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In Search of the Final Freedom: Chapter 33

Updated: Apr 5

In Search of the Final Freedom: An Erotic Socio-Political Novel


Waving the Revolutionary Flag of Sexual Freedom

Chapter 33: Summer at the Campbell’s

Contrary to Amy’s prediction, Cooper was not inundated with local press upon his return home from New York. It seems events in the Middle-East took a dramatic turn the day of the exhibit’s opening. Since the media seems to only follow one story at a time, Cooper’s moment came and went. However, that did not mean he got no attention at all. Over the month of June, in addition to the local reporters who had called before he left for New York; Cooper did five interviews, all for national publications. The FFF got a great write up in the Village Voice. Cooper wondered how much that was influenced by his performance in bed with the article’s author. The very favorable articles in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and the New Yorker suggested it was the quality of the show and not his impressive blowjob that mattered.

Unexpectedly it was Bonnie, not Cooper who got notice. It seems that the art show had made it to the celebrity news. In the pop media, the show had garnered a great deal of attention; though it was less to do with the art than the A-list stars in very revealing outfits. The freelance photographer Amy had allowed into the grand opening must have made a pretty penny selling her images of the rich and famous. By Monday, dozens of the photos were circulating on the net.

The People Magazine article had several of those pictures, including one of Gillian Moyers and Emilia Clarke that happened to include Bonnie as well. Though the magazine pixilated out Gillian’s bare breasts, there was a full-sized unedited version to be found on the webpage. While in the photo Bonnie was not quite as exposed as Gillian, the photographer's flash made the fabric sheer enough to show she wore nothing under the light silk dress. In the many on-line celebrity and entertainment sites there were many more photos of the event. In some of them either Bonnie or Cooper could be seen in the background. Bonnie was thankful that she was not correctly named in a single one of them. Most of the web-sites only named the celebrities in the pictures, even when it appeared that Bonnie (and her dress) were the real point of visual interest. Bonnie knew it was vain, but the more photos she saw, the better she thought she looked. Misty Googled her mom’s name and found several more good photos of Bonnie Campbell with the fully exposed Gillian Moyers. However, that was not to say she did not find any pictures where her mother was showing quite a lot. In several pictures that she found, part of all of Bonnie’s areolas were showing, and in one, her entire right nipple was bare.

It was a relief to both Cooper and Bonnie that the national dialogue that the show had started did not find its way to their little town. They supported the cause, they were glad they made their public stand, but it was good that they’d made that stand in New York City, not in Sparta, Georgia. So, for now, the FFF’s mission had not yet shifted from an intellectual pursuit to one involving the general public with all the hysteria and emotion that would come with it. She had a foreboding that day would come, but for now they were safe in their rural refuge.

Fortunately for Amy and the FFF, the shift in front page news to the Middle-East crisis did not seem to affect the arts and social action communities. Inquiries and donations flowed into the new foundation. Amy took Bonnie up on her offer to help with the clerical duties; processing and forwarding email, recording and depositing donations, sending out literature, etc.

At the next board meeting, two weeks after the show, Bonnie became the first employee of the FFF: Office Administrator, part time. The board was not yet ready to set up a permanent office; but with over $50,000 in proceeds from auctioning almost three dozen of the art works and a growing flow of donations, they had the money to invest in one. They also had requests from galleries from Chicago, San Francisco and London to do a similar exhibit in their cities. It was clear the foundation was on its way.

A committee was assigned to find suitable space for a corporate office and Amy agreed to discuss taking a sabbatical from the University of South Carolina to spend a year full time with the FFF. Although she was wrong about Cooper being assailed by local news outlets, she was right about the political backlash against her and the University of South Carolina. There were more than a few calls by South Carolina legislators that she be fired for making “pornographic” paintings, but the university was standing by her… so far.

In the Campbell’s home, Cooper’s study was converted into the FFF office. Though technically a part time job, Bonnie threw herself into the work and then dragged Trish, Ashley and Sherry in to help her. Every week in the months of June and July one or more national publications produced a story on the art show, the FFF or the issues it raised. In addition to the New York newspapers and The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone, other print magazines ran stories over the rest of the summer: Esquire, GQ, Cosmopolitan and even Playboy Magazine did a short piece. Additionally, many on-line publications such as The Huffington Post and many smaller blogs picked up the story. Each time an article came out, they received more inquiries.

It was decided to milk Gillian’s star power for all it was worth, so part of the standard digital packet was a reproducible file of the photo they had taken of the four FFF women and Cooper as the show closed. It worked out that by that time Bonnie was officially part of the foundation so her inclusion in the “official” photo appeared planned. Dr. McKinnon wrote a short essay on why the women had deliberately chosen to put their bodies on display that night. In her usual combative style, she presented their dress as an open challenge to the suppression of the sexuality of grown women. After all, three of the four women in the photo were over forty years old. She firmly stated their attire that night had been an extension of the exhibit’s boundary pushing art work.

Since the question had come up several times, Bonnie spent more time considering whether she and her family indeed were nudist as she was called by Gillian Moyers in New York. She thought perhaps they were. From the beginning of that summer, none of her family wore swimwear at or around their swimming pool unless there were “outsiders” (i.e. those not in the circle of close friends) visiting. Even more significant (in Bonnie’s mind) was that by mid-June, nudity was as common as not inside of their home. This had not been part of a master plan, but each step in that direction had seemed to naturally follow the last.

On Sunday afternoon, a week after the New York trip, the Campbell’s hosted the first family swim day that was suit-optional. Throughout the week after the art show, her friends called Bonnie to say how they were excited and a little nervous about going nude with all their kids present. Most were asking what they should bring to help with the food, but Brandy asked her to clarify what was going to happen at the part. She said that although she expected that her two younger kids would hardly notice; her teenage son would be coming too. Bonnie explained there would be no sex by the pool this time; however, the upstairs play room (as she had decided to call the guest room), would be open and the book from the cruise would almost surely be passed around. “You should assume that DJ will see photos of me having sex. If you think exposure to those images will come as a surprise to him, you might want to bring it up in advance.”

Brandy reminded Bonnie that her son, and every other teenager in town, have already seen the photos of her having sex at the nude beach, “So your pictures will not be a problem.”

