Naturism, or nudism as it is sometimes called, is usually defined as the practice of going bare, especially in a mixed http://rudenudist.net . While accurate as far as it goes, the standard definition fails to get the “why” of nudism — why do people decide to be naturists? Individual responses to that question vary significantly. For some, nudism is a carefully considered lifestyle; for others, it’s no more complex than a day at the nearest nude beach. What links these two extremes is the awareness of independence naturist actions provide. It may be a matter of straightforward relaxation—first-time skinny-dippers often marvel at how great it feels to be clothing-free—or there may be something more profound. For many, the societal nudity which helps define naturism is personally liberating; through it, we come not only to accept ourselves but others. As we say here at The Naturist Society, “Body Endorsement is the Thought, Nude Recreation is the Way.”(For a brief history of The Naturist Society and nudism, see TNS History.
Who are “the naturists?”
Broadly speaking, anyone who practices bare recreation, social nudity, or both. By that standard, there are many millions of naturists worldwide, especially in Europe, North America, Australia and Awesome Zealand. According to a 2006 Roper Survey, one in four Americans—about 70 million people—have skinny dipped or sunbathed in the nude. And while not all of them are naturists, the rapid growth the nude recreation business has experienced in recent years indicates many are. No longer confined to small, secret enclaves, now’s naturists have many different recreational and social releases. Publicly owned sites like Miami-Dade County’s Haulover Beach, fucking on beach , Toronto’s Hanlan’s Point, and San Diego’s Black’s Beach now welcome naturists, as do hundreds of clubs, resorts, and campgrounds across North America
What do naturists mean when they talk about “social nudity” and “nude recreation?”
Several things. But first, it’s vital that you know what they don’t mean. Misconceptions aside, nudism is not a code word for “sex” (see below). When naturists talk about “social nudity” and “nude recreation” they mean merely that—nude group actions. The variety of actions changes enormously. There are nude backpackers, canoeists, kayakers, scuba divers—even skydivers. For less adventurous types, there is everything from the traditional day trip to the nude beach or swimming hole to house parties, chartered cruises and weekend excursions to nude resorts or campgrounds. Most things that can be done clothed can be done unclothed—and usually it is a lot more fun.
What about the law; is not “social nudity” prohibited?