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  • Co-ed Naked Philosophy – Nudie Book Club Guest Blog - I wrote Co-ed Naked Philosophy because I love to write,and because I love social nudism. That may seem obvious, but loving what you’re doing is essential if you’re going to dedicate large chunks of time over ten years to a writing project on nudity. I definitely wrote the novel with a naturist readership in mind, and I was grateful to have some feedback along the way from naturists. But I also had the novel critiqued in a general fiction-writing workshop, and I hope that the novel can serve to educate and entertain non-naturists as well as naturists. The splashy episodes that punctuate the first part of Co-ed Naked Philosophy come straight from the headlines and tend to be nude-negative: a concerned citizen asking to cover up a replica of the David statue in someone’s lawn; a cop detaining women drivers and forcing them to strip; a woman who threw her menstrual pad at a cop who was harassing her; young women and men working as strippers to pay tuition. These were all news items in the mainstream press around the time I was beginning to write the novel, and they troubled me, they convinced me of the importance of writing affirmative alternatives to the fear, …