Ronda called on Thursday to tell Bonnie that she and her two girls would try to come, but they might be late because they had an out-of-town rodeo on Saturday. In their discussion Ronda spoke of how well it was working out for Gregg to live with them. “He’s fit right in and it’s nice to have someone so willing to do the yard work and help out at the barn.” She then asked about bringing Gregg with her girls to the swim day. “He’s living with us, and we can’t exactly tell him he can’t come too.”

Bonnie thought for a moment and asked “You and his mother have talked about your arrangement, right?”

Ronda explained she had spoken to Gregg’s mother enough over the past few months that they had gotten to know each other. They even planned to invite her over for dinner soon. “She knows full well that Gregg and Rebecca sleep in the same bed here. She’s very supportive and has said that she appreciates me giving him this chance to see what adult life is like in a controlled environment.”

Bonnie asked Ronda if she could talk to Gregg’s mother and ask her for permission for him to attend nudist events with you and the girls. She told Bonnie she be happy to do so, but she was sure Gregg’s mother would say it is fine.

The weather on the first family swim day turned out to be simply beautiful. Everyone that Bonnie had expected had come. This time lunch was something of a pot luck; so while there was plenty of food, Bonnie had very little to prepare. Several men offered to cook the burgers and dogs, so Cooper did not get stuck at the grill. None of the kids chose to wear their suits even though they were all told clearly it was their choice. The younger ones didn’t even seem to notice but, Byron and DJ initially acted silly to hide their nervousness.

Brandy was the only parent who had to talk to her child about his behavior. DJ was a year younger than Lamar, but his appearance could have passed for being older. Though nudity had never been unusual in DJ’s home, the presence of nude teenage girls led to some inappropriate behavior. When he just pestered the girls, Bonnie didn’t say anything; but when he began “accidently” touching them while they were in the water, she asked Brandy to intervene. After that there was no more problems.

Once the newness of going without swimwear wore off, neither Brandy’s two elementary school children (Abigail and Owen) or Beth Ann’s children of the same age (Tucker and Tracy) seem to think anything was notably different than when they had been over to swim last summer. Lois and her family were the only ones who had been to the adult swim day who were not present this time. They were off to the beach on the first family trip where Lois openly slept with both John and George. As Bonnie understood it, the girls were also allowed to bring their boyfriends. For three nights the four teens would be sharing a hotel room with two queen beds that adjoined the adult’s room. Lois had been apologetic they would miss the swim day, but Bonnie had assured her that the trip was important for her family.

To Herb & Sherry, Butch & Tabatha and Sue Ann the addition of other people’s children did indeed change the atmosphere, but none of them voiced any complaint. Ashely was remarkably relaxed about stripping off beside her daughter for the first time; though her husband seemed a bit nervous. Ashely told her “Oh, he’s not bothered by going nude around Rebecca. On the way over he said he didn’t know how to act around a man who he knows, knows that he screwed his wife the week before. And, just to let you know, every single day this week he has brought up what a great time he had. I think he now has a thing for you.” They both laughed. “Don’t be surprised if you catch him staring at you today.”

Ronda and her crew showed up less than an hour late. She said the promise of a nude swim day meant the kids were much more motivated to get up and going than they usually were. Bonnie watched to see if Haley’s sister Bethany (who was in Lamar’s grade) hesitated in removing her clothes. She did not.

In addition to the families, Jeannette from the Euro-Club was there too. Edie Sanders, her mother, had called on Wednesday and approved her to participate as a nudist at the Campbell’s pool. It was the first time Bonnie had spoken to any of the Euro-Club mothers outside of the women she knew from church regarding this issue. At first, she was concerned when she received the call. Edie seemed to know quite a lot about what went on at the Campbell’s house. When she specifically thanked her for providing a safe and positive place for the girls to explore, it opened the door for a very nice and frank discussion about their girls and sex. Edie very specifically mentioned her appreciation of how she and Cooper enforced their strict no drugs or alcohol rule on one hand; and her promotion of safe sex, provision of condoms, and emphasis on full consent before sex on the other. Bonnie hadn’t realized any of the Euro-Club girls had been that open with their parents, but she was glad to hear it. She was even more surprised and gratified when Edie let her know that Iris’s mother, Aggie, was also grateful and that she’d likely be calling Bonnie soon to give Iris permission to participate as well. She went on to say how the two of them had been talking about this for a while. Bonnie made a point to invite Edie over to swim anytime, but she did not take her up on the offer that summer.

For the first hour Cooper made a point to stay with Mike Marshal. He knew full well how uncomfortable having his daughter go nude would be for him. After all, he’d had to go through the same process. Mike did not remove his trunks that first nude family swim day, but the next week he did. While Chad did not have any complains about his wife’s very pretty teenage daughter going nude with him there; Ashley admitted to Bonnie it made her a little uncomfortable…or possibly threatened. Though she acknowledged that sort of fear was irrational in Chad’s case.

Over the day, Bonnie noticed that her son had at least a partial erection on and off the whole time; yet even when it was fully pointing upright, he didn't give the least sign he was embarrassed about it. She suspected he liked showing off.

As Bonnie knew it would, rapidly the nudity became normalized for everyone. By the time they had begun to eat, the atmosphere had already settled down into what was just a normal swim day for the kids and parents. Ashely commented “I really don’t know why I thought this would be such a big deal. It really isn’t once you get over that initial discomfort.” That comment generated general agreement with her statement by the nearby adults.

After they had all eaten, the women gathered around the steps as they often did on their women’s only tanning days. It was the preferred spot for them to talk since there was plenty of room for them all; and by moving up and down the wide steps they could easily move in and out of the water. Word had gotten around of Bonnie’s day in the celebrity limelight, so right off Bonnie found herself recounting everything that had happened in New York.

In the week since the art show, she’d been given access to the FFF on-line files; so she was able to access the whole set of photos taken by the photographer they had hired using her iPad. For close to an hour the women passed around the tablet trying to identify celebrities as they peppered Bonnie with questions. Her friends were able to ID, many times the number of people that she and Cooper had.

The women (and teenage girls) all raved about Bonnie’s dress. “You are absolutely fabulous”; “No wonder people thought you were a celebrity, you certainly look the part”; “I’d kill to have been in your shoes…well in that dress…with your figure.”

