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Sunday, December 14, 2008
Playboy - Helpful or not for nudist resorts and nudists
Playboy nudist resorts and nudists
In February, Playboy TV did a show at our resort the Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa. They picked us as the BEST nudist resort in the US. To see the NSFW version of this post go to
They featured us as they wanted the most mainstream nudist resort in the US. And it helped that we cater to first timers. They did not want a wild place, but a place where you could relax and have fun in the nude. And of course they didn't want kids like you would find at typical nudist resorts.
Playboy also picked us because we were a clothing optional resort. Playboy knows that to be successful, you have to have a nudist resort that is friendly for women. Women in particular are nervous their first time. Many think they will ease into nude sunbathing by going topless first (and some do). However, our experience is once women are here, they feel so safe and relaxed, they immediately go nude for their whole vacation. However, if we were nudity mandatory like at most nudist resorts in the US, the women never book with us.
Playboy has done a lot for promoting the freedom of enjoying life in the nude. They are a double edge sword. Yes, they pander to men and have made many woman feel insecure because they are not photo shopped like the models, yet they also give the message that it is OK to enjoy life in the nude and be free.
Overall, I think Playboy has helped the nudist movement more than hurt it. Also years ago there was a story at about Paradise Lakes in Playboy magazine. The owner said that PR piece brought in more first timers than any other pr piece they had had at that point.
Finally, those who have seen the Playboy TV show about our resort have said it is the most wholesome and well done nudist show they ahve ever seen. Playboy and their producer Kira reed did a great job. Kira reed has actually been a friend of ours for many years.
Here is a story about Playboy:
They had a couple stay at our resort, where it was their first
"Playboy will see you now
...Just as if she were visiting her dentist or pet groomer, a lady must make an appointment to attend a Playboy casting call. Potential nudists generally sign up online and pay about $50 to secure their time in front of the lens. The audition fee turns out to be a wise move in terms of efficiency. Jeff Cohen, a VP for Playboy Special Editions and the man at the wheel of the Jacksonville casting, explained the price is just steep enough to weed out no-shows and ensure a more dedicated talent pool. As in, if American Idol ever wanted to cut those early-season train wreck episodes, they could start charging $50 to audition.
... Most have traveled great distances for a chance to cross "pose for Playboy" off their bucket lists. Christine Placona, a porcelain darling with her super-blond hair done up country like Reese Witherspoon's in Walk the Line drove up from south of Palatka. Girls report from Tampa, Virginia, Georgia and Mississippi.
No matter their origins, all ladies are clearly nervous, and it's the only time I've seen 20 attractive girls sit silently in a room, a scenario I never would have imagined possible. The clothed ladies hunker over paperwork, while the robed ones fidget, flip through the girlie mags from the goody bags and fuss with makeup.
The other common factor is the answer given when I ask girls what inspired them to come out and pose: It's been a dream since I first found my dad's stash when I was (insert age). Kelli Motes, a WingHouse girl from Bradenton, puts the cutest spin on the response: "I've been looking for the bunny on the cover since I was 13."
Cohen and I opined at length about why first impressions of Playboy are so powerful. He's heard thousands of women over his decades with Playboy cite their first encounter and deem it a life-changing one...
... "Wow! That was so much easier than I thought it would be!" is the go-to summation from ladies leaving their session.
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It is interesting where the women said posing was life changing. We have found first time nudists say the say thing. So many women for the first time in their lives have said they now feel comfortable with their bodies and who they are. It seems posing for Playboy and vacationing at a nudist resort have a lot in common.
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On an interesting note, the clothed couple above was the couple at our resort. They were under contract for Playboy that they could not appear nude anywhere else except for Playboy for a certain period of time. I guess that way Playboy is not scooped.