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Saturday, September 30, 2006
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From the Japan Times
Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006
Age-old 'naked friendships' lay bare new bathhouse concerns
By ROGER PULVERS
Special to The Japan Times
I do it about three times a week, but I tell you I would double that frequency if I could. It is surely one of life's great pleasures, and it takes on average (for me) 45 to 50 minutes. Some people smoke afterward, but I just like to cool down and think about things -- you know, life, the human body, that sort of stuff.
You will certainly have guessed by now that I am talking about a visit to the sento (public bathhouse). I lived for two years in Kamata, a chiefly working-class district in southern Tokyo's Ota Ward. Kamata boasts around a dozen sento fed by natural hot springs. The one I went to most often has a rotenburo (open-air bath). What a luxury in the middle of such an immense city!
But times are a-changin' for sento. To begin with, the metropolitan government, which sets admission prices across the capital, has raised the entry fee from 400 yen to 420 yen for adults. (In Kanagawa Prefecture, where I now live, the price is, thankfully, still only 400 yen.) And now a row has broken out over what has always been an accepted feature of public bathing: the kazokuburo (family bath), a term that signifies "mixed bathing."
In this case, "mixed" refers to the practice of a parent taking a child of the opposite sex into the bathing area. The Asahi Shinbun reported on Sept. 16 that Hyogo Prefecture was banning children aged 6 or over from such bathing. But sento in Hyogo and adjoining prefectures have rebelled, saying they see "no diminishing of public morals" in this time-honored practice. In Shiga Prefecture, children under 8 are allowed to bathe at a sento with a parent of the opposite sex.
Let's look at the morality of this.
The Japanese established their first sento in the 13th century, but it was in the Edo Period (1603-1867) that the culture of bathing as we know it today took root. No matter how poor people were, they put a premium on personal cleanliness and hygiene -- something that was noted, with puzzlement, by the first European missionaries who came here at that time.
Even as late as the Meiji Era, which began in 1868, Western visitors, particularly the British, couldn't get over how often and thoroughly Japanese people bathed. After all, many Britons back then considered bathing something you did grudgingly once a month. By God, why would anyone want to take the plunge more often than that?
U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry and his men were shocked out of their trousers when they sailed their Black Ships to Japan for the first time in 1853 and encountered the practice of mixed bathing. Perry's botanist, James Morrow, was repulsed at Shimoda (in present-day Shizuoka Prefecture) by "the licentiousness and degradation of these cultivated heathen." (At least he had the decency to call them "cultivated.")
The Japanese government responded to Western consternation by banning adult mixed bathing, though the practice persisted in more remote rural regions. Then, in 1890, they restricted children of 8 and over from bathing at a sento with a parent of the opposite sex -- hence the Shiga Prefecture regulation.
Westerners such as Perry and his crew, steeped as they were in the prudish morality of their time, rather sensationalized the public bathing they encountered. In fact, Edo Period sento were so dark that people cleared their throats as a matter of course so as not to be stepped on. Moreover, at most places men and women wore some sort of garment. But to Westerners back then, virtually all Christians, this institution of bathing was akin to people in Africa walking around half-naked: a primitive custom that went against all sense of human decency.
If that's the background, then why all the fuss now going on in Hyogo Prefecture?
The fuss is that there has been, in the past decade or so, a public outcry against the sexual abuse of children. It is now being increasingly seen as improper for a man to bathe publicly with his little daughter or, for that matter, a mother to take her little boy into the women's section of the sento.
I say "publicly" because it is still the custom in many Japanese families for fathers to bathe with daughters and mothers with sons. While it is a rather extreme case, I know one mother who bathed with her son until he was 11.
In a more innocent age it might appear that such mixed bathing at home was, at worst, an innocuous custom and, at best, a wholesome aspect of family bonding and "skinship." But we are no longer living in innocent times, and Japanese popular culture is rife with images and stories of adult love for preadolescents. Many a manga exploits this theme as if it were the most natural thing in the world.
This is what makes the news item in the Asahi Shinbun significant. We are not dealing, as they were a century and a half ago, with a clash of religion-based ethics. We are being asked to redefine the relationship between parent and child, to protect the latter not only from the stares of strangers but also from a skinship that can deteriorate into something so sinister that it festers inside the young victim for life.
The institution of the public bath in Japan is a major part of the fabric of this country. Not only do sento give people a true sense of community, a rarity in today's urban sprawl, but a sento was the center of the bizarre world portrayed in Hayao Miyazaki's stunning 2001 anime classic, "Spirited Away." Whether old, young or in-between, however, a sento is a place where people from all walks of life have what is called hakada no tsukiai (literally, "naked friendships," but really meaning, "natural friendships"). If the definition of "natural" changes to exclude children 6 or older of the opposite sex, as in Hyogo, then the regulations must be revised accordingly.
Youngsters in Japan seem to retain their innocence longer than they do in the West. NHK began broadcasting its wonderful series of children's songs, "Minna no Uta (Songs for Everyone)," in April 1961. I love the old "Ofuro no Uta (Bath Song)," where a boy, in a cute little voice, sings:
When I get into the bath with Mum
I begin to suspect she isn't a boy
So ... so ... tonight ...
I'm NOT GOING in!
(At least it was better than getting in with Granny. She made him count to 100 and he nearly boiled to death. The boy is actually making excuses not to have a bath.)
It was a different era. Now we need new rules that throw out the baby . . . to save the bath water.
The Japan Times
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Friday, September 29, 2006
This just in, 1 hour ago, an enemy of nude recreation, Mark Foley just resigned. Back in 2003, Foley went to Gov Bush of Florida wanting them to investigate nudist youth camps. He then went so far as to want to create legistlation preventing nudist youth camps.
From the Clothesfree.com site: "Congressman Mark Foley attacked nudism because he believed nudity is about sex and allowing teens to run around naked will only inflame passions." Now we find out that "ABC News reported Friday that Foley also engaged in a series of sexually explicit instant messages with current and former teenage male pages. In one message, ABC said, Foley wrote to one page: "Do I make you a little horny?" Now whos passions are being inflamed? And it is not just 1 boy that Foley e-mailed. Also the kid is 16 years old.
What is even sadder is Foley was chairman of the Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus in congress. Hey Foley, as chairman that doesn't mean that you were to learn from pedophiles how to exploit children.
What is it about the conservative religious right Republicans? They always want to legislate against nudity. Is it because they themselves have dirty minds and actions? Yes, Foley was forced to resign for his inappropriate advances with a 16 year old male congressional page. Now he should be prosecuted.
I for one am sick and tired of these religious hypocrits. Foley got what he deserved. He is sick and a pervert. And the sad thing is he projected his own perversions onto nudism. I hope Foley gets jail time.
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Nudity in an art class tries to challenge taboos in Chinese culture
I always thought that artists painted or sculpted the human body? I thought nudity was common in art classes? I guess not in China. For an art professor to go nude in class and make the Chinese newspapers, that is a big deal I guess, over there. Why you might even think that China was taking lessons from Frisco, Texas.
