|IMEN Needs You! August 19th, 2012|
IMEN NEEDS YOU !
All member contributions to the website are welcome and will be considered for publication. If you have a point of view, an interesting and publishable article, a favorite quote, or a favorite picture, contact your webmaster, Ray Louis or use the Contact Us page to... [Read More]
|Become an IMEN Model August 19th, 2012|
So once or twice in your life, you've considered posing for nude photos. Now you've seen all these other daring guys on our site who have done it and you're really considering it...
Via e-mail, send us a photo of yourself. It has to be nude (but not lewd) and it must include your... [Read More]
|How to Take Nude Photos of Yourself August 19th, 2012|
Want to photograph your beauty? Grab a digital camera and read on.
Step 1 - Plan your project
Have an idea of what you're trying to achieve. Are you wanting an erotic self portrait to remind yourself years from now how you looked? Are you taking a series across time to show... [Read More]
|Hey check out our Live Chat Room! August 19th, 2012|
Wouldn't you like to make a new friend today?
Is it difficult to find time in your busy schedule to go out and meet someone new?
Is it just too early or too late to head out?
Don't want to get dressed?
We've taken the... [Read More]
|How to use the Chat Room August 19th, 2012|
Text formating for messages
You can put bold, italic or underlined text in messages by encasing the applicable sections of your text by adding tags... [Read More]
|Did you know we have member bulletin boards? August 19th, 2012|
Membership gives you access to our private Forums, which work like simple Bulletin Boards!!
Exactly what are they? Bulletin Boards (or Forums as they're frequenly called) are a friendly way to "post" a note to other members and have them "reply... [Read More]
|I will go to the bank by the wood July 28th, 2012|
I will go to the bank by the wood and become undisguised and naked, : I am mad for it to be in contact with me.
- Walt Whitman: From Song of Myself (1855)
|The perfect Brahmachari July 28th, 2012|
'The perfect Brahmachari was a man who could lie by the side of Venus in all her naked beauty without being physically or mentally disturbed.'
- Mahatma Gandhi, concerning non-sexual nudity as it relates to a greater spiritual development.
|Nudity is undignified July 28th, 2012|
"Nudity is undignified and an error of taste."
- Adolf Hitler
|My protests are human-rights oriented July 28th, 2012|
"My protests are human-rights oriented. It's not about sexual nudity or free love or taking drugs and jumping over fires in forests. If anything, it's spiritual. I just think you should have the right to walk down the street naked. I firmly... [Read More]
|Being natural and matter-of-fact about nudity July 28th, 2012|
"Being natural and matter-of-fact about nudity prevents your children from developing an attitude of shame or disgust about the human body. If parents are very secretive about their bodies and go to great lengths to prevent their children from... [Read More]
|Your clothes conceal much of your beauty July 28th, 2012|
"Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful. And though you seek in garments the freedom of privacy, you may find in them a harness and a drain. Would that you could meet the sun and the wind with more of your... [Read More]
|Conformity is the jailer of freedom July 28th, 2012|
"Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth."
|Sweet, sane, still Nakedness in Nature July 28th, 2012|
"Sweet, sane, still Nakedness in Nature! --ah if poor, sick, prurient humanity in cities might really know you once more! Is not nakedness then indecent? No, not inherently. It is your thought, your sophistication, your fear, your... [Read More]
|Clothing encourages us to fill it, to consume more July 28th, 2012|
"Clothing encourages us to fill it, to consume more. If the effects of our behavior and habits upon our bodies were generally visible, people would take care of themselves and be healthier."
- activist Terri Sue Webb in an interview with Daniel Johnson on 16 Dec 2001
|To be offended by the visual appearance of another person July 28th, 2012|
“To be offended by the visual appearance of another person is prejudice, akin to racism. The right to exist, uncovered, should hold precedence over the right not to view [nudity], for the objection is irrational.”
- activist Terri Sue Webb in the Spring 2002 edition of... [Read More]
|Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes July 28th, 2012|
"Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes."
- Henry David Thoreau "Walden"
|Everybody should run through the streets [naked] at least once July 28th, 2012|
"Everybody should run through the streets [naked] at least once. If you can do that, chances are you can have a lot of fun in other areas of your life."
- Madonna, singer
|I just love having no clothes on outside July 28th, 2012|
"I just love having no clothes on outside, and the only time to do that is when the sun's shining. It's a wonderful sensation to not have any clothes on."
- P.J. Harvey, singer
|If it's so dirty to be naked July 28th, 2012|
"If it's so dirty to be naked, why do we get naked to get clean?"
