Hi, I'm new to nudism (you can see my story at Nude Recreation under, "Hi, I'm Jim of Las Vegas. But, I'd like to say I agree with both Shirley and Donald. I know I like reading stories about peoples' experiences either entering into or living the nudist/naturist way of life.
I'm really surprised at the few comments I see here. I'm especially interested in stories from women who have become nudists and how they came to it. My wife, unfortunately, has not decided to join me so far, and I think honest stories from women about their experiences might prove helpful in helping me hopefully change my wife's attitude and mindset to accept nudism and embrace it, especially in a social setting.
I'm not a AANR member, because my wife has not embraced the nudist way of life. However, I very much enjoy the site, along with Naturist Christian Village, nudist clubhouse, and Naturist-Christians.
I hope to read more posts and positive comments real soon. There is a great staff here which really listens to its members andd even non-members like me.
I totally agree with Shirley. More and more I am realizing that it is important for organizations to focus on their prime objectives and not try to be "all things to all people". Even local groups get distracted when they lose sight of why they were organized in the first place.
I hear a lot of "I am afraid to come out as a nudist" I would appreciate article about people/families who have had the fear and made the decision to come out as a nudist.
I am glad that the menu/cooking articles were removed. There are so many other resources for that that information. I use the Bulletin as a tool to promote nude recreation and the more people read about nudist and family nude recreation the easier it is to promote AANR.
The Bulletin is a great resource and one of my favorite benefits as a member.