Friday, April 30, 2010

British women topless sunbathe on vacations, rarely in England

In a recent British survey, 54% of English women said they would try topless sunbathing while on vacation abroad. But not in England.

We've noticed this same phenomenon too. Most of our guests consider themselves nude vacationers, not nudists. This means they love to vacation in the nude at our resort, but would never think of going to a nude beach or go nude at home in front of their children or friends.

People like to try different things on vacation. They're more adventurous. One of the things they're trying more is topless and nude sunbathing. That's one of the reasons why we are one of the most popular of ALL resorts in Palm Springs with one of the highest occupancy rates. We also average about an 80% repeat guest rate with guests from around the world which is one of the highest repeat rates in the travel industry.

Here's the story:

"No bikinis please, we're British: How 80 per cent of women will wear a two-piece abroad, but NEVER in the UK

On foreign shores they are happy to slip into skimpy bikinis - or even go topless.
But when holidaying at home, it seems that British women like to stay relatively covered up.

In a survey, 54 per cent said they would go topless abroad but none was prepared to do the same in the UK.

Similarly, an overwhelming 91 per cent said they wear a bikini overseas, but 80 per cent would never been seen in one on a British beach...

The risk of embarrassment if spotted by an acquaintance is the main reason for modesty, being cited by 51 per cent. More children playing on British beaches was the reason given by 42 per cent...

For the full story Click here

So this year on your vacation, be like the British women. Stop taking a boring chain hotel vacation. Try something new and fun. Try topless or nude sunbathing at The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa, Palm Springs, California.

Now is the perfect time for a fun, romantic, unique vacation experience.

Never been to a clothing optional resort before? No problem. We are the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time!

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada) for more information or to make reservations.

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We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs, California!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Join Boobquake 2010 - A protest against an Iranian Cleric's pronouncement

If you follow politics, you already know most politicians are basically big fat boobs. That's one of the reasons they're so afraid of allowing women to go topless sunbathing. They're afraid that once people get used to the sight of seeing real boobs all the time, they'll then notice what big boobs they voted into office.

Some religious "leaders" are also big fat boobs. We all remember televangelist Pat Robertson and his saying "But a condition like this [gay days at Disneyworld] will bring about the destruction of your nation. It'll bring about terrorist bombs; it'll bring earthquakes, tornadoes, and possibly a meteor."

Well, a leading cleric in Iran feels that immodestly dressed women also cause earthquakes. Of course I wonder if god came to him like he did to televangelist Oral Roberts saying in January of 1987 if people didn't donate to him $8 million by March, god would "call him home." I guess god wanted him to continue buying the expensive Italian silk suits, diamond rings, and heavy gold jewelry he was so fond of wearing.

Jennifer McCreight, a student at Purdue University feels the Iranian cleric is full of crap. Being scientifically minded, she is doing an experiment. She wants to see if her D cups and other really immodestly dressed women can cause an earthquake.

Here's her story:

"Boobquake' 2010: 90,000+ women to bare cleavage, protest Iranian cleric's promiscuity claim

A cleavage barring movement is underway in a valley near you. 'Boobquake' already has 90,000 women across the globe committed to showing part of their own in an effort to ‘help stop supernatural thinking and oppression of women.”

Boobquake is the brain child of Purdue University student, Jennifer McCreight. The self described "liberal, geeky, nerdy, scientific, perverted atheist feminist" decided to donate her D-cups for political and scientific reasons: The event is a direct response to the recent Iranian clerical claim that promiscuous women cause natural disasters.

"Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupting their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes," Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media.

He is Tehran's acting Friday prayer leader...

“On Monday, April 26th, I will wear the most cleavage-showing shirt I own. Yes, the one usually reserved for a night on the town. I encourage other female skeptics to join me and embrace the supposed supernatural power of their breasts. Or short shorts, if that's your preferred form of immodesty. With the power of our scandalous bodies combined, we should surely produce an earthquake.”...

I don't think the event is completely contrary to feminist ideals. I'm asking women to wear their most "immodest" outfit that they already would wear, but to coordinate it all on the same day for the sake of the experiment...I don't want to force people out of their comfort zones, because I believe women have the right to choose how they want to dress... If men ogle, that's the fault of the men, not me for dressing how I like. If I want to a show a little cleavage or joke about my boobs, that's my prerogative."...

