Naturism and Life’s Simple Pleasures By Felicity

I recall having a philosophical debate in one of my classes in high school about whether it was the enormous achievements or the little things that provide life meaning and happiness. Hence do we rely on the big moments like getting married, acquiring a brand new job, reaching your goals to discover our happiness? Or is it the small pleasures like a cup of hot cider on a fall day, going to the bank and finding there is no line, hearing one of your favorite tunes come on the radio
Or can it be a combination of both?
I have always been a believer in the simple things in life. Valuing the small gifts, joys, even surprises, that life has to offer every day. What does this have to do with naturism? Well I discover nudism puts me more in touch with life’s simple pleasures. It exemplifies basic, enjoyable sensations when nothing stands between me and the external world. Such as feeling the sun on my face. The forgiving Earth under my feet. The pleasant smell of the trees and blossoms. Birds. Bull frogs. Having a cup of tea each day, naked, outside.
Simple Delights Of Naturism
To me naturism can also be about simplicity and living in a Straightforward way. I love waking up without any worry over finding clothing to put on. Less laundry, no clothing to stain, no hassle of finding the right shoes, shirt, slacks to wear. No tugging, snapping, pulling or fixing of textiles. I am able to take a shower and stay naked afterward, instead of precariously holding up my towel while I fumble for clothes to dress. Life is only more straightforward naked.
You may have known of a website focused on life’s simple pleasures called “1,000 awesome things.” It is basically designed to remind us of all the great things we can appreciate day to day. Doing a search, I found this lovely thing about skinny dipping that starts by saying, “You were meant to be nude.”
I discover it sums up my reflection on the simple joy of eschewing clothing with:
“Occasionally trousers are a pain and tops are a wreck and life’s just a lot better when you’re totally undressed.”
What does one think? Is it the significant moments or achievements, or the simple delights in daily living that discover happiness? Or both?
Does naturism remind you of the simple joys in life?
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11 Interview Questions From A Nudist Blogger in Spain About Nudism in America

