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Study: Swim naked to avoid sea lice

The editors of the U.S. Public Health Service professional journal advise people to swim nude to prevent sea lice infection. "In the interest of good public health research and practice, we feel compelled to note that abandoning swimming garments altogether, usually referred to as 'nude bathing' or 'skinny dipping,' might go a long way to reducing the occurrence of this disease," the editors wrote. Their suggestion appears in an issue of Public Health Reports, at the bottom of a study about the risk of developing the seabather's eruption, a rash that can afflict ocean swimmers from March to August. The rash, commonly called sea lice, generally appears in areas of the body covered by swimsuits because microscopic jellyfish get trapped beneath the material and release a venom that irritates ...

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Danish children’s show is about a man with an extraordinary penis

John Dillermand has an extraordinary penis. So extraordinary, in fact, that it can perform rescue operations, etch murals, hoist a flag, and even steal ice-cream from children. Danish public network DR recently began airing a new animated series aimed at four- to eight-year-olds about John Dillermand, the man with the world’s longest penis who overcomes hardships and challenges with his record-breaking genitals. Since premiering, opponents of the show condemned the idea of a man who cannot control his penis. “Is this really the message we want to send to children while we are in the middle of a huge #MeToo wave?” wrote Danish author Anne Lise Marstrand-Jørgensen, according to The Guardian. Gender researcher Christian Groe believes the program’s celebration of the power of male ge...

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Smartwatch ad takes it all off

Icelandic telecommunications company Nova attracted a lot of attention with their ad promoting a sale on smartwatches which emphasizes how these smartwatches allow people to leave their phones behind and be free. The company wants to draw attention to the importance of mental health and mental wellbeing. It shows completely naked people of all shapes and sizes going about their daily exercise. "We encourage people to be aware of screen time, social media browsing, and watching TV," the company said in a statement. "With the campaign, we are celebrating the body. We are all beautiful and we want people to feel good, exactly as they are. On social media, we are blasted with unrealistic beauty and body standards — not the reality. Excessive use of social media can affect our self-image and Úr...

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Nudist cricket match streaker

There's always one weird guy who has to streak a game of cricket to get attention.

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Josh Brolin gets naked, waxes poetic

In a photo taken by his wife, actor Josh Brolin drinks his morning coffee outside a trailer. Naked. At the end of the day, a life will be judged by how often you were naked. Nobody told me they meant metaphorically. Josh Brolin

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Naked on the Great Wall

A Chinese Twitter user, whose hobbies are photography, hiking, and stair climbing, has created a few short videos of himself walking on the Great Wall of China near Beijing. What better place?

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The Liberal Rednecks go to gay naturist camp

Trae Crowder (The Liberal Redneck) recruits his fellow redneck comedians Corey Ryan Forrester and Drew Morgan to perform at "The Gathering", a gay naturist retreat, only to discover that none of them know what a naturist actually is.

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Video: Gameshows are much better with nude models

The British have less concern about the human body than, say, the Americans. This is a clip of the show, The Big Fat Quiz of Everything on Channel 4, asking contestants to name three different naked statues.

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Radical Self Acceptance. Could you do this?

Two years ago Amy Pence-Brown started a private group on Facebook called the Boise Rad Fat Collective. They are a self-described "secret society of super-sized feminazis who can't get laid and sit around complaining about our ugly clothes while eating Big Macs and cake." Except, that's not what they are. That's whatsome might think they are. They actually are a group of socially engaged Idahoans of all shapes and sizes who are fed up with mainstream media and society telling them what a valuable body should do/be/act/look like. While it started with a handful of her best strong female friends, it's expanded now to include people she's never met. A video by The Liberators International went viral of a moving social experiment where a young Liberator named Jae West shed her clothing in Londo...

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Spring Naked Bash draws millenial nudists

Arielle Castillo from the webcast Fusion visits with Florida Young Naturists at Sunsport Gardens in Palm Beach County, Fla. for their Naked Spring Bash. "You might think of nudism — or 'naturism,' depending on where you want to go, semantically — as solely the territory of diehard, original hippies and, like, Germans," Castillo said. "And that's true to some extent. But the naturist demographic is changing, with a rising number of 18-to-30-year-olds stripping off their clothes--and pretenses--for some recreation in the buff. So, naturally, we had to check it out. Turns out when you swap a bathing suit for a birthday suit, it becomes weirdly easy to make new friends and let it all hang out, both literally and figuratively."