It’s taken way too long to get here but the detailed written account of the third Naked Experiment session is finally out on Amazon.
Five members of a women’s amateur netball team, aged between 36 and 45 needed help preparing for a naked fund-raising calendar. The rest of the team were happy to take part in the calendar shoot, but these five lacked the body confidence and wanted help overcoming their shyness.
Follow their progress as they tackle ten challenges that lead them gradually from shyness to nudity. This written description includes introducing the participants, the challenges, interviews afterwards and conclusions drawn from the results. 80+ pages of transcripts and descriptions, with location diagrams but no photos.
Download the full document or a free sample from Amazon UK or Amazon US.
Sorry to disappoint everyone again, but the written report for Naked Experiment Session #2 is still not complete. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, lack of time. I run this site, and the community here, entirely as a hobby. I have a full-time job to pay the mortgage and work is particularly busy for me in the lead up to Christmas. Grabbing spare time to work on the write up keeps getting harder. Secondly, the second experiment session was longer than the first and, because we were more efficient, we got a lot more done too. There’s simply a lot more to write up.
It will be done soon. I’m about 7/8ths of the way through it now. There will be a big announcement here, in the community and on Twitter when it’s ready to download.
In the meantime, if you haven’t seen the full report on the first experiment, you can see it HERE. Download a free sample any computer, Kindle, Windows Mobile device, Android device or iOS device. Don’t forget – if more people download report #1, it increases the incentive for me to get report #2 finished!
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.
Thankfully, common sense won the day.
More details here.
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!
Find out more on the BBC News Online website.
Micky and Bee from campaign group ‘Free the Nipple’ explain what freedom means to them:
Well, who would have guessed it?! In this feature video from BBC News Online, the trainee dancers explain why they do it and all the benefits they gain from taking part. Sounds like it is both physically and mentally good for them and should be encouraged!
Lots of people find it psychologically difficult to be naked in front of other people. It can be embarrassing, maybe even humiliating. Most of us experience being naked in front of other people at sports centre/swimming pool/gym locker rooms or during medical appointments, but those are situations where nudity is expected and very much the norm. In the former, it’s common for other people to be naked too which can make it much easier to cope with.
Getting completely naked in a situation where no-one would usually expect to be naked and/or where you are the only one naked and everybody else stays fully clothed can be much more embarrassing and harder to do.
Of course, there are many people out there who are not in the least bit shy, or outright enjoy being seen naked by others, but the majority still struggle with embarrassment and shyness. There are also people out there who get a thrill from the embarrassment.
In this photo, Demi has just experienced letting her friend Sarah strip her completely naked. I think it’s safe to say she found this embarrassing. Sarah seems to be enjoying it though!
(Photo courtesy of StripGameCentral.com.).
Here’s an interesting nudity project that took place in Bristol, UK, this Thursday (15th November). Artist Claudio Ahlers recruited eight volunteers to appear naked in Corner 77, a venue in the Stokes Croft area of the city. The eight participants prepared themselves in private prior to being unveiled to the passing public outside.
The artist said the aim of the project was a celebration of common humanity, to show people of varying ages as their genuine selves. As is often the way, male participants completely outnumbered their female counterparts. Even though male nudity seems far more likely to cause offence, women are still less likely to be brave or confident enough to be seen naked in public.
To quote the artist, “Yes, nudity is often considered shocking but it has power and shared humility. Vulnerability shows our genuine selves.”
It would be nice to find out about such installations and events before they happen for once! If you hear about any naked events, please let us know ASAP.