The Naked Blog

From child to adult, from blushing and shy to delivering seminars in front of 100's of nudists. My name is Abby Turner, I am retired but continue to council people through seminars and private sessions.

My original blog will be posted here as well as new posts because I believe the information is important and well worth the time and energy. Original posting dates may not stay the same but may reflect the date I moved the post. I've been asked not to delete my original blog, sending it to the dark, nowhere void of the internet space; that being said, I will move the information here.

Please bare with me, it will be very time consuming and emotional at times. I will also include Lisa's posts as I believe her posts were and still are very valuable and informative to common issues, topics and discussions.


Nudists, Family Bonding

Family bonding is not an issue for most nudist families. Few studies have been done on the closeness of families participating in the nudist lifestyle however there have been volumes upon volumes of studies as the benefits of a tight, knit family bond. All studies have agreed, a close family bond produces emotionally strong and confident people. Family bond study has provided results that were not surprising after one considers the results of studies researching intelligence, sexuality, confidence and successfulness.

Questionnaire and results:

  1. Age (50/50 m/f): 1,500 4 – 10    2,800 11 – 14    5,700 15 - 18    
  2. Do you feel comfortable in the nudist community/lifestyle?    100% yes
  3. Are you nudists at home?        100% yes 60% all the time 33% mostly 7% among family only
  4. Are you active when nude?    100% yes 65% all the time 30% mostly 5% sometimes
  5. Do you have a close relationship with parents?    89% very close    9% close    2% so-so
  6. Do you have a close relationship w/ brothers/sisters?     90% very close    10% close
  7. Have your parents told you to ask any question?    100% yes
  8. Do you believe you can ask "any" question?     99% yes    1% unsure
  9. Do you feel comfortable discussing "any" question?     98% yes        1% unsure    1% no
  10. Have you ever not received an answer from your parents?     100% no
  11. Have you talked about sex with your parents?    100% yes
  12. Were you comfortable with the discussion?        95% yes     1% unsure    4% afterwards yes
  13. Do you feel comfortable talking to adults?        98% all the time        2% most of the time
  14. Do you feel comfortable talking to children?        100% all the time
  15. Can you discuss "anything" with anyone?        98% all the time        2% most of the time
  16. Do you make friends easily?    89% all the time        10% most of the time    1% unsure
  17. Do your friends know you are a nudist?    80% all         15% most    5% a few
  18. Do you think your friends should be nudists?     100% yes
  19. Do you think everyone should be nudists?    98% yes        2% unsure
  20. Are you sexually active with yourself?     6% 4 – 10    82% 11 – 14 99% 15 – 18
  21. Have you had sex with someone?        >0.5% 4 – 10    2% 11 – 14    3% 15 - 18
  22. Are you sexually active with someone?    >0.5% 4 - 10    >1% 11 – 14     2% 15 – 18
  23. Have you done illegal drugs?    100% no     4 – 10    >0.5% yes 11 – 14    >0.5% yes 15 – 18
  24. Have you drunk alcohol?         100% no 4 – 10    >0.5% yes 11 – 14     >0.5% yes 15 – 18
  25. Do you smoke?            100% no 4 – 10     100% no 11 – 14        >0.5% yes 15 – 18



Nudists Do Better Academically

Academics can also be given as evidence and benefits of the nudist lifestyle. Smith, Stewart, Hardy and Turner research in the mid 1970's regarding academics, children and said learning rates produced exact results revealing astonishing and unexpected findings. The results were of children with extraordinarily high above average academic levels in all course studies; not just a select few subjects. Past and present research has shown Math and Science courses showed girls with higher scores than boys. History and Business courses showed boys with higher scores than girls.

However, the individuals that showed the highest above average scores in all subjects made up a small percentage of the case study individuals (approx. 5%). Further investigation revealed 65% of the 5% case study subjects belonged to individuals that were either frequent or total participates of the nudist lifestyle and communities. Continued study and research has been on going with numbers showing consistent evidence supporting original studies. Ten years later since the original study, majority of the highest above average students (approx. 75%) were exposed to the nudist lifestyle. In all case studies the top 5% of above average students in the nation were studied. Although the original subjects (students) were still being monitored, their statistics were not included in the phase of the study under discussion.

