News of Nakedness
What is it? The moon? There seems to be a plethora of news regarding nakedness today:
Police strip to halt nudist crime
Studland Beach has been a naturist resort for decadesPolice are set to strip off - to help catch prowlers who are demanding sex from bathers on a nudist beach.
Officers hope by shedding their uniforms they can mingle with others using Studland Beach in Dorset.
They want to deter strangers who have approached bathers after the resort was wrongly branded as a venue for exhibitionist sex, known as "dogging".
However, police chiefs say undercover constables may wear swimming costumes or trunks and will not be naked.
The operation is backed by British Naturism and Studland United Naturists.
There has been concern about the activities of several predatory males
Chief Inspector Nick Maton told the BBC News website: "There has been concern about the activities of several predatory males and concern from nudists that they were being approached.
"This was worrying the naturist community. To give an example, one naturist couple using the beach had actually written in the sand in front of them 'no pervs', so they would not be approached."
Last summer, 16 people were arrested for outraging public decency at Studland Beach, which is managed by the National Trust and has been a naturist resort for decades.
Studland Beach Users Action Group, a partnership of police, naturists and the National Trust, has produced a leaflet deploring those who "through sexual misconduct threaten to bring naturism into disrepute".
OK, that was good. This is not:
Owner of Finger Lakes nudist camp faces child porn charges
LOCKE, N.Y. The owner of an upstate nudist camp has been charged with trafficking in child pornography.Authorities in Cayuga County say 51-year-old Joseph Musco Junior of the town of Locke in southern Cayuga County has been charged with several offenses, including promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child and possession child pornography.
Musco is owner of the Bare Bones Camp, a nudist camp in the Finger Lakes region.
The Syracuse Post-Standard reports the investigation began when a police department in New Hampshire informed the Cayuga County Sheriff's Department that it had information on Musco's activities.
He's being held in the Cayuga County Jail in lieu of ten-thousand dollars bail.
The good news is that this camp is not affiliated with either AANR or TNS.
More bad news:
New twist in sex club saga
20 July 2005
THE owner of a spa exposed as a haunt for swingers assured families living nearby nearly two years ago that it was not a sex club, it has emerged.Two weeks ago the POST revealed how Blue Lagoon Naturist Spa in Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, hosted couple-swapping parties on Saturday nights.But before the spa opened in June 2004, owner Doug Fisher wrote to reassure the community the spa was not a sex club.In a letter to Valence Residents' Association in November 2003, Mr Fisher said: "I fear that like many people who have never been to a naturist facility, you have jumped to conclusions about the nature of the club and how it will be operated."Unfortunately, most people who have no experience of naturism think that it is some sort of sex club. I can assure you that this could not be further from the truth."
But behind the spa's doors at weekends, couples can swap partners and engage in group sex.On the club's website, it also states that Saturday nights are reserved for members of the "Blue Lagoon Swingers Club" and both singles and couples are welcome to join.Planning chiefs initially granted planning permission on the basis that the venue "could be used by the whole community."
At the time, the only objection to the application was that the property did not have enough parking places.But in his letter to the residents' association, Mr Fisher added: "You have raised the point about unsocial elements and vandals. I assume that the term 'unsocial elements' refers to perverts."As I have explained, the club will not be a haven for these people because of our strict code of conduct and any person using our facilities and breaching the rules will not be tolerated and asked to leave."
Speaking to the POST, Mr Fisher insisted the spa was not a sex club and said that they merely "relaxed the rules" on a Saturday night.He added: "Because of human nature, it's difficult to control people's behaviour but we are very strict in here and we have a code of conduct"We have been here a year and we've been no trouble and the local businesses are profiting big time because of us being here. We are nice people in here and there's nothing illegal."
Councillor Don Hemmett has demanded a probe into the circumstances surrounding the business being granted planning permission.Our story was picked up by a number of national newspapers, including the News of the World, the People and the Daily Sport.And a user of the spa was delighted by our scoop - and even e-mailed us to say he hoped the number of visitors would rise as a result.The user, known only as Dan, said: "Thank you so much for doing that, I was trying to get the place noticed and put on the map but never thought my efforts would make front page news. Wow. It also hasn't cost a penny for the advertisement you have created.
It should be noted that this is another unaffliated club! See:
Another from the UK:
Nude sunbathers fined by police
July 20, 2005
ENGLAND - Six nude sunbathers have each been fined £80 [approx. $140.00 US] by police in Merseyside after stripping off on a beach.
The bathers were caught without their clothes on in the sand dunes at North Sefton and were issued with fixed penalty notices.
Police launched Operation Crow with English Nature Sefton Rangers after complaints by residents and visitors.
The operation will target nude sunbathers throughout the summer, particularly on hot days, police said.
Pc John Schofield, of Merseyside Police, said: "This type of activity is not acceptable to the many families with young children who like to go out and enjoy the sand dunes on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
"We will continue to address this problem and will give penalty notices to anyone responsible for public order offences."
Whew, I guess it really is hot in Britain.
And finally, from Germany:
Police send nude shopper home
The Townsville Bulletin
July 20, 2005
COLOGNE, GERMANY - German police let a nearly naked shopper go home after she told them she was getting groceries in the nude because she had lost a 'spin the bottle' contest, a police spokesman in Cologne said today."We're a tolerant city that is open to the world," spokesman Burkard Jahn said.
"She could have been arrested for disturbing the peace but we decided to let her go home with a verbal warning to dress appropriately next time."
The Cologne woman, 35, entered the 24-hour shop at 4am wearing nothing but an unbuttoned denim jacket, Mr Jahn said.
Police let her go because few people and presumably no small children had seen her at that time of day, he said.