Spanish Gym Offers Nudists Naked Workouts

NakedgymA gym in Spain’s Basque region has come up with an eye-catching way of battling the recession. It has begun offering naked workouts, for nudists.

Easy Gym in Arrigorriaga is the first of its kind in Spain, pioneering the peculiar practice of stripping while keeping fit. “With the crisis we noticed there were fewer people using the gym,” owner Merche Laseca explained to the BBC.  “I’m not a nudist myself, though I have no problem with it. But this initiative is about the money.”

The gym did its research before opting to chase the nudist euro. It discovered that two local swimming pools already offered popular monthly sessions for bathing in your birthday suit.

There are at least 12 naturist beaches in the Basque region, and many more all over the Spanish coast. “We’re always interested in new activities,” explains Maite Vicuna, president of the Basque Naturist Association, who attended a trial run of the naked gym last week.

A poll of the group’s members showed 90% support for a facility offering the full range of nude workouts.



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Oral Sex More Likely To Cause Throat Cancer Than Tobacco

Oral sex stampIn a disturbing new finding, scientists warn that a virus spread during oral sex is now the main cause of throat cancer in people under the age of 50, outstripping tobacco as the major culprit.  The human papilloma virus, spread during unprotected sex, is mostly known as the cause of 70 percent of cervical cancers, but it can also lead to other cancers, like throat cancer.  A vaccine against some strains of the virus has been administered to young women and girls since 2008, and doctors have recommended that boys be vaccinated too.

This is particularly disturbing because of the discussion recently of young people’s attitudes toward oral sex, which can often be casual, to the point where many people don’t even consider oral sex to be “sex,” per se.  Only about 20 percent of college students who participated in a 2007 survey considered oral-genital contact to be sex, as opposed to the majority, which classed penile-vaginal and penile-anal contact as “sex.”  The way that people think about these different interactions has obvious and serious implications for how likely they are to use protection.

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