Friday, October 19, 2007

Shemar Moore or CBS' "Criminal Minds" is a Nudist

Photos Emerge; Moore Denies Being Gay, Fesses Up to Be a Skinny-Dipper

“People find it interesting to try to make me gay; I’m not gay.” So what’s with frolicking on a gay beach? “I went on vacation with two girlfriends of mine who, interestingly enough got cut out of the pictures. We found a nude beach, as far as I know, was a unisex beach…. We took off our clothes and jumped in the water. I’ve been trying to skinny dip since I was a teenager. I’m just grateful that the water was warm!”

We--Mrs. Musings and I--enjoy Mr. Moore on "Criminal Minds"; now we know we have something in common: a joy in being clothes-free!



Saturday, October 06, 2007

PETA Ad Uses Tasteful Nudity

Friday, October 05, 2007

Naturist Gambit in Huntington Beach

The photo is from Avalon in West Virginia; yes, we just might try to go to HB for this! Be sure to read the bolded paragraph.

This came over the transom today:

Copyright 2007 by the Naturist Action Committee, which is responsible
for its content. Permission is granted for the posting, forwarding or
redistribution of this message, provided that it is reproduced in its
entirety and without alteration.

DATE : October 4, 2007
SUBJECT: NAC Huntington Beach Swim!
TO : All Naturists and other interested individuals

Dear Naturist,

The Naturist Action Committee announces the NAC Huntington Beach Swim!
This is a nude event scheduled for October 27, 2007, in the municipally
owned Huntington Beach City Gym.


NAC has rented the Huntington Beach City Gym from the City for this
activity. NAC made the application and paid the fee, making certain at
each step of the way that City bureaucrats understand this will be a nude

WHEN: Saturday, October 27, 2007. 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM

WHERE: Huntington Beach City Gym,
1600 Palm Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA

WHO: This is a family friendly nude swim. All are welcome.

FEE: $10 each, at the door.

ADMITTANCE: This is a private use of a public facility. NAC reserves
the right to refuse entry to anyone. There is no club or organization
membership prerequisite. Your $10 gets you in the door. Your good behavior
keeps you inside. Please use standard naturist etiquette.

POLICIES: As few as possible. This is a nude event. No cameras allowed.
An official photographer will be taking a few photographs for NAC and
for The Naturist Society's N magazine, but you may ask to be excluded
from the pictures, if you wish.


NAC is looking for volunteers to help prepare the facility and take a
shift at the door on the day of the event. If you'd like to help, please
contact NAC board member Allen Baylis by phone: (714) 962-0915 or by


NAC is not typically in the business of conducting recreational
activities, but this event is not only a couple of hours of fun. It's
important as a "proof of concept." As a demonstration of what naturists can do
when they work with local governments, it follows in the pattern of the
successful NAC Seattle Swims, a series of six monthly swims in
municipal pools that began in Seattle a year ago.

Although NAC vigorously opposed the recent Huntington Beach anti-nudity
ordinance and greatly regrets its adoption by the City Council, this
event is NOT a protest. It's a nude swim. Come out and enjoy it!

For more information about the facility itself, visit the Huntington
Beach web site.


The Naturist Action Committee is a volunteer nonprofit organization
that exists to advance and protect the rights of naturists throughout
North America. To do its job, NAC relies entirely on the voluntary
generosity of supporters like you. To donate to NAC, use the address below

PO Box 132
Oshkosh, WI 54903

Or call toll free (800) 886-7230 to donate by phone using your
MasterCard, Visa or Discover Card. Or use your credit card to make a convenient
online donation:

Thank you for choosing to make a difference.


Bob Morton
Executive Director
Naturist Action Committee

Naturist Action Committee (NAC) - PO Box 132, Oshkosh, WI 54903
Executive Dir. Bob Morton -
Board Member Allen Baylis -
Online Rep. Dennis Kirkpatrick -


Bare Buckeyes

Naked & natural
Local nudists discuss their lifestyle

Published Thursday, October 4, 2007.
Caitlin Price / Culture Senior Writer
Alicia Fidler

From the The Post of Athens, Ohio:

Those looking to embark on a free-spirited lifestyle should start by simply taking off their clothes.

