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2014-07-12 09:43:10 AM  
FTA "they regard fashion as a crucial marker of group identity"

Congratulations fashion industry, you have convinced people that they are nothing without you.
 
2014-07-12 10:10:27 AM  
That's because they're getting older and fatter.
 
2014-07-12 10:37:48 AM  

xanadian: That's because they're getting older and fatter.


Um, they've always been old and fat. I can't tell you how many old fat Euros I saw in Speedos back in the 80s while traveling in Mexico.

They're doing the world a favor.
 
2014-07-12 12:37:54 PM  

xanadian: That's because they're getting older and fatter.


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2014-07-12 12:57:18 PM  
All they realized was that naked Germans running about wasn't the best idea ever. Clothes = one nuisance removed.
 
2014-07-12 01:34:09 PM  
i'mokwiththis.jpg
 
2014-07-12 02:13:51 PM  
The rest of the world thanks you, Germany.
 
2014-07-12 02:44:20 PM  
Dude, it's lewd to if you look like chewed food.
 
2014-07-12 02:47:58 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: FTA "they regard fashion as a crucial marker of group identity"

Congratulations fashion industry, you have convinced people that they are nothing without you.


As if using clothing as a marker of group identity isn't centuries old.
 
2014-07-12 02:50:41 PM  
"When summer comes to Europe, between eight and 12 million Germans still engage in nudism"

Of which, eight or ten look good doing it.
 
2014-07-12 02:51:18 PM  

DerAppie: InterruptingQuirk: FTA "they regard fashion as a crucial marker of group identity"

Congratulations fashion industry, you have convinced people that they are nothing without you.

As if using clothing as a marker of group identity isn't centuries old.


For instance, my people wear the severed, dried scrotums of our dead enemies as necklaces.
 
2014-07-12 02:52:34 PM  
What a German nudist may look like....
i1280.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-12 02:58:15 PM  
Wir haben nicht auf unsere kleidung ausziehen, um eine gute Zeit haben.
 
2014-07-12 02:59:24 PM  
Perhaps with city parks becoming clothing optional, it isn't worthwhile to spend money to join the FKK clubs?
 
2014-07-12 03:00:07 PM  
das gut

bie?
eip
 
2014-07-12 03:00:33 PM  
Gone will be the day you could go to the beach and see some big fat hairy naked German. Oh, and don't even get me started on the German men
 
2014-07-12 03:02:18 PM  

DerAppie: InterruptingQuirk: FTA "they regard fashion as a crucial marker of group identity"

Congratulations fashion industry, you have convinced people that they are nothing without you.

As if using clothing as a marker of group identity isn't centuries old.


I think we should be very concerned with Germans using clothing as a group identifier.

/you know who else was a German prude?
//yes yes Australian...
 
2014-07-12 03:03:17 PM  

Deacon Blue: DerAppie: InterruptingQuirk: FTA "they regard fashion as a crucial marker of group identity"

Congratulations fashion industry, you have convinced people that they are nothing without you.

As if using clothing as a marker of group identity isn't centuries old.

For instance, my people wear the severed, dried scrotums of our dead enemies as necklaces.


Severed, dried and dead!

why didn't MY people think of that?
 
2014-07-12 03:03:31 PM  

dolphinsgonwild: Gone will be the day you could go to the beach and see some big fat hairy naked German. Oh, and don't even get me started on the German men


Are they making pyramids and scaring the children?

/can't even get a Watney's Red Barrel
 
2014-07-12 03:08:58 PM  
Sticky Hands:.

Severed, dried and dead!


My favorite way to order hashbrowns at the Waffle House.
 
2014-07-12 03:13:15 PM  
I think this is an opportunity to defend German women:

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www.eurocuppictures.com
www.dw.de
 
2014-07-12 03:16:53 PM  
FARK prudes? Whodathunkit? For Christ's sake, the point of nudity isn't to show off your lumpy body, it's for one reason; to get nekkid. It's got shiat to do with eroticism or sex. Grow up.
 
2014-07-12 03:16:53 PM  
I did nazi that happening.
 
2014-07-12 03:23:36 PM  
Nudes-a-Poppin' is about to go down in Roselawn, IN. If you need your naked fix you can go there and meet Ron Jeremy.
 
2014-07-12 03:23:44 PM  
Mandatory for every nudist thread:

The people who want to be naked
are not the people you want to see naked.
 
2014-07-12 03:26:46 PM  

wombatsrus: Mandatory for every nudist thread:

The people who want to be naked
are not the people you want to see naked.


Maybe you should abreviate it.
 
2014-07-12 03:37:00 PM  

wombatsrus: Mandatory for every nudist thread:

The people who want to be naked
are not the people you want to see naked.


