Korean naturism Jangheung 장흥

We have a lot of traffic from Korea (the southern part, anyway, the north spends more time practicing its ‘combat postures’ 😦 …and doesn’t that link show a scary, scary newsreader!)

That led me to consider what, exactly, is the state of naturism in Korea. The answer is there is ‘none’.

What I discovered is that there was a kind of nature park, called Vivi Ecopia, in Jangheung, where those who are so inclined, while segregated by sex, can wander nude through a forest, with an emphasis on well-being, and the place very much linked to a health angle.

That’s very true, of course. There are enormous health (both physical and mental) benefits to going nude where possible.

Whether Vivi Ecopia may actually be regarded as ‘naturist’ in the manner we would understand it is something else. But pointing out the health benefits of naturism (often tied into walking, swimming, etc, as well as healthy eating) is a beginning.

I guess the closest we have to a naturist forest in SL is Lupe’s Magical Forest, and it has a similar sort of effect, in that one can feel better about wandering through nature not doing much of anything if one decides.



Hmm…the page we used to make inworld hyperlinks has changed and I’m not sure how to add a url to Lupe’s now. Typing it into SL’s new page doesn’t even bring it up! That’s how terrific it is! I guess I, and the others, will need to experiment with this to get proper links to locations. In the meantime, I’m afraid you’re going to have to search in world, and tp yourself to Lupes



Mykonos (gone in SL)

Away back in May last year we reported from the Mykonos sim (read the article here)



The photograph (above) should also give you a sense of how true to life the architecture (and colours!) were on the sim.

I went back to it today to find it gone. Typical of the pace at which SL changes. More ‘naturist friendly’ than strictly naturist, it was one of those places that was a little beyond the usual beach places in SL in that it did replicate somewhere real, but with a whole different architectural feel and vibe.

The reason why I went back is that I found a couple of photos online from a photo shoot by the legendary naturist photographer Leif Heilberg.

And they immediately sent me scurrying to the now gone Mykonos sim to show you just how accurately the build compared to real life, and how our photos from a year ago also accurately reflected Heilberg’s classic naturist work.

I’ve no problem in showing RL naturist photos in this instance, on the basis that these are exceptionally well known and classic naturist images by one of the titans of naturist travelogues.

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A shame that such a beautiful build, and the architectural diversity it offered, is now lost to us.