SEE WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT TERRA COTTA INN:

AOL- 10 best nudist resorts in world.

CBSmarketplace.com- Most mainstream nudist resort in US. Perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for first time.

Los Angeles Times- Most popular small resort in Southern California.

AOL Travel- Best value nudist resort in the world.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com for you best vacation ever. Call 800-786-6938.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

State of New Jersey wanted to ban Brazilian bikini waxing



State of New Jersey wanted to ban Brazilian bikini waxing

I guess someone doesn't like smoothies (that means shaved or waxed pubic hair) in New Jersey. Luckily a few politicians left in the world still have common sense.

Here's the story:


"N.J. scraps plans to ban genital waxing

New Jersey is smoothing out differences over a plan to ban bare-it-all bikini waxing.
The state has decided to reverse course on the proposal after angry salon owners complained about losing business ahead of swimsuit season.

"It was an unnecessary issue," said spa owner Linda Orsuto. "In New Jersey especially, where the government has been picking our pockets for so long, it was like, 'Just stay out of our pants, will you?"'

The state Cosmetology and Hairstyling Board proposed banning so-called "Brazilian" bikini waxing after two women were hospitalized for infections following the procedure.

Consumer Affairs Director David Szuchman effectively killed the plan. In a letter to the board, Szuchman says he won't support the ban, and since his office oversees the board, the ban would never be approved...

No other state is known to explicitly ban the procedure, according to cosmetology experts.

... millions of American women - and some men - choose to have the hair down there ripped away, and a majority of salons in New Jersey offer the procedure for $50 to $60."

For the full story click here

Mary Clare is in the pool here with a Brazilian wax.

If you have always wanted to vacation at a clothing optional resort, now is the time. Give us, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938. We are the most mainstream nudist resort in America and perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Kissing and holding hands can now get you arrested in Dubai

Dubai has been heavily advertising to the west for tourists. Yet, they just took one giant step backwards in appealing to westerners.

Whenever Mary Clare and I go anywhere, we always hold hands. We are very happily married and that is what happy couples do in the west.

In Dubai, simply holding hands can now get you fined and deported. Now I understand that a lot of the rich arab husbands have lots of wives, so they can't possibly hold hands with all of their wives. So I guess the way to not make all the wives feel bad that they aren't shown affection is make it illegal for everyone to be nice to women.

Here's their new guidelines:

"Dubai's new behaviour guidelines

Miniskirts, skimpy shorts and kissing banned

SKIMPY shorts, bikinis and kissing in public could soon be banned in Dubai, say authorities.

The glitzy Gulf city has laid down new behaviour guidelines in the local media in an attempt to tame public behaviour...

Dancing and playing loud music in public will be banned, while couples kissing, holding hands or hugging could face fines or detention.

Miniskirts and skimpy shorts would no longer be tolerated outside hotels, while bikini wearers could be forced off public beaches and only permitted on the fenced-off sands of luxury resorts.

Drinking alcohol outside licensed premises or swearing and displaying rude gestures in public could also be outlawed, the newspaper said.

The report warned, "pants and skirts are to be of an appropriate length" and "clothing cannot be tight or transparent" with visible body parts.

On the beaches "appropriate swimwear, acceptable to the culture of the society and its values" must be worn.

Authorities are hoping the new laws will give police more leeway for fines or arrests in places such as beaches and malls...

Anything more than a "peck on the cheek could offend those around you and even possibly lead to police involvement," the advisory said."

For the full story Click Here

What I like is the statement "acceptable to the culture of the society and its values." I can understand it is their country, so they can be as repressive as they want. But, then when arabs are in the west why don't they act in a way that is acceptable to western society?

The west has freedom of speech. Salman Rushdie wrote a book that arabs didn't like. Instead of not reading it, they ordered his death. Sorry that is not acceptable to western society. As much as democrats don't like the blowhard Rush Limbaugh, they don't declare a fatwa and order his death or Republicans didn't order the death of Congressman Barney Frank, MA because he is openly gay.

Westerners find burkas to be very offensive symbolizes the repression of women in the middle east. Yet, arabs can wear them in the west. Again they don't accept our values.

Westerners believe in freedom of speech and freedom of religion and fare trials, yet arabs in England want sharia law which is barbaric, offensive, sexist, and anti gay.

I encourage everyone not to go to Dubai. Thank god ex President Bush did not get away with his wish of selling the management ports in the US to his friends in Dubai.

Tom
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa, Palm Springs
http://sunnyfun.com
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Happy Birthday Godiva














Happy Birthday Godiva!

For those of you who have been to the Terra Cotta Inn, you know that Godiva is our
60 lb, German Shepherd mix spokesdog.

We got her at 8 weeks of age. She is now 14 today.

Godiva has had an interesting life. She was born with ectopic ureters and kidney damage. A vet recommended that we put her down at 8 weeks because she would never live to see her first birthday.

Well Godiva sure showed him!

She is probably one of the most famous spokesdogs around and is definitely the most famous of nudist dogs having been on ABC, NBC, and CBS TV. She has been on the Travel Channel, was filmed for Playboy TV (she is really pretty), and has a lot more press.

Sadly Godiva is now slowing down and is sleeping about 20 hours a day. However she still loves life and enjoys her short walks.

We will have a party with ice cake (her favorite) at 4pm today.

So happy birthday Godiva and many more!

Tom
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa, Palm Springs, California
http://sunnyfun.com
1-800-786-6938
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Friday, March 27, 2009

Palm Springs will be featuring Archie Comics on April 1st (No April fool)

This would be the perfect April fools joke in Palm Springs if it wasn't true. The Archies are coming!!! The Archies are coming!!!

Here's the story:

"Palm Springs Resort
Uses Archie Comic To Market

Yikes! The perpetually popular teen duo, Betty and Veronica, bring new sizzle to the traditional “Palm Springs Weekend,” descending on the Riviera Resort & Spa in a new comic to be unveiled at the resort April 1...

Indeed, the colorful comic could also be a boon for Palm Springs tourism. “This is a huge bonanza for Palm Springs and Palm Springs history,” said Hollywood columnist and pop historian Hal Lifson, who penned the comic, working in tandem with illustrator Rex Lindsay. “In addition to spotlighting Riviera, Betty and Veronica’s latest adventure truly showcases the best of Palm Springs, and will be sold in hundreds of high profile stores across the country.”

In the strip, BFFs Betty and Veronica leave the bucolic town of Riverdale to embark on the weekend trip of their young lives – ultimately experiencing all that Palm Springs has to offer, including breathtaking scenery from the Aerial Tram, magnificent celebrity homes and the famous Indian Trails.... They are later joined by the rest of their famous gang: Jughead, Archie and Reggie.