He collected 11 questions from members in the group about me and nudism in America and sent them to me in English to reply. He then translated the interview into Spanish on his website, Eco naturismo. We thought we’d share the English version of our Q&A with our community.
1. How and why did you first start in nudism?
I was raised a nudist with my family at a club called Rock Lodge in Awesome Jersey. Afterward they bought a house in a (fabric) neighborhood nearby, and Rock Lodge became our summer place. is only a seasonal club that shuts down in the chillier months. Once or twice a year, I Had also go to Gunnison Beach with friends, which is the big nude beach in NJ.
From my nudie childhood at Rock Lodge
2. Is it accurate that some universities in the U.S. are open to hold nudist events and tasks?
Yes, though the events and activities that come to mind aren’t run by nudists or referred to as “fkk” events. For instance, some universities have a conventional, yearly streaking event where a group of students will run around naked across the campus, just for fun. Some are known for having naked parties (organized by students, not the university itself). As for more official events, Brown University for example hosts an annual weeklong event called “Nudity in the Upspace.” During this week, they have lectures, discussions, naked yoga, body painting and other tasks.
I do not know of any official university fkk club, but I’ll wager at least some universities would be open to having one in their roster of official clubs.
3 . What do you do in America to get young people interested in the naturist lifestyle?
Basically we do a lot of online marketing and social media, and we cater our events toward the younger demographic. We organize workshops and courses, as well as like our huge slip n’ slide and pudding throw. We also have a naturist doctrine with ethos and principles, not for the lone purpose of bringing young folks but I believe that does appeal to my generation (I am 26). I believe it brings more people in general when you put meaning behind naturism, instead of merely saying, “Let’s all get naked cause it is fun.” Of course it really is fun, and there are many “recreational nudists” who just like being naked, but to us, naturism is about more than that. At the most basic level, it’s about approval.
FKK Love Freedom Acceptance
4. How was the encounter of Body Paint and Action Art in Time Square?
Awesome! We have teamed up with Andy Golub a variety of times to do group body painting in NYC. You can read the recap of that event here.
I have appreciated being a model every time. It’s exhilarating, a bit intense on occasion, but it’s a great manifestation of freedom and body approval shared with the city and really, with the world, too. With no doubt it’s a favorable impact both on the folks that view it as well as those who participate in it.
5. Tell us something about the naturist humor show you helped to create.
Oh, the comedy show was a fun occasion. The comedians were really cool, and had no trouble performing in front of a naked crowd. One even determined to get naked during his action!
Afterward we had Dave Attell, an extremely renowned comic, join the show. He typically charges a ton of money to perform, but came to our event because he believed it was trendy. So that was amazing.
I have just spent one weekend in Barcelona, while I was studying abroad in France. It was during the winter (but not too cold). I loved it!
Someday I’d like to return to Spain and see more.
7. In which areas is nudism permitted in America?
Well there are over 200 private clubs and resorts across the U.S., though some states don’t have any clubs / resorts.
Then there are some official, legal nude beaches and recreation areas (such as national parks, hot springs, rivers, lakes). We’ve very few public nude beaches compared to European countries, but they do exist. Unfortunately, it’s hard to create fresh nude beaches, and the ones we’ve are frequently endangered by local officials who wish to shut them down (simply because they do not enjoy it). That is why we’ve organizations like the Naturist Action Committee that fights anti-nudity legislation and lobbies for naturists.
And lastly, there are the unofficial, technically illegal, places at seashores or recreation areas. This includes places that have a longstanding tradition of skinny dipping, and it is born by the town or city. But other times it mightn’t be as accepted as a tradition, and folks would say, “Get naked at your own danger.”
Nude sunbather sign at The Ledges – an official designated clothing-optional area on a lake.
Nudists need to be a little more cautious at the unofficial places and do their research ahead. Being found nude in an illegal place can lead to fines or even arrest and jail time. In some states, public nudity charges can result in a man being registered as a sex offender, which is a big problem.
Sometimes nudists are even persecuted for being nude in their home or on their own property, if other people see them. I know I’m making the U.S. sound like a dreadful place! Haha. But I am sure you know this country is quite backwards in regards to nudity.
8. Is nudism let in American beaches?
Not at most beaches, no. I don’t understand how many exactly, but there are some official, legal nude beaches in the U.S., such as in Florida and California (and Fresh Jersey). Other nude beaches are unofficial and technically illegal, but have some form of naked convention.
9. How simple is it for fkk American families to find enough affordable places, where they’re able to allow their children to practice it?
Families do the exact same material as regular nudists. In terms of affordable areas, that can be challenging. And occasionally the challenge isn’t the price, but finding a place that’s family-oriented / family-friendly. Or finding a spot that’s “family-oriented” and actually has other families present. A lot of clubs like to say they’re family-friendly, but regrettably clubs have seen a decline in families with children visiting or becoming members. I witnessed a decline in children at my own residence club, Rock Lodge, as I grew up. However that appears to be changing there, and they seem to have had an increase in families over the last few years. Regardless, most places will let kids under 18 in for free. So that helps with the cost. To go to a beach continues to be substantially cheaper for a family, but you’ve got to be fortunate to live near a legal nude beach.
10.Do you think all beaches and lakes should be clothing-optional, or you would rather have split locations for nudists and for cloths?
Separate regions. I believe this is what works best, for both naturists and bathing-suit people. Someday in the far future, perhaps it’ll be possible to have all areas be clothing-optional and everyone will be alright with nudity and honor one another. But for now, we need to have separate areasthe most fundamental reason being that so many folks still get offended by nudity.
11. Is there any celebrity that supports FKK?
I think Dave Attell would be the only one thus far
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aggressive or threatening situations. 31 Freud wrote that numerous persons

