The Nudist Community Which Is Not A Colony!
Nudists in the USA Live in Nudist Communities, Not Nudist Colonies!
The Nudist Community by YNA:
Nudist Community – For starters, we would like to correct a misconception that nudists live in colonies. The fact of the matter is that most nudists visit regular communities, clubs and resorts (just without clothes). Nudist colonies don’t exist. There are nudists who live in full-time, year round nudist clubs, but they represent a small subset of the community. Most nudists will get offended when the term “nudist colony” comes up so please try to refrain from using that term and stick to the proper one – nudist community or nudist club / resort.
Many people have a curiosity about nudist resorts, nude beaches and the nudist community in general. What really goes on behind the gated entrance of a facility dedicated to promoting the nudist lifestyle? Are there wild parties and orgies taking place on the grounds? Not at all. Any club or resort that is a member of the American Association of Nudist Recreation (AANR) or is otherwise a reputable establishment, has rules and regulations that its patrons must abide by. One of the basic rules prohibits overt sexual behavior. These rules are designed to ensure everyone can feel comfortable and enjoy their visit.
The nudist community is not much different from the so called “normal” environment in which most people live. Aside from being free of clothes, naturists are regular people doing regular things. They just happen to enjoy doing them without the restriction of wearing clothes. Naturists come in all shapes and sizes and from all sorts of backgrounds. One of the freeing things about a naturist environment is that people are judged and evaluated based on their inner being and not on outward appearances.
Within most nudist clubs and resorts are a number of nude recreation activities and scheduled events designed to bring people closer together. There may be parties, dinners, sports competitions, lectures, concerts, festivals and other events that address a common interest. Many outdoor activities such as volleyball, softball, swimming, hiking and so forth, are available, just as they would be in a more traditional resort or camp experience.
The nudist community is, or at least should be, an accepting environment. Every attempt is made to make sure people are comfortable and relaxed. There is no pressure to participate in any activity. People quickly learn the etiquette expected at a nudist club. After a very short time, seeing so many naked people does not even raise an eyebrow. People get used to the environment very quickly and simply go about their business as normal.
Whether you are new to the nudist community / environment or an experienced veteran of the lifestyle, you can be assured, that, as a group, naturists are some of the friendliest, most accepting people you’ll find anywhere in the world.
Again, in closing we would like to urge everyone to refrain from using the term nudist colony or colonies and just simply stick to the terms nudist community or nudist club! Thank you!
This article about The Nudist Community (which are not Nudist Colonies) was published by – Young Naturists & Young Nudists America YNA