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 and there is nothing wrong with the nude body! We hope that as time goes by people will learn that people are people. We come in all shapes and sizes and 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.

Read our articles and blogs about nudism and naturism below:

Naturist Documentary Casting Call For MTV

| August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Young Naturist Documentary Casting Call We were recently contacted by Barcroft Productions about a new documentary TV series for MTV. The series will “explore the lives of unique families across America.” They want to do an episode about naturism / naturists! This episode will be an opportunity for us to show what it means to …
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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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Event Recap: YNA Meetup at Gunnison Beach

| June 8, 2016 | 6 Comments

Our First YNA Nude Beach Meetup of the Season at Gunnison Beach in NJ Ever since nudity was banned at Lighthouse Beach on Fire Island, the only official, public nude beach for the tri-state area is Gunnison Beach (other than Cherry Grove and the Pines, two small beaches where FINS isn’t enforcing the NY nudity law). …
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Nudists, Nudism and The Nudist Lifestyle Defined by YNA

| June 3, 2016 | 2 Comments

Nudists and Everything You Want To Know About The Nudist Lifestyle and Nudism! What Defines a Nudist Person? a Nudist may have many reasons for being naked. Many nudists do agree that by going nude, they bring themselves closer to nature and personal enlightenment. Some believe that nudity develops a stronger and more truthful relationship between …
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A Brief History Of Nakedness Reviewed

| May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nudist Book Review – A Brief History Of Nakedness A Brief History Of Nakedness is a Published Novel written by: Philip Carr-Gomm Reaktion Books, 2010 Oxford A Review Of: A Brief History Of Nakedness There are many different perspectives on the history of naturism examined in the Philip Carr-Gomm Novel, A Brief History of Nakedness, …
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Nudism Guide and Resource About Nudists

| May 13, 2016 | 5 Comments

A Comprehensive Nudism Guide And Nudist Questions The First Questions in Our Nudism Guide: What is Nudism? “Nudism” is basically a philosophy or a way of life. In actuality, nudism is the belief or practice of going without clothes in appropriate private and /or public places. What Are Nudists? The people who chose to practice …
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A Look at the Upcoming 2016 Season at Solair Nudist Resort

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Solair Nudist Resort 2016 Season: Young Naturists Weekend, New YNA Discount & More Guest Blog by: Tyler at Solair Hello, everyone! My name is Tyler and my wife and I are members of Solair, a family nudist resort located in Woodstock, Connecticut. My wife and I are by definition young naturists, as I am 27 …
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Naturist Women and A Story of Sexual Harassment

| April 8, 2016 | 34 Comments

Naturist Women and Issues With Sexual Harassment Online Guest Blog by:Stéphane Deschênes It can be tough for a woman to be a naturist on the internet. First they have to wade through a variety of websites that call themselves “naturist” or “nudist” but are just portals for people who like to objectify and hyper-sexualize bodies. …
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Naked News Alert: NAC Action Alert: Mazo Nude Beach Closed in Wisconsin

| March 30, 2016 | 3 Comments

Naturist Action Committee: Help Reverse Closure of Mazo Nude Beach On Tuesday, March 8, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that Mazomanie Beach, also known as Mazo Beach, has been closed to the public. Mazo Beach is located on the Wisconsin River in southern WI. Mazo has been a popular nude beach for …
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Bare Burro 5K Nude Run at Olive Dell Nudist Ranch

| March 15, 2016 | 4 Comments

What It’s Like To Race in the Bare Burro 5K Nude Run The 7th annual Bare Burro 5K Nude Run will take place on April 10, 2016 at Olive Dell Nudist Ranch in Colton, California. From the event press release: “The Bare Burro run was started in 2010 and is now established as the premier nude …
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Open Letter to the International Naturist Federation INF

| March 2, 2016 | 10 Comments

How the International Naturist Federation Needs To Change Stéphane Deschênes (owner of Bare Oaks Naturist Park and host of the Naturist Living Show podcast) recently resigned from his leadership position in the International Naturist Federation (INF) this past January. Stephane was part of the “Central Committee” for 3 years, which granted him access to the …
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