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37.2 N Magazine

This cover features Kathy Blanchard skinny-dipping at British Columbia’s Texada Island.

As usual we start the issue off with N Sight New Study Links Naturism with Life Satisfaction. A study by Dr. Keon West shows that when "one is communally naked in the company of non-intimate others" produce no discernable harm to the participants. NAC/NEF Call for Candidates follows that with the cover story on Texada Island next. We next look at the photography of Leif Heilberg through the years with a The Naturist Society Foundation article on NaturistSmart by TNSF Chair Tracy Horgan. Wisconsin Naturist Kirby Klinger gives us an up close look at the Homestead Nych and NAC/NEF Board Member Susan Rothberg gives us a glimpse of the Total Eclipse. Another Wisconsin Naturist Tom Smith visits Toadally Natural Garden for a bit of Plein Air followed by a walk Into the Hayfields for a light-hearted piece on Public Lands naturism.

Next up is a profile from a young naturist J. S, Allen and tips on Establishing your Naturist Legacy from the TNSF. Mark regales us with some of his oldie nudist films with the Raw Ones. Rich & Suzie Smith take us from Hidden Lake Resort in Jay, Florida to Forty Acres Club in Missouri. We hear from Dressed to Kill authors Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer with an update on the breast cancer fight. Becky & Jerry Edmundson entertain us with a tale on Our First RV Road Trip: Carolina Foothills Resort and Susan Rothberg follows that with a New Year’s Eve After the Ball Drops. There is some Black Light Magic with Michael Cooney and The Opera-Musical Theatre SIG Profiles in Music for 2017. A report on Nudes in Kaolin and the FKK – Nudism Made in Germany along with two book reviews round out this issue of N. There is, of course, Letters, the Marketplace, and the Naturist Network as well.

Another great issue—enjoy your read.


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Featured Article

Life Is Short Play Naked

Life Is Short Play Naked

Issue 36.3 of N contains this month's article by Max Bochmann on living a happy naturist life as an ostomate.

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Nude awakenings: the misunderstood world of naturism..

Nude awakenings: the misunderstood world of naturism

How a German sauna taught a prudish American to relax at the sight of naked flesh.

Nudism/Naturism: Discrimination against single men?

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Welcome…The World of Naturism Awaits

The Naturist Society is a membership organization first and foremost. If you enjoy skinny-dipping, nude sunbathing, or that feeling of freedom while nude, then TNS membership is for you. Join TNS today and let your membership card serve as your passport to nude adventures.

The term naturist means different things to different people. To some, it suggests a carefully considered way of life-a philosophy, no less. To others it's nothing more than a day at the nude beach.

Membership in The Naturist Society offers an opportunity to learn more about the fascinating world of naturism, its history and philosophy right along with the challenges and opportunities.

Whether you view naturism as a way of life or a form of recreation, join TNS and experience naturism in all its variety.

To see why others have joined the Naturist Society's family please take a look at the following video testimonials on our About page or view on You Tube. If you're still not convinced see what other Benefits await you as a TNS member!

The Naturist Society Foundation's Mission Statement

A Guest Note from Margaret Thornton, TNS Controller and Owner

Catching Up with NickyThe Easter bunny is going to be mighty cold hiding eggs in Wisconsin this year but it is a good time for Nicky to be off recuperating from her shoulder surgery. She should be fully recovered by the time the Eastern Naturist Gathering rolls around on June 27-July 1. (Register NOW as prices go up on April 15!)

A HEADS UP NOTE! In our ongoing effort to keep expenses down and stretch your membership dollars we have decided to discontinue use of our 800 number. Since most people now use cell phones and most land lines have unlimited calling capability this should not adversely affect people calling TNS. We plan to replace the 800 number with our local number 920-426-5009 wherever it appears over the next couple months.

And, to all of you that had trouble with our phone system, mostly with the voice mail, you will be happy to know that we are installing new phones. The current system dates back to 2002 – just slightly dated! This will make it easier for you to contact us with all those merchandise orders.

Thanks to the members that have responded with donations to The Naturist Society Foundation. Every donation, no matter how small, makes a positive difference. Please keep them coming. Don’t forget to Have a Nude Attitude. Nicky will be back writing here very soon.


