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  • 'Buying Naked' -- clothing optional
    'Buying Naked' -- clothing optional
    Reality TV was able to completely take over the media as it did, not just because it was relatively cheap and easy to produce, but because of the relative ease with which it could be duplicated. As it is (at least presented as being) completely...
  • Eddie Christie
    Interview with photographer Eddie Christie, part three of three
    You also mentioned feeling as if most of your contemporaries have moved on to do better things as you are starting over. What exactly is the contrast between your path and theirs, in your eyes?Just before and during the time period when I was...
  • hyper-moral conservatism
    Hyper-moral conservatism at warp speed
    Are you a hyper-moral conservative? If you are, stop it right now. This rabid ideology is damaging America and it's probably time to start calling you out.First, a definition: A hyper-moral conservative is a person who does not practice...
  • Teaching modesty vs. shaming
    Why it's important to teach modesty without shaming
    Nude is a normal part of life yet for most there is a massive stigma around nudity that can be linked to bodily shame.The idea of being nude in a social setting makes some people incredibly uncomfortable because so many have been socialized by...
  • White sand beach
    Stopping the loss of public clothing-optional recreational areas
    Beginning with the summer of 2013, the National Parks Service announced that the cancellation of the long-standing clothing-optional policy for the beaches of Fire Island National Seashore, the 32-mile-long barrier island off Long Island, New York...
  • email questions
    Questions from readers about Dallas nudist culture
    "An expert knows all the answers - if you ask the right questions."- Levi StraussFrom time to time readers email questions about some of the things discussed here at Dallas Nudist Culture Examiner. A writer always appreciates questions,...
  • Cross nude hiking in Switzerland off of your list
    Cross nude hiking in Switzerland off of your list
    If your bucket list includes hiking nude in the Alps, forget it. The highest court in Switzerland recently ruled that authorities can fine anyone who decides to stroll the mountains naked.By a vote of three to two, the federal Supreme Court tossed...
  • San Franciscans stage nude-in, protest proposed law against baring all in public
    San Franciscans stage nude-in, protest proposed law against baring all in public
    Pro-nudity activists took to the streets of San Francisco Wednesday to fight for the right to bare it all. Yahoo! News reports there were some two dozen demonstrators, all of them traveling light (translation: sans clothes) as they descended on...
  • There is no such thing as a nudist colony
    There is no such thing as a nudist colony
    Antiquated terms and phrases in language often die hard — even those that should have been consigned to the semantic trash bin long ago. "Nudist colony" is one such phrase. The uniformed, even among professional journalists...
  • 7 habits of highly successful single male nudists
    7 habits of highly successful single male nudists
    First published in 1989, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, authored by Stephen R. Covey, quickly earned the status of a self-help classic. With more than 10 million copies sold, according to a published review at Amazon.com, some consider...
  • Barriers to development of a nudist social movement
    Barriers to development of a nudist social movement
    As pointed out in a recent article, "What you need to know about the nudist movement," some observers view nudism as a social movement. The facts however do not bear out such an assumption. Not only is nudism not a movement, as social...
  • Date Rose
    How do single nudists find dates?
    Most single nudists-just like other single people-are searching for that perfect companion, someone they can spend the rest of their lives with. But to achieve that goal, there might be a few rounds of naked frog kissing involved. Since dating can...
  • Bird & Chair
    Nudists become weekend warriors for R&R
    Whether they consciously do it or not, social nudists typically separate themselves into two categories: weekend warriors and full time. Whether due to family obligations, workloads, or just a need to segregate their lifestyles, neither choice is...
  • Beach Glasses
    1st visit to a nudist park-how to pack a pool bag (part 3 of 3)
    This is a three part series for the 1st time nudist and how to prepare for an initial visit to a nudist park. Part one (1) describes how to choose a nudist park or resort, part two (2) explains what to bring for your nakation, and part three (3)...
  • Beach Chairs
    1st visit to a nudist park-choosing a destination (part 1 of 3)
    This is a three part series for the 1st time nudist and how to prepare for an initial visit to a nudist park. Part one (1) describes how to choose a nudist park or resort, part two (2) explains what to bring for your nakation, and part three (3)...