Niagara Naturists News
February 3, 2016

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We have found a new restaurant to hold our monthly meet and greet dinners.  We will be meeting on February 20, 2016 at the Hillview Restaurant which is located at 6135 Transit Road, Depew, NY.  They have a private meeting room and they will give us separate checks.  Many thanks to Kevin for researching new locations.  The meeting will be at 6:00PM.


Our monthly clothed dinners serve two purposes, one to allow members to keep in touch and share nudist experiences, and two, to meet new prospective members in a clothed environment which allows them to ask questions and get information regarding nude recreation.

Remember, anybody can come to our dinner meetings.  Please come, ask questions, and see what the club is all about.  All are welcome.  We will have membership applications available and also transfer applications if you are already AANR members. Membership is $45.00 for single or $82.50 for couples.  More information regarding membership can be found on our membership web page. 


First time Experiences.  The following is from the Oregonian/Oregon Live Blog.

Why not just wear a bathing suit? Is it really that different? The Oregonian/OregonLive ask men and women at nude beaches and resorts what’s the appeal to nudism.

Why be naked? Nudists explain the joys of being bare


Carolyn Hawkins' husband asked her to go to a nudist resort with him. Sorry, she told him, but no thank you.

After much pleading and convincing, she reluctantly agreed to go with him to Cypress Cove, a nudist resort in central Florida, but she refused to take her clothes off while they were there. On that point, she was resolute.

Hawkins had seen nudity like many American still see it today – as something to do in the privacy of your home, certainly not around other people and definitely not in public – but today she's a full-blown nudist, working full-time to promote the joys of nudity.

Hawkins now works as the public relations coordinator for the American Association of Nude Recreation. It's her job, literally, to spread the good word on nudism – often also called naturism – to people who might have the same fears that once kept her from going bare.

Her own turning point came on the tour of Cypress Cove, when she finally met the people there.

"During that tour everybody was speaking, everybody spoke, 'Hi, how are you? Welcome to Cypress Cove,'" Hawkins recalled. "I thought, 'You know what? Maybe this isn't so bad after all."

The people at the resort were much like the people at many nudist resorts around the country. They were friendly, warm and not pushy about Hawkins' discomforts. She and her husband sat down and chatted with another couple, there with their two kids. After hearing them out, she was convinced: she would give nudism a try.

"It went uphill from there," she said.

At the end of the day she and her husband bought memberships at Cypress Cove. Later she got a part-time job there. Then she moved into the nude resort, where she and her husband raised her 3-year-old grandson.

It sounds astonishing, but in reality that kind of 180-degree turnaround isn't so unusual among nudists.