Journee Mondiale du Naturisme


Remember that tomorrow (Sunday 5th of June) is the International Day of Naturism.

Whatever you plan to do, make sure you fit in some naturism if you can.

While today has been warm where I am, it’s also been cloudier than the past week, and so I’ve got to do some SL-FKK related stuff. Tomorrow, the sun promises to be back, hotter than ever, so I’ll be trying to get as much posted as I can tonight, as there’s no guarantee I’ll be around tomorrow. I’ve also booked the day off on Monday as it’s suggested the great weather we’ve had in the north west of the UK continues.

Some scenes of a UK WNBR, and the naturist season is well and truly with us.


WNBR (UK rides)

The World Naked Bike Rides season, as far as the northern hemisphere is concerned, is now in full swing.

Here in the UK it’s Bristol today, Cardiff tomorrow, and then arguably ‘the big weekend’ next weekend, with Manchester, London and Brighton all taking place next week. Elsewhere, I think Los Angeles and Toronto are also next weekend. However, let me remind you…

That’s Manchester next weekend…ahem…next weekend I’m riding in Manchester 😉

It’s not something I’ve done before, and while I’m quite comfortable being nude in a naturist context, it will be strange cycling on the roads, the subject of every camera and smartphone along the route. Because, I’ve witnessed it and done it myself, everybody likes to grab a few shots or a short bit of movie of the WNBR in action.




I’ll be reporting on my experience next weekend. SL Naturist writer Pookes wrote about her experience last year, and as far as I’m aware she’s repeating the experience this year as well. It was her reporting of her experience that encouraged me to get involved this year. I hope we can get Pookes to report from Brighton for SL-FKK.




Nakba Nudes


We’re reluctant to use the image above, as we hate infringing copyright. However, it’s necessary to use something of an image to illustrate the post. As it directs towards the photographer’s blurb page, I hope use of the image is considered ‘fair use’ for the purposes of advertising Brian Grossman’s book of excellent fine art photographs, one with a story behind it as well.

I won’t try to explain the concept, other than to say that it focuses on Israel/Palestine, and insist you head over to Mr.Grossman’s blurb page or his tumblr page to see his magnificent photography and be able to read about the concept behind the book.

Of course, as is usual for us, there was an attempt to recreate real life within Second Life.

Our models don’t quite replicate Palestine and Israel. Ofra (on the right) is Israeli but Sisman (left) is a Turkish avatar.