This story makes me feel much more comfortable about how Americans deal with nudity and nudism. No matter how screwed up our ideas may be, there are always others like Moslems (naked women are worse than bombing people in Bali), or the Chinese.
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"Naked professor shock students
A Chinese professor shocked his students by stripping naked during an art class.
Prof Mo Xiaoxin, 56, was trying to emphasise the "power" of the body and to "challenge taboos", according to a Chinese newspaper.
Mo, 56, arranged for four other models, including a man and woman in their seventies or eighties, and a younger couple, to strip naked in front of the class while he lectured.
During the class, he also invited students to take off their clothes.
"Professor Mo appeared emotionally excited at the time," the paper quoted a student as saying.
"As he was talking, he undid his belt and took off his pants, and stood naked in the middle of the lecture podium."
The naked lecture, at the Institute of Human Body Culture and Arts in Changzhou city, made many of the 30 or so students feel "uneasy", the paper said.
"Some kept their eyes trained on the ceiling, some awkwardly bowed their heads and stared at the ground".
Tian Junting, a culture ministry official, said the course was still in a "research phase" and it wasn't yet known whether it had produced "positive or negative effects".
"There are no taboos in the field of research, but to do this directly in the course of teaching is obviously not appropriate," he added."
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Thursday, September 28, 2006
I have been writing about what's been happening with nude recreation. Today I want everyone to be aware of a great nudist blog. It is run by Eric. It is called http://nakednudism.blogspot.com
He is very inciteful.
Have fun looking through his blog.
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Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Yes, I know The Terra Cotta Inn Clothing Optional Resort and Spa http://sunnyfun.com is located in a blue state, sunny Palm Springs, CA and I shouldn't care about incompetent schol boards in Texas. But, this article makes me really mad!
We appreciate art. We like Gauguin, Miro, Rembrandt, Renoir, Di Vinci, Reubens, Michaelangelo, Cezanne, Degas, Botticelli, Frida, Magrite, Goya etc, etc, etc. Oh and by the way, they all painted nudes. When we take vacations, my wife and I always go to art museums and galleries.
It is scary times that we live in when school boards like the Frisco, TX (north of Dallas)school board decides what is art at the Dallas Art meseum and fires a teacher for daring to educate her students at an art museum. It is no wonder
Americans are considered uncultured rubes by the rest of the world. What would that
school board like to see those students paint? Velvet Elvis's and dogs playing
First school boards ban enlightened art education. Next, they will be burning American classics like Huck Finn just like Nazi Germany burned books. Wait, Nazi's appreciated fine art, so they are more cultured than the Frisco school board.
Once crazies like this school board get away with not exposing
kids to art and culture, you will have other uncultured boobs like our former attorney general Ashcroft draping the bare breasts of the Statue of Justice in Washington. One boob covering another. I hear he wanted to replace the statue of Justice with a velvet painting of dogs flipping a coin instead of a woman weighing the scales of justice.
I think Michaelangelo best summerizes my feeling: "What spirit is so empty
and blind, that it cannot recognize the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin
more beautiful than the garments which it is clothed."
The other thing that is so scary about this story is I saw the video from NBC-Dallas about the story. They went to the Dallas Art Museum to cover the story, but did not show the "offensive" sculpture. My guess is they are too intimidated my the FCC. That is sad. We can show people murdered and beating people all day long on TV, but to show a statue like Michaelangelo's David on TV is a major no no?
That Frisco school board shows why American education is declining. They are the ones that need to be fired.
Nude Sculpture On Field Trip Gets Teacher In Trouble
POSTED: 7:53 am CDT September 26, 2006
UPDATED: 8:11 am CDT September 26, 2006
NBC TV Dallas, TX
FRISCO, Texas -- An award-winning teacher in Frisco is fighting for her job after an approved field trip to a Dallas museum has upset parents.
Fisher Elementary school art teacher Sydney McGee came under fire last April when she took 89 fifth graders on a field trip to the Dallas Museum of Art. Parents [Tom's note, the dallas Morning news reported it was just ONE parent] raised concerns over the field trip after their children reported seeing a nude sculpture at the art museum.
The parents had signed permission slips allowing their children to take part in the field trip.
Now, McGee, who was honored with a Star Teacher Award two years ago, is on paid administrative leave until her contact with the school district expires in March.
Other parents are worried about the future of the art program at the school, which they cite as a reason for moving into the neighborhood.
"Our main concern right now is what's going to happen to the children and what's going to happen to the art program at Fisher Elementary. It is the best art program. That's the reason we moved to this neighborhood. It's because of the teachers," said Shannon Allen, parent. "It was a principal approved trip. What's the big deal."
Officials with the Frisco school district declined to comment on the matter.
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Now you may ask, what does this have to do with nudism? This TV show has regular people feeling very comfortable being nude on TV. Just like nudism, there are young, old, thin, heavy, pretty, not so pretty, tall short. In general everyday Americans.
What is so interesting is many people do dance at home nude. They like the feeling of freedom. The next step is then visiting nudist resorts.
This is an interesting concept. Next thing you know, There will be a show set at nudist resorts.
From NY Daily News 9/26/06
"The naked truth
Average folks grin & bare it
on TV cult 'Pants-Off Dance-Off'
By ROBERT DOMINGUEZ
SEE A CO-WORKER? 'Pants-Off' auditions
Inside a hot, cramped studio in Manhattan, 22-year-old Laura Lee is bumping and grinding in her underwear before a video camera while a pop song blares from a tiny boom box. As the song nears its end, a man tells Lee it's time to take off her bra. She complies, gyrates topless to the music, and just like that, her audition is over. No, Lee isn't trying out for a stripper job at Scores. Nor is the pretty young blond, an aspiring actress from Worcester, Pa., vying to be the new Jenna Jameson.
Like a half dozen other hopefuls gathered in the W. 24th St. studio, Lee is simply hoping her naked dancing is deemed worthy to be featured on "Pants-Off Dance-Off," the cult TV show that's all about … naked dancing.
Kicking off its second season tonight at 10 on the Fuse cable channel, "Pants-Off Dance-Off" has been deemed "the dumbest show on television" by TV Guide — and it's a title the interactive game show wears proudly.
"The show is just so much fun," says actress Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie on the 1987-95 sitcom "Full House"), who serves as an occasional host of "Pants-Off."
"It's the kind of show where people accidentally catch it while flipping channels, and then they become addicted. It's like, 'Oh, my God! Are they really going to do that?' It's a really outrageous train wreck," adds Sweetin, "and people love that."
The premise is hardly complicated: Every Tuesday night, five people of both sexes star in their own mini-music video, dancing for about 3 minutes while peeling off their clothes down to their birthday suits. That's it.
Viewers then vote for their favorites through text messaging (go to http://:www.fuse.tv/upload/pantsoff.php for details).