When she got to the part of her narrative when Gillian Moyers asked her to join her for a foursome romp in bed, they insisted she tell every last detail (often more than once). With that last, she soon found that not only were the women hanging on every word, but so were several husbands and all of the teenage girls. A portion of her narrative went something like this:

“At one point, we had been kissing and rubbing our bodies on each other for a good while. She is a really great kisser and I could have done that for an hour, but since it was not just the two of us, I began to move my kisses downward to keep things moving. First, I enjoyed each of her nearly perfect breasts. Before you ask, I really couldn’t tell if she is artificially enhanced or not. But her light brown nipples stood out nicely so it was very easy, and pleasant to wrap my lips around each of them. When my mouth had gone across her stomach then on to her vulva, I made a ring of kisses and light licks all the way around her mound. She has just a little tuft of hair, but the rest was completely smooth, not a hint of stubble; and she smelled wonderful. Only when I felt her hips start to push up at me did I run my tongue along her clitoral ridge. Once I got going, she tasted just as good as she smelled. I didn’t slow down when Francois pulled my hips up to slide his penis into me.”

Descriptions like this just led to more questions. Ronda, Ashely and Marcy didn’t flinch when their daughters asked about sucking the two men’s “cocks” and other such explicit things. Her story ended with “I spoke to Amy several times this week. She said after Cooper and I left, the party did not break up for hours. As far as she recalled, after I left, everyone had sex at least once with someone new. She said she and Nell, the young woman who I had talked to at the beginning of the After-Show, had a super-hot threesome with Francois on the couch. I guess after we left, all the sex happened in the same room as sort of a communal thing.”

Bonnie was sure they would have kept asking questions all day, so she got up to find something to drink in order to bring the inquisition to an end. Not long after she’d sat back down, iced tea in hand; Misty walked over to where she’d sat down among the other women.

“Mom, is it OK if Jeanette, Rebecca and Gregg use your bed for a while? Your story got them crazy hot and they want to have a threesome under the big mirror.”

Bonnie looked around to the other mothers, in particular to Ashely. She was pretty sure they understood that Gregg’s girlfriend, Haley, wasn’t going to be involved. She knew this kind of casual sharing of guys would be an eyeopener to several of the women. When no one objected to the teens having a threesome in Bonnie’s room, she looked up to Misty and said “OK. Tell them to have fun, and let them know the open-door rule still applies.”

Bonnie looked around and said “If any of you don’t want your kids looking in, you need to tell them to stay out here. Otherwise, they will surely slip in to get a look.”

Brandy said “Well it’s not like they all haven’t been watching porn for years. Perhaps it’s better to see people they know and look up to.”

Ronda stretched out and said “Well after the last week at my house, I don’t know that Bethany would make the effort to go in.”

When Trish asked what she meant Ronda looked to Bonnie “Has Misty told you about Cassidy and Natalie?”

Bonnie said “Yes, but not in detail. Things have been crazy around here this week with Misty starting her internship in Atlanta and all. Go ahead and tell it as you heard it.”

Ronda then moved to take a seat on the top step to begin. “At the club’s End of School Party, Natalie from the church youth group asked Misty if she would join her and her boyfriend, Cassidy, for their first threesome. I understand that Misty had already had several other couples ask the same thing; but for some reason she decided to agree that time. However, she told Natalie that because she was hostess and couldn’t be gone more than about fifteen minutes; she could only stay with them long enough to give them a taste of what a threesome is like.”

Sherry said “Sounds like she takes after her mother.”

There was general agreement to that comment.

Ashely added “Oh, I actually got a peek at their manage a’ trios in progress when I was doing a room check.”

Bonnie turned her head “Tell them the truth girl.”

Ashely blushed “OK, I didn’t just get a peek. I actually stood and watched for three or four minutes as the girls made out while Cassidy did Misty. But, how could I not? They were passionate, young and very attractive.” Then she looked at Bonnie and said “You don’t have any room to put me on the spot Bonnie Campbell. No you don’t.” Ashely looked around “You see when SHE was doing a room check and found my daughter and her boyfriend fucking in Misty’s room; she not only watched, but walked right in and talked to them while they kept going. Yep, that is what she did.”

That brought on a round of laughter and razzing of both women.

Ronda went on “Yea, it seems like our girls simply don’t feel any embarrassment at all about sex, not even when they are seen doing the deed itself.”

Sherry told the women “That reflects well on how you have raised them, especially in this time and place. Sadly, it is all too rare to find young women who are that self-confident.”

That brought on some discussion before Sherry cut in “I’m sorry I interrupted you, Ronda. Please go on.”

The others quieted. For the first time Bonnie realized that while in most ways she was the leader of this group; Sherry was the wise elder. Everyone seemed to defer to her judgement when she spoke. Certainly she knew she did.

“It seems that Natalie and Cassidy really enjoyed their brief threesome with Misty. Before the party ended, they asked if they could have a full session with her another time. Since Bonnie and Cooper were supposed to be in New York the next night, and they had told Misty she could have up to two friends over; she invited the couple to come back Friday night. And they did. Without getting ahead of my story, Natalie was over at my house this week and she told me and my girls all about their wonderful night with Misty. She said they were all naked from like 6:00 in the evening till midnight when she and Cassidy had to go. To hear her tell it, it was wall to wall sex the whole time: mostly a rotating twosome, but at times she said they were all three engaged at once. It seems Misty made a real impression on both of them.”

Ashely cut in “Sherry was right. Misty does take after her mother. She made quite an impression on my husband when she joined Chad and I the night of the kid’s party.” Her comment quickly engendered a few questions, but Ashely said that story would have to wait.”

JoAnne offered “I would have killed for such an opportunity at their age.”

Ronda agreed “You and me both. But here is where it gets really interesting. It seems Misty feels like she has her hands full with the club girls and their boyfriends.”

Brandy cut in to ask “Does she have sex with ALL of the Euro-Club girls? … and their boyfriends too?”

Bonnie answered “Actually yes. Have you taken a look at the bulletin board in the game room lately? As of a few weeks ago, there are photos of Misty with all nine of the other club girls. Except for Caitlin; the photos were taken after she’d had her first threesome with the club girl and her boyfriend. That is why everyone is naked. She told me that she put up those photos right in the game room as sort of her statement of sexual liberation. Perhaps in that, I followed her lead. She’d started that bulletin board well before I put up any photos of me and my lovers in the guest room.”

Ronda began speaking even as Brandy gasped. “Haley had told Misty some time ago that my Bethany had decided she was ready to start having sex with boys too. Once she was on birth control, I agreed she could. But you see she didn’t want to do it with just anyone. She was looking for the right guy. I am convinced that by letting teenage girls openly choose when they are ready, they will be more selective than if they have to sneak around their parents.”

