Some people in the city will choose a more eyebrow-raising way to enjoy Christmas and New Year. It is that time of year when we put on our best glad rags and enjoy the festive season but some will be wearing less than others. But swingers, naturists and strip club regulars will all be enjoying the festivities in their own unique way. Sunday, December 23 — a more relaxed event to recover after the Christmas party with Chilled Out Sunday, 5pm — midnight.
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Kink fans across the country will ditch their holiday glad rags in a bid to "enjoy the freedom of sexual expression". In the secret "unique and stylish" venue which lies close to Aldgate, members will be able to "meet people from all around the world Miles up north in Merseyside, the swinger's club Townhouse, is hosting a party full "of filth on every floor".
By Deborah Arthurs for MailOnline. Tim Higgs, 56, and his team from the Clover Spa in Birmingham joined Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on the breakfast show's sofa to reveal their plans for a very naked festive season. To much guffawing from the seemingly tickled This Morning hosts, the naturists explained their decision - and told the nation it is 'liberating' to go without clothes at Christmas. Higgs, who opened the Clover Spa, a seven-bedroom retreat for naturists, in , says he will be enjoying turkey with all the trimmings unclothed - along with guests who have booked to stay over the festive period. Of course, the hosts couldn't resist asking the question on everyone's lips: what happens if one guest is attracted to another, and there is a 'physical reaction', as Ruth delicately puts it.
The wish of South African nudists to bare it all on a m stretch of beach near the Mpenjati Nature Reserve, on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, will go ungranted for another festive season. More than two years since the public protector set aside the Ray Nkonyeni municipality's decision to allow nudity in the area, the South African National Naturist Association Sanna is still working on a plan to petition the national government to amend the Sexual Offences Act to allow for legal nudist beaches. Although Bothma made the same statement a year ago , he remained confident that will bring nudists closer to achieving their goals. We are working on a representation to see if we can amend the act to allow nude people on public beaches and places. This will force municipalities to amend their bylaws and we will then reapply for Mpenjati to be a legal naturist beach," said Bothma. At the first public hearing into the proposed nudist beach, at Trafalgar in , residents were divided, with some opposed to "drooping boobs and buttocks" on their beach, while others wanted to strip down without fear of getting in trouble with the law. In a report that voided the municipality's permission for a legal nudist beach on technical grounds, the public protector pointed out there was no wording in the act that suggested criminalising nudity in a designated and access-controlled nudist beach. But the Concerned Citizens Group, which approached the public protector in opposition to the application for a nudist beach, said there was no way to designate a public area for nakedness without excluding other members of the public.