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Who are Nudists?
We are everyone. We may be
your doctor, your neighbor, or the clerk at the grocery
store. We are just average people who enjoy the peace and
comfort that social nudity brings us. We are young, old,
tall, short, fat or skinny. Just plain folks from everywhere.
to West Penn Naturists. WPN,
founded in 1981, is a family nudist swim club located in Pittsburgh,
Pa. We gather at a well heated indoor pool for swimming, sharing
good food, and socializing. Membership is comprised of couples,
families, and singles.
Have you ever been curious to try nudism?
WPN is the place to come discover
what you've been missing. You won't find a friendlier bunch of
folk. Bring a towel to sit on, beverage of your choice, a folding
chair, and a snack to share.
On average, you'll find 30-50 members and guests present, though
some nights there are more, ranging in age from toddlers to grand
parents. You can join in a game of water volleyball, swims laps
in an Olympic size pool, enjoy the
sauna, use the tanning bed, allow a professional masseuse to
melt your tensions, or just find a quiet corner to relax in.
There is always a buffet table loaded with snacks and covered
dishes brought to share. All in a non-sexual family atmosphere.
You will be amazed at how spending an evening with us can make
a bone chilling Pittsburgh winter just a little more bearable.
Swims are on selected Saturday evenings, from 8pm till midnight.
Be sure to check the schedule for
theme nights, theme dinners, and fun contests.
Once summer rolls around, we plan weekend camping trips together
at landed nudist clubs.
Come join us for an evening of fun, food, and
exercise, in a safe nudist setting.
Genesis, "They were nude but they were not ashamed."
Furthermore, because God created it, "The human body can
remain nude and uncovered and preserve its splendor and its
- Pope John Paul
other people, just like you, felt about their first WPN swim
experiences on the 1st timers page.
For many it was their first social nude event.
wonders what has gone wrong with the world. Why is there so much
crime, violence and insanity. Is it really so hard to understand?
How far from nature will society remove itself, before it realizes
that it has created an imaginary monster devouring reality?
are naturists because we are free... not just of raiment, but also
of the shackles built by superstition and ignorance designed to
harness our very spirit."
getting warm out, which means that it’s the time of year in which
we women need to invest our time and energy into finding the perfect
swimsuit for the season. I’ve noticed that my sister and I go
about this slightly differently:
1) Spend at least two months dieting so that there is a chance of
fitting in to the suit that she wants.
2) Set aside two weekends to find the perfect suit.
3) Coordinate with a friend to go swimsuit shopping.
4) Put on good shoes that are easily removable- lots of walking will
be involved but the shoes will need to be removed for trying on
5) Head to the local mall.
6) Then the other local mall.
7) And don’t forget the department stores.
8 ) Find the perfect swimsuit top. Go to 10 more stores to ensure
that it’s perfect. Then buy the top.
9) Go home and have a glass of wine to celebrate the acquisition of
10) Go back to the local mall.
11) And the other local mall.
12) And the department stores.
13) Try on the swim trunks, skirts, and shorts.
14) Then try them on again.
15) Find the bottoms that work, even if they’re not perfect.
16) Diet again.
17) The next weekend, go back to the mall.
18) And the other mall.
19) And the department stores.
20) Try on every swimsuit cover-up available.
21) Purchase the cover-up.
22) Drink a bottle of wine to celebrate.
23) Put on the perfect swimsuit top and bottom then make sure nobody
can see it by putting on a cover-up: SUCCESS!
1) Remove clothes.
2) Enjoy the perfect-size, perfectly comfortable swimsuit of my own
Mark Blinch, a
photographer with the Reuters News Agency, contacted us in June about a project he was doing on
"what it means to get back to nature, movements on how
people find alternatives to cope with big city living, and what it
means to our health when we are absent from nature." He
wanted to know if he could explore the naturist movement in that
context. We agreed and he spent a few days at Bare Oaks both
as a participant and as a reporter. The fact that he took his
time and tried it himself really shows in the resulting video.
It is not a matter of “desexualizing” nudity
as it is to discontinue to OVER-sexualize!
Nudity is not supposed to be sexual it is supposed
to be NATURAL. If we are nude you do not say we are in our
“sexual” state you are in your NATURAL state! You can be
sexual totally clothed and conversely you can be non sexual in the
Attraction or sexual thoughts don’t hinge on
what a person is or isn’t wearing at all. It is all in the mind
which is where sex and lust begin.
Problem is that we have made simple nonsexual
nudity so taboo that it has totally brainwashed the majority. The
nude form is a work of art and should not be sexualized. As a
result it has created shame among the people in our culture. It
has created poor self image and worth, due to media giving us a
false benchmark that we should look like. It has created sexual
deviants and people with poor manners that poke fun of those of us
that are less perfect.
So yes we need to stop making the nude body
sexual! It is natural and beautiful and should be embraced for its
beauty instead of making it fodder for sexual desire.
Diary of a Nudist (1961)
by Doris Wishman
The Film follows a reporter (Davee Decker) as she
infiltrates a nudist colony in the hopes of exposing its immoral
However, once there, she finds herself enjoying it a little bit more
than she anticipated.
If you would like to attend a swim, please email
us for more information.
NFN is the newest
"family values" naturist site on the web!
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
Are you aware of the
health benefits of Naturism? Did you know that sun light and air on your
bare skin can be beneficial to body and mind? Click here to learn
WPN members are
welcome to contribute to this web site. Any trip reports, stories or
news that you'd like to share can be posted. Have an idea for the web
site? Feel free to send suggestions. We're always looking for ways to