Wednesday, February 19, 2014

French Children's Book With Nudity Causes Stir

This week France is all abuzz over a book designed to teach children that naked bodies come in all shapes and sizes. has the story and a few images from the book, which uses humorous illustrations rather than photos.  Visit and post a coment on the site.

The book is called tous a poil, which translates to "all in the buff." It is reported to be selling very well.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Fine Wine Should be Savored Naked

Tonight the Platypus is wrapping up a busy day with lots of stress. Platypus is relaxing with a small glass of wine.

When savoring a good vintage ( or even basic table wine), nothing enhances the experience like small sips while naked. We're talking about quality and enjoyment of the time, not quantity.

We couldn't imagine enjoying such things without being naked. Ahhhh.

On anothet note, you can expect a new Platypus poll so9n.. probably by this weekend.

Thanks for your reads and follows.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tags and Numbers -Some Nudist History

Now for something a bit different on a Tuesday, the Bare Platypus brings you a few items of history, as well as a question or two.

In some of the photographs that you may find on a nudist blog, nudidt  newspaper, or magazine, you'll see people wearing brightly colored plastic, or even wooden tags on a neckchain or string.  Usually circular in shape, these were a tradition in many nude clubs and events to show that you had paid the admission fee.

In addition to their proof-of-payment function, the tags were quite collectible. Some nudists carried long strands of them as conversation pieces about the  many places and events they had attended.

There may be a few clubs and nude conventions  that still use tags, but many have been replaced by colored wristbands that may include unique numbers that the nudist may use to charge food and beverages. More functional, albeit a bit less collectible than the discs, perhaps.

At least when you see either in an image, you'll know what they were for.  But just to show that the Platypus doesn't know every bit of nudist lore, we'll admit to being puzzled by a different "totem" in many old photos.

In those, various persons have a number painted on their arm... usually a single digit.  We assume these were to mark contestants in sporting or... ahem... "talent" competitions (pageants) that used to take place.  However, the numbers do not always appear on swimmers perched on starting blocks, or the king and queen of a contest on a stage and we confess we do not know from first hand experience how they were used. Surely the numbers of attendees to conventions exceeded single digits so the numbers weren't used to track general attendance.

Perhaps one of our readers can share what they know.  Our experience goes back to about 1990 and we don't recall painted numbers on arms at that point.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Bare Destiny

This may be too philosophical for a Monday night after just getting home from the beginning of a workweek. But here goes:

Have you ever wondered if maybe you were destined to be a nudist?

Maybe you were born into a nudist family. ( yes, we were all born naked too ).

Maybe you married a nudist.

Maybe you were hooked after your first skinny dip.

Maybe you heard a nudist joke but, instead of laughing said, "hey I want to do that!"

Maybe you kicked your pajamas off during sleep.

Maybe you couldn't put down the nudist magazine you found..

Or found yourself typing ' nudist camp'  into Google to see what you'd find.

Perhaps you read about Adam and Eve in the Bible and wish they'd never reached for the fig leaves.

But however you came to it, did you somehow ALWAYS know you'd end up where you are... a nudist who loves being naked?

Call it Platypus destiny. Or bare destiny. But we knew.

We always did.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Groundhog... er...Platypus Day

Sure, today is Super bowl sunday. But it is also Groundhog day... especially in Punxatawny Pennsylvania when the town's mascot Phil comes out  ( or is pulled out ) of his den to see if the critter sees his shadow.  When he sees it (and returns to his burrow in fright ) we're supposed to have six more weeks of winter.  When he doesn ' t, winter is supposed to end earlier.

From what we understand, today Phil saw his shadow, so there's to be more weeks of chill.

that's why we're proposing Platypus Day. If the Platypus awakes and is in his birthday suit, we'll have six more weeks of nudity indoors, followed by weeks of nudity outdoors in the months to come.  Don't worry.  The Platypus did.  You can be naked.

Of course you could be naked even without Platypus Day (or Naked Day ) on the first of each month.  But if this gives you  the green light to strip off, consider the light green.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Naked Day

Here's an idea:  Why not make the first day of every month "naked day"?  You could start by celebrating Naked Day right now since it is February 1st.

Now, we realize that people have to go to work and to school. But you could still leave a note to yourself on your bathroom mirror that said "Happy Naked Day!" That would raise a smile from you and help start your morning off better. Besides, you'd likely be in your birthday suit smiling back at yourself in that mirror.

Leave a post it reminder on your television screen to remember to watch the tube naked on this special day. Have a bit of salad without the dressing and you'll not only save some calories and expense, but it will be naked too.

An entry on your calendar at home will be a reminder, and maybe a conversation starter.  If interogated about it you could always say it refers to getting a naked DSL upgrade, to diet, or something else.

Drink your morning coffee from a mug with a nudist theme.  Use a nudist themed towel for your morning shower.  And, of course, rise from sleeping and go to bed naked.

Cook dinner in the nude.  Serve dinner in the nude.  Check your nudist club's website to learn about upcoming events on naked day.  Celebrate the zany tradition with your brood and, like Dr.Walter Bishop of the television show Fringe and his Naked Tuesdays you'll have started a family tradition.

Okay, maybe the ideas are a little bit silly.  But they give you something to look forward to every 30 days or so.  Besides, you could always make the 2d of every month "naked day" also.  And the 3rd, and the 4th...