reported that they experience the first signs of delight in their genitals
during fighting or wrestling with playmates. Erections of human dick are
Often in association with aggressive or awful dream scenarios. It’s been
Stressed that penis-exhibition can have a purely competitive part, and that the
may occur without erotic arousal, as an expression of aggression. 32
Many scholars point out that the erect penis may symbolize dominance and
power with the power of the spear, the sword and the ax as is obvious from their
petroglyphs. Other military objects, notably clubs, can take comparable
phallic symbolism.
was many times carved as a phallus and was regarded as an attacking weapon.33
The giant ancient body cut in the chalk downs near Cerne Abbas in England
34 Supernatural power is regularly
29. Wolfgang Wickler, “Socio-Sexual Signals,” in Morris, PrimaleEthology, pp. 1 I I, 116; Burkert, Structure
and History. p. 45 (quotation); H. Detley et al., “Studies in Social and Sexual Behaviour of the Squirrel Monkey
30. H. Hooton, “The Importance of Primate Studies in Anthropology,” Human Biology 26 (1954): 179-88.
31. Wickler, “Socio-Sexual Signs,” p. 128. Paul D. MacLean, “Fresh Findings Related to the Evolution of
combative behaviour even in the nursing babe, which will angrily fight the breast if no milk is coming, and at
The exact same time develop penile erections.”
32. S. Freud, Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex. Trans. by A. A. Brill (New York, 1948). p. 68; Ernest
Hartman. The Biology of Dreaming (Springfield, Mass., l967), p. 189; idem, Sleep and Dreaming (Boston.
1970). p. 209; Vanggaard. Phallos, p. 74.
33. Vanggaard, Phallos. p. 14; A. B. Ellis, Ewe-Speakin,g Individuals, pp. 41-42. Additionally see E.R.E.. S.V.
34. , Crude Eroric Art. p. 73. The idea that the phallus symbolizes power is still common among
some primitive tribes. In British New Guinea when the harpoon manufacturer selects a. tree which appears fit for the
be straight, strong and perfect (See Landman, Kiwai Papuans of British New Guinea, p. 120).


conceptualized by the Apaches as phallic in origin. In addition the Apaches
equate arrow and phallus inside their regular dialogue. 35
There exists a big phallus symbolism that according to some authorities
even contains sceptre, mace, etc. The Egyptian king of the gods Amon-Re is
depicted in the temple at Karnak with a very large erect phallus3(j Osiris, the
protector of Egypt, was represented on statuary with the phallus exposed and
phallic deities are in agreement with the importance attached to sexual virility
and power. The Greek herms conveyed a message of power and protection.
Even the herms that Hipparchos, son of Pisistratos set up in 530 B.C. between
the hamlet and market place, “while displaying moral epigrams, marked the
territory of the tyrant.” In ancient Scandinavia the statue of god Frey or Frico
was equipped with a big phallus.
There’s a wooden picture of a phallic god from the Celtic Iron Age.37
The phallic signal was also a gesture against the evil eye and disorder. In some
cases the exhibit of the phallus as a means of fighting the effects of the evil
eye took a realistic aspect, as in the baring of the sexual organs, and there can be
practiced with this specific object in view. 38 Amulets of phallic nature were, and
still stay in some parts of the world, the most common for the prevention of
Disorder and the protection from death in conflict, evil spirits, evil eye and other
supernatural calamities. They’ve been made and worn throughout Europe, as well
35. L. Bryce Bayer, “Stone as a Symbol in Apache Folklore, ” in Fantasy and Symbol: Studies in Anthropology Interpretation ed. R. H. Hook (London-New York, 1979). pp. 223-25.
36. Wickler, “Socio-Sexual Signs,” 129-3 I, f. 17.
Elworthy, Evil Eye, pp. 153-55.
37. Scott, Phallic Worship, p. 55; Burke & Structure and History, p. 40 (quote); Vanggaard, Phallos, pp.
84-85: E.R.E., S.V. “Phallism.”

