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May, 2016

Is it OK to be naked in front of your kids? (Rebecca Koncienzcy, Liverpool Echo, Wednesday, May 25, 2016)
Naked bike rider spotted in quiet Suffolk village (Sarah Barth,, Sunday, May 22, 2016)
No Clothes? No Beach. Court Rules Against Spanish Naturists (Harold Heckle, Associated Press via ABC News, Saturday, May 21, 2016)
The Bard goes bare: The Tempest performed naked in New York (Mahita Gajanan, The Guardian, Friday, May 20, 2016)
Korean Tourists Feel Most Uncomfortable at Clothing-Optional Beaches (Lina Jang, The Korea Bizwire, Friday, May 20, 2016)
Clothing-optional, gay retreat for men opens outside Crawford (Cassie L. Smith, Waco Tribune, Friday, May 20, 2016)
#Launched: Running of the weird at Bay to Breakers (Natalie DiBlasio, USA Today, Tusday, May 17, 2016)
Should Women be Topless in Public? (Olivia Fleming, Harper's Bazaar, Monday, May 16, 2016)
House rejects toplessness bill (Max Sullivan, SeaCoast Online, Thursday, May 12, 2016)
Sign Up To Pose Nude At The Republican National Convention (Priscilla Frank, Huffington Post, Thursday, May 12, 2016)
We Asked a Young Nudist Why Young People Aren't Nudists Anymore (Sirin Kale, Broadly, Tuesday, May 10, 2016)
Naked boomers struggle to attract younger generation of nudists (Rafferty Baker, CBC News, Monday, May 9, 2016)
Old nudists struggling to recruit nakedness-averse millennials (video) (Katie Dowd, San Francisco Chronicls, Monday, May 9, 2016)
What happened when I did yoga naked with dozens of strangers (Jillian Richardson. New York Post, Monday, May 9, 2016)
From gurning to naturism, British traditions are wonderfully weird (Lynzy Billing, Metro, Friday, May 6, 2016)
Classic Doonesbury (1986) (Cartoon) (Garry B. Trudeau, Washington Post, Friday, May 6, 2016)
No nude bathing on the Fraser Coast as clothing-optional beach proposal knocked back (Ross Kay & Jodie van de Wetering, ABC News Australia, Thursday, May 5, 2016)
Jane Fonda Reveals She Went Skinny-Dipping With Michael Jackson: 'It Was His Idea!' (video) (Naja Rayne, People, Tuesday, May 3, 2016)
5 reasons NOT to get naked in Miami on Naked Gardening Day (David J. Neal, Miami Herald, Tuesday, May 3, 2016)
The Top 12 U.S. Cities for Observing World Naked Gardening Day (John Egan, Lawnstarter, Monday, May 2, 2016)
Gardening naked? OKC named top spot to get in touch with nature (Keaton Fox, KOKH, Monday, May 2, 2016)
Transient accused of killing Middletown yoga teacher, San Francisco tourist pleads guilty (Paul Elias, Associated Press via Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, Monday, May 2, 2016)
Dear Prudence: Help! The Neighbor's Kids Spied on Us Skinny Dipping (Mallory Ortberg, Slate, Monday, May 2, 2016)
Naked Jungle Run in Thailand in October 2016 (Dfly, Monday, May 2, 2016)
Village peep-le: Nude laundry, shopping starkers or banking in the buff... being naked is an everyday thing for this lot on holiday (Lee Price, The Sun, Sunday, May 1, 2016)
A clothes call in the garden (Caroline Dohack, Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Missouri, Sunday, May 1, 2016)
Nude student swimmers brave the cold for May Day dip (achel O'Donoghue, Daily Star, Sunday, May 1, 2016)