All the mothers agreed.

“In May, Bethany brought two different boys home, and while she had sex with each of them once and said she’d had fun; neither was what she was looking for in an ongoing playmate. She already had a very good idea of what she wanted in a regular sex partner. Having watched her sister have sex with over a dozen rodeo guys; she knew what she was looking for and would not settle for less. She also knew she just wanted a playmate, not a boyfriend. She looks up to Haley, and she had quite literally seen her sister play the field for three years before she and Gregg became a couple. She could not miss that while Haley very much enjoys having sex with the cowboys, her choice of a boyfriend was nothing like one of them.”

Bonnie couldn’t help but comment. “Really? That is interesting. I’d done the same thing when I was young. I honestly don’t know how many guys I did before I met Cooper, but he was nothing like the guys I normally played with.” She realized she’d interrupted. “Oh, I’m sorry. Go on.”

Ronda continued without comment. “On Sunday, Misty told Haley about her time with Natalie and Cassidy and how they were looking for a safe place to have sex since they can’t do it at their homes; and after their time with her, they too wanted a regular playmate. Misty told Haley that while she had a wonderful time with them on Friday night, she thought someone else would be better for all concerned. Misty knew Bethany hung out with Natalie and Cassidy at church and they seemed to be friends; so, she asked Haley if her sister might be interested. It just happens that after that first guy she’d brought home didn’t work for her, Bethany had told her sister that she would like to ask Cassidy to come over for sex; but she knew he was with Natalie. Misty and Haley decided they had a perfect solution for everyone.”

Sherry commented that in her experience, “If you are open to them, often the right opportunities are right in front of you. Your daughter is fortunate to have a sister and friends who are attuned to her desires, even if they aren’t consciously aware that is what they are doing.”

Ronda paused for a moment as if considering what Sherry said. “Yes, I think you are right. When Haley told me what Misty had said, I had the girls invite Natalie and Cassidy over for dinner. They came over this past Wednesday night. It took a little while before Natalie understood that my home is just as relaxed about sex as the Campbell’s, even if we aren’t so public about it. Over dinner, to break the ice Haley decided to tell us all about how she’d bedded a new, and very hot, cowboy at the last rodeo. Her story was more lurid than the ones she normally tells, but it worked. After that Natalie seemed to understand that she could talk freely. When Haley asked her about what happened with Misty, she was excited to tell everything. When near the end of dinner, right at the table, Bethany directly asked Natalie if she and Cassidy wanted to go to her room for a threesome; it didn’t seem that much of a leap. They went at it over an hour straight. After they came out, we all sat in the living room and talked. I really wanted those two to understand that what they had done was natural and wholesome. Not surprisingly, after we’d talked, they went back to Bethany’s room for a second act before they left. Once they were gone, my daughter went on and on about how great it had been and how they agreed with her that the three of them seemed very well matched. They will be having dinner with us again this coming Wednesday. I think, or at least hope, this will work out as a weekly thing.”

An idea had been growing in Bonnie’s mind for a couple of weeks. There seemed to be a growing understanding among the women that they were leading their families along a path that was well outside what is conventional and even acceptable to most people in their region. It was that day that Bonnie, for the first time, understood that this group was actually becoming an interlaced community of people with shared values and their own communal behavioral norms. Certainly, she and Cooper had not planned it, but she had no doubt it was the case. She and Cooper would have to double down on their efforts to clarify and systematize the moral imperatives. They could not lead these people astray.


The next Sunday, at the second family suit-optional swim day, Marcy gave Bonnie a hard time about putting crazy ideas into her girl’s head that led to her being bullied by Sarah into adopting nudism at home. “Do you remember how last week she marched up to us and pronounced that she was a nudist? And how she said she was forswearing clothes any time they were not absolutely required, then begged me to support her decision. Well, she wasn’t kidding. It seems the two day’s she spent here at your pool going naked around people has convinced her nudism is the way to live. Monday morning, she came downstairs in the buff and insisted I support her by going nude all the time we were at home as well.”

Bonnie couldn’t help but laugh.

Marcy laughed too. “Really. I was going to have no rest until I agreed to try it for a week. After all our family had spent the day before together in the nude, so I could find no good reason to refuse. I made it abundantly clear that even if I agree to be a home nudist, it would only be a summer thing. I let her know that we were not going to keep the house hot enough to go naked all winter.”

Bonnie laughed again. It really was funny.

“Yea, you laugh. It didn’t happen to you.”

As she kept laughing, Bonnie got out “So? What did you do?”

“I undressed right there in the kitchen. For a while I was really uncomfortable hanging around the house nude like that; however, on Tuesday I was comfortable and now I have to admit I rather enjoy it."

A few days later Marcy called Bonnie and told her how Sarah had used the nudity to coerce her dad into enlarging and improving their deck. “She told him that last week some of the boy’s in the neighborhood had been spying on his wife and daughter as they lay out naked on our old, small, exposed deck. She got this Cheshire cat grin and let him know that she didn’t mind them seeing us if he didn’t. It was a brilliant ploy.”

Bonnie knew the Marshals, unlike the Campbell’s, actually lived in a planned subdivision. Sure, it was an upscale housing tract with the lots averaging almost an acre. But that just meant privacy fences were impractical. The deck, actually more like a porch, built with the house was not very large and the one area screened from the neighbor’s view held their four-person hot tub.

So all June, Mike Marshal found himself pressed into the task of enlarging their deck, adding a close picket railing and planting two rows of red-tips as a hedge. As planned, that would provide a high degree of privacy to that area. As part of the project, both Marcy and her daughter also badgered Mike for a new and larger hot tub. Mike didn’t need too much convincing when Marcy explained that it would allow them to have friends over for “adult time.”

Sarah was excited about becoming a home nudist, but was not happy she didn't have anyone to share her new lifestyle with. Unlike Misty’s whole group of “open to anything” friends. Sarah only had two friends with whom she felt safe sharing her new expanding horizons, but both were unavailable.

Sarah and Bailey Hildebrandt had been best friends forever. The prior fall she had been Sarah’s first partner in a genuine sexual experience (something she had not told her mother when she told her about her time with Gerta). Though it was just natural that Sarah told Bailey, her best friend, everything about Gerta as it was happening; which is what led to them having sex for the first time. It was Bailey who was the first of her friends to go naked with her in the hot tub. Sadly, that relationship had been curtailed in early spring by Bailey’s new boyfriend Kevin. While she was just a sophomore, he was a senior and was extremely controlling and demanding of her time.