Launch Party Set
Hosted in conjunction with the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism, Riviera’s lively “Comic Book Launch Party” is set for Wednesday, April 1, and will feature Victor Gorelick, editor-in-chief of Archie Comics, with rockin’ entertainment by Ron Dante, longtime lead singer of the popular bubblegum pop band, “The Archies,” and the familiar voice behind the group’s blockbuster hit from 1969, "Sugar, Sugar."...

For the full story click here

Too bad they didn't have Veronica and Betty topless or nude sunbathing while they were in town at our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn. Then they would truthfully be experiencing all that Palm Springs had to offer.

If you want to experience topless or nude sunbathing at one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world according to tripadvisor.com Give us a call at
800-786-6938.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Nudist club holds 14th Annual Nude College Olympics in Florida Saturday


A lot of people do not know that the original Olympics held in Greece were performed in the nude.

A Tallahassee nudist club will be holding their own version of the nude Olympics this Saturday March 28th.

Here's the story:

"No shoes, no shirt, no pants, no problem.
This is the deal for nudists headed to the 14th Nude College Greek Athletic Meet on Saturday at the Tallahassee Naturally nudist club in Monticello, near Tallahassee.

"It's a fun thing, to get the feel of being nude," said Paul Levvalley, a spokesman of the event. "You don't have to be a jock." A majority of those attending will probably be first-time nudists, he said.

Both athletes and non-athletes will compete in games based on the ancient Greek Olympics, including javelin throw, discus, long jump and 200-yard dash.

The Olympics will begin at 10 a.m. with registration and practice followed by a demonstration of ancient competition methods at 11 a.m. At 1 p.m., competitions will begin...

The event is not clothing-optional; those who attend must be nude. Competitors get in free, while spectators must pay $20 per person or couple.

For the full story click here

That sounds like fun.

Now if you don't want to be an Olympian and instead want to relax and be pampered and take a fun vacation, then give us The Terra Cotta Inn Clothing optional resort and spa located in sunny Palm Springs, CA a call at 800-786-6938.

We are considered the most mainstream nudist resort in America and are perfect for guests topless or nude sunbathing for the first time.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Quantas Airlines has an Airfare sale To Los Angeles - Sale ends April 3rd

Our guests mainly come from all over the US, Canada, England, Australia. We have many Aussies stay with us every year especially since we are the only nudist resort that caters to couples on vacation here in the western US.

We always enjoy our Australian guests as their country is so unique. Aussies always have great stories. We hope to get to Australia ourselves one of these years.

Anyway, we will be getting more Australian guests as Virgin Australia will be flying to the Los Angeles so there will be competition and already airfares are coming down.

Quantas just announced an airfare sale to Los Angeles. click here for the sale page

So guests down under, we hope to see more of you.

If you have always wanted to try topless or nude sunbathing, we are the perfect place for first timers. IF you are in the US or Canada call us at 800-786-6938. The rest of the world, call us at 760-322-6059. We answer the phones from 8am-10pm PST.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

To learn more about Palm Springs, the sunniest city in the US visit http://palmsprings.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Poll shows 51% have been or think it would be fun to go to a nude beach


Vacationing at nudist resorts and nude beaches is lots of fun. IT is the fastest growing trend in the travel industry. The media constantly writes positive stories about nudist resorts and nude beaches, especially our clothing optional resort. Vacationing clothes free is one of the biggest de-stressers and most fun ways to vacation.

Look at our nudist resort, The Terra Cotta inn clothing optional resort and spa in sunny Palm Springs, California. In these recessionary times, we have the 2nd highest occupancy rate of ALL hotels in Palm Springs and we were the only hotel up in room sales last year.

There is a site called sodahead.com that has nonscientific polls and questions people can answer. A user there created this poll:

Would you ever visit a nude beach.
12% said Yes, I already have.
39% said sounds fun
39% said no way jose
11% said I would scare the fish away

click here for poll

51% said yes or it sounds like fun. I would believe this to be pretty accurate as scientific polls have shown that 25% of Americans have skinny dipped before. But, that doesn't mean they have been to a nude beach.

Vacationing at nice nudist resorts is becoming more and more popular. We hope to see everyone here in sunny Palm Springs. Call us at 800-786-6938 if you have questions or to make reservations for your best, most fun vacation ever.

Tom
http://sunnyfun.com
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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Palm Springs 50% off airfare sale on Westjet ends 3/19 at midnight


This is the 2nd time this year that I know of that Westjet is having a 1 or 2 day 50%off airfare sale. It has never been more affordable to fly to Palm Springs on your vacation than it has this year.

From Westjet's site:

"Book now.

Book by March 19, 2009 (11:59 p.m. MT) for travel until June 24, 2009.
For Canadian destinations, travel on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
For U.S. destinations, travel on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays."

For the airfare details on the Westjet site click here

We have more Canadian guest than ever this year. Last night, 30% of our guests at our nudist resort were from Canada. The major reason is Westjet as they have brought reasonable airfares to Canadians and Air Canada has become a lot more competitive in their pricing.

Since October, we have been averaging more guests from Canada here than we have from California. The number one home state of our guests is Washington, British Columbia is #2 and only about 10% of our guests are now from California as it is so inexpensive now to fly to Southern California for a fun vacation.

Since we are the ONLY clothes free vacation resort in the western US that is busy 7 days a week, we have repeat guests from around the world.

And we are considered the most mainstream clothing optional resort in America and perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time.

Now is the perfect time for you to try topless or nude sunbathing. Tripadvisor.com picked us as one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Terra Cotta Inn is the best value resort in Palm Springs


I was just reading on cheaptickets.com where some hotels were bragging that they were a great value because they were less than $5000/week this summer for a couple on vacation. I laughed when I saw that. Those hotels have no idea what good value means!

To our guests $5000/week is extremely expensive. And our guests are very upscale. At our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa, we pride ourselves on not only being the best value nudist resort in North America (if not the world), but also in being the best value hotel of ALL hotels in Palm Springs.

This is one of the reasons why we have over a 75% repeat guest rate with couples from around the world that stay with us. We have one of the highest repeat guest rates in the whole travel industry.

We are also the ONLY nudist resort west of the Mississippi that caters to couples on vacation that go topless or nude sunbathing.

We have the 2nd highest occupancy rate of ALL hotels in Palm Springs. Only the Indian casino hotel has a higher occupancy rate.

For instance let's look at the summer at prices. In July and August, our rates for one of our regular deluxe rooms (which is nicer than many other places kitchen suites, as we were originally built as a celebrity resort by the famous architect Albert Frey). They are $859/couple per week. With room tax, the rooms are $958/week. We include complimentary breakfast and afternoon snacks everyday not just weekends like many hotels since they are empty midweek.

