I hate it when I get to this time of year because naked swimming becomes a distant memory for another winter.

I like to visit the pool every week and do some proper swimming, but I loathe putting on a swimming costume. It’s made more tolerable by the fact that, in the summer months, there’s always a bit of naturism around the corner to level things out but now…

…naturism is possibly 8-9 months away.

I own a couple of SL swimsuits, more for the fact that they’re a simple outfit to put on to do some shopping and with Firestorm’s new ‘avatar complexity’ feature, they keep the complexity levels down.


However I do like this swimsuit from Emerald Couture.

It’s a free group gift, without a group joining fee, and I like the high cut to it as well as the zip up front. If I am to wear a swimsuit in real life, this is the sort of swimsuit I want to wear.


Zip up front shown in greater detail


The sandals are also part of the gift, but as you can see I’ve managed to get myself dressed into a proper swimsuit 😉



A ‘Topless Tuesday’ preview

As Ella suggested yesterday, we’re going to make some minor tweaks to the blog over the next week or two, and the first of these will be to feature, regularly, a ‘Topless Tuesday’ feature.


I’ll preview this tonight with the photo above, the other side of the photo being shown, along with several other ‘TT’ photos, tomorrow.

Another small tweak will be that many of the photos on the blog, as well as some ‘outtakes’ from various photos sessions,  will be featured regularly on our Flickr page And we’ll also be adding an ‘Around the naturist sims’ feature each week. They will not necessarily be ‘in depth’ features but will try to capture a ‘feel’ of how rich and vibrant the naturist lifestyle is in SL. Depending on events taking place, these features may see a sim featured more than once.

I’m also going to utilise another photographer alongside Harry, and get them to approach random naturists at various sims and events and try and grab them for a quick ‘portrait’ of their naturist Second Life, to be featured on these pages, and maybe a quick word about what attracts them to naturism, and how (if) a virtual naturism has resulted in them rethinking their world view on real life naturism…you know the sort of thing we’ll be aiming for. And while it’s not a guaranteed weekly feature, we’ll be trying to return to lengthy ‘real life’ photo essays on various aspects of real life naturism as they’re reported in the mainstream media.