Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Students naked for demonstration

I missed this at the time and I don't know how, because seeing a student naked gladdens my little heart. These pics come from a demonstration earlier this year seeking to address the origins of manufacture of Stanford's clothing. It seems that some of the students quite rightly do not want to be wearing materials sourced from sweat shop labor.

Here's the article from
"Stanford students hold sit-in at president's office
Diana Walsh and Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writers

Tuesday, May 22, 2007
(05-22) 13:38 PDT STANFORD UNIVERSITY -- Eleven Stanford University students are staging a sit-in today at the university president's office in an attempt to convince officials that they should not use sweatshop labor to produce Stanford gear, protest organizers said.

The students were joined by about 50 protesters -- a few of whom were naked -- who marched from White Plaza and rallied outside Hennessey's office for about an hour. The naked protesters were a bit shy, and several were covering their private parts.

The students were cheering loudly, chanting ""What do we want to be? Sweat-free!" and carrying signs reading "Make Stanford sweat-free."

The students are members of the Stanford Sweat-free Coalition, organizers said in a press release, and have been meeting for three months with University President John Hennessey and other officials in the hopes of halting the use of sweatshops for producing apparel that features the Stanford University logo.

Sophomore political science major Dan Shih said the 11 protesters walked into Hennessey's office peacefully around 11:30 a.m. and sat down. Two hours later they were still there, reading books and working on laptops, and were expected to stay there until the late afternoon.

"We've had three months of meetings, they have all the info they need, and we want to show the president we care about this issue," he said.

Stanford officials said today that they agreed with the students' point and were working on a plan to ensure Stanford gear is produced in responsible factories. "

Saturday, August 25, 2007

CFNM - is it the third way?

I maybe gay but there's nothing I like seeing more than a straight boy naked in a public environment. And inevitably where the dudes are stripped, there is a gaggle of girls.

Before I realised my own sexuality I used to harbour all kinds of deep dark desires about being forced out of my clothes somewhere kinda inappropriate, by girls or boys. In the gay world this kinda desire seems to resort to bdsm power play real quick, but the straight guys have another alternative- cfnm. It's more subtle and plays with the pyschology in other ways.

One of our members regularly posts pictures from that frankly take me back to desires I first started feeling in high school. Photos of a teacher stripping her student, a young dude naked on a leash in a mall, a guy force stripped by uniformed police officers, a cute boy giving a webcam show only to find that he's just given a private viewing to some 'girl' he knows from school....

This stuff just whets my appetite for more males performing in public and often 'humiliating' situations. The subtlety of these sexy power plays continue to pray on the mind well after I've shot my load.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Gardening in the buff takes off

A couple who garden in the buff are holding more open days when the public can walk around their garden naked.

Ian and Barbara Pollard own Abbey House Gardens in Wiltshire, and held the first "Clothes Optional Day" in 2005.

The idea was an immediate success with subsequent days seeing 80% of visitors taking up the option to strip off among the flowers.

Mrs Pollard said: "It feels extremely comfortable - you have a total sense of freedom and being part of nature."

The couple thought up the idea after getting an enthusiastic response from the public to a television programme they took part in about going to work naked.

Naked gardening puts a smile on people's faces but you're definitely more aware of a breeze

After checking the law to see if it was possible, they went ahead.

"If you don't try things in life you never know the answer, so we just did it," said Mrs Pollard.

The days are not exclusively for naturists and there is a clear sign at the entrance to the garden explaining that some people will have chosen to take their clothes off while they look around.

One comment from the visitors' book said: "Absolutely fabulous! Especially the riverside walks and the knot garden. Best seen naked!"

Another added: "A really lovely garden - peaceful and beautiful especially without clothes!"

'It feels lovely'

Former property developer Ian Pollard has been a keen naturist since his early 20s but had to persuade wife Barbara to give naked gardening a go.

"Eventually I tried it and it feels lovely to have the sun on your back and to feel the plants while you are working in the borders," said Mrs Pollard.

The days attract between 250 and 300 people depending on the weather with some 80% choosing to take their clothes off, she added.

"Naked gardening puts a smile on people's faces but you're definitely more aware of a breeze."

The next optional clothes day is 18 August, then 9 September.

Naked gardeners Ian and Barbara Pollard

Source: BBC

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The call of nature

Taking a pee can hit at some unfortunate moment so why not make the best of it and do it with pride. That's what I say.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Naked zulu warrior

Well zulu warrior might be overstating the case, but it is a rugby player doing his zulu run...

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