For the full story
Here at the Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa in sunny Palm Springs, California, we do our part everyday of the week to show that bare breasts do NOT cause earthquakes. We have had 10's of thousands of bare breasts at our resort and no one has died from an earthquake in Palm Springs in the 15 years we have been open?

For perspective in the last 100 years, only 369 people have died in California from earthquakes. And obviously California women show lots of cleavage and dress immodestly according to moslem standards.

Now since the turn of the century over 126,000 people have died from earthquakes in Iran. Hmmm, is god trying to tell us something? I contend that God would rather see bare breasts in California than women dressed in "bee keeper suits" as political pundit Bill Maher calls the traditional clothing that Arab women wear in Iran.

Having never met god, I don't know what he thinks. But, only 369 deaths from earthquakes in 100 years in California that's not a lot. Compare this to hurricanes deaths in the US where 22170 people have died since the turn of the century. I think god is saying he likes how California women dress.

So join Jennifer this Monday April 26th. Women, wear your most revealing clothing. And if we are lucky an earthquake will happen in Iran and a house will fall on cleric Sedighi just like it did on another mean person, the wicked witch west, years ago.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Everyday should be Earth Day for nudists

A big Happy Earth Day to our mother earth!

I think people who enjoy nude recreation are naturally more in tune with nature. I was contacted by AANR (the American Association for Nude Recreation) a few weeks ago. They wanted to know if we were doing anything special for Earth Day.

My response was, "being a nudist, every day should be Earth Day.

When we opened our resort 15 years ago, we immediately started going green and conserving energy. Way before it was trendy. We changed all of our outdoor lighting to fluorescent. We bough high efficiency pool and jacuzzi heaters. We were the FIRST hotel in the whole Palm Springs area that invested in a salt water pool, so we wouldn't have to use so many harsh chemicals like everyone else.

A few years after we opened, the city of Palm Springs started a residential recycling program. We approached city hall informing them that small resorts generate much more recyclable trash than homes. We suggested they should also have a recycling program for small resorts.

At first, we met resistance, but we persisted. Of course it helped that I was on the Board of Directors of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce. We got other small resorts to say it was a great idea, so the city gave in. Now of course they brag about the great job they do in recycling (and they do a great job).

Nudists save millions of gallons of water and energy by not washing as much clothing. Also, I bet nudists don't own as much clothing as non nudists, so there is lots of savings there too.

Nudists should be proud of what they do for mother earth. I know we are.

Tom Mulhall
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Palm Springs, CA
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Saturday, April 17, 2010

British Retailer criticized for selling padded bikinis to 7 year olds

Talk about needing to protect kids. A British retailer was selling 2 piece padded bikini style bathing suits to 7 year old kids. Looks like the fashion industry wants to really destroy the self image of little girls at a young age.

Luckily some members of the British government and others spoke out against this type of child abuse so they were forced to pull the product.

Here's the story:

"U.K. retailer withdraws padded bikini bras for kids

LONDON — A major British clothing retailer withdrew a children's bathing suit from sale Wednesday after a front-page tabloid story criticized the store for selling padded bras on bikinis aimed at 7-year-olds.

The bikinis also angered children's advocates and top candidates in Britain's upcoming national election, who say it was yet another product that sexualizes children and encourages them to grow up too fast...

Primark, a popular discount chain, is not the first retailer to draw criticism for offering padded bras for kids younger than 10. But the outcry of protest is prompting a growing number of companies to pledge support for Mumsnet's "Let Girls Be Girls" campaign.

The popular online forum said such clothing indoctrinates the idea that sexiness is the most important quality for girls and "encourages a culture in which children are viewed as sexually available."...

The retailer acted within hours of a front-page article in The Sun denouncing the product as a "paedo (pedophile) bikini." Politicians swiftly joined the clamor...

There has long been a global concern that products and images may encourage the sexualization of children or direct sexual abuse at them. Barbie dolls have often been criticized for being unrealistically curvaceous. Teenage Disney star Miley Cyrus' bareback picture for Vanity Fair magazine was slammed for being too sexualized, as was 15-year-old Brooke Shields' ad for Calvin Klein jeans in which she said: "You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing."

The American Psychological Association, in a 2007 report on the sexualization of girls, raised concerns about other ad campaigns, such as Skechers' "naughty and nice" ad in 2004 featuring Christina Aguilera dressed as a pigtailed, lollipop-licking schoolgirl. The association also fretted about thongs for 7- to 10-year-olds with slogans such as "wink wink."...