- Bryan Maloney
|What a singular fact for an angel visitant July 28th, 2012|
"What a singular fact for an angel visitant to this earth to carry back in his note-book, that men were forbidden to expose their bodies under the severest penalties!"
- Henry David Thoreau, Journals
|It is an interesting question how far people would retain their relative rank July 28th, 2012|
"It is an interesting question how far people would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes."
- Henry David Thoreau
|I do not want to live with a soul without a body July 28th, 2012|
"I do not want to live with a soul without a body. Nudity is the reflection of innocence. I hate the word obscenity. What is obscene is cheating others."
- Kamala Surayya (Madhavikutty) renowned Indo-Anglican writer (from Jan... [Read More]
|I want people to feel uncomfortable that they've demonized the body, July 28th, 2012|
"I want people to feel uncomfortable that they've demonized the body, I want them to feel uncomfortable at first and then realize it's just skin. Yes, the body can be a shape."
- Spencer Tunick, during an interview with... [Read More]
|I wish we were all naked all the time July 28th, 2012|
"I wish we were all naked all the time, ... I have always believed it is what's underneath that counts. If we were all forced to be naked, perhaps we would start to see that a little bit more."
- Celine Dion, in the U.K. Sun
|The main hangup in the world today is hypocrisy and insecurity July 28th, 2012|
“The main hangup in the world today is hypocrisy and insecurity. If people can’t face up to the fact of other people being naked or smoking pot, or whatever they want to do, then we’re never going to get anywhere. People have got to become... [Read More]
|The best thing to do would be to designate everywhere as clothing optional July 28th, 2012|
"The best thing to do would be to designate everywhere as clothing optional, and we could leave little fenced in areas for the prudes to prance around in. Call them "Prudist Camps". They could peer out of their fences and indulge in their... [Read More]
|you should not be persecuted or victimized July 28th, 2012|
"... you should not be persecuted or victimized for being born human, with a human body - NAKED!"
- Vincent Bethell, from the web site "Human Race Activism"
|What spirit is so empty and blind July 28th, 2012|
"What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot grasp the fact that the human foot is more noble than the shoe and the human skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?"
|When I cast off my clothes July 28th, 2012|
When I cast off my clothes, I cast off my cares!
- Sir Horace Walpole
|We are by nature all as one July 28th, 2012|
"We are by nature all as one, all alike, if you see us naked..."
- John Burton (1576-1640)
|I don't want to facilitate the power July 28th, 2012|
"I don't want to facilitate the power structure with my conformity, "
- The Naked Guy, Andrew Martinez
|body freedom is a basic human right July 28th, 2012|
"body freedom is a basic human right"
|No prison for nudity July 28th, 2012|
"No prison for nudity"
|Body Acceptance is the Idea, Nude Recreation is the way July 28th, 2012|
"Body Acceptance is the Idea, Nude Recreation is the way"
- Lee Baxandall, founder of the Naturist Society
|if you can't even safely be naked in public then where can you? July 28th, 2012|
"if you can't even safely be naked in public then where can you?"
|nude is not lewd July 28th, 2012|
"nude is not lewd"
- a nudist/naturist saying
|the human body is neither offensive nor inappropriate July 28th, 2012|
"the human body is neither offensive nor inappropriate"
- adapted from FTBY principles and Terri Sue Webb statements
|be nude, be natural July 28th, 2012|
"be nude, be natural"
- a nudist/naturist saying
|Restore dignity to the human body and soul July 28th, 2012|"Restore dignity to the human body and soul"
|Don't arrest me I was born this way July 28th, 2012|"Don't arrest me I was born this way"
- seen on a the body of a Naked Mile participant
|body shame is not a family value July 28th, 2012|
"body shame is not a family value"
- adapted from "hate is not a family value"
|body acceptance is a good idea July 28th, 2012|"body acceptance is a good idea"
- adapted from naturist principles
|legalize the human body July 28th, 2012|"legalize the human body"
- adapted from FTBY principles
|Government has no business setting dress codes July 28th, 2012|
"Government has no business setting dress codes – period."
- Dave Bitters, Naturist Action Committee representative, in a letter posted in the Summer 2002 (21.4) issue of Nude and Natural (N) magazine
|Full nakedness! All joys are to thee. July 28th, 2012|
"Full nakedness! All joys are to thee."
