In the spring of 1989 (to back up a bit), FKK sent its members their first copy of Nude & Natural magazine. FKK selected a awesome title for its official journal for a number of motives. First, some people awesome to the magazine had problem comprehending the name; they were hearing “Shut With The Sun” when “Clothed With The Sun” was talked. Even after the name was clarified, most people still did not find the historical reference to the Home Colony. Second, although FKK recognized that altering names and symbols is always a risky move, it decided that a change would offer the chance to to reinforce the biological value of social nudity by linking the words “naked” and “natural.” The words are neutral regarding issues peripheral to naturism, and focus attention on two of the core values of naturists: societal nudity and a sympathetic relationship to the natural environment. The new name accurately downplayed any understanding that naturism was only a sun-oriented activity. After all, individuals can appreciate nudism inside, in the shade, or at nighttime; and with the mid-1980s panic over skin cancer, FKK was justifiably shy of evoking a sun-related metaphor. (Note the similar and later change from the “American Sunbathing Association” to the “American Association for Nude Recreation.”) Along with a name change, FKK adopted a awesome emblem. FKK member Carl Hild indicated early on that a straightforward, cryptic symbol was needed, one that would permit fellow naturists to recognize one another without the need to blatantly advertise one’s preference for nudity. Hild provided some rough sketches from which designer Jack White adapted the slanted capital N for FKK. Now the “N” Standing foremost for “nude,” “naked,” and “natural,” might also be associated with other affirming words like “fine” or “nurturing.” Nude & Natural magazine has continued the tradition of journalistic excellence established by Clothed With The Sun. Today N is considered the journal of record among naturist publications in the English-speaking world. No other magazine, newspaper, or newsletter printed in English comes close to N in its depth and breadth of coverage of newsworthy events connecting to non-lewd social nudity. N in size alone more than doubles other naturist publications around the globe. FKK is proud to be the leader in covering naturist history, social commentary, artwork coverage, travel reports, and other naturist-related issues.

Skinny Dipper Shop

In January 1990 FKK determined to make use of its Oshkosh office storefront by opening the Skinny Dipper Shop. The shop sells magazines, T-shirts, DVDs, books, and other FKK merchandise. It is also a walk in source for folks searching for info about local skinny dipping chances. The people has typically been accepting of the store’s very observable naturist existence in the center of Oshkosh. City ordinances prohibit showing within sight of people walking by outside of the shop, so one must come inside to keep to find a copy of N magazine, the merchandise, or The World’s Best Nude Beaches & Resorts. Still, the notable signs and displays in the window lets everyone know that skinny dipping is part of Oshkosh. Approximately once a year an undercover police officer will step into the shop to see if the public outside can see any photos containing nudity. So far, these visits haven’t resulted in any issues for .
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