Some things you might like to know about Naturism
Naturism is normal
It’s just ordinary people choosing not to wear clothes when the weather and circumstances are appropriate. Our activities are no different from what most people do in their leisure time, other than the dress code. We’re not anti-clothes, we just know they are not always essential. It’s also a lot of fun!
Everyone was born naked
…and yet now anyone wanting to return to that natural state is treated with at best, mild amusement and at worst, suspicion. Being naked isn’t obscene, provocative, ridiculous, eccentric, shameful, immodest, weird, rude, disgusting, perverted etc.
Naturism is good for you
It promotes positive body image as there is no such thing as the perfect body and we’re all unique. Physical health is improved with the benefits of sunshine and fresh air, which we don’t get enough of; and mental health benefits from relaxation, de-stressing and a friendly, comfortable community spirit. Most sunbathers wear very little more than we do. Swimsuits are pointless – why get dressed to get wet? It has wider benefits too – teenage pregnancy rates are lower in countries with a more relaxed attitude to nudity.
Naturism is not about sex
Naturists are not asexual, but despite what people think, a gathering of naked people doesn’t make for a sexually charged environment.
Naturism is not embarrassing
Once in a naturist place, you soon get used to being surrounded by naked people and forget that you are not wearing clothes. It’s clothed people that stand out. What you look like is irrelevant. No-one stares at you, or judges your appearance – it’s all about feeling good for yourself. No-one is forced to be naked all the time and people will put something on if the weather turns.
Naturism is very popular
Millions of people in the UK and around the world have discovered this wonderful way of life. There are thousands of holiday resorts and other places serving the community. Plenty of people skinny-dip, go topless on beaches and spend time naked at home.
Naturist children are happy, well-adjusted and safe
Children don’t care if they are wearing clothes or not, it’s adults who make them get dressed.
Naturist children grow up with a better understanding of what will happen to their bodies as they grow older. They tend to have less 'hang-ups' about their bodies and enjoy a relaxed, outdoor life. Naturist places tend to have entry requirements and secure gates, making the inside a far safer environment than the outside.