Virtually always. In addition , I go bare at the local nudist

beach (Haulover). This is my favorite nudist beach.
Its very simple to get to, there are folks of all
ages, and they sell beverages and hot dogs on the plage
weather. I adore going naked whenever possible, its
Quite comfortable, feels great and life is more pleasure in
the nude!
Let me start of by providing you a little info about
myself. I am 26 years old and currently living in
Aventura, Florida. I ‘ve been going nude since I was
17 or so. Besides nudism I also enjoy playing pool,
listening to all kinds of music (except country and
gangsta rap), working with computers, and speaking
about automobiles. Now I’ll get into how I got started as a
Interested about how it felt like to be naked in my
school I was on the cross country team. We ran about
Individuals joked
about running there, but no one actually did.
One day on a run by myself I ran
made it there and saw the naked individuals.
I was inquisitive regarding what it was like to be naked on
the strand, why these people did it. I ran to a form
of isolated part of the strand (just several people
around me and weren’t that close.)
shoes, socks, and t shirt.
I afterward was relaxed and comfortable enough to say to
my self I’d like to get bare and see what it feels
So off came my short pants and
Panties! I sat there nude for a min. or two then
stood up. I’ll never forget that moment.
I can only describe as the most awesome awareness of
Independence I’ve ever felt inside my entire life! I felt so
fee and alive! It was simply wonderful to be naked
outside in the fresh air and sun! It felt great… so
Cozy I then ran into the ocean and swam. It
felt so pleasant to swim without an suit I adored that
Encounter and desired to do it again.
several more times. I also went to other nudist
Shores; San Onfre, (45 minute north of blacks), and
More Mesa in Santa Barbra. San Onfre is nice, its
I went
to college in Santa Barbra and I found More
Mesa. This is an excellent strand! Verry private and
Indications for models desired for art class. I signed up
and posed naked for the art class. It was no big deal
for me and it was pleasure. It was neat to see how each
artist painted me in their own way. My mother found
the test from the art school and asked me about it
in front of the family. I told her the truth, they
all merely laughed and gave me a hard time about it but
were not offended or upset or anything so it was trendy.
Since that time, I’ve been to
two nudist resorts in CA. I had a really fine time in
both resorts. The people there were very friendly and
It was very relaxing and
Enjoyable to spend the day naked swimming, eating, sunning,
meeting new folks etc. Most of the folks were older
Its trendy
though to see all the young folks involved with
Nowadays I go nude in my room
Nearly constantly. I also go nude at the local naturist
beach (Haulover). This is my favourite nudist beach.
Its very simple to get to, there are people of all
ages, and they sell beverages and hot dogs on the strand
Plus the water is always warm (87 now) and so is the
weather. I adore going naked whenever possible, its
very comfy, feels great and life is more enjoyment in
the bare!
I would like to start of by giving you a little info about
myself. I am 26 years old and currently living in
young blonde beach , Florida. I ‘ve been going bare since I was
17 or so. Besides nudism I also enjoy playing pool,
listening to all kinds of music (except country and
gangsta rap), working with computers, and discussing
about autos. Now I’ll get into how I got started as a
I was 17 when I first became
curious about how it felt like to be bare in my
We ran about
a mile or so from a nude beach (Blacks). Individuals joked
about running there, but no one really did.
One day on a run by myself I ran
near t here and decide to run to the nude beach. I
made it there and viewed the naked individuals. At this point
I was inquisitive as to what it was like to be bare on
the shore, why these people did it. I ran to a variety
of isolated part of the beach (just several individuals
around me and weren’t that close.)
shoes, socks, and t shirt. I sat there for 10-20 min.
I afterward was relaxed and comfortable enough to say to
my self I’d like to get bare and see what it feels
So off came my shorts and
Knickers! I sat there nude for a min. or two afterward
stood up. I’ll never forget that moment. What I felt
I can only describe as the most amazing sense of
Independence I’ve ever felt inside my entire life! I felt thus

FKK started in the early 1980s as what appeared to many to be the younger–and maybe estranged–sister to the older and bigger American Sunbathing Association (now AANR). In its first decade yet, FKK developed to take the leading role in America on the problem of nudity on public lands. As AANR and FKK enter the year 2008, both admit that that they and other naturist organizations should work together if they’re to continue to grow and be effective. FKK has, from the first years, sought out opportunities to work with other like minded groups. The attempts to form inter-organizational coalitions like the Naturist/Nudist Leadership Council are an instance. FKK has also, when the opportunity has presented itself, actively sought ties with naturist groups outside the United States. On June 14-18,1986, FKK representatives and two dozen others from the U.S., Greece, Chile, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Finland, and India met for the first International Conference on Nude Beaches, held at Antiparos, Greece. Angelos Mimikopoulos of Greece proposed the idea to FKK in 1983, but it took three years to bring the conference to fruition. Attendees offered position papers on many different issues relating to free beach philosophy and history. The series of assemblies was chaired by Lee Baxandall. The following year, Mimikopoulos, Baxandall, and Johanna Moore replied to the suggestion of photojournalist Leif Heilberg, coordinated a second International Conference on Nude Beaches, which took place in Hungary from June 27 to July 5, 1987. This again attracted naturist leaders from all over the world. A third such occasion was coordinated by FKK for June 31-July 7, 1990 in the Provence area of France.

