More on the Western Naturist Gathering

So now that a more (apparently) normal age group has arrived at Lupin for the Western Naturist Gathering, I also notice that an intimacy workshop had been scheduled, and the restaurant had a vegetarian pasta available for $9.95 last night–which sold well.

I can at least hope that the restaurant will henceforth be friendlier to vegetarians, if not vegans, and that organized naturism will take further steps away from the erotophobia expressed by so many.

The age of the group is troubling. It could be argued that younger naturists simply could not take the time away from work in society that increasingly demands more labor for less money. But I am inclined to think that systemic problems within organized naturism remain.

Author: benfell

David Benfell holds a Ph.D. in Human Science from Saybrook University. He earned a M.A. in Speech Communication from CSU East Bay in 2009 and has studied at California Institute of Integral Studies. He is an anarchist, a vegetarian ecofeminist, a naturist, and a Taoist.

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