How to Take Your Clothes Off: A Guide to Nudism for the Interested Beginner is now available in paperback!

How to Cook Bacon Naked

"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...

The Best Naturist Podcasts

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...

My First Naked Conversation

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.

You can start to be a nudist today

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.

The First Time I got Naked in Public

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?

Why Can’t Journalism about Nudism Be Better?

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.