The legislation, originally planned to come into force in April 2018, but repeatedly altered, delayed and rubbished by technology experts and privacy campaigners. There were so many holes in the planned implementation, easy ways to avoid the block and serious concerns over privacy, it was just a poorly thought-out mess.
Another problem that got less coverage in the press was the lack of a definition for “porn”. It seemed that any nudity or mature content was at risk of falling foul of the legislation.
It’s that time of year again! Now 7 years old, the annual North East Skinny Dip has taken place again in Druridge Bay in Northumberland, UK. Their most successful event yet saw 737 people braving the far-from-warm North Sea water to raise money for mental health charities. Next year we’ll try to announce it BEFORE it happens!
According to recent statistics, more than half of Britain’s population have some level of an exhibitionist streak. That varies from thinking mooning is cheeky fun to full-on nudism. In everyday life, most of us don’t get to be naked in front of other people or see other people naked. Most of the population miss out on that experience for most of their lives.
NakedExperiment.com’s Naked Experiments have been running for some time but now we are opening up the application form again so more people can apply to take part in this exciting and naked opportunity.
In order to avoid applicants who have no intention of attending an event in real life (that happens a lot), the application page is only open to Naked Experiment Community Supporters this time.
I believe that a range of fun or cheeky nudity in game shows on television would help get many more people used to seeing people naked. In turn, that should make nudity, partial or full, less shocking and more acceptable. If everyone saw naked bodies as a normal, human thing and not something to be offended by, the world would be a better place.
The Coach and Horse, a pub in Soho, London, believed to be the first and only pub in the country to have a nudist licence, is under threat of takeover by one of the large chain brands. I think it’s safe to say that a national chain is not going to go along with naked events!