December 2001 Poll
How far do you travel to go to a nudist location?

I have never been to one (30)********* 13%
I live at a nudist resort/community/beach (6)* 2%
I only go to these places while on vacation (11)*** 5%
I travel to many places and not a specific one (14)**** 6%
Local place - 5 minutes walk (0) 0%
Local place - 10 minutes walk (0) 0%
Local place - 10 to 30 minutes walk (1) 0%
Local place - 30 to 60 minutes walk (1) 0%
Local place - 5 minutes in a vehicle (0) 0%
Local place - 10 minutes in a vehicle (3) 1%
Local place - 10 to 30 minutes in a vehicle (16)**** 7%
Local place - 30 to 60 minutes in a vehicle (34)********** 15%
1 - 2 hours (57)****************** 26%
2 - 3 hours (21)****** 9%
Over 3 hours (25)******* 11%
Number of votes: 219.


November 2001 Poll
How often have you visited a nude resort/club and/or beach in the past YEAR?

I have never visited a club/beach as I've never tried nudism. (9)***** 3%
I have never visited a club/beach as there aren't any near me. (12)******** 4%
I have never visited a club/beach as I'm afraid to go. (4)** 1%
I am a home nudist only. (23)**************** 8%
Only once and I didn't like it. (2) 0%
2 - 5 times but only while on vacation. (25)***************** 9%
6 - 10 times but only while on vacation. (7)**** 2%
11 - 20 times but only while on vacation. (1) 0%
Over 20 times but only while on vacation. (2) 0%
2 - 5 times but only near my place of residence. (26)****************** 9%
6 - 10 times but only near my place of residence. (11)******* 4%
11 - 20 times but only near my place of residence. (4)** 1%
Over 20 times but only near my place of residence. (5)*** 1%
2 - 5 times near residence AND while on vacation. (17)*********** 6%
6 - 10 times near residence AND while on vacation. (19)************* 7%
11 - 20 times near residence AND while on vacation. (12)******** 4%
Over 20 times near residence AND while on vacation. (10)****** 3%
I've been too many times to count. (25)***************** 9%
I have only visited one beach and I go often. (11)******* 4%
I have only visited one club and I go often. (12)******** 4%
I haven't had time to go this year. (17)*********** 6%
I live and/or work at a nude resort. (5)*** 1%
Other. (12)******** 4%
votes 271.


No Poll for October 2001


September 2001
Why aren't you a member of a naturist organization like TNS, AANR, FCN?

I am against nudism and would never support nudism (0) 0%
I only go nude in the shower (0) 0%
I only go nude at home (6) 3%
I am too cheap to pay dues (6) 3%
I am not a joiner (5) 2%
I cannot afford that kind of luxury (6) 3%
I don't care if they make nude recreation illegal (0) 0%
I support organizations where I work (1) 0%
I would not enjoy the organizational events (1) 0%
Organizations are for fanatics (1) 0%
I never considered joining an organization (2) 1%
I see no value in organizations that protect naturism (0) 0%
I keep forgetting to join (3) 1%
I don't know much about these organizations (1) 0%
I don't know how to join (1) 0%
I don't go to clubs, would receive no discount for membership (3) 1%
My club requires no organization membership to get in (3) 1%
I don't want a nudist magazine mailed to my home (2) 1%
I don't read so the magazine would be a waste (0) 0%
I fear being arrested for subscribing to pornography (0) 0%
I am afraid to give anyone my address or identity (7) 4%
I don't care as nudism requires no organizational support (2) 1%
I know all I need to know about being naked (3) 1%
I can't find any organization to join (4) 2%
I was a member and got tired of the magazine or organization (3) 1%
I belong to one organization (57) 32%
I belong to two (or more) organizations (36) 20%
I belong and write for the magazines (6) 3%
Other (14) 8%
votes 173.


August 2001 Poll
When you are in a social group setting, how would you introduce nudism into the conversation?

Just say that you are a naturist and really enjoy it. (39)****************** 18%
Ask if anyone has ever been to a nude resort or beach. (21)********* 10%
Say you went skinnydipping as a child/adult and did others? (13)***** 6%
Admit that you have been to a naturist gathering or resort. (28)************ 13%
Bring up a recent "guy or girl goes naked" news item. (13)***** 6%
Leave and come back naked and see if anyone notices. (3) 1%
Show your friends your nudist travel guides or magazines. (0) 0%
Leave your nudist travel guides and magazines on a table. (9)*** 4%
Mention the pornography on the net and then move to nudism. (1) 0%
State you are going on vacation and mention it has a nude beach (30)************* 14%
Ask if anyone else would feel better without clothes on. (3) 1%
Ask if anyone would like to go to a nude beach/resort with you (2) 0%
Has anyone seen the Nude Beaches list on the travel channel? (4)* 1%
Turn your heat to high, wait for people to start disrobing. (1) 0%
Say you hate laundry and have decided to become a nudist. (3) 1%
Say your dog/cat will not sit in their lap if they are naked (0) 0%
Say your kids love nudity, you have decided to do it too (1) 0%
State bathing suits are expensive and you are going into nudism (1) 0%
My significant other prefers I don't discuss it with others (9)*** 4%
I would convince someone else to bring it up. (3) 1%
I would never bring it up in conversation. (21)********* 10%
Other (3) 1%
Votes: 208.