April, 2016

Nude spots to surf spots: 32 great Bay Area beaches (David Curran, San Francisco Chronicle, Friday, April 29, 2016)
Fisherman recounts river rescue of naked man (video) (Evan Schreiber, KRCR 7 ABC Sacramento, Friday, April 29, 2016)
Naked man rescued from chilly Sacramento River (Kelli Saam, KRCR 7 ABC, Friday, April 29, 2016)
Shelf Discovery: Skinny Dipping with Murder by Auralee Wallace (audio) (Kristin Dreyer Kramer, WCBE 90.5 FM, Monday, April 25, 2016)
Police: Autistic Teen Found At Beach Without Clothes On After Walking Out Of School (audio) (Holli Haerr, CBS New York, Sunday, April 24, 2016)
Would you dine in a naked restaurant? (Michael Stankiewicz, WTOP, Michael Stankiewicz)
A Naked and Afraid Contestant Just Proposed to His Girlfriend (Naked, Of Course) (video) (Jamie Cuccinelli, Brides, Saturday, April 23, 2016)
Studio Visit: Rocky Angel (Oakland) (Athan B. Gallery, Friday, April 22, 2016)
Why Did Huntington Beach Ban Naturists From a Public Pool They Had Used for Years? (Steve Lowery, OC Weekly, Orange County CA, Thursday, April 21, 2016)
Nude Restaurant to Open in London (video) (ABC News, Thursday, April 21, 2016)
"Clothing Optional" London Pop-Up Restaurant Requires Bare Necessities to Dine (Abbey White, Paste Magazine, Thursday, April 21, 2016)
Naked dining: London is about to get its first 'clothing-optional' restaurant (James Tennent, International Business Times, Wednesday, April 20, 2016)
A New Naked Restaurant Says It Has An 8,000-Person Waiting List To Dine (Laura Wagner, National Public Radio (NPR), April 20, 2016)
Gallery sues over fines for artwork of partially nude woman (Associated Press via Philadelphia Enquirer, Wednesday, April 20, 2016)
Zits: Hey, Dad, I-- (comic) (Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman, Zits Comics, Tuesday, April 19, 2016)
Emergency crews rescue naked swimmer from Estero Americano (Mary Callahan, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Monday, April 18, 2016)
Hearing on Penang nudist event put off to May 5 (Free Malaysia Today, Friday, April 15, 2016)
How floating naked may offer relief from pain, stress (Lindsay Carlton, Fox news, Thursday, April 14, 2016)
I got naked for the camera because fat bodies need to be seen (Joni Edelman, Ravishly, Wednesday, April 13, 2016)
Naked Pictures in Tibet Cause Online Controvery (Manya Koetse, What's On Weibo, Wednesday, April 13, 2016)
Clothing-optional RV park drawing mixed emotions from Palestine community (video) (Cara Prichard, KETK-NBC, Wednesday, April 13, 2016)
Skinny-dipping safaris suggested to supplement struggling fishers (Bobby Jordan, Business Day, Wednesday, April 13, 2016)
Bare Reality: Epsom photographer Laura Dodsworth's breast book becomes a play in Ewell (Jim Palmer, Your Local Guardian, Wednesday, April 13, 2016)
Q&A with Chapel Hill resident who bares everything for TV show "Naked and Afraid" (Brooke Fisher, The Daily Tar Heel, Monday, April 11, 2016)
For Staff on ‘Naked and Afraid,’ Work Is Just a Blur (John Koblin, New York Times, Sunday, April 10, 2016)
County gets RV destination park (Jennifer Sheridan, Palestine Herald-Press, Texas, Tuesday, April 5, 2016)
Skinny dipping is the new rage for singles (Julie Earle-Levine, New York Post, Saturday, April 2, 2016)
Nudists in Plea to Cover Costs (Kieran Rooney, Townsville Bulletin, Saturday, April 2, 2016)
April Fools' Day round-up in Denmark (Christian W, Copenhagen Post, Friday, April 1, 2016)
Conference Aston to strip wardrobes from bedrooms for nudist event (Meet Pie, Friday, April 1, 2016)
Norse nudists plan west side island idyll (Shetland News, Friday, April 1, 2016)
No Welcome Mat For Nudists (Mariane McLeod, Bayshore Broadcasting, Friday, April 1, 2016)

