Naturism as we know it today is only a century old. Group nudity has, however, existed since the dawn of time. Our distant ancestors lived naked, covering themselves in animal skins only when the weather demanded it. The ancient Olympics were practised naked.
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A "generational clash" between young and older nudists is fuelling growth in nude events, ranging from pop-up dinners in bars and art gallery tours to mini-golf and ten pin bowling. Josh McNicol, the general manager Asia Pacific at Eventbrite, said the number of nude events on the platform had grown per cent across Australia over four years. More than half of the nude events over the past five years have been in NSW. The nude mini-golf event organised by the Young Nudists of Australia. A green wristband means the person has consented to photographs.
The Reamers and their two sons live at a Florida nudist camp.
These are external links and will open in a new window. Naked swimming sessions have been cancelled at a sports centre without consultation, a group of naturists say. Swimmers who stripped off once a month at Alton Sports Centre have been told a new replacement building cannot host the sessions as its pool is overlooked. East Hampshire District Council, which owns the building, said the naturists had been invited "to share their views during the planning process". Julian, who had attended the sessions for the past three years with a group of about 34 others, said he believed they were first held at the centre in the s.
Nine-year-old Alex Reamer, like most boys his age, loves video games, the playground and riding his bike, except he does all these things without wearing clothes. Yes, you read that correctly, he is naked. Alex and his family are nudists.