John Donne, major English poet and writer, written in 1598
|Wearing nothing is divine. Naked is a state of mind July 28th, 2012|
"Wearing nothing is divine. Naked is a state of mind. I take things off to clear my head, to say the things I haven`t said. I live inside my elements - the earth and sky are my best friends. Water is the evidence that washes me from end... [Read More]
|The body seems to feel beauty when exposed July 28th, 2012|
"The body seems to feel beauty when exposed to it as it feels the campfire or sunshine, entering not by the eyes alone, but equally through all one's flesh like radiant heat, making a passionate ecstatic pleasure glow not... [Read More]
|With a little inner pirouette of excitement July 28th, 2012|
With a little inner pirouette of excitement I realised just how much there was to look forward to tomorrow. The thought of being all day naked in the sun was delicious enough in itself, but there was the whole of our new world to... [Read More]
|It (sunning nude) was a liberating experience July 28th, 2012|
"It (sunning nude) was a liberating experience. It felt unbelievably crazy to take off all my clothes and play in the sun. I've not had that much fun in so long."
- Amy Grant, Ladies Home Journal Dec. 1985
|For a time Jack was angry July 28th, 2012|
"For a time Jack was angry; but when he had been without the jacket for a short while he began to realize that being half-clothed is infinitely more uncomfortable than being entirely naked. Soon he did not miss his clothing in the least,... [Read More]
|This was life! Ah, how he loved it! July 28th, 2012|
"This was life! Ah, how he loved it! Civilization held nothing like this in its narrow and circumscribed sphere, hemmed in by restrictions and conventionalities. Even clothes were a hindrance and a nuisance. At last he was free. He had not... [Read More]
|How idiotic civilization is July 28th, 2012|
"How idiotic civilization is! Why be given a body if you have to keep it shut up in a case like a rare, rare fiddle?"
- Katherine Mansfield
|Adam and Eve entered the world naked and unashamed July 28th, 2012|
"Adam and Eve entered the world naked and unashamed - naked and pure-minded. And no descendant of theirs has ever entered it otherwise. All have entered it naked, unashamed, and clean in mind. They entered it modest. They had to acquire immodesty in the soiled mind,... [Read More]
|rgue for your limitations and they're yours July 28th, 2012|
"Argue for your limitations and they're yours."
- Richard Bach, from Illusions
|There is much to support the view that it is our clothes July 28th, 2012|
"There is much to support the view that it is our clothes that wear us and not we who wear them... They mold our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking."
- Virginia Wolf, Orlando (1956)
|I come from a country where you don`t wear clothes most of the year July 28th, 2012|
"I come from a country where you don`t wear clothes most of the year. Nudity is the most natural state. I was born nude and I hope to be buried nude."
- Elle MacPherson, Australian model and actress
|Be glad, my merry friends, and let the warm sunlight heat now heart and limb July 28th, 2012|
“Be glad, my merry friends, and let the warm sunlight heat now heart and limb! Cast off these cold rags! Run naked on the grass, while Tom goes a-hunting!”
- Tom Bombadil in J.R.R.Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings
|I think everyone should be able to run around naked July 28th, 2012|
"I think everyone should be able to run around naked. I don't think I did anything wrong".
(Deb Ballou, from Going Natural, Vol. 17, Number 1)
|Gymnophobia July 28th, 2012|
"Gymnophobia (from the Greek word for nude gymnos) is the fear of being (or seeing others) naked. A gymnophobic person usually wants to prevent others from experiencing the freedom of not wearing clothes."
|we ought to be able to be comfortable being naked July 28th, 2012|
"... we ought to be able to be comfortable being naked, and it doesn't have to be about sex."
- Patricia Arquette, actress, in the May 2002 Paper magazine interview about her latest role in the movie "Human Nature"
|We are so narrow minded that we show war July 28th, 2012|
"We are so narrow minded that we show war, murder, rape, etc. on TV, but we do not allow to show one of the most wonderful creations (the human body) in its natural form."
- Mario Roman
|A child who has never been allowed July 28th, 2012|
"A child who has never been allowed to see his parents and brothers and sisters naked sees nudity as something shocking."
- Dr. Helga Fleischhauer-Hardt, Show Me (New York: St. Martin`s Press, 1975).
|If I am pushed into clothing for the sake of a trial July 28th, 2012|
"If I am pushed into clothing for the sake of a trial, this aids the prosecution in its designation of my 'appearing naked' as a deed in itself, an act with intent, when its not an act, its simply what I am, what we all are. The judge has ordered that I appear 'appropriately... [Read More]
|The visual appearance of the human body July 28th, 2012|
"The visual appearance of the human body is our human identity and we should not be forced to fear or hide our identity."
- Vincent Bethell, from the web site "Human Race Activism"
|Those who, while they disapprove of the character July 28th, 2012|
"Those who, while they disapprove of the character and measures of government, yield to it their allegiance and support are ... frequently the most serious obstacles to reform."
