Nudity and porn in rugby, between sex and a good cause

09-17-2023👤 Admin


With the Rugby World Cup 2023 taking place in France, I wanted to draw a parallel between rugby and sex. Searching on the internet, I found a few gay porn videos featuring very muscular men and scripted stories of women fucking rugby players. But what I kept coming back to were the famous calendars featuring sportsmen (rugbymen especially) in Adam outfits. So I'm going to tell you the story of "Les Dieux du Stade" in France and "The Naked Rugby Players" in England. In the last paragraph, I'll allude to the girls who have also brought out calendars that are totally nude.

Les Dieux du stade (Gods of the stadium)

Since its first appearance in 2001, "Les Dieux du stade" has established a reputation not only as a bold calendar, but also as an artistic celebration of the male athletic body. Initially conceived as a way for Paris-based rugby club Stade Français to raise funds, the calendar quickly became an international cultural phenomenon. The photographs, featuring nude or semi-nude rugby players, capture an aesthetic combining strength, vulnerability and emotion, echoing the classical statues of Greek athletes, hence the name evoking ancient divinities. Over time, other athletes from a variety of disciplines have joined the ranks of these "gods", broadening the spectrum of representation. In addition to its artistic dimension, this calendar has become a platform for discussion on subjects such as masculinity, sexuality and the body in sport, while also contributing to charitable causes.


Credits : @stade.fr

At the heart of the bold images in "Les Dieux du stade" is a powerful statement about the human body, sport and masculinity. Each photograph is much more than a simple depiction of nudity: it offers a celebration of the athletic body in all its splendor and diversity, evoking strength, determination, vulnerability and beauty in equal measure. By presenting these athletes in a light that is both virile and sensual, the calendar defies convention and stereotypes, challenging preconceived notions of masculinity in sport. This audacity was received with a mixture of wonder and controversy. For many, "Les Dieux du stade" is an artistic celebration, a manifesto that breaks taboos associated with male nudity, sexuality and body representation. It has also provided a platform for wider discussions on self-acceptance, respect for the body and diversity of form. However, it has also attracted criticism, with some voices considering the images too provocative or objectifying the athletes. Despite these controversies, the positive impact is undeniable. As well as being an artistic and commercial triumph, the calendar played a philanthropic role, actively supporting AIDS research. Ultimately, "Les Dieux du stade" is a powerful reflection of how sport, art and society intersect, provoking conversation, reflection and sometimes even questioning.
Among the many figures who have graced the pages of "Les Dieux du stade", some portraits have left an indelible mark, as much for the fame of the athlete as for the power of the representation. Iconic players such as Sébastien Chabal, Frédéric Michalak and Yoann Gourcuff captivated audiences not only with their athletic stature, but also with the vulnerability and depth captured by the lens. Their participation not only enhanced the appeal of the calendar, but also contributed to a wider dialogue on identity, masculinity and self-acceptance in top-level sport. What's more, the visual and cultural impact of "Les Dieux du stade" has transcended French borders to inspire a multitude of similar works around the world. Its distinctive fusion of eroticism, art and sport has spawned other projects that celebrate the human body, whether it's other sports teams embarking on similar photographic projects, or artists drawing inspiration from the calendar's unique blend of strength and fragility. This influence also extends to wider discussions about the representation of the body in the media, encouraging a more open and diverse celebration of the human form. Ultimately, "Les Dieux du stade", through its striking portraits and inspiring legacy, continues to act as a powerful lens through which society examines and celebrates the beauty and complexity of the human body.

The Naked Rugby Players

The Naked Rugby Players' are a unique group of rugby players who, through their daring nudity, seek to draw attention to specific causes, often linked to awareness-raising and charity work. Born of a bold and innovative idea, these players decided to show their support for causes by posing nude, breaking taboos around the male body while engaging in deeper conversation about important issues. Over the years, this initiative has grown from a simple side project to a significant movement that has captured the public's attention, both for its audacity and for its dedication to charitable causes.


