Author: The Amusing Muse

The PR Problem: Comments from the Peanut Gallery

The other week (okay, it’s been nearly two months… I’m sorry!) I was asked why I hadn’t commented on this post: Naturism and Nudism have a PR Problem. Frankly, I really thought I had nothing more to add to the comments. Then I was asked if I would write another piece for CFL (doesn’t anyone else feel like an efficient light bulb when they type that? No? Just me? Okay) and I thought, “How opportunistic!” Right there in the first paragraph is reason numero uno why I refrained from calling myself a nudist: “the term has become associated with sexual nudity”. If I declared myself even a casual nudist, I knew I was going to have all of the “pornmongers, pervs and sex trolls” coming out of the woodwork. Why? Because even with my clothes on I’d had enough issues with people of that ilk. Were I to burn my bra, so to speak, I would be tossing my hat in the internet ring of Open Season on ALL THINGS SEX ALL THE TIME! So, …

The Accidental Nudist sails the Big Nude Boat

Confession time: I’m an Accidental Nudist. I wrote that post tongue-in-cheek prior to being part of the Big Nude Boat that sailed February 9th-17th on the Carnival Freedom with Bare Necessities. I argued with people that I was not a Nudist (with the capital N) because I didn’t go to nude beaches, resorts or go out of my way to nudist functions. I defended being an occasional nude model who didn’t care one whit if other people got naked. That’s right. I dug in my heels, cleared out my trench and fired away at everyone who called me a Nudist. The fine people here at Homeclothesfree asked me to write a review on the Big Nude Boat, and because Opportunity knocked, and I like to see what Opportunity is selling (and I was going on the cruise anyway), I agreed to write about my experiences on board the ship. I told myself to have my mind wide open, wider than it is normally. I told myself to observe, ask questions and go with the flow …