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When explaining naturism to others, here are some tips to keep in mind

1. Start with the basics: Begin by explaining what naturism is and how it differs from other clothing-optional activities. Naturism is a lifestyle that involves being naked in social settings, such as beaches, resorts, or clubs, for the purpose of promoting body positivity, self-acceptance, and respect for others.

A Guide to Public Nudity

"Finding Legal Places to Embrace Naturism: A Guide to Public Nudity

Naturism, also known as nudism, is a lifestyle that involves being naked in social settings. While it may seem like a strange concept to some, for naturists, it’s a liberating and empowering experience that provides numerous benefits. However, laws regarding public nudity vary greatly by country and even by region within a country. So, where can one legally be nude in public? Let's take a look:

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12 Benefits of Nudism

Do you feel uncomfortable when the idea of being naked comes to mind? You’re not alone. Our society has set its expectations for us, and it can be hard to break away from them. But what if we told you there were some amazing benefits to that bare-skin feeling - even if it's just in your own home?


By Kay Nauta

Autumn. Fall. End of summer. This is the time of year that many of us can find a little depressing. Vacations have been taken, the children are back in school, and the freedom of summer has ended. In most areas of the country, the weather is turning cold. The changing leaves have been giving us a beautiful show, but their colors are now fading as they drift away in the wind.


The history of naturism is a very interesting and colorful story. Take the fun quiz below to see how many facts you can “uncover” about the culture of “baring it all.” The answers are at the end of the quiz.


If you have ever had a conversation with a nudist, visited the American Association for Nude Recreation website, or read the AANR newsletters, you are probably remarkably familiar with all the benefits of nudism or naturism. We know that living textile-free can help improve self-esteem and body image and can be very empowering and liberating. Health benefits include our bodies receiving more Vitamin D from the sun and better sleep with the lack of constraining pajamas among many others.


Can you name the event that took place in 2018 that inspired 2505 women to “skinny dip” at Meaghermore Beach, Ireland?  The event was “The Great British Skinny Dip,” one of the first International Skinny Dip Day gatherings and the largest one to take place to date.