Trade Association For Nude Recreation

While focusing on the promotion of nudism through effective public relations and seeking to work with a varied group of naturist and fkk organizations, FKK has also pushed for higher standards of business practice at landed facilities. The ASA formed the Trade Association for Nude Recreation at their 1987 Nightclub Owners Meeting, a group long-nurtured by James Hadley of Florida. TANR was to serve the business interests of all entrepreneurs regarding nude recreation. At TANR’s 1990 business assembly, FKK was asked to volunteer by Hadley, and was afterward elected to take a turn as TANR’s administrative agent. This meant that for the next number of years TANR’s “headquarters” would be in Oshkosh. FKK was happy to oblige this service because it supported TANR’s efforts to define and raise the targets of naturist clubs and resorts. Too many naturist clubs were providing shoddy service, filthy lodgings, and mediocre food, and there was no way to hold them to any industry standard. At the November 16-19, 1992 TANR assembly at Cypress Cove in Florida, Payne challenged the naturist and naturist business leaders there to improve and to stop catering to the easy, fast money of sleazy lingerie shows, nude beauty pageants, and wet T-shirt contests. Payne and Baxandall saw eye-to-eye on this point, and thus when Payne suggested he would call his fresh resort ” The Naturist Society’s Desert Shadows Inn” Baxandall was delighted to have him do so. Payne, and co-owners Linda Payne, Ray Lovato, and Sue Lovato subsequently went on to create a paradigm of excellence in naturist resort company practice with Desert Shadows.
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Growing Up Nudist in a Naturist Family

Growing Up Naturist:
It wasn’t always easy growing up as a naturist.
It was only difficult when my friends’ parents wouldn’t let them come to our house, fearing that their precious, sheltered offspring might see a scattered skid of skin. see, my parents were out and proud nudists; it was not really a secret. They’d no idea what being a fkk actually means, but I do.
As view said, my breeding made me a natural nudist. Little children will cheerfully run around without a stitch of clothes, completely nude, but most parents repair that at an early age. Children are told that to run around nude is bad, gross, filthy and something to be embarrassed of.
My own fkk parents never raised me with this kind of outlook, and for that I thank them. They did teach me that clothing is anticipated for most social engagements, but for our family, clothes was something you wore for other people.
Growing Up Nudist
I am glad I grew up as a naturist – I think it helped make me who I am now. I understand it saves me a lot of money on clothing, because I don’t actually care about them. I shop for relaxation, not for over-hyped trend fads.
Growing up fkk truly helps me with women, also; it is hardly reasonable to my contest.
Being raised as a naturist child also makes it easy for keep my eyes off of the cleavage, and girls love that. Occasionally I believe the only reason for low cut tops will be to weed out the men who can not control their roving eyes.
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Florida Young Naturist and Naked Spring Fest at Sunsport Gardens

Young adults aged 18-30 and their buddies will meet at Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort for a weekend of fun and community.
The cost is only $6 per day.
Join The Young Naturists At Sunsport Gardens Florida Nudist Park Young Naked Adult Nudists Assembly
Naturally beautiful Sunsport Gardens has an 87 degree crystal clear swimming pool, hot tub hot tub, sauna, tennis courts, free WiFi, and a restaurant with tasty healthy meals including vegetarian and gluten-free choices.
To your health and relaxation, Sunsport is smokefree except is a few out of the way designated places. Sunsport has the greatest percentage of young adults and families with kids of any US naturist (naturist) resort.
Florida Young Naturist Fest at Sunsport Gardens
These unique occasions are a time to meet new friends and rekindle friendships in a comfortable, caring environment.
The Fests are sometimes life altering, personal growth experiences.
Pudding toss at among Sunsport Gardens’ Florida Young Naturist Fest
Below are excerpts from testimonials of 2 young adults who attended last August’s Young Naturist Fest for the first time.
The full testimonials in addition to more pictures from past Fests are on the Young Adult Page of Sunsport Gardens’ website.
Black light body painting at among Sunsport Gardens’ Young Naturist Spring Fests
There was such positive energy there it was life altering. For the very first time in my own life, when I returned and looked in the mirror, I didn’t need to weep. I looked at myself and was happy looking back at me.
This weekend was priceless and life changing in a magical way. At Sunsport Gardens, despite the fact that I’d come knowing only one man, I left that I ‘d understood so many peoplefor years. I ‘m now a naturist for life.
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