Texas Nudists and Getting Naked in Texas
Texas Nudists: Getting Naked, Deep in the Heart of Texas
Guest Nudist blog by: Brad F.
Texas Nudists and the Hill Country Nudist Club
Texas Nudists – “Do you ride to work on a horse?” comes the familiar and eye-roll-worthy refrain from too many non-Texans. There are a lot of things people misunderstand about Texas, not least of which are assumptions about our outlook on life, values and freedom.
Austin Texas is a young, smart and bustling city of a million people. Home to the world’s best barbecue and endless outdoor activities, it also serves as both the state capital and the live music capital of the world. Austin is also a topfree-equal city—women and men can and do enjoy topfreedom in public spaces like the glorious Barton Springs Pool.
You might not think that Austin would be home to nudist-friendly attitudes, but there’s actually a rich history of Texas nudists living life sans clothing in the city. There is still a University of Texas co-op dorm, the 21st Street Co-op that has clothing-optional status and during the ’80’s there was a clothing-optional apartment complex. It is still common to see people enjoying being topless during Eeyore’s Birthday Party or in a protest march on the capitol.
Austinites don’t mind nude body freedom in large part because we want to “Keep Austin Weird,” and we encourage a bit of social experimentation to keep a healthy attitude about life. Consequently, there is a pretty big live-and-let-live sentiment around these parts.
Nowadays the clothing-optional apartment complexes might be gone, but we Texas nudists are still here in numbers, many of us associated with the Hill Country Nudists (HCN). HCN is a non-landed nudist club that has been going strong for over 30 years, organizing house parties, special events like our annual nude boat party on nearby Lake Travis or nude bowling in downtown and community service events to give back to our city.
Like many clubs across the country, HCN has been faced with an aging membership, but happily there has been a bit of a resurgence of interest in organized nude events among the younger crowd. We have several members under 35 who are dedicated to wholesome social nudity, including two who serve on HCN’s Board. We are looking to find more like-minded young people around Austin and attempting to do our part to support national organizations like YNA. As we expand our events and find more great activities for our club, this is one of the best times to get naked with us here, deep in the heart of Texas. So come find us and help us build the next generation of nudists! No horse required.
Learn more about HCN at http://hillcountrynudists.com/.
This article about Texas Nudists and Getting Naked in Texas was published by – Young Naturists and Nudists America YNA