Saturday, April 26, 2008

Nakations in The New York Times

The New York Times has a lengthy article on nude vacations, complete with multimedia slide show. The writer focuses on the upscale aspect of "nakations" and errs when referring to naturists as "naturalists". Still, it's good to see positive nudist articles in the mainstream media.
Today, America’s increasing obsession with health and wellness may be contributing to the rise of clothing-optional vacations. “Americans have moralized healthy bodies,” said Dacher Keltner, a professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, who has studied moral emotion and judgment. He added that “a case could be made that people are traveling to these places to be pure for moral reasons — to
achieve harmony in nature.” It’s really a form of self-expression, he added, that dates back to Walt Whitman and John Muir, as well as Thoreau, all of whom advocated being as true to yourself as possible. “The truest you can be is taking off those clothes,” he said.
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2 comments:

TallTim said...

It's a nice article. I didn't see any comments on it, positive press is always welcome.

Nakations dot com said...

Great article. Mainstream coverage is great for nudism.