As memberships to nudist and naturist communities and lifestyles have grown, so has the percentage of above average test subjects. The 1985 study showed further increase of percentile from 75% to 95% of above average students participated in the nudist lifestyle. Test subjects monitored from the 1970 study continued to perform well and stayed in the higher top 1% of above average students.

As a general consensus from the academic community, the psychology and behavioral sciences communities have concluded no fault of the original findings and subsequent studies have portrayed an accurate foundation for findings as sound. In other words, due to many issues mostly stemming from self confidence, strong ability to focus and close relationship with parents, children and adults raised in a nudist lifestyle are more intelligent or more focused academicly.

It is never to late for a change in lifestyle.


Health Benefits of Nudist Lifestyle

So long as nudists take precautions, this lifestyle is healthier than "normal" living. The human body requires vitamin C and D (as well as other vitamins) to stay healthy. Both of these vitamins are absorbed by exposure to the sun. The average non nudist leaves approximately 5% to 50% of their body exposed to the sun hence absorbing considerably less vitamins than nudists do. With proper lotions a nudist is not likely to incur any more shun damage than the average person that is not a nudist. With the constant use of lotions, nudists tend to be better protected from the sun than the average person is. This is due to knowledge and understanding the effects of their decision and actions.

Another health benefit is de-toxing one's body. The human body has thousands of pores all over our body. These pores are meant to absorb good vital and needed vitamins and to allow the release of bad or used toxins from our system. If the human body is 90% covered 80 – 90% of the time, how does the body release toxins? This can not be done efficiently or effectively. People believe clothing absorbing sweat is good, but it's not. Sweat is meant to cool the body when needed. Allowing clothing to wick away the cooling sweat, the body does not cool properly. Medical studies confirm, people who are practicing nudists 75% or more of the time, are healthier and their bodies retain less harmful toxins.

Physically fit. This lifestyle is not only for the slim and trim or muscular. Evidence shows the slightly overweight to "obese" nudist have experienced dramatic weight loss due to an increase of activity largely explained by becoming secure with their appearance resulting in the confidence to socialize more. Nudist communities/resorts have a full range of activities for all nudists to participate including volleyball, horse shoes, fitness rooms as well as classes, swimming and water games, hiking or nature trails; the same activities as clothed society has to offer.


Original Posts

As I move my blog to, I am finding that I am not changing the date to the original posting date but rather having the date set as I currently re-post. This is turning out to be a lot more work than I speculated to begin with.

That being said, I am no longer trying to keep up with the original posting dates, but will try to include them in the posts.




I have been asked if I would post my research questionnaire on my blog for everyone to see and contribute if they so desire. I am working on having a submittable form set up for anyone who is interested to submit the information.

I can tell you now (as I do when handing out the questionnaire) answer all questions honestly to the best of your ability. Research has already provided evidence that members of the nudist lifestyle are 97% honest when submitting a questionnaire such as mine. Of course there is also a 2% margin of error. Non nudist members are only 65% honest when submitting a questionnaire such as mine. There are several contributing factors: 1. lack of self confidence. 2. concern of what others will think. 3. shame or embarrassment factor. 4. shy or introvert.

All I ask is if you are going to submit or make a statement regarding anything on my site, be honest not only with me, but most importantly, be honest with yourself.



Nudist Not Sex

One of the first and most common question I receive either via email, this blog or at a seminar is:
Isn't nudist just another way of saying 'let's have sex'?

Nudist lifestyle is not sexual. Yes there are confidence issues that can be solved by a nudist lifestyle or upbringing however, being nude is not always sexual nor does it have to be. It is an attitude, an intelligence level, a state of mind or pure way of life. A nudist community is not an invitation to a sexual orgy. And for those of you who did not know, the word orgy does not always apply to or is not always refering to sex.