Contestants earn $200 for appearing on the show, with the highest vote-getter coming home with $600 and a little less than 15 minutes of TV infamy.
Just don't expect to see any actual nudity. The "videos" end before the money shot, but viewers who log on to the show's Web site can see the full dance — albeit with all the naughty bits blurred out.
There are plenty of hot bodies among the hundreds of regular folk who send in their photos and videos — often nude — hoping to get on the show. But "Pants-Off" isn't limited to conventional lookers. The show also has its fair share of fat people, old people and people who really shouldn't be getting naked for a national TV audience. Which could be the reason viewers have been tuning in since the show debuted early this year.
"The fact they're real people is the appeal of the show," says Andy Meyer, Fuse's director of current series.
"It isn't about professional strippers. It's about watching the people you see on the subway, or the street or an office. They're schoolteachers, sanitation workers and computer programmers, and there's a fascination with what these people look like naked."
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Monday, September 25, 2006
Why are children obnoxious at resorts?
The Terra Cotta Inn Clothing Optional Resort and Spa is 1 of only 2 nudist resorts in the US just for couples. All others will have noisy children at them. Not all the time as most are just weekend getaways, but from our experience, Saturday and Sundays normally have lots of kids which can make it very difficult to relax on weekends at big nudist places.
Now it is not just nudist resorts, but resorts like Marriott's and Ritz Carltons have the problem of noisy kids running around misbehaving. I remember a few years ago, we stayed at the Beverly Hills Hotel, one of the top hotels in the country, and they about 6 kids who were so obnoxious around the pool. Us and a few other couples complained and were told that the families were from Europe staying there for a couple of months in the summer and there was nothing they could do to make the kids behave. If we didn't like it, we didn't have to use the pool. Pretty sad when a hotel lets loud kids disturb the adults trying to relax poolside. That is why when we take vacations, we try our hardest not to book at big hotels. Smaller hotels and resorts usually care a lot more about their guests.
And if you are looking for a vacation without noisy, screaming kids distrubing you, give us a call at The Terra Cotta Inn Clothing Optional Resort and Spa for your best vacation ever. Call us at 800-786-6938 or visit http://sunnyfun.com Here's to seeing you in sunny Palm Springs, CA.
Mississippi Sun Herald
Misbehavior on vacations
Question: Why is it that children are often the most obnoxious and irritating on vacations and at other times when parents specifically try to please them? On those special days, you'd think the kids would say to themselves, "Wow! Mom and Dad are doing something really nice for us, taking us on this great vacation. We're going to give them a break and be really good kids today." Isn't that reasonable?
Dr. Dobson: Sure it's reasonable, but children just don't think that way. In fact, many boys and girls misbehave even more at these times. Why is this? One reason, I think, is because children often feel compelled to re-examine the boundaries whenever they think they have moved. In other words, whenever the normal routine changes, the tougher kids often push the limits to see if the old rules still apply.
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When you read this article, you will see that there has only been 1 complaint filed about the nude sunbathers on this particular island. Yet, judging by the title of the newspaper article it sounds like everyone is parading through downtown Dog Island nude.
The power of the press is both good and bad to nude recreation. For instance, we had Newsweek Magazine pick us as one of the best small businesses in America. That was very cool that they were open minded enough to pick a nudist resort as one of the top businesses. Yet, here you can tell the reporter has an agenda and does not want the nude sunbathers.
The Capt of the Parks Dept sounds very responsible, unlike this repporter.
"Flagrant nudity on Dog Island disturbing
By THERESA BLACKWELL,St. Petersburg Times Staff Writer
September 24, 2006
DUNEDIN - Dog Island, a little sandspit in the Gulf of Mexico, is apparently becoming a popular spot for sun worshippers who want to get tan all over.
The sight of nude bathers is disturbing at least one local resident, but rangers for the Florida Recreation and Parks Division say they will not stop people from going au natural on Dog Island if they want to.
Situated a few yards off the northwest coast of Honeymoon Island, Dog Island is usually accessible only by boat. However, at low tide bathers can easily wade across the small channel separating the two sides.
By boat or by foot, quite a few people are gravitating to the isolated island on weekends to bathe without bathing suits. Last Sunday a Clearwater woman encountered a flock of them when she took some friends on a shelling expedition.
"About 30 kids, male and female, were cavorting around nude on the beach," the woman, who asked not to be identified, recounted Tuesday. "They were very flagrant."
She objected that the activity is illegal and would keep her from taking children there shelling.
But Capt. Charles Brannaka, superintendent for the Florida Recreation and Parks Division's Caladesi Island station said Tuesday the nudity on Dog Island is not illegal. While larger state-owned islands like Honeymoon, Caladesi and Anclote Key have "controlled" beaches where nudity is banned, he said, smaller islands are considered "uncontrolled" areas.
The woman's complaint is the first, he said.
"It would be a shame to waste a man out there on the weekend to arrest nude bathers," said Brannaka, who oversees 10 rangers. "They're really not hurting anyone; they're not getting drunk. They just want to take their clothes off. It goes on at all of the little offshore islands."
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Sunday, September 24, 2006
Christina Aguilera's Naked Ambition
From The Sydney Morning Herald
Revealing (almost) all...Christina Aguilera says if a woman likes her body and she feels comfortable with it, she should be able to show it."
Wise words. You would almost think she is a nudist. And she may indeed be a closet nudist. Remember Shakira said she doesn't like wearing clothes and likes gardening in the nude at her house. Many celebrities like being nude at home and on vacation.
Nudism is the best thing to help women feel comfortable with their bodies. And women need the most help as they are bombarded with images of anorexic models and made to feel that this body type is glamourous.
Fashionistas convince women that they should aspire to look just as sickly as the models. Armani recently said he likes the waif look because he thinks his clothes look better on anorexic looking models instead of models with curves like Gisele Bundchen. To me that is sick.
Nudism builds self esteem. So many women have told us finally now that they are going nude around others at our resort, they finally feel comfortable with themselves. Also nude resorts are just plain fun.
So if you want your best vacation ever go to The Terra Cotta Inn Clothing Optional Resort and Spa in sunny Palm Springs, CA. Visit http://sunnyfun.com or give us a call at 800-786-6938.
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Saturday, September 23, 2006
Join for the Naked Thanksgiving Feast in sunny Palm Springs, CA!
Every year The Terra Cotta Inn throws the best Thanksgiving dinner party around. Mary Clare, in her previous career was a professional cook, so she makes a sumptuous Thanksgiving meal.
We cook one of the turkeys on a weber grill, (we use just the right amount of soaked mesquite chips to give it an out of this world taste). The other turkey is cooked the traditional way in the oven. And we have all the delicious side dishes. Homemade sausage stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, salad, corn relish salad, candied sweet potatoes, rolls, and more.
After dinner, soak up a little more sun and digest your turkey because the best is yet to come. The fantastic pie buffet! With so many choices, you will want a slice of each flavor.