It was after Sarah’s best friend had been stolen away from her by the boyfriend, she had turned to Lindsey Price for comfort. Though Lindsey did not go to Jeff Davis High, she had been a longtime friend since the two of them had done community theater for several years together in Milledgeville. They had become closer over the spring when they were in a production of Wizard of Oz. During that production, Sarah and Lindsey had begun making out in the dark corners of the theater. After it warmed up in late May, she and Lindsey had sunbathed naked on the old rather exposed back deck together a couple of times. About the same time, they began to have sex; both in Sarah’s bedroom and in Lindsey’s. But Lindsey went off for the summer to stay with her father in North Carolina. Thus, when Sarah decided she was to be a nudist, she had no peers with whom to share her new lifestyle.

Marcy knew her daughter was lonely so she called Bonnie to ask if Sarah could just hang out at their pool while she helped with the FFF stuff. Bonnie said she would be happy to have her over. Sarah was so thrilled that first time to go naked for an entire day inside and out, she asked if Mrs. Campbell would let her come over even if her own mother was not there. The next day, Marcy just dropped her off at 10:00 AM. As the weeks, then the whole summer wore on, Sarah spent four days most weeks as a nudist at the Campbell’s.

Misty’s internship caused her to be gone during the week days in June and July. She left at 7:15 AM for Atlanta, and didn’t return most days until around 7:00 PM. It left her little time to socialize except on the weekends, but she did not resent the schedule at all. That did not mean Sarah and Lamar were the only teenagers skinny dipping during the week. After the first nude family swim, Rebecca, Jeanette, Haley, Bethany and Gregg all had parental permission to come by and sun or skinny dip. In the 3rd week in June, Iris’s mother, Aggie, called and told Bonnie she was allowed to go to their nude family swim days. Like she had with Jeanette’s mother, she and Bonnie had a nice talk and she’d invited her over to swim as well.

On days Trish or Brandy came over to help with FFF stuff, they brought their sons with them to swim. Neither mother or their boys ever even brought a swimsuit. Trish and Bonnie agreed to supervise on Tuesdays so their two sons could have their own school friends come over and swim. Both mothers made it clear to everyone, especially Sarah, that when there were any school friends in the pool on that day that a swimsuit would be required, with no exceptions.

Though Misty was in Atlanta every week day, she had arranged to have the Euro-Club girls and their boyfriends over on Friday nights. Despite the events at the party, Bonnie enforced a “swimsuit required” rule for these mixed swims. That was at least till she went inside at 9:00 every Friday night. At that time, with some ceremony, she would bring out a condom bowl and leave it on one of the tables before going in the house for the evening. Of course, she knew full well the swimsuits were off before she had closed the door behind her, but she pretended not to.

On the second of these planned Euro-Club co-ed swim nights it was raining hard, so the Campbell house was filled with teens. Misty approached her mom and asked "Would you mind if I showed my friends the video of you and the builders. Both Kelli and Caitlin have seen it and the others have been begging since the party." Bonnie was actually flattered the teenagers, who had easy access to loads of professionally made porn, wanted to see her sex video. She replied "You know officially I can't say yes, but I won’t say no. You know I have nothing to hide."

Misty beamed. "Thanks' mom. I told them you wouldn't mind but I had to ask." She paused. "And could you and Dad and Lamar perhaps go shopping or to a movie. Including the guys, there are eighteen of us here.” She paused and gave her mother a grin “We will need all the beds afterword."

Bonnie smiled back. “Yes, I understand. You'll need to give us a half hour or so. But we can do that" her mother agreed. "You know Lamar won't like us taking him off, but you are right it would be better if we were out of the house. Plausible deniability you know. I'll ask if there is something at the Milledgeville cinema that he wants to see."

When Bonnie, Cooper and Lamar made it back after the movie, most of the cars were gone from in front of the house. On the living room coffee table was a nice pile of opened condom wrappers with a Thank You note signed by all the teens. Bonnie felt like a very good mother that night.

She had also been pleased when Patty Drayman and Denise Patton approached her and asked if they could ask some female recent graduates, mostly those who had just been “promoted” out of the teen group at church and into the college class, over for a suit-optional swim day. Bonnie was happy to let them come on Thursday. Though that first week only Patty and Gwinn went topless, a total of eight girls came. Patty asked if they could come back the next Thursday afternoon. Bonnie suggested they open it up to younger girls like the Euro club. They said that would be great. For the rest of the summer, Thursday afternoons was an official “all-girl time” at the pool. Lamar groused about losing access to the whole back yard for a few hours, but the tradeoff was once a week he could look out his bedroom window and see more than a dozen topless or nude teenage girls. For her part, Bonnie rarely worked on FFF duties when the girls were over. Unless it was just too hot, she stayed out at the pool with them. She thought it important she was easily accessible.

The girl's-only time was over at 5:30, but Gwinn, Patty & Denise stayed for dinner almost every week. Since they were all over eighteen-years-old, the three girl’s boyfriends were invited to come over around 7:00. Over the summer the Thursday evening clothing optional swim time became a relaxed, casual drop-in time for the Campbell's friends and their teenage children. The Simms, the Marshal's, the Ericson-Webber's, the Jacksons (including Gregg), the Drayman’s, the Smith's and the Connelly's all came from time to time. It was not like the Sunday swim times and normally there were no more than a dozen people out at the pool at once. Without the need to keep an eye on the smaller children (Lamar & Bethany were the youngest ones invited); the Thursday evenings were much less formal than Sunday’s.

From the very first family suit-optional swim day Bonnie and Cooper made it clear that there would be no sex out at the pool. However, that did not mean guests did not have sex at those Sunday events. When that first week, three teens openly went into the house to use the master bedroom; everyone understood that even at the family swims they were free to go inside for sex then return to the pool without shame or embarrassment. Thursday nights though it was more flexible still. By mid-summer. light sex play out at the pool became common and accepted. The unwritten expectation for Thursday nights evolved so that by July, everyone knew that as long as couples refrained from “overtly public” sex, no one would complain.

