November 20, 2019

I have recently discovered Spotify and TIDAL. Not by a chance search on the Internet but by the recommendation of someone new I met this year who listens to jazz. I keep getting hooked on pieces. First there was Kate Bush Hounds of Love - prompted by an article I read which said...

October 15, 2019

East Sussex Naturists were invited to exhibit at the 2019 Good Life Exhibition at the new Welcome Building in Eastbourne on September 26th. In spite of the miserable weather there was a steady stream of visitors to the exhibition and many stopped at our stand. We were given a dou...

September 2, 2019

The problem with the term naturist is that many people confuse it with 'naturalist'  (from the word natural)

e.g.

https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/1122295/ITV-Good-Morning-Britain-Kate-Garraway-tells-off-Ben-Shepherd-naturist-naturalist-video

Looking at the word nature -...

August 4, 2019

Last October we considered changing the name of our swimming club which has been named Eastbourne Naturist Swim Club for more that 35 years. We wanted to attract people to the increasing number of non-swimming events that we now do. Like Brexit, the members split down the middle...

May 16, 2019

The Renaissance Nude

We have come a long way since the Renaissance. This period from around 1400 is the beginning of our modern preoccupation with ‘media’. Gutenberg printed the perfected the printing press in the year 1450, although in a story familiar with new technology today,...

March 10, 2019

The human desire to conform is very strong. It takes but a little time for any human activity to become fashionable for there to develop a uniform to go with it which every participant if he or she wishes to be considered “in the club” must accept. Thus for example cycling has be...

March 7, 2019

I hadn't intended to write any more about clothing, but I came across a post on Facebook entitled 'Nudity Is Healthy for Brains and Bodies'. It offers a succinct appraisal of benefits of going naked and encourages naked time every day for young and old.

Written in 2012 it includes...

February 12, 2019

About two million years ago in what is now New York State, glaciers carved out eleven linear lakes called the Finger Lakes. The Native Americans who lived in this area believed that these lakes were the fingerprints of the Great Spirit, who reached down and, in touching the earth...

February 7, 2019

I was watching a program about Luton which in 1801 had about 3,000 inhabitants, but today has 214,000. Its prosperity grew because of the Victorian love of hats, which were made of straw. After the First World War the demand for hats changed and hats were made from felt, so the L...

February 2, 2019

Friends of ours have just returned from a holiday in Tenerife to temperatures some 20C lower in Sussex and snow on the ground. Of course this time of year is difficult for naturists, but it can be fun to strip off and brave the cold for a short time – indeed Stark Trekkers went w...

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