So, I am coming up on the one year anniversary of my trip to Australia. Its not just that I would LOVE to live there...but the fact that I have, more and more, been bumping up against our rather Puritanical sexual mores lately. I will be honest: I love Nudism, exhibitionism, and voyuerism. I do NOT work my ass off 5 days per week in the gym for this body just to cover it up with poorly fitted clothes out of some bizzare sense of 'modesty'. So, being in TX, I head to a local 'video' theatre. What happens? Everyone walks around covering themselves watching the various porns because they are afraid of the undercover vice cops. To be fair, the theatre posts all 4 of the Texan Penal codes that you could be arrested for even jerking off in the theatre...that you PAID to get into. Our alternative is to go to either of our rather overpriced bathouses...which honestly have become dens of drug use and, as my late grandfather would say 'catching things you cant wash off'. I contrast this with my time in Sydney, where nude beaches were plentiful, it was still okay for a man to wear a speedo ('COssie' to them.. ), and their porn theatres and bathouses were not the sad places of shame and subterfuge from the police. From what I have been told from friends who have visited Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Bacelona, and various parts of Italy...they are even further ahead as far as what is allowed and what isnt. Nude sunbathing? No problem if its in a designated area. Nude Beaches? All over the place along the coasts. Special mention goes to Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin, where sex is considered a social, fun experience. I read an interesting article over on MSNBC.com in which a researcher came to the conclusion after his nationwide interviews that :"Americans are interesting...Everyone is experimenting and really could care less what others do....but they dont want to talk about it or want anyone else to know". And people wonder why I am steering my career to enable overseas travel? The above. Oh, and about tonight? Well, I came home without getting off, so I am now off to 'resolve' that little problem before bed. I have meetings all day tommorow . For our memebers from Europe, please tell me if any of what I have been told is off the mark?