A Fresh Era For FKK Publications: Clothed With The Sun
After Baxandall and others at the 1980 San Francisco conference created The Naturist Society, Baxandall and Jan Smith determined that it was time to transfer the Sun tabloid to the next level of production. Using the Green Mountain Quarterly’s format as a guide, Baxandall and http://nudizmtube.com spent that latter part of 1980 and the start of 1981 making the first issue of Clothed With The Sun. In the premier issue of CWS Baxandall described the quarterly magazine’s goal. He chose the journal’s name from the utopian Dwelling Colony of Tacoma, Washington. http://videonudism.com/voyeur existed as an alternative living arrangement (local opponents labeled them “anarchists”) from 1896 to 1914. They urged liberal viewpoints on marriage and the benefits of mixed-sex bathing and skinny dipping. Their journal was called Clothed With The Sun, and appeared to Baxandall to speak to the problems of body acceptance and societal nudity significant to naturists. Of additional interest to Baxandall was the subtle reminder constitutional to the title that grassroots, communal, and freely articulated naturism was alive and well in America long before the German influence in the 1920s and 1930s which resulted in the corporate nudism of the American Sunbathing Association. Some readers of the Sun tabloids had complained about the low paper quality of that publication’s materials, so Baxandall chose a more bouncy and archival quality for CWS. Also, FKK wanted to present the growing trend of clothing-optional beach use to recreation supervisors and law enforcement officials as being directed by folks who were arranged, well informed, and able to articulate a coherent assignment. A professional journal, it was thought, would aid this effort.