"Don’t cook bacon naked!” It’s among the most tired (and tiresome) cliches about nudism. Non-nudists apparently think it’s hilarious - it's often the first thing they say in response to learning someone enjoys being nude. Actual nudists mostly think it’s obvious. But...
If you’re in a colder climate like I am, being a nudist can be a daunting idea for three or four months of the year. Here’s how to be a nudist when the winter weather approaches.
For those who like to dress up, it’s a fun time to put on some crazy costumes. But it’s a bit difficult for nudists, who, well, don’t really like to dress up.
We know journalism about nudism is terrible. Here’s a handy card to help see exactly how bad it can be!
Earlier this month I had a great conversation with Chef Martin, host of the ToTheNudeLife podcast. It's available here if you want to give it a listen. I've appeared on two naturist podcasts to date, and they were both great experiences. The real shame is that there...
That first trip to a nude beach was relaxing, inspiring, exciting. But I couldn’t just sit on the sand all day. I wanted to see the whole beach… As I reached the water and began to walk, I saw someone: a woman, walking straight down to the water from where she and her male companion were sitting.
Nudism is a simple preference for one’s own nudity — no more and no less. There is no qualifying amount you must be nude, no particular community you need to be a part of. Nudism isn’t a club. It’s a way of being.
On a beautiful July day, I drove to a nude beach. I followed the directions: enter the park and go to the furthest lot. Walk to the beach, turn right, and walk to the sign marking the park’s end. I could see people in the distance, but no one close enough to see clearly. Were they nude? Was it real?
Journalism about nudists is terrible.
Newspapers and websites love nudism. The nudity taboo is so strong that naked people is an automatic reader magnet. Journalists play into this narrative with articles that work on readers’ naughty thrills.
The result: terrible writing about nudists and nudism.
If you want to be sure you’re part of a group with actual nudists as members, and supporting real nudist values, join an organization that isn’t just online.