All of our guests always tell us that staying at the Terra Cotta Inn is like staying with friends. And we treat you that way. Where other hotels and nude places charge, $25 a person and more for their Thanksgiving dinners, we couldn't do that to friends like you.
This extraordinary celebration is our treat to our guests. It's our special way of saying thank you to our guests for making us the most popular nudist resort around.
We still have a few rooms available that week, so if you want to celebrate your most fun Thanksgiving ever, give us a call at 800-786-6938, you will be glad that you did.
Check out our site at http://sunnyfun.com And to learn more about Palm Springs visit http://palmsprings.com/hotels.html
We are looking forward to seeing you in the sunniest city in the U.S.
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The advice is pretty good. My only change would be to say do many naked nights at home to get your wife used to the idea of being nude. And don't make them sexual at home, otherwise she will think that is what goes on at nudist resorts.
From the Toronto Star newspaper 9/23/06
Question: I just turned 50, have been happily married for 21 years, this past year doing things I always wanted to do — sky diving, parasailing, fighter-pilot-for-a-day. I also went to a naturist camp and it was an unbelievable experience, people treat you so openly and honestly. I told my wife I was going to go and she had no problem, I even invited her to go with me. Then, I asked her if I could go back, and she's furious. There's nothing sexual going on, I just grab a book, a cooler and sit in the sun. What made her go crazy?
Answer: There's more to this than just the bare facts. It appears that you've spent the year of turning 50, and entering middle age, rushing about to grab any excitement you'd missed. Your wife was clearly supportive, even when you chose going nude among strangers as one of your adventures. But going back for more has alerted her that this may not be, like the other outings, just a passing thrill. She's worried, not "crazy." She worries where getting cozy in a group of naked people can lead. You need to convince her that this new interest is, unlike your other pursuits, not a seeming grasp at youthful virility. Rather, you need to provide her with information about the healthy lifestyle promoted by naturalists. The Federation of Canadian Naturists is Canada's national nudist organization. See http://www.fcn.ca for a link to Frequently Asked Questions and a statement of purpose. Invite her along again. If she's still upset, reconsider how important this new interest is to you. An occasional home-based Naked Night together might do just as much for treating each other "openly and honestly" about feelings and compromise.
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Friday, September 22, 2006
Nudist resorts and naked women can bring about world peace!
According to Moslem Terror Chief Abu Bakar Bashir, "So if I am asked which is more dangerous, naked women or Bali bombs" he says "scantily clad women were more harmful than the 2002 Bali nightclub bombing" which murdered 202 people and which he was involved with.
I have devised the perfect solution to bring peace to the Moslem world. Since they only understand terror, let's terrorize them back. Instead of torturing them physically, let's make them vacation at nudist resorts. We can force them to watch movies like "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" featuring topless and naked women. If the sight of women in bikinis, or worse yet, having to see bare breasts in a topless bikini scares them, then I say, let's go after those terrorists with both barrels fully exposed!
Phoebe Cates can be the general manager and will walk nude among the "guest" terrorists everyday just to terrorize them. Here you can see pictures of Phoebe practising how to terrorize the terrorists. And she will do a better job then most as she is also Jewish.
This plan can work. At the nudist resort, since the terrorists will be so relaxed, they will give up on all their wacked out ideas of world domination and enjoy themselves and have a great time. Pretty soon they will enjoy their vacations like normal people do and start nude sunbathing themselves.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if nudists resorts could bring about world peace?
Phoebe, if you are reading this, you and your husband, Kevin Kline are invited to take a vacation at our nude resort, The Terra Cotta Inn Clothing Optional Resort and Spa in sunny Palm Springs CA http://sunnyfun.com
And everyone else, if you want your best vacation ever, give us a call at 800-786-6938 or e-mail me at email@example.com
Bloggers, if you like this post, feel free copying it and using it on your own blog, ezine, or newsletter.
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Thursday, September 21, 2006
This post has nothing to do about nudist resorts but is fun. Check it out.
Now Napolean Dynamite here would score 100% dork!
This is a fun test I came accross to see if you are a nerd, geek, or dork. It is OK to click on and take it. I ended up 56% nerd, 0% geek, and 8% dork. You can tell whoever created the test, gave the questions a lot of thought. So have fun.
Here is the link:
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One of the nice things about nudist resorts is everyone sees that there is no such thing as "normal." You have tall, short, thin, heavy, young, old, democrat, republican. In general, go to a shopping mall. That is our customers. So many woman say they have never felt comfortable with their own bodies, until they started vacationing at nudist resorts. Now if only the fashion industry moved back to curvy models like Cindy Crawford types.
Armani weighs in to row over thin models
LONDON (AFP) - Italian designer Giorgio Armani has stepped into the debate over super-thin models, lamenting a "lack of balance" over the issue -- but admitting he might be partly to blame.
Guest editing Britain's Independent newspaper, Armani conceded that he had always used models "on the slender side", adding: "This was because the clothes I design and the sort of fabrics I use need to hang correctly on the body".
"I do not feel responsible for setting a trend towards models who look anorexic ... unfortunately, there are a lot of young women who never accept that they are thin enough -- and this is an illness," he said.
"In my view, all women want to look much slimmer than they are, and this encourages them to be very careful about what they eat."
Organisers of this week's London Fashion Week have faced pressure to ban ultra-skinny models following restrictions imposed earlier this month at shows in Madrid.
Organisers of the Spanish event placed restrictions on models with a body mass index of less than 18 and authorities in Milan are said to be considering a similar move.
Supermodel Erin O'Connor also joined the debate, calling on designers to look at their attitudes to model sizes.
"I can only speak from my own experience but the designers also have a responsibility to look at what's going on and accomodate slightly more to the individual," she told the Guardian newspaper.
Armani is holding his first show in the British capital Thursday night as part of London Fashion Week and was editing the paper to raise awareness of "Product Red", an initiative to raise money to fight AIDS in Africa with corporate partners including Gap and American Express.
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Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Now if this isn't the scariest thing I have ever heard. I have been to Bali and it is a beautiful country. It is Hindu and very peaceful. There are many topless beaches there. Then you have this Moslem terrorist that says seeing naked women is worse then murdering 202 people (and maiming hundreds more). It is a sin to go topless or nude sunbathing, but not to murder?
Naked women are more dangerous then terrorists? With guys like this running around, no wonder tourism in Bali is hurting.
And the sad thing is if I was living in a Moslem country, I would not be allowed to disagree with this terrorist.
These are scary times that we live in. I am sure glad this guy is overseas and not in the US.
Alleged Indonesian terror chief says naked women worse than Bali bombings
The Associated Press
Published: September 20, 2006
JAKARTA, Indonesia Alleged terror leader Abu Bakar Bashir said TV shows featuring scantily clad women were more harmful than the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people, the state news agency reported.
The remarks were likely to anger Australia, which lost 88 citizens in the attacks on two crowded nightclubs.
