Saturday, July 22, 2017

CMNM Events Summer 2017 - scheduled, proposed, and possible


CMNM Events Summer 2017

Add your own or send the details to: sunbunz (at) gmail (dot) com

You can view these events details at Eventbrite Guysn2CMNM Profile :
 https://www.eventbrite.com/o/club-cmnm-2813880240


You can also follow updates on CMNM events on Twitter: http://twitter.com/cmnm

We realize that you may not be able to participate because these low-key almost spontaneous events are located a great distance from where most of our members are. Yet, you just never know. You are certainly welcome if you are in the area to attend. Otherwise, they may help serve as inspiration for setting up your own CMNM events in your area, such as home or backyard parties, potlucks, swim or pool parties, day trips to local nude beaches, etc.


NOTE: The scheduled events (with LINKS) are posted as invites on the Eventbrite.com website. Eventbrite allows for creating events and informing people about the event, and the necessary details - description, photos, maps, what to bring, and RSVPs. It can be used also to collect poll results for deciding a convenient date or time. Beside an event page and profile site, the results can also be displayed as a RSS feed, as HTML code (useful for websites and blogs) or can be integrated into an online calendar (such a Google) and even sent as a Twitter update.

Take a look at my Eventbrite profile to see how it works. Sign in (or sign up) to comment or participate.
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/club-cmnm-2813880240

July --- August --- September 2017, January 2018 CMNM Events

July 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Steamworks Toronto
Steamworks Toronto - 540 Church Street, Level 2 - Toronto, Ontario, Ontario M4Y 2E1 - Canada

Nude Beach Summer Picnic, August 11-12-13, 2017
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, August 11-13,  2017 at 11:30 AM until 4:30 pm
Waialea Beach (Beach 67 just north of Beach 69) - Puako, HI 96743
 Big Island, Hawaii 
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CMNM Rendezvous at Max's Gym (Honolulu) Sat, Aug 12, 2017
Meet up at Max's for some CMNM role play and sex games
Saturday, Aug 12, 2009
8:30pm - 11:30pm (entrance fee required: membership + locker or room fee)
Max's Gym, 444 Hobron Ln, Honolulu, HI 4th Floor

CMNM Picnic (near Waikiki) Sat, August 12, 2017
for guys who enjoy being nude or clothed with naked dudes
Saturday, Aug 1, 2017
12 - 3 pm
Diamond Head Beach (walk passed Honolulu Zoo / Waikiki Aquarium to end of
Kapio'lani Park, turn right on Diamond Head, go down to beach below the Light House)

CMNM Catamaran Cruise, Sunday, Aug ??
Nude swim and sunbathe on board a boat in Waikiki Bay
Sunday, Aug 13, 2017
12:00 - 3:00pm
Meet at Angles (gay bar) well before 1:00pm, purchase $25 ticket in advance at bar,
Group departs promptly at 1:00pm on foot for Waikiki Beach, 4 drinks included on board
Angles, 2256 Kuhio Ave (corner of Kuhio and Seaside) 2nd floor

CMNM Picnic at Kehena Nude Beach, Sat, August 12 & Trance Dance on Sunday, Aug 13
For guys who enjoy being nude or clothed with naked dudes
(women and non-attendees will also be present on the beach)
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017
11am - 4pm
Sunday, Aug 13, 2017
13:00 - 16:00 (Sunday's events is family and social oriented nudist/clothed community gathering)
Kehena Beach (see Event link for details), Puna (southeast coast, Big Island, Hawaii)


CMNM Nude Beach 67 Meet-up, Kohala, Big Island (NOT YET DEFINITE)
Monday, Tuesday, August 7 - 14 (and/or) , 2017
11:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Beach 67 (located just 500 yards north of Waialea Beach (Beach 69) - Old Puako Rd Telephone Pole #67  (no water or restroom - so be prepared).


San Francisco CMNM Meet-up  Monday, Aug. 14, 2017
For guys into CMNM - to meet, chat, and definitely hook-up
10pm - 2am
Blow Buddies, 933 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA
(BB is a gay sex club. Entrance fee required, check some or all of your clothes, no alcohol, drugs or cameras).

