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
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
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
So as best I can tell, dw.com is an on-line magazine dedicated to helping ex-pats, especially Brits, understand life and culture in Germany. In this installment, they take on the cultural norms surrounding social nudity in Deutschland, along with a brief history thereof. An embedded slideshow walks you through the last one-hundred years of naked […]Read More Why Germany’s nudist culture remains refreshing
To find out what young people get out of being naked. I’m a little reluctant to post this article from VICE (an online magazine) as the author points out one of the awkward truths about naturism – that’s attendees at such events are frequently predominantly male. As one of the objectives of this blog is […]Read More I Went to a Nudist Festival for Millennials