Bashir, recently released from jail after serving 26 months for conspiracy in the bombings, said images of naked or semi-naked woman on television were sinful and chipped away at the moral fiber of Muslim believers.
"So, if I am asked which is more dangerous, naked women or the Bali bombs, then my reply is of course those women in skimpy clothes," Antara quoted him as saying at a public rally calling for the imposition of Islamic law in Indonesia.
tags: nudist, nudists, nude, naked, topless, woman, women, Bali, Indonesia, Australia, terrorists, beach, beaches, travel, Moslem, Muslim,
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
From the Korea Herald
September 19, 2006
Dear Annie: My wife and I are in our 40s, healthy and in good shape. Our life is great, and we get along better now than ever. Before we get any older, I would like to try something different. Lately, I've been talking to my wife about experiencing a nude beach or resort. We've talked about making love in the forest alongside a mountain stream or even in the back seat of our car in a secluded spot.
Coming from a very religious background, my wife feels such things are immoral. I explained that going to a nude beach is not about being an exhibitionist. It's about enjoying nature and feeling the sensation of being free outdoors. I am not asking for a lifestyle change. I'd just like to try these things.
Believe me, I am not an exhibitionist. I am discreet and respect my wife's limits. But the thought of making love outside or skinny-dipping in the warm ocean seems wonderful. I want to share these experiences with her. Are my desires wrong? She said I should ask for your opinion. What do you think? -- Wondering Husband
Dear Wondering: There is no "right" or "wrong." Anything that goes on between two consenting adults is fine as long as no one gets hurt. Your wife is a bit more inhibited about her body than you are. If you want to spend a weekend at a nudist resort, you might look into those that allow you to bring spouses who opt to remain fully clothed. It's a reasonable compromise.
Tom's blogging again: From stealing from Dear Abby, the Korean's came up with a pretty good answer. Even better than Dear Abby's, as she said to go to a nude beach, whereas "first timers" always feel more comfortable at clothing optional resorts because they are safe, controlled environments. Everyone that has ever been to The Terra Cotta Inn in Palm Springs, CA knows that first timers are out of their clothes enjoying themselves within about 15 minutes.
If you want your best vacation ever give us a call at 1-800-786-6938. And visit http://sunnyfun.com
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Here is the poster:
British actress and fashion designer Sadie Frost has bared all for PETA to protest the use of fur. She is a fairly popular fashion designer in England. She is also the ex-wife of Jude Law.
PETA created an ad campaign featuring a nude photo of Sadie Frost saying "Turn your Back on Fur." Bryan Adams the rock star and photographer, shot the pictures.
Although I do not know the percentages, I would bet almost all nudists do not own furs. IMO, there is no reason to kill these poor animals just to wear their skins. I give PETA a lot of credit for standing up against animal cruelty. I also give a lot of credit to all the actors and actresses who go nude to protest the wearing of fur.
Now if only we can get the celebrities to say they like nudist resorts because nudists are nice, kind, gentle people and don't wear furs.
If you are looking for a great vacation, give us a call at 1-800-786-6938 or visit or site at http://sunnyfun.com It is beautiful in sunny Palm Springs, CA.
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Monday, September 18, 2006
Slowly times are changing for the better for nudism. Today, Dear Abby said a woman should consider going to a nude beach or resort and says that she will see people of all ages ENJOYING themselves.
That is what nude recreation is all about. Relaxing and having fun. Dear Abby gets it. My only disagreement with her is she should have said for your first time go to a nudist resort. Nude hotels are controlled environments so they are very safe and sound. Some nude beaches like Haulover in Florida are nice and controlled, but not all. You want their first nude experience to be fun so they will try it again.
Here's the article:
Sept. 18, 2006,
"Wife is shy about letting it all hang out at the beach
Universal Press Syndicate
My husband and I are in our late 30s, healthy and in good shape.
Our love life is good, and we get along better now than we ever have in our marriage.
Before we get any older, my husband has asked me to visit a nudist beach or resort with him.
He also says he would like to spice up our sex life by making love in the forest beside a mountain stream, or even the back seat of our car in a secluded spot.
Coming from a religious background, I am not totally comfortable with the idea of going nude at a beach in front of a lot of other people, or the thought of being caught having sex in the woods.
My husband says that visiting a nudist beach or resort is not about exhibitionism or immorality.
He says it is about enjoying nature and feeling the sensation of being free outdoors.
To be honest, these are things I might like to try, but I am just not sure. I'm concerned about what others would think if they found out.
My husband says what we do is our own business, and the only way anyone we know would find out is if we told them.
Would it be wrong for us to go to a nude beach or resort, just to try it out?
WONDERING WIFE in Pennsylvania
Dear Wondering Wife:
I recommend you consider your husband's suggestions one at a time, and see how comfortable you are with each one.
There is nothing sinful about going to a nude beach with one's husband.
When you do, you will see entire families and people of every age enjoying themselves — all looking remarkably similar, and none of them leering at anyone else.
Should you run into people you know, I can't imagine anyone gossiping about it, since they would have to explain how they happened to see you.
As to spicing up your sex life by making love in public places: Although some people may enjoy the "danger" of possibly being discovered, I don't recommend it because it leaves couples vulnerable to being exploited by anyone who happens by, or being cited for violating local ordinances against indecent exposure."
P.O. Box 69440
Los Angeles, CA 90069
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It is interesting how in English speaking countries, nudism still has a stigma. Not so on continental Europe. I feel the prudishness started with that Victorians in the late 1800's. Remember, before the English prudism took over, it was considered the height of fashion for women at balls to wear dresses that exposed their breasts.
Like this article says, many people still equate nudism with sex. This is a constant battle to fight. Especially when there are still some sleaxy sex clubs in the US that try to pretend that they are nice nudist resorts. Or when you have non nudists at beaches acting up sexually.
I still think what we need is more celebrities to come out proclaiming that nudism is relaxing, fun, and NON SEXUAL. Then more people will accept it. Of course this means that desparate nudist clubs should not have people like Paris Hilton or Ron Jeremy and Tammy Faye Baker filming at them making fun of nudists.
Have fun reading the article. It is very good.
Life in the buff zone
From http://theage.com.au Sept 19, 2006 (remember they are a day ahead of us Americans)
Victoria's nudists wear nothing but an enormous stigma, which they say is undeserved. Annie Lawson reports.
Nudism is a concept that makes many of us squeamish. It's not just the shock of seeing private bits that are usually (thankfully) hidden, but proclaiming oneself a nudist in Australia comes with an enormous stigma.
Maybe it's Victoria's chilly conditions, or the bombardment of saucy, sexed-up images in the media that has made us a little body-conscious, but most of us happily resist the urge to strip off at the beach.
Some critics denounce nudism as a sexually provocative act that invites promiscuity and depravity. So are nudists more promiscuous than Speedo-wearing beach-goers? "You will find that there is none," says Werner Jacob, president of the Nudist Association of Victoria.
