Children and Naturism – Part 1 of 2

Since the beginning, naturism has been a family movement. Because its adherents believed that all of humanity would benefit, it was natural that children should be included. In Germany, a naturist-focused series of schools was even created by Adolf Koch in the early 20th century. (Körperkulturschule Adolf Koch) More recently, a multitude of scholarly research papers in psychology and sociology suggest that children reared in an atmosphere containing family social nudity benefit from the practice. In this episode we discuss this academic aspect with Mark Storey.

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Photo: family having fun on the beach at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

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Naked Age – North American Nudist Pioneers

This episode of Naked Age explores the parallel paths of two nudist pioneers whose stories take place over seventy years apart. First we look at Ray Connett, an influential figure of early Canadian nudism who helped establish that country’s first national nudist organization. Then we meet Gerardo Cisneros, a Mexican nudism advocate whose hard work and clever initiative has helped bring a budding Mexican nudist movement into full bloom. 

This episode of Naked Age is sponsored by the AANR Education Foundation

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When it all goes wrong

For over a century naturism has been continuously misunderstood, misinterpreted, or worse, exploited. When the basic tenets of the movements are forgotten or intentionally ignored it can lead to egregious abuses. Rebekah tells a childhood story which has marked her for life. Yet she remains optimistic that real naturism is a good thing for people. WARNING: This episode contains accounts of sexual abuse which may be upsetting to some listeners.

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Photo: Nudes-A-Poppin’ 2009 by Naked Bare Nude, retrieved from Wikipedia Commons, and used under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. The image is unaltered other than cropped for shape.

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Naked Age – Transgender Woman Extraordinaire

In this episode of Naked Age we meet Marie Willa Bobo-Smith, a transgender nudist whose top free activism and public nudism make her make her a trailblazer for trans visibility. Plus, we explore intersections between nudist and trans history and look at the history of single men policies in nudist clubs. 

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Moderating Social Media

Most naturists hate social media moderation because they have experience with their posts being censored or their account being suspended. Yet we also want moderation to remove offensive or harassing content. In this episode, we discuss the challenge of moderation with the team that manages the No Tan Lines Facebook group.

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Photo: The No Tan Lines (NTL) Facebook Group Page

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