We use a local restaurant that has great food at reasonable rates to cater lunches. You could easily have lunch for only $10-15/couple/day. So that is another about
$100/week for lunch or now $1059. With all the great airfare sales, you should be able to fly here in the US for less than $300/person. We will use an example of
$500/couple for airfare. Now you are at $1559/week.

For dinners, the National Restaurant Association says the average bill with tip and one drink is $50/couple. So that is an additional $350/week. Now you are at
$1909/couple/week.

That is less than $1000/person/week. There are NO OTHER resorts in the US that deliver that kind of value.

This is what else we give our guests. We have invested in a state of the art salt water pool and jacuzzi. Once you have been in a salt water pool, you will never want to be in a chlorine pool again. We have free wifi. We have free airport pick up and drop off. We have top of the line Sealy beds. Us and the Ritz Carlton are the ONLY 2 hotels in Palm Springs that have invested in a state of the art poolside cooling system (and the Ritz Carlton is closed right now for upgrades).

Our breakfast is fantastic as it is served buffet style and is very high quality. For instance all of the fruit we serve is restaurant grade fruit, not from the grocery store.

We have a free DVD/VCR library. All rooms have DVD/VCR players. All rooms have refrigerators and microwaves. Plus we have rooms with fully functioning kitchens so if you want to cook your own meals, you can save even more money. We serve complimentary Godiva brand coffee in the rooms and a complimentary Starbucks blend in the lobby.

Our regular rooms are 300 sq ft and our kitchenette rooms are 500 sq ft. So you are very comfortable in our rooms as they are larger than most in this price range.

Finally, we are considered the most mainstream nudist resort in American and are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time.

If you are looking for your most romantic, fun vacation ever, give us a call at
800-786-6938.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

We hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

American Airlines Airfare sale ends midnight tonight - March 16th

This has been the best year for airfare sales in the US and Canada. Guests have been saving so much money flying to our resort.

American Airlines big airfare sale ends at midnight tonight.

This is from their site:

"Purchase Requirements: Tickets booked on AA.com must be purchased at least 14 days prior to departure or within 1 day of making reservations, whichever comes first, but no later than 11:59 p.m. (CT) March 16, 2009.

Travel Period: Travel valid through May 20, 2009.

Valid Travel Days: Sale fares shown are valid for travel Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday; other days are subject to higher fares.

Embargo Dates: Travel is not valid: March 28, 2009; April 4, 11, 2009.

Min/Max Stay: None.

Reservation Change Fee: If reservations change criteria are met, changes are subject to $150 fee plus any fare difference. See below for change criteria.

Ticket Type: Fares are each way, based on round-trip Economy class travel.
Availability: Sale fares are subject to availability and may change without notice."

Click here for American Airlines sale webpage

Availability is getting tight at our resort in March, April, and May, but we still have rooms available.

We are considered the best value hotel in Palm Springs. We are the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time.

Now is the perfect time to have fun at our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa.

For availability, give us a call at 800-786-6938. We answer the phones from 8am-10pm PST.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Have a Happy St. Urho Day today!


Tomorrow is one of the biggest holidays of the year, St. Patrick's day. And considering my middle name is Patrick, you can easily guess my ancestry.

However, those wild Minnesotans or as they call themselves, Minnesnowtans aren't interested in St. Paddy's Day. They'll all be too hung over tomorrow as they were celebrating St. Urho Day today until the wee hours of this evening.

What, You never heard of St. Urho? Obviously you are not of Finnish decent or from Minnesota or the upper midwest.

St Urho is the patron saint of Finland. He is famous because he drove the grasshoppers out of Finland and saved their wine crop.

Here's the story: http://www.sainturho.com

So have lots of fun these next two feast days.

Speaking of fun, if you want your best, most relaxing, fun vacation ever, you should try a clothing free vacation at our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa. Tripadvisor.com picked us as one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world. We are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 for more information or to make reservations.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

We hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Nudists need to be more supportive of nudist resorts - Paradise Valley Resort closed

Nudists need to support nudist resorts - Paradise Valley resort closed

One of our guests who lives in Florida just told us that Paradise Valley Resort located outside of Atlanta, Georgia just closed this Valentine's Day.

I looked online and came across this post:

"Important Announcement

Paradise Valley Resort is closed until further notice!

Paradise Valley Resort is owned and operated by Hidden Valley Resorts Inc., a Georgia corporation. The president and majority shareholder has directed us to close the club as of Saturday night, February 14th at the close of business. We wish to thank our loyal members and guests for many great parties and special memories.

The entire facility, including the office, club, pools, motels, camp sites and condo rentals will not be available during this period..."

For the full post click here

I hope they can find new investors to get it operating again.

Since last year, I have been telling people that if they want nudism to grow in North America, they need to support nudist resorts by staying at them more often.

Also people need to join AANR as it is the credible voice for nudism in the US, or Join CFN the Canadian nudist organization.

I have heard from some nudist resort owners that this is one of the worst years they have ever had. For instance Desert Shadows resort in Palm Springs filed bankruptcy last year. And yet, I still hear people talking about going to Jamaica and Mexico and staying at places not owned by nudists. And in their next breath they say why aren't there more places like Terra Cotta in the US.

At our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn, clothing optional resort and spa, we are still doing very well. We were the ONLY hotel in Palm Springs that was up in sales last year. The major reason we are so popular is we have always been the best value, affordably luxurious nudist resort in North America. So when times are tough, people cut out their European, Hawaiian, and Caribbean vacations and stay with us a couple of times a year instead of just one time. Or they will book us for 2 weeks at a time instead of one week. And then for those guests who used to come on weekends, they now stay with us for one night and 2 days on Sunday through Thursday nights. Since you can check in as early as 10am and stay to 5pm the next day, we are a fantastic deal as you can sunbathe for 2 days for the price of one.

However, I find that I have to work much harder this year as we have received way more cancellations this year than ever before. Sadly, most people tell me they lost a job or are about to lose a job. Where last year I worked about 60 hours a week to stay real busy, now I am working about 75 hours a week to maintain our same high occupancy level.

So this year make it the year you vacation at a nudist resort owned by nudists not some big non nudist owned company that overcharges nudists. Also join AANR or CNF.

For more information about our resort and making reservations, give us a call at
800-786-6938.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

I hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Mama Mia the play is coming to Palm Springs March 18th to 22nd


Palm Springs is one of the best places to vacation at in the world. Last year, the travel guide company, Lonely Planet picked Palm Springs as one of the 10 places you must vacation at in 2008. And one of the reasons they gave was you could stay at clothing optional resorts.