Other possible Events:

A. Russian River Nude Wine Tasting Barbeque
Possible dates: August 14-16 (during the Grape to Glass Weekend)
Guerneville, CA
Camping at Johnson's Beach Resort and/or Highland Resort (clothing optional pool) (camping or rooms/cabins).

B. Nude Sleepover at San Francisco Hostel
Possible dates: August 14-18 ??

C. CMNM Group Rendezvous at The Water Garden, San Jose, CA
Possible Dates: August 14 or 18, 2017

D. Nashville CMNM Meet-up
August 2-6 Location/details to be decided if there is an interest

E. Timberfell Lodge (private men's resort and campground)
Clothed Man / Naked Man Camp Out August 21-23

Wrangler Round ‘Up Weekend (cowboy / country farm boy theme)

Timberfell Lodge 1416 Baileyton Main St., PMB#110 Greeneville, TN 37745

Toll-Free: (800) 437-0118


F. San Francisco  CMNM Event
Date still undecided
Tom is trying to get an event organized for the SF Bay area. You can find him either on this Google group or in the Yahoo CMNM group to let him know you're interested. Otherwise, let me know and I'll pass on the word to him.

G. Midnight Skinny Dip, Waikiki Beach,
Possible Dates: Jan 3-6, 2018
 Meet at Hulu's Bar and look for guy wearing a CMNM sign

H. CMNM Rendezvous at Max's Gym (Honolulu) Tues, Aug 25, 2009
Meet up at Max's for some CMNM role play and sex games
Saturday, Aug 1, 2009
8:30pm - 11:30pm (entrance fee required: membership + locker or room fee)
Max's Gym, 444 Hobron Ln, Honolulu, HI 4th Floor

I. CMNM Picnic (near Waikiki) January 6-7, 2018
For guys who enjoy being nude or clothed with naked dudes
Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 6 & 7,  2018
12 - 3 pm
Diamond Head Beach (walk passed Honolulu Zoo / Waikiki Aquarium to end of
Kapio'lani Park, turn right on Diamond Head, go down to beach below the Light House)

August 11, 2017 at 11:30 AM
Waialea Beach (Beach 67 just north of Beach 69) - Puako, HI 96743
Big Island, Hawaii 
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You can view these some of these events details at Guysn2CMNM Profile on Eventbrite:






Friday, July 7, 2017

Innocent Exhibitionism -- Cross-cultural male camaraderie in Japan




While living in Japan, I found it kind of amazing that the otherwise polite and docile Japanese could be so rowdy and getso raunchy in the right circumstances. Most of these centered around group events where drinking was involved. I guess it happens everywhere with young people -- like ay college parties and fraternities, etc. But still is a bit of a paradox when the seemingly shy Japanese get plastered (or maybe that's just an excuse or front) and start stripping and performing what Puritanical Americans would think of as "lewd" acts. 


While Japanese are modest about nudity in general -- there are times when you can catch a glimpse of guys showing pubic hair or asses -- and sometimes a cock. I used to go cycling along some of the rivers around Tokyo. The city uses the flood banks for public sports fields or you can also see similar activities in public parks too. When stopping for a break, I could often get glimpes of guying changing clothes in broad daylight - I mean from street clothes -- stripping down to nothing or fleeting glimpse of ass and cock, and change into their team uniform or sports clothes right there in front of everyone -- especially when they were surrounded by the hunky teammates. Teams of intramural sports -- soccer, rugby, American football, baseball play on these fields usually during the weekends and holidays. Invariably, because there are no dressing rooms, the guys have to strip and change out of and back into their street clothes.This kind of CMNM scene has always been a turn-on -- it is like seeing one naked guys in a locker room full of clothed athletes, but it is out in public -- an open field.



It's kind of cool to see this kind of "innocent" exhibitionism among team members. But there is another type of flashing among Japanese men that seems to happen a lot but is not really so innocent -- maybe not really sexual or sensual -- but more like playful machismo, I guess, but it is still a turn on.

