The Naturist Talks: Blake & Elizabeth from California

Naturism is a wonderful lifestyle that started in Europe but is now expanding towards the whole world. Most of the time we share our own views on the different aspects of nudism but once in a while we like to pass the mic to hear about how someone else’s experiences.
Our guests for today are Blake and Elizabeth, a couple we met while we were traveling through California.


Hello Blake and Elizabeth, tell us something about yourself

We are Elizabeth and Blake. We are proud nudists who live at Olive Dell Ranch, a nudist resort in southern California. Elizabeth is an artist, and I travel the county building adventure courses, zip lines, and rock climbing walls. Where as I am very open about my life as a nudist (Blake), Elizabeth’s family is completely unaware that she likes to run around with her pants off.

Naturist Talks: Blake & Elizabeth

How and at what age did you become a naturist?

We prefer the word “nudist” haha just kidding. Liz was 25 when her roommate introduced her to social nudism at deep creek hot springs. She was very nervous because she didn’t want her picture taken, yet now we run a full nudist blog. I have always loved being naked, and thought I was a weirdo whenever I wanted to take my clothes off until I was living in San Diego and visited Blacks Beach when I was around 20 years old.


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Is naturism allowed in your country and what’s the public opinion?

America, land of the free and home of the offended haha. We are lucky that we have plenty of nudist locations in our country, and most of the people who we share with where we live are actually quite interested in visiting. We haven’t really met anyone who was really anti naked, but I’m sure if we did, that conversation would be really short.

Naturist Talks: Blake & Elizabeth

What do you think is the best and worst thing about naturism?

The best thing is no tan lines says Elizabeth, and the freedom to sunbathe in your most natural state. The worst thing is no pockets!!! Although you don’t really “need” anything when your in the nude, it would be nice to have somewhere to throw that lose change after buying a meal.


Do you find it easy to make naturist friends?

We definitely have an advantage because of where we live, and when Liz was first introduced she was invited to a younger nudist group Vita Nuda West, that has stayed together.

Naturist Talks: Blake & Elizabeth

What’s the best tip you have for beginning naturists?

Don’t think too much about it, BE RESPECTFUL to every one, and treat it like any other social interaction.


Anything else you’d like to share with our audience?

Keep an open mind towards any experience offered to you, you never know who you’re going to meet. Who knows you might even meet your life partner like we did.


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Thank you so much for your participation Blake and Elizabeth!


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9 thoughts on “The Naturist Talks: Blake & Elizabeth from California”

  1. “I have always loved being naked, and thought I was a weirdo whenever I wanted to take my clothes off until I was living in San Diego.”

    That was exactly my story. Only it was 40 years ago and I moved to LA and discovered Elysium Fields.

  2. How wonderful to be fee I’ve always wanted a nudist lifestyle but that’s not going to happen my will never agree to taking her clothes off in front of anyone it’s a shame because she would enjoy the experience l go nude in my garden only? oh just a dream don’t think it will be a lifestyle change for me know ?just got to forget all about it .

  3. I love nudes too. But I live in the wrong side of the world. But sometimes I just walking naked on the street at midnight.

  4. You don’t become a naturist by joining an organization or going to a naturalist resorts. It has be something that you can enjoy be comfortable with and feel relaxed doing it. Remember you or your wife don’t have to participate with others you can practice yours and your wife’s naturalism in a way that feels good to you.
    Maybe don’t really talk about becoming a naturalist but just harken back to days you were kids and you ran through the house and played naked. Start with your wife by just being naked together in your own home. It will be a great start.
    When you go out to your backyard to enjoy the sun on your body ask your wife to join you so the two of you can be outside and feel the sun on your skin even if it only moments or minutes just work from there.
    From here you build confidence there is no saying that your wife will ever get over her preconceived ideas and personnel barriers, but this way you will always the a naturalist at home.

    Another option is hotel/motel naturalist with your wife like the home whenever you are in a hotel room you don’t wear any textiles.

  5. Great story. Olive Dell is where we got our start back in the 70’s. We lived in Moreno Valley so we had many chances to go to the local parks around the area. We found a non-landed club that we really enjoyed the most. We would love to follow your blog if we had the info.

  6. I have the benefit of knowing Blake and Elizabeth personally and all the work they are doing to bring naturism to the younger generations through social media and in person. Keep up the good work. I just love the quote: “America, land of the free and home of the offended”. Hopefully one day that last part will change. Not sure if I will be around to see it but I will be pushing for it, and to get more families involved, every day while I am around.

  7. I started my nude life in college years ago in the mid ‘70’s. There is a nude beach in Austin, Texas, called Hippy Hollow. A close friend invited me to go with him one day. Yes, I was apprehensive, but once I got there, striped, and realized no one cared or was staring…I thought, hey, this feels really good. I’ve been a nudist since then.


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