In addition to the media buzz they generate, 'The Naked Rugby Players' stand out for their deep commitment to charitable causes and awareness initiatives. Their nudity is more than just boldness: it serves as a platform to draw attention to crucial issues, thus generating a tangible positive impact. An emblematic aspect of their approach is the publication of annual calendars, carefully designed in collaboration with professional photographers. These calendars, beyond their aesthetic aspect, embody the very essence of their mission: to raise public awareness while raising funds for deserving causes. The reception of these calendars has been largely positive, with recognition both for the artistic quality of the photos and for the nobility of the causes supported.
'The Naked Rugby Players' have not only created waves in the world of rugby, but have also left an indelible mark on popular culture. Their bold approach has stimulated debates around masculinity, body acceptance and how sport fits into these dialogues. Many players, both professional and amateur, expressed their opinions, thus reinforcing the scope and relevance of this initiative. However, any large-scale movement inevitably encounters controversy. 'The Naked Rugby Players' have faced criticism regarding the potential sexualisation of their image and questions about the relevance of nudity in their approach. Despite these challenges, the group persisted, using these critiques as an opportunity to deepen the conversation and illuminate their true mission."
As The Naked Rugby Players movement continues to grow, the future looks bright. Despite past challenges and controversies, they are considering new projects to strengthen their impact and expand their audience. Future plans, while potentially confidential, show an ambition to continue their mission well beyond simply publishing calendars. In conclusion, 'The Naked Rugby Players' are not just a group of players taking their clothes off for show. They symbolize a fusion of sport, activism and art, encouraging reflection on broader societal issues, self-acceptance and solidarity. Their initiative, although sometimes considered bold, is a powerful reminder of the impact that passionate individuals can have when they combine creativity and cause.

Women's rugby teams strip too

College women's rugby team strips for naked calendar

A university women's rugby team recently launched a nude calendar as part of a fundraising initiative, which quickly sold out. This is the third year running that the students have gone nude for charity. This year, proceeds from the sale of the calendar supported Coppafeel, a charity dedicated to educating women about the importance of regular breast self-examination to detect early signs of cancer. The Liverpool-based team managed to sell all 375 copies of the calendar, priced at £10 each. The total profit, after expenses, is estimated at over £2,000. Add to this the sales of the previous year's calendar, which went to Joining Jack - a charity focused on raising awareness and research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy - and the team raised over £4,000 in total. Eve Watton, the 19-year-old team captain, said she was surprised by the considerable publicity and support she had received. She also stressed how crucial such initiatives are, given that women's rugby league often struggles to find funding. Eve Watton and her team expressed their deep gratitude to everyone who bought a calendar, supporting the rugby team and Coppafeel.


Credits : Sebastian Castilho/Liverpool Echo

Rugbywomen get naked for charity calendar: 50 Cent approves

For the second year in a row, Hitchin Ladies rugby team have released a cheeky nude calendar, following the massive success of their debut effort which caught the attention of hip-hop sensation 50 Cent. Last year, the rapper celebrated their innovative method of fundraising with his 40 million Facebook followers, saying: "It's a way to raise money." The team hopes that the enthusiasm generated by the first edition will continue this year.
The brains behind the initiative, team organizer and interior center Claire Crompton, 28, expressed astonishment at the success of the first calendar, noting that it boosted team recruitment. “Our main goal is to raise awareness of rugby, even if it’s just brand exposure through the calendar on someone’s wall,” Claire Crompton said. “We are a club that values ​​fun as much as sport, and we want that to shine through in these photos.
Images from this year's calendar show the Hitchin Ladies in a variety of rugby-related activities, from practicing throw-outs, to scoring tries and executing tackles, all in socks and boots. Profits from the sale of the calendar will be donated to the Hitchin Ladies club and the Great Britain wheelchair rugby team, which has recently faced major budget cuts.
Ms Crompton, who also works in events in Stevenage, explained the decision to support the British wheelchair rugby team: "Rugby, in all its forms, is just as important to us. When we learned to the radio about the funding problem of the Great Britain wheelchair rugby team, we felt the need to help.
The calendar is available for £10 for those who want to support the cause and enjoy the rugby-themed photos.


Credits : East News Press Agency

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