Nudism and Naturism Articles and Blogs by Felicity’s Blog
Nudism / 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. We hope that, with time, people will find out that a person’s character is far more important than what they look like. Through nudism and naturism people learn (very quickly in fact) to feel comfortable with how they look and accept their bodies as they are.
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 all come in different, unique shapes and sizes. Part of the naturist philosophy is the belief 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:
What is Nudism?
Nudism is the practice of being naked in a non-sexual environment, either in private or wherever it is allowed and accepted. The people who practice nudism are referred to as “nudists.” Some nudists might just occasionally visit a nude beach, while others try to be naked as often as they can.
What is Naturism?
Naturism can be also defined as being naked in a non-sexual setting. Naturism is practiced by people who are referred to as “naturists.” Naturism is often the term used when a person’s lifestyle is not just about being naked but about living by a certain philosophy, values and ethics. Naturists want to promote acceptance, equality, social responsibility and respect for the environment.
What is the difference between Naturism, Nudism and Nude recreation?
In America, the terms nudism and naturism are used interchangeably, and each can have a different definition depending on who you ask or what organization you consult. The main organization for nudism in the USA, the America Association For Nude Recreation (AANR), chooses to promote nudism as “wholesome nude recreation.” All of these terms can essentially refer to the same thing — the practice of being naked in a non-sexual environment whether alone or with others.
There are a few more specific terms used to differentiate the types of nudists out there. One is “recreational nudists,” which refers to people who just want to have fun being naked doing whatever they enjoy, whether that’s partying or hiking or sunbathing. They are not concerned with any philosophy or greater purpose to being nude.
Then there is “ethical naturism / naturist,” which is a way to clearly identify those who live by a naturist philosophy and values. This term is helpful since anyone can call themselves a naturist or nudist without really defining what that means for them. By attaching the word “ethical,” we then know that it’s about more than just recreational naked fun.