Daily, Tuesday, February 6, 2018)
Palm Seashore County group renews battle for nude seaside (Luxora Leader, Tuesday, February 6, 2018)
Naturist group demands nude beach in Palm Beach County (video) (Miranda Christian, WPTV NBC 5, Tuesday, February 6, 2018)
Palm Beach County may get nude beach (video) (Al Pefley, WPEC CBS 12 via WTVX CW34, Monday, February 5, 2018)
Palm Beach County group renews fight for nude beach (video) (Skyler Swisher, Sun-Sentinel, Monday, February 5, 2018)
Naked Women, Men Will Take Over Times Square (Again) This Weekend (NBC 4 New York, Monday, February 5, 2018)
Body Freedom Activist Seeks Nudity Ban Exemptions (Ayo Suber, Hoodline, Monday, February 5, 2018)
Facebook Finally Lands In French Court For Deleting Nude Courbet Painting (Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, Monday, February 5, 2018)
Cops harassing nudists on official clothing-optional beach (D James, Myocum, Rcho Net Daily, Monday, February 5, 2018)
Naked Insta couple lift lid on brazen quest for global nudism (David Rivers, Daily Star, Sunday, February 4, 2018)
What it's really like to travel the world nude (Kate Schneider, Gladstone Observer, Sunday, February 4, 2018)
Cyclist leaving World Naked Bike Ride breaks bones, sues city for $566k (Aimee Green, The Oregonian, Friday, February 2, 2018)
Gallery Nixes Naked Nymphs Because #MeToo (Robby Soave, Reason, Friday, February 2, 2018)
Manchester gallery removal of naked nymphs painting sparks 'publicity stunt' cries (Deutsche Welle, Friday, February 2, 2018)
PC Insanity: Gallery Removes Naked Nymphs Painting Over #MeToo Hysteria (Amanda Prestigiacomo, Daily Wire, Friday, February 2, 2018)
Nipples, Nudity and Oral Arguments for NH Topless Movement (Michael Casey, NH1, Thursday, February 1, 2018)
Skinny dippers rejoice! Agreement reached to resume naked swimming events at Calgary pools (video) (Ryan White, CTV News, Thursday, February 1, 2018)
25 years ago, Feb. 1, 1993: Nudism sheds its old image (Guelph Mercury Tribune, Thursday, February 1, 2018)
What it Truly Means to Be a Naked Person in 2018 (Elizabeth Siegel, Allure, Thursday, February 1, 2018)
A Nude Restaurant Opened In Paris—And The Photos Are Wild (Samantha Manzella, New Now Next, Thursday, February 1, 2018)

January, 2018

For the Love of Relationships – A curious conversation about nudity (Joneen MacKenzie, The South Metro Villager, Wednesday, January 31, 2018)
Mackay man starts push for region's first nude beach (Troy Kippen, Daily Mercury, Wednesday, January 31, 2018)
All-Nude And Clothing Optional Resorts Offer Unique Travel Experiences (Michael Alpiner, Forbes, Wednesday, January 31, 2018)
'Naked carpenter', 43, who avoided jail after working in his garden in the buff is charged with indecent exposure after 'going to Tesco with his penis hanging out of his trousers' (Connor Boyd, Daily Mail, Tuesday, January 30, 2018)
Byron Bay Mayor says beach is not a 'gay beat' (Samantha Poate, Northern Star, Tuesday, January 30, 2018)
Police announce crackdown on ‘sex pest’ nudist beach (Natalie Wolfe,, Monday, January 29, 2018)
If a Neighbor Can See You Naked, Do You Have to Cover Up? (Ronda Kaysen, New York Times, Saturday, January 27, 2018)
International Day Without Togs: Where to go (or avoid) on Saturday (Newshub, Friday, January 26, 2018)
We chat to Bucks naturist cleaner as we aim to strip away the myths surrounding fast-growing industry (, The Bucks Herald, Friday, January 26, 2018)
Straight Comedian Barry Rothbart Explains His Job Filming Gay Nudists (Podcast) (Tim Molloy, The Wrap, Friday, January 26, 2018)
Nudity campaign calling on beachgoers to ditch their togs falls flat with some residents (James Pasley, Stuff, Friday, January 26, 2018)
'It just feels so good' – Nudists want Kiwis to join them on togless day (Ella Prendergast, Newshub, Friday, January 26, 2018)
