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Author Archive: Felicity Jones

Author of Felicity's Blog. Co-founder of Young Naturists America. 3rd-generation nudie. Avid reader. Feminist. 70% vegan, 30% vegetarian. When I'm not busy eating, I'm writing about naturism, censorship, topfree equality, body image and other fun topics. I like feedback, so plz leave a comment when you've got something to say!

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Guide to Breasts, Body Image and Boobs in American Culture

| April 13, 2016 | 6 Comments

Female Breasts or Boobs and Mainstream Society Breasts – Most people have them, not everyone loves them but American culture clearly attaches a lot of importance to them. There exists an infatuation with female breasts in particular. This is evidenced in part by the many slang names we have for them – boobs, tata’s, jugs, …
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Casting Call For International Documentary Film About Body Shame

| April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Norwegian Filmmaker Casting For New Documentary On Body Shame We at YNA were recently contacted by a Norwegian filmmaker named Jan Dalchow who is working on a new documentary about body shame and nudity. Him and his team are currently casting for more people who have dealt with negative body image and body shame. The …
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Help Fund Bodypainting Day 2016 On Kickstarter

| April 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Support Bodypainting Day 2016 Through Our New Kickstarter Campaign! **UPDATE**: We have just THREE DAYS remaining on the Kickstarter campaign with about $1800 more needed to reach our goal! We need your help to make Bodypainting Day happen in 2016. Please donate any amount you can, and SHARE the campaign with friends!!! Sunday, May 1st …
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NAC Action Alert: Mazo Nude Beach Closed in Wisconsin

| March 30, 2016 | 3 Comments

Naturist Action Committee: Help Reverse Closure of Mazo Nude Beach On Tuesday, March 8, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that Mazomanie Beach, also known as Mazo Beach, has been closed to the public. Mazo Beach is located on the Wisconsin River in southern WI. Mazo has been a popular nude beach for …
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Project Runway All Stars Naturist Episode: Where Naturism, Body Image and Fashion Intersect

| March 14, 2016 | 11 Comments

The Story Behind the Naturist Episode of Project Runway All Stars One would think that naturism and fashion generally don’t mix but… Of all the production company and TV network pitches we’ve gotten over the years (and there have been a ton of them), the invitation to be part of a fashion reality TV show …
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Project Runway: The Nudist Episode

| March 8, 2016 | 7 Comments

Nudist Episode Airs This Thursday on Project Runway All Stars In June of last year, YNA was asked to participate in a reality show that would seem like the antithesis of what we’re about. It was a fashion competition show called Project Runway All Stars! The show’s producers asked for 10 naturists to be part …
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Nudist Clubhouse Website Was Hacked By Cyber Terrorist

| March 6, 2016 | 17 Comments

Social Networking Site “Nudist Clubhouse” Was Hacked With Members’ Personal Data Stolen Nudist Clubhouse, a nudist forum / social network website, has been down since at least Thursday, March 3rd. According to their website, they were hacked last week by a “cyber terrorist in Ukraine.”   Allegedly, the terrorist hacker managed to download the website’s …
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Teacher Forced to Resign After Student Leaked Nude Photo

| March 5, 2016 | 9 Comments

High School Teacher Forced To Resign and Blamed For Student Stealing and Distributing Her Nude Photo Leigh Ann Arthur, a mechatronics teacher in Union County, South Carolina, resigned after a nude photo of her was publicly shared by a 16-year-old male student. While Arthur was outside her classroom greeting students, this teenage student picked up …
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Why Does Naturism Have a Lady Problem?

| February 22, 2016 | 50 Comments

Why Aren’t There More Women In Nudism / Naturism Today? It’s no secret to most in the naturist community that naturism has a lady problem. While men tend to flock far more easily to social nudity, as though it’s their life calling to be naked, women tend to be far less open to the experience. …
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NAC Action Alert: Nudity Ban in Oregon State Forests

| February 3, 2016 | 6 Comments

Naturist Action Committee: Anti Nudity Rule in Oregon State Forests **Update April 2016 – Win For Naturists** : At their meeting last month, the ODF decided NOT to adopt the anti-nudity rule for “Designated Recreation Areas” in Oregon state forests! The proposed rule would have banned and criminalized simple nudity as well as topfreedom for …
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Zero Waste: Taking Eco-Friendly Naturism to the Next Level

| January 23, 2016 | 5 Comments

Zero Waste, Conscious Consumption and Eco-Friendly Naturism Winter is the season of gift-giving, and while I’m grateful for the things I received over the holidays, I can’t help but think about their packaging. All the plastic, the garbage, the potentially recyclable and completely non-recyclable pieces that have come with these gifts. What will happen to …
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Topless Laws and Topfreedom in New York State

| January 19, 2016 | 2 Comments

NY Laws On Topfreedom, False Arrests and Topfree Equality in NYC Like many U.S. anti-nudity laws, New York’s “Exposure of a person” law — Penal Code 245.01 — includes the female nipple when describing body parts that aren’t allowed to be shown / exposed in public. (With the exception of public breastfeeding.) HOWEVER, this part …
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NAC Action Alert: Help Reverse Ban on Nudist Pool Parties in Huntington Beach, CA

| January 8, 2016 | 1 Comment

City of Huntington Beach, California Just Banned Nudist Pool Parties…Time to take action! The Naturist Action Committee has issued an Action Alert regarding a new administrative rule against nudist pool parties in the seaside city of Huntington Beach, California. Since 2007, a group called Naturists in the O.C. (Orange County) or NitOC for short, has …
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Top 10 YNA Posts From 2015

| January 5, 2016 | 1 Comment

Top 10 Nudist Articles of 2015 by YNA The year 2015 is officially over, and once again we have compiled our list of the most popular articles and posts of the year! We had some fun-filled adventures to recap in 2015, from hiking naked in the mountains to discovering the hidden nude beaches of Israel. These recap …
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Understanding Public and Artistic Nudity Laws in New York

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

New York’s Public Nudity Law and Why Artistic Nudity Is Legal While some U.S. states have strict laws against public nudity, New York State is a little different. New York Penal Code 245.01 “Exposure of a person” states: “A person is guilty of exposure if he appears in a public place in such a manner …
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