NLS Podcast: Beauty Pageants, History of Swimsuits in Australia & ‘Naked and Afraid’ Interview

On the 75th episode of the Naturist Living Show podcast, Michael Connolly (Nudeyman) returns for his 2nd segment. He talks about a 1985 movie on the history of the bathing suit and unclothed sunbathing in Australia, which has the capacity to stream in full on YouTube (see show links below).
Connolly theorizes on why nudity went from being so commonplace and accepted in the 80’s to being considerably more taboo in 2015. He mentions a few distinct factors like body image problems, general anxiety about sunlight damage, and censorship.
Image: Naked and Terrified
Then Stephane has an enlightening interview with a participant named Manu from TV show Naked and Afraid. Manu is well known from the show because she got dengue fever from a mosquito bite while in the Panama jungle.
This really is an extremely serious, painful disorder that caused some severe nerve damage for Manu. After hospitalization followed by months of physical therapy, family nude beach stories ‘s now nearly completely recovered and doing well, as she reports on the podcast.
As you’ll learn from listening to her interview, surviving on Naked and Afraid is no joke. In finding out about the way the show works and what the experience is like, Stephane asks about the nudity aspect of course.
What I thought was most fascinating is that the producers really request the survivalists to fashion some “clothes” for themselves to cover specific body parts, using leaves or whatever they find. They’re not required to take action, but they “kindly inquire” anyhow. Why? It makes it easier to edit the show!
So let us get this straight. The show would preferably renege on its advertising ploy of everyone being “nude” to be able to spend less time and money on editing in all those blurry spots on the bodies. They do have the choice of not censoring at all, but then they must determine that would cost them more cash in losing advertisers / sponsors.
So they just desire to have their cake and eat it, too. Well, Discovery Channel, it seems to me a bit selfish and greedy to request people to concern themselves with modesty when they’ve much bigger things to worry about, like oh say, food and water?

Manu makes this very purpose in the interview. She wore some leaves at times just until they dried out enough to use for fire kindling because fire was more important than making sure her nipples were covered.
Her partner, Russell, declined to cover up because he saw it as a rare chance to be nude and free in the jungle.
Nevertheless as Manu also points out, being naked additionally meant having no protection against the elements. You’re super exposed. Manu was celebs pissing to the cold, and her feet suffered without any shoes.
Hear more inside info about the show and Manu’s expertise in the podcast interview. In my own section, Stephane and I talk about the research I did on nudist beauty pageants with his preceding podcast episode.
Naked and Afraid on the Naturist Living Show Podcast released by – Young Naturists & Nudists America
Naturist Living Show Podcast show links:
Beauty Pageant segment of The Naked Peacock picture
History of the bathing suit and naturism in Australia on
The Naked and Afraid TV show on Discovery
Manu Toigo’s profile for Naked and Afraid
Manu meets her partner, Russell, for the first time
Manu’s battle with Dengue Fever
Manu’s personal site
Stream above or at the Naturist Living Show website.
Tags: Australia, censorship, television
Group: Naturist Living Show Podcast, Naturist Site
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