The Complete Story of all the Sex, Drugs and Debauchery That Didn’t Happen at the Naked Adult Pajama Party
The real story of the Krazy Kidz Adult Pajama Party
Krazy Kidz 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:
“Adult Pajama Party, Nudity at Krazy Kidz Has Parents in Meltdown” — Patch.com
“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.]