Precisely. The fewer nude pudgy pale folks with ass-bellies the better.


A corollary to that statement would be "The fattest guy at the stadium is the first to take his shirt off."
 
2014-07-12 03:38:48 PM  
So just a bit north of where I fish is one of the east coasts biggest nudest beaches. Many times the lot for where you fish will be full, or you will want something from the snackbar, so you have to cut through their beach.

The old and fat thing is true. I'd say 75% of them are. the rest is gay folks, and the occasional european, creepy old guy in socks and sandals perving on them, or couples just checking it out on a lark.

It isn't the fat and old thing that is really the main issue. I mean we all get old, and most of us struggle to just be able to take a shirt off without being embarassed, let alone have model physiques....

what the big thing seems to be is these folks are rednecks. I mean i'm all for a good party and tying one on, but everytime you go through there, its a bunch of poorly tattooed overly drunk people shouting their mouths off. It just makes the whole thing seem so uncouth.

It makes me wonder in other places where it is more socially acceptable if its the same kind of crowd. Or is it just US nudists. Or just something about that beach in particular.
 
2014-07-12 03:48:45 PM  
QFTA:

"Twenty years ago almost everyone had the weekends off," he said. "Now in almost all jobs, we must be flexible and free time is dictated by the employer.

Hmmm. You know who else liked to dictate what Germans did with their time? Here's a hint. Banjo.
 
2014-07-12 03:49:11 PM  

LineNoise: t makes me wonder in other places where it is more socially acceptable if its the same kind of crowd. Or is it just US nudists. Or just something about that beach in particular.


I think it's different on each beach. Some nudist beaches (or resorts, whatever) are basically giant orgies, while others are places where people just go to not have to wear clothes outdoors.
 
2014-07-12 03:51:32 PM  
there is a nudist group in Seattle.  They usually have a booth at the Fremont Solstice parade, a parade with clothing optional.  the people in the booth are always way past their prime and deeply into their SSI years.
 
2014-07-12 03:53:37 PM  
I'm amused how many of you think only fat Germans go nude.

I lived in Europe for over 5 years in England and Germany, traveling all over Western Europe. I saw some nude fatties now and then. But the majority of nudes I encountered were hot babies on the beaches, lakes, saunas, parks, etc.

You kiddies need to get out more instead of playing games all the time, peeking at your moms in the showers.
 
2014-07-12 04:00:51 PM  
I spent a glorious year in Germany when I was twenty.  The girls were beautiful, nice, and very hawt.  When I first arrived, a friend sent me down to the local swimming pool one day.  He said the women were fine there.  I arrived about noon and the place was nearly empty.  After awhile, a girl that could have been a super model came in the place and brought her blanket and stuff over on the grass near me.  She was in street clothes so I was scoping her out from the corner of my eye to see what was up.  I figured there was a swimming suit under there but there wasn't.  She stood up and stripped right there and I didn't even try to be cool about staring at her--couldn't be helped.  I managed to talk to her for awhile but she wasn't interested in getting picked up, by me at least.  In about an hour the place was covered up with top shelf naked girls.  I spent a lot of time there that summer.  Gentlemen, be advised that German women (younger ones, at least) are as beautiful as any and, in my experience, are very nice and fun company.
 
2014-07-12 04:03:14 PM  

Uncle Tractor: LineNoise: t makes me wonder in other places where it is more socially acceptable if its the same kind of crowd. Or is it just US nudists. Or just something about that beach in particular.

I think it's different on each beach. Some nudist beaches (or resorts, whatever) are basically giant orgies, while others are places where people just go to not have to wear clothes outdoors.


It doesn't seem to be a sex thing, although I do see the cops carting someone off it a few times a year. Its just a trashy type of crowd.
 
2014-07-12 04:16:56 PM  
Strange, I'm not sure what the author's experience is with nudism in Germany is, but in my experience it wasn't as widespread as TFA seems to imply. I spent a total of 7 years there, and while there was occasional nudity in public, it's not like you saw it everywhere you went. And when you did see it, it was most likely someone you wouldn't want to see in the nude. Places like spas and sauna's were pretty casual about people occasionally walking around naked.

I'd hardly say the Germans are prudish though. They are more casual in regards to body image and such, and they were more frank and open about their sexuality and sex in general though. I don't think I met a single person that was ashamed or afraid to talk about sex and very few that were ashamed of their various fetishes, although most I met had fairly mild ones.
 
2014-07-12 04:32:27 PM  

madgordy: there is a nudist group in Seattle.  They usually have a booth at the Fremont Solstice parade, a parade with clothing optional.  the people in the booth are always way past their prime and deeply into their SSI years.


