Re: Nude sunbathing
From: Sanda Everette (
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 09:29:01 -0600 (MDT)
I am a bit surprised that this is such a concern. Is this really still a
sensitive issue for most people? I too am a naturist.  I have been to
several communities, cohousing and otherwise, that at least have a
clothing optional hot tub....and not just in California.   I have
noticed that the younger folks in my community were not always as
comfortable, initially, with nudity as those of us who came of age in
the 60s or 70s.  Of course, at this point in my life, I do a lot of sun
avoiding or sun screening out of concern for the negative effects of the
sun on our skin.  If naturist wants to write to me directly, I will
bounce around some ideas with him or her.

> Hello Cohousers:
>         I'd like some help and advice on how to bring up a sensitive
> question to my cohousing group.  We are working through site design and
> some community policy issues.  I'm a naturist and like to sunbathe in the
> nude at times.  

>         If I come clear with my intense desire for limited naturism, I'm
> hoping with good grounds for the hope that the community would provide
> for it, either in the design or in community policy.  Not so incidentally,
> I feel strongly enough about this issue that if it were denied I would
> either block consensus on the design or withdraw from the group (aside
> from my own strong desire for this as I've mentioned above, such a denial
> would indicate a serious abrogation of our fundamental value of respect
> for diversity).
Sanda and Brian Everette 

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