We're all naked underneath our clothes, or so the saying goes, but this week it's Barbie and Ken without their clothes on the cover of the EW. If the naked doll bottoms are banned from your neighborhood newsstands, be sure to let us know. Mainly because I'm curious. I mean, it's Barbie. You HAVE to take her clothes off in order to get her out of her "Nurse Barbie" outfit and into her "Cheerleader Barbie" outfit.
I came across, in the course of my research on nudity, one interesting fact that didn't make it into the article â€” it appears that June 21 is naked hiking day. You honor the solstice "skyclad" or something like that. I also found at least one nude hiker blogger, who also happens to be from the Northwest. Warning: If you didn't like naked Barbie, you really won't like this. He doesn't just hike in the nude, he takes pictures of himself.
If you plan to naked hike, you can go here for some top 10 tips on how to romp through the woods in your alltogether. The advice to put vaseline between your thighs was interesting, but I was perplexed by this advice: "... since clearcuts afford less than ideal scenery, you are not likely to meet any other hikers. I have many times been able to hike and ride my mountain bike nude all day long in clearcuts and only rarely have met anyone out there."
Ok, but who wants to hike a clearcut? Clearcuts are UGLY. But now I am wondering how often Eugene's tree-huggers are running into nude hikers and bikers when they go out to document a clearcut?
But the question is: Where do the denizens of Lane County like to go when they get naked? We hear tell there is a good naked swimming hole out Fall Creek, but never got directions (also it's been kind of overcast, and not prime naked-person weather). So please do tell all.