Males au Naturel ("MAN") is a men's social naturist* group based in New York City with around 125 members. At MAN, you can hang out nude in a non-sexual atmosphere.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Do I have to get totally naked?
A: Yes. EXCEPT: Every 3 months we have an "orientation" party where you can keep your underpants on. See EVENTS. (At most events, you should keep your shoes on.)
Q: Is there an admission fee?
A: Yes. We set the fee to cover space rental, food and beverages and other occasional expenses. We think it's a good deal if you like to eat and drink, not to mention hang out with 60-70 naked men. If you see "Free" when you register, it means we don't take payment online. Sorry for the confusion. EXCEPTION: Our 2-hour no-frills "orientation" parties every 3 months are free.
Q: Is there a minimum age?
A: Yes, you must be 21 as we serve alcohol. If you are 18-20, please contact us so we will be aware of the need for parties where alcohol is not served.
Q: What kind of men belong to MAN?
A: Our members include all body types, ethnic backgrounds, and income levels. Most consider themselves gay or bi, but friendly straight and bi-curious men are welcome. We're a mix of ages, and we welcome all men 21 and over.
Q: What's the difference between "sexual" and "non-sexual?"
A: By "sex" we mean any activity that, if continued, could lead to an orgasm. So yes, for our purposes, sex includes sucking and stroking. It does not include naked hugs or incidental genital contact, but please be sensitive to the feelings of the person you want to touch.
Q: What if I get aroused?
A: That's not a problem as long as you don't do something to make it happen. If you stay engaged in conversation, it won't happen so much.
Q: Do I have to be a member to attend parties?
A: No, but members usually pay less.
Q: How do I join?
Q: How can nonmembers find out about events?
A: Besides checking this site, we send electronic mailings to all of our contacts. Once you register for an event on this site, you become a contact. If the location was not publicized in the event description, you will find it in your emailed confirmation. You can also join our Yahoo! or Facebook groups. (See "Meet Naked Guys.")
Q: Where else can I get naked in NYC?
A: There are no clothing-optional outdoor public spaces in the 5 boroughs, but click on Meet Naked Guys In Person for other ideas.
* The words "naturist" and "nudist" are similar, but "naturist" is usually preferred by those who feel being naked is the natural way to be.