In Seattle? Doesn't the water get pretty dang cold there? I can see it now..

.media.celebremix.com
 
2014-07-12 04:37:59 PM  
Link

NSFW in a 30s sort of tastefully arty way.

GIS for olympia leni riefenstahl. Plenty of nude Germans.
 
2014-07-12 04:47:31 PM  

DerAppie: InterruptingQuirk: FTA "they regard fashion as a crucial marker of group identity"

Congratulations fashion industry, you have convinced people that they are nothing without you.

As if using clothing as a marker of group identity isn't centuries old.


Yes, but the point the article made was that people were less inclined to get naked today because they did not have enough confidence in who they are without their clothes.
 
2014-07-12 05:06:37 PM  

Summoner101: I think this is an opportunity to defend German women:


Zhose bells! Zey haven't rung in years!
 
2014-07-12 05:09:09 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: FARK prudes? Whodathunkit? For Christ's sake, the point of nudity isn't to show off your lumpy body, it's for one reason; to get nekkid. It's got shiat to do with eroticism or sex. Grow up.


I cannot help but after reading your comment and then reading your username think:

itsatrap.jpg
 
2014-07-12 05:13:56 PM  

LineNoise: So just a bit north of where I fish is one of the east coasts biggest nudest beaches. Many times the lot for where you fish will be full, or you will want something from the snackbar, so you have to cut through their beach.

The old and fat thing is true. I'd say 75% of them are. the rest is gay folks, and the occasional european, creepy old guy in socks and sandals perving on them, or couples just checking it out on a lark.

It isn't the fat and old thing that is really the main issue. I mean we all get old, and most of us struggle to just be able to take a shirt off without being embarassed, let alone have model physiques....

what the big thing seems to be is these folks are rednecks. I mean i'm all for a good party and tying one on, but everytime you go through there, its a bunch of poorly tattooed overly drunk people shouting their mouths off. It just makes the whole thing seem so uncouth.

It makes me wonder in other places where it is more socially acceptable if its the same kind of crowd. Or is it just US nudists. Or just something about that beach in particular.


Gunnison Beach?
 
2014-07-12 05:26:27 PM  

Summoner101: I think this is an opportunity to defend German women:

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I'll join the valiant effort!

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2014-07-12 05:31:59 PM  
Followers of the bronze cult are now ageing fast. The largest contingent is currently in the 50 to 60-year-old bracket, and members under 25 have become rare.

Could the first explain the second?
 
2014-07-12 05:46:42 PM  

AirForceVet: I'm amused how many of you think only fat Germans go nude.

I lived in Europe for over 5 years in England and Germany, traveling all over Western Europe. I saw some nude fatties now and then. But the majority of nudes I encountered were hot babies on the beaches, lakes, saunas, parks, etc.

You kiddies need to get out more instead of playing games all the time, peeking at your moms in the showers.


Yeah loads of people in Europe let their babies go naked, but that's because we don't think they're hot.
 
2014-07-12 05:56:06 PM  

Whatchoo Talkinbout: What a German nudist may look like....


Are we sure that's human?
 
2014-07-12 06:25:54 PM  
I have seen enough leathery old naked germans for one life, so.... good!
 
2014-07-12 06:40:14 PM  
(BlindfoldedHitlerPlayingWithNakedGirls.jpg) Just google "blindfolded hitler"

/NSFW
 
2014-07-12 06:40:25 PM  

Ikahoshi: A corollarycoronary to that statement would be "The fattest guy at the stadium is the first to take his shirt off."


Fixed.
 
2014-07-12 06:48:25 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Strange, I'm not sure what the author's experience is with nudism in Germany is, but in my experience it wasn't as widespread as TFA seems to imply. I spent a total of 7 years there, and while there was occasional nudity in public, it's not like you saw it everywhere you went. And when you did see it, it was most likely someone you wouldn't want to see in the nude. Places like spas and sauna's were pretty casual about people occasionally walking around naked.

I'd hardly say the Germans are prudish though. They are more casual in regards to body image and such, and they were more frank and open about their sexuality and sex in general though. I don't think I met a single person that was ashamed or afraid to talk about sex and very few that were ashamed of their various fetishes, although most I met had fairly mild ones.


The German magazines are like that too. Recipe for casserole, interview with celebrity, naked couple, ad for orange juice, naked couple, recipe for baked fish...
 
2014-07-12 07:09:13 PM  

feanorn: All they realized was that naked Germans running about wasn't the best idea ever. Clothes = one nuisance removed.


True story: the first thing I ever saw in Germany, other than the airport, was a chubby naked dude running through the streets of Frankfurt. My German friends assured me this wasn't normal.
 
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