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Here are links to news items that have come to the attention of Bay Area Naturists. Our editorial policy is at the bottom.

February, 2020

New Plymouth nude beach walk not a flop (Jane Matthews, Stuff, Monday, February 17, 2020)
World Naked Bike Ride returns to London in June (Simon MacMichael, Road.cc, Sunday, February 16, 2020)
What naked cleaning is – and why it could be happening near you (Ellie Kendall, Somerset Live, Saturday, February 15, 2020)
Naked bathers want to ‘piggyback’ on Wild Atlantic Way's success (Kieran O'Mahony, The Southern Star, Saturday, February 15, 2020)
From the Pilot archives: No nude bathing in 1979 (Steamboat Pilot & Today, Friday, February 14, 2020)
7 Things to Do in Miami Beach, Florida (South Florida Reporter, Friday, February 14, 2020)
Downward Facing Dong: A Dallas Studio Offers Naked Yoga Classes for Men (Alex Gonzalez, Dallas Observer, Thursday, February 13, 2020)
3 naked yoga poses to try with your partner (Todd Farley, New York Post, Wednesday, February 12, 2020)
Kāpiti Coast woman calls for better beach etiquette after naked encounter (Joel Maxwell, Stuff, Wednesday, February 12, 2020)
Camping in Florida: 10 best campsites (Julio Poletti and Laura Jazmin Tolliver-Jackson, St. Augustine Record, Wednesday, February 12, 2020)
Couple explain how they became nudists, and dispel some myths (Neil Shaw, Surrey Live, Wednesday, February 12, 2020)
This former Bay Area nudist colony compound could be yours for $11.3 million (Alexa Mae Asperin, KRON 4, Wednesday, February 12, 2020)
Albemarle County yoga studio offering clothing optional class (Riley Wyant, WVIR NBC 29, Monday, February 10, 2020)
Nude Nite is back for its 15th year of naked art (Brendan O'Connor, Bungalower, Monday, February 10, 2020)
Sonic is a nudist. Winnie goes bare-bottomed. Why do so many cartoons go naked? We investigate. (Emily Gaudette, Syfy, Monday, February 10, 2020)
Linus van Pelt spotted at nudist resort (Sydney Morning Herald, Monday, February 10, 2020)
Dear Abby: ‘What kind of man is afraid of being naked?’ (Jeanne Phillips, San Jose Mercury News, Sunday, February 9, 2020)
Carnival Legend Hosts Epic Two-Week Nude Cruise (Richard Simms, Cruise Radio, Saturday, February 8, 2020)
Pet hates (Anna Nicholas, Majorca Daily Bulletin, Saturday, February 8, 2020)
George Ezra's new album was inspired by a nude commune (Music News, Saturday, February 8, 2020)
Food in the nude: Switzerland to get its first naked restaurant (The Local Switzerland, Friday, February 7, 2020)
This huge Sonoma estate just listed for $11.3 million. It used to be the site of nudist colony. (Ted Andersen, San Francisco Business Times, Friday, February 7, 2020)
Nudist braves snow in the buff as she enjoys naked skiing holiday on the slopes (Christine Younan, Daily Star, Friday, February 7, 2020)
Palm Springs has a new clothing-optional hotel: Take a look inside Tuscany Manor (Melissa Daniels, Palm Springs Desert Sun, Friday, February 7, 2020)
Nude beach quietly routine at Volusia's southern tip (Jim Abbott, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Friday, February 7, 2020)
A visit to nude beach at Canaveral National Seashore (video) (Rodney Dunn, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Thursday, February 6, 2020)
Vinita [OK] Teacher Suspended After Sharing Nude Photo On Snapchat (video) (News on 6, Thursday, February 6, 2020)
Island House Raw: What's It Really Like at Key West's Clothing-Optional, All-Male Resort? (Bobby Hankinson, Towleroad, Thursday, February 6, 2020)