Researchers such as Penny Nicholls of The Children's Society, a British charity, say their studies show that commercial pressures toward premature sexualization and unprincipled advertising damage children's well-being...

"By over-emphasizing their sexuality through fashion, it may make it harder for girls to value themselves for other aspects of their identity," the report by psychologist Linda Papadopoulos said.

For the full story click here

Americans and Brits have a strange sense of "protecting" our kids. The retailer had said that the padding protected the "modesty" of young girls. Whereas, most adults with common sense realized they wanted to sexualize young girls at a young age into the fashion industry.

Let kids be kids, they will have plenty of time to grow up. And if you go to Europe especially to France, Spain, and Germany you will realize that most kids enjoy wearing one special kind of bathing suit. It's called a birthday suit.
It's always in style.

And that's a major fear of the fashion industry as they can't sell bathing suits to people who like wearing their birthday suit.

Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Palm Springs, California
For more info or reservations, call 1-800-786-6938

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Nude Jude at The Terra Cotta inn

Here's a photo of Jude (short for Nude Jude) our resident 4 month old pound puppy. She was so exhausted from playing with the guests (she loves to play fetch), that she had to lay down to drink her water. About 5 minutes later, she was inside taking a nap for about an hour.

We've had her now for 9 weeks. She's really grown in that time. When we got her, she was 14.5 lbs. Last week when she got booster shots, she was 33.5 lbs. The vet is guessing her full adult size will be 70 lbs.

She's the sweetest dog. She's a Black Labrador mix. We know her mom was a black lab stray that an animal control officer in the town of Indio went to catch. But, when he got to where she was, he realized she had a litter. So he caught Jude and a sister.

Jude LOVES people. She greats everyone when they check in (unless she's sleeping too soundly from playing). And EVERYONE loves Jude. She is a great little nudist puppy.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 and come meet her.

Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Sunny Palm Springs, California
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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Alaska Airlines Airfare sale to California ends midnight April 12th fly by June 20th

Alaska Airlines has an airfare sale that ends midnight, Monday April 12th. You must fly by June 20th.

The state of Washington is the #1 home state of our guests. Canada is #2 (yes, I know it's not a state although it feels like its our 51st state or we're their 14th province.

Here's the details from their site:

"Great Deals To Your Favorite California Destinations
High Flyin Deals

For a limited time, enjoy discounted fares from many of your favorite Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air cities to California. With fares as low as $69, it's a great time to get flyin'.

To take advantage of these high flyin' deals, simply purchase your ticket by April 12, 2010, for travel completed by June 20, 2010...

For Alaska Airlines airfare sale page: click here

Time for a nakation in sunny Palm Springs, California at The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa.

Now is the perfect time for a fun, romantic, unique vacation experience.

Never been to a clothing optional resort before? No problem. We are the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time!

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada) for more information or to make reservations.

Visit our site at

Follow us on twitter at

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs, California!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

No damage done to Terra Cotta Inn from Mexican Earthquake

The Mexican earthquake did not damage Terra Cotta Inn.

There was a 7.2 earthquake this afternoon in the Mexican State of Baja which is just south of the California border. It was centered around 20 miles from Mexicali which would make it maybe 125 south of Palm Springs.

We felt the earthquake for about 15 seconds. Waves were created in the pool and water actually splashed out of the pool.

Since most of the guests here today were from out of state, Canada, and Australia everyone thought it was fascinating. Sadly I have read 2 people died in Mexico and about another 100 have been reported injured.

We hope there will be no more injuries or deaths discovered.

We have received a lot of phone calls and e-mails from guests around the world concerned about us.

Anyway I wanted everyone to know, there was no damage done to our resort. Not 1 thing fell off of a table. So we are fine. The weather is fantastic, we hope to see everyone real soon.

Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Located in sunny Palm Springs, California
For more information or reservations, call 800-786-6938

Happy Easter from Sunny Palm Springs

Happy Easter everyone. We hope everyone had a fun holiday today. Norma played the roll of Easter bunny delivering Easter eggs to all the guests.

The weather is fantastic. We are supposed in be in the '80's and sunny all week long. Perfect nude sunbathing weather.

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Located in sunny Palm Springs, California
For more information or reservations, call 800-786-6938

Saturday, April 3, 2010

A funny YouTube Nudist Colony video

This You Tube nude video is titled "A Nudist Colony Nightmare." It's pretty funny.

