Matthew McDermott is an author, a consultant, and naked a lot of the time. As someone who discovered nudism in his adult life, he is working to increase the understanding and acceptance of non-sexual nudity. He is an advocate for the benefits of social nudism for the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of everyone. His nudism-related publications include How to Take Your Clothes Off: A Guide to Nudism for the Interested Beginner, available from Amazon in ebook and paperback formats.

  • New Year, Nude You
    by Matthew McDermott on 17 January , 2020 at 06:52

    It’s a new year. Is this your nude year too? Source

  • How to Cover Nudists the Wrong Way
    by Matthew McDermott on 18 December , 2019 at 16:01

    A recent article in Australia’s Central News covered a very private nudist location. It’s a great example of how not to cover nudism, as a reporter. Even though it’s a serious, intelligent and well-written piece, it has some significant failures as a piece of journalism. Source

  • Nudism is for You
    by Matthew McDermott on 9 December , 2019 at 15:19

    Many say “I would visit a nude beach, but not until I lose 10 pounds!” That’s just an excuse – nudism is already for you. Source

  • How to Cook Bacon Naked
    by Matthew McDermott on 27 November , 2019 at 22:17

    If you’re a nudist, do you cook nude? Source

  • How to Take Your Winter Clothes Off
    by Matthew McDermott on 19 November , 2019 at 19:16

    If you’re in a colder climate like I am, being a nudist can be a daunting idea for three or four months of the year. Here’s how to be a nudist when the winter weather approaches. Source

  • Let’s Get Naked for Halloween
    by Matthew McDermott on 22 October , 2019 at 13:45

    For those who like to dress up, it’s a fun time to put on some crazy costumes. But it’s a bit difficult for nudists, who, well, don’t really like to dress up. Source

  • Introducing the nudist journalism bingo card
    by Matthew McDermott on 17 October , 2019 at 08:32

    We know journalism about nudism is terrible. Here’s a handy card to help see exactly how bad it can be! Source

  • The Best Naturist Podcasts
    by Matthew McDermott on 24 September , 2019 at 11:38

    I’ve appeared on two naturist podcasts to date, and they were both great experiences. Here are the naturist podcasts I listen to Source

  • My First Naked Conversation
    by Matthew McDermott on 26 August , 2019 at 14:00

    That first trip to a nude beach was relaxing, inspiring, exciting. But I couldn’t just sit on the sand all day. I wanted to see the whole beach… As I reached the water and began to walk, I saw someone: a woman, walking straight down to the water from where she and her male companion were sitting. Source

  • You can start to be a nudist today
    by Matthew McDermott on 19 August , 2019 at 14:45

    Nudism is a simple preference for one’s own nudity — no more and no less. There is no qualifying amount you must be nude, no particular community you need to be a part of. Nudism isn’t a club. It’s a way of being. Source