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AANR Removes Lupin From Its Network of Naturist Clubs – The question is – WHY?!?!?
As some might know, FKK continues to be on the receiving end of many malicious and unsubstantiated claims in the past. It has taught me to not believe everything I hear and to take with a grain of salt what other folks (even organizations) claim. When it came to dilemma of Lupin Lodge’s AANR charter being revoked, I ‘d to try and discover out for myself what really occurred.
For those who follow news from the naturist world, the name Lupin Lodge might activate some strong feelings and free nude beach .
For the advantage of those who’ve not followed the chain of events that result in Lupin Lodge’s AANR charter being revoked, I’ll try and do my best to clarify what occurred in the most clear-cut manner. I took extra time to try to support the information and I’d like to thank all those who’ve been so gracious with their time and openness to answer my never-ending barrage of questions.
For those people who are unfamiliar with Lupin, they will have A LOT of acreage. They are very accepting of individuals and host events by a variety of groups (such as Burning Man and the now notorious Fox Hunt group).
During May 6 through May 8 of 2010, a fetish group that puts on Human Fox Hunts booked Lupin Lodge as their venue. This was the first of two such occasions.
On Feb 9th of 2011, a blog post surfaced (“What Is really going on at Lupin Lodge?”). The fallout with that occasion, and following blog post, triggered a chain of events that ultimately resulted in Lupin Lodge’s removal from AANR (the AANR stands for American Association for nude Recreation).
Why Did AANR Remove Lupin Lodge
Last month, Felicity and I decided to visit Lupin Lodge to speak with the owners directly. We also spoke with individuals from AANR, TNS, members of Lupin, bloggers and other folks who were willing to help us sort through and make sense of exactly what occurred.
We learned that Glyn (the owner) has twin 12 year old girls who live on the grounds. When asked about any overt sexual activities being carried out in the open, Glyn turned serious and with a blank look on his face said: I have 2 teen girls who reside here. Can you believe I might subject them to anything like this? I must say that I was taken aback by his answer and by the seriousness with which he said it.
I should also note here that the owners maintain that the event took place far away. They said it was done without many of the members even understanding, which is very possible and likely.
Within an effort to understand what occurred, I have been corresponding with Cindy Gregory, the resident staff member at Lupin. She has been incredibly gracious and answered each and every question I had (and there were many). She was also kind enough to send me the letter she wrote, which Glyn read to the AANR board in 2011 (prior to the board’s choice to remove Lupin from AANR’s network). The letter can be read in http://freenudistpicture.net : Cindy Gregory’s Letter To The American Association For Nude Recreation.
Additionally , I reached out to a journalist Tracy Clark-Flory – who attended the occasion and afterwards published articles about it on Salon.com. I wanted to get the inside scoop from someone who was there and really saw the events that transpired (please note that in her post she never really mentioned Lupin, and so I asked her flat out where it took place).
Here is my Q&A:
Q. Did the occasion you wrote about take place at Lupin Lodge?
A. Indeed, it was at Lupin Lodge.
Q. Did you see any overt sexual activity that took place out in the open?
A. I didn’t observe any sexual acts.

Q. How did you hear about the occasion?
A. I can not remember how I heard about the occasion, but I was invited after getting in touch with one of the organizers.
Q. Were the participants walking around in full view of the Lupin members, while dressed in their costumes?
A. I am not certain whether people were walking around in their costumes in front of kids.
Q. Do you believe that it is improper exposing kids to such costumes & would you say that it might be deemed as extreme?
A. I do not have any specific view on whether or not it would appropriate for youngsters to see such costumes – I leave that up to individual parents. But it definitely was not anything more extreme than costumes you’d see at the Folsom Street Fair [a big San Francisco leather event], which lets children.
Q. Did the occasion participants and Lupin members interact with each other during or after the occasion?
A. I didn’t see any interaction between the participants and the club members.

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