Social Nudity Blogs

Social Nudity Blogs and Articles

Social Nudity, in a nut shell, is a way to describe the act of socializing and spending time with other people while in the nude. The nudity is non sexual in nature and the activities can range from simply conversing with others, to playing sports, or any other activities one enjoys partaking in. This can oftentimes be labeled as nudism or naturism by others, but these terms usually encompass or infer a belief system (more so naturism than nudism). A social nude event may have participants that identify as nudists as well as those who don’t. That said, people who practice social nudism and / or naturism may take part in social activities while in a state of undress.

This section of our blog is devoted to articles and stories about social nudity:

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

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

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

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

NEF 2015 Poll: Most Americans Approve of Nude Sunbathing; Not Offended By Nudity

Naturist Education Foundation’s 2015 Poll Gets Americans’ Take On Nudism, Nudity and Nude Sunbathing The Naturist Education Foundation (NEF) commissioned a U.S. opinion poll in 2015 to gauge Americans’ views on naturism and public nonsexual nudity and nude sunbathing. Bob Morton, executive director of NAC (Naturist Action Committee) has published a full report of the results on the NEF website. These nationwide polls were started in 1983 by Lee Baxandall, founder of The Naturist Society. The first poll was conducted by Gallup and there were only 3 questions (the same questions as #1, #2 and #10 in the latest poll). ... Read more

How To Meet Nudists and Naturists In Your Area

Aside From Nudist Clubs, How Do I Meet Local Nudists? In the course of running a nudism organization and publishing nudist resources, I’ve heard this question quite often. This isn’t surprising. There are nudists spread out all over the U.S., and not everyone has a nude beach or nudist resort or club nearby. Even if they do, some can’t afford to join their local nudist club or don’t have the transportation to get there. So, how else does one meet other local nudist people or nude-friendly groups? We have some ideas to share for connecting with fellow nudists both online ... 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

Verde Hot Springs: Review Of A Unique Clothing Optional Spot in AZ

Review of Verde Hot Springs in Camp Verde, Arizona Jordan and I needed our annual break from the harsh winter (the groundhog saw his shadow so only 6 more weeks, right?!), so at the end of January we flew from NY to Arizona! Our goal was to do a lot of hikes and spend time in nature, and that we did while exploring the areas around Sedona and Flagstaff. I find the landscape, red rocks, desert and forests to be absolutely beautiful out there. And we haven’t even seen it in spring or summer yet. That will be for another ... Read more

Nudist Erections and Naturist Etiquette

Nudist Erection and Issues With Nude Nudists With Public Erections Yes, erections are a natural bodily function… But a nudist with an erection is an unwelcome sight in a public nudist setting: Public Nudist Erections – A number of articles out there deal with the (potentially overexposed!) topic of nude males with erections and nudism. Many who practice naturism feel that too much negative emphasis goes towards this naturally occurring event. Others within the nudist community express the sentiment of “protecting” certain groups from what they perceive as an overtly sexual gesture. Religious aspects and societal views continue to make ... Read more