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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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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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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Nude Skydiving

When we first heard Heather talk about her nude skydiving experience we thought she would make an interesting interview. But through our discussion we discovered a fascinating individual with an intense newfound passion for naturism.

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Photo: Heather skydiving at Skydive Lone Star in Luling, Texas, USA in summer 2021

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Calgary Nude Recreation

Innovation and new ideas often come from non-landed clubs. The lack of a permanent facility means that they must look for new activities in non-traditional places. They also tend to be more urban and appeal to younger people. In our discussion with Calgary Nude Recreation we hear about their ideas, challenges, and successes.

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Photo: Rawson Lake in Kananaskis, Alberta. (just outside of Banff) used with permission from Calgary Nude Recreation

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