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 while 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 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 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.
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.
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:
Questions About Nudism That People Ask, are They Helpful or Hurtful? (**Please note that this post on asking nudists questions about nudism was republished on 5/6/17) If you have questions about nudism
Nudismo en México Blog escrito por: Héctor Martínez (click here to read this article in English) El nacimiento de una comunidad nudista. El inicio de una re-evolución social. Quiero comenzar este artículo
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