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March 2023


"Happy St. Patrick's Day to all the naturists out there! May the luck of the Irish be with you as you embrace the beauty of nature and celebrate the freedom and joy of being clothing-free. Whether you're enjoying a hike in the woods, a dip in a natural pool, or simply basking in the sun, may you feel a deep connection to the earth and to each other. Let us raise a glass to this special day and to the wonderful community of naturists around the world.


Club Spotlight

Roadrunner Naturists Club

Roadrunner Naturists is an active group of nudists based in northern New Mexico, with most events held in the Albuquerque area. The average age of our members is 40's to 60's, but ages range from diapers to wrinkles. Some of us are single and some are married. Some have school-age children, who accompany us on our outings, and some of our children are grown but still come along when they can. We are bound together by friendship, a love of the outdoors, and a common belief that there is nothing shameful about the human body. Our custom is nude when possible and appropriate, clothed when practical. If we are cold or sunburned, we dress accordingly.

Club Spotlight


The Buff-A-Teers believes in the essential wholesomeness of the human body and that life is enhanced by the naturalness of social nudity. From exercise to relaxation, physical health and mental well-being are enriched through social nude recreation. We have the right to practice social nudity in appropriate settings, provided we do not infringe on the rights of others.


How to Normalize Naturism in Modern Society

Nudism is a topic that often carries a lot of stigma and taboos. As a result, it can be difficult for people to discuss it openly, as there is often a fear of judgment and misunderstanding. But Nudism can also be an essential part of self-expression and exploration, so it’s important to understand how to talk about it respectfully. In this blog, we will explore the taboos around Nudism, why they exist, and how we can all learn to have more open conversations about it. We’ll also look at the different ways that people experience Nudism, the use cases for nudist spaces and activities, and how to respect everyone’s right to their own body autonomy.

Taboos are beliefs or ideas that surround a particular topic. They often carry a lot of guilt, shame, and rejection, so it can be challenging to talk about them openly without judgment or misunderstanding. For example, when talking about periods, people may feel uncomfortable discussing their experiences in detail or openly discussing the products and methods they have tried to manage their flow. Read more


Alison Brie Says She's Very Comfortable Being Naked, Loves Streaking

Alison Brie has a scene in her new romantic comedy, Somebody I Used to Know, in which her character runs around nude on a golf course. Putting it in the movie was her idea, she says in the new issue of PEOPLE.

Brie, who co-wrote the film with husband Dave Franco, based the moment on her own love of streaking. "I certainly had a penchant for it in my college years," says the L.A. native, who studied theater at the California Institute of the Arts.

"At CalArts I was a big streaker. And even in my adult life, I find it to be quite hilarious. I'm a very comfortable naked person," she continues. "I love streaking. It's so fun. It really makes me laugh. I always think it makes other people laugh. It's just one of my favorite things."

Franco doesn't get quite the same kick out of it. "I've spent years talking Dave into accepting my comfort with nudity," she explains. "He's comfortable with me being nude at our home, but in public, he's more averse to it." Read more


When you forget you are naked

When I was a little kid, I'd wander out of sight of the house and just get naked. Simple as that. Didn’t know why. But I did know it had to be a secret.

And then there came puberty, and though my tweens and teens, everything was sexually arousing. Had I been raised in a nudist environment, probably not so much. I was raised in a sexually repressive world where nudity was forbidden fruit. The kid who grows up surrounded by nude people of all types and ages may become more sexual as their hormones go crazy, but being nude itself won't be a sexual stimulus.

This first stage could include shame and/or fear. For some people, it is entirely shameful; sex and nudity are considered "dirty" unless tightly restricted. These people rarely get past their religious indoctrination. For me, it wasn't a feeling of shame so much as profund alienation. I was "different" in an unacceptable way. Involuntarily unique. Lonely. That's a bad thing to feel when you're a kid. Read more


By Kay Nauta

March is Women’s History month.  We are all familiar with the many women in history that have helped to change and enrich our world, and for those women, we are grateful for their unselfish contributions.  This seems like an appropriate time to also honor the women in our modern world who are willing to openly embrace nudism and share their feelings about it with the world.

These women are often in the spotlight and have an image to uphold for their fans, and yet, they are not afraid to reveal their true selves by sharing with us their nudist/naturist lifestyle.  Isn’t that what nudism is all about; being genuine and not afraid to reveal your true self?

The ladies quoted below openly embrace the nudist/naturist lifestyle and their thoughts may inspire  other women to consider nudism as a healthy and empowering lifestyle.

Helen Mirren (actress) - I am a naturist at heart. I love being on beaches where everyone is naked. Ugly young people, beautiful old people, whatever.  It’s so unsensual and so liberating.

Daryl Hannah (actress) – My favorite thing is to be naked.

Ursula Andress  (actress) – I have no problem with nudity.  I can look at myself.  I like walking around nude.  It doesn’t bother me.  I see all the people walking around nude; it doesn’t bother me.

Eva Mendes (actress, model, business woman) – We seem okay with violence, but nudity we race to criticize and censor.

Drew Barrymore (actress, producer) – I’ll drive in Ireland and park my car and run out into the field and rip all my clothes off and just run in the wheat fields naked….to have that freedom of feeling at one with nature.

Celine Dion (singer) – I wish we were all naked all the time…I have always believed it’s what’s underneath that counts.  If we were all forced to be naked, perhaps we would start to see that a little bit.

Shashi Naidoo (Modeling Agent) – Nudity is not sex, not pornography.  It is the human form, reduced visually to its purest state.

