The Nation: Nudism Goes Public

Since nudism has been stripped of whatever peephole provocativeness it once had, the American Sunbathing Association is now opting for an open-door policy. Under a plan recently announced by Association President Robert G. Johnston, some 130 U.S. nudist camps are emerging from their traditional reclusion. "We've decided to come out of the woodwork and operate competitive recreational facilities rather than cults or philosophical retreats," Johnston explains. "We're inviting the public to come visit us just as they would visit Disney World."

The new nudism will still be different from ogling Donald or Goofy. Johnston figures to charge $5 per family at most...

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