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Nudism and Naturism

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!

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 | 3 Comments

Naturist Action Committee: Anti Nudity Rule in Oregon State Forests The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is proposing several changes to their rules (laws basically) for state forests. One of the changes will ban nudity in many “Designated Recreation Areas.” The designated areas are mostly campgrounds as well as a few recreation sites for day …
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Topless Laws and Topfreedom in New York State

| January 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

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 | 3 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 | 4 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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Photography At Nudist Resorts Part Deux

| November 25, 2015 | 28 Comments

Nude Photo Policies at Nudist Resorts: The Discussion Continues My recent article about photography policies at nudist clubs and resorts garnered a lot of attention and a ton of responses. I found that most people agreed with my reasoning in favor of a consent-based photo policy. To recap, this policy can be summed up in …
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Nudist Club Photography Policies: Is It Time To Change?

| November 20, 2015 | 57 Comments

Are Nudist Club Photography Policies Too Strict & Outdated? Some months ago, I was visiting a good friend of mine (who’s also a naturist) for a few days in Florida. On my last full day with her, we went to hang out at a large co-op nudist club for the day. This was the first …
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Casting Call: Naturists Wanted For Interactive Documentary Series

| November 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

Naturists Wanted For New Interactive Documentary Series About Naturism, Relationships & More The Skin Deep, creators of the Emmy-Award winning interactive documentary {THE AND}, are filming a new series called The Dig and are looking for one family / couple to participate. — The Dig is our new interactive series that poses a simple question to …
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Nudist Youtube Videos about Nudism & Naturism by Young Naturists America YNA

| November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

View our Nudist Youtube Videos all of which were produced by Young Naturists and Nudists America YNA The nudist Youtube videos below were almost all created by Felicity and / or Jordan. We at YNA use many different tools to promote the nudist lifestyle in general as well as our own morals and ethics. Our …
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Guide On How To Run A Nudist Park From The 1980’s

| November 5, 2015 | 3 Comments

Read A 1980’s Nudist Park Management Guide Let’s take a trip back in nudie time to the 1980’s … a far more prosperous time for the nudist industry. Many nudist clubs were succeeding and growing. It seemed like an opportune time to open a new nudist club or resort. Of course, being in a pre-Internet …
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