2013-10-28

South Korea considers first nudist beach

The idea was put forward by the East Sea-Rim Headquarters (ESRH) - a department of the government in the eastern province of Gangwon - but is already receiving protests from the public, officials said on Wednesday.

The proposal envisages opening a nudist area by 2017 to attract more foreign visitors to a province known for its sandy beaches.

"We see this project as part of our efforts to promote tourism," an ESRH official said.

Despite its rapid modernisation, South Korea remains a largely conservative country and the official said the plan would need the approval of local residents.


Reblog from Travel
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2013-10-26

Nudist interview

True nudist interview with Katrina Rainsong

"I have just viewed this wonderful interview with Katrina Rainsong – who is a nude yoga teacher and a naturist – and wanted to share it with you. I have made some kind of a transcript of the video. You can either read the text or view the video. I hope you enjoy it.
The interview starts with"


2013-10-21

Report from the 32nd INF-EuNat Pétanque tournament at CHM Montalivet in France from the 13 until 15-09-2013

This year’s INF-EuNat 32nd Petanque Tournament was held on the site of CHM Montalivet in France, with the committee as well as members of the Association NACA and the Association of Naturist Friends of Montalivet working together to ensure a wonderful weekend of sport.

Competitors and supporters where spread around this large site, with part of the first day being locate your teams! Once the welcome drink on the Friday evening had taken place everyone soon quickly located friends old and new for this popular competition. We had 8 different countries knowing each other very well because they are waiting impatiently every year for this event to happen. Then the flags from United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Germany Switzerland and Luxembourg appeared. So, a total of 251 players and visitors. Some people decorated their tents and caravans with flags and bunting, helping us all to identify were we all where.

The games were declared open by the representative of EuNat Jim Russell Sports Officer and a welcome speech by Peter Brandner and the umpire. Then with a blow of the whistle the tournament was on. AS the morning play was going so well, no-one could have foretold the dread rainfall which happened in the afternoon, when play was not possible due to the heavy downfall. Following a meeting of the responsible coaches it was agreed to postpone play for the rest of the day and begin again early the next day. On waking what a delight to find some warm sun appearing from the clouded skies, once again play was on with an agreed 1 hour for lunch we quickly made up on lost time.

As the sun shone, it was pleasing to hear laughter, deep discussions and friendly banter around the playing areas. The final round was between France and the Netherlands, the home team was defeated by a young Netherlands team in a game that had competitors, supporters and onlookers holding their breath as some challenging shots were played on both sides. A match that will be remembered for a long time for its thrilling conclusion. So in 1ST place was Johan & Djamiila Vink (NFN) in 2nd Claude & Gislaine Pinaud (FFN) with the 3rd place taken by Gerard Ducoin & Viviane Roque (FFN). Within the consolation tournament 33rd place was Kurt & Kathe Dambacher (DFK) in 34th Silvio Reinhardt & Svenja Feddern (DFK); in 35thJan Paashuis & Ali Wijnstekers (NFN) and holding us all up was in 64thFrancesco Ferrant & Luisa Mussa FENAIT. This year’s results marks it as 4 years consecutively a team from the Netherlands have won the EuNat / INF-FNI Petanque Tournament. I think it must be the flat ground so often used to play in the Netherlands!

Last but not least, the management of the CHM offered a free one week holiday for 4 persons to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of the main tournament and to the 1st and the 2nd of the consolation tournament.

During the closing of this tournament all the trophies were handled to the winners, with all the players receiving two bottles of wine one red and one rose. This was quickly followed by the multiple of gifts being handed over to the organizer and site by the federations Sport Responsible and Presidents of the different countries that had taken part in the games.

Concerning the restaurants the food for the weekend was of a high standard with the Saturday Gala Dinner proving to be a great hit.

As the evening carried on we were entertained by a regional musical performance by the 21ST Century Funk; a group of 11 musicians who kept most of us dancing to the midnight hour.

I wish to pass on my thanks to everyone concerned in the organisation of this event. Another year of success, were we meet together played our games, remained overall in good spirit and experienced the delights of the Montalivet site.

At the time of writing this report we do have a Federation that has submitted a request to organize this event in 2014. When we have a date it will be sent out to the federations. I look forward with delight for the coming year’s event.
Jim Russell EuNat/ INF-FNI responsible of sports and leisure for Europe
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2013-10-16

Promoting Naturist Places

CNC promote all naturist places of our Club members in all online publications:

NUwsletter - over 30 issues per year;

Magazine "O Natural" - with four issues per year, online edition and pdf edition open to all public readers via our Blog.
English Edition - soon

Blog - Image and link to your site in Portuguese and English Blog

Club website -
Associates Page;
Protocols Page;
Home Page Banner (*).

(*) 1 banner for single members and 2 banners to couple membership.

To promote your place just join us. Free service to our Club members.  

Space reserved for promote Members
Example:
Image, link and text about your place.