- Henry David Thoreau
|Laws against public nudity stem July 28th, 2012|
"Laws against public nudity stem from people's unease with the human body. It makes people uneasy that others are comfortable enough to be naked in public, when they are not".
(Katie Mann, from article in Going Natural, Vol. 17, Number... [Read More]
|The Isle of You; Hawaii July 28th, 2012|
Aloha and welcome to The Isle of You
We are grateful that you've come across our web site. Mahalo for your time and enjoy this experience. Here at Isle of You, you'll open yourself up to the experience of joy in expressing "I Love You" to yourself, your lover, and your... [Read More]
|Spartacvs Bali Indonesia July 28th, 2012|
Bali Gay Hotel
Welcome to Spartacvs, a "Gay Men Only" hotel, sorry no women & children are admitted. We can offer our guests discretion, privacy, comfort & security in a 100% clothing optional environment. As we are also an "Exclusive Member Only" hotel, we offer... [Read More]
|Cooper House Bed & Breakfast Inn July 28th, 2012|
Complimentary beer, wine and soda bar
Choice of organic breakfast menu
Flat Panel TV w/ Direct TV
Custom bath amenities (biodegradable)
Heirloom Locally custom made white linen
Luxury spa towels
Cooper House Bed & Breakfast Inn presents... [Read More]
|Hotel Mediterrane July 28th, 2012|
Welcome to the Hotel Mediterrane in La Paz, Baja California Sur, México
Hotel Mediterrane is an intimate Inn, just a few steps from the shore of the great Bay of La Paz.
We have nine sunlit rooms, each unique in design and decoration, all gathered round a tranquil, palm fringed... [Read More]
|Century Palm Springs July 28th, 2012|
Welcome to Century Palm Springs
We are pleased to offer you the finest accommodations that Warm Sands has to offer.
In designing Century Palm Springs, we've created a modern, hip and comfortable place for you to enjoy in this truly beautiful desert location, Palm Springs--home to modern... [Read More]
|CCBC July 28th, 2012|
2011 GUEST COMMENTS
September: We stayed at CCBC from the 15th Aug till Sep the 12th 2011, the best time was had by us.The staff on all levels was fantastic, friendly and helpful in many ways. It is a place to live out your fantasies with all the play area's available. We will... [Read More]
|Belvedere Fire Island Guesthouse July 28th, 2012|
The Belvedere Guest House in Fire Island NY, is finest gay hotel in the Cherry Grove community. Closest hotel to the Great South Bay and clothing optional beach, the best sunsets in Cherry Grove are from our roof-top terrace and bay front deck. One stay in our Venetian Palace, and you’ll know... [Read More]
|Autumn Farm July 28th, 2012|
Welcome to paradise....
"...a rural clothes-optional accommodation retreat amongst beautiful gardens"
There really is no place else in the world like Autumn Farm.
Home to a community of gaymen with deep roots in the artistic and environmental movements, we are... [Read More]
|Absolute Paradise B&B July 28th, 2012|
The Hawaii vacation destination for gay men!
Absolute Paradise Gay B&B has been welcoming guests to the Big Island of Hawaii for over 10 years. We are gay-owned and gay-operated and take pride in making our guests feel at home. We are your perfect home-base for everything... [Read More]
|Flamingo Resort July 26th, 2012|
We will do everything possible to ensure your complete satisfaction while here! We feature non-stop entertainment with six themed bars and a high-energy dance club. Our Flamingo Grill restaurant offers delicious food at reasonable prices. Our seven on-site specialty shops offer a variety of retail... [Read More]
| Casa Blanca Hot Spring July 26th, 2012|
Casa Blanca Hot Spring
P O Box 10
Tonopah, Arizona 85354 USA
Casa Blanca Hot Spring invites quiet lesbian, gay, and bi people to sun and soak in odorless, tasteless mineral waters with a high pH, which feels like bathing in liquid silk. Casa Blanca is for those choosing to... [Read More]
|Villa Rainbow April 16th, 2012|
Villa Rainbow is the small, luxury, exclusively gay male guesthouse of St Martin, Caribbean. We invite you to discover this stunning location and experience the personalized hospitality of Chris and Jean-Louis.
You will enjoy superb and spacious independant rooms, fully... [Read More]
|Freedom Valley October 1st, 2011|
Welcome to Ohio’s most desired getaway. Freedom Valley is a summer family that has been created by our Seasonals and guests who take pride in us and welcome all who visit. More than a campground, we are a proud community. Come for a day at the private pool or one of our many themed weekends.... [Read More]
|Starlight Lodge October 1st, 2011|
Starlight Lodge Bed & Breakfast
Visit our mountain top retreat, a beautiful 10-room bed and breakfast with elegant suites, private baths and rustic country charm.
