Richard Foley (richinud)

Polly at the beach

June 18, 2021 in Lifestyle, Naktiv

So Polly seems to be acclimatizing nicely here. When she was a puppy, she wouldn’t even go into a flat lake. She’s gotten so far over her fear of water, that waves don’t phase her now. That ball will be got!

Naked hiking over a local hill in Tarragona

May 30, 2021 in Naktiv

So Polly and I decided to venture up a local hill, which had been bothering me for some time. The first time I’d hiked over the summit, I’d had to go up to a col, directly across and around the back, losing a lot of height, and then steeply up the far side of the hill, to reach the summit. This time I’d resolved to try a bit of route-finding and from the col, head directly up the unmarked ridge instead.

We set off in warm conditions, me rapidly stripping off my clothing as the sweat began to seep through my shirt and shorts. Polly panting up behind me, we made our way past an almost dried up spring, through abandoned olive groves, and reached the col. From here was unknown territory as we wended our way up through some fairly sharp undergrowth heading for up the spine of the ridge. After some time, and not a little scratched shins and calves, we reached the upper part of the ridge. A promising gully seemed too steep at the top, but we entered it any how, me pulling and man-handling the hapless Polly by her body harness, whenever it got a a bit too steep for her.

The head of the gully proved to be too steep and exposed for us to contemplate the last 10-20 metres, so we backtracked down again. This proving more difficult than the ascent, as is usual whenever a little scrambling is involved. Next, having regained a stable piece of ridge, we aimed off to the right and around to the side of the steep cliff above. Now the rocks and brush encouragingly offered odd glimpses of what might have been mistaken for signs of a track. We struck up through the trees and the scree into the dark recess of the top of the second gully.

Above us, a patch of bright blue shone through the shade, suggesting a route to the ridge above. We headed for it and, sure enough, stepped out onto the ridge, the views falling dramatically away in front of us, uninterrupted to the Mediterranean blue far below. Striding easily now through the still sharp bushes, we made our way along the ridge, huge views on all sides. The new route was the perfect alternative to the original, official, path.

We reached the summit and stopped for several photos and a bite to eat. Even though this was a sunny Saturday in May there was not a person in sight. A deep draught of cool water from our bottles was particularly welcome for the both of us, panting in the heat and maybe a little exhaustion. Hiking in Spain is not to be undertaken without sufficient water reserves! Checking the map again we next headed down the ridge sloping away to the south, following the small but easy path alongside it’s crest. We passed a couple of surprised but friendly couples on the trail, with whom we exchanged the customary mountain courtesies of wishing them a fine day.

The descent from the ridge was fairly steep and gravelly and wove past the entrance to several mine entrances. It was a place where it’s very easy to slip unintentionally, and painfully. Without mishap we made it down the slope and entered the realm of olive trees once more. A short diversion up to a local castellet, and then back to the car, where I got dressed again for the drive home. Probably unneccessary at this point, but a little shade from the fierce Spanish sun was actually quite welcome.

I think Polly quite enjoyed the hike too.

 

Conducir desnuda en una trampa de velocidad de la policía

May 24, 2021 in Lifestyle

Yo parado el motor como el policia se acercó mi coche. El preguntado para mi papelles de conducir, vehiculo, etc. Tengo que estar de pie para coger mi papeles detras del vehiculo en la mochila. Ahora era claro que yo estaba desnudo completo. No vi eso por me estaba concentrando del documentos. Pero más tarde Sandra me digó que uno de las policias empucadó su colega y su cabeza a mi. Su colega miraba en nuestra direción, ella un poco sorpredida ver mi culo desnudo dentro y detras del coche. Ella miró a Sandra, y Sandra le vuelvó un sonreir.

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Senderismo Desnudo Europeo (Naked European Walking Tour)

May 24, 2021 in Lifestyle, Naktiv

El dia empezó con suficiente luz, y somos continuada tener buena suerte con el tiempo. Empezabamós ir arriba la colina en el mismo region que domingo, poco más este. Los caminos abren como arribamos. Pasabámos un pequeńo albergue de montaña en la valla alta. El camino ira todo derecho desde los precipicios cercan. Los perros, Polly y Susi andandan alredador de tigres marón y blanco muy grande.

