Review of VH1 Dating Naked Episode 3: Nude Ziplining & Nudity Lawsuit

| October 6, 2014 | 6 Comments

Dating Naked Episode 3 Recap: Ride-Or-Die Nude Ziplining, A Crotch Shot Nudity Lawsuit and More

VH1 Dating Naked Episode 3 – Well at this point, the first season of Dating Naked has ended. But the good news is, it’s been renewed for a second season! So we’ll get to see more awkward naked first dates, more naked sports and maybe more naked wedding(s)? Here’s my review of episode 3, which is a special one because it resulted in a lawsuit (more on that later).

In this episode, we meet 28-year-old Diane from New York and Keegan, 26, from Pennsylvania. Both just came out of 5 year long relationships and are ready for new love.

The two strip down for their date, and this is one small part of the show that I’ve never liked. It’s like they can’t show the “private parts” on TV, so instead they hone in on the private undergarments to make it a little more lascivious. This episode is kind of an exception, but there is usually a little too much focus on the undressing.

Diane and Keegan meet naked and the awkwardness is palpable. Diane is intimidated by how pretty Keegan is. They talk, check each other out a bit and then proceed to go on their “romantic spear fishing date.” Putting on snorkel gear and stabbing fish? What could be more romantic!

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I don’t think this is what Katie bargained for when she requested a “ride or die type of guy.” Photo: VH1 Naked Dating

Keegan nabs a tiny fish that didn’t deserve to die. Diane on the other hand, gets the big catch worth cooking (or trying to anyway). They relax on a boat with some wine and try to get to know each other. But for all the stuff about how being naked takes down boundaries, Keegan does a good job of keeping his up. Diane makes the effort but he clearly doesn’t want to open up. They go back to their rooms at the villa, say goodnight and hope for better 2nd dates.

Diane’s second date is with Dan. Dan is obviously nervous and chatters away as though silence might kill them both. Compared to Keegan, Dan is an open book. We quickly learn he’s never had a serious relationship and lost his virginity at the age of 24 (not that there’s anything wrong with that). He continues to talk nonstop as they go paddle boarding. The two of them sat on one single paddleboard. Diane is turned off by his chatter, but later warms up to his gentlemanly ways.

Keegan’s second date is with Jessie from Long Island, NY. She remarks on how well-endowed Keegan is and that it’s nice to know this upfront. She’s “extremely comfortable” being naked and thinks nothing of it. For their date, they cover each other in mud as a spa treatment and Keegan finds this to be a little too intimate. Thus we have our first instance of male arousal on the show! No full-on erections but he does get a little aroused. Jessie doesn’t seem to care and is actually flattered to think that she had something to do with it.

They toss around a football while the mud is drying and then Jessie playfully tackles him. This is where it all went wrong as far as blurring the genitals go. For one split second when this episode first aired, the blurring technician (I just made up that title) missed a spot. Jessie’s vulva and anus were exposed for all “to see.” It was only for a split second and most people probably missed it, but as far as she is concerned, this was a life-ruining moment.

While we all know this is not really true, proving so may help win her 10 million dollar lawsuit that she’s brought against VH1’s parent company – Viacom (in addition to two other production companies). In her suit, she claims that this split second mishap resulted in her going through “severe emotional distress, mental anguish, humiliation and embarrassment.” She agreed to get naked on reality television in front of camera crews as well as the rest of the world, but a crotch shot …….

According to an article in the NY Post, Jessie got made fun of on the Internet and her grandma is “probably mad.” She’s also claiming that a new flame never called her back after the episode aired, ruining any chance they might’ve otherwise had for a long-term relationship.

That is indeed the sign of a true ideal partner – one that would a dump a girl because her crotch showed up on TV for a second. But funnily enough, the fact that she went on a naked dating show looking for love was not the supposed issue at all.

And now back to the naked daters. After their second dates, everyone meets at the villa for some booze and socializing in the pool. Keegan finds that Dan is an easy target for his aggression and bullies him. He brags to Jessie that he would’ve made Dan cry in high school. Thankfully, Jessie is not impressed.

Third dates… Diane remarks how it’s been progressively easier to get naked with each date. Many participants throughout the season made the same observation. This is further proof that social nudity is no big deal after a very short time!

For her third date, Diane meets Scott who isn’t silent like Keegan or overly talkative like Dan. He might be just right. Then again, he actually said to the camera that he’s going to “rock out with his cock out.” As a side note, nudies should not use that phrase, ever.

Their date is horseback riding on the beach. Scott is a little worried about his testicles. While his balls are fine, Diane thinks his butt looks unflattering in the saddle.

Keegan’s third date is a little more eventful. He meets Katie – a crass lady looking for a “ride or die type of guy.” They go zip-lining naked. Katie, at one point, wants to experience the thrill of riding in tandem. They go down together. But when Keegan forgets to pull the brake… Wham! Katie’s face hits a stopping block. She gets dressed and goes off to the hospital, cursing her injuries. End of date.

That night at the villa, things go well till Katie shows up. She is now sporting a black eye and a lot of rage towards Keegan. Eventually everyone calls it a night except Scott and Katie who drunkenly make out. Scott seems to realize this hook-up is a bad idea and runs away when she goes to the bathroom.

Next up… it’s decision day! Diane and Keegan must choose who they want to continue dating. Diane rejects the two jocks and picks Dan. Keegan chooses Jessie who is less than enthusiastic about dating him again but accepts anyway.

Katie, unsatisfied with how things turned out, confronts the host of the show, Amy Paffrath. She asks Amy, “Are you gonna get naked?” (Valid question?) Then Katie says, “You and I should go on a date.” Amy gracefully declines. Katie curses out VH1 and gives ‘em all the finger. A pretty fitting ending to episode 3 of Dating Naked.

In closing I just want to make a short comment on how the show portrays bodies. It does feature different body types, but most are slim / toned / muscular. They could definitely even it out with larger bodies.

On the other hand, I like that you can see everyone’s imperfections (despite the blurring). You can see who has cellulite (most women do), where their body fat lies, and some of the so-called “imperfections” that make everybody unique. This single aspect of the show is what makes it more body-positive than I would’ve expected.

Review of the real VH1 Dating Naked: Episode 3 by –Young Naturists and Young Nudists America YNA

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