Writer ventures into naturist community and produces a book

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One man’s year as a nudist

Despite gradually becoming more relaxed about being naked in public, Haskell Smith always had last-minute nerves about removing his clothes when he re-entered a nudist environment.
“These fears are really all inside your own head. The nudists really don’t care. The people you usually see naked are almost all actors and models on TV and in advertising so we’ve been brainwashed into thinking that’s what a naked person should look like.
“Naked people really look like everyone else so I think the idea of accepting your body and other people’s bodies is really healthy. Our society needs all kinds of tolerance and this is a good place to start,” he says.

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