The year 2015 is officially over, and once again we have compiled our list of typically the most popular articles and posts of the year! We had some fun-filled experiences to recap in 2015, from hiking naked in the mountains to discovering the hidden bare beaches of Israel. These recap posts received a lot of hits, as did our interviews with two creative female photographers whose jobs focused on the human body. Of course an article about NYC Body Painting Day was a big hit too. Though you will never guess what our #1 post was Check out the whole top 10 list below.
In 2015 Jordan and I went to Israel again and were fortunate to detect some naturist spots! One was the biggest naturist festival in the Middle East called The Pashut Festival.
9. Why Bathing Suits Are Pointless
As a naturist I do not hate clothes, but I do loathe bathing suits. My rant against swimsuits undoubtedly resonated with others as it got shared and re-shared across the Internet!
8. The Unclothed Beach At The Dead Sea In Israel
Another memorable naturist experience in Israel. We discovered an unofficial bare beach at the Dead Sea and happily basked in the sun, salty waters and mineral-rich mud. I presume the Dead Sea was designed to be loved naked.
For more on our nudie adventures in Israel, take a look at my review of Ga’ash unclothed beach near Tel Aviv.
7. Naked Beach Photography Dilemmas
We talked a lot about naturism and photography in the last year, and no doubt it’s going to continue to be a frequent topic of discussion. Legal, but non-consensual photography at naked beaches still presents a particularly thorny issue for naturists in the USA (in contrast to other states that have really outlawed it).
6. Erica Simone Nude In New York City
Speaking of unclothed photography In October I interviewed photographer Erica Simone about her collection and publication of bare self portraits in the streets of NYC. She acquired lots of fans in the nudie community following this post and she deserves it!
5. Cock Pics and Manhood Art By Soraya Doolbaz
Artist and photographer Soraya Doolbaz shot the greatest penis pics of 2015 hands down (and members up! .. sorry..couldn’t resist). Her comical, irreverent Dicture Gallery caught quite a bit of focus, and it was so much fun to interview her about male nudity, penis pic etiquette and more on my site.
4. Nude Hiking and Skinny Dipping Review
Our unclothed hiking and skinnydipping excursion to the mountains of southern New York was definitely a highlight of the nudie season a year ago! Over 40 people showed up on a hot weekday in June for an hour hike up the mountain followed by comfortable sunbathing and skinny dipping in the cool, clean lake. Read more and view photos at the recap.
3. Why I’m Getting Naked and Painted
This past summer we had our 2nd annual NYC Body Painting Day with Andy Golub. This epic event had double the variety of artists and models from your previous year and brought thousands of individuals from all over. One of many participating models was Nicolette Barischoff, a writer who has spastic cerebral palsy. Nicolette wrote http://www.thoun.com about modesty, body image and why she determined to be a part of NYBPD.
Felicity, Nicolette Barischoff & Andy Golub at NYC Bodypainting Day 2015
2. Naturist Documentary About Nudist Portal
The first ever FKK documentary was made last winter by a talented young university film student named Dana Schlieman. It runs about 7 minutes in length and features interviews with Jordan and I in our Queens flat. For Dana this was her first exposure (no pun intended) to naturism and so we asked her to write a website about her feelings and thoughts after carrying this out endeavor. We got lots of positive feedback from our community about the documentary in addition to her article.
1. Miss Nude World Nudist Beauty Pageant
Our #1 article of 2015 was about the nudist beauty pageant trend of the mid to late 20thcentury. In a episode of the Naturist Living Show, Stephane had interviewed the owners of Ponderosa Nudist Resort who created the Miss Naked World pageant in 1970. Their huge pageant was one of http://termx.net taking place at nudist resorts across North America during the 70’s.
Nudist Beauty Pageant – Miss Spring Festival Winner 1958
Inspired by this podcast episode, I decided to some of my own research into the pageant phenomenon to figure out why it started and whether it actually fit in with naturist worth at the time. This podcast review and post was the result.
Mercifully the pageants ended at some stage during the 1980’s or 90’s! There are still plenty of old photos of them online.
Part of the reason this post has gotten a great number of views is that nudist beauty pageant and similar phrases are frequently searched for online. While I Had hope that some are in search of info, one might reasonably conclude that most are searching for naked titillation. And so the nudist beauty pageants continue to bring the exact same bunch they always did! (But better they land on our educational web site than one of those naturist photograph-peddler websites – you’ll be able to read what I think about those inmy post about nudist image blogs.)
Young Naturists and Nudists America
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Author of Naturist Website. Cofounder of Nudist Portal. 3rd-generation nudie. Avid reader. Feminist. After I’m not active eating, I’m writing about naturism, censorship, topfree equality, body image and other fun subjects. I like comments, so plz leave a comment when you’ve got something to say!