Has anyone in this group ever attended a Rainbow Family gathering. These events are "clothes optional" meaning that nudity is allowed and encouraged. The Rainbow family are very much modern day hippies. The events in the US are huge, and essentially operate outside of any media coverage. In recent years the ideas of the Rainbow family have spread to areas like Russia, Bosnia, Mexico and Israel. Because of pressure from the American authorities there tends to be less nudity today in the US. In contrast, gatherings, in say Russia, are known for their nudity. Nudity in Rainbow gatherings tends to be more male than female especially at the main site. Rainbows tend to be young people very much affected by "joix de vivre" and with a great intensity of belief. Howard.