Un grupo de franceses que aparece eran muy confusado, estaban caminando con nosotros, primera detras y despues adelante. Tenémos differente velocidades, los dos grupos. Luegeo caminamos todo derecho por la cima verde con piedras. Las vistas de la cima del Höhe Scheibe eran verdad meravilloso. Todo nos alredador eran montañas y vallas y sol y bosques. Quedamos alli un poco tiempo, gastando nuestro comer y el lugar también.

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NB. Estoy apprendiendo Castellano y tengo el intención a traducir algo articulos de nuestros esperienzas de sendersimo desnudo en europa. Son escursionistas annual que puedes leer más aqui: NEWT = Naked

Senderismo Desnudo Europeo (Naked European Walking Tour)

April 10, 2021 in Lifestyle, Naktiv

Martes hizó mucho sol otro vez y encuentramos, baso del ski-lift complexo de Asitz in Leogang, el equipo de journalitas Fritz y Walter, de periodico Tageskurier de Vienna. 

Ellos estaban caminando con nosotros hoy para scribir un articulo de nuestro escursiones de senderismos desnudo en Austria y los alpes. Salimos el pueblo y entrabamos el bosque, Fritz quitó su ropa antes primera, eso un sorpresa buena para nosotros. Teniamos mucho journalistas con nuestra senderismos desnudo y escursiones barcas desnudo, y no teniamos mucho gente que hace lo mismo. No es obligatorio ser desnudo para caminar con nosotros, pero claro nos gusta mucho que alguien quiere se lo sentir nuestra esperienza, en todo caso.

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NB. Estoy apprendiendo Castellano y tengo el intención a traducir algo articulos de nuestros esperienzas de sendersimo desnudo en europa. Son escursionistas annual que puedes leer más aqui: NEWT = Naked European Walking Tour

 

Senderismo Desnudo Europeo (Naked European Walking Tour)

April 10, 2021 in Naktiv

Martes julio 03.

Empezabamos hoy con un equipo más pequeno, porque estaba lloviando. Sandro era cansada, Bruce quirida cocinar, Mira y Gianni quirian ir a comprar. El tiempo miraba totalmente terribile. Parcabamos y alguien de nos quipo removaban su ropas, y empezabamos caminando el camino plana que iba subiendo al Sudwienerhütte. Cambiabamos salutarios varios con un gruppo grande de jovenes al Hotel/Gasthof y parquing. Luego girandabamos por el camino dentro la valla Hintergnadenalm. El camino cortó adelante la balla, contra las zig-zags facíl de la camino forestal.

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NB. Estoy apprendiendo Castellano y tengo el intención a traducir algo articulos de nuestros esperienzas de sendersimo desnudo en europa. Son escursionistas annual que puedes leer más aqui: NEWT = Naked European Walking Tour

Naked Hiking at the Sierra Natura campground in Valencia

April 2, 2021 in Naktiv

The Sierra Natura naturist campsite in Valencia, built by Diego and Carmen several decades ago, has stood the test of time well. The camp is a haven of interesting Gaudi/Hundertwasser/Hobbit/Homemade housing styles with various paths which snake around the cool pool. With the benefit of having visited, I can also heartily recommend the friendly and accommodating service of the staff. Pascal and Clarisse had organized a week of naked hiking based here and I was honoured that Polly and I had been invited to join. The weather forecast was not especially positive for late October, but we determined to make the best of what presented itself during our stay.

The campsite has several well marked trails which wind their way through the surrounding forestry. Our first day was spent on a not-so-warm hike around the outside perimeter of the campground. Once we’d acclimatized somewhat the next day we took the longer “white” route of about 14km. This snaked through the canyons and brush of the scrubby landscape, along an easy forestry/olive farm trail, past deeply ice/water scoured valley walls. As the day warmed up we were able to strip off as more suited to the intended plan for the week. We passed several circular reservoir stone tanks which provide emergency water for helicopters to fight the local fires which so easily start in the dry summers here. The only people we saw were olive workers in a car and a man in a tractor repairing the recently storm-damaged track, they all waved in response as our little group trailed along and greeted them in passing. Arriving back at the campsite the next day’s forecast was for steady rain, so most of the group visited a cave in a town some way off. Polly and I taking a quiet day to recuperate from the damp overnight tent experience.