Palm Springs has lots of activities to keep you busy, or you can just relax around our pool all day and do nothing.

This week, the popular play Mama Mia is playing in Palm Springs. It starts on Wednesday and ends on Sunday March 22nd. click here for play details

If you want to have a fun vacation, give us The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

To learn more about Palm Springs, visit http://palmsprings.com

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Australian Nudists Foundation issues response to swinger club pretending to be a nudist resort

One of the frustrating things about owning a nudist resort is swinger clubs and sex clubs are always pretending that they are legitimate nudist resorts. Some even call themselves nudist colonies, nudist resorts, or clothing optional resorts. This greatly misleads first timers.

Then like the club in Australia that announced a month of debauchery and got all sorts of press coverage and had it blow up in their face when a fight broke out, people think that real nudist resorts are just as sleazy as the swinger and sex clubs.

Well ANF, the Australian Nudists Foundation put out a pr letting people know what is proper behavior at nude beaches and real nudist resorts.

Here's the story:

"NUDISTS have issued a "no overt sex" edict for unofficial nude beaches in response to a rising backlash over public sex and swingers parties.

The Australian Nudists Foundation, in a website launched yesterday, has published guidelines of appropriate behaviour for naturists...

It comes amid a stoush between nudists over the adverse publicity surrounding a month-long orgy at a controversial north Queensland nudist colony...

"Naturists enjoy social nudity, but like everyone else they keep their sex life private," he said.

They felt it important to issue guidelines for novices about appropriate behaviour.

"Many people erroneously believe that our lifestyle has sexual overtones, that couldn't be further from the truth, and we constantly have to remind people that we do nothing naked that you don't do fully clothed..."

"Don't worry, you won't encounter overt sex or swinging at any ANF affiliated club."

For the full story click here

IMO nudists need to be proactive in letting people know that sex clubs and swinger places are 100% different that real nudist resorts.

And if you have always wanted to try topless or nude sunbathing, we are the perfect place for first timers. Our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa is considered the most mainstream nudist resort in the US.

Last year tripadvisor.com picked us as one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world

Feel free calling us at 800-786-6938.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

We hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Why women are terrified of bathing suits


Ask most women, in the summer they have two fears. The first fear is shopping for a bathing suit trying to find one that fits well. Next, they are afraid of wearing a bathing suit or bikini and having something pop out.

This week, poor Britney Spears was down in Miami vacationing with her kids. She was carrying one of her kids and part of her crotch popped out of her bikini bottom.

To read the full story and see the NSFW photo click here

Now Britney has said she is comfortable being nude at home and above is a picture from a photo shoot she did when she was pregnant. But, I would bet she did not want the paparazzi shooting the pic of her bikini bottom slip which she wouldn't have had to worry about if she was at a nudist resort.

One of the biggest thrills first time topless or nude sunbathing women experience at clothing optional resorts is since they are sunbathing topless or nude, they don't have to worry about how they look in a bathing suits or bikinis as they are wearing their birthday suits. And birthday suits always fit properly.

We have celebrities stay with us from time to time and they all love it that they don't have to worry about paparazzi at our resort. Also they never have to worry about how they look in bathing suits. So Britney, next time you want to getaway and relax and not have to worry about wearing a bikini, we are a perfect place for you.

So if you want want your best vacation ever and not have to worry how you look in a bathing suit or bikini, give us a call at 800-786-6938.

We are the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Airfare sale on Southwest ailrlines - Buy tickets by March 16th


Another great airfare sale. This time from Southwest Airlines.

This has been the best year for airfare sales in the US and Canada. Guests have been saving so much money flying to our resort.

Here are the details from their site:

"Fares do not include federal excise tax of $3.60 for each flight segment. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing
Fares do not include airport-assessed passenger facility charges (PFC) of up to $9.00 and government-imposed September 11th Security Fee of up to $5.00 one-way
Travel valid only on Tuesday & Wednesday
Available only on southwest.com or swabiz.com
10-day advance purchase required
Purchase through March 16, 2009, 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time
Travel March 24 through June 24, 2009
Travel not available to/from Washington (Dulles), DC
Seats are limited. Fares may vary by flight and day of week and won’t be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods
Fares are available for one-way travel
Fares may be combined with other combinable fares
Fares are not combinable with Senior Fares
When combining fares, all rules and restrictions apply
Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied toward future travel on Southwest Airlines
Fares are not available through Group Desk
Any change in itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Standby travel requires an upgrade to the Anytime fare
Fares are subject to change until ticketed"

For the their sale page on the web, Click Here

Now Southwest does not fly into Palm Springs. They fly into the Ontario, California airport which is only 70 miles or 75 minutes away from Palm Springs.

Availability is getting tight at our resort in March, April, and May, but we still have rooms available.

We are considered the best value hotel in Palm Springs. We are the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time.

Now is the perfect time to have fun at our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa.

For availability, give us a call at 800-786-6938. We answer the phones from 8am-10pm PST.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Come to Palm Springs - American Airlines has a big airfare sale - Buy by Monday March 16th



This has been the best year for airfare sales in the US and Canada. Guests have been saving so much money flying to our resort.

American Airlines just announced an airfare sale. Here are the details from their site:

"Purchase Requirements: Tickets booked on AA.com must be purchased at least 14 days prior to departure or within 1 day of making reservations, whichever comes first, but no later than 11:59 p.m. (CT) March 16, 2009.

Travel Period: Travel valid through May 20, 2009.

Valid Travel Days: Sale fares shown are valid for travel Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday; other days are subject to higher fares.

Embargo Dates: Travel is not valid: March 28, 2009; April 4, 11, 2009.

Min/Max Stay: None.

Reservation Change Fee: If reservations change criteria are met, changes are subject to $150 fee plus any fare difference. See below for change criteria.

Ticket Type: Fares are each way, based on round-trip Economy class travel.
Availability: Sale fares are subject to availability and may change without notice."

Click here for American Airlines sale webpage

Availability is getting tight at our resort in March, April, and May, but we still have rooms available.

We are considered the best value hotel in Palm Springs. We are the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time.

Now is the perfect time to have fun at our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa.

For availability, give us a call at 800-786-6938. We answer the phones from 8am-10pm PST. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Vacation only in the US this year


Americans need to vacation only in the US this year

That's something everyone can do to help the US economy this year. Vacation only in the US. The job you save maybe your own.

Right now the US is in the worst recession since the great depression. Lots of people are losing their jobs. Yet, millions of Americans are taking vacations in Mexico and the Caribbean. That is taking jobs away from Americans, don't they see that?

