What is AANR / The American Association For Nude Recreation ?
What Is The American Association for Nude Recreation AANR:
Founded in 1931, the American Association for Nude Recreation (or – AANR) is a membership based nudist organization that has now been around for over 80 years. It used to be called the American Sunbathing Association (ASA) up until 1995 when they changed the name.
AANR’s self proclaimed missions is:
“To advocate nudity and nude recreation in appropriate settings while educating and informing society of their value and enjoyment”
The American Association for Nude Recreation AANR Membership
As of 2013, membership in the American Association for Nude Recreation costs $58 / year for one individual. It entitles you to discounts at AANR affiliated Nudist resort and clubs.
With AANR membership you also get a subscription to the monthly nudist newspaper called “The Bulletin,” which is all about enjoying nudism. You will find interesting stories, information about clubs and events, the law relating to nudist activity and a classifieds ad section.
AANR American Association for Nude Recreation Clubs and Resorts:
Some nudist clubs require their members and / or day visitors to be members of AANR. Most AANR affiliated nudist resorts or club will typically be family-friendly nudist / naturist places.
Nude family nudist resorts are clubs where people are nude but no overt sexual behavior happens out in the open. At least, it should not! If you happen to visit an AANR club and see inappropriate sexual behaviour, we urge you to call the American Association for Nude Recreation right away to report it.
From fishing to nude swimming, naked volleyball to horseback riding, there are too many activities to list. Families, couples and individuals of any race, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, etc should all welcomed to join AANR… AANR should discriminate!
Visiting AANR / American Association for Nude Recreation clubs:
Before going to any nudist club, you should call and inquire about their rules and admission policies as well as the different activities they may offer. No two clubs are exactly alike.
The two basic types of clubs are a clothes free club, where everybody is expected to be naked and a clothing optional club, where you are not pressured to remove your clothes and can adjust to the new environment on your own terms. Nudist clubs are not for voyeurs, but rather, for those wanting the freedom to be nude in nature and social settings.
Unfortunately, this does not mean that every AANR club is as inclusive. So, it’s important to read up on a club’s policies and rules before visiting.
For First Time Nudist Club Visitors:
If you are new to the naturist experience, you may have concerns about shedding your clothes in public. Rest assured, it is natural to be a little nervous, but most people adjust quickly, and are comfortable in their natural state in minutes.
As a group, nudists are very non-judgmental. It does not matter if you are fat or skinny, young or old, rich or poor. Everyone is accepted and is expected to adhere to some basic, simple rules to make sure the experience is enjoyable to all.