Saturday afternoon garden project

It’s a gorgeous, warm and sunny day here in Hampshire in the south of England, so I decided to paint a wooden garden flower trough that sits on our decking.

It’s very heavy when filled with compost, so I had to slide it across to be able paint both front and back. I used a nice bright gloss green.

One of the big advantages of painting while naked is that you don’t have to worry about getting paint on clothes and ruining them.

All done, it looks nice and the wood is preserved.

New guidelines in the UK could mean that we’ll be seeing more GENITALS on TV as of next year

THE BBFC has carried out market research on nudity in TV.

We could be seeing a lot more skin from our favourite stars of TV and film as full-frontal nudity could soon be heading to our screens.

Market research has been carried out by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) about a number of issues on British TV.

The results on the research means that we could be seeing a lot more nudity on our screens starting next year – more specifically, erect penis’.

According to the BBFC boss David Austin, Brits are becoming a lot more relaxed about seeing full-frontal nudity in movies and on TV and we could see a lot more erections from 2019.

Speaking to Radio 4, he said: “These days if you have an erection on screen, the issue is is it a 15 level erection or an 18 level erection.

“We’ve been consulting with the public on this and in 2013, we liberalised slightly and we’re now going back to the public as we speak and saying, ‘have we got this right? have we done what you asked us to do in terms of he we classify erections?’”

Non-sexual nudity is currently able to appear in U or PG films, meaning it is able to be viewed by children.

It is when nudity becomes sexual that it needs to be censored, with the strength of the nudity determining whether it should be shown in a 15 or 18 classified production.

But now we could all be free to watch nudity if the guidelines are passed.

He continued: “It’s clear from the research we’re doing at the moment and were doing four/five years ago and, to an extent, before that that the public are relaxed about nudity and don’t equate it to sex.”

It has been claimed before that the BBFC use the Mull of Kintyre test to decide whether or not a willy can she shown on screen.

It was said that the board would decide if a penis can be shown if it was more erect that the outline of the Mull of Kintyre. However, the BBFC have shot down rumours of the tale, naming it “an urban legend.”

Article courtesy of OK Magazine

https://www.ok.co.uk/tv/1374952/more-erect-willies-coming-tv-genitals-bbfc

Nudist answer to AirBnB launches offering.

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NUDIST ANSWER TO AIRBNB LAUNCHES OFFERING ACCOMMODATION FOR NATURISTS

Travellers can use the new site to find naturist-friendly holiday rentals / Getty Images/iStockphoto

This new Airbnb-style site enables travellers to search a database of over 200 naturist-friendly properties

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A new Airbnb-style booking site has launched to help naturist travellers find private holiday rentals where they can let it all hang out.

NaturistBnB was started earlier this year by Finnish couple Petri and Minna Karjalainen and lists over 200 properties worldwide, with new holiday rentals added every day. Listings include a North London sofabed, a Valencia B&B with a clothes-free zone (you have to be dressed for breakfast) and a guesthouse in a gated nudist community in Indiana. Dozens of stays have been booked through the website, with the first trips taking place in June.

Read the full article from UK newspaper The Independent here:

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/naturistbnb-nudists-holiday-accommodation-booking-website-launch-rentals-a8347251.html

Part of article and photo printed courtesy of The Independent Newspaper.

Don’t forget World Naked Gardening Day 5th May 2018

Don’t forget #worldnakedgardeningday 5th May 2018

Gardening naked is not only a simple joy, it reminds us–even if only for those few sunkissed minutes–that we can be honest with who we are as humans and as part of this planet.

Don’t forget to share your photos using the hashtag. Let’s show the world we love gardening, our planet, the environment and our bodies!

www.wngd.org

Planting up ‘plug’ plants

It’s Saturday 21st April 2018, that time of the year when the plug plants I order annually from Sutton’s Seeds arrive.

I tried to grow my favourite Begonia from seed and found it very difficult, so every year I buy a good value pack of extra value plugs, quite small plants which you have to grown on yourself in the windowsill. They’re not big enough of hardy enough to be planted outside yet.