The next day we decided to drive towards the coast to get warmer weather and arrived after a long-ish drive at an area of new-builds perched above the coast. The sky was threatening with dark clouds as we set off across the scrubby terrain heading down the nature reserve towards the sea. As the temperatures lifted so the clothes descended. The few people we passed were somewhat reticent, which I found unusual and put down to the nearness of the population centres. The path led us into a brambly gorge which wound it’s way towards some rather fine looking houses near the bay. Dressing now we headed to the beach where Verena and I skinny-dipped briefly under the curious gaze of the remaining October tourists. Refreshed, we headed up the hill to a steep and thin trail winding it’s way around the headland. There were a couple of small but tricky steps with chains where one had to take extra care as although the route was easy the steep and serious drop below was also easy. Turning the corner of the headland we emerged onto a gorgeous ridge, which we followed up and along it’s fairly exposed coastline, as the late afternoon sun glinted over the route ahead guiding us back to our vehicles. A great day out.

The following day we also drove out towards the coast to take advantage of the warmer weather and I’ll write this piece up later as I have to hit the beach right now 🙂

 

The World Naked Bike Ride book

March 30, 2021 in Environmental, Political

The World Naked Bike Ride is a global protest against oil dependency
and urban pollution, promoting greater cycling safety on our roads,
and encouraging body freedom for everyone. This book visually
describes the environmental awareness event, the history of how it
started, the people who take part, and the motivations behind this
very public demonstration.

Written and compiled by Richard Foley.
Foreword by Conrad Schmidt.
Including 250 photos.

Our environment

March 30, 2021 in Uncategorized

The environment is our word for the place in which we live. Pigs are
naturally clean creatures, in their natural forest environment – they
only get smelly when humans cram them into an unnaturally small space.
Locusts clear the very ground of every edible thing when they
periodically hatch and swarm, there’s nothing left for next time
unless their progeny hide for a number of years waiting for their
environment to recover sufficiently. As humans we have a brain capable
of realizing these things, seeing the parallels with our own
situation, and making positive or negative choices which affect the
way we use or abuse our environment.

We are clearly powerful enough to make lasting and substantial changes
to the world around us. Allegedly we are intelligent enough to make
informed decisions on how we interact with our environment. Being
naked is one positive step in our dealings with nature. It’s not
complicated: we use less textile materials, dyes, transport
mechanisms, slave labour and cleaning chemicals, when we use less
clothing. To do something positive today, about tomorrow, get naked,
how much simpler can it be?

Dance protests against Nudity ban in San Francisco

March 30, 2021 in Uncategorized

http://www.mynakedtruth.tv/
On WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th at 12 NOON we are having a nude dance
performance with violin player Erik Hoffman and possibly other
musicians at the Jane Warner Plaza in the Castro (Castro and 17th St).
If we get arrested or cited it will be another case that will prove
that the nudity ban is unconstitutional, which will strengthen our
case against the City.

If we don’t get cited nor arrested we can continue having nude dance
performances at Jane Warner Plaza on regular basis.

Please come dance with us! If you play a musical instrument please
bring it along. Otherwise, please come to support us, nude or dressed.
Bring your cameras to document the dance and the possible arrest. It’s
going to be FUN as usual!

If you do body painting please contact me in advance – we might need
your help.

Warm enough in November?

November 14, 2020 in Lifestyle, Naktiv

May not be warm enough for (me) to swim, but it’s warm enough for a paddle! Both Polly and I went knee-deep, being a fair-weather-beach person I scampered out fairly quickly. Had the entire beach to ourselves All on November 14th wonderful!

 

Naked hiking in Tarragona in November

November 8, 2020 in Naktiv

November in Tarragona, a place famous for extremely strong winds which will keep even the hardiest off the peaks.

Well, after a week of rain (which the grass needed) and as the sun came out I thought it the perfect time to take the Polly for a hike “out back”. Our tour took us up a steep forested valley track until we reached a pass with stupendous views almost all around us. The sun was gentle as I sweated the last few steps to crest the ridge. Even though this was a Sunday, I saw very few people. Perhaps the rain during the last week kept most of them thinking about indoors activities for the weekend.