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Nude & Natural - The magazine of Naturist Living

37.2 Nude and Natural Magazine

Single issues of the 36 and 35 plus sets of the other series of Nude & Natural magazine are available online.

Currant Issue: 37.2 Winter

To view and shop click HERE or call us at 800-886-7230 Monday - Friday 7:30 to 4:30 CST and we will be happy to help!

N, The Magazine of Naturist Living (aka Nude & Natural) takes you inside the fascinating world of naturism with incisive commentary and analysis, solid reporting, and naturist-friendly but always tasteful photography. Travel stories, club and resort updates, naturist politics and culture, N has it all.

A subscription to N magazine is just one of the many benefits you will receive when you join TNS.

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Naturist Society founder Lee Baxandall

Lee Baxandall Naturist Society Founder TNS founder Lee Baxandall's first skinny-dipping experiences were as a young Boy Scout camping in Twin Lakes Reservation in Wisconsin. After receiving his master's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Baxandall moved to New York, where he became active writing, translating, and critiquing plays. He also applied his writing skills to producing books on the arts, psychology, and politics. His political activism at this time prepared him for his interest in naturism to come. To read more about the history of The Naturist Society click HERE.

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Together We Can Grow Naturism

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"Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." - Vince Lombardi

Did you know that when you become a member of The Naturist Society, shop the Skinny-Dipper, volunteer your time, or donate money to naturist causes you become a part of an inclusive and caring community that has been promoting and protecting naturism for more than 30 years?

Today, more of our beaches and public lands reserved for naturists is shrinking, making The Naturist Society's work more crucial than ever. We are not only battling to keep naturist ideals alive for future generations, but like you we are also fighting a downturn in the economy, and subsequently, membership dollars. We can't achieve our goals without the support of those that share in our passion for preserving what Lee Baxandall, and others before us have fought so hard for! With so much at stake, we hope you will consider supporting our work.

We are proud of the work we do, fighting for your right to enjoy nude recreation at beaches, resorts, hot springs and public lands, hosting naturist events on both coasts and publishing the first-class naturist magazine N but we can't do it alone. Won't you consider joining or renewing today so together we can continue to make strides in making naturism more main stream. Please MAIL, shop ONLINE, or call 920-426-5009 and become a member of our community!

If you are already a Naturist Society member please consider making a donation. Your support is appreciated and for every donation of $100 or more you will receive our Canvas Logo Tote Bag. Made of sturdy beige canvas with two-ply navy handles and accents this bag is durable enough to last a lifetime—just like your support!

Consider a Lifetime Membership

Become a Lifetime TNS memberThe Saguaro Cactus, survives in a barren, dry area due to the symbiotic relationship it shares with the creatures of the desert. Birds, bats, and insects flock to the pollen of this cactis' night blooming flowers, spreading the seeds that allow for new growth. In return the cacti provide shelter and nourishment. In this way naturists and The Naturist Society are similar. Without TNS, naturists would lose many beaches to government legislation…and without the support of naturists TNS will not grow and thrive. Won't you please consider becoming a lifetime member today and support the cause!

"It gives us a great feeling knowing that The Naturist Society is doing so much to protect our rights. The ongoing challenges naturists face are vast, but by joining with TNS and their history of remarkable accomplishments, we are proud to be a small part of the much needed solutions that The Naturist Society provides." -Claudette Richard and Jim Dickey, lifetime members since 1991.


USA - Lifetime Membership in The Naturist Society Foundation = $2,500.00.

USA - 70 Years Young or Over Lifetime Membership in The Naturist Society Foundation = $1,500.00.

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The Naturist Society believes that your privacy is important. We are committed to preserving your privacy and will not under any circumstances sell, trade, or rent any personal information that is collected from you.

Merchandise orders and information are shipped in a plain envelope labeled with the "N" logo and our return address. The words "nude" and "naturist" do not appear in the return address.

Information collected by The Naturist Society is stored in a secure location; access is limited to the TNS staff. Information provided to us is used solely to identify and serve the member/customer.

Personal information, including name, address, phone number, and credit card number, is encrypted using secure software. This ensures that all information passed through the Internet can only be read by our system.

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