Dating back to the hippie era of the 1960s, nudism tends to be thought of in a negative light. Americans often associate nudism with sex and think of nudist “colonies” as places for sexual activity. But practicing nudists — or naturists, as some prefer to be called — prefer this all-natural lifestyle for more spiritual and social reasons, not for nudity’s sexual stigma.

The idea that nudism is a sexual activity exists mainly in the “public imagination,” said Zen Nudist, a local nudist who prefers to remain anonymous. Nudity can be sexual, he said, but in the case of nudism, people just happen to be naked in front of one another.

Zen Nudist became a nudist before he knew what nudism really was. He always enjoyed hiking, and around age 14 or 15, he realized that hiking alone during the summer was really hot and humid. “It just made more sense to take off my clothes,” he said.

He “got hooked” on hiking in the nude, and it seemed logical to do so if no one was nearby, he said. But it wasn’t until around age 28 that he realized he was an actual nudist.

“When I realized, ‘Gosh, I get naked every chance I get,’ it’s inaccurate not to call myself a nudist,” Zen Nudist said.He continues to practice nudism today as often as possible because losing clothes makes people forget about social prejudices. With all things equal, it’s a more comfortable lifestyle, he added.

Body image and health

People practice nudism for many other reasons, too. Zen Nudist said that mainstream media and Hollywood have skewed the public’s view of an ideal body image. Instead of reinforcing positive body images, people are exposed to unrealistic, ideal bodies.

“Some people might think of nudists as insane, but … I think the Hollywood view is insane,” he said.

Nudism also can be mentally and physically healthy.

“I think there’s something about social nudism that throws your brain for a loop because it’s so out of your experience, and it really makes your wheels turn,” Zen Nudist said.

A simple getaway

Barney and Linda Chapman became interested in nudism about 20 years ago. Barney saw an article in a magazine about Cypress Cove Nudist Resort & Spa in Kissimmee, Fla., and he booked a three-day stop there on the couple’s trip to the Florida Keys. Barney and Linda, of Logan, enjoyed the stay and decided to make nudism a part of their lifestyle.

Several nudist resorts are within a reasonable driving distance from Athens. Barney and Linda opened Bare Valley Family Nudist Camp in Logan, about 40 minutes from Athens, in the early 1990s.

Bare Valley — which, Linda stresses, is a family-oriented, true nudist facility that does not advocate sexual activity — is a 60-acre resort surrounded by Wayne National Forest. It’s open from the first weekend in April until the last full weekend in September. Anywhere from 12 to 25 nudists visit Bare Valley on a given weekend, Barney and Linda said, but sometimes Bare Valley hosts 50 to 100 guests.

Tucked away in Hocking Hills is another nudist resort, the Summit Lodge Resort, in Rockbridge. Barney said about eight to 10 different resorts exist in Ohio for nudists to visit.

Zen Nudist said nudist resorts generally have “a very safe atmosphere.” People tend to be friendly. Some might think that attendees are swingers, pedophiles or homosexuals, but many resorts are pure nudist resorts and filter visitors more than nude beaches.

Some resorts try to attract these swinger crowds, and Zen Nudist suggests learning which resorts are better for which purposes by accessing nudist Web sites and discussion boards.

Nudist resorts allow people to be individuals. Losing clothing sheds a person of his or her social identity because shoes and clothes are a status symbol, whereas communication is based on the individual, Linda said.

“Once you come here and people take (their) clothes off, all you have is your personality,” Barney said.

PETA: More Human Flesh, Less Animal Flesh

For the record...the Musings (Mr and Mrs) are not vegetarians. But they keep using nekkid people in their ads...

Whose Naked Bod?

Seems getting naked is the new getting dressed in Hollywood these days.

You can hardly move for stars stripping down, at one with the world in their birthday suits.

But who's the latest recruit in the celeb bare-all brigade?

It's the not-so-shy Alicia Silverstone.

Has the blonde-haired beauty had it with clothes? Or is she a newly reformed nudist perhaps?

Well, actually it's neither of the above.

Lisha has proved she's not so clueless when it comes to the more serious issues in life.

This little naked stunt is all part of the ad campaign she's signed up to in support of the animal rights group Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

And she's not the only celeb who's passionate about Peta.

In fact, the organisation boasts an impressive hall of famous faces who've given their backing to the cause.

And a fair handful of these have felt strongly enough to get their kit off in a move to raise the campaign's profile.