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It’s probably hard out there for a DC-area nudist.

Because I’m a nice person, I’m going to provide some guidance for the nudists that rejected my interview request this morning.

I called the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) today, wondering how nudists find nudist roommates in barely-chartered nudy territory.

Down in Florida, there are tons of nudists clubs. AANR spokesperson Carolyn Hawkins belongs to the club at Cypress Cove, where she has resided since 1978.

Not all clubs allow long-term residents. In fact, the “club” term itself is very broad: Some “clubs” are resorts, others are traveling clubs that pick locations, homes, campgrounds etc. to meet and play. At Cypress Cove, however, there is a community of some 200 residents living in mostly double-wides and triple-wides “in the back part of the resort.”

The original nudists brought the homes there, and then sold them off to other people as they left.

“There’s not a lot of turnaround,” says Hawkins, 66. But for those who don’t reside in year-round warmth and nudist-abundant Florida, there’s a simple way to tap into local nudists in various areas: Through The Bulletin, the AANR’s monthly publication, sent to members. There’s also a nudist publication called Pasco Naturally.

If there are truly no other nudists in your region, go find some elsewhere. There are roughly 70 clubs where people live permanently, according to Hawkins.