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 wjile in a social setting. There is nothing wrong or shameful about the naked human form! We hope that as time goes on people will learn to be more accepting of others. We all come in different and unique shapes and sizes. We, at Young nudists and Young nudists America, 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!

The Official Definitions Of Nudism And Naturism:

Nudism

Nudism is the practice of being naked wherever it is allowed and accepted. The people who practice Nudism are referred to as “nudists”. In nudism, the focus is on the nudity and being naked as much as possible. Some nudists also focus on getting others to live a clothes free lifestyle as well.

Naturism

Naturism is the practice of living a clothing optional lifestyle wherever society deems it acceptable. Naturism is practiced by people who are referred to as “naturists”. In naturism, the focus is on acceptance of others where nudity is enforced as way of promoting body acceptance and healthy living.

Nudist

A nudist is a person who practices nudism. A nudist will seek out locations for being nude just for the sake of being nude. There is no true moral or ethical component to this lifestyle.

Naturist

A naturist is someone who practices naturism. A naturist will mostly seek out locations that are natural with a focus on public lands and or beaches. A naturist lifestyle has core ethics and values that one needs to adhere to in order for them to truly be called a naturist.

In America, the two terms are used interchangeably but that is a mistake. The main organization for nudism in the USA promotes “nude recreation”. Nude recreation by definition, is more of a hobby or activity where people can and will be naked. While naturism (which is also the preferred term in European countries) is more of a lifestyle choice, and the ethical roots go far deeper than purely being nude in public.

In either case, the individuals will seek out activities where they can enjoy social nudity.

This section of our blog is dedicated to Nudism and Naturism articles, stories and experiences:

Nudism, Gender and Single Male Policies

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nudism and Single Male Discrimination: Yay or Nay? A few months ago on my blog, I talked about “why naturism has a lady problem.” The problem being that women don’t show up to many nudist places and events in nearly the same numbers as men. I’ve observed that men (of all ages and sexual orientations) …
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What You Get For Your Young Naturist and Nudist Organization YNA Membership

| November 26, 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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True Nudists On The Pure Practice Of Nudism

| November 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

General Information About Pure Nudism As Practiced By “True Nudists” True Nudists: What is Nudism? For true nudists, Nudism is a philosophy and at its core can become a world view (or at least influence it). For those who choose nudism as a way of life (those who call themselves “Nudists“), it is a statement …
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8 Nudist Resorts Perfect For A Winter Nude Vacation

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Looking For A Nude Vacation This Winter? Try One of These Excellent Naturist Resorts Living in New York, I do enjoy autumn and the changing of the seasons as much as the next person. But once the cold, bleak days of winter set in, I’m just counting down the days til summer. One winter survival …
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A Healthy Body Image Through Social Nudity and Nudism

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nudism and Healthy Body Image – Can Social Nudity Have a Positive Affect? Is Nudism Good for Your Body Image? Nudism and Healthy Body Image – While there are a wide range of reasons to get involved in social nudity, arguably, the most well-known benefit of nudism is the remarkable improvement this type of lifestyle can …
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The Northeast Naturist Festival 2016 Review

| October 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Northeast Naturist Festival Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary in 2016 This past August was the 25th annual Northeast Naturist Festival organized by Morley Schloss. Over a period of six days, naturists gathered at Empire Haven Nudist Park in upstate New York for workshops, activities and connecting with friends, both old and new.   This festival …
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Autumnal Equinox Festival With The Lupin Lodge Community

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

My Weekend at Lupin Lodge: A Place of Beauty & Generosity A few weeks ago, I was privileged enough to be invited Lupin Lodge in Los Gatos, California – which lies between San Jose and Santa Clarita in Northern California. I, along with a guest, JP Riley, were initially invited to spend Lupin Lodge’s Autumnal …
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The YNA Guide To Nudism in New York City

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

YNA Guide To Naked Activities, Nudism & Nudist Groups in NYC We get asked all the time about naturist activities in New York City or nearby, especially in the off-season months. Unfortunately there are no official nudist places within the 5 boroughs. Like other groups in this NYC area, YNA is a non-landed organization. (Anyone …
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Why I Started A Nudist Group For Men in NYC

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Introducing A New Nudist Group For Men Based in NYC Guest blog by: Shai Long, organizer of the Nude Events group Whether you call it nudism or naturism, either way it’s all the same. It is a feeling of freedom, a sense of bonding with other humans. It is knowing that under all the labels, …
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Naturist Documentary Casting Call For MTV [Cancelled]

| August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Young Naturist Documentary Casting Call UPDATE: We were recently informed that the production company / MTV have decided not to move forward with the naturist episode for their new series. Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in the show. If you are interested in future opportunities like this one, do contact us with your info …
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Lupin Lodge: A Hidden California Naturist Treasure Is Reborn Once Again

| July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lupin Lodge Resort is Reborn in 2016 Lupin Lodge is a 110-acre private club and resort where clothes are optional and having fun is infectious. The club is surrounded by pine- fragrant hills in the Santa Cruz Mountains that separate the beach community of Santa Cruz, California from the high tech corridor known as “Silicon …
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Event Recap: Young Naturist Gathering At Dyer Woods

| July 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Recap of Our Young Naturist Gathering at Dyer Woods in Rhode Island On the Friday evening before Independence Day, we filled up our car with people and belongings and left NYC. It was time to head to our first Young Naturist Gathering at Dyer Woods Nudist Campground in Foster, Rhode Island! It was gray and …
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Discount Travel Club Weekends at Lupin Lodge

| July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

YNA Membership Discount – Lupin Lodge 2016 Travel Club Weekends This summer, Lupin Lodge has launched a new discount program called “Travel Club Weekends.” They are offering discounted daily grounds fees to some non-landed naturist clubs, and YNA is one of them! On these special weekends, the daily grounds fee is just $16 for YNA …
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Dyer Woods Nudist Campground Review

| June 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

Review of Dyer Woods Nudist Campground in Foster, Rhode Island Guest blog by: Joe A. Since the first time I visited, Dyer Woods felt like a home away from home, unlike any nudist camp I had visited before. From the beginning it was clear that this place was different, being centered around nature and community. Once …
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Topless Men and the History of Male Topfree Rights

| June 9, 2016 | 4 Comments

Topless Men – How Men Won Topfree Rights in the U.S. Men’s freedom to go topless is often taken for granted and is perceived as a normal part of American society. Thus many people do not realize that bare-chested males running around in public is a relatively recent thing in American Society. For decades, public …
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