I have touched on this in other areas but wanted to start a seperate thread to dicuss this issue. I have become more open about my nude life as I call it over the years. Recently I retired from the military and returned to school. I ran into a classmate at the local Bare Buns Fun Run at Kaniksu Ranch here in Spokane WA. He challenged me to wear our BBFR nude runner T-shirts on the first day back at school we both did and we got lot's of comments on them. Now I have begun wearing my other nudist T-shirts to school and it has sparked some conversation with quite a few people. I have had serious talks about nudism and found that many have some experience with nudity one woman mentioned she used to go over to friends houses for nude hot tub parties and another mentioned how she once belonged to a Wiccan group and danced naked around the camp fire with her daughter. Yet another lady this one a proffesor at the college asked me what my T-shirt said I said Nudist. To which she replied have you ever ran in that Bare Buns Run? I didn't even get to reply as my class mate was right there to say yes he has. The proffesor then replied that her mom had run in that race once. In fact her mom had twisted her ankle and the joke was that she wasn't watching where she was going but looking at the scenery.
Anyway I just mentioned this as a way of illustrating how by the simple act of wearing a T-shirt I have gotten all this interaction. This dialogue is what I feel is needed in order to advance our cause and recruit new memebers. We are our own best recruiting tools. If we want our culture to survive and not die out we have to do something. Clearly what we are doing now is just not working as evidenced by the graying of nudism. As the oldest generation passes on we must actively seek out new members or we will slowly die out. So I am asking all of you here to be brave. To do more than you think you are capable of in the interest of keeping our cause alive. You don't have to take the same path I did. Just find a way to get the word out. Tell a trusted friend or relative wear a shirt to the gym or while on vacation put a bumper sticker on your car. Think outside the box is there a group out there that might just be outrageous enough to want to try it? How about that Wiccan group or the tree hugger environmental group maybe the vegan who shops at the organic food store? I don't have all the answers that's why I am throwing this out there to you all. Please help me get the word out and keep nudism alive.
Live your life like there's no tomorrow, you'll have fewer regrets.