Nudist tries to convince Dori on the benefits of skinny dipping

Jul 6, 2016, 3:43 PM | Updated: 3:45 pm
Dori Monson says he won't be taking part in any Nude Recreation Week activities. (Bay_dragon, Flick...
Dori Monson says he won't be taking part in any Nude Recreation Week activities. (Bay_dragon, Flickr)
(Bay_dragon, Flickr)

Some people listen to KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson because they love his perspective. Others because they despise it. Dori advised the latter listeners about a way to be absolutely sure they wouldn’t run into him this weekend: Go to the nudist event in Lake Bronson.

“Because I guarantee that you will not be burdened by running into me there,” he said.

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It’s Nude Recreation Week and the birthday suits will be on full display around the country. Dori spoke with Washington nudist Fred Pings, who discussed Lake Bronson Club Family Nudist Park, in Sultan, which is offering free admission into the clothing-free recreational park and campground to first-time nudists on Saturday. He said there will be a mass skinny-dipping event into the “balmy 70” degree water for anyone and everyone – from kids to retirees – so long as they can pass a background check.

Dori was skeptical of the idea of children and adults swimming naked together, calling it “creepy.”

“No. Not at all,” Pings said. “(The kids) grow up here. They all have a lot of uncles that keep an eye on them. They are very safe. They’re probably safer here than they are in your backyard or in the village park.”

Still, Dori said the idea doesn’t sit right with him, and asked Pings how he explains the idea to those people who think it sounds wrong.

“It’s all a mindset,” Pings said. “If you look at nudity and equate that with sex, then you’ve got the wrong mindset. If you look at nudity as just the way you were born – and I haven’t met anyone yet that’s come out with pants on – then it’s just another part of life.”

Dori wasn’t convinced.

“As a father of daughters, I can’t imagine bringing a child or teenage girl and exposing their body to the prying eyes of the other people there,” Dori said. “I know you said you do background checks and all of that, but I still can’t imagine ever doing that, Fred.”

“There you go with the mindset again,” Pings responded. “Exposing — you use that terminology. That shows it more of a voyeurism and exhibitionist-type attitude. The prying eyes – things like that. You can’t change people’s mindsets no matter where you are. You could walk down the streets anywhere in America and people could be lusting after you just because you’re not wearing a hijab or something like that. You can’t control people’s thoughts. But the one thing we do know is once nudity becomes commonplace and accepted, it’s a non-issue.”

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Nudist tries to convince Dori on the benefits of skinny dipping