Goodbye Tumblr?

Our learning curve continues, and this week we’ve learned that Tumblr is to ban all nude content. I’m not sure how they actually police that. I assume a ‘flesh identifying algorithm’. But it certainly appears to be the talk of those who use that service to promote naturist (and other more overtly sexual) content.

It seems clear to me that Ella has previously utilised Tumblr as a source of photos, so I’m not quite sure what will happen if we lose that resource. Time will tell.

It’s hard to know exactly where things are headed in the light of what appears to be a new Puritanism.

I’ve just had a bit of a search on Tumblr and it seems that there are many, many sites promoting guns, drugs, far right and anti Islamic sentiments. But nudity is deemed more problematic that any of those? I don’t get it.

I’ll keep watching Tumblr in the meantime. Their nudity ban apparently goes live on Monday.


(Edited to add…I note that youtube is also requiring a ‘sign in’ for videos that might be ‘inappropriate’. Oddly, I was able to find many youtube videos of the likes of beheadings in the Middle East, none of which carried the ‘inappropriate’ tag. OK, there was no actual footage of the murders in them, but I still find it odd that the subtext of radical, religious violence goes unremarked while a naked body needs a warning).

Among the Wildflowers (reborn) : Resort report

One of the things I picked up on when reading the archives was that Ella very much kept locations with sex poses off the table. Gigi and I won’t be doing that, basically because we can’t afford to!

With fewer naturist locations around than previously (we assume by Ella’s posts this is the case) we’ve simply got to use any location where naturism is possible in the context of SL.

Such is the case with Among the Wildflowers, a location that is ‘reborn’, apparently.

It’s very beautiful, not all of it naturist (I think) but you can teleport to a naturist club part of it which is shown in the photos above and below.

Although, as the photo above shows, it’s not all innocence, so beware if you’re of Ella’s mindset regarding your naturism.

It has a very photogenic look, very prettily laid out, and I particularly liked this guitar shaped swimming pool.


Flo and Gigi


If you were wondering about a lack of posts, Flo and I made a pact to read through the archives, all of them, before committing to print. We both felt we needed to pick up the background vibe to SLN before ploughing on, and that’s what we’ve done. It has taken a couple of weeks for me to work my way through several years of posting 🙂

I’m glad to say we’re both ready to go now!

More posts over the weekend.