From the publisher…

Hi, everyone,

Since the demise of Eden Naturopolis late last year SLN HQ has been a skybox.

While it has been fine in terms of SLN staff (and my naturist friends) having a location, it removed us from being part of a naturist community, and a commitment to be integrated into SL’s naturist community is part of what we’re about!

It is only through engagement with other avatars that we can successfully promote the naturist ideal. Not all SL ‘naturists’ actually are RL naturists, and sometimes people get an odd idea about what naturism is all about. This is a thing that Ella continually tried to make clear in her posts, and I’m glad to see GG and Flo are continuing to promote a genuine naturist philosophy, but with their own twist on things.

I’m delighted to say that, as part of our need to engage with a SL naturist community I’ve moved SLN HQ to Lake Nekid, one of the few remaining genuinely naturist locations in SL (Su Casa and Lupes pretty much completes the list).

I expect to have completed the move from the skybox within the next week and Lake Nekid is the location we shall call home for the foreseeable future! SLN operations will centre on this, my new SL home and SLN centre of operations. If you’re a member, visitor, neighbour there, drop by and say hello!

Staff photographer Susie has already dropped by to take a few photographs as the move continues.I’ve not actually met any of my new neighbours yet (and it could be a while, GG, Flo and Susie are all likely to have made firm friends with them before I meet them, such are my irregular visits inworld).


The new SLN centre of operations



Naked farmers

With a resurgence in the the ‘naked swimming at the Y’ posts -a blog entry now with a renewed life of its own- during research I discovered this photo. In black and white it could be from any era, but there’s something nagging at me about the typeface that suggests 1940s and 50s, I don’t know why, which if I’m correct would tie in with the rather more casual approach to nudity we’re discussing in the ‘swimming at the Y’ posts.


Vintage Season 2019 (part 2)

Just to keep things ticking over on the blog, here’s the second part of our Vintage Season of 2019. There’s not much Second Life naturist activity to report at the moment, so in the absence of some inworld activity, let’s just remember the golden days of naturism in the real world.

Vintage Season 2019 (supplemental) : the vintage bathing cap

While researching for the vintage season posts I was struck by how often women in the 50s and 60s wore bathing caps. I’m not sure of the reason behind this fashion, but I guess it had much to do with keeping their hair in some sort of order at a time when showering facilities may not have been as efficient as they are today. And our female model, in SL, wearing a similar bathing cap. GG

Vintage Season 2019 (part 1)

When checking the archives I noted that Ella had run a ‘vintage season’ from time to time, and illustrated historic naturism with what was do-able in vintage looking SL sims. It was and remains a good idea so I’m going to run a 2019 vintage season over five lengthy posts. We’re going to travel back in time to when naturism was defined by beach balls, and a lack of silicone, razors and tattoos, a time when it all looks terribly spartan in terms of ‘home comforts’ regarding facilities. I’ll let this post speak for itself right now, and pick up a commentary on historic pictorial naturism in subsequent posts for this vintage season.