How Instagram and other sites spot nudity in photos..m

Ever wondered how many social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook who have strict non-nudity rules spot nude photos?

Well it turns out they use an algorithm which automatically searches posted photos and looks for differences in skin tone, colours and size and shape to establish if that photo is showing genitalia.

Sounds crazy? Well I discovered a website which actually uses the same algorithm, you can upload your own photo free of charge and it will scan it using the algorithm and tell you whether it thinks it contains nudity or not.

Now, this is the clever science bit, so sit comfortably. There are methods of cheating this algorithm. I’ve discovered ways of posting fully nude photos on my Instagram that have not been removed. There are many ways to fool the algorithm, including ‘misting’ or taking the area which contains genitals out of focus. If you are smaller in the photo and less prominent, the algorithm is fooled into not spotting you, also including an object near or next to your genital area when you take a photo can also fool the algorithm.

All of my photos below have been posted on Instagram and have not been removed.

Please note I’ve not tried this on Facebook because they are even more stricter than Instagram.

You can access the website and put your own photos through the algorithm here:

http://isitnude.com

So next time you get a nude photo removed by Instagram or another social media site, it’s not always because someone reported it, it’s most likely to be an algorithm….

Can You Come Out as a Naturist and Not Offend Anyone?

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As I state in the title, I have asked myself this question more and more as I socialize and participate in naturist activities.  Even though my husband John does not partake in these gatherings he allows me the freedom to do so and has often taken naked pictures of me around the house so that I can post them on Twitter.

I am a naturist and will not shy away from stating so if it happens to come up in a conversation among friends (truth be told, I usually bring it up!). So, here is the dilemma I face.  As well as having non-naturist social-media accounts; I have naturist accounts for Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, WordPress and Vimeo and yet, I do not state that among my Facebook or non-naturist social-media accounts.  I figure, one day the two worlds will collide as I am getting more naturist  friends from Twitter on Facebook.

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A naked ramble into the woods…

I dusted off my very rarely used Nordic Walking poles and decided to take advantage of the nice late September sunshine and take a little walk towards Harewood Forest on the outskirts of Andover, Hampshire UK.

The Nordic Walking poles actually enable me to walk further than I would normally be able to do because they support my weight and also help to straighten my spine as I walk. The added benefit of an upper body walkout too.

Within 15 minutes I had walked the pathway out of town, under the A303 dual carriageway and into peaceful countryside, I can’t walk too far because I need to judge the distance to walk back, so I decided to turn off the path and into some fields. It was deserted with no one around so I thought it was safe to take off all my clothes and enjoy a walk naked.

I have done this walk many times in the past and have come across occasional dog walker and hiker and almost everyone says hello and smiles. I think providing you say hello and act normally, the fact that you’re naked (although initially a shock) causes no alarm. Some people in the past have said “good for you” and “nice day for a naked walk”.


The feeling of being naked in nature with the sun and air all over my skin is something magical and the majority of people who have never tried being naked in the outdoors are really missing a great feeling.


I enjoyed a 15 minute walk and picked some blackberries in the hedgerows, sat in the grass bare foot and just let the sunshine and peace fill my soul. 

Time then to get dressed again and head back home.

Public nudity in England & Wales – your rights within the law.

It’s not illegal to be naked in public in England & Wales, however if someone is offended by your actions, it then becomes against the law. This very good insight article from a criminal law blog highlights our rights as naturists. 

https://www.kingsleynapley.co.uk/insights/blogs/criminal-law-blog/public-nudity-staying-within-the-law

hiking the Appalachian trail in Vermont… as nature intended

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Although the US has a fame for being a prude country, there are some local exceptions, and Vermont is one of them: there is no state law against public nudity (though there is one against disrobing in public :D) And with all those green mountains around (just think of the state’s name etymology), it’s a perfect destination for naturists!

My long-time pen pal Ed organizes an  annual summer solstice naked hike in Vermont, and though I could never make it for this group hike itself, I went on the same route with Ed and another friend, Matt, just later in summer (mid-August).

naturist 0000 Appalachian trail, Vermont, USA

The route includes a part of the famous Appalachian trail, so you’d expect a few fellow hikers, but it’s great to have the law on your side – just make sure to leave your car naked, and you don’t need to hide!-)

naturist 0003 Appalachian trail, Vermont, USA

Shortly after the trailhead, we…

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