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Portland World Naked Bike Ride draws thousands

Thousands in Portland, Oregon participated in the World Naked Bike Ride June 24. According to the Portland WNBR facebook page: The World Naked Bike Ride is: A lighthearted protest against our dependence on fossil fuels. A commentary on the vulnerability of cyclists and other less protected users of the road. That's the naked part! A celebration of positive body image for all and an expansion of our social boundaries. So get naked, hop on your bike and join thousands of cyclists on a ride through Portland, Oregon. A web site is at pdxwnbr.org The ride assembles at 8pm and departs at 9pm sharp. The ride leader is supported by volunteer ride marshals and the Portland Police Bureau.

Broadway Bares 2017

Watch highlights of Sunday's #BroadwayBares, where a spirited audience of thousands went back to campus with stripped-down collegians who offered a sexy lacrosse scrimmage, Pavlovian psychology experiment, pumped-up pep rally and fierce feminist studies class. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Bares: Strip U raised $1,568,114 in two performances on June 18, 2017 at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom.

Shungaboy takes us on a naked hike

UMeN member Shungaboy takes us on a naked hike, leaving from INNdulge resort, Palm Springs, California. Brandon and David will lead a moderate-level naked hike in the desert for the Men’s Naked Artists and Friends retreat, September 29-October 1, 2017. For info: mensnakeddrawing.com/palmsprings/

Guy recreates celebrity poses for positive body image music video

Part of the naturist lifestyle is body acceptance. We all are somewhere on the spectrum of body types, as well as the spectrum of self body acceptance. One thing I love about this group is that we are all ages, all sizes, all skin tones, all levels of masculinity/femininity, etc. Ben Yahr has released a music video, where he poses in ways known globally by celebrities, in his own awesome way. Well worth a listen. Published on Mar 23, 2017 "Shape of Me" - Performed by Ben Yahr Music and lyrics by Ryan Amador Directed by Matthew Dean Stewart Produced by Kazumi Shimokawa / Mixed by Kevin Luu LOVE YOURSELF "Shape of Me" Don’t wanna walk with my head down low Don’t wanna tuck my chin and hide I want the whole damn world to know That I’m filled with body pride A perfect composition My curves & b...

Erecting a tent for a naturist campout

As I search for a location for us to have a naked campout, I'll have to make due with watching this guy put up his tent, albeit ineptly, naked. Erecting my tent in the nude! from Brizzle Bloke on Vimeo.

Somebody tells me there are purses in this video.

This piece was part of a collective exhibition that happened in Madrid back in 2006, as part of the 160th anniversary of Loewe brand. Framis proposed this series of images of 17 naked men to criticize the use and abuse of the feminine figure in advertising. The brand at first congratulated the artist, but few hours later, the piece was removed from the exhibition. 8 de junio libran las modelos, 8th june the female models are free, Madrid 2005 from Alicia Framis on Vimeo.

Gallery: Nude beaches

This past warm-up (66 degrees in Salt Lake last Thursday!) has me yearning for some naked outdoor time. So, here is a gallery of guys at nude beaches to look forward to in the next few months.

Mundari Dance from South Sudan

A ritual dance in southern Sudan. Look at the casual attitudes of nudity.

Video: New York nude male sketch group time lapse

Time lapse test of Shungaboy at a Men's Naked Drawing Group session held in a private residence in New York City. This is a test of taking videos of heimself drawing. The model for this 15-minute pose was "Pierce." Join the group on Meetup. meetup.com/Mens-Naked-Drawing-Group-NY/ Naked Drawing Time Lapse from Shungaboy on Vimeo.

Video: A New York Men’s Drawing Group

Shungaboy wants to paint, but even more so, he wants to be naked. The Men’s Naked Drawing Group, which Shungaboy founded, is a group of like-minded nudists who want a place to explore their art without judgment. In a small studio in SoHo, they do just that, meeting every two weeks to rediscover their naked selves. A New York resident who does not like to reveal his name, Shungaboy’s adopted moniker is borrowed from “Shunga,” the erotic art form of seventeenth-century Japan that inspires him. “The natural body is actually more attractive than the chiseled hunk,” Shungaboy says, which may as well be the motto of this accepting group of painters. Why This Band of NYC Men Love Painting Each Other in the Nude from Narratively on Vimeo.

Photos: Groups of Naked Men

It's one thing to be naked alone, quite another to be naked with a group of men.

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