This effort is meant to augment my naturist travel blog, The Meandering Naturist, wherein I write mainly about our travels to naturist and clothing optional places all over the world.Read More Another blog about nudists. Really?
I’ve been writing a lot lately on my own blog and Medium about family naturism, which most certainly has an aura of taboo here in the US. On that topic, I found this essay by a young woman who grew up with naked parents to be a breath of fresh air, making a nice contribution […]Read More My Parents Are Nudists…Or As They Say, “Comfortablists”
Children have a natural curiosity about nudity. Being naked around your children—whether occasionally or regularly—can teach them what a “normal” adult body looks like. As a long time advocate for the values of family naturism, and having embraced those ideals when raising our own children, I think this article from Psychology Today goes a long […]Read More Eight Things to Know About Nudity and Your Family
If you haven’t already discovered this most excellent blog, you need to add it to your reading list. I think my favorite quote is, “There is no greater way to put someone off anything than forcing it on them, and forceful persuasion is as bad as coercion.” The fine line that lies between enthusiasm and […]Read More Encouraging Women into Naturism
It’s always refreshing to hear a mom speak out about the virtues of a relaxed environment regarding nudity around the household, and this mom – also journalist – does so particularly eloquently. Seems the jury is still out as to whether the “naked house” will survive adolescence, but it seems like they’re off to a […]Read More … We’re a Naked House
So… the Discerning Nudist is essentially a blog about other peoples blogs, along with other news clippings about social nudity, so why not feature a blog post about bloggers, along with a lively debate between bloggers on blogging about nudism? Be sure to read the comment thread at the end. The “debate” between/about several well […]Read More RE: What Happened to the Nudist Bloggers?
“Nakedness doesn’t democratise social experience, as the naturists seem to suggest….Instead, it offers something better: a shared preoccupation.” My wife and I had the good fortune of being invited guests (along with several other bloggers) on a ZOOM session with the Irish Naturist Association a few days ago, which makes this piece from an Irish […]Read More Laying bare the real truth about naturism
I’ve been mired in a discussion around this topic on the subreddit:nudism, which has become something of an endless loop, as a handful of us regulars toss around speculative theories while watching the median age at most nudist venues grow increasingly skewed by, shall we say, the more seasoned members of the human race. By […]Read More Where are the Young Nudists?
An intriguing look at how our perceptions of nudity have evolved over the past fifty years – from Woodstock to Burning Man. The author chronicles some of the nuanced points, such as the proliferation of body ink, and more recent trends to legalize breastfeeding in public, or the more assertive “Free the Nipple” campaign. In […]Read More Naked Came the Strangers
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