According to Wikipedia

"In the US, tourism is either the first, second or third largest employer in 29 states, employing 7.3 million in 2004, to take care of 1.19 billion trips tourists took in the US in." click here for quote

Every time I hear someone brag about going to the Caribbean or Mexico, I think how unpatriotic. If you want an island feel, go to Hawaii. If you want people to speak English with a Spanish accent then come here to California, or go to Texas, or Florida.

Nudists especially ask me all the time "Tom, why aren't there more places like Terra Cotta Inn in the US." I tell them the truth, American nudists in general do not support the American nudist industry.

For instance, Caliente in Florida said one of the major reason they switched to marketing to swingers was they did not get enough bookings from nudists.

I will never understand why nudists go to the overpriced places in the Caribbean and Mexico, especially since most of them are not even owned my nudists.

Now some people are slowly changing their mindset this year. People are waking up to the fact they have been overpaying for years to go to nude places in Mexico and the Caribbean. For instance we just had a couple here for 3 weeks that used to go to St Martin in the spring. They said for the cost of 1 week in St. Martin they could spend 3 weeks at our resort and still go home with thousands of dollars. We have had a lot of guests cancel Club Orient and Hidden beach this year to save money as our resort is considered the best value nudist resort in this hemisphere.

Nudists, cancel your vacations to the Caribbean or Mexico and only vacation at American nudist resorts this year. Also get an AANR membership and support that great organization.

Non nudists, if you are complaining about the US economy and are vacationing outside of the US this year, shame on you.

Vacationing in the US is one way to help boost the American economy and help people save their jobs.

No one should be going to Mexico or the Caribbean this year.

Support American workers, vacation only in the US in 2009!

Tom
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa, Palm Springs, CA
http://sunnyfun.com

Palm Springs Tram is great to visit in the summer


Palm Springs has the longest aerial tram ride in the world. It takes you to a tram station on Mt. San Jacinto at 8600 ft. It is normally about 40F cooler than Palm Springs at that elevation.

I always tell guests in the summer it is a great place to go. This time of year, I do not recommend it except to people who never see snow. We are in the 80'sF and why would someone who just spend good money to fly and get out of the snow, pay money to go be in the snow on top of the mountain? Best to nude sunbathe this time of the year and come back for your summer vacation and go up the tram then.

In the summer it is great for hiking on top of the mountain.

Here is the story from a California newspaper:

"Palm Springs visit should include tram ride, follies show

Now is a good time to escape to one of my favorite places: Palm Springs. The palm trees are everywhere, and the clean streets are lined with lovely shops and restaurants. On this visit I decided to finally experience the famous Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, and I had a reservation to see the delightful “Fabulous Palm Springs Follies.”

When I left for the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway the day was full of sunshine, and there was not a cloud in the sky or hint of wind in the air. I took along a jacket though because I knew there was four feet of snow at the top of Mt. San Jacinto where the tram ends its run.

The top is over 2 1/2 miles, and it takes about 10 minutes to arrive at the top of the mountain...

Not only is the tram ride scenic and fun, but there is also a restaurant at the top where I enjoyed lunch overlooking the valley. After lunch I browsed the gift shop. I headed back down the mountain, and when I arrived at the bottom level I stepped out on an area where tables were set beside a waterfall.

I was very fortunate to be in Palm Springs on a Thursday, as every week on that date the Village Fest is held. Three or more main streets through downtown are closed and merchants set up their wares. I found fruit and vegetables, breads, honey, nuts and very upscale and unique handicrafts.

I headed for the Historic Palace Theater where the follies are held and picked up my ticket for the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies show...

Take a trip to Palm Springs and be sure to see the follies. Take a ride up the mountain on the rotating tramway and visit the Thursday night Village Fest...

Fabulous Palm Springs Follies: 760-327-0225

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway: 888-515-8726

For the full story click here

So this year, come to Palm Springs for a fun vacation. Make this the year you only vacation in the US and not overseas. Help the American economy.

And for your best vacation ever, give us The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Air Canada airfare sale good to midnight March 12th


Today must be Canadian day. Here's another Canadian story. Air Canada has an airfare sale that ends this March 12th.

You would fly nonstop to LAX or to Las Vegas. You could fly into Palm Springs, Ontario, California, or San Diego if you changed planes with Air Canada's partner, United.

From their site:

"Fly within North America until June 30 and save

Take advantage of great low spring fares anywhere we fly within Canada and to select U.S. destinations. Fly now right up until June 30, 2009. See how far your dollar can take you when you book right here at aircanada.com.

Don’t miss out. Offer ends March 12, 2009 (midnight EST)

CANADA:
Sample ONE-WAY Tango fares.
Book by March 12, 2009.
Fares are valid for travel until June 30, 2009.
Fares are valid for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
A 5-day advance purchase applies.
No fuel surcharge and 2 free bags.
Other conditions may also apply.

Click here for Air Canada sale page

Now is the perfect time to plan a vacation here in Palm Springs, the sunniest city in the US.

It is so much fun topless and nude sunbathing, you'll love it too.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada).

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

CTV recommends Toronto's nude beaches as one of the 5 best things about Toronto

CTV recommends Toronto's nude beaches as one of the 5 best things about Toronto

CTV is Canada's major broadcasting network. Sort of like America's ABC, NBC, or CBS. Back in the late 90's they did a half hour show about us on their TV show Insider's Travels about how we were one of the US's best small resorts. That brought us a lot of Canadian guests who still keep coming back year after year.

On CTV's site they just printed an article about the 5 best things about Toronto.
Nude beaches is one of them. Here's the article:

"The five best things about Toronto

Over the last 175 years, Toronto has grown from being an unassuming municipality to a thriving city whose accomplishments have caught the attention of the international public...

Beaches/Island

Torontonians don't need to drive all the way to Muskoka to enjoy a quiet afternoon on the lake. Toronto's island is the perfect getaway spot for people who need a break from the city's hustle and bustle...

For the avid cycler and rollerblader, the area boasts wide boardwalks that stretch from one end of the island to the other. There's also a private nook on Hanlan's Point for nudists who want to enjoy one of only two clothing optional beaches in Canada..."

For the full story click here

It is always nice when the press acknowledges nude beaches or nudist resorts as some of the best activities in a city. This reminds me of an article 2 years ago where AOL.com was writing about why everyone was moving to California. They wrote one of the reasons to move to California was you would be closer to our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn. That was pretty cool.

Now if you want your best, most fun vacation ever, give us a call at 800-786-6938.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Swinger sex party backfires in Australia

There is an Australian so called nudist resort (I find it hard to believe that they really operate like a nudist resort). They announced a couple of months ago that their sales from nudists were way down, so this month they were going to be a sex club.

