Between ‘Go Topless Day’ and ‘Topless Tuesday’

Go Topless Day fell yesterday, August 26th.  I have to say it’s more of a north American phenomenon than elsewhere, but of course we’re going to support equal rights for women, wherever it is in the world. The ‘Go Topless’ organisation claim it to be their ‘constitutional right’, not an argument the rest of the world can necessarily make, but we support our north American sisters in their campaign.

While ‘top free’ equality may seem like something unimportant -suddenly stripping off our bras in Asda/Walmart is an unlikely occurrence- there’s a deeper message, one of the little ways, even in an enlightened west, that women aren’t quite so equal as men.

In other parts of the world women are definitely regarded as second class citizens, or worse.

I’ve no idea if Pookes had anything planned to mark the day, but I note that she has been trying to do a regular ‘Topless Tuesday’ feature while in charge, so I thought I should try to keep that little meme going, with a slight difference…this week making it ‘Topless Monday’, the day between Go Topless Day and a normal Topless Tuesday.

I’m still getting back up to speed, and there’s nothing ‘new’ in the pipeline for Topless Tuesday shots, so you’ll forgive me in using old shots (albeit previously unpublished) from the archives.

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Pru hops onto a merry-go-round at the end of an English pier. 

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On this August Bank Holiday in the UK it is, typically, cold and wet, so the top photo, taken at the end of an English pier, seems appropriate today.

Ella

Turtle Coast/Wild Coast

I was surprised….shocked…to spend part of my hiatus looking over the back pages of SLN to discover we’ve never really looked at Turtle Coast as a naturist destination.

I know we’ve had my policy of ‘genuine naturism’ in place, but quite why Wild Coast & Turtle Beach have never made the cut I’m not quite sure. Wild Coast was one of the first naturist locations I ever visited, it was crowded and it was non-sexual (in the main…I’m sure many avatars used it as a place to meet others before slipping off elsewhere…) with only a few cuddle pose balls around. In time it was largely supplanted by Turtle Beach, now the much more active sim of the two (both run by Kaiya Mumba) and Turtle is marginally more ‘in your face’ in terms of the availability of sex poses, but not so much that it should have been an issue for SLN’s policy. I can only suggest that it’s likely it’s been one of those locations (and we did include it in our list of slurls to naturist locations) that I was thinking ‘oh, everyone knows it’ and it has somehow become lost in terms of our reporting. I can only apologise for that.

Turtle is nearly always packed. I’ve logged in at 400am, not so much recently, but a while back when I’d have babies awake in the middle of the night, and you could still find activity going on there.

To right that wrong, I’ve asked Diane to go over there for photographs, utilising different models so that we can bring you a definitive report on Turtle (and Wild Coast), and I’m hoping she’ll come back later this week with a photo-essay we can give you on these long-standing and active SL naturist locations.turtle6_001b

 

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A sign at the entrance makes it blatantly clear that Wild Coast/Turtle Coast’s rules fit easily within SLN’s policy of ‘genuine naturism’

 

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Photos from Turtle’s revolving message board at the entrance capture a flavour of the sim.

In the meantime you can find a slurl to Turtle & Wild Coast on our links page.

Ella