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
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
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