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Nudism and Naturism Articles and Blogs by YNA

Nudism or Naturism is one of the fastest growing forms of recreation in the United States today. Join the growing number of people who enjoy non sexual nude recreation and the nudist lifestyle. You don’t have to be a long time nudist or naturist to participate – all you need is to be comfortable in your own skin. Body image and body acceptance are an issue that seems to plague many in today’s society but we hope that with time people will find out that it is far more important who the person is rather than what they look like.

Nudists and Naturists from around the world enjoy being naked and there is nothing wrong with the nude body! We hope that as time goes by people will learn that people are people. We come in all shapes and sizes and believe that one should not be judged on how they look, what job they do or how much they make… people should be judged on the essence of who they truly are!

A Look at the Upcoming 2016 Season at Solair Nudist Resort

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Solair Nudist Resort 2016 Season: Young Naturists Weekend, New YNA Discount & More Guest Blog by: Tyler at Solair Hello, everyone! My name is Tyler and my wife and I are members of Solair, a family nudist resort located in Woodstock, Connecticut. My wife and I are by definition young naturists, as I am 27 …
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Naturist Women and A Story of Sexual Harassment

| April 8, 2016 | 35 Comments

Naturist Women and Issues With Sexual Harassment Online Guest Blog by: Stéphane Deschênes It can be tough for a woman to be a naturist on the internet. First they have to wade through a variety of websites that call themselves “naturist” or “nudist” but are just portals for people who like to objectify and hyper-sexualize …
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NAC Action Alert: Mazo Nude Beach Closed in Wisconsin

| March 30, 2016 | 3 Comments

Naturist Action Committee: Help Reverse Closure of Mazo Nude Beach On Tuesday, March 8, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that Mazomanie Beach, also known as Mazo Beach, has been closed to the public. Mazo Beach is located on the Wisconsin River in southern WI. Mazo has been a popular nude beach for …
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Open Letter to the International Naturist Federation INF

| March 2, 2016 | 11 Comments

How the International Naturist Federation Needs To Change Stéphane Deschênes (owner of Bare Oaks Naturist Park and host of the Naturist Living Show podcast) recently resigned from his leadership position in the International Naturist Federation (INF) this past January. Stephane was part of the “Central Committee” for 3 years, which granted him access to the …
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Why Does Naturism Have a Lady Problem?

| February 22, 2016 | 50 Comments

Why Aren’t There More Women In Nudism / Naturism Today? It’s no secret to most in the naturist community that naturism has a lady problem. While men tend to flock far more easily to social nudity, as though it’s their life calling to be naked, women tend to be far less open to the experience. …
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What You Get For Your Young Naturist and Nudist Organization YNA Membership

| February 6, 2016 | 1 Comment

Personal Nudist Organization Benefits and Young Naturists and Nudists America YNA Nudist Organization Expectations and Realities: A couple of weeks ago, we got an email from a young woman who used to attend our events. She was a dues-paying nudist organization member of YNA for a couple of years and when her membership auto-renewed for …
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NAC Action Alert: Nudity Ban in Oregon State Forests

| February 3, 2016 | 6 Comments

Naturist Action Committee: Anti Nudity Rule in Oregon State Forests **Update April 2016 – Win For Naturists** : At their meeting last month, the ODF decided NOT to adopt the anti-nudity rule for “Designated Recreation Areas” in Oregon state forests! The proposed rule would have banned and criminalized simple nudity as well as topfreedom for …
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Topless Laws and Topfreedom in New York State

| January 19, 2016 | 2 Comments

NY Laws On Topfreedom, False Arrests and Topfree Equality in NYC Like many U.S. anti-nudity laws, New York’s “Exposure of a person” law — Penal Code 245.01 — includes the female nipple when describing body parts that aren’t allowed to be shown / exposed in public. (With the exception of public breastfeeding.) HOWEVER, this part …
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The Official INF-FNI Definition of Naturism

| January 12, 2016 | 2 Comments

How the International Naturist Federation (INF) Defines Naturism Note from YNA: The International Naturist Federation (INF) was founded in 1953 when several leaders of the naturist movement came together from different countries to create a worldwide organization. They decided to focus on three languages – English, French and German – with a hyphenated name “INF-FNI” …
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Inspirational TEDx Talk About Body Image and Body Painting Day

| January 10, 2016 | 2 Comments

Body Image TEDx Talk By Michelle Wallen Guest body image blog by: Michelle Wallen When I decided to do a deeply personal TEDx Talk, I consciously chose to put myself out there, come what may. Positive comments, love, gratitude, negative comments, judgment, fat-shaming. Whatever. I was going to open myself up and take what comes. …
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NAC Action Alert: Help Reverse Ban on Nudist Pool Parties in Huntington Beach, CA

| January 8, 2016 | 1 Comment

City of Huntington Beach, California Just Banned Nudist Pool Parties…Time to take action! The Naturist Action Committee has issued an Action Alert regarding a new administrative rule against nudist pool parties in the seaside city of Huntington Beach, California. Since 2007, a group called Naturists in the O.C. (Orange County) or NitOC for short, has …
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My Seven Rules of Political Engagement For Naturists

| December 23, 2015 | 3 Comments

My 7 Rules For Naturists Trying To Strike Down Anti-Nudity Legislation My experience over the years is that, like the general public, most naturists want very little to do with politics. This is especially true of young naturists, whose focus is on the next party, the next bodypainting event, or the next naked bike ride. In …
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Understanding Public and Artistic Nudity Laws in New York

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

New York’s Public Nudity Law and Why Artistic Nudity Is Legal While some U.S. states have strict laws against public nudity, New York State is a little different. New York Penal Code 245.01 “Exposure of a person” states: “A person is guilty of exposure if he appears in a public place in such a manner …
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Our Naked Bodies: The Humanist Experience Podcast

| December 2, 2015 | 3 Comments

Naturism & Body Image on The Humanist Experience Podcast Ep 4: “Our Naked Bodies” I recently contributed to a new podcast called The Humanist Experience hosted by Seráh Blain and Evan Clark. They describe the show as a: “series where we seek out radical experiences that educate our emotions and expand our world.” They define …
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Guest Nudist Blog: A First Timer’s Visit To A Nudist Beach

| November 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

A first Time Nudist At A Nudist Beach (Guest nudist beach Blog) A First Timers Visit and Experience at a Nudist Beach: The first time I went nude in public was when I was 22 at a nudist beach in the Florida Keys. The beach was a clothing optional one , and I had always …
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