One Thursday night in July, right in front of Patty & Denise; Ashley suggested she and Bonnie go in the house and bother Cooper for a threesome. By that time Bonnie had joined Ashley and her husband for two full nights, and one afternoon surprise romp. While Chad was all too happy to drill Bonnie when she was with them; everyone involved understood and honored the boundaries that he wanted when Ashley was in the Campbell's bed. Cooper’s penis never entered Mrs. Ericson-Webber's body. That did not keep Ashley from playing with his penis or using her tongue to feel it slide in and out of Bonnie, which she loved doing. Nor did it keep him from going down on her, which she also loved. So, when Ashly brazenly announced her intent to mess with Cooper; the two girls told her to have fun, and not to do anything they wouldn't do. When the trio came back out a half an hour later, they got applause from all nine people who were then out at the pool. That lightness about the sex also pleased Bonnie.

Thus, a regular schedule developed that lasted until fall. All day Tuesday's it was the swimsuit required time with Lamar's school friends; on Wednesday mornings it was the ladies tanning group; on Thursday afternoons it was girls time; Thursday evening it was family friends; Friday evening’s it was Euro-Club & boyfriends time. The Sunday afternoon family suit-optional swim potluck cookouts continued into the fall, well after nudity was replaced by sweaters and jackets. Though it might appear the Campbell’s pool was always booked into an overly-full schedule, in reality, the majority of the time the pool area was open for whoever was at the house.

In addition to all the other weekly events, there was one more addition to the family routine added in the early summer. It had begun the weekend of the second family suit-optional swim day. Trish offered to come by on Saturday evening to help get things ready for the Sunday’s family swim. Bonnie suggested she and Byron just stay the night. “Byron can use the guest room and you can sleep with us. Then we’ll all go to church together and come right back here for the family swim day.”

It turned out so enjoyable and practical that they did the same thing the next Saturday night and the next. Trish, after her initial hesitation about having sex with her friend, told Bonnie that she now enjoyed the time in bed with her as much as the time she spent with Cooper. That was convenient since she was routinely at the house helping with FFF. By the end of June, the two women were spending at least an hour or two a week under the overhead mirror, just the two friends enjoying one another’s bodies.

During those months when Misty was away from the house; Sarah was at the Campbell home so much she became rather a fixture, almost like a replacement daughter. When right at the start of the summer, Sarah proudly told Mrs. C. that she was now a nudist and asked to go nude all day at their home, even if she was inside; Bonnie felt obligated to support the teenager. Up until the start of that summer, the familial nudity was casual but situational; mostly in transit from one room to another. Even though they had a history of swimming in the nude, they were far from being anything like nudists. That pattern of limited nudity had already begun to change when Sarah began to spend her days at their home. When in the second week, there was a thunderstorm, Sarah casually sat in the living room watching TV without donning any clothes. When Lamar walked in and saw her, he removed his clothes as well. After a while, Bonnie felt silly in resisting Sarah’s example and thus spent the afternoons doing her FFF work unclothed. Oddly she found, after that first day, it just seemed so right to go naked while working for the FFF.

By the last week in June, Sarah could be counted on to be at the Campbell's for four week-days. She went naked from literally the moment she stepped in the door, until opening the door to leave. Once in the second week, precocious Sara walked to her mom’s car to go home without putting on a stitch. Via this process, it came to pass that one day in July Bonnie realized she had gone two entire days and nights without putting on any more than a sun hat, sunglasses and sandals. That was a first, but much of the time she wore one of her light see-through cover-ups, not so much as to cover her nudity, but to accentuate it. One of the things she learned in that first month was that while complete nudity was fine, she liked some level of bodily décor. Hats, lace & sheer cover-ups, her body jewelry and such made her feel “dressed” even when her breasts and vulva were completely uncovered.

During those first two months of that summer, Sarah and Lamar spent a great deal of time together. Although many different people came to the Campbell’s pool each week, only Bonnie, Lamar and Sarah were everyday fixtures. Later Bonnie realized that it was inevitable that Lamar and Sara would develop a relationship. She had in that first week at the house, clued Bonnie in on how she’d had two different “lovers” since the fall. The term more than the fact Sarah was having sex with girls surprised Bonnie. She’d been quite matter-of-fact that she planned the have sex with a guy as soon as the right one came along.

The first time Bonnie found Sarah and Lamar kissing at the end of June; she was actually surprised. A few days later she was taking a load of linens from the upstairs hamper to the laundry room, which took her through the kid’s game room. Sarah and Lamar were in the theater seats, kissing again. With the full basket in her hand, she made a point to pretend she didn’t even notice the naked teens making out hot and heavy. It was not until she was on her way back, did she see that they each had a hand in the other’s crotch. They were quite openly masturbating each other without any concern she’d see them. She stopped short.

She knew that technically since they were less than a year apart the age of consent laws would not be in force even if they carried this to its logical conclusion; however, she thought she should say something. She took several steps over to them and without any effort to get them to stop, firmly but without condemnation said “Sarah, I know you are already sixteen, but Lamar will not be sixteen till March. If you two are already thinking about having vaginal sex, just remember we would prefer you to wait until then. Just like we told his sister, it wouldn’t be wrong to do it now, but it would be better if he waited till he is sixteen.” They stopped kissing and untangled their bodies. Even having been interrupted, Bonnie didn’t see any hint they were embarrassed they’d been caught. Though Lamar tried to deny they were thinking about having sex, Sarah made no pretense, but rather asked “Is oral sex OK?”

Sarah's earnestness and innocence were on full display in that question. To her it was a perfectly normal and practical thing to ask. Bonnie was actually impressed by her candor. The fact she’d already told Bonnie she was looking for her first male partner put her words into context. She’d told Bonnie the week before “using my mouth to bring Bailey or Lindsey to orgasm is such a thrill. When it happened for the first time, I finally really understood how sex brings people together. Using our hands on each other is really great, but it just doesn’t have that emotional kick that oral sex does.”

Bonnie was impressed how far Sarah’s understanding of sexuality had come despite her limited experience. From what she could ascertain, up to that point, Sarah only had sex with those two girls and that had only been a few times with each. Yet she already had a rather sophisticated understanding of the difference between physical and emotional pleasure. Even with that, Bonnie failed to make the logical leap from Sarah’s candid talk to what was going on with Lamar, even after seeing them kissing that first time. Yet, she knew that Sarah indeed would be a wonderful first partner for her son, but still she said “I think you two should give that a little time first.”

