What Really Happened at the Krazy Kidz Adult Pajama Party
The Complete Story of all the Sex, Drugs and Debauchery That Didn’t Happen at the Naked Adult Pajama Party
When I was invited to a Jungle Gym & Adult Pajama Party at Krazy Kidz in Medford, Long Island, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to get in touch with my long-lost inner child. This party was just an event for grown-ups who want nothing more than to enjoy being a kid again, at least for one night. But the story of the party blew up into a media-fueled circus of assumptions and misunderstandings.
To give you a little back story, the event was organized by a friend of a friend. They were looking to hold a fun indoor party during the winter. It was held after hours at Krazy Kidz in Medford, Long Island. The management of the establishment was not involved with advertising or planning the party. They simply saw it as an opportunity to bring in a little extra income.
In all honesty, I was unsure what to expect at first. I know that for many people, an “adult pajama party” is code for sexy lingerie. I’m happy to say, that to my pleasant surprise, just about everyone there was dressed in actual pajamas and not something found at Victoria’s Secret! I knew right away what I was in for…pajamas, pizza and a jungle gym with a swing and slide? Oh yes, I am definitely going to feel like a kid again tonight!
I remembered, as do most people, how much fun it was when I was a kid; playing on the jungle gym, climbing trees and swinging at the playground with not a care in the world. I feel that as adults, we lose this childlike side which is so important to keeping us youthful and happy. Sometimes the responsibilities of work and life in general get so overwhelming that people forget what it was like, many years ago, when the biggest worries had to do with elementary school homework.
The event itself was for the young-at-heart (who were 21+). Only a few people participated in the naked aspect of it. But sadly, pictures of the party (including nude pictures) were leaked on the internet, and the story of the party hit the media where it took on a life of its own.
Here’s how it really went. I started the night exploring the jungle gym. I can’t begin to say how much fun I had in that maze! My friends and I ran in there one after the other. We went head first down the slide, pushed each other on the swing and sat to watch the beautiful aerial performers from the top. After the jungle gym we enjoyed some pizza and a few drinks. Then the DJ started to play some dance music.
It was at this point that a few of my friends decided to do a “naked flash mob.” The naked flash mob was an idea we came up with that was approved by the host, to get naked at some point in the night on the dance floor. The hope was to introduce the concept of innocent, non-sexualized nudity to this social setting (which we were told was completely okay – as long it wasn’t a sex thing. Which it clearly wasn’t!).
Anyone who was naked, was, of course, very respectful of the other people in attendance. They were also totally respectful of the venue and its equipment and only stayed on the dance floor.
I have attended many naked parties and events hosted by Young Naturists America with my friends. Although this event was not hosted by YNA, everyone there abided by the rules and ethics that govern their events and parties, to the letter.
Shortly after my friends got naked and danced on the dance floor, we noticed that a few others joined them. We were glad to see the open-mindedness of a lot of people at the party. But the best part was that we were actually getting our message across – nudity, and for that matter, the human body itself, is not something that people should associate with shame, nor is it always sexual. Sometimes, nudity can be a source of empowerment and acceptance. We created a nonjudgmental, body-positive environment, and the people who were there definitely felt and appreciated that.
The way this story has been presented in the media is deeply disturbing. The many news outlets covering this story only interviewed the parents’ reactions to the unsubstantiated rumors surrounding the “infamous adult naked pajama party” (as it is being called in the media).
It is extremely unsettling to see that not one of the people who were present and attended the event was interviewed to offer the truth about what happened. The only “news” that has been reported thus far has been a ludicrous over-dramatization of the events that took place. As far as I know, none of the reporters did their due diligence. They based their reporting on insinuations and hearsay rather than facts. Photos were posted, but without context.
There was nudity at the event, but it was tasteful, simple and innocent nudity (just as it was clearly stated in the party invite). The sole focus of the news reports and the argument against the party was the nudity. The media would never have followed this story had there not been any reports of “naked revelers.” Despite the fact that the nudity at the party was no more sexual than a Spencer Tunick photo shoot, the assumption was that this was a sex party. This is exactly the issue with this entire affair and the irresponsible reporters jumped all over it without taking the time to get the facts straight.
The major issue that this party has brought to light is that many people, especially the media, cannot even comprehend the concept of non-sexualized nudity. To many, the naked human body is a source of shame; a lewd, sexual, disgusting thing that must be covered up for morality and cleanliness’ sake.
