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35.1 N Magazine

Inviting you to open up the cover of N 35.1 magazine, and a world of adventure is a magnificent photo of the Grand Canyon from photographer Tom Kloster.

Right out of the blocks you can relive the adventure (or find out what you missed) of the 2015 Gatherings and Festivals Naturists Have Nothing to Hide Tour, then relax with Mark and Becky Silverstein as they regale us with their Naturist Cruise Experience. Or join contributing editor Mark Storey and his lovely wife Kathy as they take us on an On the Water, Off the Grid when they travel to British Columbia’s Lasqueti Island. If you are more of a land lover take a Retro Summer Road Trip with Richard and Suzie Smith as they hook up their trailer and head out to visit naturist resorts in Pennsylvania, New York and Georgia. If you still have some energy left we come to the cover story by Len Summers where he shares the Nude Grand Canyon Adventure from 2015.

To slow things down a bit we have some interesting articles by, and on our naturist family. Tracy Horgan shares her Journey of Self-Acceptance Through Naturism—Learning to Love My Breasts, a must read for all anyone struggling with body acceptance. Followed up with a profile written by Cindy Gregory, activities director at Lupin Lodge (Home of the 2016 Western Naturist Gathering) on the wonderful Glyn Stout. Plus, NEF shares the story of The Naturist Education Foundation Research Library and a special shout out to our very own Charlie Perkins thanking him for his fine donation of naturist literature.

And we're not done yet! We feature college student Sara Bensinger who wrote Naked and Unafraid The Six Things I learned from Being Naked for Two Weeks. An engaging perspective from her research at Toadally Natural Gardens in Wisconsin, for her Gender and Sexuality Studies classes at Tulane University in New Orleans. Next up an essay by Tallahassee Bare-Devils founder Steve Haley on Why I Go Naked: An Essay on the Meaning of Naturism. While Mark Storey entertains with more of the postcard story with Voyeurs, Comic Postcards, and Popular Culture. This feature is followed up with statements from The Naturist Society members, Richard Mason (Haulover Beach), Judy Williams (Wreck Beach), and Dave Cole (Blacks Beach) on how they deal with voyeurs at their beaches.

We finish up this issue with The Afternoon that I really Sweated in the Sauna by member Michael Zahn, Nude Golf with Brad Garber and a review of the book Kidnapped by Nuns by former CBS New Correspondent and Naturist Society Member Bob Fuss.

Of course this issue has the usual N Sight, Letters, The Marketplace and The Naturist Society Network. Get your copy today and get ready for an adventure!



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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 LeeHello Everyone,

Summer sure is sailing by. It seems like just yesterday I was writing to you and sharing that the Eastern Naturist Gathering was only nine weeks away…and now it’s been several weeks since we returned home from it. And what a gathering it was too! Lots of really great workshops and lots of really great people.

And…guess what? I’m still on track with that one Lifetime Membership a month goal I’ve had since the first of the year. We gained two new Lifetime Members at The Eastern Naturist Gathering. Hear that Western Naturist Gathering attendees? How many will Carmen be bringing home from DeAnza?

People are really liking our 2015 Naturist Gathering Tour Shirts. They come in Merlot and Cream. How about one of each? The Duffel Bag was a real big hit at the gathering and so were the new travel tumblers and the aqua pearl hot/cold packs. Take a look at all our new goodies while you’re at it.

On a sad note we lost one of our long-time members right after the Eastern Naturist Gathering. Lisa Flanagan passed away at the very young age of 51. Healing thoughts and prayers go out to her husband Mike and the rest of her family.

It’s always difficult to lose one of our “family” members. All the more reason to stay in touch…

Til next time,

Nicky Signature

Nude & Natural - The magazine of Naturist Living

34.3 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 34.4 Summer 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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