March, 2016

Newest Theatre Woodstock show Bare Bear Bones follows two empty nesters as they accidentally visit a nudist campground (Megan Stacey, Woodstock Sentinel-Review, Thursday, March 31, 2016)
Nudist Dorm Proposed (Kaleigh Farrelly, The Spur, Southwest Minnesota State University, Thursday, March 31, 2016)
Group wants Arkansas's prude nude law revoked (David Koon, Arkansas Times, Thursday, March 31, 2016)
The Hull people signing up to strip naked for Spencer Tunick's Sea Of Hull (Hull Daily Mail, Thursday, March 31, 2016)
Hull City of Culture mass-nude photo interest 'overwhelming' (BBC News Humberside, Thursday, March 31, 2016)
Minnesota man with penchant for nude yard work ordered to build fence (Forum News Service via Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Wednesday, March 30, 2016)
Hull set for City of Culture mass nude photograph (BBC News Humberside, Wednesday, March 30, 2016)
Family of nudist farmers reveal: 'The cows watch us ploughing in the nude!' (Francine Anker, Closer, Thursday, March 24, 2016)
Topless protester dragged out of crowd outside court after Jian Ghomeshi found not guilty (video) (National Post, Thursday, March 24, 2016)
From the Archive: Skinny-dipping in 1950s DeKalb County (Brett Rowland, Daily Chronicle, Tuesday, March 22, 2016)
Watch naked Broad Street reveller be 'rescued' by Bananaman (video) (Jasbir Authi, Birmingham Mail, Monday, March 21, 2016)
Natural Week: Naked in the Woods (Brittany Tedesco, BreakThru Radio, Monday, March 21, 2016)
Wasaga Beach committee of the whole recommends three-year trial (Andrew Philips, Orilla Packet, Thursday, March 17, 2016)
Wasaga council OK with three-year trial for clothing optional beach (Ian Adams, Wasaga Sun, Ontario, Canada, Wednesday, March 16, 2016)
Nudists angry at Budleigh Salterton beach extension block (BBC News, Tuesday, March 15, 2016)
Facebook suspends users over 'nude' photo of Aboriginal women in traditional dress (Penny Timms, ABC News Australia, Tuesday, March 15, 2016)
Budleigh Salterton nudist beach bid defeated (BBC News, Monday, March 14, 2016)
Man rescued by kayaker after skinny dipping in San Jacinto River (video) (KHOU 11 Houston, Saturday, March 12, 2016)
Project Runway All Stars recap: 'Birthday Suits' (Dalene Rovenstine, Entertainment Weekly, Thursday, March 10, 2016)
Project Runway All Stars: Birthday Suits (video) (Season 5, Episode 5, Lifetime, Thursday, March 10, 2016)
On French Island, Nudists Rebuff Clothing Rules (Noemie Bisserbe, The Wall Street Journal, Thursday, March 10, 2016) (subscription required)
A beloved clothing-optional hot springs resort devastated by a Northern California wildfire last year has announced plans to re-open this year (Associated Press via Daily Journal, Wednesday, March 9, 2016)
Wisconsin DNR Closes Clothing Optional Beach Due to Sex and Drug Use (Christie Green, WDJT 58 CBS Milwaukee, Tuesday, March 8, 2016)
Mazo Beach closed, state cites 'illegal' activity (Wisconsin Gazette, Tuesday, March 8, 2016)
Wisconsin DNR closing Mazomanie nude beach effective immediately (Caissa Casarez, WKOW 27 ABC, Tuesday, March 8, 2016)
Woman sues Chicago for indecent exposure fine on 'Go Topless Day' (Tony Briscoe, Chicago Tribune, Friday, March 4, 2016)
Residents, swimmers clash over 'clothing optional' beach (video) (Jim Mendoza, Hawaii News Now, Thursday, March 3, 2016)

