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and freeom are the benefit for
latter chance might look like a small having known Lee."
with the same protection to the natural expression of body freedom through casual, non-exploitative nudity on the seashore. , additionally, it manifests a
naturist interest in maintaining the integ- point, but far too many naturists forget
rity and well-being of the acreage.
the delights of being outside in nature clothes-free,
TNS assemblies and festivals regularly surrounded by birds and animals, and
offer workshops and seminars inform- swimming in the living water of lakes and
the natural world. Vegetarian alternatives are
Lee Baxandall’s early work in theatrioffered at gathering and holiday meals, and cal and performance arts set the tone for
each assembly offers the opportunity to get TNS’ support of aesthetic superiority. N
away from the developed club property for has covered many important art works and
a day to a local beach or hot spring.
Can there be really A Naked Heaven? that exemplify the subjects of body
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worked with him as integral parts of TNS
for years: Nicky Hoffman, Judi Ditzler,
and Margaret Thornton. Lekpa is a phallic divinity whose worship is quite common through the Slave Coast of Africa. The phallus is respected Baxandall’s work in TNS, and wanted
to see his vision continued. Ditzler—with
Support from Mark Storey and others—
would edit N magazine, Hoffman would
Thornton would continue to keep track
of the business and financial end of things.
Posts until his physical health limited his
ability to achieve that.
TNS’ largest job under the new
Finest Nude Beaches and Resorts. Mike Charles
and Nick Mayhew-Smith of England’s
Lifestyle Press had successfully published
three "coffee-table" quality guide books to
nude beaches and resorts in Europe, and
Lifestyle Press team up to cowrite and copublish an updated version of Baxandall’s
The newest version of Baxandall’s famed
guide was still great, but the development of awesome resorts and a change in
status of many beaches worldwide had
Made a demand for a fresh edition. In
2007, after a year of research and journey
by co authors Nick Mayhew-Smith and
Mark Storey, together with editorial work
from Mike Charles, Nicky Hoffman (now
Hoffman Lee), and Judi Ditzler (who’d
Business, but continued to do editorial work
on particular jobs), TNS and Lifestyle
Press released The World’s Best Nude Beaches
and Resorts to show the world how much
fun could be had on a naturist vacation
in nearly any part of the globe. The guide
immediately became and remains the first
Selection in print for those seeking advice about naturist journey.
Baxandall was happy to see the years
Guide continued by those with his vision.
With Hoffman Lee now at the editorial
helm of N magazine, he continued to provide consultation, articles, and a precious
historical outlook until his departure on
November 28, 2008.
to naturism around the world, as he, more
than anyone else, brought both aesthetic
appreciation and political understanding, along with
lightheartedness and intellectual rigor, to
the pursuit for body approval and naturist
nization can provide. Having said that, NAC has
a loaded Web site providing comprehensive advice about U.S. state and Canadian provincial laws as they pertain to nudity. Its Toni
Egbert Law Library is a valuable source
of tips for lawyers looking for
Now well into 21st century, TNS acknowl- advice on court cases of interest to
Borders that naturists and non-naturists are skinny-dippers. NAC’s website is also of use
becoming cyber-literate and that more and for public discussion on matters pertaining
more people are looking to the Web for to naturist activism in North America.
their information and reading diversion.
This is where TNS stands now. Its
Although TNS remains a membership orga- members are loyal—retention rates stay
nization expressing itself primarily through near 80 percent—and retain much of the
the printed word and face to face personal volunteer, grassroots spirit that helped to
interaction, TNS and N are reacting to move problems of body-independence out of the
the call for online access.
Midcentury dark ages of corporate nud
TNS has maintained a Web site since ism. It’s established as the leading advo1996, at http://www.naturistsociety.com. The site cate for bare use on proper people
has been entirely redesigned sever- lands. Its progressive magazine is a model
al times, featuring access to N articles, and benchmark for many naturist publicaNetwork contacts, Assembly and Festival tions.
information, NAC Alarms, and an online
sies, The Naturist Society goes ahead in