Jacob, 70, who has embraced the au naturel lifestyle since young adulthood, insists nudists are also less likely to perv than their clothed counterparts. "The only ones who look are the ones who won't take their clothes off - like the men who read the girlie magazines with naked women," he says. Such passionate community resistance to nudity is something that leaves Jacob somewhat perplexed.
"It's a prudish idea that I think came from the Victorian era," he says. "In Victoria, the beaches used to be naked anyway, but in the 1800s it was decided that if you want to go to the beach, you had to be covered from top to toe." Anita Grigg, a fellow nudist and the president of Free Beaches Australia, an organisation that promotes clothingoptional beaches, agrees with Jacob.
"Nudists are vulnerable, open, honest and very gentle people who accept any person with a major disability, all types of religions, ethnic backgrounds and sexuality, without judgement - and I can't say that about the non-nudist community," she says.
"Mainstream nudists are very conservative - if you're a young woman at a nude beach, the nude men are very protective." Members of the nudist movement, which began decades ago in Australia, don't consume vast amounts of alcohol nor dabble in illicit substances, says Jacob. Being a nudist is about a lifestyle and attitude change more than anything else.
He estimates about 2000 Victorians are members of the handful of clubs in Melbourne and Geelong, some of them church leaders, politicians, doctors, lawyers and tradesmen, with an average age of 45. Jacob joined the naturism movement in Australian more than 30 years ago when it actively lobbied all the state governments to open beaches to nudists.
In 1983, the Victorian Labor government allocated four beaches: Southside Beach near Anglesea, Point Impossible near Torquay, Werribee's Campbell Cove and Mt Eliza's Sunnyside Beach.
The debate about whether sunbathers should keep their togs on fl ared again two weeks ago, pitting nudists against some of the clothed councillors from the Surf Coast Shire, home to two of Victoria's four nudist beaches.
Liberal Party member and Surf Coast Shire councillor Ron Humphrey is leading the campaign to close Point Impossible beach to nudists. He claims that a friend, who runs a Tiger Moth scenic fl ights company nearby, observed nudist sex romps in the sand dunes while flying over the area, and that his neighbour's daughter was accosted by an aroused naturist. He says he's had at least 15 people complain about the unsavoury behaviour of nude sunbathers, although the local police said no sexual assaults had been reported at the beach in recent years.
"I'm not opposed to nude bathing at all," Humphrey says. "(But) from an environmental perspective, they have been very irresponsible. You'd want to have a serious look at the devastation they're doing to the dunes at Point Impossible. They're tunnelling and cutting furrows through it.
"You've got this murky one-kilometre patch of unacceptable behaviour - it's a clothing- optional beach, so people should be able to walk along there without being confronted by people in an aroused state and telling them to take their clothes off."
Humphrey tabled a council motion, passed by five votes to two in July, to ban nude bathing at Point Impossible. The motion, which nudists denounced as infl ammatory and emotive, has divided the community. Surf Coast mayor Libby Mears opposed Humphrey's proposed ban in favour of increased beach patrols, better signage and a clear buffer zone with the adjacent beach.
A nude sunbather and spokesman for the Victorian branch of Free Beaches Australia, Rob, who declined to have his surname published, doubts the veracity of Humphrey's claims.
"So many people link free beaches and nudity with sex; it's a normal societal belief, and I think when they hear someone making pronouncements, it perhaps reaffi rms their prejudices or fears," he says. "The more people that are using a beach, the less likely you are to have problems," he says.
Planning Minister Rob Hulls is reviewing three of Victoria's nude beaches, including Point Impossible, Campbell Cove and Sunnyside, at the request of local councils.
Still, it could be worse. Queensland has no clothing-optional beaches, although Premier Peter Beattie has agreed to allocate one nudist beach, provided lobbyists can convince a local council to agree.
Jacob has avoided the latest brawl, as he's visiting his native Germany before heading to the annual world nudist congress at El Portos resort off the east coast of Spain. The congress draws delegates from 34 countries and all proceedings will, of course, be conducted in the buff.
Still, Jacob fiercely defends publicly soaking up the sun starkers, and uses interesting logic to reinforce this argument. "I don't know about the whole thing that you have to wear clothes when you go into the water," he says. "If you want to have a shower you don't put a raincoat on."
His association encourages family and couple memberships, and deters frisky singles who might jeopardise the normally squeaky-clean reputation of most nudists.
Nudism's popularity can be traced back to the 1880s in Europe, when doctors prescribed summer holidays in the buff to cure an array of illnesses, according to Jacob. A populist movement in Germany, Holland and France grew during World War I, but things changed during WWII, and the communists and Nazis set about exterminating innocent naturists.
Fortunately, the reaction in Australia isn't quite so extreme, but it remains a divisive issue.
In most cases, the path to nudity comes from free-living family members or friends. Grigg's grandparents introduced her to the joys of nakedness, and now she pretty much does everything sans clothes, except for working and shopping. Nearly 52, Grigg managed to convert her former husband and current partner - whom she met at a nude beach - but her adult children refuse to drop their strides in public.
However, her laissez-faire attitude has had its downside. She was taunted and sexually assaulted at her previous job in a Queensland hospital after appearing in all her glory on ABC news at a nude music concert.
"If I was nude among clothed people I might feel vulnerable, because I know they would be judging me by their standards or looking at me in a sexual way," she says.
For Jacob, there's not much he doesn't do in his birthday suit - except roll up to work as a maintenance manager in the city, that is. "I go nude in my backyard, hang the washing out, mow the lawn, do the gardening, sit down and read a book," he says.
Travelling around the world with his international naturist passport gives him access to nudist clubs across the globe. "It's just like being at home," he says.
Surely a hint of flesh is far more tantalising than exposing the whole kit and caboodle? Not so, says Jacob.
"The lifestyle of wearing clothes, I can't see the point of it," he says. "If I should wear clothes, I should have been born with clothes. It's healthier not to wear clothes all the time, because the sunshine does a lot of good."
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Saturday, September 16, 2006
This week was fashion week in NYC. It has all the big name designers showing off their spring collections. The interesting thing about the fashion industry is they have more see thru clothing then ever before. According to the famous photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders this is due to the influence of the porn industry. To see examples of some of the see thru clothing from previous shows look at this site:
At this years fashion show Timothy Greenfield-Sanders was quoted saying:
"People (from the fashion world who were posing) came in and asked if I was going to have them take their clothes off," the photographer said, laughing. He sees the leap from porn to fashion as a natural.
"The influence of porn on fashion is enormous. The porn look, the skimpiness of clothing, has been commodified by (the) fashion industry over (the) past few years. The hip-hop stars bring porn stars into their videos, then the designers design stuff that looks like what you see in videos, so there's a real mingling of both worlds."
Now if only we can get the fashion industry interested in nudism. Think of the sexy towels they could make for nudists and they would only charge $250 a towel.