If nudism not stopped, no Zainab will be safe, says Justice Siddiqui (Ary News, Friday, January 26, 2018)
Nudists fight for greater acceptance on Kiwi beaches as Day Without Togs events set to kick off (1 News Now, Thursday, January 25, 2018)
Nudists are welcome at this Paris gym… but punters have to use a towel at all times (Nicola Stow, The Sun, Thursday, January 25, 2018)
Skinny dippers paying the price for others' bad behaviour (Yuti McLean, Echo Net Daily, Wednesday, January 24, 2018)
Is it time for another Nude Ain't Rude rally? (Chris Dobney, Echo Net Daily, Tuesday, January 23, 2018)
Talking With the Guy Who Spent 24 Hours Blurring Out My Junk (Julian Morgans, Vice, Tuesday, January 23, 2018)
Naked baby pictures aren't a reason for DCS to take your kids, court rules (Laurie Roberts, AZ Central, Tuesday, January 23, 2018)
Ocean City mayor responds after lawsuit claims women have right to go topless in public (Liz Holland, Delmarva Now, Tuesday, January 23, 2018)
No, Rep. Townsend, a naked woman is NOT inviting rape (EJ Montini, AZ Central, Tuesday, January 23, 2018)
AZ lawmaker says topless women at rallies have 'no defense' for rape (Dennis Welch, AZ Family, Tuesday, January 23, 2018)
Would you have the balls to have a go? naked high intensity exercise classes will launch in London next month – and there will be mixed-sex sessions (Claudia Tanner, Daily Mail, Tuesday, January 23, 2018)
Police showing zero tolerance for naturists (Debra Conomy, Echo Net Daily, Monday, January 22, 2018)
Tess Holliday Poses Nude for Women's Equality: 'Women Deserve Respect' (video) (Julie Mazziotta, People, Monday, January 22, 2018)
Would you work out naked? Health coach explains how exercising in the buff leads to better results – and it can even improve your sleep quality (Billie Schwab Dunn, Daily Mail, Monday, January 22, 2018)
We want to know why this couple had a nude wedding in Houston in 1973 (Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, Monday, January 22, 2018)
Here's your chance to try naked yoga in Kelowna (Liz Brown, Kelowna Now, Saturday, January 20, 2018)
Citing ‘vitriolic’ response to removal of nude paintings, HRT discontinues all art exhibits (Adrienne Marie Mayfield, Williamsburg-Yorktown Daily, Virginia, Saturday, January 20, 2018)
Two fitness fans reveal hidden dangers as they test naked workout craze ( Emma Pietras, The Sun, Saturday, January 20, 2018)
Tyagarah's nude beach not so sinister (Oscar Redman and Melody Swift, Echo Net Daily, Friday, January 19, 2018)
Response to “Tyagarah's nude beach not so sinister” (Debra Conomy, Echo Net Daily, Friday, January 19, 2018)
Losing Clothes, Finding Zen: What It's Like at a Nudist Resort (Brennan Kilban, Allure, Friday, January 19, 2018)
A look inside Downtown's naked underground pools (Bobby Tanzilo, On Milwaukee, Friday, January 19, 2018)
Unlike petitions, life is rarely black and white (Chris Nelson, Calgary Herald, Thursday, January 18, 2018)
Flashback: Tarrant County nudists threw caution, clothing to the wind (Meredyth Grange, Dallas Morning News, Wednesday, January 17, 2018)
Here's Why You Should Do Yoga... Naked (Beatrice Hazlehurst, Paper Magazine, Wednesday, January 17, 2018)
Date set for Portland's 2018 World Naked Bike Ride (video) (Nate Hanson , KGW, Tuesday, January 16, 2018)
I Tried Naked Yoga and Got Acquainted with All My Orifices (Insa Schniedermeier, Vice, Tuesday, January 16, 2018)
Editor in Chief Michelle Lee Announces the New Naked Issue (Michelle Lee, Allure, Tuesday, January 16, 2018)
Nasty mob shouldn't have been allowed to throw cold water on naked swim (Rob Breakenridge, Calgary Herald, Tuesday, January 16, 2018)
‘Live and let live’ when it comes to Calgary nude swim (audio) (Gord Gillies, Global News Radio 770 CHQR Calgary, Tuesday, January 16, 2018)
