Naked at Machu Pichu

There have been recent stories of tourists ‘streaking’ at Machu Pichu, with Australians and Canadians arrested for it.

Apparently, it has also become something of an internet ‘meme’, with there being a FB page, ‘Naked at Monuments’, added. How this evades FB’s ludicrous ‘no nudity’ rule isn’t clear.


I picked up the photo (above) from the UK paper the Daily Mail…the consciousness of the British people (not really!) and our self-appointed moral guardian. Note how bottoms need to be pixellated, in case we’re shocked at what a bottom looks like.

The Peruvian authorities have said those indulging are ‘disrespectful’, which may be true, but in essence I’m guessing they harmed no one. And respect for anyone who goes running, for any distance, at high altitude!

(I’ve just noticed that Ella has posted a ‘Naked Jogging’ post today as well, so it looks like we have a ‘naked runners’ theme going today on SLN).

I hopped over to SL’s own Machu Pichu sim in order to show a bit of disrespect as well 😉

In my ‘Spencer’ alt, I took a couple of shots before tp’ing down from the thinner air to my more usual sea-level, naturist haunts.

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For those of you unaware, Daily Mail style, what a human being’s nether regions look like, I’ve blurred the appropriate bits in the third photo. I’d probably advise you to skip over photos 1 & 2. 🙂


Naked jogging

Some of the UK’s papers have picked up on this story from a few nights ago, which has caused some intrigue. I missed the story myself, but my good friend Emmanuelle has passed it onto me. And Emma being Emma, she got out there to replicate the ‘happening’ here in SL.

Uxbridge, I should explain, is esssentially a suburb of London, so it’s a built up, urban area. This isn’t someone jogging through a village high street. The video isn’t of particularly high quality, and for all I know it could have been a jogging outfit in ‘nude’ colours.

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You go, girl! 🙂

I know we’ve been having milder, Spring-like weather here in the UK recently but still….Uxbridge…in March….at night? (That said, if she’s jogging, chances are she and all joggers probably work up enough heat during the exercise. I wouldn’t know, I’ve never done jogging).

And here’s the key point: it isn’t illegal to be naked in public (in England & Wales -I’m not sure of the legal position in Scotland or N.Ireland) unless it’s to cause distress or alarm. And that’s a point worth remembering as summer approaches, and readers maybe fret over what their legal status is. If in doubt, even if you’re going to go topless in a park or on a beach, why not contact your local naturist association? They will almost certainly know the legal position regarding public nudity off by heart.

What strikes me about some of these ‘naked in public’ stories that I pick up from the UK’s media is that a) only the media seem interested, b) these type of events are more and more commonplace, and c) the public doesn’t appear to care. Which is how it should be. And these types of events lead to a ‘normalisation’ of the naked, human body. Which is exactly what it is.

Emma(nuelle) claims she’s now going to do this again, with photos, in a more built up area of SL, in order to really replicate it. Remember to send photos! 🙂

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Heroes of Nat……natural beauty: Vera Fischer

You’ll have noticed that we do, on occasion, do a ‘Heroes of Naturism’ feature.

These are people who do much to promote the lifestyle, some ‘celebrities’, some lesser known.

By portraying the lifestyle accurately, they do much good in ensuring the general public get the right image of naturism.

Today’s heroine is Brazilian actress Vera Fischer. Maybe if you’re in Brazil, you’ll know of her. An actress in Brazilian soap operas, I confess I’d never heard of her until recently. Of course, I’d be equally hard-pressed to know the names, or imagine the faces, of British soap actors or actresses.

Vera Fischer has posed for Brazilian Playboy magazine a couple of times, first in 1982, and then in 2000, when she was fifty years old. I’ve honestly no idea whatsoever on her views to the naturist lifestyle, so she features today on the basis of posing for the cameras at the age of 50 and showing that older women can be as alluring, sexy and beautiful as women half that age.

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Vera Fischer, mostly from the August 1982 Brazilian version of ‘Playboy’, along with a composite photograph of the respective covers featuring her in both 1982 and 2000.

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Vera Ficher from the 2000 photoshoot, including a higher-resolution image of the front cover

I think a case can definitely be made for saying Vera looks more beautiful in the 2000 shoot than she did in 1982. To me, the latter series isn’t about ‘exploitation’. It’s much more about sending a body-positive message to mature women as much as it is about being ‘erotic’ for males.

I (semi) regularly speak of ‘the older avatar’ in SL -my role amongst the staff is more about keeping an eye on that demographic and reporting it back to those of you who may be keen to offer themselves as an ‘older avatar’ in SL- so on that basis I contacted Harry and Diane and asked if they could maybe get a couple of older avatars to pose in a manner that would send exactly that same message. Older avatars (both sexes) can be attractive, sexy, alluring and have the added advantage of life experience that makes them great conversationalists, raconteurs and fabulous SL company.

Harry immediately shot back with the message that I should fill the role of the older female. Oops! Backed into a corner, I had to agree, despite my reluctance. But Harry’s photos (below) manage to make even middle-aged me look good!

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Last one for tonight (or more accurately, first one for Sunday)

This story is attracting some attention on the BBC.

A mother, breastfeeding her baby, finds her photo posted on Facebook (more realistically, Faeces Book, which is why I don’t use it) after naturally feeding her baby in the English midlands.

The photo goes viral, and she finds herself labelled a ‘tramp’ (if this isn’t used beyond the UK ‘slut’ or ‘whore’ might be the best equivalent word for those beyond UK shores).

The reaction, equally, goes viral, and demonstrations are held in support of the young mother. Quite right, too. She was doing a natural thing, on demand.

Oddly enough, one hundred and odd years ago, in the Victorian era, breastfeeding (before ‘formula’ milk) was commonplace…everywhere! Even the English Midlands!


It’s what t*ts were invented for!

It’s one of the most natural things in the world! How people can fact negatively is both amazing and alarming. Both of mine were breastfed and, on occasion, in ‘public’ too, albeit in ‘nursing mothers’ rooms, in the car, and in other locations where my ‘tramp’ status might have been confirmed by others with lives so pure they can be judgemental had they had access to a camera, or the lack of a life, at that precise moment.

I’m disgusted that someone feels the need to take a snap and that they reflexively resort to the horrible, disgusting Facebook to comment. And where is Facebook’s much vaunted ‘no nudity’ rule now? Surely a t*t exposed in public qualifies? Oh, no…their famed double-standards come into play once more. A mother doing what is natural can be labelled a ‘tramp’ and videos to beheadings are acceptable, but a nipple isn’t. You’re screwed up in the head, Mark Zuckenberg.