I was naked for most of the hike,and met only a couple of couples heading up the valley as I descended. The usual friendly greetings were exchanged and we all got on with our respective hikes, as you’d expect. The air thickened as I headed back to the lower climes, the coast becoming nearer and bluer. Too soon, the hike was over and we were homeward bound. A short hike but it was great to be outside experiencing the Catalonian air on my skin, and I think Polly enjoyed it too.

Then it was nice to get home for a cup of tea!

 

Ten suggestions for improving nudism/naturism in Cantarriján and everywhere!

June 28, 2020 in Lifestyle, Naktiv

The following post was written by the naked and active folk who frequent the Cantarriján beach in Granada, Spain. Although there is some natural focus on their beach, the suggestions are generic and can be applied almost everywhere. There is a strong synergy with the Naktiv ideal to “come out naked!” which I especially like. Let’s not hide behind rocks and trees, we’re just naked for goodness sake. Let’s tell a few people about our fun lifestyle too, we don’t have to proselytize to open a discussion. The only way to encourage the naked lifestyle is to encourage it!

10 Tips to improve our Nude Beach

  1. Let’s join the entire beach. Nudists like to be surrounded by other nudists and sometimes, we tend to go to the ends of the beach where the atmosphere is calmer. But that gives a feeling of seclusion. And this can, without intending to, send a negative message to some textiles:  “Nudists like to be apart and hidden”, as if nudism was something pernicious. In Cantarriján, we tend to go to the second cove and that makes most people believe that this second cove is nudist and that the first is not. Let’s always try to use the first cove, next to the beach bars and hammocks. That the first thing that everyone who comes to Cantarriján sees is to the nudists. To nudists who do not take cover behind stones and twists, as many suppose. We are nudists and we are proud to be so. We have nothing to hide and isolating ourselves can be an excuse for others to mistakenly think that they do.
  2. Let’s make ourselves visible.  Being a Nudist is being proud of our freedom, but there are still many of us who are scared that people know that we get naked on a beach. Nudism needs names and faces. Let’s not hide. Let’s not be afraid to make ourselves look naked. Normality and nudist visibility must start with ourselves first.
  3. Activate and get involved.  Nudist consciousness can be defined as the knowledge that a nudist has about the state of other nudists in his community. But many of us do not put it into practice. The best way to do this is to get involved, worrying about  “what can I contribute to nudism”  and not just ask ourselves  “what are nudist groups or associations going to do for me” while I take the sun placidly. Let’s get involved! Let’s get active as nudists. We recommend you join collectives or affiliates as members of naturist associations. In Cantarriján there is a very active association and it needs each and every nudist. To do more things and create great strength as a group. Giving opinions, seeing how aspects can be improved, developing ideas and putting them into practice, contributes to creating nudist awareness.
  4. Let’s participate in activities. To make nudism visible is to normalize it among those who still have a poor and negative view of it. Many associations carry out activities in their areas. By joining them, in addition to having fun and creating moments of leisure and recreation, we are creating visibility and normality in nudism. Our association carries out all kinds of activities, both in Cantarriján and outside it, and they are always open to the participation of all nudists, whether they are associated or not. We recommend that you participate in them. You will see that going beyond our towel or deck chair will give us a broader perspective of nudism and nudists.
  5. Let’s get closer to other nudists. Let’s talk to them and build relationships. Meeting other people who share hobbies helps to “make pineapple” among nudists.
  6. Let’s encourage people to try nudism.  Let us dialogue and treat our condition as nudists with our environment and friends as normal. We do not have to convince anyone, but the word is our best asset so that people know the benefits of nudism. Let them see that we are as equal as any other. Let’s invite non-nudist people to come to Cantarriján and see for themselves that this beach is a paradise where you feel that the freedom of your skin is the best option. Because you already know… .there is nothing better than seeing a white ass on a beach. It is the sign that a new nudist “is born.”
  7. Let’s always use positive language.  Let’s not talk about  “textileism”  with derogatory connotations, because that will already put our non-nudist interlocutor on the defensive. Never lose cordiality. Let’s think that most nudists had a first time and that many textiles just wait for a friendly “push” to dare to try it. One more nudist is one less textile in Cantarriján.
  8. Let us see ourselves on the beachfront.  Settling on the beachfront is a good way to make yourself visible and encourage others to undress with our example. We in Cantarriján call it  “creating a nudist reef” . All beach users have to go through there. We highly recommend this point because it is the best option to capture social nudity and that everyone see it.
  9. Let’s get out of our towels. Taking a good stroll in the nude along the shore, besides being healthy, is educational and normalizing for the textile user. And if we want to have something to eat or eat, we will not dress to do it if it is not essential. In Cantarriján, we can make use of the optional clothing space in one of the beach bars, which has taken us so much time and effort to achieve. Let’s use it and let’s do it naked!
  10. Let’s get naked and others will follow us.  And let’s not wait to get to our point of stay on the beach to do it. As much as possible, we recommend that you undress on arrival. And when dressing to leave, always do it just before leaving the beach. In Cantarriján, when we get off our vehicle or the bus, let’s take off our clothes. And when we leave, let’s always put our clothes on at the last minute. Nudism is our ideology and our form of expression. Let’s not hesitate to put it into practice from the moment we step on the sand until we leave it. Thus, we will create a nudist trend.

