By the mid-1980s the young activists and hippies attuned to the advantages of body acceptance in the late 1960s and early 1970s started to feel their age. Quite a few valued that the Reagan years were kind to their pocketbooks. Many naturists started to appreciate the more sedentary life uncovered at fkk clubs. With increasing incomes, they were accepted by fkk club owners who might previously have seen them as free beach riffraff. Any body covering that could be sold for obscene profit (and preferably with the company logo on it for additional free advertisements) was foisted on to this fresh generation. As more folks sought the comfort of the natural environment, secluded beaches and hot springs, once free of the intrusion from authorities, became crowded with individuals who either didn’t know that the website was used nude for decades, or who were antagonistic to its continuing to be used that method. Criticisms to the police created citations and arrests in numbers seldom seen before. The FKK office in Oshkosh received a growing variety of calls for advice about present sites whose clothes-optional status was under attack. Guidance was sought by naturists who had been cited, often without warning, just for being nude at a beach. FKK recognized that it must develop a means of meeting these challenges while continuing the mission of promoting naturism through the journal, assemblies, and the network of strand support groups, Naturist clubs, and SIGs.

Reacting To The Anti- : The First Naturist Leadership Council

At the 1985 Eastern Gathering FKK was determined to find out what naturists were most concerned with as they saw many of their cherished clothes-optional sites under attack. The problem most frequently expressed was the perceived lack of communication among naturist and nudist leaders. 8 The objective was to help develop grassroots leaders in clubs and plage support groups. NLC hoped to provide a clearinghouse for information helpful to participating naturist people and groups who desired help in combating anti-nudity policies and legislation. The aim was to being as many naturist groups into NLC as possible and to keep the organization’s grassroots spirit. NLC also was to bring together different groups who shared similar issues, so that they could join efforts to their common advantage. For example, John Kyff of the National Capital Naturists in Washington, D.C. started a file of all legal documents accessible to him pertaining to social nudity. This information would then be made available to attorneys representing naturists’ interests. The first chair of NLC was John Fitz-Gerald of the National Capital Naturists. Other early leaders comprised Beth Glatt, Michelle Handler, and John Mills.

By April 1988 however, nude beach pussy recognized in CWS that NLC hadn’t lived up to its potential. Kyff had been able to amass a sizeable collection of legal documents, but aside from assembly at a few FKK assemblies, NLC had not brought the attention of other clubs or naturist groups. Meanwhile, NLC leader Michelle Handler had decided that one target of the naturist movement should be to actively oppose the porn business. She also was unsatisfied with what appeared to her to be an emphasis on attractive women in the pages of CWS. She became disruptive to NLC and the group found itself spending what little time it’d collectively trying to react to her private agenda.
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