Luckily the weather is very warm and sunny 23 degrees (for the time of year) so I enjoyed a comfortable clothes free morning planting them up using new multi purpose compost.

Fingers crossed by the middle/ end of May, the plants will be large enough to begin to plant outside when the risk of frost would have disappeared.

Bye for now.

World Naked Gardening Day is coming soon!

For those of us living in the northern hemisphere, Spring has arrived and this means World Naked Gardening Day is fast approaching.

Time to mark Saturday 5th May 2018 in your diaries.

World Naked Gardening Day is an annual event (this year will be its fourteenth) and encourages people to get outdoors in your garden and enjoy the simple pleasure of connecting with the natural world while being clothes free.

You don’t have to have a garden to join in, in fact many people will not have access to one or they may not be able to be nude in their own garden, it’s about being naked and connecting with nature, why not spend a few hours naked indoors and make up some potted plant arrangements for the window sill? Or Potter about on your terrace or balcony. Plant some seeds or create a terrarium indoors with succulent plants – the activities are simple and varied and the connection is being naked and free.

Why not join in and share your photos on social media on the day using #wngd

Resources:

www.wngd.org

Going nude makes you happier…

Breaking nudes! Going naked makes you feel happier, scientist discovers

Got the January blues? Try taking off all your clothes. At least that’s what one scientist suggests after discovering that humans feel more content when completely naked.

Naturists are happier than most people and feel more secure in their bodies, a study by Dr. Keon West of Goldsmiths University in London has found.

When the psychologist conducted further research, he discovered that people report feeling happier after baring it all than they did when clothed.

A lot of research has shown people don’t like their bodies, and that this is fairly independent of what their bodies actually look like,” said West, as quoted by the Times.

Most people think they are too fat or too skinny, and it is a very serious problem that makes a lot of people unhappy,” he explained.

People who engage in nudist activities – such as topless sunbathing, naked bike riding, and visiting nudist colonies – seem to avoid this problem.

“What we found was a very good correlation. Generally, if you did these activities, the longer you did them and the more frequently you did them, the happier you were,” West said.

Discontent with body image can lead to more serious mental health conditions, such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), which up to 20 percent of people who undergo cosmetic surgery could be suffering from, according research cited by the Guardian.

West’s study has discovered that the simple act of taking off one’s clothes could help people overcome negative body images.

In a second test, he psychologically assessed people before and after they took part in a ‘Bare all for Polar Bears’ event in Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Participants reported feeling happier afterwards.

Now the psychology lecturer wants to find out exactly what causes this positive boost in mood and pinpoint whether it is the act of seeing lots of other people naked or the experience of being seen nude by others that lifts people’s spirits.

Regardless of what he finds out, West advocates going nude as an affordable way to overcome negative feelings about one’s body.

Lots of people will say: ‘Fine, I still won’t do it’. But it’s a widely available and very, very cheap way of fighting body image dissatisfaction. Everyone can take their clothes off, that’s pretty easy,” he noted.

See the article from the link below:

https://www.rt.com/uk/375190-naked-nude-happiness-body/

Article courtesy of RT.com

Photos courtesy of jadeandmary.wordpress.com

Telegraph.co.uk

Have you experienced being naked in snow?

So far this winter, my little corner of southern England has escaped the snow that has been falling in the north of England and Scotland until today, when we woke up to a couple of centimetres of the white stuff!

I’m not a massive fan of snow, yes it’s nice to look at but it makes getting around that much more difficult especially when like me you don’t drive. Taxis and busses stop running and suddenly you’re left to a precarious walk to work or the shops.

Well that aside, Thursday is a non-working day for me, so it was with massive trepidation, excitement and nervousness that I spent a couple of minutes outdoors in my garden in the snow naked! Yes you did read right, naked. No I’m not mad, yes it was extremely cold but in the time it took me to take five photos on self timer and then rush back indoors to have a hot shower, there was no damage done. It was exhilarating and the feeling of ice cold snow and the wind chill around your body is incredible! Well worth an experience for the brave!