The original post can be found here.

Thinking about summer during the coronavirus lockdown

April 10, 2020 in Lifestyle, Naktiv

 

Well, we’ve been in a fairly severe lockdown at home now for 4 weeks in Spain during the coronavirus/CoVid-19 pandemic so far this year.

It’s not especially easy for anybody, my dog Polly particularly misses the longer walks. Nevertheless one needs to remain positive, remember the good times and begin to plan the next ones. Here are a couple of photos from a recent naktiv hike in Tarragona. It’s good to see people getting some naked hiking in all around the world! .

Naturistas beach cleanup day at Playa del Torn.

September 8, 2019 in Uncategorized

The naturistas of Catalunya declared the 8th of September as clean up naturist beach day. To this end, I pottered along to the well known Playa del Torn, which runs behind the Templo del Sol naturist campsite. I’m not sure if I missed the meeting point, or whether nobody else turned up on the day, but I seemed to be alone on the beach of naturists mostly just beginning their day of sunshine. The beautiful beach swept in a long gentle curve to the south and looked very clean so I thought at first there was nothing, or not much, to do.

 

On the whole the local naturists, and the campsite above, keep the place fairly clean. However, having decided to clean up, I thought I’d better find some muck, somewhere. By going along the edge of the beach, scouring the steep sections of loose and tumbling stones, and scouting around the sharp undergrowth and trees along the cliff edge, I found sufficient rubbish to keep me busy for a couple of hours. Inbetween a couple of dips into the smoothly sloping golden sand covered beach, I managed to collect a solid black bag full of junk which had been carelessly collecting itself in the bushes.

Other beaches probably have more rubbish on them, and while the local councils, and campsites, go to a lot of effort to periodically clean up after the tourists, my feeling is that it’s still up to the people who are using the beaches to keep them clean “on the hoof”. It was a good excuse to go to the beach, in any case. 🙂

Hiking trip along the river bed of the Ribera Salada

August 25, 2019 in Uncategorized

I was fortunate recently to be able to join a naked hike organized by Segimon of the Associació Club Català de Naturisme.

We met at the nearby town of Solona before heading to the hike starting point at the Pont de Clop, a bridge across the Ribera Salada river. The thirty or more people in the well mixed group left our cars at the ample car park and set off along one side of the steeply gorged river through the spiky woods. One thing I’ve noticed about the dry climate in Spain is the preponderance of sharp vegetation all around, and this makes it somewhat “interesting” to go off-route. Staying on well-used paths is advised unless you’re wearing suitable protection! After a while of toiling pleasantly through the morning heat, several of us began to strip off and relax on the hike towards where we could join the river itself. Polly was of course fetching and chasing sticks and keeping people  otherwise entertained.