February, 2016

Male Politicians Warn Exposed Boobs May Cause Society To Collapse (Nadya Agrawal, Huffington Post, Monday, February 29, 2016)
Last ever Naked Bike Ride in Melbourne (Sarah Barth,, Sunday, February 28, 2016)
New Mexico law will legalize consensual ‘sexting’ between teenagers (The Guardian via Raw Story, Friday, February 26, 2016)
Kate Hudson grew up in a comfortably naked family (Inside Halton, Friday, February 26, 2016)
The rules of going naked in public (Kate Schneider,, Thursday, February 25, 2016)
The law really is an ass! Pictures of a naked JUDGE holidaying at a nudist retreat used online to promote the resort to fellow 'naturists' (Leith Huffadine, Daily Mail, Tuesday, February 16, 2016)
Facebook can be sued for censoring nude painting (Michelle Avenant, IT Web Internet, Monday, February 15, 2016)
Caught on camera: The moment 'drunk British rugby hooligan' swims naked in historic Rome fountain (video) (John Hutchinson & Hannah Roberts, Daily Mail, Monday, February 15, 2016)
Tourist's naked dip in Rome fountain angers locals (Rosie Scammell, The Guardian, Sunday, February 14, 2016)
Facebook to face trial in France over nude painting (IANS via Business Standard, Sunday, February 14, 2016)
Facebook's nudity policy: What you can & cannot post (AP via Economic Times (Times of India), Sunday, February 14, 2016)
Court: Facebook Can Be Sued in France in Nude Painting Case (Philippe Sotto, Associated Press via ABC News, Friday, February 12, 2016)
Mac holding 1st Nearly Naked Mile (Ryne Turke, WLDS FM 107.1, Saturday, February 6, 2016)
Second Careers: Ex-Fidelity Magellan Fund Manager Harry Lange Is The Money Man At Hedonism II Resort (Amy Feldman, Forbes, Friday, February 5, 2016)
Owner of Los Gatos Nudist Resort Sentenced in Water Theft Case (Jennifer Wadsworth, San Jose Inside, Thursday, February 4, 2016)
Nude yoga: Baring all an eye-opening but liberating experience (Damien Larkins, ABC News Australia, Tuesday, February 2, 2016)
San Jose: Lupin Lodge owner sentenced in water theft case (Jason Green, San Jose Mercury News, Tuesday, February 2, 2016)
Nudist resort owner pleads no contest to trespassing, diverting creek water (Bay City News via KRON 4, Monday, February 1, 2016)

