about Nude Beaches and Nude Recreation
Click on the image to obtain the 20 edition of the North American Guide
to Nude Recreation published by the American Association of Nude Recreation.
The area of nude beaches and nude recreation has attracted a lot of attention
in recent years. While most people are not aware of it there has been a
phenomenal increase in the number of nude beaches and other forms of nude
recreation throughout the United States since the late 1980's. For those
people interested in participating in the phenomena itself the international
guide by Lee Baxandall is the place to begin. The wonderfully illustrated
guide can be obtained from Amazon.com . Click here
to buy from Amazon.com.
Another book of interest to those wanting to know more about traditional
nude recreation in a private setting Dr. Leisure suggests the American
Association of Nude Recreation's guide, North American Guide to Nude
Recreation. Two hundred and twenty-four pages of quality color
photographs featuring the clubs and resorts of the association. Click here
to buy this book from Amazon.com.
For those students of nude recreation the newly published book by Gordon
Gill entitled Recreational Nudity and the Law is well worth
looking at. The book contains 101 abstracts of cases dealing with nudity
in a recreational context. Reviewing the cases presented one can develop
an overview of just what has happened and is happening in the evolution
of nude recreation within the legal community. The case law that lead to
our present standards regarding nudity in our society becomes most evident.
This book is a particularly useful reference for those involved in litigation
recreational nudity. Available from Amazon.com. Click here
to order now. Also available in the United Kingdom from
Being an authority on nude beaches is not without it's perils. You probably
saw Dr. George R. Harker on TV in 1991 talking about losing his job as
a university professor because he studied nude beaches and had been an
expert witness in a number of significant cases. Published in 1993 his
book He Wouldn't Drink the Hemlock: The Firing of Dr. Leisure
is a classic. In it he reveals how those in power can bend the rules to
discharge a person they don't like. It is apparent to the reader that if
it can happen to Dr. Harker it can happen to any of us. The book also gives
insight into the politics of nude beaches with particular emphasis on Little
Beach, Maui, Hawaii. Dr. Harker was also a key player in the Rochester,
New York case and his involvement is explained. A must read for the nude
beach enthusiast, the recreation student or professional interested in
the social dynamics of nude recreation. Available from Amazon.com. Click
to order hard cover now. Click here
to order soft cover now.
Dr. Harker wrote the book Creation and Management Guide to Public
Clothing Optional Beaches and Parks in 1990 for the American Sunbathing
Association. It has been distributed worldwide to those in the recreation
Rooster Rock State park in Oregon (near Portland) was one of the first
state parks to officially acknowledge nude use. In the process they developed
a sign which they used to advise park users of the use. It reads ATTENTION
BEYOND THIS POINT YOU MAY ENCOUNTER NUDE SUNBATHERS. That sign or slight
variations have been used by the National Park Service and other agencies
to designate the boundary of clothing optional areas.
Springs and Hot Pools of the Southwest by Marjorie Gersh-Young.
Area included: Arizona, Baja(Mexico), California, Colorado, Nevada, New
Mexico, Texas, Utah Two hundred and six pages of information on hot springs
and hot pools. Reliable directions on how to find them and the local protocol
of bathing, i.e. natural or clothed. Nine hundred and twenty-two listings
in this revised edition. Personally used by Dr. Leisure on his frequent
cross country road trips. Click here
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Springs & Hot Pools of the Northwest by Marjorie Gersh-Young
Area included: Alaska, Canada, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming,
and States East of the Rockies Two hundred pages of information on hot
springs and hot pools. Reliable directions on how to find them and the
local protocol of bathing, i.e. natural or clothed. Nine hundred and twenty-nine
listings in this revised edition. Personally used by Dr. Leisure on his
frequent cross country road trips. Click here
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