Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Outdoors

Christmas is nearly here; is yours going to be white?

If so, maybe these photos of people camping and hiking and having fun while being naked outdoors will inspire you to think about warmer days to come:

PJ and I wish you all a Merry Chhristmas and Happy Holidays.


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Naked Gardeners

Naked gardeners are a unique type of home nudist, since they often have to bare the (potential) ridicule of neighbors. Dispite this however, naked gardeners persist because naked gardening just feels sooooo right!

Backyard naked gardening it is perhaps the most commmon nude activity. In fact a special day, World Naked Gardening Day, is set aside for those who enjoy digging and planting and mowing and cutting naked in the back yard.

PJ and I love naked gardening so much that we now design and develop large gardens at nudist resorts - first at Olive Del Ranch and now at Shangri La Ranch.

In the future I'll send more desccriptions and photos of our current naked garden in New River, AZ, but for now, here is a link to some naked gardening photos: Perhaps these photos will inspire you to plan and plant a naked garden this coming spring.

Does anyone plan on doing that?

If not, why not?

Here are a few more throughts from people who enjoy being nude at home:

“My husband began going nude by not getting dressed after he got out of the shower. I was more cautious, afraid that the neighbors could see through the windows, though he swears their house is too far away, and if we can't see in their house, how could they see in ours? Then he began doing some of his yard work in the nude. . . Over the last couple years, our landscape plants have grown and unless the neighbors are standing on the property line, we've got a fair amount of privacy. I took it by steps, doing my gardening in just a long t-shirt, then a shorter shirt, then doing the mowing in just a t-shirt. Last year I finally got the courage to remove the t-shirt and now the two of us spend all our at-home time nude. . . Back in late April we had a really warm day and my older daughter brought out a huge plastic swimming pool. She and her husband were, by that time, aware that we were always naked at home. She really surprised us when she, her husband, her sister, and both her toddler daughters arrived completely au naturel as well. The only cloth items they had brought with them were towels! . . . today, our July 4 barbecue will be completely nude.” – PrincessCleo

“. . . we are 99.9% home nudists as well as; social nudists, driving nude nudists, backyard nudists, chore nudists, vacationing nudists...the list is endless. It's such second nature and so much a part of our lives that...the Prof is sick and has been for the last couple days but...when she got home from work, today, she immediately stripped off her clothes to be comfortable...even when not feeling well. I had the window washer guy here this morning and wore a pair of shorts while he was in the house...but when he went outside...I took them off and just cracked the door when he was done to hand him the check. I couldn't stand wearing clothes any longer in our home!” - FireProf

“It is very relaxing to spend the entire day nude. I try to do so as often as possible. I was off work yesterday and today and I only got dressed to go out and mow the yard, and to go to the gym; I got naked again as soon as I finished these activities. Now that the weather is warmer and the kids have moved out, I spend as much time naked at home as possible. My wife is getting used to it and is even coming to expect it now, the other day I got up and put on some shorts and she wanted to know where I was going because I had on clothes!” – Eagle59

"I worked from home today. Did my work on the patio under the gazebo, nude the whole time. I'm probably clothed at home less than an hour a week and that includes waiting for my Sweetheart to get ready. I don't get dressed until she says "let's go," I know I still have 10 minutes! . . . About the only time I'm clothed at home is when I'm about to walk out the door to go someplace! My Sweetheart and I love being clothes free. We purchased a double chaise lounge for the patio and a gazebo to shield from the neighbors second story windows. We can pull the lounge partially out from the gazebo in the mornings to get some sun without exposing ourselves to the neighbors (I don't really care but trying not to offend anyone and be a good neighbor). Enjoying coffee and talking to each other like this in the mornings is about the best way to start a day I can think of. I generally take the trash out, do light yard work and clean up after the dog in the nude. Don't know if I've been spotted but haven't had any complaints either.” – Greg

“My husband and I are fortunate to live in a place where we can safely be nude both inside and outside year round. Our property is not a resort but it feels like it thanks to years of hard work planting bamboos, pines and other trees. My husband hates wearing clothes and since he rarely leaves the property, he seldom has to. I tend to go out more often and therefore wear clothes far more often than he does. Can't complain, though, we have created and enjoy a wonderful naturist working/living situation. – SimplyLiving

“This weekend was nice and sunny, so I spent the entire weekend out doing some yard work, cleaning the pool, and tanning nude. Wife joined me on Sunday. Yesterday while cleaning the pool I saw my neighbor and her boyfriend out in her yard they didn't act like they saw us but we didn't care.” – Deleted

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Home Nudists

PJ and I are home nudists. The first thing we do when we get home is take off our...yuck clothes!

How many of you are also home nudists?

Here are photos of some home nudist activities:

And some thoughts from other home nudists follow.