The nude video does bring up a few issues however. It plays into some nudist colony stereotypes which lots of people still believe.

One stereotype is the nudists sit around playing guitars singing in the evening. The video is playing into the Kumbaya stereotype. Having been involved with nude recreation for over 30 years I have yet to see someone playing a guitar while other nudists sing. I'm sure it has happened just like some fraternity and sororities members etc have sang to a guitar, But I have never seen it or heard about it at a nudist resort.

Yet, a few times a month we will hear from someone calling asking for information about our resort. One of the questions they ask is something like this "do we have to join in singing in the evenings with other people. We really don't want to."

Next of course is the word nudist colony. Although nudists do NOT live in colonies, and we vacation at nudist resorts, clothing optional resorts, nudist campgrounds, nudist parks, etc., there is still a large segment of people who think the proper term for nudist resorts such as ours is nudist colonies. There is even the famous Budweiser video called Mr. Nudist Colony Activity Coordinator. And of course in this video they had a big Kumbaya moment.

So where am I going with this? Many people still think that nude recreation and nudism is a closed society for members only. We are always asked if couples have to be members to stay at our resort. They do NOT want to go anywhere where they have ti join any clubs or societies. They just want to vacation and relax and have fun.

Being called a nudist colony in itself is not bad unless people think it is a closed group and they don't want to join.

The whole idea of making nude recreation mainstream is one where people don't think nudists are "different" by sitting around singing Kumbaya in nudist colonies.

Now is the perfect time for a fun, romantic, unique vacation experience.

Never been to a clothing optional resort before? No problem. We are the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time!

In the December 2009 issue of our local magazine Palm Springs Life, the Best of the Best issue, Terra Cotta Inn was selected as one of the 3 best boutique hotels in the whole Palm Springs area. And we are considered the best not because we are exclusive, but because we are a fun, friendly, and an affordably luxurious resort.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada) for more information or to make reservations.

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We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs, California!

Erykah Badu to be charged with disorderly conduct for stripping in public for a performance art video shoot

I have never heard of Erykah Badu before. She is a performance artist. She just shoot a music video in the same Dallas plaza where JFK was shoot. Because she stripped naked in public, she is now being charged with disorderly conduct.

The New York Daily News covered this story. What I thought interesting was some of the comments. Here's the story and comments:

Erykah Badu charged with disorderly conduct for stripping in Dallas video shoot for 'Window Seat'
Erykah Badu has come under fire for stripping naked in a Dallas plaza where President Kennedy was shot in 1963 - for a scene in her new video for the song, 'Window Seat.'
Erykah Badu has come under fire for stripping naked in a Dallas plaza where President Kennedy was shot in 1963 - for a scene in her new video for the song, 'Window Seat.'

The singer Erykah Badu has been charged with disorderly conduct by Dallas police after stripping naked in a public square while filming her latest music video...

She can be seen walking through the square removing her t-shirt and pants followed by her underwear, while curious passers-by look on.

The singer then falls to the ground to the sound of a gunshot.

"The City attorney's office and the Dallas Police Department has decided to charge the entertainer known as Erykah Badu with disorderly conduct," a police spokesman said.

"After much discussion we feel that these charges best fit her conduct when she disrobed in a public place without disregard to individuals and small children who were close by."

The police spokesman said they have received calls from people across the country complaining about her behavior and a citation will be issued shortly...

"I would never disrespect JFK," she wrote on Twitter. "his revolutionary thinking is my inspiration. my performance art has been grossly misinterpreted by many."

Here are some interesting comments:

Badu should be ashamed of herself... she knows that black people cannot get away with doing the same thing two white people did and not get in trouble with the law.... I thought she had more sense than that... [Tom's note:Matt and Kim won a MTV award this year by walking in NYC while singing and stripping. They are white.]
Kevin McLean

