” Why naturism is such a tough sell for our clothing restricted societies “

The Naked Truth.........

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Is it any wonder that people have developed a negative view of naturism? It is nearly impossible to find any authentic positive information on naturist culture without seeing the overwhelming amount of trashy pornography on the web. The pornography industry intentionally creates a linkage between nudity and sex to make money and it is virtually impossible for naturists to overcome that label Even mainstream media helps to promote the false premise. Rarely are articles written in the UK that portray nudity in a positive way. Instead local readers receive a steady diet of naked people involved in outlandish, outrageous or seedy acts. The fact is that there is a great deal more about naturism than nakedness.

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With so many factors at work that promote the belief that nudity and sex go hand in hand, naturists continue to face an uphill battle in convincing the general public that traditional naturism…

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Would You Try A ‘Nakation’?

Pleazure Seekers

The number of Americans taking naked vacations is on the rise.

While the numbers are, admittedly, pretty hard to nail down and verify –  according to a TripAdvisor survey, there has been a significant increase in the number of people that would consider, and are actually indulging in, naked vacations.

Is this surprising?  That more people are vacationing naked? (My own bias – I think its a great thing; I Iike nudism and naked vacations). But am I surprised their popularity is rising?  I don’t know.

– On the one hand, the cynical side of me feels that society is becoming more polarized and judging. If this is the case, I would think that nudism may be repressed. But this cynicism is, I hope, unwarranted and just a bi-product of my fixation on politics and political news media.

– The more optimistic side of my spirit likes what it sees…

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Benefits of social nudity: body acceptance

Naturist Philosopher

Many lists have been compiled over the years enumerating the many beneficial characteristics of social nudity. One typical recent list highlights 10 benefits: 10 reasons why I am a nudist. At the top of this one, like most others, is: “Because it feels good.” That is a great reason, and perfectly true. It’s hardly necessary to explain further.

However, there are many more good reasons for and benefits of social nudity. Almost certainly the most comprehensive list was compiled by the (U. S.) Naturist Society: 205 Arguments and Observations In Support of Naturism. It was first published in Issue 16.1 of their magazine Nude and Natural in 1996.

Here’s one more example, from a Canadian teen naturist: The Top 15 Way Cool Reasons To Spend a Day or a Weekend at a Nudist Campground/Beach.

The topic, of course, has been addressed on this blog, though infrequently…

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