Bugs and Bares, part 5: Mysterious Marks

Lalo looked at his former teacher incredulously. “Admit? What is it you don’t want to admit?” Dr. A seemed like she was trying to answer, but her own sobbing impeded her. “It’s alright, Dr. A.,” said Nate. “Nobody was trying to make you upset.” “It’s just that…” she managed to get out, “it’s just thatContinue reading “Bugs and Bares, part 5: Mysterious Marks”

Bugs and Bares, part 4: Crunchy and Spicy

“Lalo! So good to see you! That smells delicious,” said Dr. A. “Miranda, such a nice surprise. Would you like to try some? Oh! But where are my manners? Please, go ahead and remove your clothes. There’s a rack right behind you to hang whatever you want to hang.” “Thank you,” said Dr. A, whoContinue reading “Bugs and Bares, part 4: Crunchy and Spicy”

Bugs and Bares, part 3: Super Silk

They had not been long on the highway before Nate pointed out the window. “Do you see that billboard ad? I swear that was not there this morning.” Dr. A looked at the sign. It said: SUPER SILK!  Specially designed moth-repellent clothing with luxurious feel and great price! “Well… that’s interesting. Perhaps you didn’t noticeContinue reading “Bugs and Bares, part 3: Super Silk”

Bugs and Bares, part 2: The Failed Naturist

(continued from previous post)   Nate stood still, dripping wet, waiting for Dr. A’s pronouncement. But, as often happened, she changed track. “Wait, wait, wait. Wait! First, you should probably go dry off. And go get those smelly clothes of yours and put them in the washer. You know where it is, right? You’ll seeContinue reading “Bugs and Bares, part 2: The Failed Naturist”

Bugs and Bares, part 1: Moth Attacks

(a new serial)   Nate rolled his Jeep to a halt under the shade of the palm trees in Dr. A’s yard. He checked his watch – he had rushed from the capital to Noonay Noo in a half hour. Dr. A’s door was open, and she had seen him arrive. “Hi, Nate! What’s newsContinue reading “Bugs and Bares, part 1: Moth Attacks”

Escape the Drape

A reflection on naturist massage Some people leave their underwear on, or their bra. Socks. Wristwatch, even. That’s just sad. If you’re receiving a massage, especially a full-body massage, it’s only your hang-ups about modesty and shame that keep you from uncovering your full body. Better to get those wrist-pinching, calf-scoring, back-branding objects away fromContinue reading “Escape the Drape”

Naked at Lunch

Mark Haskell Smith’s exploration of the world of social nudity, Naked at Lunch, is an important book for you, no matter where you are on the nudity-textile spectrum. Why? Because he wrote about it from the perspective of a “reluctant nudist.” His tone throughout the book is refreshing – not skeptical, really, but certainly objective.Continue reading “Naked at Lunch”

Nude Prophets Old and New

In light of the upcoming release of The Prophet, an animated Hollywood version that tells the story of Kahlil Gibran’s 1923 classic, I’m happy to have found an original Nude Scribe piece from 2012 that I thought I had lost during a site reformatting. So here is the post, like a blast from the past.Continue reading “Nude Prophets Old and New”

Disrobing Suspense: P. Z. Walker

The latest featured writer in this new run of Disrobing Suspense is P. Z. Walker, author of the three-title Naked Crow series. Paul (P. Z. Walker) tells me that he wrote the books “for non-nudists as well as nudists. Nudists like to read books in which nudism is treated as the normal thing it is,Continue reading “Disrobing Suspense: P. Z. Walker”

"There’s Not a Bathing Suit in Russia"

I was recently looking through The Naturist Society’s naturist bibliography, compiled by Mark Storey, when I came across the title There’s Not a Bathing Suit in Russia and Other Bare Facts by Will Rogers. My interest was piqued, because Will Rogers is everywhere here in Oklahoma – he is the state’s favorite native son. RogersContinue reading “"There’s Not a Bathing Suit in Russia"”