Monthly Archives: March 2014

How (and why) to start a local naturist group

In our previous article in this series we discussed the naturist apathy problem and offered some suggestions anyone could try personally to build enthusiasm for naturism in oneself and others. The last of these was to start your own non-landed … Continue reading

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Naturism’s apathy problem

We’ve spent a lot of time preparing to talk about how to solve some of naturism’s problems. Now it’s time to start actually addressing the problems. But there are a lot of them. How can we know where to begin? … Continue reading

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Solving naturism’s problems, part 2: goals

There are various ways to think of naturism’s situation right now. Some are more useful than others, but it’s still worthwhile to approach the situation from more than one direction. So far, we have discussed underlying problems and possible causes … Continue reading

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Quick guide to the social nudity problems discussion

Naturism and creativity – General remarks on creative problem solving. The entrepreneurial attitude towards naturism – Successful entrepreneurs know they have to take problems and setbacks in stride; naturism should too. Why isn’t social nudity thriving? – A categorized laundry … Continue reading

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Here’s a naturist organization that “gets it”

The Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN) is the national naturist organization of Canada – the only one. While browsing around I found an interesting recent statement from the FCN’s President, Karen Grant. Among other things, the FCN has published a … Continue reading

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On the academic “literature” of social nudity… and why nudity may be “offensive”

Since we’d just mentioned this topic… There is a well-curated list of the academic literature on social nudity at the TNS site: Academic Studies on Social Nudity. (It spills onto a second page, when one would have sufficed, so don’t … Continue reading

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Solving naturism’s problems, part 1: research

Recently we’ve been looking at some of the most serious problems facing people who enjoy social nudity and some possible fundamental causes of these problems. In a nutshell, the two most salient causes in the U. S. and perhaps elsewhere … Continue reading

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