Day 6 The naked truth about nudists Novelist Mark Haskell Smith's non-fiction book 'Naked at Lunch' is both a history of organized nudism and a gonzo tale about his own adventures through the clothing-optional world. Grove Press If you want to be nude in public in Canada, you can generally only do so on designated beaches or hiking trails. Nudist clubs can be found across Canada, with Vancouver's clothing-optional Wreck Beach alone boasting up to 14, daily visitors each summer. Novelist Mark Haskell Smith wanted to find out what the attraction to nudism was all about, so he lived inside the world of nonsexual social nudism for two years. His new book, Naked at Lunchis a history of organized nudism combined with a layman's guide to the clothing-optional world. He spoke to Brent about his experiences, from nudist cruises and beach resorts to buying groceries in the buff. This interview has been edited for clarity and length. What was it like the first time you got naked with a group of strangers?
Be subject to In recent years, incidences of broadcast nudity have increased. In some instances, this is innocent fun, like ceremonial moonings in Orange County, California, after that worldwide naked bike riding events. All the rage other instances, it may be a lesser amount of innocent, like those who expose themselves for sexual gratification against the bidding of others. And, of course, everywhere in the middle exists things akin to the infamous Girls Gone Wild videos or the public flashing at events like Mardi Gras, concerts, or bike events. Nudists keep saying that their lifestyle is non-sexual, but how does that actually work? Are they actually not attracted to other naked people? If nudism is such a non-sexual thing, are nudists having any femininity at all?