I believe much ado (no pun intended) is being made over nothing!!! This country is far behind the Europeans re: nudity. If she was grossly over or under weight then I would be offended!! I consider the human body to be a work of art created by God!!!
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Artistically, it was uninteresting. Aesthetically, no thanks. In terms of publicity, cheap and effective. Chief Wiggum says: "Mmmmm, Mama!....I likes what you draggin' in yo' wagon!"
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Just because it is a music video doesn't mean she is trying to sell sex. She actually IS an artist -- a performance artist whose primary medium is voice/music. Unfortunately, her work is misfiled because of the medium she uses and much of what she does is diminished or ignored. I would be willing to bet that many of the people who have posted are not fully familiar with her music, her art, her message, or her life except on a very superficial level as presented by the media. There is a LOT of nudity in performance art. There is also a LOT of other types of words, activity, and products that incite very strong reactions. Making people think and feel and react is an important part of what an artist does. Many "classic" works in all genres of art were originally dismissed, disrespected, and disdained because they made people -- especially the dull, proper masses of sheep in all classes of society -- feel differently and asked them to think differently...
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For all the people that didn't get, get this. You won't get. The message is beyond your comprehension. Go sit on your couch and watch TV. The offended people that are in such an uproar, are the same idiots that pay money to go into Lady Bird's fine arts museum and see ancient naked voluptuous white women. Now try to focus, this is art.

She is a super pot head and a nut. She should have gotten a permit and did this on a closed set not out in public and in front of children! She is a mother of 3 children. Would she like it if someone stripped naked in front of them and pretended to be shot in the head?
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5:13:32 PM
Apr 3, 2010

Most of you haven’t even seen the video well I have and first off the song is jamming. Secondly, Erykah is an Artìst and this video will still be watched and appreciated 15 years from now. Also, Erykah’s body is fantastic (she’s had a couple of kids too), so don’t be a hater."

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Ms. Badu picked the wrong state for her video. Remember, Texas was the state where a school teacher was fired for taking kids to the Dallas Art museum because they saw nude sculptures in the museum. And she even had the parents permission.

What I liked about this story was the "what about the children" angle of the police chief. Obviously most adults could care less, so they have to bring up children since they can't comment that they didn't care either.

Ms. Badu certainly got her 15 minutes of national fame.

As for her art work, time will tell. Don't forget when the Eiffel Tower was originally built, French citizens hated it and wanted it torn down.

I wish her good luck and hope she fights the charges.

Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Located in sunny Palm Springs, California
For more information or reservations, call 800-786-6938

Friday, April 2, 2010

Top Five naked protests

Our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa has been packed this spring. We have guests from around the world here. Although most guests are from all over the US and Canada, we have had guests this spring from England, Australia, Finland, Poland, Hong Kong, Germany, France, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, and China. We are allows honored that our guests make us not only the most popular clothing optional resort in the western US, but one of the most popular of ALL resorts in Palm Springs.

If you have noticed, I haven't been posting here as much lately as we have been so busy. I will try to post more as there are so many good stories.

Like this one:

"Naked Protesters Do More with Less
Planet 100 counts down the top 5 nude protests of all time.

In 1773, colonists in Boston protested what they viewed as unfair tax legislation by dumping boxes of tea into the harbor. In 1921, Ghandi encouraged people to boycott British goods and institutions in their pursuit of independence. In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. led more than 200,000 people to Washington, DC, in an effort to secure civil rights for all Americans.

Today, people continue to use protest as a means of voicing dissent but in an age that is saturated by media, tactics have had to change to ensure widespread recognition of their efforts.

The result is sometimes shocking, sometimes outrageous, but always attention-grabbing: Take a look at the top five naked activists.

5. Cycling in the Nude

world naked bike day photo

Every June, in 20 countries and 70 cities, a mass of cyclists gather and ride the streets—completely naked. The annual event, known as World Naked Bike Day, is a protest against the vulnerability of bikers in a car-dominated culture...

4. PETA...

PETA is one organization that is not afraid of controversy. Their campaigns and print ads are infamous for blending activism and sex-appeal—often to the extent that they alienate would-be supporters and long-time opponents alike...

3. Going Pants Free in Guangdong

pants free subway protest china photo

As the environment in China has degraded, it has been harder and harder for the government there to contain protests for more stringent regulations. In a notable act of defiance, 20 climate activists in Guangdong province boarded a train—without pants...

2. SkinLess in Madrid

Taking a page from PETA's playbook, Spain's AnimaNaturalis staged SkinLess to protest the fur trade....

1. Getting Chilly With It

Working in collaboration with Greenpeace, New York-based Artist Spencer Tunick invited 600 dedicated climate activists to pose naked on a glacier in the Swiss Alps. Braving temperatures that dropped to -10 degrees, the participants stood for the photographs to bring awareness to the effects of climate change...

For the full article click here

Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Palm Springs, California