Nudist Characters

One of the great things about the naturist community is that we meet a variety of interesting characters. Tim Chizmar interviews two very different women in California. Trista Robinson is a well known actor who recounts her first nude scene. Rocky is a personal trainer and longtime nudist beach bum from Blacks Beach in San Diego.

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Photo by Michael Beals: Rocky at the L.A. World Naked Bike Ride

Episode CXXV

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Single Women in Naturism

While people have often complained about gender imbalance in naturism due to single men, Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park seems to be attracting a lot of single women. We interviewed 7 of them to find out why they like it.

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Photo: Enjoying peace and solitude at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

Episode CXXIV

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Nude Beginnings

For some people, naturism can be a form of therapy. It can be so transformative that it changes your life. Madeline shares her very personal story of being saved by her experience.

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Photo: Madeline and Stéphane at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

Episode CXIV

Textile Nudist Podcast

Bethany Denton tells us how she came to create an episode of “Here Be Monsters” titled “The Evangelists of Nudism” where she recounts the story of her first, and rather unusual, experience as a nudist.

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Photo: First time visitor to Bare Oaks by naked-club.org

Episode CIX

Dating Advice for Naturists

We discuss dating for naturists/nudists. Because single men are the ones who seem to have the greatest challenge in naturism, we focus our advice on them. We interview Melissa who is an affirmed naturist and Christine who is not but would consider it for the right guy.

A summary of the dating advice:

  1. Don’t focus on naturist/nudist dating sites. Most, and possibly all of them, are scams.
  2. Don’t limit yourself to existing naturists.
  3. Don’t make naturism the focus of your profile but don’t keep it secret either.
  4. Gentlemen, nude pictures (and dick pics in particular) don’t work.
  5. Keep trying; you need to talk to many people before you find someone who is compatible. If you’re in Canada, our survey suggests you’ll need to talk to 10 people before you find one who is willing to try naturism.
  6. Treat people with respect. If you know someone who has trouble with this, have them read our webpage on Making Friends in Naturism.

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Photo: Two naturists who met at Bare Oaks and dated for a while. While that is rare, it is possible and it does occasionally happen.

Episode CV

Baring It All For Graduation

We chat with Kate Logan who, 20 years ago, dropped her robe during her graduation speech and finished speaking completely nude in front of 200 classmates, faculty, parents, family, and friends. Her story went viral around the world in a time well before Facebook and other electronic social media became popular. She was and is still unrepentant. Her act was filled with meaning and principles; values which she demonstrated abundantly when she turned down a large sum of money from Playboy Magazine.

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Photo: Kate Logan

Episode CII

Kate Logan’s Graduation Speech
Long Trail School, Dorset, Vermont, USA
June 13, 1998

Six years ago I began a journey on a road less traveled. Embarking on what would become a journey of growth and knowledge. Beginning to explore the depths of the world in ways I had never before imagined. I have walked a great many miles over the past six years in which I have rounded many corners and climbed many mountains and the journey still continues, offering me indefinite choices and new horizons yet to be discovered. As I prepare myself for my next step forward I call on the lessons of my past to be the teachers and guides for the future.

I have grown to recognize the value of each of the lessons that have presented themselves, and I have grown aware of the possibilities that these lessons have created for me as I currently stand alone ready to face the challenges of tomorrow.

I am eternally grateful for the experiences that have pushed me towards a direction of light and truth. Each of the lessons have taken on a sacredness within my heart, where they will remain and continue to guide and teach. Each of these lessons over the past six years have challenged me to become more aware of myself and the world around me.

I have learned the value of stretching myself beyond what is in front of me. I was challenged to open my eyes to see the beauty in the diversity that exists everywhere. I was called upon to open my ears to all voices and to hear each voice with acceptance, respect and equality. I was pushed to live in a community with an open mind and an open heart. To live through my strengths and learn from my fears. I was challenged as an individual to not be conformed by this world, but rather to be conformed by the constant renewing of my mind.

Many teachers have been the roots to these realizations and I am eternally grateful for their support, pushes and understandings. As I stand at the end of this road, I feel a sense of security within myself that each of my teachers have assisted me in discovering.

I am ready to open my wings and encounter the world with optimism, strength and love. My love for my teachers is endless and boundless. They have provided me the chance to fly in a world that walks.

The sun over a distant mountain is rising and I eagerly take the first step to reach the height that the mountain promises, and in order to reach such heights I realize the necessity to live as a free spirit…
(hat comes off and robes falls to the ground)
…without expectations, feeling the limitless directions to open myself completely, to express myself fully as a confident individual-for it is only then, when I am open and free, that truth and wisdom reveal themselves.

Thank you all for all that you have taught me while I was under your instruction. Farewell to you and to the youth that I spent with you. My awakening on the new dawn has spoken and we must part. I came to you to take of your wisdom and have seen that my experience with you has only been a stepping stone, which I have crossed and I continue to move towards the mountain top, recognizing that I am not confined in any way.

 

Topless Topics – Online Harassment of Women

We discuss online harassment with Cleo of the Topless Topic videos and Felicity Jones of Young Naturist America (YNA).

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Photo: Cleo of Topless Topics

Episode XCV

School Project

Sarah talks about her experience doing a couple of college assignments at Bare Oaks. Alexis recounts how she went from exploring the idea of naturism to working at Bare Oaks in just a few days. Plus Felicity, the Kingston-Frontenac Free Body Society (KFFBS) and more.

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Photo: Sarah at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

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Episode LXXI

Women’s relationship to their bodies and the 60th anniversary of the INF

A discussion about women’s relationship with their bodies and the 60th anniversary of the International Naturist Federation (INF); plus porn literacy, more Facebook censorship, reader feedback, Felicity from YNA and more.

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Image: Speeches in front of the International Naturist Federation (INF) monument at the CHM Montalivet by some of the federations in attendance for the 60th anniversary celebration of the INF.

Episode LX

The Vagina Monologues

A radio play version of The Vagina Monologues performed during the 2013 FCN/FQN Canadian Naturist Festival at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park. Plus Felicity talks about a recent NBC News story about attracting youth and whether teens should tell others that they are naturists.

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Cast of The Vagina Monologues: Emily, Ramona, Suzy, Nikki, Karen, & Julia.

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Episode LVIII