Letters to the Editor, Jan. 16 (Calgary Sun, Monday, January 15, 2018)
City of Calgary Cancels ‘Family Friendly’ Nude Swimming Event After Massive Backlash (Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, Monday, January 15, 2018)
Dining as Nature Intended at O'Naturel (Henry Alford, The New Yorker, Monday, January 15, 2018)
WVWC sends out mass email, asking students to pose nude for $20 (Caiden Cowger, Mountaineer Journal, Sunday, January 14, 2018)
Edmonton nude swim sees higher than expected attendance numbers (Jennifer Ivanov, Global News, Sunday, January 14, 2018)
The naked truth: While Calgary panics, nude swim events in Edmonton make little splash (video) (Paula Simons, Edmonton Journal, Saturday, January 13, 2018)
Calgary naturists to attend nude swim in Edmonton (CBC News, Saturday, January 13, 2018)
After pool party cancelled, northern nudists invite Calgarians to get naked in Edmonton (Wallis Snowdon, CBC News, Friday, January 12, 2018)
'This is really about mob rule': Nenshi wades into cancelled nude swim debate (Annalise Klingbeil, Calgary Herald, Friday, January 12, 2018)
Bombing and smashed windshields among threats against Calgary nude swimming event (CBC News, Friday, January 12, 2018)
Nude Swimming Canceled Because Someone Threatened To Hurt The Cars (Michael Ballaban, Jalopnik, Friday, January 12, 2018)
Federation of Canadian Naturists responds to cancelled nude swim at Calgary pool (Audio) (Ron Schout with Doug Dirks and Jenny Howe, The Homestretch, CBC News, Thursday, January 11, 2018)
National naturist group weighs in on Calgary's naked swim cancellation (David Bell, CBC News, Thursday, January 11, 2018)
The City has an obligation to protect all of its citizens, even if they're not wearing clothes. (Mike Morrison, Mike's Bloggity Blog, Thursday, January 11, 2018)
'Volatile' public comments prompt city to cancel nude swim event (Annalise Klingbeil & Sammy Hudes, Calgary Herald, Thursday, January 11, 2018)
City of Calgary cancels nudist swim at public pool due to security concerns (The Canadian Press via CTV News, Thursday, January 11, 2018)
Safety fears prompt cancellation of naked swimming event in Calgary (Dave Dormer, CBC News, Thursday, January 11, 2018)
Update: Calgary nudist group threatens legal action after city cancels swim (Helen Pike, Toronto Metro, Thursday, January 11, 2018)
Shut Down the Petition to Shut Down the Nude Sliding Event (Ben Moon,, Wednesday, January 10, 2018)
The nude pool party making waves in Canada (Alex Dackevych, BBC News, Wednesday, January 10, 2018)
Nudist pool party sends children a mixed message (Naomi Lakritz, Calgary Herald, Wednesday, January 10, 2018)
Midday with J&W: What is to going too far when taking baby pictures? (The Jayme & Wickett Podcast, KMBZ 98.1 FM, Mission KS, Wednesday, January 10, 2018)
Naked truth: Calgary naturist group criticized for public pool tradition (Canadian Press via Philippine Inquirer, Tuesday, January 9, 2018)
Calgary nudist group vows naked swim will go ahead despite backlash, review (Heide Pearson and Lauren Pullen, Global News, Tuesday, January 9, 2018)
'A festival is the appropriate place to be naked' - says naturist (audio) (Lloyd Burr & Wendy Lowe, Radio Live, New Zealand, Tuesday, January 9, 2018)
Naked winter holidays: Would you strip off at one of these nudist resorts? (Christine Younan, Daily Star, Tuesday, January 9, 2018)
5 Reasons Why You Should Sleep Naked (Zeynep Yenisey, Maxim, Tuesday, January 9, 2018)
Don't like nudist events? Stay away (Licia Corbella, Calgary Herald, Tuesday, January 9, 2018)
Couple in their fifties share what it's like to live a nudist lifestyle (Hattie Gladwell, Metro, Monday, January 8, 2018)
