I get a lot of search-engine traffic for “nude old farts” and variations thereof, not so much because my own flatulence is especially mature at least, I don’t think it is but because there’s a perception that people who doff their duds at vacation time tend to be people who knew Methuselah personally.
Tom Mulhall, who runs the Terra Cotta Inn, acknowledged as much last summer:
It is true many nudist clubs in the US have aging guests. Solair campground [in Connecticut] has a median age of 55. I would bet most nudist campgrounds and clubs are the same way.
I have yet to verify this empirically and 55, for me, is less than a year away anyway but I have reason to believe there is indeed an abundance of older folk in this, um, industry. Exhibit A: renewal notice from AANR, rendered on a dot-matrix printer. Not even in near-letter quality, for Pete’s sake. And I thought I had creeping Luddite tendencies.