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Author Archive: Felicity Jones

Author of Felicity's Blog. Co-founder of Young Naturists America. 3rd-generation nudie. Avid reader. Feminist. 70% vegan, 30% vegetarian. When I'm not busy eating, I'm writing about naturism, censorship, topfree equality, body image and other fun topics. I like feedback, so plz leave a comment when you've got something to say!

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NAC Action Alert: Nudity Ban in Oregon State Forests

| February 3, 2016 | 3 Comments

Naturist Action Committee: Anti Nudity Rule in Oregon State Forests The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is proposing several changes to their rules (laws basically) for state forests. One of the changes will ban nudity in many “Designated Recreation Areas.” The designated areas are mostly campgrounds as well as a few recreation sites for day …
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Zero Waste: Taking Eco-Friendly Naturism to the Next Level

| January 23, 2016 | 6 Comments

Zero Waste, Conscious Consumption and Eco-Friendly Naturism Winter is the season of gift-giving, and while I’m grateful for the things I received over the holidays, I can’t help but think about their packaging. All the plastic, the garbage, the potentially recyclable and completely non-recyclable pieces that have come with these gifts. What will happen to …
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Topless Laws and Topfreedom in New York State

| January 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

NY Laws On Topfreedom, False Arrests and Topfree Equality in NYC Like many U.S. anti-nudity laws, New York’s “Exposure of a person” law — Penal Code 245.01 — includes the female nipple when describing body parts that aren’t allowed to be shown / exposed in public. (With the exception of public breastfeeding.) HOWEVER, this part …
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NAC Action Alert: Help Reverse Ban on Nudist Pool Parties in Huntington Beach, CA

| January 8, 2016 | 1 Comment

City of Huntington Beach, California Just Banned Nudist Pool Parties…Time to take action! The Naturist Action Committee has issued an Action Alert regarding a new administrative rule against nudist pool parties in the seaside city of Huntington Beach, California. Since 2007, a group called Naturists in the O.C. (Orange County) or NitOC for short, has …
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Top 10 YNA Posts From 2015

| January 5, 2016 | 1 Comment

Top 10 Nudist Articles of 2015 by YNA The year 2015 is officially over, and once again we have compiled our list of the most popular articles and posts of the year! We had some fun-filled adventures to recap in 2015, from hiking naked in the mountains to discovering the hidden nude beaches of Israel. These recap …
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Understanding Public and Artistic Nudity Laws in New York

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

New York’s Public Nudity Law and Why Artistic Nudity Is Legal While some U.S. states have strict laws against public nudity, New York State is a little different. New York Penal Code 245.01 “Exposure of a person” states: “A person is guilty of exposure if he appears in a public place in such a manner …
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Naturist Living Show: Nude Volleyball Super Bowl

| December 10, 2015 | 2 Comments

NLS Podcast Episode 77: Nude Volleyball Super Bowl at White Thorn Lodge, PA The Naturist Living Show podcast is back! The show was on hold for a few months as host Stéphane Deschênes became too busy with running Bare Oaks Naturist Park and other matters over the course of the summer season. But now the …
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Our Naked Bodies: The Humanist Experience Podcast

| December 2, 2015 | 3 Comments

Naturism & Body Image on The Humanist Experience Podcast Ep 4: “Our Naked Bodies” I recently contributed to a new podcast called The Humanist Experience hosted by Seráh Blain and Evan Clark. They describe the show as a: “series where we seek out radical experiences that educate our emotions and expand our world.” They define …
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Modigliani’s Censored Nude Painting and Stephen Colbert’s Perfect Response

| November 30, 2015 | 5 Comments

Stephen Colbert Perfectly Mocks The Media’s Censorship of Nude Painting by Modigliani A nude painting masterpiece called “Nu Couché” or “Reclining Nude,” by Amadeo Modigliani recently sold at a Christie’s auction for $170.4 million. This just became the 2nd most expensive work of art ever sold at auction. It was bought by a Chinese billionaire art …
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Photography At Nudist Resorts Part Deux

| November 25, 2015 | 28 Comments

Nude Photo Policies at Nudist Resorts: The Discussion Continues My recent article about photography policies at nudist clubs and resorts garnered a lot of attention and a ton of responses. I found that most people agreed with my reasoning in favor of a consent-based photo policy. To recap, this policy can be summed up in …
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Nudist Club Photography Policies: Is It Time To Change?

| November 20, 2015 | 57 Comments

Are Nudist Club Photography Policies Too Strict & Outdated? Some months ago, I was visiting a good friend of mine (who’s also a naturist) for a few days in Florida. On my last full day with her, we went to hang out at a large co-op nudist club for the day. This was the first …
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Casting Call: Naturists Wanted For Interactive Documentary Series

| November 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

Naturists Wanted For New Interactive Documentary Series About Naturism, Relationships & More The Skin Deep, creators of the Emmy-Award winning interactive documentary {THE AND}, are filming a new series called The Dig and are looking for one family / couple to participate. — The Dig is our new interactive series that poses a simple question to …
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Interview With Creators of The ‘Breast Bikini Ever’: The TaTa Top

| November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

YNA Interview: The Story of The TaTa Top With Robyn & Michelle Lytle Though more and more women have been challenging discriminatory topless laws, I think it’s going to be some time before topfree equality becomes the status quo in America. It is still basically illegal for women to go topfree in public in most …
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Positive Body Image And Body Acceptance By YNA

| November 8, 2015 | 1 Comment

Body Image Body Acceptance Explained Issues With Body Image Issues Body Image – Body acceptance is also referred to as being body positive and could be considered the motto for social nudism. It means a complete acceptance of the human body, male or female, with no need to hide it. Regardless of race, age, or …
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Guide On How To Run A Nudist Park From The 1980’s

| November 5, 2015 | 3 Comments

Read A 1980’s Nudist Park Management Guide Let’s take a trip back in nudie time to the 1980’s … a far more prosperous time for the nudist industry. Many nudist clubs were succeeding and growing. It seemed like an opportune time to open a new nudist club or resort. Of course, being in a pre-Internet …
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