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We spent a day in Sandy Hook at NJ’s only nude beach. Here’s what to expect if you go

“Nude bathers may be present on beach” warned a sign near the packed parking area of Gunnison beach — a strip of sand and sea in the Gateway National Recreation Area separated from other Sandy Hook beach-loungers by grassy dunes. The presence of nude bathers is the only reason my friend and I drove an…

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Nude man caught working out at Planet Fitness thought it was ‘judgment-free zone,’ police say

Nude man caught working out at Planet Fitness thought it was ‘judgment-free zone,’ police say A man who was caught naked in a Planet Fitness thought he’d get away with it because the gym considers itself a “judgment-free zone,” officials said. Eric Stagno, 34, of Massachusetts, was arrested on Sunday at a gym in Plaistow,…

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Naked Religion

Naked Religion As I stated in my last post I am a Christian. This may come as a surprise to you, especially since much of the nudist community has shunned religion. The shunning is unfortunately mutual in most circumstances. But, just like politics, nudists come from many religious backgrounds. Personally, I come from a very…

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Wear Nothing But A Smile: Prominent Nude Activist Turner V. Stokes Dies At 90

Wear Nothing But A Smile: Prominent Nude Activist Turner V. Stokes Dies At 90 Turner V. Stokes’ favorite outfit was when he was wearing — as he liked to say — nothing but a smile. The 90-year-old leader of various nudist organizations died Saturday from prostate cancer in Nanjemoy, Md. Born in Washington, D.C., in…

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Nudity Isn’t Illegal in National Parks, But Don’t Do Anything Weird

Nudity Isn’t Illegal in National Parks, But Don’t Do Anything Weird Nature is glorious. It can make us feel a whole lot of ways — sometimes nature’s splendor makes us want to charge all the way up a mountain, or break out our stupidest dance move on the beach at sunset, or strip down to…

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American Association for Nude Recreation – Social Family Nudism in Appropriate Places

American Association for Nude Recreation – Social Family Nudism in Appropriate Places Our interview with American Association for Nude Recreation President Beverly B. Price People all over the world enjoy nonsexual nude recreation. Some call themselves skinnydippers. Some call themselves nudists. Some call themselves naturists. There are nudist or naturist vacations, clubs, resorts, campgrounds, groups,…

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Mail carrier refuses to deliver mail inside nudist community

Mail carrier refuses to deliver mail inside nudist community A nudist community in Florida is angry over a letter carrier’s refusal to deliver mail inside their gates. Most of the mail is placed in mailboxes outside the gate at the Eden RV Resort in Hudson. Residents say one carrier refuses to deliver packages inside the…

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Flashback: Tarrant County nudists threw caution, clothing to the wind

Flashback: Tarrant County nudists threw caution, clothing to the wind Like to walk around in your birthday suit? Worry about getting enough Vitamin D? The 1930s had a great option for you: nudist colonies. In 1933 a group of more than fifty prominent Forth Worth young people formed their own nudist colony in the woods…

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A quick history lesson, how nudism got started in the USA.

A quick history lesson, how nudism got started in the USA. In 1929 the flow of German immigrants and tourists began bringing the roots and ideas of the nudist lifestyle to America. It was Kurt Barthel, a German immigrant, who got the ball rolling by informing people that nudism was very common in Germany and…

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Take a ‘Nakation’ on International Skinny Dip Day, July 14

Take a ‘Nakation’ on International Skinny Dip Day, July 14 The American Association for Nude Recreation has officially designated the second Saturday in July as International Skinny Dip Day. Skinny-dipping, a tradition as old as mankind and frequently shown in art and movies, celebrates the joy of plunging into water without the hindrance of clothing….

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‘We may be nudists, but we ain’t stupid’: Indian Hills Nudist Park deals with cold snap

‘We may be nudists, but we ain’t stupid’: Indian Hills Nudist Park deals with cold snap With one of the longest and chilliest cold snaps in years taking hold across south Louisiana, everyone seems to be bundling up. Even nudists. “We may be nudists, but we ain’t stupid,” said Travis David, who does maintenance work…

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Why Are We Still Resisting Nudity? An Exploration of Nudism and Naturism

Why Are We Still Resisting Nudity? An Exploration of Nudism and Naturism Have you ever pondered the idea of nudism or naturism as a way of life? In Western culture, there are very few laws specifically prohibiting simple public nudity and yet we are encouraged to think of covering the body as an obligatory requirement…

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Felix Carroll: Standing very still and loving it — a day in the life of a nude art model

Felix Carroll: Standing very still and loving it — a day in the life of a nude art model Standing steady as stone, like a Renaissance statue with movable lips, Paul Cronin hears artist Joan Rooks behind him blowing her nose. He cannot help but to offer some friendly advice. “At the first sign of…

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Hiking the Appalachian trail in Vermont… as nature intended

Hiking the Appalachian trail in Vermont… as nature intended Although the US has a fame for being a prude country, there are some local exceptions, and Vermont is one of them: there is no state law against public nudity (though there is one against disrobing in public :D) And with all those green mountains around…

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