January, 2016

How to love your body the Danish way (hint: you'll need to get naked first) (Polly Phillips, The Telegraph, Saturday, January 30, 2016)
From prude to nude: The previously modest woman stripping off to do a VERY public naked swim... after being inspired to bare all by her stripper housemate (Lauren Ingram, Daily Mail Australia, Friday, January 29, 2016)
Dutch saunas warned not to film naked people for security reasons (Dutch News, Thursday, January 28, 2016)
Fruits of Nude Drawing Marathon on Display for One Day in the LES (Josh Keefe, DNA info New York, Wednesday, January 27, 2016)
Rome Covers Up Nude Statues in Museum for Iran President (Video) (ABC News, Wednesday, January 27, 2016)
Italians Mock Cover-Up of Nude Statues for Iranian's Visit (Elisabetta Povoledo, New York Times, Wednesday, January 27, 2016)
Iran's President visits Italy: Nude statues covered (Pietro Lombardi, CNN, Wednesday, January 27, 2016)
Judge orders temporary stop to Springfield ‘nipple law’ (Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press Missoury Lawyers Weekly, Tuesday, January 26, 2016)
Free the Nipple? (video) (Deborah Acosta, New York Times, Tuesday, January 26, 2016)
Meet the Nudists Willing to Sue Their City for the Right to Get Naked (Peter Holslin, Vice, Tuesday, January 26, 2016)
Man climbs mountain to find odd note from a mysterious naked hiker (Hattie Gladwell, Metro, Tuesday, January 26, 2016)
Judge orders temporary stop to 'nipple law' in Missouri city (Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press via Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Monday, January 25, 2016)
This week in history: Jan. 25-31: Jan. 30, 1935 (Konrad Stump, Springfield News-Leader, Sunday, January 24, 2016)
Yorkshire mums go naked after running out of clean clothes during Atlantic row (Ashley Barnard, The Press, York, Sunday, January 24, 2016)
Yorkshire mums row the Atlantic naked after running out of clothes (Yorkshire Post, Sunday, January 24, 2016)
Waiting For Naked Statues At Khajuraho To Be Covered: Nayantara Sahgal (NDTV, India, Sunday, January 24, 2016)
The bare facts: Exploring nude modelling and life art classes in Adelaide (Brett Williamson, ABC News Australia, Thursday, January 21, 2016)
Drop the Bikini? How to Enjoy Co-ed Nude Spas—and Expand Your Cultural Bravery (Jessica Scott-Reid, Wall Street Journal, Thursday, January 21, 2016)
Rosie Waterland posts naked selfie on Facebook to highlight impossible beauty standards (Hayley Gleeson, ABC News Australia, Wednesday, January 20, 2016)
San Jose, Palo Alto students swept to sea are identified; cousin alleges 'lukewarm response' by Coast Guard (Ryan Masters, Santa Cruz Sentinel via San Jose Mercury News, Wednesday, January 20, 2016)
UPDATE: Prayer vigil for two UCSC students swept out to sea (video) (Paul Dudley & Erika Mahoney, KION News 5, Wednesday, January 20, 2016)
Coast Guard suspends search for students swept out to sea near Santa Cruz (Vince Cestone, KRON 4, Tuesday, January 19, 2016)
Topless Baristas Have Taken Over Washington State – and Not All Locals Are Happy (video) (Lydia Price, People, Tuesday, January 19, 2016)
Pilwarren Maslin Beach Nude Games attract hundreds of competitors who dare to bare all (Rebecca Opie, ABC News Adelaide Australia, Sunday, January 17, 2016)
Brisbane 'free the nipple' picnic sparks wider debate about equality (Amy Mitchell-Whittington, Brisbane Times, Saturday, January 15, 2016)
Former nudist resort owner leads screenwriters group (Denise Goolsby, The Desert Sun, Friday, January 15, 2016)
Clothing-optional beach request going back to Wasaga Beach council (Ian Adams, Wasaga Sun, Thursday, January 14, 2016)
50 years ago: 1966 (The Commercial Appeal, Wednesday, January 13, 2016)
Opinion: The naked truth about the First Amendment (Noah Feldman, NorthJersey, Wednesday, January 13, 2016)
Lava Lite, symbol of the 1960s, changes its name (Kim Janssen, Chicago Tribune, Tuesday, January 12, 2016)
‘Women shouldn't hide away’: Swiss artist stages nude protest in Cologne after NYE assaults (video) (Russia Today, Saturday, January 9, 2016)
The Questions I Asked Myself Before My First Polar 'Bare' Plunge At 59 (Sandra LaMorgese, Huffington Post, Friday, January 8, 2016)
15th Annual “No Pants” BART Ride Day (Funcheap, Friday, January 8, 2016)
A Clothing Optional Beach? (audio) (Ian MacLennan, Bayshore Broadcasting, Thursday, January 7, 2016)
Life Changing Moments: Clothing Optional (video) (Michelle Wallen, TEDxChemungRiver, Thursday, January 6, 2016)
Australia's oldest nudist club invites new members to get back to nature (Corey Hague, ABC News Australia, Thursday, January 6, 2016)
Australia's oldest nudist club bares all to win new members (Melanie Kembrey, Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday, January 5, 2016)
Stop! No photos! (Scott Harrison, Los Angeles Times, Monday, Janury 4, 2016)
Playas nudistas, otra opción para sus vacaciones (audio in Spanish) (Blu Radio, Monday, Janury 4, 2016)
Sunbathers want clothing-optional area at Wasaga Beach (Ian Adams, Wasaga Sun vis Simcoe, Friday, January 1, 2016)
Welcome to 2016: Fireworks, music and naked yoga (Jorge Branco, Queendland Times, Friday, January 1, 2016)

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