We reached the river, which was a relief from the sharp undergrowth, and took a refreshing dip. Shortly afterwards we reached a junction of two rivers which made our high point. Here we stopped to explore the steep canyon of one arm which was sending out a steady flow of seriously colder and deeper water to join the main stream. The temperature of the water began to hurt our legs as we waded through it. Turning back down the river, we waded and splashed over the rocks and through the refreshing stream, passing several small groups of textile hikers, until we reached a well shaded spot where we could take a lunch break. The shade was welcome and I was also able to hold on to Polly as she was beginning to shake from exhaustion.

Continuing down the river, we came to an area where the river had cut deeply through the steeply sided rocks all around, creating huge columns of towering stone, the river still winding it’s way around the monoliths, wearing them down over eons. It was a bit tricky for our hike leader Lluís to find the correct exit as it was hidden behind still more spiky bushes. Following the trail now steeply up through the forest again, we emerged above the rocks with stupendous views straight down to the river canyon below. At one point Polly disappeared and when I called her, she emerged from a steep scrabbly ravine which was far too close to the steep cliffs below us. Relieved to see her ok the path wound on safely over the heights and steadily back to the car park. I was a bit surprised that we hiked naked all the way to the car park, as there was a large scattered collection of folk bathing at the bridge. Everyone was fine of course, and this just meant more people can discuss nudity in their daily life, so this was all positive.

More details about future tours can be seen in the NuCat facebook group.

Let the #NATURIST in you COME OUT!

January 9, 2019 in Uncategorized

You’re a naturist and are you constantly being banned and blocked by people who don’t understand you? What is it about the naked human body that sends so many people into paroxysms of censorship and puritan fist waving? It seems that it’s ok to post images and videos of violence and bloodshed, but let a little too much skin show and you get a wrist slap like no other. It’s often immediate and one has no recourse to appeal, all the big guns do it, as soon as advertising and their hand-in-glove corporate mind-set get a grip on what they think is the moral high ground, you’re toast. It happens time and time again, certainly to me and to many people I know.

The answer seems to drive people into private groups and places where “nobody else can see”, just like the traditional naturist clubs of yore. This is an outdated model. If naturists want to have anything to say about what we do and where we can go and how we can behave, in public and in private, then we need to take these matters into our own hands.

There’s no point in waiting for someone else to be nice to you, and to give you public nudity on a plate. We want it, then we have to take it. We have to get together and focus our energies on making society accept our lifestyle based on our principles, not based on the principles of people who don’t understand it and never will. We need to take a leaf out of the gay movement and make it illegal to discriminate against naked people.

Take a look at the Naktiv #social #media #network where being #naked online is OK and the membership control the content, let’s get together in a safe place and then share our adventures with the entire world.

What are you waiting for? Let the #NATURIST in you COME OUT!

If we don’t educate society about harmless non-sexual nudity, who do you think will?

December 25, 2018 in Uncategorized

Here’s an article from a leading UK newspaper: the subtitle is “The group of University of Bristol students stripped off to raise money for charity” while The Sun’s headline of course reads: “Saucy students strip off for Bristol University naked Christmas calendar”. It’s like they never really got past the Carry-On movies with Sid James and Diana Dors. What is wrong with this picture? What’s with all the nudge-nudge, wink-wink, didn’t everybody grow out of that along with Santa?

#Naturists need to realise that it’s up to *us* to educate people about nudity. If we don’t do it, who do you think will?

Do you think it’s a good idea to let people know you’re a naturist/nudist/naked person?

December 24, 2018 in Uncategorized

Do you think it’s a good idea to let people know you’re a naturist/nudist/naked person? There will obviously be times when it’s either inappropriate or irrelevant, funerals and political electioneering and the like, but the question stands for those more “everyday” kind of occasions. Is it relevant for everyone you know to know? Is it an integral part of who you are?

Perhaps you think it’s better to keep your nudity a secret, from the workplace, family and friends, etc. In which case how do you balance that with perhaps sharing your information with “like-minded” folk, online, in a club, on holiday. What if your boss found out? Your neighbour…?

What do you think?

Is naked hiking a solitary or a group thing?

December 6, 2018 in Uncategorized

Do we rather go naked hiking alone, or in groups? There may be multiple reasons for either approach, but the question remains valid.