I never got invited to participate to such a degree but I have been in the room -- usually at a overnight retreat at an inn or hot springs resort where similar male stripping occurs. Without fail, some of the guys get (supposedly) too drunk to stop themselves, and end up pulling all kinds of stunts. They seem to start out as party games and end up with somebody getting undressed -- sort of voluntary (or sometimes forced) flashing for the rest of the group. 


I never got any photos -- but I found these photos on the net by a group of Japanese college students . They seem pretty typical for the kind of drunken playfulness that leads to somebody getting pantsied or just flashing the group. I used a Japanese language search engine and found these.

Japanese sometimes call this "skinship."

What is so cool about it?  Has anybody else experienced this kind of male-male "bonding" rituals between straight guys or in mixed gender groups -- in North America, Asian or Europe.?   I don't have a fetish about it , but think it is kind of cool. While these guys are sort of playing around with "sexy" homoeerotic behaviors -- maybe even identifying a bit with the homoerotic nature of what they doing -- it seems to me a kind of healthy way to de-sexualize nudity between men. Yes, there are some women at the party too -- although none of them usually get nude or show much if anything at all.

Share any thoughts or photos you have in the subject on a note at this topic below.







 


Saturday, June 17, 2017

The fundoshi - the traditional Japanese undergarment





I am not really into fundoshi (wearing them myself-- freeballer here), but I certainly enjoy seeing other men wear them. It's the traditional garment (actually undergarment) worn by most Edo era men under their kimono or yukata (before arrival of Perry's black ships circa 1857). For nearly a century, it was still used as underwear and the bathing suit for men, but it's popularity as an everyday article of clothing declined after the American Occupation introduced Western-style underwear for men. 


It's now become garment of choice for many 'masturi' - Japanese traditional festivals - many of
which celebrate the coming of age of young men and involve some type of virility or fertility ritual or ceremonial tasks. A variation of it, the 'mawashi' is still worn today by sumo wrestlers. 

In 'matsuri', groups of men (old and young) don the fundoshi (with or without happi coat) and parade the streets and shrine grounds carrying the heavy wooden floats (actually portable shrines, 'mikoshi'), heaving it up and forward with their loud chants and boisterous energy. Quite often when ONLY the fundoshi is worn - with nothing else - the festival is frequently referred to as a 'hadaka matsuri' or naked festival. 


It's true that some department stores in Japan got the idea to 'rename' the fundoshi and market it as 'samurai pants' or something like that, but it's still rather a special item that most men wouldn't own. For example, how popular is the thong for underwear or a bathing suit? Still there are a few men who wear kimono on a daily basis (instead of Western suits or pants) so I'm sure that you can find fundoshi at department stores and speciality stores. Even if not don one publically, some men might like the masculine image of the fundoshi and may be wearing them undertheir western attire - sort of like men who like to wear a jockstrap instead of boxers or briefs.

 A lot of men at the age of 20 (for both men and women) celebrate Coming of Age Day (2nd Monday in January) and some of them wear traditional kimono (and may be wearing a fundoshi underneath (although I have my doubts). Summer festivals and firework display bring out hordes of people, particularly young men and women, in the traditional lighter cotton print 'yukata' (cheaper version of the often outrageously expensive kimono). I bet a few men wear a fundoshi (or like I do - nothing) underneath.


Some of my Net pics on Japanese male bonding, including many with men in fundoshi:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunbuns/sets/72157600219588448/

Mr. Wada is photographer who specializes in Japanese festivals and seems to capture men in fundoshi at literally hundreds of festivals. 

http://wadaphoto.jp/maturi/

An online store's ad for fundoshi:
http://www.wasuiya.com/english/index.htm

A blog by Japanese guy interested in naked and semi-naked men:
http://blog.livedoor.jp/fundoshi/archives/cat_489179.html


(He has several categories, included the one for matsuri and fundoshi above)


YouTube vid on how to put on (tie) a fundoshi: (in Japanese - for modesty's sake, the model is already wearing a fundoshi as the instructor demonstrates how to put on (over the existing one). 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GZE5SV1NBY


So you can imagine what it's like being where a lot of men are getting dressed in fundoshi. He explains in Japanese that most people can't get a fundoshi tied by themselves (you need a third or fourth arm). So you can see why I think male bonding is one of the functions of Japanese festivals - you have to get naked and up closer and personal with another guy and then groups of men in order to wear a fundoshi and participate. 