That's why I find it hard to believe that they were ever a real nudist resort since they are through a month long sex party.

As I have always said, nudists and swingers do not mix. You need to cater to one of the other. Otherwise you get an explosive mixture.

There was an incident at the club that made international news. Here's the story:

"Swingers sex party argy-bargy

...What organisers must have thought would be a national publicity coup has turned into a coup d’ etat, and now the public face of what sounded like a kinky idea on the page has become a very sleazy reality.

One of the more rotund middle-aged male swingers who was trying to enjoy the views at the week-long north Queensland sex-a-thon-sans-phones (without paying with his clothes) has created a mini-riot after four women confronted him about his refusal to show some skin (what the hell were they thinking?)

If you look at a photo of Mr Harrison you might understand his reluctance but the funny thing about all this is after a few weeks of epic free publicity the organisers have now seen there media-savvy promo idea explode in their faces? What worse promotion for the nudist colony can there be than a photograph of Mr Harrison accompanied with a news story detailing his behaviour...

Hardly the kind of national publicity the nudist colony marketing masterminds were hoping for when they first sold the story to the newspapers, eh?"

For the full story click here

This place did receive tons of national publicity for their sleazy party. It is too bad that real nudist businesses that really care about their customers can't get the same type of pr.

Now most of the stories about this lists the place as a nudist resort. This is the post I have seen that lists the party as to what it really was, a swinger sex party.

Calling a sex club a nudist resort, will give people the wrong idea as to what really goes on at nice nudist resorts.

Now if you want a nice relaxing safe and fun vacation at America's most mainstream nudist resort, give us The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call. We are NOT a swinger resort, so you will have lots of fun at our resort.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Brian Williams of NBC news overwhelmed with good news e-mails

Last week, a Wall Street Journal columnist said that this is a media driven recession now. The media's constant doom and gloom with no counter positive news is a major factor in causing people to not invest or buy which further depresses the economy in his opinion. He stated that even with all the unemployment, people saved 5% of their income in January which is a record high since the early '70's. They are saving out of fear.

The columnist then started mentioning companies that were doing well and said if the media fairly reported the news both good and bad, citizens would not be as scared and buy things, banks would start lending again, and we would all live happily ever after.

Well I guess Brian Williams from NBC this week asked readers for good news to counter all the negative news that he reports. He was overwhelmed with positive news.

Here's the story:

"Williams hears viewers' plea for good news
NBC anchor says request for positive stories has hit ‘incredible nerve’

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams asked viewers to send in their suggestions for good news to lift the recent dreary newscasts, and the response has been overwhelming...

Still, even he was shocked at the thousands of responses he has received in less than two days after asking viewers to suggest some good news to report.

"I'm looking at a stack of printed e-mails," Williams said Friday. "We have more stories than we could humanly cover if we combined all three network newscasts. It's hit an unbelievable nerve."

Williams said he's been hearing it repeatedly from people he meets on the street or viewers who send e-mails: The news is so bad every night that it's a burden to watch. Wrote one viewer: "We all know it's bad, but the news makes us feel like crawling under a rock."

...So he made a plea seconds before the end of NBC's newscast on Wednesday: We're looking for good news...

"It really told me something," he said. "I have learned a lot. I thought I knew all there was about the good nature of Americans, and this was a flood."

... His "good news" idea runs the risk of being cloying, but Williams said a newscast, like a newspaper, has room for a diversity of stories..."

For the full story click here

Luckily for us, we have a very loyal customer base. And since we are the only nudist resort in the west that caters to couples on vacation, it seems no one is going to the overpriced hotels in Mexico or the Caribbean anymore and they all want to vacation with us.

We are considered the best value nudist resort in the US, so we are very busy and popular this year.

However, I know we have had cancellations from guests who cancelled because they were afraid of the economy. I know the media's job is to make everything look way worse than what it is because they think that makes people turn on the news. However, if you look at newspapers, you see positive and negative news. Maybe TV news should start doing the same thing and Brian Williams learned.

Now if you want a nice safe, fun vacation where you can forget about all the turmoil in the world, give us The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Friday, March 06, 2009

Palm Springs nudist resort occupancy rate is UP in this economy


This is a tough economic climate to be in the hotel business. Sadly so many people have lost money in the stock market or lost their jobs and can't afford to vacations this year.

Now a days, people won't travel anymore just so they can brag to their friends that they vacationed for instance at some overpriced resort in the Caribbean or Mexico like people did a few years ago when the market was up. People now have to really WANT to vacation at resorts. And they want value!

This means most people now vacation only in the US for value. And nudists especially no longer go to the Caribbean or Mexico and stay at the overpriced nude resorts there owned by non nudists. Nudists now all want to stay at our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn in sunny Palm Springs, CA.

We have found that instead of our occupancy rate going down like other nudist resorts and Palm Springs hotels, it has gone up in 2008.

Last year at our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa, we were up 5.85% in sales. We were told that we were the ONLY established hotel in Palm Springs that had increased sales in 2008.

Now, we have always been the most popular nudist vacation resort in the western US. And have had the 2nd highest occupancy rate of ALL hotels in town (only the Indian casino hotel beat us). I don't write that to brag (although we are very proud of that fact), but most people vacationing at nudist resorts are social and they like to chat with other people. So they need to make sure that potential guests don't make a mistake and book midweek or a week at a time at a nude weekend getaway instead of our resort.

We are the ONLY nudist resort in the western US that is busy 7 days a week, year round instead of just weekends like typical nude places out west.

Sadly here in Palm Springs, hotel occupancy and sales are down. Here is the story from our local newspaper, the Desert Sun.

"Palm Springs hotel taxes down 18 percent

The city of Palm Springs' hotel taxes were down 18 percent in January, according to a monthly analysis provided by the city...

In December, hotel taxes were down 20 percent and in November, they were down nearly 18 percent."

For the full story click here

So if you are coming to Palm Springs midweek or for a week or longer, we are the perfect clothing optional resort for you to go nude sunbathing at. If you are coming for just a Saturday night because you don't have any vacation days left at work, then there are other weekend nude places for you to stay at and we will be happy to make referral.

Next year when you have more vacation time off of work, and want a fun vacation, we are the perfect resort for you.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 to make reservations or for availability.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

We hope to meet you in sunny Palm Springs!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Nude beaches approved in Vermont Town


Vermont town votes for nude beach

This week residents in Westmore, Vermont proved that they have more common sense than politicians.

For decades there has been a nude beach there. Someone got their undies tied up in a knot and wanted it closed. Instead of telling that person to go to a different beach as well over 99.9999% of all beaches in the US you are forced to wear a bathing suit, those town officials decided that they had to spend taxpayer money and have an election.