Many of us who go naked hiking, whether in mountains or woods and valleys, certainly start off as solitary wanderers. Stephen Gough is a prime example, but to choose one man as a template for all of us would be wrong. I recall my (ex-)wife insisting that when I went naked hiking alone, I would definitely be “misunderstood”, so I should always go in a group. Then she wasn’t very happy when some of the group turned out to be female. Go figure.

For myself I can say that when I’m in amongst a group of “like-minded” (whatever that means) naked hikers, then I tend to be somewhat distracted by the chatter and the social interaction. Which is not to say it’s a negative experience at all, simply more social which can also be rewarding in it’s own way. When I go naked hiking alone I tend to have a more intuitive contact with nature. Actually this is difficult to describe precisely, but the entire experience tends to be more personal and more intense. IMHO. both approaches have their place.

What do you think?

Do you think people will become bored with naked protests?

December 4, 2018 in Environmental, Lifestyle, Naktiv, Political, Protest

Protests such as the World Naked Bike Ride, FEMEN and others, use nudity to attract attention to their cause. It’s possible that over time, people will become used to the nudity, it may become commonplace. If this happens, does the nudity lose it’s usefulness in this context?

Can social media be used to promote greater public acceptance of social nudity?

December 4, 2018 in Uncategorized

This is a wide-ranging issue, but an interesting one. Do we encourage people to experiment with social nudity by their seeing images and articles about naked hiking tours, for instance, or artistic events? Or do we put people off by showing them too much skin than they are used to in their daily experience? Does repeated exposure to the naked human body encourage or discourage participation? What do you think?

Devious Facebook censorship

August 25, 2018 in Uncategorized

I was banned by Facebook, and content removed, accompanied by the threat of a permanently disabled account, because of the above photos, apparently because I violated their TOS. This is simply not true, and I believe this is more likely to be a case of the morally hypocritical puritan minority imposing it’s views on the rest of us yet again. It’s not sufficient to lie down and accept the administrative choice in this case because FB says one thing and does another, all at the behest of somebody who decides to complain because they see something they disapprove of.

 

This is censorship of the worst kind. Let’s take a look at Facebook’s actual TOS: Facebook’s very own Community Standards includes this text under the nudity section: “…we aspire to respect people’s right to share content of personal importance…” and here is the relevant section:

Nudity and Pornography * Facebook has a strict policy against the sharing of pornographic content and any explicitly sexual content where a minor is involved. We also impose limitations on the display of nudity. We aspire to respect people’s right to share content of personal importance, whether those are photos of a sculpture like Michelangelo’s David or family photos of a child breastfeeding.

Setting the standards for style. In the two examples above, one is a hike in which I participated in the alps. This is documentary and surely of personal importance? The other image records a highly interesting Art installation by the photographer and artist Spencer Tunick, in the centre of the city, hosted by the opera house to celebrate the beginning of the Opera season in Munich. How much more related to personal importance and to modern Art is it possible to get, and still be regarded as pornography by Facebook admins?

Paul Rapoport has more of the same type of Facebook lying, and abuse of their authority with regard breastfeeding images, to provide shamefully filtered content, (where Facebook lies when they incorrectly say they do not censor such images), can be seen in multiple examples here.

Please feel free to share links to this page as far and as wide as possible, with a view to letting Facebook realize they need to accommodate the harmless views of their users, and to not impose a puritan minority view on the rest of us. If their mission statement, (Facebook’s mission is to make the world more open and connected), then they are failing by engaging in such disgraceful censorship.

Stephen Gough finally makes it home after 7 years!

August 25, 2018 in Uncategorized

Stephen Gough finally makes it home, after struggling with the
judicial system for 7(!) years, and gets a welcome home hug from his
mum, now how cool is that:
http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/article4792539.ece

Rich.

The Naktiv Manifesto

August 25, 2018 in Uncategorized

Manifesto: This text is intended as a guide for all enthusiastic
Naktiv people and attempts to define the Naktiv community in a
meaningful way. Even the word manifesto is appropriate for the society,
as it means to make public, in latin.

This is currently a work in progress, and the author/s appreciate your
feedback. Send your comments to: naktiv.manifesto naktiv.net.

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1. To support and encourage naked activities everywhere.

2. To educate society that the naked human body is acceptable in all
contexts.

3. To decriminalize the naked human body.

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