The Australian Naturist (TAN) Magazine started in December 1998 by Dr Les Rootsey who ran the magazine until September 2013 when the magazine was purchased by Stuart & Lucia Whelan. The aim of the magazine is to provide a platform to promote the Naturist lifestyle, positive body image, plus also to provide information to its readers on Naturist events, resorts, clubs and other items of interest both here and overseas. Published quarterly the magazine has readership in Australia, New Zealand, USA and the UK and many other countries by subscription in both printed and electronic versions.
It has become one of the world's most popular Naturist Lifestyle Publications. If social nudity was an accepted practice, in appropriate situations, we believe that the world would be a much better place. TAN magazine includes Australian & overseas articles & photos illustrating the freedom & beauty of the nudist lifestyle. It can be said that TAN attempts to proselytize the naturist lifestyle to the converted, the curious & the cautious.