The Daily Newds

  • Dreading the Locker Room: A woman who had a double mastectomy avoided the locker room at her local gym but eventually faced up to her fears.
    My gym, like most gyms, doesn't have private changing rooms. Everyone is changing out there in the open. That was hard enough for modest-me before, but now? Sure, I could claim my right to be naked like everyone else and if other people can't deal with it then that's their problem. The thing is, I'm more socially sensitive to other people's feelings than that, and I really don't want to deal with the surprised/shocked/freaked looks that I'll get...Chances are half of the other women were walking around the locker room freaking out in their own heads about what everyone else was thinking about them. We women tend to do that. You don't have to have a double-mastectomy to have body image issues.
  • Get Thee Behind Me, Satan: The Rev. Neil Rhodes, pastor of a Times Square nondenominational church, opposes the proposed bidet ads which will show naked human posteriors.
    'You walk into a church building, you have naked bodies before your eyes, how are you going to close your eyes and seek God?'' Rhodes said.
  • Triangle Area Naturists: The Chapel Hill group is holding a pancake brunch and swim to celebrate the beginning of Nude Recreation Week.
    TAN hosts events all year, including clothed parties. But summers are the best for nudists, Zeman said. Last year for nude rec week, the group went canoeing (or "canuding," as TAN calls it) down the Catawba River with the Travelites, a nudist club from South Carolina. This summer, in addition to the brunch, they will host their annual "Splash Party."

    "That's where we run around like 6-year-olds with squirt guns," Zeman said. They'll eat lunch, too.