Montreal Go Topless Day

Montreal Go Topless Day

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The Majority of Society Stigmatizes The Unknown 

Originally posted on Freedom Fields Naturist Ranch:

This past weekend here at Freedom Fields Naturist Ranch an event was held to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Woodstock and we called it Freedom Festival. During our Festival we promoted healthy clothes free living alongside other like minded nudists and celebrated the music and times of Woodstock. We were honoured to have a special presentation surrounded the benefits of medical marijuana. Mr Al Graham presented a short documentary called “If Cannabis Could Cure Cancer?” Followed by a lengthy and informative Q & A period surrounding a topic for me that was quite educational.

As I sat back watching the weekend unfold it occurred to me that nether the nudist or marijuana was socially accepted and or illegal to many degrees. Why? was my major question. I watched these fun loving nudist thoroughly enjoying themselves without a care in the world. Not one among them was aggressive, violent, perverted, crude…

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Naked notes from a balconey

Originally posted on The Naturist Page:

I wish society would realize that we as a race are the sole species that are clothed compared to our animal friends. It is sad that every day we walk our dogs, cats, ferrets etc and look at them without the same issue as if a human body were to walk in nature as nature was intended… Society automatically wants to call it sexual. Because of society we are forced to cover up because people automatically assume that nakedness equals sexuality. It’s wrong to think in that nature. The human body is beautiful in all shapes and sizes. Naturists don’t look at appearance. We accept everyone as they are, regardless of looks. Naturists only judge based on you train of thought. Love your body and be happy you are here. Everyone is unique on their own special way. Just be yourself

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Montreal WNBR Night Ride a huge success

Montreal WNBR Night Ride a huge success

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Getting Naked For A Day

Happy Bare:

Another convert to nakedness. Less is simply more. Go figure.

Originally posted on Doc Denbow:

Way back in April I published a post called “I’m Happy In My Own Skin….” and the overwhelming numbers of readers of that piece shocked me. There many very positive comments regarding the ideas that I was trying to convey and I was, it’s more than fair to say, delighted with the responses. Following that post I wrote a few pieces about the perception of nudity, especially in the UK, and went as far as expressing my desire to swim naked. I explained that I’d been in touch with a naturist club about visiting for a day and I do believe that from there I wrote nothing more on nudity or naturism. That was in mid May and nothing that I’ve written to here since makes any reference to naturism or nudism apart from the fact that my feet are stripy thanks to wearing Croc flip flops on my otherwise…

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Montreal WNBR 2014

Montreal WNBR getting ready
Montreal’s 2014 World Naked Bicycle Ride on Saturday July 5th in downtown Montreal was a huge success with almost 3 times more riders than last year.  Montreal is a very bicycle friendly city. It leads all other North American cities for bike paths, with over 600 kilometers of bike paths, lane and trails in the city alone and Quebec has with well over 3000 kilometers of bike paths. The weather on ride day was perfect, 25°, not too humid, sunny with a slight breeze. We were approximately 120 riders who rode twice around the downtown core lead a brilliant police bicycle escort (no, they were in uniform).  The cops very efficiently stopped all the traffic at the corners and our group was able to safely navigate our course. We were supported by a very positive audience all around that cheered, waved and honked their horns to encourage us. Montreal is also Canada’s city of festivals and this Saturday was certainly no exception. Montreal WNBR startTraffic downtown was at a standstill with many road closures all around due to our two week long Jazz Festival, the music festival on Ile Jean Drapeau and the Caribe parade (Canada’s largest Caribbean parade) that had just concluded. Loads of tourists to Montreal stood andMontreal WNBR the Main cheered on the sidewalks and admittedly some of their awed expression were priceless. One woman just getting of a tourist bus stood with mouth wide open as her traveling companion said in a very loud unbelieving voice said ‘They’re all naked!’

After some confusion, we set off along Rene Levesque boulevard to Saint Laurent Street along the The Main to deMaisoneuve, through the Jazz festival site behind the Place des Arts to and along Crescent street where all the patrons of the trendy drinkeries raised their glasses to the naked spectacle on the street. Throng of picture takers were clicking away on the sidewalks as we turned back on to Rene Levesque and began the circuit again. Many who were only partially naked at the beginning lost what ever reservations they had and completed the second lap completely bare Montreal WNBR Jazz Site and happy too!  It was a highly successful and most excellent day. The participants and the audience as well are looking forward now to the nighttime ride scheduled for early August. A nice job was done by the organizers.Thanks! It was a great naked day.

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Pope John Paul II on nakedness

The human body can remain nude and uncovered and preserve intact its splendor and its beauty… Nakedness as such is not to be equated with physical shamelessness… Immodesty is present only when nakedness plays a negative role with regard to the value of the person…The human body is not in itself shameful… Shamelessness, just like shame and modesty, is a function of the interior of a person.

Karol Cardinal Woytyla (John Paul II), Love and Responsibility, translation by H. T. Willetts, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York: 1981.

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