My research led me to find that so many clubs had restrictive rules for folks. They were not accepting people’s self-expression and the clubs had this new un trusting approach. Nudists, I believed, are assumed to see the body as innocent, but these recently discovered rules say otherwise.

I found it so upsetting that a club would bar entrance to women and men that had nipple piercings, but permitted earrings. As if to say – you are welcome here so long as you act like you have certainly no sexual parts (kind of like those old ASA naturist magazines where they would cloud out the genitals and made the people look less human and more foreign).
I determined to see if things could be shifted. At time, I was a member of the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR). So I thoughtwhat better organization to talk to about such dilemmas, which I believed were so out of touch with what the naturist movement should be about. Long story short, I got no answers.
At exactly the same time, I discovered a shift in society at large. The net had spawned off new means to link and communicate. But as it became simpler to join, a growing number of people were becoming more judgmental and far more vital.
Therefore I reached out to Felicity, whom I had met at Rock Lodge Nudist Club in NJ. After passing her mother’s vigorous 2 hour investigation I got her approval to contain her in this new enterprise that’s Nudist Portal.
Growing up in -optional, nonjudgmental family gives you a much different outlook on life and individual interaction. What we as youth naturists have taken for granted, was the simple fact that while we may not have some of the superficial social issues to deal with within our close atmosphere, others still must deal with much greater societal pressures.
This is exactly what lead to FKK becoming a more value-driven movement.
FKK is a social approval movement and NOT merely a nudist centered organization. The nudist movement has so many problems now and is nowhere near as value-driven as what it used to be (at least how I recall it). FKK is here to educate the general public about a vast majority of social problems that many may not really realize exist.
Body Image Problems – We feel the naturist movement can and should do way more to address body image issues today. FKK has released a short ton of articles about body image and probably more in the last 4 years than all the other principal nudist organizations united.
Sexuality – Sex and sexuality must not be a supply of shame. Yet most of and organizations will walk out their way to deter such discussions. Since mainstream society behaves in very similar way, we use our system to clarify and train folks about sex and sexuality problems.
Social Acceptance – Naturist clubs and organizations say they boost approval but they really send combined massages when they discriminate against genders (mainly single men but even single women, also), freedom of self expression (such as nipple piercings) and so forth. We’re supporting clubs to change their policies and have been severing relationships with those that don’t.

Censorship – Today’s society is reverting back to the days when Modigliani’s artwork was considered pornographic and unsuitable for public display. Statues are being removed from public view, artwork is still being censored, musicians are being detained (Andy Golub is a terrific example) and the female nipple is deemed bad and has become a symbol of our spiritual value driven and patriarchal society. Felicity herself was detained for being top free during an entirely legal artwork performance in NYC’s Wall Street.
Legal Problems – America has, you might say, found a war against the naturist community. Unclothed beaches are shutting and more legislation is becoming passed that hinders our ability to practice and enjoy our way of life. By releasing, promoting and advising the public when such issues arise, we are helping to open people’s eyes to such issues. We also help NAC (the only true legal maven when it comes to legislation) increase their reach and awareness (we also encourage individuals to give to NAC as they’re over worked and far too under funded).
Felicity and I are constantly participating with mainstream America. We engage with the largest media and news outlets often, we constantly are researching and raising consciousness about social and approval issues and we’re always working with and supporting the art community (just like we did for Andy Golub’s 2014 New York City BodyPainting Day).
All this does take time and we do rack up expenses. Right now, we must work other jobs to be able to keep FKK going. We rely on our members to help us finance this venture. But too many people, while they do support what we do, do not see value in helping us keep the lights on.