Just a few years back, I would have passed on the chance to take my clothes off and swim naked in the ocean with other people nearby. In a digital age where things can quickly get sexual with a click on our phones, I think it is important to shift the conversation about nudity. Why and how did our bodies become so controversial in our culture? Perhaps a visit to a nudist beach is an ideal opportunity to explore what it is that our bodies truly represent and do. Consider your body as a vehicle for you to live and experience everything the world has to offer…And the world offers a lot more than sex. Japan can be an example.
Baring It All: Why Boys Swam Naked In Chicago High Schools
Celebrities baring it all to flesh out public image
Baring It All is a documentary film about fashion photographer David Jay and The SCAR Project, a series of photographic portraits of young women in various stages of breast cancer and other hormonal cancers. The film focuses the Jay and his motivations for embarking on the project, a departure from fashion photography work, as well as on four different women who chose to participate in The SCAR Project, posing for nude portraits revealing their scars from mastectomies , breast reconstruction and other surgeries related to their treatment. Baring It All deals with themes of body image post-cancer, striving to be "a story of acceptance, a journey of rediscovery and a celebration of life. Many of the women photographed reported similar responses, finding pride and strength through the process of portraiture.
Naked in Helsinki: Baring it All in a Public Sauna
Few traditions are as rooted to the Finnish way of life as the sauna experience. So much, in fact, that most hotels have them even if they are in remote national parks and even families tend to have one in their homes, when they can. If not, will often visit the closest one for a good dose of extreme heat and humidity. First things first: Finnish public nude saunas in spas and swimming halls are gender separated.
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