Although I don't think the porn industry is good for nudism, I do think the fashion industry does help as it exposes more skin. That makes people seeing the nude or topless body as more commonplace instead of out of the ordinary. Maybe that's why France has so many topless and nude beaches because fashion is one of its major industries.
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Friday, September 15, 2006
Vacation neglect at epidemic proportions in America
A recent survey by Expedia.com shows that 1 in 3 Americans do not use all their vacation time that they are given each year. They give up on average over 4 days a year. And of those that go on vacation, almost 50% still do work.
It seems hard to imagine why so many Americans would be willing to give up so much vacation time. But, when you look to Europe, it becomes obvious. The typical German gets 6 weeks vacation a year. And 1 in 7 Germans goes to a nudist resort or beach each year. Spain has the most amount of nude beaches in Europe (700) and they get 6 weeks vacation. France estimates over 1.5 million tourists go to France each year to go to nude beaches and resorts in the summer. The French average 6 weeks of vacation a year.
Why do Europeans take vacations and Americans don't? THEY WANT TO!!! They enjoy nude recreation because it is fun. As more Americans learn about nude recreation, they too will be taking more vacation time off of work. I know this will happen. For instance we are the 2nd most popular hotel in Palm Springs in occupancy rate. Only the casino is busier than us. One of the major reasons is because we are a nudist resort. Our guests look forward to their vacations all year long.
So next time you are stressed out and don't know what to do, give us a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com to start dreaming about your next vacation that you will WANT to take! Trade in that bikini and swimsuit for a great all over suntan.
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Thursday, September 14, 2006
Well it looks like Palm Springs will have a TV show about our fun, beautiful city. A few years back we had a made for TV movie shot here in town called "Poodle Springs."
It is nice for our town to get the PR as we are one of the best cities in America to live in. So many of our guests fall in love with our town and then buy second homes here.
As far as our resort goes, The Terra Cotta Inn Clothing Optional Resort and Spa, we have had TV shoots here, but all of them are travel shoots like when the Travel Channel shot us for "World's Ultimates" calling us one of the 10 ultimate hotels of the world to vacation at. That was pretty cool that us, a nudist resort was considered an ultimate hotel of the world. Or when ABC TV The Good Morning San Diego Show filmed us for a segment of the top 4 vacation resorts in Palm Springs.
Any producers out there that want to talk with me about shooting a TV show or movie set at a nudist resort?
And remember, if you want your best vacation ever, give us a call at 800-786-6938 or visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com
Here's the story about the TV show:
TV Drama Stirs Visions of Fame for Palm Springs
"Hidden Palms" hasn't even debuted yet, and it's largely shot in Arizona, but Coachella Valley officials still hope the exposure lures tourists.
By Susannah Rosenblatt, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
September 4, 2006
Impossibly attractive teenagers cavort in ritzy neighborhoods, wrestling with lust, angst and dubiously competent parents. But this crew of would-be TV stars is nowhere near the glittering coast of the Fox nighttime soap "The OC."
These young quasi-celebrities are more than 100 miles east, in what might turn out to be the next big prime-time locale: Palm Springs.
A teen drama, "Hidden Palms," set in the resort city, is scheduled to roll out sometime midseason on the CW, the new UPN-WB hybrid network. Some of the stations in the CW are owned by the Tribune Co., which owns the Los Angeles Times.
Palm Springs officials are buzzing about how a glossy, small-screen version of their city might draw more tourist dollars to the real place.
"No publicity is bad publicity," said Mark Graves, spokesman for the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority. "It would probably add a lot to the tourism draw."
Not everybody in town is convinced: The show is "not going to be very exciting," said Tricia Almejo, 19, who manages a T-shirt shop downtown and doesn't plan to tune in. "Palm Springs isn't very exciting … if you're a younger kid looking for fun."
The Coachella Valley already is a well-known vacation spot, full of hotels, spas and golf courses, plus a sizable snowbird population.
Although the series' pilot was filmed in Palm Springs and Indian Wells, shooting is underway in the Scottsdale-Phoenix area, a spokeswoman for Lionsgate Television said. Arizona offers tax incentives to lure productions there: "Hidden Palms" arrival "means jobs for Arizona," said Arizona Department of Commerce spokesman David Drennon.
Still, the Coachella Valley may get some table scraps: The show may include some exterior shots from Palm Springs.
The city "has its own unique look that the rest of the valley doesn't really have … very high-end, very expensive, very elegant look, almost like the 'Dynasty's' and the 'Dallases' of old Aaron Spelling days," said Gilbert Bell, co-owner of Palm Springs production company Intermedia Artists. Bell was "horribly disappointed" that "Hidden Palms" defected to Arizona: "I haven't seen anything in Arizona that is convincingly Palm Springs," he said.
Palm Springs Mayor Ron Oden and other local leaders also were dismayed when the show's tentative title changed from "Palm Springs." But, Oden said, producers "can almost use anything with 'palms' and connect" it to the area. "It'll definitely help us," Oden said.
"Hidden Palms" centers on a troubled 16-year-old who relocates to Palm Springs with his mother and stepfather after his dad's suicide, and slowly uncovers the dark secrets of his pastel, stuccoed neighborhood.
The region has experienced renewed popularity as a filming location in recent years, Oden said, which reinforces its historic ties to Hollywood.
Parts of "Mission: Impossible III" were shot there, as was the upcoming horror flick "Neowolf" (with a cameo by the mayor) and the recent Miss Teen USA pageant, Oden said.
Palm Springs' star shone much brighter in the '40s and '50s, when the Rat Pack, Bob Hope and other luminaries relaxed in the desert oasis.
Areas that serve as the backdrop to a hit TV show or movie can often ride the wave of that popularity when tourists flock in.
The Oscar-winning movie "Sideways" brought an influx of visitors to Santa Barbara County to see the Central Coast wine country.
The region is still seeing the results of the 2004 film, said Kathy Janega-Dykes, president and chief executive of the Santa Barbara Conference and Visitors Bureau & Film Commission. "It really put our wine country on the map," and boosted business 15% at the hotels and wineries connected to "Sideways," she said.
Officials in Newport Beach said "The OC" had helped fill hotel rooms and raised the city's name recognition worldwide, said Jessica Roswell, marketing and public relations manager for the Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau.
When a city is fictionalized on screen, "your name is out there for the entire world to listen to, hear, drive interest to your website," Roswell said. "That only comes back to help you."
The air date for "Hidden Palms" is uncertain.
The show, whose executive producers are alums of "Dawson's Creek" and "My So-Called Life," is slated to replace a canceled program and could debut late in the season.
"We'll all keep our fingers crossed that it'll be picked up," said Mary Perry, director of marketing for the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism.
There's a small but growing online fan base for the show, said Deserae Unzueta, an 18-year-old web designer from Silver Lake who runs a fan site for one of the show's actresses, Gail O'Grady. Snippets from the show have been leaked on the Internet.
