Planet Nude is a newsletter exploring nudity, history, activism and art.

Black and white photo of five adult nudists, men and women, sitting together in a living room. By photographer Norm Cook, c. 1954

Welcome to Planet Nude, a free newsletter dedicated to exploring nudity through the history, art, and culture of the nudism movement.

All of the inhabitants of Planet Nude are connected by a shared nudity, and here, everyone has the right to safely feel comfortable in their own skin and to experience the freedom and joy of being naked. That's why we're committed to creating a space for people to engage with the ideas and values of naturism, and to learn about the ways in which nudity can be a powerful force for positive change.

What sets Planet Nude apart from other nudism newsletters or blogs is our focus on the philosophical and historical aspects of the movement. We explore the historical origins of social nudity and nude activism, reporting on news of the nude and nude-adjacent, and examining the social and cultural implications of nudity. We look at nudity in art and culture, and as a way of life.

Through our essays, articles and interviews, we aim to delve into the philosophy of naturism, and to showcase the unique aesthetic of the nudism movement. We also feature the work of contemporary artists who are inspired by a naturist-like philosophy, and profile incredible people who are living their lives in authentically naturist ways.

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A newsletter exploring nudity in history, culture, activism, and art.


Evan Nicks

Nudist historian writing about nudity, history, and culture.

Brett Marcus Cook

Nonbinary Neo-Appalachian artist, comic creator, dancer, kaiju enthusiast, anxious nudist.

Curtis Atkins

Curtis Atkins is the managing editor at People's World. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from York University in Toronto and has a research and teaching background in political economy and the politics and ideas of the American left.

Stéphane Deschênes

Husband, Father, and Spiritual Humanist.


Rural progressive naturist.

Scott Cline

Host of The New Nudist Podcast. Relatively new nudist and advocate for greater diversity in nudism and naturism. @nudistpodcast

Marin May

Artist and writer exploring embodiment, enchantment and earth connection.

Timothy Sargent

Hi, I’m Timothy and I write about mindful and inclusive nakedness and nudism, especially as they relate to body acceptance, social progress, the environment, and pop culture.