Inside the World of Nudist Cooking (Kayla Kibbe, Inside Hook, Wednesday, February 5, 2020)
Dining unclad de rigeur at Zipolite's annual nudist festival (El Universal via Mexico News Daily, Tuesday, February 4, 2020)
The Joy of Cooking Naked (Priya Krishna, The New York Times, Tuesday, February 4, 2020)
Public speaker and The English Cream Tea Company boss Jane Malyon gives a talk at a Bournemouth hotel to 180 naturists (Bishop's Stortford Independent, Tuesday, February 4, 2020)
Florida bill would make it legal to be naked at a nude beach (James Call, Herald-Tribune, Tuesday, February 4, 2020)
Nudists lose fight to have campground expanded (Elliot Ferguson, The Kingston Whig-Standard, Monday, February 3, 2020)
Mary Beard on the nude in western art (Audio Podcast) (Mary Beard & Kanina Ramirez, History Extra, Monday, February 3, 2020)
Is serving coffee nearly naked free speech? (Audio Podcast) (Anna Boiko-Weyrauch, KUOW / NPR, Monday, February 3, 2020)
‘The Naked Magicians’ can charm audiences with or without clothes (Anastasia Wilds, The Spectrum, University of Buffalo, Monday, February 3, 2020)
Unashamed: A Romance / Elysia (Blu-ray) (Ian Jane, DVD Talk, Monday, February 3, 2020)
The bare essentials for saving the Boynton Beach Mall (Frank Cerabino, The Palm Beach Post, Monday, February 3, 2020)
Demi Rose shares topless picture of herself skinny dipping in a Mexican sea cave while on a 'cleansing' holiday (Milly Vincent, Daily Mail, Monday, February 3, 2020)
Japan's naked art of body positivity (Lily Crossley-Baxter, BBC Travel, Monday, February 3, 2020)
A dip in the nip: Cork leisure centre hosts naked swimming for nudists who said there was 'great craic in the sauna' (Echo Live, Ireland, Sunday, February 2, 2020)
The very honest confessions of Kent's only 45-an-hour naked cleaner (Vicky Castle, Kent Live, Saturday, February 1, 2020)

January, 2020

Nudist Danish choreographer and performer Mette Ingvartsen comes to Israel (Ori J. Lenkinski, The Jerusalem Post, Thursday, January 30, 2020)
Shiver me timbers: This West Texas Airbnb listing is a clothing-optional yacht docked in the desert (Briana Zamora-Nipper, Click2Houston, Thursday, January 30, 2020)
Reese Witherspoon spilled details about her first-ever movie role in her Instagram walk down memory lane (Arielle Tschinkel, Yahoo! Lifestyle, Thursday, January 30, 2020)
Mary Beard sits for naked portrait in new BBC programme (Lanre Bakare, The Guardian, Thursday, January 30, 2020)
Woman says she was 'humiliated and harassed' by United Airlines staff who stopped her from boarding a plane because of her 'revealing' low-cut top (Carly Stern, Daily Mail via MSN, Tuesday, January 28, 2020)
Police investigate series of burglaries at Cayuga County nudist resort, snowmobile club, sportsman's club (Catie O'Toole, syracuse.com, Monday, January 27, 2020)
Is Naturism the solution to low body confidence? (Stephanie Silom, Bournemouth Buzz, Monday, January 27, 2020)
Nudestock 2020: Dates confirmed for annual week-long nudist festival in Doncaster (Darren Burke, The Star, Monday, January 27, 2020)
7 clothing-optional places to go naked in Colorado (Spencer McKee, The Colorado Springs Gazette, Monday, January 27, 2020)
Naturist campsite footpath rerouted after privacy fears (Ben Frampton, BBC News, Sunday, January 26, 2020)
Public footpath rerouted after two year legal battle because ramblers kept walking through nudist campsite (The Telegraph, Sunday, January 26, 2020)
The Naked Philanthropist vs. The Australian Wildfires (Bryan Lance, Study Breaks, Sunday, January 26, 2020)