Now I will give the politicians credit as they said it would cost about $25,000 a year, every year, to close down the nude beach. They asked the citizens to vote as to whether they wanted to waste their tax dollars trying to close a popular nude beach or leave it open.

By an overwhelming majority, the taxpayers voted for the nude beach.

Here is the story:


"Residents in Westmore, Vt., have voted down a measure to allocate $25,000 to enforce a nudity ban...

Forty-one people voted against the proposal with 14 people supporting the measure.

For decades a section of the lake has been clothing optional.

Last summer the select board turned down a proposal to ban nude sunbathing in part because there would be no way of enforcing it..."

For the full story click here

Too bad politicians in other parts of the country don't let citizens vote for nude beaches.

The weather is fantastic in sunny Palm Springs, CA. Now is the perfect time to finally try topless or nude sunbathing.

Give us, the Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Jet Blue announces a major airfare sale for 1 day only, today Wednesday March 4th

Jet Blue announced a major 1 day airfare sale today Wednesday March 4th

Jet Blue announced a major airfare sale today on Wednesday March 4th. Here are the details:

"We have a huge inventory of flights to assorted destinations at super low prices! Casual, business, family–no matter your Jetting personality, we're sure our free TV, free snacks, lots of legroom and award-winning service will fit you to a T. Quick! Grab a seat now, our sample sale is today only and at these prices–they'll be gone before you know it.
Oneway flights from $29–$99*
Fares are valid on March 4, 2009 from 12:01 a.m. MST to 11:59 p.m. MST
Fares are available for travel from March 10 to April 1, Tuesday and Wednesday only

Click here for Jet Blue sale page

To get to Palm Springs you would fly to San Diego or Long Beach.

An example of some of these rates are $138 round trip from NY, Boston, or DC to Long Beach.

I hope you find this helpful even if you are able to fly somewhere else besides Palm Springs.

I have had so many people thank me for pointing out airfare sales so they could see relatives, take cheap business trips, etc.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 to make reservations or check on availability.

Now is the perfect time to take a vacation at our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa. we are perfect for first time topless and nude sunbathers as we are the most mainstream nudist resort in the US.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

German arist site shows work suites morph into birthday suits


There is an interesting artist side in Germany. You look at a regular clothed person in their everyday work clothes. You click on the person and they morph into being nude.

Above is a picture of Mary Clare in her work clothes. At nudist resorts, birthday suits are our work suits.

To see the site click here

Now this type of art project has been done before. But, it is always nice to see normal people being comfortable nude.

The site strips away the stereotype that only "models" can pose nude. Anyone can. Also this site shows that simple nudity does not have to equal sex.

Nudist resorts are the same way. We have guests from all walks of life from 21 to age 80. Tall, short, thin, regular weight, heavy, conservative, liberal, nonpolitical. Anyone can be a nudist. All that is required is that you are a happy person.

Now is the time for your best vacation ever. Go clothes free on vacation. Give us, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Nude Mathematicians celebrate Square Root Day today!

Happy square root day all you nude mathematicians.

If you thought Mardi Gras was a wild party day, it's nothing compared to today, Square root day. The mathematicians were partying like it was 09/09/81.

I even heard that some bankers decided to stop counting all of their billions in bonuses they awarded themselves while losing trillions of investors money through bad investments. Some of the wilder bankers stripped off their pocket protectors to celebrate.

Some of them even brought out their prime number coffee coasters.

Here's the bare facts:

"Math fans to celebrate Square Root Day

Dust off the slide rules and recharge the calculators. Square Root Day is upon us.

The math-buffs' holiday, which only occurs nine times each century, falls on Tuesday — 3/3/09 (for the mathematically challenged, three is the square root of nine).

"These days are like calendar comets, you wait and wait and wait for them, then they brighten up your day — and poof — they're gone," said Ron Gordon, a Redwood City teacher who started a contest meant to get people excited about the event...

Gordon's daughter even set up a Facebook page — one of a half-dozen or so dedicated to the holiday — and hundreds of people had signed up with plans to celebrate in some way. Celebrations are as varied: Some cut root vegetables into squares, others make food in the shape of a square root symbol.

The last such day was five years ago, Feb. 2, 2004, which coincided with Groundhog Day. The next is seven years away, on April 4, 2016."

For the full story click here

And if you think today is a big party day, watch out for March 14th better known as pi day, 3.14.

Now is the perfect time for you to stop- acting square and try topless or nude sunbathing. Give us a calla t 800-786-6938,

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!
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Monday, March 02, 2009

BBC show about nudity and shame


I thought this was an interesting article where the BBC has a TV show about nudity and how we can unlearn our shame of it.

The premise is that we are ALL ashamed to be nude. Humans have learned this from thousands of generations (wrong). What an interesting point of view which is pretty much British and American only. Go to Spain, all beaches are topless and many of the best beaches are nude. I am sure Margaret Meade would highly disagree with this show.

It is interesting, but I disagree with a lot of the show. I bet the reason humans lost their hair had to do with Vitamin D being an antioxidant and those people who could produce the most Vitamin D reproduced the most. And the less fur you had, the more Vitamin D you produced.

I am sure the show is right that with less fur, humans sweat more which cooled us down.

Here in Palm Springs, the Agua Caliente Indians wore animal clothes in the winter, but were naked until the white man arrived in the 1870's. The missionaries taught them shame, it was not a natural concept to them.

I am sure English people will watch this show, but in my opinion a lot of it is wrong.

Finally the biggest pushers of clothes is obviously the fashion industry. For instance now a days more young French women sunbathe topless instead of nude as they want to wear fashionable bathing suit bottoms.

Here is the story:


"Can people unlearn their naked shame?


One of the experiments carried out for BBC's Horizon programme looked at people's preferences for hairy or hairless bodies


Once we were all happy to walk around naked, now we're not. But can an experiment in nudity help us understand why we are so embarrassed by being seen in the buff and help shed our inhibitions?

It's a classic anxiety nightmare - you're standing in front of a room full of work colleagues, your boss is there, maybe even that new colleague you've been trying to impress. And you're stark naked. Ouch.

Why are we so ashamed of being seen naked? Is there something deep in human nature that finds naked skin abhorrent? Some prudishness inherited from our Victorian ancestors? FIND OUT MORE...
Horizon's What's the Problem With Nudity? is on BBC Two at 2100 GMT on Tuesday, 3 March

And how can you explain the rebels who shun convention to spend their weekends hanging out with similar-minded nudists, insisting nothing could be more normal?