“So you are cool with us playing with each other like this?” the naked teenage girl inquired as she reached to take Lamar’s straining erection in her hand.

Bonnie didn’t like being pinned on this. She didn't want to say no, but she didn’t want to explicitly say yes. So she equivocated. “Just don’t let things get out of hand.”

Sarah said "Oh, I won't let him out of my hand" and began to laugh.

Bonnie couldn't believe she'd walked into that, but could not help but laugh too.

Though Marcy often dropped Sarah off at the Campbell’s, that did not mean that Sarah’s mother did not spend time at their home as well. Indeed, with school out for summer, she attended the regular tanning group each week. Additionally, one day a week she stayed to spend time with Bonnie rather than dropping Sarah off. Thus, she too became witness to the progressively romantic nature of the relationship between Sarah and Lamar.

After months of trying, in late June Bonnie was finally able to work out a date for Heather and her photographer to come to shoot at the pool. She made sure it would be on a day when Misty could be there. Even though her daughter was now in a glamour studio every day, she knew Misty had been looking forward to seeing how Heather’s photographer worked. Only once since May had Heather been able to stop in to spend the night, and even with that she’d arrived after dark and left very early. She bemoaned to Bonnie that she was just finding it very difficult to find time to drive to see them. With starting to college, her part-time work for LeMarco & LeMarco, the expected time with Brian & Mandy and a budding relationship with a guy from one of her classes; she just couldn’t do all the things she would like.

When it was arranged for Heather and her photographer, Janice Williams, to come to shoot on the afternoon of the 4th of July, Bonnie decided to have a different group of people than usual over that day. The 4th fell on a Thursday that year, so while she canceled the girl’s-only swim day, they would still have the regular swim time with friends in the evening for those who did not have holiday activities planned.

Misty was thrilled Heather was doing her photo shoot on a day she could be there. With all she’d learned in her first month interning at a well-known glamour studio, she was brimming with ideas. Kate, the studio owner, had even let her take a professional camera and tripod home with her so she could use them to shoot her own photos of Heather. Not one of the good Hasselblads, but one of the back-up Nikon 35mm DLSR’s.

Since their trip to New York, Bonnie had talked briefly on the phone to Nell a few weeks before. She and Daniel really did want to come from Augusta to spend a day at the Campbell’s, but like Heather, they’d had a hard time making it fit with their school schedules. This time, she invited them for the 4th of July holiday, suggesting they could stay the weekend. She texted back the next day that they could make it. So it was arranged. Bonnie let Nell know that she wouldn’t be the only guest. “On the 5th, a glamour photographer will be here for a while shooting photos of a friend of ours who is a former professional model. You might find it interesting to watch how they do it.”

Nell then told her “Oh, I was going to tell you, Dr. Douglass hired me as one of the university’s nude figure models. Last week I posed for the first time in the summer school class she is teaching. It was really exciting, but sitting perfectly still for two hours was not easy. Sure even in high school I had my boyfriend shoot naked pictures of me, I’ve got hundreds of them; but I’d love to get real glamour photos done if the photographer wants another model.” Bonnie assured her that Misty would want to shoot her and she thought likely the professional photographer would too. “After all you are exceptionally pretty with a great figure” I can’t imagine she wouldn’t jump at the chance.

Though Bonnie had not originally planned to invite any of her local friends to the afternoon’s activities, she decided to ask Marcy and her family so that Lamar would not feel neglected. It was partly cloudy on the afternoon of the 4th, but that just kept the temperature down to a bearable level. Heather and Janice (her photographer) arrived at 9:30 AM. Bonnie “volunteered” Lamar and Cooper to help unload the gear and take it to the back yard. They did a walk through the property to get an idea of what her options would be. Before going to the living room to plan, Bonnie showed her Martin LeMarco’s photos in Cooper’s study (now the FFF office).

Janice said Heather had shown her some of the photos she had from the Caribbean trip, but the big underwater photo really impressed her. While looking at the life-sized photo of Bonnie in the rigging, Janice said “On the way over, Heather told me of her special relationship with you and your husband. She has suggested that you might be willing to model with her in some of the photos. Looking at these, I can tell you really are a natural.”

Bonnie was flattered and said she’d be available for whatever was wanted as they made their way to the living room. She took that opportunity to talk about Nell’s willingness to pose for her as well. Before they sat, she put a box of her super skimpy bikinis and the smaller box that contained her growing collection of body jewelry on the coffee table. “I know you are planning on mostly shooting nudes, but I do have these micro bikinis if you would like to switch things up.” Reaching into the jewelry box she pulled out the chest piece that Judy LeMarco had given her. “Just because I go nude, does not mean I go unadorned. I have several types of body jewelry that you might find interesting.”

Janice began to go through the box, but she needed help in understanding how each piece was used. Without being asked, Misty stripped off her shirt and picked up a piece to model it. Bonnie could tell the photographer found that was mildly surprising; but once she saw the utility of what Misty had done, she asked Heather to take off her shirt and model as well. They went through all the jewelry then she had them models several of the micro-bikinis too. During the process of evaluating Bonnie’s wardrobe, the photographer said “Heather told me that your family are all nudists. Did I understand that correctly?”

Bonnie was surprised how easily she now took to the nudist label. She let Janice know she was free to take all the candid photos she would like. “We are not ashamed of our lifestyle, so shoot anything you want. You will find that no one in this family is shy in front of a camera. We would like a copy of the files for ourselves though, and would want prior consent for any commercial use of them.”

Janice quickly said that she could do that.

Misty added “I know I’m not quite eighteen, but I’d be happy to pose with Heather if you want. I’ve seen some of your lingerie photos of her when she was a couple of years younger than I am. I was thinking we’d look good together.”

At that particular moment, Misty wore nothing but a pair of shorts. She could tell the woman took a quick appraisal of her before saying “That would be wonderful. A group of models would give me a great deal of options. It will be easy for me to keep within the letter of the law, even when you both are fully nude. The fact you are a nudist family makes it even easier.”

Misty then added, “Of course that would be when I am not shooting my own photos.”

Bonnie jumped in to tell of Misty’s internship. At the mention of Kate Evans, Janice perked up. “THE Kate Evans? You are interning at her studio?”

Misty said she was.

“You must have some real talent to be chosen for that. I’ll want to hear all about it as we shoot. And yes, I’d be happy to work beside you.”

