Hairy armpits

I hope that those of you overseas (from the UK) might be able to see this video of an attractive woman offering ‘free hugs’ which then result in the woman displaying hairy armpits.





The numbers of those accepting free hugs for an armpit shaved woman, and an unshaven armpit woman were roughly the same, but the lady involved found that people recoiled in horror (see below) or adopted a ‘hey, we’re liberal, do what you wanna do, sister’ attitude.



The conclusion, correctly, was that it’s a ‘buying into the accepted norm’ sort of thing.

Hairy armpits, on women, are a natural thing. Why the recoiling in horror?

Edited to add: This morning, the Daily Mail carries a story about a new book on the life of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his lover, Claretta Petacci. One photo immediately grabbed my attention…


I repeat, body hair is a natural thing. When did we become so afraid of it?


The Canal

Irish avatar (and naturist, on holiday, never at home in the Emerald Isle, she tells us) Caireann is a Dubliner who jogs or cycles the Royal Canal, Dublin, on an almost daily basis. She’s also a long-term friend of SLN.




As it reaches central Dublin it’s wide enough to house pleasure craft and houseboats (I know, I’ve visited Dublin and seen them). While it’s probably not an ideal naturist environment in the centre of a city, Caireann was excited to see that Blue Lagoon Marina in Second Life has ‘some sense of the Royal Canal about it…the locks and the houseboats. If I can’t get my kit off in a real life Royal Canal scenario, I can do that in Second Life!’



I mention this because I’ve been in touch with those who run the Blue Lagoon Marina naturist estate and I’m working on a major posting for what I think is the major single naturist story within SL for quite a while.

For breadth, depth and scope, and variety of environments, it rivals the Eden Naturist Estate. As I say, there’s a major blog posting coming on BLM, but in the meantime I thought I’d utilise Caireann’s photos and just a little background to another of those urban arteries fallen into disrepair and then, in recent years, revived beyond even former glories.

Incidentally, I’m in Dublin myself in the middle of March, so I’ll be exploring any naturist opportunities in Ireland, and bringing you a little travelogue on the weekend. It’s a work-related thing, so probably not any opportunity to do anything naturist, but it doesn’t mean I can’t research it…just in case! 🙂

I’ve booked a ferry crossing from Scotland to Northern Ireland, and driving south to Dublin for a weekend of *sigh* seminars, never something to gladden my heart. Still, I’ve been to both Belfast (capital of Northern Ireland) and Dublin (capital of the Republic of Ireland) before and found everyone to be warm, friendly, welcoming, chatty and great fun! The icing on the cake would be a little bit of a naturist swim 😉 If you’re Irish, naturist, and know of any indoor (or outdoor…but it’s March!) naturism available, please drop me a message on the blog or IM me online! I’m travelling on the afternoon of March 10th and will be in Ireland for the entire weekend, driving and ferrying back home on the Monday.




Liars, fakers, sex addicts…

On the ‘About Us’ section of the blog, a correspondent writes…’Why do you pretend this is about fresh air and living in the Natural state. It is all about loads of on tap Sex for sex addicts. # So many liars snd fakers out there’

To which I have  (initially) responded…

That’s not an untypical response and yes, there are ‘naturists’ for whom the lifestyle is just that…an opportunity for sex. One or two real life locations do cater for that, such as Cap D’Agde in France and Hedonism in Jamaica. They aren’t, however, typical of the naturist lifestyle. They are an anomaly. I don’t need to ‘pretend’. For most naturists the lifestyle is about fresh air and living in the natural state, and the notion that it’s ‘on tap sex’ is risible. In some resorts the demographic is 50-70+. That’s not to say 50+ year olds aren’t capable of having, or enjoying sex (and not necessarily even with a life partner), but it’s laughable to suggest it’s ‘sex addicts’. Yes, there are liars and fakers out there, not so different from any other lifestyle grouping in society as a whole. The blog has a very clear agenda, and that’s to ignore the liars, fakers, sex addicts (in real life) who would seek to use naturism for their own ends, and promote it as it overwhelmingly is, a celebration of fresh air, living in a natural state, eating healthily, taking exercise and so on.


Let me, however, expand on that initial reply, by pointing at numerous, reports, backed up by science that suggest nudity is good for you. Even sleeping nude, alone, may provide some benefits to your health. I won’t re-heat those arguments at length here, as it’s a topic we regularly highlight, except to say that there isn’t much ‘on tap sex for sex addicts’ (self-love notwithstanding) by sleeping nude, and self-love, as practiced in masturbation (not a topic is part of SLN”s remit), also has apparent health benefits.


Because masturbation isn’t really the remit of this blog, nor something I feel compelled to research widely and deeply, you’ll need to undertake your own research further on this matter.



Does she seem sexually aroused? Or simply living life for the moment, without the encumbrance of unnecessary clothing?


Focussed on the game, not on her, and entirely unaroused by her naked form. Living life naturally? Or a ‘sex addict’?


Washing dishes. Not exactly a situation that will lead to ‘on tap sex’.


Naturism is a family orientated lifestyle.


Naturism often involves healthy exercise.


This ‘sex addict’ is clearly in the wrong place for ‘on tap sex’.


‘Sex addicts’ in obvious search of the nearest orgy.


I won’t labour the point further than I have in the captions to the above photographs. I suspect we’re being trolled by liars and fakers, but in an increasingly conservative world it’s sometimes hard to tell. With ‘fake news‘ being the mot du jour, I suppose we’ve got to be aware of ‘fake replies’ to our blogging too.

Yes, the periphery of naturism, i.e. ‘naturist’ blogs and tumblr sites who only ever feature one gender in gynaecological poses or in various states of arousal certainly are authored by liars and fakers or resorts where group sex or wife-swapping are part of the agenda aren’t filled with liars and fakers who aren’t genuine naturists. The fact remains, though, that the overwhelming majority of naturism is about fresh air and living in a natural state without unnecessary clothing. Nothing more, nothing less.