Articles by Felicity Jones

Author of Felicity's Blog. 3rd-generation nudie. Avid reader. Feminist. When I'm not busy eating, I'm writing about naturism, censorship, topfree equality, body image and other fun topics. I like feedback, so plz leave a comment when you've got something to say!

New Research Shows That Naturism Improves Body Image & Happiness

Research Study Shows How Naturism Improves Body Image, Self-Esteem and Life Satisfaction At last, we have an actual research study about naturism and its positive effects on body image and happiness! The research was published online in the Journal of Happiness Studies on January 21st, 2017. It set out to investigate the “possible psychological benefits of naturism.” As the author notes, naturists have long been making claims about how naturism improves self-esteem, body image, happiness and has many other benefits. But as the situation indicates, “very little empirical research has investigated these benefits or any plausible explanations for them.” This is ... Read more

Coventry Club and Nudist Resort Review

Review of Coventry Club – Nudist Resort in Milton, Vermont With a three day holiday weekend, Jordan and I had the opportunity to check out Coventry Nudist Resort up in northern Vermont. It’s in the small town of Milton, which is on the eastern side of Lake Champlain on the border of New York and Vermont. It’s about a 30 minute drive from Burlington (and 2 hours from Abbott’s Glen and the Ledges also in VT). From New York City it took us about 6 hours to get there. Entrance sign at Coventry Club Nudist Resort The nudist resort is ... Read more

I Got Naked in a Cave at Howe Caverns

Naked in A Cave: A Unique, Body-Positive Event at Howe Caverns Being an active figure in the nudist scene for so long, I can definitely say I’ve participated in a great variety of social naked activities, some more out-of-the-box than others. The event I attended this past Saturday, however, was a first. Jordan and I got naked in an underground cavern in upstate New York with over 275 people. It was “Naked in a Cave” night at Howe Caverns! Howe Caverns “Naked in a Cave” entrance banner saying “Let’s Get Naked!” I first heard about this event on Facebook when ... Read more

Nudists, Nudism and Nudity Throughout History

The Complete History of Nudism, Nudists and Nudity In this article will explore both nudism and nudity throughout history. While organized nudism, as a movement, is considerably young, social nudity is as old as Adam and Eve. Nudism and Nudists History Part One – Nudity in the Bible Nudity In The Bible – When the word nude or naked is mentioned, the first thought is of Adam and Eve. The Biblical Book of Genesis states at the end of Chapter 2 in verse 25 that the man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. In Chapter ... Read more

Mohonk Preserve Clothing Optional Trail and Nude Sunbathing At Split Rock

Mohonk Preserve Nude Hiking Trail and Naked Sunbathing and Swimming At Split Rock Getting Some Naked Sun At Split Rock And the Mohonk Preserve While we still have some beautiful fall days left, I wanted to share a clothing-optional place to go where you can also get your outdoor / fall foliage fix! It’s located in the Mohonk Preserve in the town of New Paltz in upstate New York. It’s about an hour and a half drive from NYC. Mohonk Preserve NY – We first went there on a sunny day in August (2011). There are numerous hiking and mountain ... Read more

Naturist and Naked Events Summer 2018 Roundup

Naturist Festivals and Naked Events Happening This Summer 2018 This is a 2018 guide to naturist, clothing-optional and naked events happening around the U.S. and Canada this summer! It’s split into two sections — Naked / Clothing Optional Events (more mainstream events that appeal to naturists) and Naturist Events (organized by and for naturists). The list is focused on big festivals, gatherings and unique events, excluding regular club socials like potlucks, BBQs or holiday parties. Check back here as I will update this list with more events! Summer 2018 Roundup of Naked Events and Festivals All of these events are ... Read more

Why Nude Bathing Is Better Than Bathing Suits

Why Society Is Better Off Swimming Nude Without Bathing Suits I’m not one of those nudies that feels compelled to be naked 24 / 7, and I would say that many nudists can’t be and don’t care to be naked everywhere, all the time. (I’ve mentioned this before in the common myths about nudism.) I’m quite comfortable wearing clothes in the winter. I get cold very easily and am grateful for the sweaters I have to keep me warm. Though I’m not much into fashion or clothes shopping, I do like dressing up sometimes and expressing myself with certain colors, fabrics ... Read more

Facebook Censorship Continues With New Policies and Appeals Process

An Update On Facebook Censorship of Nudity, Naked Art and More In 2014, I published my first article on why Facebook censorship is such a big issue. In the 4 years since, a few things have changed, plus we got a lot more insight on how Facebook (and Instagram, which it owns) moderates the vast amount of content posted to its site every day. Towards of the end of April 2018, Facebook updated its community standards and released the internal guidelines that govern its content control. The Facebook moderators guidelines were leaked to the public a few years ago, though ... Read more

Guide To Nude and Naked Yoga Classes in NYC

Where to Find Naked Yoga Classes in NYC Naked or Nude Yoga Classes and Schools in New York City: Naked Yoga NYC Guide – People often ask me what nudie activities they can pursue in NYC, aside from events. Well one of those is naked yoga! What better way to practice mindfulness and get in tune with your body than with naked yoga? Yoga has been increasing in popularity across the country, and naked yoga classes are becoming more common at nudist clubs. It’s a nice throwback to the old health-and-wellness tenets of naturism. In NYC there are studios everywhere, ... Read more

Naked Britain: Talking Fashion, Naturism and Body Image With Photographer Amelia Allen

Interview With Fashion Photographer Amelia Allen On Her Book ‘Naked Britain’ Amelia Allen is a fashion photographer who unexpectedly decided to take her work in a new direction by photographing people without any clothes on. She did this by joining up with a community of British naturists, not only to document their way of life but to experience naturism herself. Her book, Naked Britain, is a delightful collection of images introducing us to modern naturists of different ages and body types. It shows them joyfully engaged in a variety of activities, from riding bikes to gardening to playing pool, or ... Read more