July 2001 Poll
How much of a nudist/naturist are you? or How far out of the closet are you?

I am totally paranoid and give naturists a difficult time (1) 0%
I don't go nude and don't even acknowledge the subject (0) 0%
I don't go nude but am happy to discuss the subject with anyone (3) 1%
I am trying to be a nudist but can not get the nerve up to try (18)****** 7%
I am afraid to do anonymous message board postings (0) 0%
No one in real life knows that I skinny dip (15)***** 6%
I don't use my real name at the beach or on anything naturist (4)* 1%
I don't have the time for nudism this year (2) 0%
My family knows but not my friends (18)****** 7%
Most of my friends know but not my family (46)****************** 18%
Both my family and friends know (46)****************** 18%
My nudism consists of surfing nude websites (8)** 3%
If asked, in a tourist town. I would tell why I'm in town. (9)*** 3%
If not asked, in a tourist town. I would tell why I'm in town. (1) 0%
I use my real name when posting on the net/writing an article (13)**** 5%
I don't care if everyone in the world knows but not my mother (19)******* 7%
Would be happy to be interviewed /named in worldwide publicity (15)***** 6%
I have a naturist website that I advertise freely (7)** 2%
Write articles for naturist sites/magazines using my real name (5)* 2%
Am an organizational leader/supporter and my name is published (8)** 3%
Other, and I will explain on the New To Naturism message board (6)* 2%
Total: 244 votes.


June 2001 Poll
Which statement of social behavior best describes you in nude settings?

Overwhelmingly social to the point of being obnoxious (2) 0%
Social butterfly who befriends as many others as I can (12)* 4%
I initiate most new social friendships (21)** 8%
I go out of my way to greet new people (30)**** 11%
Let others make most introductions, am friendly to those who do (114)****************** 43%
If someone wants to socialize it is up to them to start (9) 3%
I speak only when spoken to (7) 2%
I only socialize with a select few or my significant other (8) 3%
I prefer solitude and have no interest in meeting others (1) 0%
I am polite when meeting someone but do no more to socialize (8) 3%
I rarely socialize at all but would like to (16)** 6%
Make no attempt, do not think anyone would want to befriend me (0) 0%
I don't like other people and do not socialize (2) 0%
I do not like to socialize and prefer to be left alone (1) 0%
I do not like to socialize but sit near others (2) 0%
I do not like to socialize and sit away from others (1) 0%
I never socialize and peer at others from the bushes (0) 0%
I am a home nudist and do not go nude outside my home (20)** 7%
I am not a nudist (3) 1%
Other, and I will explain on the New To Naturism message board (4) 1%
Total: 261 votes.


May 2001 Poll
Prior to becoming a socially nude naturist, what held you back?

Fear that my family, friends, or co-workers would find out. (43)****************** 13%
Fear that I would get an erection. (42)***************** 13%
Fear that I would get hassled by others. (3) 0%
Fear of arrest. (8)** 2%
Fear of germs. (0) 0%
Fear that my body was not perfect enough to show. (23)********* 7%
Fear that my picture might be taken and appear in wrong places. (2) 0%
Fear that it would take over my life. (0) 0%
Fear that my partner would think I was a pervert, (9)*** 2%
Fear that this was some sort of cult with weird rituals. (2) 0%
Fear of radical anti-nudist organizations. (0) 0%
My partner did not want me to do it. (13)***** 4%
I thought only large males were naturists. (4)* 1%
I thought it was reserved for "the beautiful people". (6)** 1%
It was against my religious beliefs. (3) 0%
I didn't know there was a place near my residence. (16)****** 5%
I didnít know the lifestyle existed. (10)*** 3%
Didn't know anyone in lifestyle and didn't want to go by myself (17)****** 5%
Knew lifestyle existed, but had no understanding of it. (18)******* 5%
I knew about it, understood it, but had no opportunity. (31)************* 9%
I thought it was all about sex and wasnít interested. (0) 0%
I was born, and raised, socially nude, and have never stopped. (9)*** 2%
I have not been socially nude, but would like to. (21)******** 6%
I have not been socially nude and am still considering. (6)** 1%
I havenít done it, am not going to, never, ever, not ever. (0) 0%
Most of the above. (10)*** 3%
None of your business. (4)* 1%
Other, and I will explain on the New To Naturism message board. (12)**** 3%
Total: 312 votes.


April 2001 Poll
What are the minimum weather conditions for you to start going nude outside where you live?

