Today is December 30, 2016, the penultimate day of the year, a day I review and contemplate the events of the year and, hopefully, set goals and intentions for the coming year.
It was another year in which I didn’t actively participate in social nudity. While I would have liked to have visited nearby venues or […]
AANR mission statement:
Our Mission: Simply put, we exist “To advocate nudity and nude recreation in appropriate settings while educating and informing society of their value and enjoyment.”
TNS mission statement:
The mission of The Naturist Society is to promote body, acceptance through clothing-optional recreation using the tools of education and community outreach.
“Body acceptance is the idea…Nude recreation is […]
Earlier this month I learned of the existence of a local non-landed club, the Dayton Warm Breezes, which is AANR affiliated. They have monthly events such as swims, gatherings at members’ homes, and visits to nearby landed clubs. There are around 44 members, of which 15 are female. While they try to keep a gender […]
Will 2017 be the year of naturism acceptance? was interesting and hopeful but I think it was overly optimistic. Many of the examples of what he saw as positive signs of public acceptance of nudity were TV programs that censored the nudity through blurring and pixelation. Perhaps society (American society) is becoming more tolerant and […]
Will Americans ever “get out” of the Nudist Colony? ~ Naturist Dan, The Meandering Nudist
This article resonated with me as it expresses many of my own frustrations, disappointments, and disillusionments with nudism in America.
Some things have improved in the past 20 years. Many venues now have a Web and social media presence and with the […]
One Thing I’ve Wondered About Nudists
A non-nudist blogger asked, “How do men who are nudists avoid getting erections?” That seems to be a fair question. I’ve read other articles about nudism that he’s written and he genuinely seems to want to understand why people practice nudism.
One thing I’ve wondered about nudists:
How do men who are […]
Apparently, today is National Camera Day and in my Twitter feed I saw that AANR-West was promoting the day with images of nudists wielding cameras which struck me as a bit ironic considering that many nudist venues prohibit or restrict the possession or use of cameras on their grounds. Some venues ban photography entirely while […]
Yesterday I read a couple of blog posts talking abouts things the authors would like to do in the nude before they die. I’ve probably made such a list at some point but I’ve probably forgotten most of what was on the list. Priorities have changed. To be able to freely live a nude lifestyle […]