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Have you ever longed to swim, hike, camp or party naked with friends who enjoy the same? Join the growing number of men that have discovered all male nude recreation!
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CMEN Presents Three Naturist Gatherings in 2016

The pool is a popular place for activities Welcome! California Men Enjoying Naturism, an international social organization for gay and bisexual men who enjoy being nude for social and recreational activities, will be hosting three all male, all nude gatherings in 2016:

Southeast Gathering June 5-12

Join CMEN celebrating the fresh days spring for a full week of all male, all nude fun, fresh air, camaraderie, activities, shows and workshops. This gathering will be CMEN's sixth Southeast Spring Gathering, it will be held at Whispering Oaks Retreat Center in Tennessee. This resort is located in a scenic natural wooded environment on a creek with cabins, camping and RV facilities. Visit the Southeast Spring Gathering page for more details.

Northern California Gathering August 2-7

Join CMEN celebrating the warm, clothes free days of mid-summer, for a week of all male, all nude fun, fresh air, camaraderie, pool activities, scenic hikes, a variety of seminars and workshops, themed social hours, bingo, evening shows, evening dances, and a great opportunity to make new friends. This gathering will be CMEN's third Northern California Gathering, it will be held at at a secluded 400 acre retreat center in California's scenic Sierra Foothills east of Auburn. Extended weekend and weekend sessions are available. Visit the Northern California Summer Gathering page for more details.

West Coast Gathering September 2-11

The largest Gathering presented by CMEN will be held at a conference center nestled in California's scenic Santa Monica Mountains north of Los Angeles. Scheduled activities will feature swimming and sun bathing, volleyball, hiking, a variety of seminars and workshops, Hikers enjoy nature along trail in the Malibu Hillsmassage, themed social hours, evening shows, talent shows, bingo, evening dances, and a great opportunity to make new friends. Social hours will feature a different theme each evening. An estimated 400 men from throughout North America, the Pacific, and Europe are expected to attend. This 20th all nude West Coast Gathering includes several session options: the full week session, a full 9 day session, a 6 day session, a Labor Day weekend session, a second weekend session September 9-11 and a Half Week session. Visit the West Coast Gathering page for more details.

Los Angeles Area Naturist Activities

CMEN Los Angeles holds a variety of all nude local social and recreational events for naturist men throughout the year in the greater Los Angeles Area, including pool parties, cocktail parties and potlucks. These events provide the opportunity for men who live in the Greater Los Angeles area to mingle and have fun with new and old friends. Visit the CMEN Los Angeles pages for details.

CMEN Massage Connection is for men interested in giving and receiving massages with other men in the Los Angeles and Palm Springs areas. All participants practice giving massage as well as receiving a massage. Visit the CMEN Massage Connection pages for details.

Exploring the creek at Whispering Oaks Retreat Center in TennesseeAdditional Events at Whispering Oaks

Gay Summer Camp June 2016

Everyone loves going to summer camp, especially Gay Summer Camp! Whispering Oaks Retreat Center in Tennessee will be hosting Gay Summer Camp on Memorial Day Weekend at its 400-acre campground which will include all activities, including a heated pool, hot tub, evening entertainment, evening dancing, themed social hour parties, and a lot more! This clothing optional event is on Memorial Day weekend, May 27 through June 3. Visit the Whispering Oaks Gay Summer Camp page for more details.

Open House September 2016

Whispering Oaks Open House Sept. 2016 Enjoy hang out with lots of warm naked men in the new heated swimming pool. There will be plenty of activities during this week and there will be time for the pool, hot tub, workshops and playshops, evening shows, hikes, nature walks, a chance to enjoy the private creek, and much more. Visit the Whispering Oaks Fall Open House page for more details.

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Social Hour 2010Why nude social and recreational activities?

Naturism is a way of life in harmony with nature, characterized by the practice of nudity, with the intention of encouraging body acceptance, self-respect, respect for others and respect for the environment. Social nudity is an expression of naturism, exploiting the beneficial effects of the sun, the air and water.

A Naturist is one who enjoys being nude, preferably in an outdoors setting, for social and recreational activities. We believe that the naked human body is to be accepted, respected, cherished, and enjoyed. We enjoy the natural freedom of being without clothes whenever possible and practical.

Being naked makes one more open and honest about himself, and more accepting of others. If clothes make the man, then nudity makes everyone more equal.

Come join the growing number of men that have discovered male bonding au naturel! Gay men everywhere are discovering the enjoyment of gathering together with other men for nude camaraderie, unequaled in any clothed situation, and the freedom to be found in non-judgmental body acceptance.

Down on the Farm Social Hour 2002California Men Enjoying Naturism (CMEN) is an international social organization for gay and bisexual men who enjoy naturism. CMEN hosts the West Coast Gatherings for naturist men in Southern California, naturist gatherings in Northern California and Tennessee, and other nudist recreation events in the greater Los Angeles area throughout the year. CMEN was formed in 1995 to sponsor activities that promote nudity, provide a safe, non-threatening, non-judgmental, supportive environment where men can have fun naked, build friendships, develop an improved self-image and body acceptance, and freely express themselves.

CMEN is affiliated with Gay Naturists International and is among nearly 200 men's naturist groups throughout North America, the Pacific Islands and Europe. GNI and its affiliated clubs now have over 6,000 members in 12 countries who enjoy nude recreational and social activities.

This web site also includes links to Naturist Community News and Activities including nude beach listings and other naturist events; Gay Community News and Activities including pride festivals, street fairs and rodeos; and links to Naturist Friends and to National Associations. Learn about living a more "green", environmentally conscious lifestyle and reducing your own carbon footprint at the Earth Friendly Living & Recreation page.

CMEN also maintains a moderated discussion bulletin board on Yahoo. For discussions about the West Coast Gatherings, CMEN Los Angeles, and naturist recreation for gay and bisexual men join the CMEN Yahoo Group.

We Stand with Orlando

We Stand with Orlando"This is an especially heartbreaking day for all our friends -- our fellow Americans -- who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The shooter targeted a nightclub where people came together to be with friends, to dance and to sing, and to live. The place where they were attacked is more than a nightclub -- it is a place of solidarity and empowerment where people have come together to raise awareness, to speak their minds, and to advocate for their civil rights. 

"So this is a sobering reminder that attacks on any American -- regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation -- is an attack on all of us and on the fundamental values of equality and dignity that define us as a country. And no act of hate or terror will ever change who we are or the values that make us Americans."

"May God bless the Americans we lost this morning. May He comfort their families. May God continue to watch over this country that we love." President Obama, June 12, 2016


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