In the wake of the recent controversy at Lupin Lodge, the American Association for Nude Recreation has another affiliated club openly marketing to swingers and erotic lifestyles groups.
Caliente Caribe in the Dominican Republic is openly advertising “Naughty Kinky Dominican Domination Group Trip” from March 26 through April 2, 2011, “March Madness Erotica Group Week” for the same time period, “Caliente Spring Swing Erotic Resort Takeover” for April 16 through 23, 2011, “Fetish Fest 2 Paradise Bound Resort Takeover” for June 18-25, 2011, and several other sexually charged events.
Caliente Caribe is listed as an AANR club on the organization’s website.. The Nudist group bills itself as “the credible voice of reason for nude recreation since 1931” and promises a non-sexual environment whenever a member visits an affiliated club.
Plan to Go Nude! Although some clubs allow visitors to remain clothed while touring the club as a first timer, most clubs expect guests to be “clothed when practical, nude when appropriate.” Visitors, as well as members, are required to conduct themselves in a manner that would be considered acceptable at any other public social gathering. There will be people of all ages and backgrounds – families, couples, children, young and old – and they will all have one thing in common…they decided to participate in nude recreation.
As a first timer, please make this important observation, even though you might anticipate it, a nude environment does not have any special sexual connotation.
On a page entitled “Why Your Membership Matters“, AANR boasts of its efforts to “advocate for nude recreation with regular visits to the U.S. Congress and state legislatures to educate lawmakers and staff about nudist concerns”, and it works to “protect traditional skinny-dipping spots and nude beaches.”
AANR requires its affiliated clubs to adhere to its principles and standards.
In recent years several affiliated clubs have surrendered their charters so that they could openly market to swingers and other erotic lifestyle groups, which fall outside the traditional definitions of nudism and naturism. Since last May, the California club Lupin Lodge, which has been in existence since 1936, has been involved with a controversy over BDSM groups using its facilities for meetings and “play areas”. As of this writing, neither AANR nor The Naturist Society have made any official statements on the status of Lupin as one of their affiliated clubs.