Skinny Dipping Report offers guide to naked swimming across the globe

skinny dipping, nippleThe Skinny Dipping Report has helped legitimize naked swimming, typically regarded as a mistake at the end of hotel parties. The New York startup gathers artistic images from around the world for a glossy website and calendar, and provides locations and advice to help people get started.

The SDR’s Chelsea Campbell and Lauren Christianson told us more.

Metro: Are you worried that a guide to skinny-dipping loses some of the mystery?

CC: We’re not literally guiding people, it’s more like a starting point that people can use to access exotic and far-flung places. We provide stories and information, but it’s also a funky art piece that you could just use for wallpaper.

Is the thrill of getting caught part of the experience?

LC: Yes, I think it is part of the fun. But you can choose to visit more private places that give you the freedom not to have to jump in and out, and you can relax without being scared of getting caught.

How much trouble do your subjects get into?

LC: In our experience, authorities don’t care much about skinny-dipping. If you do it at night when there are no families around, you’re normally just told to go on your way.

CC: One of the best photos is of a guy smoking in the water in Russia, and he couldn’t share his full name or many details because it was a private compound.

LC: Actually New York can be a risk too, because people dip in places like water towers and warehouses.

Do you host grand skinny dip parties?

LC: Not yet but we are weighing up whether that fits the core values of it being personal and spontaneous. We have been with friends and we are planning something bigger.

Is there a type of person that likes this – or do you get surprise converts?

LC: The type has many forms. It’s the type that loves life and wants to create memories, to enjoy every moment and be a part of nature.

CC: A lot of submissions are from artists and photographers, who have a romantic worldview.

Have nudist groups tried to adopt you?

LC: We have been approached to join their efforts, but we’re not about an anti-clothes way of life, so we stay separate.

What else should we being doing naked – how about skinny bungee-jumping?

CC: Cooking and dancing in our rooms.

Winter is coming – what do I need to do differently?

LC: There’s no problem; we call it the polar plunge. I jump in the water January and February and it is so exhilarating. Just don’t stay in too long.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
International

Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."

National

Chelsea Clinton pregnant with first child

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child.

National

Divers struggle in search for South Korean ferry…

By Jungmin Jang and Narae KimMOKPO/JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they searched for hundreds…

National

New Hampshire moves to decriminalize adultery

For the first time in hundreds of years, it's about to be legal to cheat on your spouse in New Hampshire.

Movies

Review: 'Transcendence' is not stupid but sometimes lacks…

The cyberthriller "Transcendence" explores artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and other ethical quandaries, but has too much ambition, if anything.

Television

Shane West talks WGN America's 'Salem'

The actor on history lessons, a new network and showing his butt.

Movies

Review: 'Fading Gigolo' finds few jokes in women…

John Turturro writes, directs and stars in "Fading Gigolo," in which he plays a prostitute whose pimp is Woody Allen. And there's still very few jokes.

Movies

Interview: 'Fading Gigolo' director John Turturro talks about…

John Turturro discusses his new film "Fading Gigolo," how to get Woody Allen to wear more than khakis and the far-off "Barton Fink" sequel.

NBA

Carmelo Anthony agonizing over Knicks future as season…

There’s still the cloud hanging over the franchise’s head as to the pending free-agent status of All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.

NFL

Jets host players with eye toward NFL Draft

The Jets hosted a number of NFL Draft hopefuls for workouts on Thursday, with an eye toward some under-the-radar players.

NFL

Chris Johnson: I wanted to go to 'a…

Now that Chris Johnson is a Jet, the team has to figure out if one of the most explosive players in the NFL over the last half decade has anything…

NHL

Rangers' speed versus Flyers' size makes interesting playoff…

Among the myriad aspects that will make this Metropolitan Division semifinal series fascinating will be the battle between the Rangers' speed and the Flyers' size,…

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.

Travel

Earth Day travel in the Florida Keys

See why this eco-friendly destination deserves your attention.

Tech

Sorry, Facebook — FarmVille goes mobile with 'Country…

Zynga has released a version of the hit "FarmVille" tailored for smartphones and tablets in the hope of reaping a bumper crop of players.

Comments

1

  1. I don’t know, we’re a pretty diverse group. I don’t think most nudists are about an “anti-clothes way of life”; most of us just really like to skinny dip (maybe sunbathe a little), meet awesome people, and feel closer to nature.