Ladies, Ditch the Bra | GreenMedInfo

Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer authored a book called Dressed To Kill. They interviewed 4,000+ women in five major U.S. cities over two years. Half the women had been diagnosed with breast cancer. They found:75% of women who slept in their bras developed breast cancer1 in 7 who wore their bras 12+ hours per day developed breast cancer1 in 168 who did not wear a bra developed breast cancerWithin one month of ditching their bras, women with cysts, breast pain, or tenderness found their symptoms disappeared.

via Ladies, Ditch the Bra | GreenMedInfo.

Breasts and Vulvas, blogs for women

This might be a bit too confronting for some, but there are two websites that really focus on the more intimate area of the female body and the more obvious, vagina and breast. One of my female followers suggested I add these to my blog as a reference to those women who are afraid or perhaps disgusted with these areas of their bodies.

Labia Project

our breasts

Another Reason to let Pubic Hair grow

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/03/another-reason-to-let-pubic-hair-grow/274123/

A few months ago, there were reports that the extinction of pubic hair might be fueling the disappearance of pubic lice. Those were subjected to a healthy dose of skepticism and rather quickly debunked.

Now we may have a slightly more unsettling notion: a purported rise in viral infections tied to shaving (and other hair-removal methods). The warning, published as a letter in a British Medical Journal groups’ Sexually Transmitted Infectionsrefers to molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV). The researchers refer to MCV as a “minor” STI (scare quotes theirs).

This particular virus is only sometimes sexually transmitted (in which case it’s called STMC). But there has been a rise in these incidents over the past decade,which spurred researchers to investigate. Of 30 cases of STMC that presented at a private French dermatology practice from January to March of last year, 93 percent were in patients who had removed their pubic hair.

The dermatologists saw 6 women, 24 men, and a bunch of lesions — which were “located on the pubis with extension on the abdomen in four cases and legs in one.” Six patients also had ingrown hairs. Four had genital warts, indicators of papillomavirus. Two had folliculitis, and another had a benign cyst. One had scars.

In 70 percent of those cases, the patients had used razors. From this admittedly small data set the authors put forward the idea that, “as MCV can spread by self-inoculation (eg, scratching, in children), hair removal (especially shaving) could favor its acquisition, propagation, and transmission.”

The microtraumas caused by shaving, clipping, and waxing are to Brazilian adherents what crotch-scratching is to children. Left untreated, MCV will usually go away on its own. But in the meantime, it presents as red, infectious bumps that probably work against whatever sexiness is conferred by the clean-shaven style.

Queensland Raw: Nude Beaches

An article from Queenslander Weekend on Alexandria Bay and the Nude Beach Olympics

“At Alexandria Bay, it took me a while before I became entirely comfortable with the whole nudity-en-masse thing. I’ve been happily naked in front of other people before—in change-rooms, in Tokyo’s traditional bathhouses—but being naked in the wide, spanning expanse of a beach is an entirely different prospect altogether. Those initial handshakes might have felt awkward, but everyone said that as a first-time nudist, it wouldn’t take long before I would eventually understand the appeal. Soon after, I ran into the ocean—partly because it was hot; partly because I wanted to hide under the water—but right after I hit the ocean, I felt like a kid again and the world seemed bigger somehow. Dive after dive, my head ducking under the waves and my pale bum—caked on with sunscreen and poking out of the water like a blinding double-moon—it felt great. In fact, it felt completely natural”

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(images from Adam and Eve social club)

Read the whole story at

http://www.benjamin-law.com/2011/10/queensland-raw-nude-beaches/

 

 

10 misconceptions about nudism – repost

http://listverse.com/2011/02/23/top-10-misconceptions-about-nudism/

Many people have found nudism a great resource for freedom and relaxation. However, nudism (what some also refer to as naturism) is also one of the most misunderstood lifestyles among the general population. Lets take some time to explore nudism and break through the misconceptions many have formulated over time about this exotic lifestyle.

The nude protest/cause

In Sydney yesterday over 650 people got their clothes off to swim in a race to raise money for the National Parks of New South Wales. Wonderful! You can read about it on yesterdays blog. It got me thinking as I was reading about the number of people who do not claim to be nudists, who for a good cause, would take their clothes off in public for the first time, why would they not continue this clothes free opportunity into their everyday lives.

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Take the above example of a group of people protesting without clothes to raise awareness of climate change on grape quality in France. What is so special about public displays of nudity for the purposes of public cause awareness? Why would women in Egypt publically display their non public parts to call awareness to the struggles of women in that culture. Aliaa ElMahdy gained support throughout Europe for her protest with more women joining her.

The World Naked Bike Ride WNBR exists in many countries around the world to raise awareness to the dependancy on oil and our current car culture. This is one protest Id happily support if the ride in Brisbane was allowed, perhaps I’ll join the ride in Byron Bay next year.

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Then there are a range of public events that have anude component to them. Burning man festival (USA), Confest (Australia), Sanfrancisico Bay to Breakers and Roskilt (Denmark), to name a few.

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So people, especially 20-30s dont mind taking their clothes off for a special cause. I ask the question then, why dont they make it a fulltime lifestyle choice? I have no answers, but it encourages me that people are making themselves known that nudity isnt based on sex. In all these causes the offshoot is the cause of the naturist, that people, bodies and the enviroment are to be respected and that a nude human isnt a signal for sexual excitement.

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I encourage you to join this cause, become free of your insecurities, fears, apprehension, whatever stops you. Find a nudist club, beach, social group. Ask questions, make a choice and join in the freedom and lifestyle that will forever change your opinion of your own body and self esteem.

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Quote for today

“Being natural and matter-of-fact about nudity prevents your children from developing an attitude of shame or disgust about the human body. If parents are very secretive about their bodies and go to great lengths to prevent their children from ever seeing a buttock or breast, children will wonder what is so unusual, and even alarming, about human nudity.”
Dr. Lee Salk

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