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Why This Band of NYC Men Love Painting Each Other in the Nude

By Joshua Futtersak & Barbara Marcolini | July 27, 2016

A nudist named Shungaboy and a diverse group of New Yorkers celebrate the male form in all its shapes and sizes. (Warning: contains nudity)
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