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.

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1 comment:

Shmalbert said...

I'm not sure what this article is about. At every Nudist resort I go to, there is scheduled sing-a-longs at sundown.

It may seem dorky to you dressed people, but as long as your not playing the bongo drum, there is usually no issues.