Elle McPherson – I come from a country where you don’t wear clothes most of the year.  Nudity is the most natural state.

Mayim Bialik (actress) – being naked…is freeing and awesome.

It is also known that actress, Alicia Silverstone, likes to garden naked and Christina Aguilera  practices naturism with her husband and son.  A few other well-known female nudist are the Duchess (and Duke) of Windsor, Margaux Hemingway (and her father, Ernest), Janis Joplin, Jacqueline Kennedy and Goldie Hawn(along with husband Kurt Russell and daughter, Kate Hudson).

In 1939, Dr. Seuss wrote a book titled, “The Seven Lady Godivas.”  It was an adult book about seven ladies who were always naked.  In the foreward of the book, Dr. Seuss wrote,” There was not one; there were seven Lady Godivas, and their nakedness was actually not a thing of shame.”

Let us all remember that and embrace and love our naked, true selves.


Director Bio

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Steven Schubert

Having always been interested in politics (I was a Nixon supporter in 3rd grade – yes, I am the original Alex B. Keaton), it seemed a natural progression to join ANNR’s Government Affairs Team. In high school I became politically active, working on several local political campaigns. This continued into college (I worked on John McCain’s first Congressional campaign) and for several years thereafter.

I have also participated in several community organizations, including the Black Forest (Colorado) Volunteer Fire Department, Scottsdale Jaycees and was a Scout leader and committee person while my boys were growing up. I was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, leading my local council for approximately 4 years.

Although I have been a nudist most of my life, it was not until 2006 that I first visited a nudist resort. Now, many years later, I am a full-time resident at Shangri La Ranch. Recently retired after 38 years working in law, I feel that I can use my talent and experience to assist AANR, not only as a member of GAT, but also as a member of AANR-West. I am hopeful that I will be able to make a difference in helping to preserve the lifestyle we all embrace.


A woman who runs a naturist resort urges everyone to try nudism

Karie Jane has turned her holiday home in Spain into a naturist resort. (Supplied/PA Real Life)

A woman who has turned her holiday home into a naturist resort where she greets her guests naked has described the experience as "liberating".

Karie Jane, 56, from Derbyshire first visited a nudist beach more than 20 years ago.

Fast forward two decades and she is now running her own retreat welcoming nudist adults and hosting singles weekends.

Her holiday home, the BHH Naturist Resort in Costa Calma, Fuerteventura, is now a booming business, with some guests visiting more than five times.

Even the staff, including cleaners and pool staff join in with the nudism, removing their clothes while they carry out their duties.

The only clothing provided is an apron, to protect visitors using the barbecues on the beach from unfortunate burns.

The ex-theatre producer is keen to stress that naturism isn't about what people look like. Instead, she says it strips away any judgment and proves people are all the same underneath. Read more


Naturism - both physically and mentally healing

Since I started living fully as a naturist, at the beginning of 2020 when the corona pandemic forced us to be isolated and visiting individual places was an exemplary way to travel - and therefore especially perfect if you want to be naked in nature, my life has become so much better (not that I felt bad or anything before, but it still did)!

Here are a few reasons why you should become a naturist - and embrace the lifestyle of naturism - based upon my own experiences. Here are also a few tips how to get started if you are new to naturism. Read more


Why we often compare naturism with veganism

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you may have noticed that we often use a comparison with veganism as an example to explain certain aspects of naturism. There’s no need to worry, our goal is not to convince every naturist to adopt a vegan lifestyle. Or vice versa. But we noticed that although both are quite distinct, they share a number of similar values.

It appears that the concept of not using or consuming animal products seems a lot easier to comprehend than the concept of non-sexual nudity. Maybe because one is more tangible than the other? Or is it because veganism has become more known than naturism? That we can’t explain. But if you do find yourself with questions about naturism, it’s often helpful to ask “What would the vegan do?” Read more


AANR West Clubs, Parks, & Resorts

Arroyo del Sol Clothing Optional B&B Destination Club Altadena, CA
Buff-A-Teers Travel Club Tucson, AZ
Canyon State Naturists Travel Club Phoenix, AZ
Clothes Free International Online Club Oakhurst, CA
Clothing Optional Home Network Travel Club Phoenix, AZ
DeAnza Springs Resort Destination Club Jacumba Hot Springs, CA
Front Range Naturists Travel Club Boulder, CO
Glen Eden Sun Club Destination Club Corona, CA
Hawaiian Naturist Park Destination Club PĀHOA, HI
Laguna del Sol Destination Club Wilton, CA
Las Vegas Bares Travel Club Las Vegas NV
Las Vegas Naturists Travel Club Las Vegas NV
Le Club Travel Club San Diego, CA
Lupin Lodge Destination Club Los Gatos, Ca
Mohave Sun Club Travel Club Lake Havasu, City AZ
Mira Vista Resort Destination Club Tucson, AZ
Mountain Air Ranch Destination Club Indian Hills, CO
Northern California Exposure Travel Club Sacramento, CA
Olive Dell Ranch Destination Club Colton, CA
Olympian Club Travel Club Riverside, CA
Pacificans Travel Club Corona CA
Roadrunner Naturists Travel Club Albuquerque, NM
Sequoians Destination Club Castro Valley, CA
Shangri La Ranch Destination Club New River, AZ
Southern California Naturist Association Travel Club Calabasas, CA
Southern Utah Naturist Society Travel Club St. George, UT
Sun Tree Travel Club Travel Club Las Cruces, NM
Swim Free Hawaii Boat Charter Destination Club Hawaii, HI
Wasatch Naturists Travel Club South Salt Lake City, UT