Well, I was wrong about one thing - YOU can put on a fundoshi by yourself. The same instructor completes his training of the younger fundoshi wearer - and put him to the test. A follow-up section of the earlier video (see my last posting for the URL).

This time he starts out without anything on underneath.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYzcxUshh6E



Friday, June 16, 2017

Skinny Dipping: Fun in the Sun


Comment As posted by "BudnBos" on Freeballing.com: I did skinny dipping for the first time this summer, and it was awesome... being in the water and at the beach nude. Most everyone else was nude also so it was no big deal 

It may not be a big deal as far as flashing goes, but it's still a great thing to be nude and enjoying the surf and sand -Skinnydipping at San Onofre (see pic at right) -- that's the whole point of skinnydipping. I try to do that all summer long and whenever I can any time. I love getting out to Black's Beach in San Diego, Baker Beach in San Francisco, Russian River at Guerneville (CA) and San Onofre State Beach (just south of Orange County (CA) on I-5 (one hour north of San Diego). I had fun there in Feb-March and met up with one of my flasher buddies from the Net. (See his photo at left below).

Of course, it's more thrilling to try to get naked (with or without the swimming) at the pool, or jacuzzi, or the beach or anywhere that nudity isn't expected.


I used to teach at a school (K-12) that had a pool. Since I had a key to the locker room (with access to the pool), I would sometimes go late at night and swim naked in the pool. I found out later on that one of male teacher had done the same but got caught and in trouble. Eventually, they beefed up security and put a stop to all late night swimming (changed locks).

Sometimes, it's possible to get naked in a hotel pool or jacuzzi when not many people are around. At other times, I've tried going completely naked from my tent to the campground toilet / shower - at night of course - while camping. Have stripped and gone skinny dipping at many places - public parks, state and national parks - Yosemite has some (cold water freezes your balls!) great places for that. The Big Island (actually part of all the islands of Hawaii) have many beaches where it's possible to skinnydip without offending others. Waipio Valley - out from Honokaa in the northeastern area of the Big Island has a great place where people frequently (spontaneously - not a regular practice and probably frowned on since there are
Deserted stretch at Waipio Valley (photo)

tourists (from the US mainland - Bible-belters) but once you descend the steep road downt the valley entrance (on foot - of course), you can cross the fresh water river that flows into the ocean, and go to the northern (deserted) stretch of the beach. I've seen many people get naked there (including me and friends) for skinnydipping. People can just see tiny figures bobbing around from their lookout point at the time.

Kehena Black Sand Beach (Puna Coast, Big Island)


Of course, my all-time favorite place to skinnydip is Kehena Black Sand's Beach on Hawaii's Puna coast. It's not just about showing your goodies on a nude beach. It's a marvelous place where nature's splendour, the chance to swim with dolphins and see whales, mix with the convivial atmosphere of the local tradition of a hippie holiday romp on the beach - complete with all sorts of naked and semi-clothed characters - all of whom are welcoming, tolerant, and often buzzed.
 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Budapest Turkish Bath Part 1: My Travel Blog

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I recently went to my first Turkish baths on a trip to Eastern Europe during summer
vacation. I have been to gay saunas and bathhouses before, and also to bathhouses and spas in Austria, Japan, and other places. But it was my first time to go to an actual Turkish bath. My trip to Eastern Europe was a lot of fun. It was on this trip that I was able to visit the Kiraly Baths in Budapest, which seems to open daily, but Tues/Thurs/Sat are men-only days. Women have Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 
A bathing suit is required  -- maybe because this was Hungary or maybe all Turkish baths require them. It was also a very old place-- dating back hundreds of years to the Ottoman empire. It was cheap enough -- 4-5 dollars to get in - although I did not realize that there was a 3-hour time limit - so I had to pay extra when I left. Things are pretty conservative - since it is Turkish and is also a straight men's bath for relaxing and
health / therapy. 
But don't think for a minute that sex between men doesn't happen, and besides it was a great opportunity for flashing. I was very glad to get the experience. I really did not know what it was actually going to be like -- so I did get my expectations up too high .. however, overall, I was very pleased with the experience.