See our Portuguese Newsletter 

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2013-10-14

Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer is a serious issue being faced by women and men, of all ages on a daily basis. These are our mothers, grandmothers, daughters and our aunties, These are our friends, co-workers our neighbors.  And 1 in 7 of them will receive the shocking news of a diagnosis today, tomorrow and every day.

A serious issue requires a serious message - and some serious images.
Recently a television advertisement screened in Scotland showing women’s breasts and nipples illustrating that a lump is not the only indication of breast cancer. This graphic advert resulted in a 50 percent rise in the number of woman contacting their GP about this disease and getting checked.

The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation were advised not to create a similar advert for New Zealand as it would breach standards of decency for television advertising – and be relegated to a late evening time slot.

Nipples are not indecent. They are natural, common to both men and women, and not something secret or dirty. We allow our children to watch daytime and early evening TV with advertisements where men model jeans or underpants topless.

In Portugal we can see nipples on TV, newspaper or magazines at all times, so this is not a problem in our country, but we do understand that in some countries this will be a problem. 

We do believe that some images should be more efficient than lots of words, we do believe that shock images will increase self diagnostic and more doctors appointments .
The Portuguese Naturist Federation and our Club promotes health and well-being.

We commend and support the efforts and successes of the Portuguese Breast Cancer Association and other associations like Laço in educating men and women of our country about the signs of the disease; in supporting those affected by the disease; and their continued work in finding better treatment and greater survival from the disease.

We believe, and results overseas confirm, the most effective method for portraying the seriousness of this disease is through a visually hard-hitting and thought-provoking advertisement campaign.
A serious issue requires a serious message - and some serious images.

Nipples are not indecent and an advertisement that warned and tried to protect the women we love and respect should be screened at any time, anywhere.

You should follow your country's association advice for more information in English visit this one
Adapted from: link
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2013-10-12

Nudist, Naturist Or Clothes Free?

An article giving three definitions about our way of life.

In Portugal naturists follow the INF definition:

"Naturism is a way of life in harmony with nature, expressed through social nudity, linked to self-respect, tolerance of differeing views together with respect for the environment".

And nudism is just a way of been naked.

The Clothes Free option  does not apply and probably will not be used in the future, we like the INF definition and well organized point of view.

Read the next article and give Us your opinion. Will Clothes free be applied in Portugal or even in Europe ? 

What exactly is the difference between a nudist and a naturist? 
For the most part, the terms are used interchangeably, although there is some debate over nuances about meaning.

2013-10-08

Should It Be Illegal For Woman To Go Topless In Public?

A video on a topic that is having a big discussion in the U.S. and all over the world. 

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2013-10-06

Women in Naturism

photo credit
If that picture shows your idea of what it's like to be a woman nudist, you're both right and wrong! Though that was 75 years ago, people still do play volleyball at nudist venues, and many of them are pretty good looking too! On the other hand, most nudist women wouldn't be any more likely to be featured as cheesecake on a magazine cover any more than most Textiles would. 

Nudists/naturists are just ordinary people and come in all sizes and shapes! Women, especially, being generally more sensitive to their appearance than men (thanks to a bunch of social reasons) tend to be reluctant to bare it all in front of strangers. Poor body image, the scourge of women, simply has no place in social nudism.

In fact, the easy shedding of those fears and concerns about one's body is one of the main reasons women become such enthusiastic fans of naturism! Though hard to believe, most women find it amazingly simple to adjust to social nudity; that's because for perhaps the first time in their lives they are in an environment where beauty and shape are not the basis of how others see them. 

There are masses of articles on this subject and we offer some of them here. In most, you will find a similarity as to how nudism not only offers a weekend respite from body image concerns, but carries over into daily life as well. 

As we learn to accept and appreciate ourselves as we are, we're less vulnerable to outside influences working to convince us otherwise!

Originally published

 Link

Naked Conversations with Nude Women (2012, 10 minutes, The Netherlands) from Lundoxia on Vimeo.
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2013-10-05

Bela Vista Beach 2013 meeting

This weekend we are closing outdoor camping activities at Quinta do Maral.

Next weekend we will have a beach activity at Bela Vista Official naturist beach, just 15 minutes from Lisbon or 20 minutes from airport.

Probably the nearest Official naturist from an International Airport in Europe.



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2013-10-02

Join CNC Camping Meeting at Quinta do Maral

Join Us and meet the newest Naturist Camping in Portugal.

From October, 4 we will have our first meeting  at Quinta do Maral:

Quinta do Maral will offer the first chance to get a naked horse tour in a naturist event:

Subscribe now and enjoy a beautiful experience in Serra de São Mamede, Marvão,  Portugal!

    
We advise: naturism practicing could be an addiction that can benefit in large-scale your health and   should be lived with intensity and fullness.
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2013-10-01

One minute News

Our new flag first run promoting our Club in this day with a beech meeting and a nudist race.

Our Club team after at the end of the race.


Our spot for beech meeting. It was an outstanding beech day with an hot and quiet sea.




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