“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
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?