Want to advertise with us?

If you’re a naturist sim owner, events organiser, naturist accessory builder (genitals, pubic hair, swimwear, anything else you can think of that’s naturist or naturist-related) you might like to consider advertising with SL Naturist.

Our cost to you? Nothing, silly! SL Naturist and like-minded naturist owners/builders work to one another’s mutual benefit. 

Advertising (of sorts) appeared in previous issues of the magazine.

Not an official ‘Naked Dreams’ advertisement, but ‘mocked up’ by us for issues of SLN.

It’s a labour of love for Ella and her team, and I’m delighted that what I imagined would be a ‘niche’ lifestyle blog for a ‘niche’ game-playing system online is rapidly growing in popularity and, readership-wise, is now outstripping (no pun intended) some SL blogs dedicated to fashion, something I’d have imagined would have been much more popular.

That comes down, I think, in part, to the dedication and professionalism of the staff at SLN. I made a wise decision in asking Ella to take on the role of editor and she, in turn, has assembled a group of talented writers and has continued to develop the magazine beyond my initial expectations. I would like to take the opportunity to thank her, Harry, Areola, Pookes, Fionnuala and Pierre for their work and, as time has progressed, their friendship within SL.

I tend to stay away from the day to day operations of the blog (it’s now essentially Ella and her team’s blog born of my mere idea) and I’m not going to change that. My role has been to simply nudge it along occasionally and now I move onto pastures new on a day-to-day SL basis, that of developing ‘sister’ magazine/blogs to SLN, as was always my intention and to develop a ‘stable’ of SL related publications.

Those will be the re-development of what was initially ‘Emmanuelle’s Blog’, and subsequently ‘2EX’ -which is where I initially read Ella’s work (although I knew her from defunct SL naturist sims prior to that)- which some of you may know examined the ‘sexier’ end of SL. I now intend to revive ‘2EX’ and assemble a team of writers for that if I can. And can I also find the time to publish a magazine dedicated to SL arts production? We might just be going to find out!

In the meantime, ‘Issue 5’ is well under way for late August publication, so if you do fancy advertising, send Ella an image of your advertisement and we’ll pop it into the magazine, for free of course.

Howie (SLN publisher)

 

Accessorise free!

I have no idea how long this has been up, but over at Eden, right at the tp point, is a board offering a free Eden swimsuit. As well as the thigh high-cut one piece swimsuit, you’ll get a belt for it, and a T shirt proudly proclaiming that ‘At Eden we do it naked’.

Brenda, co-owner of Eden, models the Eden swimsuit on an advertising board at Eden.

I haven’t tried the belt to see if it would work with just the bottoms and ultimately work as bikini briefs that allow you to go topless, but my guess is that it will.

And in the set there’s also a landmark to the makers, Boing, where you can pick up yet another freebie bikini, flip flops (not pictured) and a belly piercing as well.

I picked these up at their Snug Harbor outpost, as what I presume was their main store offered a message ‘region full’. You’ll get both LMs in the Eden freebie, so maybe you can try that too.

‘And what has this to do with naturism?’ you’re asking. ‘Swimwear???’

Boing also offers a selection of wet look/see through swimwear

It has been said before on this blog, and I am happy to repeat the same truism for me too, that even RL naturists aren’t naked all the time. Sometimes -and this goes for textile beach goers too- sometimes it’s necessary to throw on a T shirt after a sea swim, just until warmed through and dried off a little, so the Eden T shirt would be a perfect naturist accessory.

The swimsuit is sexy. A lit bit diaphanous, so tending to show off a little (quite a lot, actually) nipple. And, of course, even when at textile beaches in SL you can proclaim your love for Eden while looking ultra hot!

Fionnuala

Thank you Fionnuala. I like these freebies a lot and I will pick up copies myself and also plan to visit the Boing store. Perhaps the time has come for SLN to commission our own swimwear sets too! 🙂 I shall add these links to the ‘Naturist Accessories’ page in a day or so, after the readers have had a chance to read, visit and grab the sets in both locations: Ella

Gay, lesbian and bisexual naturist locations

I’ve been asked why I’ve not posted on gay, lesbian and bisexual naturist locations. All, of course, exist in SL.

There’s one reason and one reason only. I don’t favour segregation on sexual orientation, in real life or Second Life. Neither would I post on somewhere actively or aggressively promoting itself as ‘heterosexual naturist’ or ‘straight naturist’.

In my mind, we’re all in this (real or Second life) together, and I’m opposed to people being ‘tagged’ in certain ways. That was tried in 1939, right? We aren’t pink triangles or yellow stars. We’re people. Human beings. All God’s children. However you wish to call it.

Some, both gay and lesbian, will insist ‘no women welcome’ or ‘no male avatars’. So, while gays campaign, rightly, for their rights and equality, which should have been in place in the last century, they seem to imagine others should respect this while they choose to discriminate on the basis of (hetero)sexual orientation. Go figure!

I don’t actually care if this view ‘offends’ people, either from ‘straights’ who hold the view that gay people are some sort of sub-species, or gays who will take issue with me referring to them as discriminatory.

Would a SL sim be permitted to say ‘no black avatars allowed’? I don’t think so. So why does anyone imagine the sign ‘no male avatars’ allowed should be permitted?

By all means construct a gay or lesbian sim, for naturism or any other sort of activity, but for goodness sake don’t insult us with your own narrow minded views.

 

Spurt Gay beach ‘No women’, it says on its TP notice. 😦

Sinful Lesbian Delights ‘Women only, men only permitted by special invitation, nudity not compulsory but encouraged’

What possible ‘special invitation’ circumstances might exist? Although they at least acknowledge men might be able to visit.

The Bisexual Nudist Beach This looks like a nice little beach at first glance. No poses glaringly obvious, so we might do a report on this one.

French Lovers Resort : Naturist Gay Zone There is no clear indication of a particular sex being banned, so it’s not clear if ‘gay’ would mean a welcome for lesbians too. It’s an utterly gorgeous build, and a Francophone (French speaking) sim. I’ll see if we can find out more about this one and maybe report on it too.

Others exist too, but they seem to be little more than sex places, so they wouldn’t even make the cut for SL Naturist if they weren’t operating sexual apartheid.

Ella