Eight ordinary people - none of them nudists - were recently brought together for an experiment filmed by the BBC's Horizon programme, to test some of the scientific theories that explain why naked bodies make us so uncomfortable...

And of course, a naked human is just that bit more naked that other primates. We have only minimal body hair, they have fur. Why?

It's one of the greatest mysteries in evolution, and even bothered Charles Darwin. One of the theories is that we lost our fur as a way of dealing with the heat of the sun. It's controversial, as most mammals use fur to protect them from the sun. But some anthropologists believe our ancestors' unique ability to sweat, along with their upright stance, meant we could cool quicker without fur - prompting the onset of human nudity.

They reckon that evolutionary step towards nudity had huge implications for the human race. With a souped-up cooling system, our ancestors could afford to develop ever-bigger brains - leading to culture, tools, fire, and language.

"Really, without losing hair, without our sweatiness, we wouldn't have been able to evolve the big brains that characterise us today," says anthropologist Professor Nina Jablonski of Penn State University. "Essentially, being hairless was the key to much of human evolution."

So there's reason to believe our nudity arose out of practical need, but that doesn't answer why we're so ashamed by it...

Learned shame
... Over a couple of days, the volunteers had unlearned many of the social conventions that normally govern their life, and reached a new consensus that permitted them to be naked in each other's company.

It chimes with the psychologists' theory that we are not born with a shame of nudity. Instead we learn it, as an important behavioural code that allows us to operate in human society...

But as this code of conduct is something we learn, rather than are born with, we can re-learn it, if common consensus allows. As Phil reflected: "One thing I think I'll take away is how easy it was to bond with complete strangers in what should really be an artificial environment and one that by all society's standards we should feel uncomfortable with."...

Comments:

...It seems obvious to me. Humans invented clothes - at first simple animal skins, to protect them from the environment (cold mostly). Then, as we got better at making clothes and invented weaving etc, we became able to make clothes better fitting and began to make them more elaborate and ornate. Soon, clothes became a symbol of status - the more powerful you were the more able you were to have better clothes made for you. If having very good clothes was a symbol of status or honour, then wearing no clothes became a symbol of poverty and shame.
Tim Hellis, Cardiff"

For the full article click here

Vacationing at nice nudist resorts will be the most fun you have ever had.

So if you have ever wanted to try topless and nude sunbathing, give us, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 1-800-786-6938.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Conservatives are the biggest consumers of online porn


New study shows conservatives are the biggest consumers of online pornography.

Why are conservatives always the most outspoken against so called "sins" like pornography, but they are also the biggest hypocrites.

A few examples are TV Evangelist Jim Bakker had affairs. Jimmy Swaggart used prostitutes. Ted Haggart used male prostitutes. The Tony Alamo Christian ministries headquarters was raided in 2008 by the FBI on child pornography charges.

And lets not forget politicians. Larry Craig the Republican Idaho senator was arrested in Minneapolis airport for soliciting for a male prostitute. Bob Bauman conservative republican from Maryland was arrested for soliciting a teenage male prostitute. Rep.Jon Hinson from Mississippi, busted for having male sex in a restroom. And don't forget Mark Foley from Florida. He's poster boy for everything wrong with conservatives trying to legislate morality.

Now a recent study shows the most conservative states are the biggest consumers of online porn.

Here's the story:

"Porn in the USA: Conservatives are biggest consumers

Americans may paint themselves in increasingly bright shades of red and blue, but new research finds one thing that varies little across the nation: the liking for online pornography...

However, there are some trends to be seen in the data. Those states that do consume the most porn tend to be more conservative and religious than states with lower levels of consumption, the study finds.

"Some of the people who are most outraged turn out to be consumers of the very things they claimed to be outraged by," Edelman says...

The biggest consumer, Utah, averaged 5.47 adult content subscriptions per 1000 home broadband users; Montana bought the least with 1.92 per 1000...

Eight of the top 10 pornography consuming states gave their electoral votes to John McCain in last year's presidential election – Florida and Hawaii were the exceptions. While six out of the lowest 10 favoured Barack Obama.

Old-fashioned values
Church-goers bought less online porn on Sundays – a 1% increase in a postal code's religious attendance was associated with a 0.1% drop in subscriptions that day. However, expenditures on other days of the week brought them in line with the rest of the country, Edelman finds.

Residents of 27 states that passed laws banning gay marriages boasted 11% more porn subscribers than states that don't explicitly restrict gay marriage...

States where a majority of residents agreed with the statement "I have old-fashioned values about family and marriage," bought 3.6 more subscriptions per thousand people than states where a majority disagreed. A similar difference emerged for the statement "AIDS might be God's punishment for immoral sexual behaviour..."

For the full article click here

I think what this study shows is government should stop trying to legislate morality. They do a terrible job and people like their "sins" and "vices."

Besides, what is porn? The above photo shows very suggestive sexual statues. Yet, they are at a Hindu temple. Are they religious or pornography. Only conservatives know since they know what is "best" for everyone else.

Tom
Terra Cotta Inn Clothing Optional resort and spa, sunny Palm Springs, CA
http://sunnyfun.com
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The Terra Cotta Inn is recommended as the place to stay in Palm Springs in a travel guide book.


The Terra Cotta Inn always been the popular clothing optional resort of Southern California. This time of the year, although most guests are flying here for vacations, we always have Southern California guests stay with us for quick getaways on Sunday through Thursdays.

We just had a guest check in from LA. They are here today and tomorrow nights. They told us they found us in the book, 52 Great Weekend Escapes in Southern California. The book is published by Insiders' Guide which is the third largest travel guide publisher in the US right after Fodors and Frommers. What sets Insiders' Guide travel books apart is they do in depth reporting on where to go, where to stay, things to do, etc. They are highly respected by travelers. We are honored to be recommended by them.

For instance, we are featured as one of the 52 Great Weekend Escapes. They wrote 4 pages about us. We were the ONLY place or activity that was recommended in Palm Springs. Now that is cool. Insiders' Guide felt that staying at our nudist resort is considered the only activity and place to stay in Palm Springs.

Click here to see all 52 recommended escapes

The press has always called us the most mainstream nudist resort in the US, and this recommendation again proves it. We are the only activity recommended in Palm Springs. The other 51 activities are regular textile activities like Hearst Castle, Visiting Malibu, San Diego Zoo, Magic Mountain amusement park, touring Southern Californian missions, etc.

The writer and his wife were first timers and loved our resort.

To read an excerpt from the book CLICK HERE

Now is the perfect time to stay at our resort in sunny Palm Springs. We are perfect for first time couples trying topless or nude sunbathing.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938. We answer the phones from 8am-10pm PST.

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Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!