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”

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"”

Disrobing Suspense: Robert Longpré

The second post in this new series of Disrobing Suspense interviews with writers is a very special one, because it was the first time I was actually able to meet with my interviewee in person. Robert Longpré, the SkyClad Therapist, has written numerous books that happen to include naturist titles such as his three volumes of Naked Poetry and a new novel, A Small Company of Pilgrims.  A retired academic administrator, RobertContinue reading “Disrobing Suspense: Robert Longpré”

Disrobing Suspense: Nick Alimonos

This series of interviews called “Disrobing Suspense”* is about the idea that writers of naturist fiction (and writers who may not identify as naturists but who nonetheless write about social nudity) deal with a particular set of recurring tropes or motifs that are necessary to the subject matter. In the same way that if you are writing aContinue reading “Disrobing Suspense: Nick Alimonos”

Naturist Art Double Standard

Let’s say I‘m an amateur painter. I paint a nude, show it in a gallery, and attempt to sell it. Naturists, in general, will support me. Let’s say I’m a fairly accomplished sculptor. I sculpt a nude, show it in a gallery, and attempt to sell it. Naturists, in general, will support me.  It’s the sameContinue reading “Naturist Art Double Standard”