Palm Springs was a spring break hotspot decades ago, and revelers rioted in the mid-1980s. But these days the town's median age is 47, and an evening soap starring hormonally charged high schoolers might be a stretch for residents. Palm Springs, whose downtown Walk of Fame includes Merv Griffin and Debbie Reynolds, is "not much of a teenage environment," said Jose Cisneros, 20, a worker at the downtown Starbucks.
Besides a fresh-faced cast, the pilot should feature plenty of swimming pools, golf greens and striking mountainsides, plus wealthy suburbanites baking in the heat. To the casual observer, parallels between the upcoming desert drama and its seaside cousin on Fox are virtually unavoidable.
"I hope," said Angela Lynn Robinson, 27, a Palm Springs Realtor and property manager, "it's not going to be a cheap knockoff of 'The OC.' "
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Tuesday, September 12, 2006
I just read an article in the Miami Herald.com There appears to be a trend starting with nudist resorts- having nonnudists buy and operate nudist resorts. It appears that the Seminole Health Club nudist resort in South Florida was just sold to a non nudist. And he intends to have a guy who is also not a nudist manage it.
They now join Caliente, Eden Bay, Hidden Valley, and Paradise Lakes as resorts owned by nonnudists.
I think this is a trend that is starting because of the mainstreaming of nudism. These owners are looking at the profit potential from owning nudist resorts. There are other business examples like Carnival Cruises that has topless sunbathing decks on some ships and some of the hotels in Las Vegas that have topless swimming pools. Now of course Vegas is unique as they pay showgirls to go topless sunbathing and charge guys something like $50 to use the pool. Guests of ours have told us that every once in a while the Vegas hotels will get a brave(?) hotel guest also topless sunbathing. So there nude sunbathing is a little different.
Is this trend good or bad? I don't know. Only time will tell. But one thing is sure, we are getting more and more first timers calling and e-mailing us like never before to try nude sunbathing. Of course since we are so mainstream maybe that is why. Nude recreation is definately becoming more popular.
In case you are wondering, Mary Clare and I have been nudists for over 30 years.
So if you want your best vacation ever, give us a call at 800-786-6938 and visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com
Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs.
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Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, and Jackson Browne to perform in Palm Springs
On Sat Oct 21st, Tom Petty with Stevie Nicks, and Jackson Browne will be performing at the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens. Tickets are from $50, $75, and $95. Call 714-740-2000 or 213-480-3232 or go to ticketmaster.com for buying tickets. They go on sale at 10am on Friday Sept 15th.
Palm Springs has been getting more and more top entertainment acts in recent years. For instance Aretha Franklin plays this weekend. And Coachella Fest, at the end of April is the biggest music fest in the US with lots of top acts. So many of the entertainers love to come to Palm Springs because they play and then vacation here. For instance Coldplay (Chris Martin) was here along with Gwyneth Paltrow to perform. They said they picked Palm Springs because they needed to de-stress and Palm Springs is the best place to relax.
So when you need a relaxing, fun vacation and want to get an all over nude suntan visit Palm Springs most popular nudist resort, The Terra Cotta Inn Clothing Optional Reosrt and Spa. Visit the coolest resort city in America, Palm Springs! Call us at 800-786-6938 for more information. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com and visit our city site at http://palmsprings.com
Looking forward to seeing you in Palm Springs!
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Monday, September 11, 2006
September is one of best months of the year to vacation at in Palm Springs
I love September here in Palm Springs. The highs are in the mid to upper 90's. The evenings are nice and warm. The sun doesn't go behind the mountains until about 6:15pm. It is ideal nude sunbathing weather.
Another nice thing about September is although our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn is very busy and we will average around a 90% occupancy when the month is over, the rest of the town is still not real busy like the months of October and November. Seasonal residents have not moved back into town yet. So you can easily get into restaurants, the casinos, nightclubs, etc.
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Saturday, September 09, 2006
Look at these topless pictures of Kate Moss http://metadish.com/images/kate.moss.nude.04.php and http://metadish.com/images/kate.moss.nude.06.php
Compare her look to the fuller figure, healthier, glamourous Cindy Crawford. It is so sad that fashion designers go for the emaciated look. We have so many e-mails from men saying their wives would like to try nude sunbathing, but they feel they are "too fat." The best part about nudism is the body acceptance. You realize Kate Moss's are not normal figured people.
This story is a step in the right direction.
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Spanish fashion show rejects too-skinny models
Women with very low body-mass index not allowed on runway
Updated: 10:03 a.m. PT Sept 9, 2006 from AP Wire
MADRID, Spain - Spain’s top fashion show has turned away a slew of models on grounds they are too skinny — an unprecedented swipe at body images blamed for encouraging eating disorders among young people.
Organizers of the pageant, known as the Pasarela Cibeles, used a mathematical formula to calculate the models’ body mass index — a measure of their weight in relation to their height — and 30 percent of the women flunked, said the Association of Fashion Designers of Spain.
The association said Friday it wanted models at the show running from Sept. 18-22 to project “an image of beauty and health” and shun a gaunt, emaciated look. [You mean Kate Moss does not project beaty and health]?
The decision was made as part of a voluntary agreement with the Madrid regional government, said Jesus del Pozo, a designer who is part of the association, said Thursday.
Last year’s show, also called Madrid Fashion Week, drew protests from medical associations and women’s advocacy groups because some of the models were positively bone-thin.
This time the Madrid regional government decided to intervene and pressure organizers to hire fuller-figured women as role models for young girls obsessed with being thin and prone to starving themselves into sickness, said Concha Guerra, deputy finance minister of the regional administration.
Fashion shows, Guerra said, “are mirrors for many young women.”
Del Pozo said this was the first time skinny models have been snubbed at a major international fashion show.
Ryan Brown, director of marketing and public relations in North America for the Elite modeling agency in New York City, agreed. “It is very unprecedented,” said Brown, who has nothing to do with the Spanish show.
He welcomed the decision, saying “I think it is great to promote health.”
Madrid’s show, which features mainly Spanish designers, is not as prestigious as catwalks in Paris or Milan but “it is not at the bottom of the pile,” he said.
Hoping to change the industry
The impact of rejecting skinny women would have been greater at those other glitzier venues. Still, he said, “I am sure the industry is taking note.”
The body mass index is a tool for doctors who study obesity. It is calculated by dividing weight in pounds by height in inches squared, and multiplying that total by 703.
If the resulting number is between 18.5 and 24.9, the person’s weight is normal. Below 18.5 they are underweight. In the case of the Madrid show, organizers rejected women with indices under 18.
Brown of the Elite agency said fashion shows reflect the tastes of clothing designers, who for now prefer the Kate Moss look as opposed to the curvier dimensions of models such as Cindy Crawford in years past. [It is hard to believe that fahion designers prefer the coke head look of Kate Moss over the beauty of a Cindy Crawford].
“They don’t want voluptuous girls any more,” he said. “It would be nice if fashion got back to that.”
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