The Starlight Lodge is the perfect destination for relaxation and adventure with swimming, boating and hiking at... [Read More]
|Roseland Resort October 1st, 2011|
Roseland Resort and Campground is a private membership, clothing optional club that is open year round. We are located at the end of a country lane on mountain ridges in the northern panhandle of West Virginia. Gay owned and operated, we cater to gay men and pride ourselves on privacy... [Read More]
|PANG - Philadelphia Area Naturist Group October 1st, 2011|
PANG, also known as Philadelphia Area Naturist Group and Philadelphia Area Naked Guys was organized to provide an outlet for social and recreational nudity for men of the greater Philadelphia and nearby surrounding areas.
"PANG", is an all-male naturist social club open only to men 21... [Read More]
|Maui Sunseeker Resort October 1st, 2011|
Step off the plane and the first thing you notice is the warm tropical breeze, full of the scent of plumeria, jasmine and tuberose, wrapping you in a wonderful feeling you’ve really arrived in paradise. And that’s just the first few moments of your escape from... [Read More]
|Blue Moon October 22nd, 2009|
Blue Moon Resort, is proud to be Las Vegas' Only Hotel exclusively for gay men. Living up to being Las Vegas' only gay hotel is tough but we accept the challenge!
Experience Gay Las Vegas in the comfort of an All Male environment with a Staff trained to meet the needs of the Gay Male... [Read More]
|Mountainside October 22nd, 2009|
A cherished natural setting nestled in the hills of Southern New Hampshire. The focus here is to come and enjoy 100 acres of peace and privacy. A variety of lodging available, from tent campsites, a bunk house that sleeps 6, and guest cottage. Enables singles or small groups to truly get away from... [Read More]
|GANG, Inc October 22nd, 2009|
The Greater Atlanta Naturist Group (GANG) was formed on September 14, 1984 when a group of nine men gathered for the first "party". By December 1985, the roster of members totaled fifty-eight.
The cost for a single membership in 1985 was ten dollars.
In the beginning, there were a... [Read More]
|Long Fork Campground October 22nd, 2009|
A Clothing Optional, Membership Only, Campground for Men Since opening in July 2002, Long Fork has striven to create a relaxing place for that special getaway.
Visitors from all over the United States and abroad are welcomed with warm hospitality and a friendly smile. The management and... [Read More]
|Black Bear Camp Men's Retreat November 3rd, 2008|
The History of Black Bear Camp
by John W. Bales
Around 1980 I began to search for the right piece of rural property on which to build my home. In 1982 a friend in real estate found a sixteen acre tract about eight miles from my home in Opelika, AL on the banks of Little Loblockee Creek near... [Read More]
|CMEN November 3rd, 2008|
COMMUNITY VISIONS For the best in Gay & Lesbian Social and Sports Events
Some items on our caledar:
FALL 2011 TENNESSEE OPEN HOUSE / GATHERING September 20 - 25, 2011 Whispering Oaks Retreat Center - Tennessee
THAILAND EXPERIENCE V October 23 -November 6, 2011... [Read More]
|Jones Pond Campground & RV Park November 3rd, 2008|
Jones Pond Campground and RV Park is a gay owned, members only, adult male (21+), clothing optional, gay camping facility. We offer over 100 acres for sunning, hiking, swimming, socializing or just getting away from everyday life. Nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of the Genesee Valley in... [Read More]
|Absolute Paradise B&B, Hawaii November 3rd, 2008|
A gay and clothing-optional B&B which is just a short stroll to the best naturist, gay-friendly black sand beach on the island of Hawaii. Located in the heart of the volcanic Puna District, they are close to Volcanoes National Park, majestic waterfalls, lush tropical gardens, and breathtaking... [Read More]
|An Unofficial History of Nudism September 7th, 2008|
Since the beginning of man, we have been naked and also intrigued by the human body and the different representations it may have. Many argue that the true origin of social nudism came from Adam and Eve. Although only two people participated, then covering up in shame wouldn't put it in either in... [Read More]
|Nude Recreation September 7th, 2008|
Why? Being nude is fun, healthy, and good for the soul. It promotes body acceptance and awareness, age acceptance, freedom, self-esteem, self-confidence, and celebrates one of nature’s greatest creations. Naturally, nudity keeps the body from the restrictions of clothing, which shift and compress... [Read More]