traditional nudist magazine, "a nudist magazine on the web"
or "Nudist Sun" began online publication in 1996, founded by Julie Martin and Anthony
Mobley, both avid nudists tired of the treatment of nudism on the
burgeoning Web. Where were the edited collections? Where could one
go to find real nudists enjoying the lifestyle? From there we
wondered about other things, such as how nudism might look practiced at
home (hence "Casual Home Nudity") or during the intimate life of
couples ("Mobley's Review"). Finally, what to do with all the
submissions that were neither nudist, particularly intimate, or the simple
nudity of home life? Hence, "Candid Nudity," where the
goofing-off and or otherwise genuine but categorically indefinite
photography could reside. None of the sites could considered pornography
(even Mobley's, which is really just "pre-sex" or
"after-sex"). There's no exact term for it. Perhaps
"wholesomely erotic" fits. "Natural and provocative"
The truth is, aside from when grittier moods strike
(say, after some heavy drinking?), today "porn" isn't very
pleasant or inspiring. Sure, the occasional free video has its redeeming
quality, but the bulk of it is just crude and demeaning to all involved.
We suspect if you're actually reading this you may agree, or at a minimum
see our point.
What's it like to stand naked by the seashore next to a
bunch of nude teen girls frolicking in the surf? What of you, the geezer,
standing there with your penis at slack attention? How do women and teens
feel being so exposed? This is interesting stuff, in addition to the
pictures. Remember that evening when you and friends drank a little too
much and played strip poker? Or got in the hot tub? Recall that accidental
sighting of your nude sister-in-law in the bathroom? And so on into
infinity. There are innumerable ways that nudity plays into the peak
moments of our lives.
Who is in charge here? There is a core group of twelve,
most in the legal profession, who edit and direct operations, plan
community trips (Nexus Groups) for exploring sensual themes (broad
category), and generally assure tasteful variety is assured on a
day-to-day basis ("tasteful" tastes vary, but we all have our
little preferences, none of which dominate).
covers a broad spectrum of activity and lifestyles, different
interpretations around the globe shaping its individual manifestations.
Unfortunately most "nudist sites" feature one or two beaches
(local to the site owner) and much of the photography is repetitive,
often with "updates" featuring a single subject, worthy or
not. We don't present "sets" of single subject except in
We focus on the sensual aspects of nudism, which
doesn't preclude including all the wholesome stuff you read about. Sure,
it's a wholesome recreation, but it's also wondrously exciting to
participate in, creeping into "wholesome" naughtiness on
frequent occasion. There's "adult" nudism as well as the
family variety and we treat it all with equal respect.
Our galleries never repeat (within a gallery) a single
lake or theme. It means
each day presents a new opportunity to explore a
new "nudist" environment featuring new people from varied
locations around the planet. For the community several blogs are
maintained and information exchanged useful to understanding the nudist
experience, learning about favorite beaches, etc. We also maintain an
exhaustive collection of vintage nudist pictures that's continually
growing. We're continually adding to our posse of photographers around
the world looking and have several correspondents fortunate enough to
"follow the sun" year round.
has a favorite "niche" and casual nudity seems to fit the bill
for many (based on traffic within the sites). The appeal is somewhat
of a no-brainer. Voyeurism isn't a fetish, but a natural inclination.
You see the topless girl in the window and look. Before your mind
finishes processing the moment (should I be looking at this?) it
evaporates. You see your young teen niece changing in the lake cabin
(accidentally). You respond correctly and look away. But that image,
those accidental nude or near-nude moments, stick in the imagination. No
harm is done.
A couple shares numerous occasions in a typical day
where nudity fits the errand, like getting dressed or preparing for bed.
That's one form of casual nudity. Some couples elect to spend the day
"in the buff" gardening, or just hanging out. Some are true
nudists and live that way, stripped to the bare necessities. Though we
get accustomed to see our mates naked or in their underwear, we never
get accustomed to seeing other men's mates similarly dishabille.
Again, it's in our nature to be
curious, to have a look. The problem is most sites with voyeuristic
themes have no editing or tasteful ambition, they're free-for-alls and
frankly, I'd like some editing. There are some things I don't wish to
see unless maybe I'm full of Jack Daniels, and even then I'm not so
Nudity and near-nudity in the home is a natural
occurrence in our most natural of habitats. From skinny dipping to sun
bathing naked in back-yard, hot tubbing or sitting in the sauna, getting
ready for the prom or a date--as we say, it's "interesting."
Nudity is playful, goofy, fun, the sort of impromptu spur of the
moment delight you hope to experience a lot. People tend to be in good
moods when nude, or "caught" nude, or moved in one way or
another to be the exhibitionist. Candid nudity is happy nudity, party
nudity, happy-to-be-alive nudity. A wife letting her husband into the
dressing room at Victoria's Secret while she tries on lingerie is
partaking of playful, teasing nudity, as is the back-yard flasher, the
teens driving in their cars with their tops off, the college initiation
where streaking naked across the campus is part of the fun. Strip poker
is an ideal circumstance for letting inhibitions fly out the window. The
evidence is overwhelming in the age of digital photography.
MOBLEY'S REVIEW -
SENSUAL NUDISM & NUDITY
a genre of nudity that precedes, incites or follows passionate (or
relationship that strikes a compelling mood, which we capture in
Mobley's Review. We're not saying we don't include "sex" per
se--what we intend to say is we focus on all of the intimate moments
that may or may not lead up to and following the act as well. Passion between
"real" couples isn't pornography, its an expression of
overwhelming desire, seduction and soul magnifying intensity. Of course,
if you don't view sex as we do (glorious) and women and teens as
Goddesses, you might not get our drift. If you do, then you understand
that sex is a peak experience that has sacred dimensions. It should be
celebrated. Just spending time naked with someone you love (or are
getting to know very well) is, as we all know, a great way to spend the
afternoon or evening.
Mobley's Review also covers the more personal
aspects of nudism enjoyed by couples, and forms that occur
away from the more traditionally viewed venues for nudist
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