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The struggle within the naturist movement archive, 7 November 1969 (via the Guardian)


7 November 1969: Lurking beneath the surface are quarrels over the place of sex in nudism

The fight is on inside British nudism between the hedonists and the disciplinarians, the radicals and the conservatives. At issue, among other things, is what Leslie Bainbridge, editor of Health and Efficiency, calls the “feast of the crotch” – the lavish and obsessive display of male and female genitalia in imported nudist magazines, particularly those from the United States.


A consignment of such American magazines – which bear the stamp of approval of one of the leading US nudist associations – was confiscated earlier this week after magistrates ruled that some of the magazines were obscene.

Continue to source: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/nov/07/the-struggle-within-the-naturist-movement-archive-1969

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