'After a while you forget you're in the nude': Naturist reveals how he persuaded his wife to give his lifestyle a try - and now the couple sunbathe, camp and even cycle together naked (Kerry Mcdermott, Daily Mail, Monday, January 8, 2018)
City of Calgary reviews controversial booking after naked swimming event makes waves online (video) (Ryan White, CTV News Calgary, Monday, January 8, 2018)
Review underway of naked swimming event planned for Calgary rec centre (The Canadian Press via CBC News, Monday, January 8, 2018)
This Nudist Swimming Event Has Triggered A Huge Freak-Out In Calgary (Lauren Strapagiel, BuzzFeed News, Monday, January 8, 2018)
Upcoming nudist swim night raises concerns (Sammy Hudes, Calgary Herald, Sunday, January 7, 2018)
Petition demands halt to naked swim event in Calgary (Carolyn Kury de Castillo and Christa Dao, Global News, Sunday, January 7, 2018)
Calgary Nude Swimming Event Causes A Stir Online (Emma Paling, Huffington Post Canada, Sunday, January 7, 2018)
Nudist group hosting series of swim nights (Postmedia News via Calgary Herald, Friday, January 5, 2018)
Birthday or bathing suit? Naked swimming event coming to Calgary wave pool (Ryan Rumbolt, CBC News, Thursday, January 4, 2018)
Utah Art Teacher Fired for Unintentionally Sharing Classical Nude Paintings Speaks Out (Cathy Free, People, Thursday, January 4, 2018)
Countryfile's Kate Humble strips naked for freezing cold lake dip – and captures it all on film (Emmeline Saunders, Mirror, Thursday, January 4, 2018)
According to Hofmann: Happy Nude Year! (Mark Hoffman, Herald-Standard, Thursday, January 4, 2018)
New York gym launches naked workout class (Mary Bowerman, USA Today, Thursday, January 4, 2018)
Northshore nudists finding ways to enjoy naked life despite the cold (Dave Cohen, WWL New Orleans, Thursday, January 4, 2018)
What is wrong with people?!?! The nudes button it up (audio) (Dave Cohen, WWL New Orleans, Thursday, January 4, 2018)
Calgary nudist group organizes first ever family-friendly swim nights (Elizabeth Cameron, Toronto Metro, Thursday, January 4, 2018)
Clothing optional, joy compulsory (Samuel White, Otago Daily Times, Wednesday, January 3, 2018)
Nudist beach indecency accused back out on bail (Jason Walls, NT News, Wednesday, January 3, 2018)
'Nude, not rude' - Naturism making a comeback (audio) (Eva Corlett, Radio New Zealand, Wednesday, January 3, 2018)
'We may be nudists, but we ain't stupid': Indian Hills Nudist Park deals with cold snap (Nicholas Reimann, The New Orleans Advocate, Tuesday, January 2, 2018)
Utah art teacher who was fired after showing nude paintings to elementary school students says he was wrongfully dismissed (Alastair Tancred, Daily Mail, Tuesday, January 2, 2018)
Is it illegal to be naked in public? Nudity and decency laws for the UK explained (Becky Pemberton, The Sun, Tuesday, January 2, 2018)
Gable Tostee says topless woman groped at NZ music festival was 'looking for a fight' (Natalie Cornish, 9 Honey News Australia, Tuesday, January 2, 2018)
Take a 'Nakation' on International Skinny Dip Day, July 14 (JoAnne Klimovich Harrop, Pittsburgh Tribune, Tuesday, January 2, 2018)
From nude karaoke and bare barbeques to passionate 'play rooms': The kinky and quirky resorts rising in popularity as 'naked vacations' take the world by storm (Emilia Mazza, Daily Mail, Monday, January 1, 2018)
Utah art teacher fired after nude paintings shown to elementary students (Josh Hafner, USA Today, Monday, January 1, 2018)
Gym offers new workout classes where people take part naked... and it's just in time for your New Year's resolutions (Hayley Richardson, The Sun, Monday, January 1, 2018)
African Festival of Nude Photography 2018 [Culture TMC] (video) (Bridget Ugwe, Africa News, Monday, January 1, 2018)

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