While a lot of us “experienced naturists” like to speculate about whether naturism will survive in the digital age, this millennial report from Roosevelt University lays out the data that it’s already a work in progress. Nothing calls it like it is better than a college newspaper. Interesting that the reporter took on The Naturist […]Read More Debunking the Myths About Nudism
When posting to this blog, I try to alternate between pieces by other excellent bloggers, and those that appear in one form or another of mainstream media. The only common denominator is that the writing should be thoughtful, persuasive, and intelligible. I was not familiar with the online publication called Patheos before stumbling into this […]Read More Being Naked and Unashamed
In an effort to publish more frequently on this blog, I’m hoping to feature other naturist blogs that are really getting it right – where the writing is coherent and moves beyond the typical admonitions about sitting on a towel. Sam and Aleah began “Our Natural Blog” about a year and a half ago, partially […]Read More CONNECTING THROUGH NATURISM
There’s been a lot written over the years about nakedness as a physical and a metaphysical state of being. I think there are many of us that feel most real with and about ourselves when we are wearing no clothing at all. This piece particularly related to me as it is reminiscent of my relationship […]Read More On a Nude Beach With My Parents, Baring Almost All
Meet Kate. A British 30-something girl who has fallen in love the most remote places in New Zealand, and the joys of being able to get naked there! Seems she stumbled into naturism quite by accident, finding the whole experience so liberating, that she’s decided to document her travels and write a travel book. SPOILER […]Read More Free range humans: Naked Kate
OK… Sorry Scottish football (soccer) fans. I had to look up Jim Duffy. Turns out he’s a big deal in the football circuit, or at least he was at one time. In any event, I thought this piece was really well written. He makes a really compelling case for holistic naturism, at least until the […]Read More Naturist resorts aren’t what I thought they were.
I think the Thoughtful Naturist is one of the most intelligent voices on naturism on the web right now, particularly in this piece where he reconciles his own feelings about embracing his proclivity for naturism. In doing so, he finds that most people are more accepting of social nudity than one might thing… at least […]Read More Should Naturists Be More Assertive?
First posted this on my personal blog, The Meandering Naturist, back in 2016. The article bounces someplace between sarcastic and snarky, but the author raises some thoughtful points, along with a bit of insight from Phillip Carr-Gomm. Hope you think it’s a good read. Some people dismiss streakers, naked protesters and even nudists and life […]Read More Naturism & Exhibitionism: Enemies or First Cousins?
A New York Times reporter takes the plunge for a full immersion experience while interviewing the locals at a German naturist park. Particularly interesting are the reflections from long-time naturists who remember the meaning of social nudity before the wall came down in 1989 – and how the western influence has turned a non-event (getting […]Read More A Reporter’s Dilemma: Should I Take My Clothes Off?
After falling away from the blogosphere for a few months, I’m making my re-entry with this archival piece from the New York Times dated September 2, 1974. What I find most fascinating about the piece is that it seems the pendulum does, indeed, continue to swing from one direction to the other. The last 20 […]Read More Nudity Increases in America