The reactions from many of the concerned parents just show how the human naked body is completely misunderstood in American society today. Comments such as how the place “could never be cleaned enough” and how parents did not want their kids “crawling in other people’s bodily fluids” illustrates the giant disconnect people have with the idea of nudity. Some comments went as far as to state that sex always goes on at “these kind of parties.” Let me be the first to say that perhaps this is true for the types of events those commentators like to attend, but this is not the kind of events I’ve gone to nor witnessed. The simple fact is that the naked body is not dirty, lewd or shameful. It is us in our natural form – nothing more, nothing less.
It’s important for those of us who were there to state the truth, and I was there. No one was naked on the equipment, and there was certainly no sexual activity or drug use that took place at the party. As true young naturists all know, that kind of behavior is not acceptable and simply not compatible with our philosophy or way of life. It is important for people to understand the facts and context of events before passing judgment. Remember that we are all young at heart and that sometimes an innocent “adult naked pajama party” is just that – an innocent “adult naked pajama party”!
A few links to the (mostly biased and sensationalized) news coverage of this event:
“Parents outraged at Krazy Kidz in Medford after adult pajama party held in children’s facility” — Long Island News 12
Nancy Grace YouTube clip (the worst) – “Nude Party at Kids’ Playhouse Outrages Parents“
Nerve had a great response – “Long Island Moms Enraged Over Sex Party in Children’s Playground“
A response from one attendee: “Letter to the Editor: The Pillow Fight Heard Around The World” — Patch.com [Note: nudists were not in fact "hired" for this event.]
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I truly hope that you guys at the YNA go after Nancy Grace's sponsors until she apologizes for her slanderous piece. That just assured me that I will NEVER watch her bigoted ass ever again! Boycott Nancy Grace!
SoWhatAgain Are you unable to separate criticism of the promotion of the event from approval of the event itself? Are you also unable understand how the general public sees nudity and only as you would like them to? My comment merely quoted the article's description of the promotion, and the obvious and to-be-expected response from the public. You seem to be the one refusing to see things as they really are, and willing it to be that which you wish it was. It's thinking like that which created the problem in the first place. More subtle promotion would not have raised the public's hackles. That's not my version, that's reality.
All-Nudist.com j238 "Pointing out idiocy in action isn't condemnation of the event" LOL! Um, that is EXACTLY what it is. It is contained within the very essence of your comment. It can't be interpreted any other way. Yet you try to insist that people just ignore the obvious and accept your version of events. Willing something to be the contrary of what it evidently is simply won't cut it.
j238 With all due respect, the photographers were hired, as were the 'nudists'. "There were a few nudists who were hired as a "flash mob" for an artful impact" It was advertised and said to include..." body painters and performers as well as "warm-jello wrestling" and "things I probably shouldn't be putting in writing." If that's not asking for trouble with the Textile media, what is? We're not contesting what happened whatsoever, just the idiocy of the promoters to think that this would stay under the radar. You say, "They also expected the adults in the community to be able to differentiate harmless fun from an authentic risk. Unreasonable to expect that?" What, do you live on a different planet? When has social nudism EVER been seen by the Textile public as non-sexual? Toss in jello wrestling and... And in a pre-school? Pointing out idiocy in action isn't condemnation of the event; please learn the difference.
All-Nudist.com What did the organizers expect? They expected their guests to respect the "no cameras" rule. They also expected the adults in the community to be able to differentiate harmless fun from an authentic risk, and maybe recall their own private adventures that may have pushed the envelope a bit. Unreasonable to expect that?
The hype and outrage over some simple nudity is rediculous. In Germany we just visited a public municipal swimming pool where people of all ages swim naked- including minors. This reporting is yellow journalism aimed at prudes. Grow up America!
It's a good thing no one was wearing furry costumes.....that would have brought out the NSA,CIA,.........AANR.
I found the group that sponsored the party. I know one member and the list of people with "mutual friends" is unusually long. The organizers asked for no cameras at the event. Whoever didn't respect that should be booted from the group.
All well and good, no prob, except that one of the other attendees WAS interviewed and according to her the 'flash' crowd of naked people was hired entertainment, not spontaneous. She may have been mistaken and just surprised that such a thing would happen at an otherwise non-nude event, though it was promoted somewhat salaciously. Yes, the public will interpret this in the way that the public usually does, but it demonstrates an incredible lack of sensitivity that the organizers would hold such an event in that venue. What did they expect? To be embraced by a Textile community that sees nudity and adults-only naked parties as wholesome? In the place that they trust their kids to? Some very poor choices made here. Try to change the world if you will, but don't be surprised that some blood will be shed in the process. The party was fun, but it's over now and a good business is likely to close because of it. Who's paying THAT price? And what was gained other than the obvious conclusion that naked people are weird?