Invisible nudity

Model naked from the waist down walks around Hong Kong - and hardly anybody notices.


Your human body … is not a crime

My husband says, "It's just Facebook, hunny"...

But it is not just Facebook. This is the society that we live in. This is the climate of judgment and shame that you encounter when you share images of human nudity as art.

It's punishable for you to share images from classic works of art or a figure drawing class or even a mother breastfeeding her child. Censorship on Facebook is just a reflection of the bigger battle you face when you draw, paint or photograph a naked human being.

We do not create this body of art to shock, offend, or arouse a mindless lust. We create so that all of us may come to see our shared humanity as a miraculous work of art.

What do you think? Is your naked body obscene? Is it a crime to share artistic images of naked humanity?
Reclaim your experience of human beauty!

Christa Maier
Editorial Director


INF - Worlwide Press Realese

A Federação Naturista Internacional opõe-se a toda a censura sobre a naturalidade do corpo humano. A nudez constituí uma expressão fundamental do naturismo. O corpo humano no seu estado natural não é nem indecente nem obsceno. Como pode ser evidenciado por mais de um século de experiência naturista e uma abundante pesquisa académica, a nudez por si só não é não se torna mais sexual do que um corpo escondido por roupas.

Estamos particularmente preocupados com a crescente censura de nudez nas redes sociais. Espaços como o Facebook tornaram-se de tal forma omnipresentes que constituem actualmente
espaços públicos. Solicitamos aos governos de cada país uma regulação destes serviços que permitam garantir a liberdade de expressão e evitar a supressão de ideias por meio de políticas de censura etnocêntricas.

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The International Naturist Federation opposes all censorship of the natural human body. Nudity is a fundamental expression of naturism. The human body in its natural state is neither indecent nor obscene. As evidenced by over a century of naturist experience and an abundance of scholarly research, mere nudity is not inherently any more sexual than a body concealed by clothing.

We are particularly concerned about increasing censorship of nudity in social media. Services such as Facebook have become so ubiquitous that they are effectively public spaces. We urge governments to regulate these services to secure free speech and prevent the suppression of ideas through ethnocentric censorship policies.

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Die Internationale Naturisten-Föderation tritt gegen jegliche Zensur des natürlichen, menschlichen Körpers auf. Nacktheit stellt einen grundlegenden Ausdruck des Naturismus dar. Der menschliche Körper in seinem naturbelassenen Zustand ist weder unsittlich noch obszön. Das zeigt sich in der über einem Jahrhundert bestehenden Anhängererfahrung sowie in der Fülle an wissenschaftlicher Forschung, denn Nacktheit ist von Natur aus nicht sexueller als ein mit Kleidung verdeckter Körper.

Insbesondere sind wir über die zunehmende Zensur hinsichtlich Nacktheit in den sozialen Medien betroffen. Dienstleistungen wie beispielsweise Facebook sind dermaßen allgegenwärtig geworden, dass sie quasi zur öffentlichen Sphäre zählen. Wir fordern daher die Regierungen auf diese Dienstleistungen zu regulieren, um die Meinungsfreiheit zu gewährleisten und die Unterdrückung von Meinungen durch ethnozentrische Zensur-Politik zu unterbinden.

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La Fédération naturiste internationale s’oppose à toute censure du corps humain au naturel. La nudité est une expression fondamentale du naturisme. Le corps humain dans son état naturel n’est ni indécent ni obscène. Comme cela a été prouvé par plus d’un siècle de pratique naturiste et par d’abondantes recherches universitaires, la simple nudité n’est en soi pas plus sexuelle qu’un corps dissimulé par des vêtements.

Aussi sommes-nous particulièrement préoccupés par l’augmentation des cas de censure de la nudité dans les médias sociaux. Des organismes de service comme Facebook ont atteint une telle ubiquité qu’ils sont devenus de fait des espaces publics. En conséquence, nous demandons instamment aux gouvernements de réglementer ces services afin d’assurer la liberté d’expression et de prévenir la suppression d’idées par des politiques de censure ethnocentriques.
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Free the nipple - Iceland

Last Saturday in front of the Parliament building in Reykjavik , the " Free The Nipple Movement " went topless .

The "Free The Nipple" movement is getting bigger after a teen in Iceland was made fun of, showing a photo of her breasts to promote a "Free The Nipple" day at her college, and as you can see, the weather was excellent.


1 of 8 - Join an organization

1 of 8 : Support and defend nudist and naturists rights

Join an organization
Join an organization that promotes naked lifestyle and that helps to protect the rights of nudists.

Choose one of the Portuguese naturist organizations and request your International INF Naturist Membership Card issue by Portuguese Naturism Federation (FPN) or join directly FPN.

In both cases you will get the International Naturist Federation (INF) membership card accepted or recognize worldwide.

By joining you are helping local, national and international organizations.

It isn't nearly as important which organization you choose as it is that you choose one and join.

Sometimes it seems these organizations are not doing enough but all do what they can with the resources they have available.

Many of them are seeing declines in members these days which limits their influence.

There is strength in numbers and every organization will be better able to advocate for and defend naturist and nudist rights with larger membership bases.

Also, it shouldn't stop with paying your dues and getting the membership card.

Get involved where you can with the organization. Most have volunteer positions that never get filled.

Also, hold them accountable when you find issues they should be involved in but aren't. Membership has its privileges!

Learn how to join Portuguese naked organization here.

Annual membership fee from 22.5€ to 40€, depending on age and chosen organization.

Suggested by the author:

Nudist culture year in review 2013 Stopping the loss of public clothing-optional recreational areas

During this mouth I will adapt to Portuguese naked environment and post the 8 actions suggested by Larry Darter, stay tune on Walking Naturally blog.  

Adapted related topics:
Main article 8 strategies to support and defend nudist and naturists rights  
1 - Join an organization  
2 - Support FPN - Portuguese Naturism Federation  
3 - Come out of the closet
4 - Write to your local news outlets  
5 - Write to government officials  
6 - Create a blog about naturism  
7 - Network with other naturists
 8 - Get involved with local projects  

Credits: Adpated to Portuguese naked environemnt by Walking Naturally blog from article originally publish by Larry Darter visit is article


Naturism - RIP or survive?

Portuguese naturists or nudist tend to take for granted all that we have , but the world is changing and sooner or later intolerance against naked life style will came to Portugal .

We are on the way to a less tolerant, more aggressive and more economic society.

The combinations of these factors are putting a huge pressure to all the achievements realized ​​by naturists and nudists until our time.

The international news along 2013 showed a clear setback acceptance of nude lifestyle, not in practitioners, but in bans outdoors spaces for practice.

USA, Spain and England are examples of publicized cases along 2013.


Quinta do Maral

The first naturist camping in Portugal owned by Portuguese was legalize today.

Nuno and Paula are a  young couple and they choose this job for they life´s.

Visit here
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Mpenjati Beach

Video report of the first day on the first official nude beach in South Africa.


INF Focus April 2015

Visit FPN - Portuguese Naturist Federation,   web site to read INF last newsletter:
 INF Focus April 2005.


Higher Self

Eu Maior (Higher Self) is a Brazilian feature-length documentary presenting a fresh look at self-knowledge and the pursuit of happiness. The filmmakers interviewed thirty individuals with distinct backgrounds, including spiritual leaders, intellectuals, artists and professional athletes. For more information, please visit www.eumaior.com.br.

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