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:

New Route, New Name for Olive Dell Ranch’s 8th Annual 5K Nude Run

| March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The “Bare Burro 5K Trail Run” – Nude Run at Olive Dell Ranch April 23rd, 2017 Olive Dell Ranch has announced a new course for its annual nude running race, the Bare Burro 5K. The new route will go through the trails and hills in the rustic Ranch, and the race has been re-named the …
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New Naturist Art and Music Festival Coming to New Hampshire July 28-30th

| March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Limitless” Art and Music Festival July 28-30th, 2017 in Wilmot, NH Guest blog by: Freeman Noone “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.” — William Blake *** If …
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Nudist Activist Betty Utey Meltzer (1935 – 2017)

| February 26, 2017 | 2 Comments

Nudist Activist Betty Utey Meltzer Passes Away at 81* Betty Utey Meltzer was a nudist activist for women and former activities director of Elysium Fields nudist park (closed in 2000). She died of throat cancer on January 16 after a yearlong battle. Her daughters and close friends were at her bedside. Betty had a long …
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New Research Shows That Naturism Improves Body Image & Happiness

| February 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

Research Study Shows How Naturism Improves Body Image, Self-Esteem and Life Satisfaction At last, we have an actual research study about naturism and its positive effects on body image and happiness! The research was published online in the Journal of Happiness Studies on January 21st. It set out to investigate the “possible psychological benefits of …
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The Nudism Gender Problem: How To Get More Women Involved

| January 25, 2017 | 3 Comments

Ideas and Solutions For Attracting More Women To Nudism We’ve talked about how and why nudism has a woman / gender imbalance problem. Now it’s time to talk solutions. What can we do about it? How can we attract more women to naturism? We’ve got a few ideas. Providing A Safe Environment In my last post …
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Naturist New Hampshire Swim Event Review

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Review of Naturist New Hampshire Indoor Swim Event Guest blog by: Bill Nesc On Sunday, January 15th, I made my 3rd trip to the new venue where Naturist New Hampshire (NNH) has their swims during the winter months near Hanover / Dartmouth, NH. The other facility that Naturist New Hampshire has used for the past …
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YNA and Urban Nudists on France TV Program Tracks Arte

| January 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Urban Nudists TV Segment on Tracks Arte With English Translation It’s 2017, and we’re starting the year off right with a TV segment about nudism that just aired in France over the weekend! Watch it here: http://tracks.arte.tv/fr/naked-brunch In the fall of 2015, we were contacted about taking part in a short documentary about nudism for Tracks, …
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Olive Dell Ranch Nudist Resort Review

| December 12, 2016 | 1 Comment

Review of Olive Dell Ranch Nudist Resort in Colton, California Over the past couple years, Jordan and I have taken a few business trips (for Jordan’s work) to Los Angeles. Mostly these trips have been too short or too busy to travel anywhere else in California. We enjoy the LA weather, but we’ve also wanted …
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Nudism, Gender and Single Male Policies

| November 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

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 PureNudism 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 that …
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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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