Tag: acceptance / tolerance

Read about social acceptance and tolerance by YNA.

At YNA, social acceptance means not judging people based on appearance or size, gender, race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc. It’s about accepting people for who they are.

Below you can read our social acceptance articles and blogs about tolerance:

Nudist Clubs and Male or Female Genital Jewelry Revisited

| September 18, 2015 | 27 Comments

It’s Time for Nudist Clubs to Change Their Policies on Genital Jewelry There’s an issue in the nudist world that has long been bothering us as an organization that bases our values on acceptance. It’s the issue of nudist clubs and naturist resorts that bar entry to people with body and genital jewelry. A few …
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Fifty Shades of Gender Identity

| May 1, 2015 | 19 Comments

Fifty Shades of Gender Identity – Nudism From A Gender Misfit’s Perspective Guest blog by: Pat Heffernan As nudists and naturists in a textile-dominated conservative society, we deal with acceptance battles individually and as a group daily. I’ve certainly had my share of personal acceptance battles in social circles and especially in the workforce. I’ve …
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Judgmental Nudists Crying Foul

| October 4, 2014 | 3 Comments

The issues YNA has with some judgmental nudists Judgmental Nudists – Being involved in nudism has its issues. One such issue is that of having an open line of communication. Young Naturists America is a platform that so far has been one of the most active in educating the general public (at least in the …
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Body Image Issues and Social Nudity

| September 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

My body image issues and facing my fear of social nudity Overcoming body Image Issues Through social Nudity Overcoming Body Image Issues – When I grew up in high school I did so with about fifty extra pounds of weight on me. At the time, I wasn’t sure what drove the change. The weight started …
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Pubic Hair Interview with Bare To Bush on the Naturist Living Show

| February 12, 2014 | 16 Comments

Joshua Williams Interviews Bare to Bush tumblr blogger about pubic hair on the Naturist Living Show Podcast Note from Felicity: This month’s episode of the Naturist Living Show podcast covered a topic that never gets old in the nudie world (and arguably in the non-nudie world, too): pubic hair! As part of the show, our friend …
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Understanding Intersex People and Issues

| December 13, 2013 | 6 Comments

Understanding Intersex and the Issues that People Face As a follow-up to our guide to gender, this article will specifically focus on understanding intersex and the issues that people face. May 2013 marked a milestone for intersex individuals. A landmark case forced the public to take a long, hard look at a condition that continues …
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Understanding Gender Identity, Sex and Transgender People

| November 20, 2013 | 9 Comments

Gender Identity and Transgender People Understanding Gender Identity Gender Identity – At last, the “T” in LGBT is gaining visibility. You may have noticed that transgender issues have been more prominently featured in the news lately, most notably with the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). This bill is currently being voted on and would outlaw workplace …
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How I Am Learning To Love My Naked Body

| November 10, 2013 | 14 Comments

Overcoming Body Image Issues By Learning To Love My Naked Body Guest Body Image Blog By: Patricia Riedel Naked Body Love By Patricia Riedel Loving My Naked Body – I recently read an article by Felicity Jones that talked about “why women should see other women’s naked bodies.” At first, the title really shocked me. …
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Nudity and The Real American Values – Any Questions?

| November 9, 2013 | 27 Comments

Nudity and The Real American Values A little rant By Jordan Blum American Values Gone Awry? American Values – For those that might not be aware I would like to take this opportunity to do a little rant. In the U.S., there are many laws that protect people and allow them to express themselves. I …
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Social Acceptance By YNA

| April 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Social Acceptance – Life and Acceptance Guest blog by: Kevin W. Life and Social Acceptance: Social Acceptance – Sitting atop a hill on a crisp cool morning watching the sun wake and rise, thoughts on life steadily flow. A slight gentile breeze strolls through followed by an increasing wind as the sun starts to shine ever …
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People Positive and Fat Shaming

| December 24, 2012 | 17 Comments

Being More People Positive and Fat Shaming Issues YNA Educational Piece About Fat Shaming And Being People Positive: “People positive,” based on our world view, is about not judging an individual based on anything but the way they behave. Below you will see an interaction that took place last night on the Young Naturists America …
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Naturism From An Autistic Perspective

| December 7, 2012 | 5 Comments

An Autistic Perspective Of Naturism and Nudism (Guest Blog) Naturism and Autism: Naturism and the clothing free lifestyle is one of beauty, espousing a philosophy that everybody, regardless of age, nationality, disability or non-disability, short, tall, thin or fat is beautiful and is of self-worth. As a young man diagnosed with high functioning autism, this …
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Would You Vote for a Nudist Before Voting For An Atheist?

| November 28, 2012 | 30 Comments

Would You Ever Vote for a Nudist or an Atheist? Are people more open to voting for a nudist or an atheist political candidate? Would You Vote for a Nudist – Leading up the elections in America every couple of years, a poll is often taken that shows how atheists are the least-trusted people in the eyes …
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Sex Positive Movement – A Guide By YNA

| September 26, 2012 | 4 Comments

Guide to The Sex Positive Movement The sex positive movement embraces a cultural philosophy that stems from the idea that sex and human sexuality can be a positive force in one’s life. This sex positive community promotes the acceptance of everyone’s sexual choices and lifestyles within safe and consensual environments. Sex positivity always includes the …
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