What's so wrong with women selling nude photos if that's what they choose to do? (Kate Leaver, Metro, Sunday, January 26, 2020)
Mary Beard explains why men's nudity is more “challenging” than women's in 2020 (Hollie Richardson, Stylist, Saturday, January 25, 2020)
From fig leaves to pinups: Mary Beard on the evolution of the nude (Claire Armitstead, The Guardian, Saturday, January 25, 2020)
Comment: Nothing wrong - and lots right - with a bit of public nudity (Vera Alves, New Zealand Herald, Saturday, January 25, 2020)
'We're constantly asked for pictures': Teen researches why sending naked pics is now normal (Vanessa Blanch, CBC News, Friday, January 24, 2020)
$ On a Nude Beach With My Parents, Baring Almost All (Matt Knight, The New York Times, Friday, January 24, 2020)
7 Clothing-optional places to go naked in Colorado (Spencer McKee, Out There Colorado, Thursday, January 23, 2020)
Naked swimmers at Taupō's Spa Thermal Park outrage mum, daughter (Rachel Sadler, NewsHub, Thursday, January 23, 2020)
Forget 'lewd behaviour' – is being naked around your own kids good for them? (Poppy Noor, The Guardian, Thursday, January 23, 2020)
Costa Almeria News: Active tourism and nature key strands of Vera promotion (Cathy Elelman, EuroWeekly News, Thursday, January 23, 2020)
New Zealand nudists invite newbies for 'Day Without Togs' celebration (Lana Andelane, Newshub, Wednesday, January 22, 2020)
This artist rebelled with nude self-portraits (Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, Wednesday, January 22, 2020)
The Naked Philanthropist: how her sex work has saved millions and how social media chose to react (Madison Rheins, The Highlander, Wednesday, January 22, 2020)
On being Jewish and naked in a German sauna (Mitchell Barak, Jerusalem Post, Wednesday, January 22, 2020)
Judge rejects challenge from Utah woman charged for being topless in her own home (Jessica Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, Tuesday, January 21, 2020)
Should new centre welcome nude swimmers? (Haslmere Herald, Tuesday, January 21, 2020)
The Trailer for Season Two of Portland-Filmed “Shrill” Features a Naked Cyclist, Conveyor Belt Sushi and a Sweet Blazers Jacket (Shannon Gormley, Willamette Week, Monday, January 20, 2020)
10 Questions You Always Wanted To Ask a Nude Art Model (Aashna Sharma, Vice, Monday, January 20, 2020)
Naturists calling for politicians to make Cork the 'nude capital' of Ireland (Jack Beresford, Irish Post, Sunday, January 19, 2020)
Iguanas, Nude Beaches on Agenda for Florida Lawmakers Next Week (Associated Press via ABC 10 Tallahassee, Saturday, January 18, 2020)
My life as Pablo Picasso's muse (Lydia Corbett, as told to Elli Jacobs, Brisbane Times, Saturday, January 18, 2020)
'Naked philanthropist' sending photos in exchange for donations to Puerto Rico (Yahoo! News, Saturday, January 18, 2020)
‘Nude Yoga Girl’ Sits Indian Style While Posing Naked In NYC In Double Photo Update (Kathryn Cook, Inquisitr, Friday, January 17, 2020)
Ban of naturist swimmers from new £20m Alton pool labelled 'discriminatory' (Emma Pengelly, Surrey Live, Friday, January 17, 2020)
Naked cleaners wanted by Irish company (Irish Central, Friday, January 17, 2020)
Meet the nudist whose husband documents her 'swayer' lifestyle and sex party antics (Sophie Roberts, Daily Star, Friday, January 17, 2020)
Naked holidays are on the rise in 2020, from nudist hotels to erotic cruises (Sophie Foster, Daily Star, Friday, January 17, 2020)
Naked and unafraid (Eric Krebs, Yale News, Thursday, January 16, 2020)
Ex-Leeds United keeper David Seaman previews Harry's Heroes return and hilarious nudist encounter (Craig Jones, Leeds Live, Thursday, January 16, 2020)