I am a polar bear and will go nude in any weather. (17)**** 5%
I am tough and go nude in 0 degree weather. (7)* 2%
I will undress briefly at a few degrees above the freezing mark (16)**** 5%
I run to my mailbox and back in any weather. (9)** 2%
On my apartment balcony all year long. (1) 0%
55 F (10C) and in a sheltered place. (8)** 2%
55 F (10C) calm and sunny. (29)******** 9%
60F (15C) but I cover myself every time a cloud passes. (7)* 2%
60F (15C) anywhere. (28)******** 9%
70F (20C) and sunny only. (58)****************** 18%
70F (20C) rain, cloudy or sunny. (45)************** 14%
80F (25C) sun or clouds. (39)************ 12%
90F (30C). (3) 0%
Only after May 30 regardless of the weather. (3) 0%
Only in late June regardless of the weather. (0) 0%
The weather here is consistently nice and we can always go nude (15)**** 4%
Weather here sucks, it is always too cold to go outdoors nude (4) 1%
There are too many insects here to go nude outside in spring (2) 0%
Only going to and from my hot tub. (3) 0%
Only when there is a hot springs at the end of the trip. (1) 0%
I never go naked outdoors. (7)* 2%
Other. (6)* 1%
Total: 308 votes.

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March 2001 Poll
Do you pee in the shower?

Yes, most of the time. (50)**************** 18%
Yes, I don't think about it, I just do it. (54)****************** 20%
Yes, I'm too lazy to go beforehand. (5)* 1%
Yes, but only when it's too cold to sit on the toilet seat. (0) 0%
Yes, but not when I am actually showering(it's a bigger target) (0) 0%
Yes, when someone else is using the toilet. (2) 0%
Yes, when someone else is in the shower with me. (5)* 1%
Yes, but my other half hates it when I do. (3) 1%
Yes, but not in front of the kids. (0) 0%
Yes, but not on the kids. (1) 0%
Yes, when I'm drunk. (1) 0%
Yes, but only when visiting friends. (1) 0%
Yes, but only at nudist resorts. (0) 0%
Yes. I also pee in lakes and ponds and at beaches. (20)****** 7%
Always, I find the idea liberating. (3) 1%
Yes, I pee on my feet as it helps the jellyfish stings. (1) 0%
Occasionally when I feel like it. (33)********** 12%
I tried it once but don't do it anymore. (3) 1%
I used to do it when I didn't own the shower I was peeing in. (1) 0%
I used to but now my other half makes me clean it. (0) 0%
Only in public showers, not in my own. (4) 1%
Only in my own shower, not in public ones (9)** 3%
No. The shower is always clogged up. (1) 0%
No. I have never even thought about it. (26)******** 9%
No. I only pee in lakes and ponds. (7)* 2%
No, I like to pee in the sink. (2) 0%
Never. I find the idea disgusting. (20)****** 7%
This is not a naturist survey, I wear clothes in the shower. (5)* 1%
This is a stupid survey question. Surveys should never be fun. (10)** 3%
Total: 267 votes.

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February 2001 Poll
What would you be willing to do to further or promote the nudist/naturist movement?

Wear a shirt with a nudist slogan on it. (19)******* 8%
Use a nudist towel at non-nudist events. (2) 0%
Go nude in a demonstration. (10)*** 4%
Go nude at an organized public nudist event like a Nude Fun Run (21)******* 9%
Tell others about nudism. (28)********** 12%
Tell your parents about naturism. (0) 0%
Start a nudist group. (9)*** 3%
Write an article or paper about nudism. (4)* 1%
Do interviews on the radio or TV. (2) 0%
Send in letters to congress/politicians. (5)* 2%
Encourage friends to go to a nudist outing with you. (47)****************** 20%
Donate money to a nudist organization. (12)**** 5%
License plate border that has a nudist slogan on it. (5)* 2%
Put a nudist bumper sticker on your vehicle. (10)*** 4%
Create a nudist website. (7)** 3%
Wear a ball cap with a nudist slogan on it. (2) 0%
Talk to non-nudists on the web/internet and explain naturism. (13)**** 5%
Casually go outdoors in the nude around your place of residence (14)***** 6%
Make pamphlets to distribute in random places. (3) 1%
Walk around the office nude. (3) 1%
Nothing. I don't care about the nudist movement. (0) 0%
Nothing. It already has enough support. (1) 0%
Nothing. I don't want to promote it, I like it small. (3) 1%
Nothing. Others will do it for me. (1) 0%
What is a nudist movement? (0) 0%
I don't know. (8)** 3%
Other (3) 1%
Total: 232 votes.

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January 2001 Poll
As a nudist, what do you desire most?

Good weather year round. (24)*** 6%
A spouse to share nudist lifestyle with. (113)****************** 30%
To own a nudist resort. (5) 1%
Wish that parents/friends accepted nudist lifestyle. (8) 2%
A nudist town. (4) 1%
More nudist beaches and resorts. (19)** 5%
To live and work at a nudist resort. (15)* 4%
An indoor pool. (0) 0%
To have a nudist family. (21)** 5%
That society accepted nudity. (56)******** 15%
To travel to all, or a lot, of the nudist beaches and resorts. (8) 2%
The legalization of nudity. (39)***** 10%
To personally meet a friend that you met on NetNude. (1) 0%
More naturist related TV shows. (3) 0%
More singles friendly resorts and events. (11)* 2%
Privacy from neighbors. (7) 1%
More nudist friends my own age. (26)*** 6%
To have a great body. (7) 1%
A trailer/place at a nudist resort. (6) 1%
Other. (0) 0%
Total: 373 votes.

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