Pinterest: nudity welcome

As Facebook announced that it would tighten its rules on potentially offensive images, the online pinboard site said that its strict no nudity policy had led to growing complaints from photographers and artists.

“Pinterest is about expressing your passions and people are passionate about art and that may include nudes,” the company told the Financial Times. “So we’re going to try to accommodate that.”

Until now, Pinterest’s pinning etiquette and content policies have banned images that contain “nudity, partial nudity or pornography.”

Naked nation: why are Britons so keen on public nudity?

Catrin Brooks, a mother of two from Cardiff, was one of the skinny dippers. “It was the most amazing experience. It was just so exhilarating,” she says.

She, like most of the people involved, had never taken her clothes off in public. Her 14-year-old daughter was “mortified” and begged her not to tell any of her friends of her adventure. But Brooks is part of a growing movement of British people who have learnt the liberating joy of stripping off in public – either to raise money for charity, to create an art work, or to make a political point.