Introducing the Family

What do you do when you’ve found that your love for being nude is not shared by your family? First, clarify your assumptions. Maybe you aren’t giving your family members enough opportunities, or enough information, to decide for themselves. Don’t write them off just yet! That was my experience. What follows is the story ofContinue reading “Introducing the Family”

The Naked Knight

A Nugget of Nudist Nonsense There once was a knight who, to small stature born,went out in the world wearing all could be worn.He dressed endless layers of cotton and woolto fit ‘neath the armor he always wore full. How a man schall be armyd at his ese He sweat, and he stank, from suchContinue reading “The Naked Knight”

Anything Goes?

“In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking. Now, heaven knows, Anything Goes!” -Cole Porter American composer Cole Porter’s marvelous musical Anything Goes debuted on Broadway in 1934, in the middle of the Great Depression. The American Sunbathing Association, precursor to today’s AANR, was just three years old at theContinue reading “Anything Goes?”

From Forest to Garden

Tenho saudades dos escritos de Ed Garden. Ed Garden was (maybe still is?) a young naturist based in Brazil who set up a terrific naturist blog called Nus Pela Terra (Nudes Around the / For the World) at nuspelaterra.com.br. He compiled a terrific variety of posts on everything from public nudity to the philosophy ofContinue reading “From Forest to Garden”

Pixelization = Titillation

Far from supposedly protecting the innocent or the easily offended, pixelization on TV or in the movies actually increases prurient and overtly sexual interest in the body. Can there be any doubt that the TV networks and the government don’t realize this? Of course they do: sex sells. Bars or spots covering the breasts, buttocksContinue reading “Pixelization = Titillation”

Naked Social Euphoria

 A brief review of Co-ed Naked Philosophy from Martin Brant: Author Will Forest has a unique appreciation for the human body. I call it unique when it should be considered normal, but somehow our society has gotten onto a path of misguided morality that somehow judges the human body as shameful. Hence Co-ed Naked Philosophy,Continue reading “Naked Social Euphoria”

The Most Revealing Part

Can you imagine a clothes-free or clothing-optional university? Here’s a sample from Co-ed Naked Philosophy, and it’s not the same as the free download sample at Smashwords! In this passage, the student group Corporal Rights Movement (CRM) has organized a rally on the campus of Gulf Coast University: The Most Revealing Part Bodies in variousContinue reading “The Most Revealing Part”

Stripping and Teasing

One Monday morning in the fall semester of 1997 or 1998, when I was an assistant professor at a university in Alabama, the phone rang in my office.  “Are you married?” the female voice asked.  “Yes, why?”  “My friend, So-and-so, used to be your student. She’s getting married this weekend and we’d like to knowContinue reading “Stripping and Teasing”

Naturism in Brazil

I’ve had the opportunity to meet several naturist leaders in Brazil and visit a couple of naturist sites there. In a nutshell, here’s what I’ve learned about Brazilian naturism: Besides the US and Canada, Brazil is the only other country in the Americas that has a national naturist federation. Its sites and groups range fromContinue reading “Naturism in Brazil”