“I am retired now and am living in a retirement community that is textile. I have to wear clothes when I am outside my apartment but when I'm inside my apartment I live naked all the time” - Patrick C

“My outdoor nakedness changes as the weather does. Obviously, in fall and winter I can't be nude outdoors. In fall, depending on weather, I may be able to go for a nude hike as it may be warm enough for it. That being said, in fall and winter, I remain nude at home just as I do in spring and summer. If my apartment is too cold, I may turn heat up slightly. A few x-mas ago a friend made me these really great heavy wool socks that keep my feet warm but I also own a heavy flannel shirt with sleeves cut off and that keeps me warm when it is cold.” - Croydon

“I am nude at home as often as I can. I`ve done laundry, cleaned house, watch tv, just hang out nude in my home all the time and visit next-door nudist neighbors for coffee n` chatting in nude. It`s just as normal as doing chores with clothes on, only I feel more at ease and comfortable. I seem to get more done in the nude. I live in a clothing optional Apartment- some of tenants are nudists, too.“ – Pirateman

“I am always naked at home. It is my home, why would I be uncomfortable in my home? Everybody that would come over knows I am nudist, anyway. But there are various salesmen and repairmen, and I just tell them if they have a problem with me being naked, I`ll do business with someone else. (hasn`t happened yet) It`s just rude to expect someone to conform to your rules in their house.” - Fatnudist

“I`ve been naked a number of times, out in the garden or the barn, especially, when visitors have come over, and won a big smile. (These are people, male and female, that I know - not the UPS guy.) They like the at-homeness and evident comfort of it. The sense that they are in a special, protected, space. That they are trusted. The reminder, for people my age, of free-er times past.” – Steveikona

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Water and Nudity

Water and naked - they just go together, naturally. Bathing costumes have never been appropriate at the beach or in the pool or at a hot spring or while boating and participating in other water sports.

People in the water are always happier naked as can be seen from these photos:


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Naked Sports

What sports do you enjoy?

Do you play your sport naked?

Why noy?

These people do:

Did you know that most every sport can be enjoyed even more if played naked?


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Get Naked After Work At Therme Erding

"Some people go to the local bar after a long day at the office to unwind, but how about getting naked with your co-workers instead for some after work decompression time? On the outskirts of Munich, in a place called Bavaria, co-workers aren’t heading out for drinks on a Friday night. For 40 euros or $55.00US, they’re heading to Therme Erding, Europe’s largest thermal spa where clothing is not allowed in the largest section of the 36-acre playground called Vitality Oasis where an electronic bracelet gets you through the gate of this Eden."

I love this idea and simply have to visit some time. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a US version?

Read the rest of the article at


Friday, December 2, 2011

Is textilism a disease?

I've notice, even at a nudist resort, that one person clothed quickly leads to two, then to three, etc., until most of the group becomes self-conscious, and gets dressed.

Because textilism causes this reaction, I think Clothing Optional just doesn't work.

People innocently introducee cothing optional policies thinking this will help newbies be more comfortable until they get nude. Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. The more common reaction is for others to get clothed. It's much better for newbies to just join in - taking off their clothes.

How do you feel about clothing optional policies?

Here's an interesting article that illustrates the power of textilism:

HAMILTON: My naked truth about Niagara’s YMCA

“Hearing of the news . . . made me think back to what we believed to be the innocent days of our own youth; back to the days when boys swam naked in school and social organization’s pools and didn’t feel threatened by so doing. . . I will start by talking about my personal embarrassments and one of my favorite places — the Niagara YMCA. . . the Young “Men’s” Christian Association. . . in those days, because it was an all-male organization, most of us swam in the nude. . . I’d shower and enter the pool for my laps. But then, something slightly unusual occurred. While in the shower, a man and his young son came out of the pool wearing swim trunks. Sometimes, some of the more modest guys would wear trunks. I dismissed the two as that being the case. . . My routine was to run into the mostly empty pool room and immediately dive from the diving board and into the pool to immediately overcome the shock of the temperature change. Then I would do my laps. Thusly, I raced in to do what I always did on that particular Wednesday . . . I opened the door and ran out onto the diving board. Despite the rough surface of the diving board, I slid nearly to the end of it before coming to a complete stop, nearly falling into the water before I turned, horrified, and raced back into the sanctity of the men’s shower room. There was a different atmosphere in the pool that day. Usually there were just a couple of nude swimmers taking their laps or lounging in the Jacuzzi; but this time, the room was unusually filled with both color and noise. There were blues, yellows, greens, reds, pinks and purple one-piece and two-piece bathing suits, both in and out of the water. The underlying noise consisted of the bass laughter of men and boys - while the shrilling voices of soprano mothers, and the alto shrieks of their little girls echoed and amplified off the room’s tiled walls. It was Family Night at the “Y,” and there I had stood on the diving board, as the saying goes, as naked as a jay bird. . . That was the most embarrassing moment of my life and it took me months before I returned to the Y. But I did return, and always with a pair of swimming trucks.” – Ken Hamilton, Niagara Gazette