The afternoon went wonderfully. Daniel and Nell arrived even before they had begun to shoot. For the entire day, Heather, Bonnie, Nell and Misty posed individually and in groups; in the water, on the deck and in the wood line in the back yard. They posed nude and in sheer cover-ups and in the micro bikinis. Janice must have shot two hundred group photos of Heather, Misty and Nell together. Bonnie was not offended that she mostly wanted to shoot the girls. She thought the three of them simply looked amazing as a group, and it was evident that Janice thought so too. When shooting glamour nudes or poses that had a sexual edge to them, Janice had a knack for hiding Misty’s nipples and vulva so that it did not look like that was the intent; though with nudes that were plausibly casual or candid, she made no such effort.

Sarah and her parents arrived about noon. The younger teenage girl was very interested in the ongoing photo shoot; but became increasingly jealous as she watched. She wanted to model too, but her mother would not let her. It was not that Marcy had anything morally against it, after all her family were in the nude all day; it was her job and her father’s she was worried about. Mike was one of the leading attorneys in the county. In a place like Sparta, reputation is everything to someone in his business. About 2:00, she finally relented with the stipulation that Sarah only pose with Misty and they both keep on at least the bikini bottoms. Sarah quickly agreed, though the micro-thong she picked out was so small it didn’t even hide her strip of pubic hair.

Bonnie found she enjoyed watching Janice work. She clearly knew her stuff and had a way with the girls. Her camera was connected wirelessly to her laptop she’d set up on the wooden table. Each time she took a shot, it showed up on the screen instantly. Bonnie and Trish mostly watched from behind the screen so they could see Janice working and the photos she was taking as them. When a photo of the three girls laying on blow-up rafts in the water came up Bonnie told Trish “This one I will most definitely have blown up and hung in the game room.”

“Even though Heather and Nell’s breasts are on full display?” Trish asked.

Bonnie smiled, “Its not like that would be a first in the house. And besides, Misty is on her stomach, so it should be fine.”

When Misty was not in front of the camera, she was behind it. She was happy to learn from a long-time pro that did not have a huge studio and staff like Kate did. She found there were a great many things that could be done with the far more limited amount of equipment Janice used. It really was kind of Janice to take the time to explain to Misty what she was doing and why. All in all, it was a wonderful day.

Before Janice left about 5:00, she asked Bonnie about bringing other models to shoot sometime. “It really is hard to find a place in central Georgia to shoot nudes. You have not only the pool, but your backyard is like a woodland meadow.”

Bonnie was happy to say that would be fine. She only asked that Misty be able to shoot with her. Janice happily agreed. Misty put in, “And could the Euro-Club girls come to model too?” After a brief explanation, Janice said she was all too happy to have more pretty models.

The Marshal’s and the three out of town guests stayed for the regular Thursday night nude swim for the Campbell’s friends. Cooper and Mike drove into town and brought back dinner from a local Barbeque joint. After dinner, Nell sought out Bonnie for another talk.

“At the After-Show in New York, you told me that there would be another round of sex after you left. You were right. As it happened, there were actually two rounds.”

“So I heard” Bonnie replied. “As I understand it, you, Amy and Francois had quite a nice time on the couch.”

“Yes we did. And you were certainly right about Francois. Not to denigrate Daniel, but he took it to a whole new level.”

“It’s not just Daniel” Bonnie replied. “I’ve been with a good many men and I’d never had anyone do it the way he does.”

Nell nodded vigorously in agreement.

Bonnie followed up, “If I might ask, how did you and Daniel deal with watching each other having sex with someone else?”

“I’ve thought about that a lot since then. You remember that I told you he’d slept with Dawn before I arrived, right?”

Bonnie said she did.

“I don’t think I explained they didn’t do it just once. He told me that they had sex twice every day except on Wednesday when they did it in the morning, in the gallery office at lunch and twice that night. They had as much sex in those three days as we normally have a chance to do in weeks. Before we made love that first time when I got to New York, I was concerned that I’d be resentful or somehow negatively affected by knowing all the things he had done with her. But it was the opposite. It made our love making even better. Even while we were doing it the first time when I got there, I asked about what he’d done with Dawn. When you said you expected there to be more sex after you and Cooper left, I was excited about the possibility I might actually see him with another woman. My only concern was I did not know if he would react negatively to seeing me screw another guy. I shouldn’t have been. Later he told me how much he liked watching me enjoy myself with both Dr. Douglass and Francois.”

Nell leaned in and whispered “He thought it was kinky that I had sex with his boss.”

They both laughed.

She went on “And I’ll confess, I really, really liked seeing him with Gillian Moyers. My naïve and innocent Daniel was the plaything of the hottest woman alive. And be sure, it was her doing him, not him doing her. I am so glad they did it right on the other couch where I could see.”

“I bet.” Bonnie agreed. “He hasn’t said it, but I think Cooper’s a little jealous that I got to be with her and he didn’t.”

They both laughed again.

More seriously, Nell said “But the whole experience of both of us having sex with other people was the exact opposite that everyone seems to think it should be. Having sex with other people didn’t pull us apart. Not at all. It is a wonderful shared experience that has brought us closer than ever. Now, we aren’t like talking about marriage; but if we did get married, twenty years from now that night would be a treasured memory. Our entire relationship is better than ever.”

Bonnie smiled. “I’m glad to hear that. I really am. Do you plan on doing it again?”

“We haven’t yet because we want to do it with my dorm roommate and she’s at home for the summer.” She seemed to think she needed to explain. “You see, I live both with Daniel and in the dorms. In actual practice, I am now living with Daniel, but I make myself go back to my dorm room two nights a week. I might disagree with my parents’ values, but I don’t want to hurt them unnecessarily. If I told them my boyfriend and I were living together, they would be devastated. There is no way they could understand that he and I are on our Christian journey together. The idea that we could stay in his bed, having sex, on Saturday night then Sunday morning go to church together is beyond their comprehension.”

Bonnie understood. Though it was apparent Nell wanted to talk longer, the first family had just arrived for the swim night and she needed to go play hostess. She let Nell know “We can talk again tomorrow” before she went to greet Ashely, Chad and Rebecca.

The Thursday night swims were always nice. There was something different about sitting by their swimming pool out in the country when it was dark. The sky was usually full of stars and the sound of the crickets and other night creatures set an atmosphere that was conducive to conversation. People talked quieter but less hurried, and everything seemed more relaxed. Because of 4th of July events, only Ronda & her girls and