Nobody, not even Miranda Kerr or Gisele Bundchen, loves every single inch of what their body looks like naked. Why is that?
The saddest thing in the world is that we all get our ideas about what the naked human form “should” look like from Photoshopped, expertly lit, heavily made-up images that aren’t even close to real. And then when we’re confronted with the real thing — the cellulite, the sags, the ashiness — we are taught to believe it looks ugly.
Enter Dale Favier, a Portland, Oregon-based massage therapist. He has seen a hell of a lot of naked bodies (or body parts, anyway) in his many years of giving massage therapy. And he would like us to know a thing or two about what people really look like naked. Keep reading »
I, for one, would never even begin to entertain the idea of venturing naked into a haunted house. I’m scared enough being naked in my own bedroom by myself, let alone in the vicinity of strangers, and also while in a FUCKING HAUNTED HOUSE. Thanks but no thanks, Sinking Spring, PA, and your Naked and Scared Challenge. This is one challenge I am just not game for. Not now, and probably not ever. Unfortunately (for some), because of the “worldwide attention” the attraction … attracted, the township officials requested that the “nude” option no longer be presented to Shocktoberfest-goers. Underwear, on the other hand? Totally fine. Great, even. Participants stripped down to their skivvies, and Disney News blog Inside the Magic took a camera-wielding peek at the revamped challenge. So! If the Naked and Scared Challenge was something that intrigued you from the get-go, it’s your lucky day, and you even get to keep your pants on. [via Gawker]
Nude open mic, anyone? Brown University in Rhode Island is hosting a nudity week with nude body painting, nude yoga classes, and other naked events all to celebrate the human form. Or save money on laundry. Hard to say. The two students who planned the school’s nudity week from September 30 to October 5 said they want their classmates to think about body image, ability and power. No phones cameras or bags will be allowed in any of the events, so the event stays strictly collegiate. While nudity week sounds body-affirming and potentially educational, can’t this be accomplished without people’s naked butts sitting on chairs that other people want to use? Are these kids going to wash everything afterwards, too? Body acceptance is great … butt germs are not. [Huffington Post] [CBS Local] [Image of butts via Shutterstock]
Are you bored with traditional haunted houses? Do you yawn at the prospect of a teenage zombie jumping out from behind a curtain to scream in your face? Find yourself checking your watch while the “scary” clown juggles skulls in front of you? Luckily for you, a haunted house in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania has found a new way to scare their un-scareable customers: a naked haunted house. Yep, to enter the haunted house in the Naked And Scared Challenge, participants must first strip down (dress code is either nude or “prude,” with underwear), simultaneously facing their fears of public nudity, being in close proximity to strangers’ genitals, and possibly getting peed on (according to the event website, “there is an additional cleaning charge if we scare the p*ss out of you!”). You must be 18 to participate, obviously.
Tell us: would you be brave enough to enter the Naked And Scared Challenge? [Daily Mail]
“I’ve done some topless photo shoots before but never completely nude. It was very sexy and I like that. At first I thought, ‘Okay, let’s just do topless’ … but, again, my wife and her friends were like, ‘No way … go all the way.’ I think we definitely pushed the envelope.”
– Robin Thicke explains how this picture of him with five naked women on the cover of Treats! Magazine came to be. “In addition to hanging out with some of the hottest Treats! you’ve ever seen, he talks about staying humble in the face of worldwide success,” says the magazine’s teaser. Oh yes, this is certainly a photo that communicates “humbleness.” You can see the NSFW version here. There are more pictures inside the magazine of him coming in sniffing distance of naked ass crack. Further support of the theory that he and Paula Patton have an open relationship. [NYMag.com]
The morning of November 16th, I am going to wake up, strip off my pajamas, stand in front of the full-length mirror and bask in the glory of my own body. That is because I turn 34 on November 16, marking the first day of the year on earth in which I will be most delighted with the way my naked body looks. That’s according to a study by a UK-based skin and body care firm that says women are happiest with the way they look in the buff at age 34. I have to say, at three months shy of this gloriously self-assured birthday year, I’m feeling pretty damn good about my bod. The study posits that women feel most satisfied with their naked physiques at 34 because by that age many of us have figured out the best diet and exercise to suit our lives and body types. This is certainly true for me — this year, I’ve been far more invested in finding a fitness routine that interests me and have been eating healthier. Simply feeling better has made me look at my body with a new appreciation. Keep reading »