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33.4 N Magazine

TNS member Curt Kapus photographed this back bending feat to highlight an article written by Isis Phoenix in this issue of N.

With a nice mix of articles we start out with Naturism in the Wilderness and a question—Is it time for Paleo-Naturism? A brief profile on Texas member Mitchell London followed by the article on Partner Yoga as featured on the cover.

We travel to Central Nevada for a tour of hot and cold hot springs and on to that Rocky Mountain Jewel, Valley View Hot Springs. Ken Lackmann shares his experience at Paya Bay Resort in Roatan, Honduras and we have a report on the 25th Annual Nude Car Show a Valley View Recreation in Wisconsin.

In addition Dan Kidwell and Milt Lewis celebrate Naked Hiking Day on the Appalachian Trail, and a naturist couple share the joys of living in the Nudist Capitol of America. We visit Casa Alegra in SW Florida and hear firsthand from two young women about their first time naturist experiences. Plus Mark Storey shares his Doe Bay kayak experience.

N living features commentary with College students speaking up about the WNBR, there's a profile on the Postcard Artwork of Patrick Bousseton, followed by a short history of Early Postcards and one of my favorites, the Perils of Skinny-Dipping.

Don't delay, get your issue today and dive into the beautiful world of naturism!



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Welcome…The World of Naturism Awaits

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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!

Our Mission Statement

The mission of The Naturist Society is to promote body acceptance through clothing-optional recreation using the tools of education and community outreach.

The Naturist Society views clothing-optional recreation as essential to body acceptance. Through clothing-optional recreation, participants, be they individuals, couples or families, learn to appreciate the diversity of body types and gain a better understanding and acceptance of their own bodies.

Catching up with Nicky - TNS owner, N magazine editor and publisher.

Catching up with Nicky Hoffman LeeI woke up this morning to frigid temperatures here in Wisconsin and it hasn’t gotten much warmer as the day has progressed. But, as I lay cuddled up under the covers I reflected on just how blessed I really am. I am lucky to have a warm home to come back to each evening after leaving a job I love, compatible working companions, wonderful children and grandchildren, not to mention an extended family that spans the U.S. from coast-to-coast.

The 2015 Naturist Society Calendar has arrived in our office and looks very nice. The next issue of N, 34.1 is at the printer and should arrive in the office any day now, and because I know many of you are just as excited as we are to receive them, we will be sending them out as quickly as possible.

Carmen has been busy updating our web site with new merchandise and a myriad of things that never seems to end. If you haven’t signed up for our e-mail list please consider doing that now. It’s on our front page right up there in the left hand corner. In the mean time we’ll try to keep you informed on everything new in the naturist world.

I would also like to take a moment to send a thank you to all of you who renew your TNS memberships so promptly. You certainly do help us save time and money. For you snowbirds—don’t forget to give us a call or e-mail membership manager Bonnie Case when you travel to your home away from home (and back). The post office does not forward your magazine, they return it to us at our cost and then we have to remail it to you when you let us know you have moved. Please help us save time and money again and let us know when you’re traveling.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families. Stay safe and warm…..

Nicky Signature

Nude & Natural - The magazine of Naturist Living

34.2 Nude and Natural Magazine

Single issues of the 34, 33, 32 and sets of the other series of Nude & Natural magazine are available online.

The 34.2 Winter Issue of N is Now On Sale!

To view and shop click HERE or call us at 800-886-7230 Monday - Friday 8 to 5 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.

To view over 30 years of Cover art click HERE. To advertise in N magazine click HERE. To write for N magazine click HERE.

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.

Or become a member of TNS and receive the Lee Baxandall Memorial Issue free!

CLICK to see a photo gallery of Lee.

Together We Can Grow Naturism

Commemorative Tile

"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 800-886-7230 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 a Collectors Edition Commemorative Tile dedicated to Lee Baxandall. Each tile is numbered, seal coated, and hand crafted by naturist artist Joanne Sampey using "naked" white clay. Very limited quantities available!

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 = Price: $2,500.00.

Meet a few of our Lifetime members.

Installment options are available. Please call 800-886-7230 for details.

Privacy Statement

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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