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Review of A Brief History of Nakedness by Philip Carr-Gomm

Philip Carr-Gomm’s book, A Brief History of Nakedness, published in 2010, is impressive on several accounts. It is well-researched, well-written (though the organization of topics could be better), and illustrated with many color and black-and-white photos that are quite relevant … Continue reading

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Is there a human “need” for being naked?

Many naturists feel a significant urge to be naked whenever practical. It’s almost as though being naked is an emotional “need” that they have. We’re going to consider whether this can be a genuine need for some people. Let’s begin … Continue reading

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How controversial is naturism?

Nope. In fact, being a practicing naturist at home, or in other private settings, is rather controversial, especially in many or most areas of the U. S. Yes, no doubt millions of people, most of whom probably don’t even consider … Continue reading

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Using nudity to make a statement

It is entirely legitimate to use images of nudity to make a statement about how people relate to their social environment. It’s especially appropriate if the statement involves personal identity or social stereotypes. So we have this: Nude Portraits Explore … 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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Why isn’t social nudity thriving?

As promised, we’re going to discuss the problems facing social nudity in the U. S. currently. It’s generally recognized by people who enjoy social nudity that there are lots of problems. Hardly anyone would deny that. A golden age for … Continue reading

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Questions for naturists and nudists to think about

It seems as though we’re always asking ourselves certain questions about our enjoyment of nudity in general and social nudity in particular. This is quite healthy and isn’t any indication that we doubt that such enjoyment is quite proper and … Continue reading

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