Sunday, May 08, 2011

Ageing nudists looking for young recruits

1 comment:

Tom Mulhall said...

I had the "pleasure" of talking a few times with the WSJ reporter for his article. The only information he used from me was the smile comment.

He ignored all facts as he wanted to paint nude recreation as a dying industry and could not believe for instance that my resort was one of the most popular of all hotels in Palm Springs even though I told him to call city hall.

He was told nude recreation in America is thriving. More people then ever want to try nude recreation.

These are some ignored facts by him:
1) Nudism is more popular than ever!. In an Aug 17th, 2010 poll by CNBC asking "Would you like to go on a naked vacation? 53% said yes, only 34% said no, others were undecided.

2) In August, 2010, USA Today newspaper reported "staycations are so 2009. It's nakations in 2010." Nakations are naked vacations

3) reported the results of a poll of 22,000 Americans in August 2010. The results were 48% of Americans would be willing to bare all on a nude beach, up from 31% last year in 2009.

4) 76% of adults are between ages 35-80. Thus, ANYWHERE you go there are lots of people in this age group. Only 16% of American adults are in their 20's. (US Census Bureau 2008, latest age data). Nudist Resorts, The NFL, MLB, Nascar, Marriott, Hilton,etc all follow these same demographic trends. People age 35 and older have more money and more vacation time. Thus no matter what your business, there will be more people over age 35.

This story has a "Been there", and "Done that" many times before smell. The oldest story about the so called "decline" of nudism that I found online is Time Magazine back on Monday July 19th, 1971 predicting "The Decline of Nudism." They wrote: "The old nudes have got to step aside or this place is going to die...It's youth, baby, that's where it's at." Here's the link:,9171,905385-2,00.html

Every few years some reporter decides lets make fun of old nudists and writes a silly inaccurate story like the WSJ did Monday.

Now when I talked with the reporter, I cited the studies as I did not have the specific percentages on the top of my head, but I knew the studies, each time I was told, "that's OK , all go to the original sources."