Mark Haskell Smith

One man’s year as a nudist

Most people wouldn’t feel comfortable removing all their clothes in public, but for some it’s a way of life. American writer Mark Haskell Smith overcame his nerves and spent a year immersing himself in the world of nudism. “If you’re at the airport, you don’t make jokes about bombs. When you’re with nudists you don’t make jokes about breasts. And God forbid, don’t get an … Continue reading One man’s year as a nudist

What nudists do during a lockdown

On an average weekday, you might find Parisian Laurent Luft enjoying a swim at the city’s Roger Le Gall swim center. Like many of us, Luft’s currently missing his laps in the pool, which is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic and France’s lockdown rules. But unlike many of us, Luft usually swims in the nude. He’s the president of the Association des Naturistes de … Continue reading What nudists do during a lockdown

“If the Spanish Naturist Federation did not exist, nudism would already be banned from nearly all Spanish beaches”

Interview with Ismael Rodrigo, president of the Spanish Naturist Federation Hi Ismael! Could you please explain about the history of Spanish naturism? How did it all start?  FEN (Federación Española de Naturismo) was founded in 1981 through the amalgamation of the Catalan Naturist Club (CCN), a disbanded Mediterranean association, a Basque association (ANV), and a disbanded Andalusian Association. When did Spain get its first nudist beach? Up to 1988 there was the offense of “PUBLIC … Continue reading “If the Spanish Naturist Federation did not exist, nudism would already be banned from nearly all Spanish beaches”

10 Tips to Become a Naturist

1. Where and with whom? Think about it beforehand for you need to make several choices before launching into your first naturist experience – who are you ing with? Where? Which type of site? Your choices only of course but think about some obvious things. If you want to have that experience but you’re still not comfortable with your naked body, to a naturist beach … Continue reading 10 Tips to Become a Naturist

I ❤️ Naked Walks: Naturist Treks on European Islands (Part Two)

It’s one thing to find a place for nakation that allows for a leisurely afternoon of nude sunbathing by the pool, but what if you are the restless type who needs to get up and stretch your legs now and again? Such was the topic of my previous installment called I ❤️ Naked Walks, focusing on a few of our favorite places in Croatia and … Continue reading I ❤️ Naked Walks: Naturist Treks on European Islands (Part Two)

I ❤️ Naked Walks: Our favorite places for naturist trekking (Part One)

Seems simple enough. Take off your clothes… and walk! As it happens, neither of us have ever considered ourselves even remotely athletic. In fact, one could argue that a big part of what drew us into naturism in the first place was simply coming to terms with our own bodies. Neither of us had the talent nor the desire for championship skiing or body-builder weight-lifting, … Continue reading I ❤️ Naked Walks: Our favorite places for naturist trekking (Part One)