Welcome to the Age of the Nude Holiday (Tanner Garrity, Inside Hook, Thursday, January 16, 2020)
Fancy A Naked Holiday? Nude Vacations Are Growing In Popularity In 2020 (James Asquith, Forbes, Thursday, January 16, 2020)
Naturists: Cork could be Ireland's 'nude capital' (Sarah Horgan, Echo, Thursday, January 16, 2020)
ondage courses, pleasure rooms and tantric massages: Inside Australia's top nudist retreat and its answer to the Playboy Mansion dubbed 'The Cave' (Brittany Chain, Daily Mail Australia, Wednesday, January 15, 2020)
‘Nude Yoga Girl’ Shows Off Insane Flexibility In Naked New York City Snapshot (Kathryn Cook, Inquisitr, Wednesday, January 15, 2020)
What sleeping naked may reveal about you (Sarah Kocher, SWNA via New York Post, Wednesday, January 15, 2020)
Does the naked body belong on Facebook? It's complicated (Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press via Minneapolis Star Tribune, Wednesday, January 15, 2020)
What to Pack for a Nudist Resort (Ali Wunderman, Fodor's Travel, Tuesday, January 14, 2020)
Supreme Court won't hear challenge to topless bathing ban (video) (Richard Wolf, USA Today, Monday, January 13, 2020)
Naked Man Clinging to Sunset Cliffs Rescued by First Responders (Sophia McCullough, NBC 7 San Diego, Monday, January 13, 2020)
These 8 People Posed Nude To Show That Body Positivity Is For Everyone (Lauren Strapagiel, BuzzFeed News, Monday, January 13, 2020)
Naked man trapped on ledge rescued at Sunset Cliffs (City News Service via Fox 5 San Diego, Sunday, January 12, 2020)
Hundreds of nudists set to take over Alton Towers for 'two nights of clothes freedom' (Carmella de Lucia & Louise Elliott, Cheshire Live, Sunday, January 12, 2020)
My bum went viral after I was snapped trampolining nude – I even spotted it on a greeting card while shopping in Tesco (April Glover & Anna Roberts, The Sun, Saturday, January 11, 2020)
I'm A Plus-Size Woman Of Color. Posing Nude In Front Of Strangers Helped My Self-Esteem (Katherine D. Morgan, Huffington Post, Saturday, January 11, 2020)
Sam Smith strips completely naked for cheeking skinny dipping adventure (Mirror, Saturday, January 11, 2020)
Sam Smith drives fans wild by going bare backside while skinny dipping on holiday (Isla Williams, Metro, Saturday, January 11, 2020)
Naturists slam leisure centre bosses for banning them from swimming naked after new children's play area was built in view of the pool (James Gant, Daily Mail, Saturday, January 11, 2020)
Naturists: Alton's naked swimmers are stripped of pool rights (Ben Ellery, The Times, Saturday, January 11, 2020)
Nudist swimmers complain they have been kicked out of leisure centre after floor to ceiling windows set to be installed (Helena Horton, The Telegraph, Friday, January 10, 2020)
Feminist author claims nude art classes from a young age can make people more 'relaxed' about the human form - but GMB viewers brand the idea 'ridiculous' (Monica Greep, Daily Mail, Friday, January 10, 2020)
Bored with Sunday Service? Maybe Nudist Church Is Your Thing (Michael Hardy, Wired, Friday, January 10, 2020)
Nude photos raised over $1 million for the Australia fires (Terry Nguyen, Vox, Wednesday, January 8, 2020)
Does the US have a problem with topless women? (Dhruti Shah, BBC News US & Canada, Wednesday, January 8, 2020)
Why Going to a Nude Resort Is the Most Freeing Experience (In More Ways Than One) (Charyn Pfeuffer, Shape, Wednesday, January 8, 2020)
California is suing a Silicon Valley billionaire for blocking public access to a beach (Harmeet Kaur, CNN, Tuesday, January 7, 2020)
