“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
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
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
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.
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
Found this post as a Retweet from @carley_sudlow, which led me back to the University of Washington student newspaper, where a talented young author named Charlotte Houston wrote the startlingly insightful analysis of why people engage in social nudity – with a little help from her friends in the Psychology Department. One of my favorite […]Read More What Nudism is Really Like