A stunning looking girl!

Sylvia and I went onto the roof terrace of our apartment this afternoon and put up a parasol, allowing us to duck in and out of the sun as we saw fit.

We’re overlooking the pool area to the next urbanisation, and both of us were leaning over the wall up there, taking in the traffic passing by. And there, by the pool, sunbathing on the grass was a striking, stunning beautiful young girl in her early 20s, we reckon.

Head shaved to one side, deadlocked at the other, with a deep, all over tan apart from a lighter tone around her lower half which showed us that, when not on a naturist holiday, topless sunbathing is certainly a part of her summer routine. She also had a naturally beautiful and innocent looking face and we both commented on how wonderful it would have been to be that naturally beautiful at that age, the sense of confidence that may well have come with it.



Those in the depth of a depression brought on by my earlier posting and the re-appearance of pubic hair take heart: this girl still maintains a daily routine with a razor.


Cultural diversity(1) : A Greek island

No sooner have I mentioned (moaned) in a couple of posts about the lack of diversity than a bunch of them turn up at once!

Firstly, the Amazon rain forest, which we covered last week, makes a very welcome presence known in SL, and now we have two further ‘different’ type of sims turn up, the first being ‘a Greek island in the Cyclades called Sankonos’, and what looks, I think, as though it’s a Francophone-based island. I’ll try to confirm that, but there’s one or two French language sings (‘Douane’…customs) dotted around. Initially, then, I thought it might be a replication of somewhere like Sardinia, but having wandered around, it’s defiantly, definitely Greek. It looks delightful, a welcome replacement for the much-missed Mykonos sim we lost a while back. A terrific build full of winding alleyways, climbs, detailed cafes, whitewashed buildings. It looks superb. And, of course, there’s a beach. 🙂

I’m guessing Davo isn’t ‘naturist’ per se, but quite possibly naturist friendly, as long as we stick to the beach areas. As in real life, I’d fully expect the sim to replicate ‘lifestyle’, and be quietly accepting of, at the very least, topless sunbathing. The usual rules apply for naturists who may wish to use Davo: be sensible in how much you show off! Don’t tp into it nude, and if you’re going to go nude, choose sensible places to do it, such as its beach. But you’ll still want to throw on a bikini or board shorts to explore its extensive beauty. The sim is designated ‘Moderate’, incidentally, so let this be your guide.

There’s a guide to real life naturism on Greek Islands here. (Note: I got a ‘security warning’ on my computer when I visited the site to make the hyperlink. Please proceed at your own risk if you get the same).

Another site on Greek naturism (specifically Crete) is here.

And Vritomartis, possibly the best known naturist hotel in Crete, has its own website here.


We’re SLN! Of course we’re going to get in a bit of sneaky topless sunbathing!



But until we get some clarity on the dress code, I decided to keep the bikini top in place at times.


The natives are friendly, although the barman’s fishing sweater suggests that the locals idea of a hot evening differs from mine.


While this old gentleman was keen to show me a book on the history of Sankonos

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You can take a donkey ride around Sankonos.

I do like sims that utilise ‘bots’. They add a sense of life, of movement, to a sim even when there’s no one else around. The sim was quiet when I visited (the early hours of SLT) but bots do give a sense of vibrancy.

All in all, it’s an excellent sim, beautifully built with its little back alleys, shops and so on, and one well worth visiting for photographic potential, naturist, semi-nude, or not. I recommend you visit the island of Sankonos at your earliest convenience.



Edited to add: The photo above is Mojacar, Spain, where I’m going next week. You can see how these typically Spanish narrow streets resemble the Greek styled sim, and why sims like this and the much-missed Mykonos always hold such appeal to me.

A ‘topless’ ban in Rio

I’ve picked this story up from the BBC this morning.

It rather appears that a rarely enforced ban on topless sunbathing has been suddenly activated on the beaches of Rio, Brazil, picked up on after Brazilian actress Cristina Flores was approached during a photo shoot and asked to cover up.

And the media appear to be having a field day after an anticipated 200 strong army of protestors failed to materialise, amounted to a dozen or so, and were outnumbered by….male photographers!

The ‘spin’ on this ‘flop’ protest, and how Rio’s women ‘shunned’ it, is interesting in how it’s reported. For one thing, many women who would sunbathe topless would be intimidated by such a throng of photographers. For another, is it perhaps more likely that their ‘protest’ is more likely to amount to them continuing what they do as usual, without needing to fanfare it to any great extent?



If men are permitted to sunbathe topless, why not women? They’re the same nipples, after all, and -occasionally- the man boobs on display are sometimes arguably larger than female breasts. How can you argue one is obscene and the other isn’t?


While this magazine has been criticial of some of Femen’s antics -mainly because we believe it’s possible to desexualise nipples and female breasts in an adult manner, as opposed to conducting childish protests against the Pope (or Catholicism in general), Putin or whoever else- we would be supportive in their aim to forge equality on this issue. We simply disagree with the tactics.


A picture tells a thousand words. Vladimir Putin looks exceptionally perturbed when faced with a Femen protest.

femenFemen members demonstrate a total lack of respect for others.

How does it help ‘our’ -women’s- cause to achive top free equality with men by donning wimples, going topless, and writing gratuitously obsence messages on their chests, in a provocative and simply offensive display? I speak as a non-Catholic, but I find it simply offensive that Femen continue to believe they will achieve anything by deliberately seeking to offend. Respect is a two-way street, and the sooner Femen grow up to grasp that, and to demonstrate they have some respect for the beliefs of millions around the globe, the better for all of us. When they show Catholics some respect, perhaps their campaign for top-free equality can be matched.

I would be fully supportive of women’s rights to be topless in public (with the caveat that there’s a right place for everything, and the Copacabana beach is an entirely suitable setting for top-free sunbathing), but I, and the rest of the staff on SLN take a less sympathetic view to Femen’s antics.

Viewed from outside, it does look more like a storm in a B-cup with regard to Rio, a ludicrous ban that is maybe in advance of 2014’s World Cup, and a desire to present Brazil in a particular way to the rest of the globe. Judging from recent protests in the country, Brazil has more pressing concerns than to be fretting over exposed nipples on the beach.