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Abbott’s Glen Clothing Optional Resort VT Review

Abbott’s Glen Clothing Optional Resort & Campground Guest Blog by: Felix Gato Abbott’s Glen Vermont Nudist Resort Review: Vermont is the closest thing we have to Spain, a state where nudity is legal everywhere except a few spots where excess enthusiasm in the public square forced local ordinances limiting it. While there are loads of well-established informal places to just pull over and jump in the river – seems that every river has a road running alongside it – people like to congregate. One popular spot is Abbott’s Glen Resort conveniently just above the Massachusetts border. We used it as ... Read more

Nudity in Wicca and Paganism Part 1: A Brief History

A History of Nudity in Paganism, Wicca and Witchcraft Guest Blog by: Liam Cyfrin and Caroline Tully A Fig Leaf of our Imagination There are countless quirks about humans, but one of the real doozies is that most are confused, divided and downright ditsy when it comes to their own physical nature. To millions, the human body in its natural state is embarrassing, shameful, indecent or undignified. Its exposure provokes hostility, fear, nervous laughter or mockery. It threatens social standing, challenges order, infringes laws and is often punished with a severity bizarrely incommensurate with the offence. The really odd thing ... Read more

Nudity in Wicca and Paganism Part 2: Why the Skyclad Tradition Continues

The Magick of Skyclad Ritual and Witchcraft Guest Blog by: Liam Cyfrin and Caroline Tully Read Part One here: A Brief History of Nudity in Wicca and Paganism Releasing the Magick of the Body To most Witches, precedent provides a comforting source of continuity, rather than a necessary validation of a custom. Validation, to the ever-pragmatic Witch, proceeds purely from utility. And since skyclad Witchcraft shows no sign of vanishing (despite being something of a PR nightmare at times), clearly many Witches find it a powerful technique for enhancing magick. Let’s try to see why. One rationale for the practice ... Read more

Gunnison Beach NJ Also Called Sandy Hook Nude Beach In New Jersey

Review of Gunnison Beach – New Jersey Shore’s Nude Beach Gunnison Nude Beach in NJ Reviewed by Erik Jakobsen Gunnison Beach – When New Jersey Senate Bill 1912 effectively outlawed nudity on the state’s public beaches in 1999, nude beach fans in the tri-state area were dealt a significant blow. One notable exception to the law, however, was Gunnison Beach. Located on the Sandy Hook peninsula just a few miles south of New York City, Gunnison Beach is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area – which is owned and operated by the National Park Service. Since it is generally ... Read more

Is Family Nudity and Nudism Really Good for Children?

Is Nudism, and Family Nudity Good for Children? Aren’t Kids Nudists Anyway? Is Nudism Good for Children and The Truth Behind Nudity in the Family: Guest blog by: Melissa Starr Benjamin Spock, Ann Landers, and Abigail van Buren, all popular authorities on child-rearing and other matters, have often warned of the dangers of exposing children to nudity. Though their theories on the matter are well-known, are they truly valid? Is there solid research to prove it? Studies of how nudity affects kids are actually sparse, though they have slightly increased in number in recent years. The findings and their interpretations are ... Read more

Body Issues – Nudist Mothers and Daughters Free From Shame at Rock Lodge

Nudist Mothers and Daughters Free From Body Issues Guest blog by: Isis Phoenix Paradise. Absolute Paradise. Those were the only words when thinking back on my day at Rock Lodge nudist club that were adequate to describe my experience and all in a brief visit to this magical sanctuary. “Packing light?” my husband joked with me as I put my sarong, towel and hat in my canvas beach bag. Conspicuously missing a swimsuit, I smiled. I had wanted to visit Rock Lodge all summer – a nudist paradise – beautiful lake, scenic hiking trails, wildlife and nature in abundance and ... Read more

Review of The Gong Temple Nude Meditation Event

A Healing Nude Meditation Concert With The Gong Temple Guest Blog by: Jim and Ginnie We had the pleasure of attending The Gong Temple Nude Meditation Event led by Michelle Angel on October 14, 2017. Michelle travels the country, performing standalone sessions or as an enrichment to yoga classes. The sessions are not merely musical performances, but instead are intended to promote healing and deep – perhaps even spiritually-transformative – relaxation. Setup for the nude meditation event with The Gong Temple Michelle plays several very large (three to four foot diameter) Paiste and Meinl Planetary gongs, accompanied with a steel ... Read more

Why I’m Skydiving Naked With My Violin For Male Body Image Issues

How I Came To Accept My Body and Why I’m Skydiving Naked For Male Body Image Issues On My 30th Birthday Guest Blog by: Glen Donnelly When I started the violin at age 8, I soon wanted to become the best violinist in the world. It all started with Jascha Heifetz. My first CD was his Beethoven’s violin concerto and I loved him so much that I wanted to change my last name from Donnelly to Heifetz. I was really serious. I was gonna be awesome. Then came along other heroes. I’ll never forget the day I ripped open the ... Read more

Nudity, Colonization and the Textile Industry

How the Textile Industry Demonized Nudity and Flourished in Times of Colonization Guest Blog by: African American Naturist While most people don’t think about the historical political impact of the clothes they wear, textiles and the textile industry has in fact had a tremendous impact on societies around the globe, and still do today. It must be remembered that prior to the European Renaissance and Industrial Revolution, the majority of Earth’s human population was (and still is) centered about the equator in tropical and semi-tropical regions. European and other temperate zone, sub-arctic, and arctic populations traditionally required hand-made clothing (typically ... Read more