After you pay cashier, you drop you ticket off with the guy at the inner door and are directed to the men's dressing room. Inside, there are separate cubicles where you undress and where you leave your belongs.



That was a bit disappointing because I thought that there would be ample opportunity to flash (or to see guys undressing).

An attendant has a separate key to double lock your cubicle (supposedly to prevent theft - but more likely to prevent guys from inviting another into his rather spacious cubicle for sex.)






Also they mark the time you enter on the cubicle door, so they know how long you have stayed (and thus can charge you extra -- which I figure goes directly into the attendant's pocket).
When I was at the cashier's, I had thought about getting an oil massage, but figured the baths themselves would be relaxing enough. I hadn't realized that the masseurs were in
need of work and had a trick to get customers. A big guy in late 20s wrapped in a towel was the first to greet me when I climbed the stairs and entered the men's dressing room. He pointed out an empty cubicle and asked me to change and to leave my things. When I came out he was back, and then directed me back into a side room off just off of the rest area -- a large room with 20 or more lounge chairs. The cubicle attendant showed up then and double locked the door.
 
The masseurs seem to have a ruse to give an unsuspecting customer a
massage, but in my case, I was vaguely aware of the trick and knew they would probably charge me extra for a massage, but it was just 5-6 dollars extra so really would be worth it. What convinced me was the fact that when we got back to the massage room there was another guy getting one from an older masseur. The guy getting a massage was on his back and had on his swim trunks.
 

My masseur asked me to lie down on the table and when I started climb up, he said, "Take off you swim pants." When I sort of hesitated and looked over to double check the other guy and his masseur, the big guy reached up and pulled down one said of my trunks and repeated, "Take these off, please." I was immediately convinced that this was an excellent chance to flash and to feel great while it happened. 

I stripped and tossed my trunks aside and got up on the table face down and buttocks up. My cock swelled up just a bit once it was free and being observed so I adjusted it backward (so as to be seen). My masseur started immediately rubbing my legs and moved up calves to thighs and then my butt. It was a turn-on to be the only one lying there naked.. my masseur had a towel around his waist and so did the other one; the guy on thenext table was an older gentleman, so I figured that my masseur was being selective and wanted a chance to see the goodies on a young more fit guy-- not his typical client on a Tuesday afternoon (or maybe he know intuitively that I would not refuse the chance to be massaged in the nude).

 



Of course, I got a semi-boner as he worked my legs and came up to my hamstrings and then my buttocks. After about 5 minutes, he asked "do you want some oil" - -I think this was the way to confirm my permission to give a full massage because when I said yes, he added, "it will take about 30 minutes, OK?" So I knew by then it would cost me, but it was worth it (and not much anyway). It felt cool being kind of seduced into getting a massage and having it done in the nude when other guys came in and out of the adjoining room made it a rare treat for it to be totally acceptable to be naked and even erect in front of several men.

After he worked his way up to my head and neck, he asked me to turn over. I knew it was not use concealing my boner - I was not fully hard, but did become so once I was turned over and knew he could see me and so could anybody else who entered the rest-area immediately adjoining (no door just an open archway between the rooms).


That was truly hot and exciting.. but after a few more minutes the massage got me relaxed and my erection cooled down to a less obvious state of excitement. Before long the massage was over and he then said it was finished and then asked for the 3300 forints for the oil massage (same price as was listed at the cashier's when I came in). 

No complaints from me.. it was a very hot experience -- sort like being force stripped and teased into sexual excitement and then out of it.. a truly Turkish afternoon delight. 


I will tell more about my trip to the Kiraly Baths later and my other flashing exploits this summer in other blog entries later.




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