Is There Enough Diversity In Nudism Today?
Diversity in Nudism – Last week we posted a new video entitled “Shit Clothed People Say to Nudists,” a quick roll of the funny, genuine and ridiculous questions we hear all the time from clothed people, along with our responses. (Also, if the title reference escaped you, it’s our take on the “Shit People Say” meme parading viral video charts these last few months.)
To create this video I called upon our lovely friends and members of YNA to be my actors and actresses for a day, and many came through! We shared and munched on Superbowl snacks, laughed a lot, and everyone gave it their best for the camera.
What we didn’t notice until a few days after posting it, was that this group was so fantastically diverse! Asian, Colombian, African-American, and the list doesn’t end there. The funny thing is that it only occurred to us after reading a question on Yahoo about minorities and nudism. After watching the video, it suddenly clicked that we were the most diverse group of people I’ve ever had the pleasure of being with.
Unfortunately this diversity isn’t usually seen in the nudist world (in the US, though it’s certainly observed in other countries such as England). Clubs and resorts seem to be mainly populated by middle to upper class older white people. Just like when you imagine the stereotypical nudist.
There are various factors that might explain it having to do with cultural, regional, and economic differences, etc. We try to do outreach with all of this in mind, as nudism shouldn’t be so limited. However, we live in the melting pot of New York City, so I think that makes a big, positive difference.
There we were with a cast of people of all different backgrounds, races and ethnicities. Some were younger, some older, but for one connecting factor, they are all just fun to be around. While nude, we find ourselves looking beyond not only clothing and its social innuendos, but color and race, too. What have you observed about nudism and diversity? Still a lack thereof or are we diversifying?