Oasis Aqualounge is a sexually-charged, water-themed adult playground that embraces a clothing-optional policy. We want our guests to feel sexy in their own skin and we encourage those who enjoy being naked to proudly flaunt and show off their bodies. Feeling comfortable and confident in one’s body is one step towards having a satisfying sex life.
Marketing Director/Event Producer Fatima Mechtab recently interviewed Madison Banes; a Naked News anchor, yoga instructor and proud nudist. Madison Banes held a photo shoot at Oasis Aqualounge back in August 2019, for a collaborative project between Naked News and Playboy Magazine, called ‘Behind The Lenz,’ with photographer Anthony Randall.
Q: Tell us a little more about you! What are your favorite hobbies or interests?
A: My favorite hobby is yoga. I’m also a yoga instructor! I also enjoy Burlesque, theater (and) any type of dance.
Q: When did you first start to model nude? What was your first shoot like?
A: I first started modeling nude when i joined the Naked News team. I had never even done nude modeling prior. Once I started with Naked News, my first shoot was with Shawn McPhearson; the photos were used as promotion for Naked News. Since then, I have traveled all over the world with modeling. Belize is still my favorite spot to shoot abroad; those pictures, I still use today.
Q: What is your favorite part of being nude?
A: Everything! I love being free. It’s taken me along time to be comfortable with my body and I still have moments of discomfort; i think we all do. To me, being naked is sense of empowerment and grounding. Its reminds me that we are all the same and of the same parts. It allows you to be more than (just) labels or the “cool trend.” To me, being naked is ‘bringing yourself back to (you)self.’
Q: What is ‘Behind The Lenz?’ How did you become involved?
A: ‘Behind the Lenz’ is a Naked News segment where a model and photographer collaborate for Playboy (or sometimes other magazines). The whole thing is recorded by our camera crew and then put on the air, for our viewers. My producer asked me if i wanted to be a model and the rest is history. I worked with Anthony Randall and got some amazing photos at Osasis Aqualounge!
Q: This shoot was recently held at Oasis Aqualounge. In your opinion, do you feel that sex clubs like Oasis Aqualounge could be helpful to those looking to explore themselves? If so, why?
A: This was not my first time at Oasis and it definitely won’t be my last! The atmosphere is not like any sex club I’ve ever been to. The relaxing setting really allows for anyone and everyone to touch on their boundaries and explore. The pool really creates such a chill vibe. Put it this way; I brought my ex girlfriend for her first experience and she is a conservative human. She had no issues getting comfortable and we had a night to remember!
Q: What advice would you give to those who are interested in nude modelling?
A: DO IT! You wont know if you like it, until you try! Just make sure that the first time you are with a photographer that you trust and that you are in control of your photos. Don’t do it for the wrong reasons; it should be for you!
Q: Name a favorite part(s) of your body and why?
A: My lips! I’ve always been told that I have great lips. I think I’m going to have to agree. Oh and my butt, sometimes… with the rights angles!
Q: What is a belief that you live by, every day?
A: Breathe. Everyone is doing the best they can with the knowledge they have. it’s not an easy one but it is the truest one for me. It helps me focus on the fact that humans think differently but its based on their own understanding, resulting in their own cultures, social structures and beliefs.
If you are an erotic model and/or a proud nudist who is looking to be featured on the Oasis Aqualounge blog page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, attention Fatima Mechtab.