St. Lucie County could be a step closer to having official nude beach (Al Pefley, WPEC 12 CBS, Tuesday, January 7, 2020)
Call for naked art classes to benefit children in UK schools (Craig Simpson, Telegraph, Tuesday, January 7, 2020)
Donate $10 to Australia, Get a Nude Photo (Jonah Engel Bromwich, New York Times, Tuesday, January 7, 2020)
The Model Who Went Viral For Offering Nude Photos In Exchange For Donations For Australia Said She's Raised An Estimated $1 Million (Lauren Strapagiel, BuzzFeed News, Tuesday, January 7, 2020)
Model selling nude photos for Australian wildfire relief claims Instagram shut down her account (Janine Puhak, Fox News, Monday, January 6, 2020)
US model raises $750k for Australian bushfire relief by sending nude photos (Stuff, Monday, January 6, 2020)
Have Too Many Other Guys Seen Your Boyfriend's Naked Pics? (Brandon Voss, NewNowNext, Sunday, January 5, 2020)
JeffCo homeowner says nudist resort built road on his property without permission (video) (KDVR 2 / Fox 31, Friday, January 3, 2020)
500 people could walk naked in park so people don't have a stroke (Neil Shaw, My London, Friday, January 3, 2020)
Man Gets Sucked Off Rocks by Huge Wave at California Nude Beach (Alexander Haro, The Inertia, Friday, January 3, 2020)
Man gets washed away by colossal Bay Area wave in shocking video (Amanda Bartlett, SF Gate, Thursday, January 2, 2020)
I Went To A Nudist Swingers Resort Without My Girlfriend. Here's What Happened. (Jenny Block, Huffington Post, Thursday, January 2, 2020)
Nudist resort burns down in enormous fire during ‘Nude Year's Eve’ party (Denis Bedoya, Infosurhoy, Thursday, January 2, 2020)
‘Clothing optional resort’ in West Virginia goes up in flames (Brian Niemietz, New York Daily News, Thursday, January 2, 2020)
'Nude Year's Eve': Nudist Resort Goes Up in Flames During Party (Luke Rosiak, The National Interest, Thursday, January 2, 2020)
Nudist Resort Burns Down In Major Fire During ‘Nude Year's Eve’ Party (Luke Rosiak, Daily Caller, Wednesday, January 1, 2020)
Fire closes lodge at Hampshire County clothing-optional resort (Metro News W Va, Wednesday, January 1, 2020)
Outrage as Spain's largest department store comes under siege from naked bodies (Isha Sesay, Euroweekly News, Wednesday, January 1, 2020)
Naked rowers protect modesty with towels in calendar to challenge homophobia (Lucy Middleton, Metro, Wednesday, January 1, 2020)
Naturists to hold ‘clothes optional meal’ in Cambridgeshire (Joel Lamy, Peterborough Telegraph, Wednesday, January 1, 2020)
500 nude sunbathers to take over UK water park for weekend (Brady MacDonald, The Orange County Register, Wednesday, January 1, 2020)

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Editorial Policy: Nudes in the News is for items published in mainstream, edited news media, about sane, law-abiding people who choose to go nude for their own reasons other than financial gain, sexual gratification, insanity, or as part of a crime other than mere nudity. Here, “mainstream news media” means major, edited newspapers, magazines, and radio and TV broadcast stations, and their associated web sites. It specifically excludes un-edited forums and web logs (blogs) written by individuals or special-interest groups with an agenda to promote a particular cause. Naturist-specific forums and blogs are here. If we've omitted any, please let us know. It also excludes press releases posted on web sites dedicated to the purpose of distributing press releases.

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