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American Culture, Nudist Culture and Nudity in Different Societies

Check out articles and blogs about different cultures, cultural beliefs about nudity, nudist / naturist culture and general ideas about society and culture.

Also read about what’s wrong with American culture today and what we can do to change it for the greater good.

Below you can read our articles and blogs the nudist culture and nudity in other cultures:

Nudists, Nudism and Nudity Throughout History

The Complete History of Nudism, Nudists and Nudity In this article will explore both nudism and nudity throughout history. While organized nudism, as a movement, is considerably young, social nudity is as old as Adam and Eve. Nudism and Nudists History Part One – Nudity in the Bible Nudity In The Bible – When the word nude or naked is mentioned, the first thought is of Adam and Eve. The Biblical Book of Genesis states at the end of Chapter 2 in verse 25 that the man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. In Chapter ... Read more

Why Nude Bathing Is Better Than Bathing Suits

Why Society Is Better Off Swimming Nude Without Bathing Suits I’m not one of those nudies that feels compelled to be naked 24 / 7, and I would say that many nudists can’t be and don’t care to be naked everywhere, all the time. (I’ve mentioned this before in the common myths about nudism.) I’m quite comfortable wearing clothes in the winter. I get cold very easily and am grateful for the sweaters I have to keep me warm. Though I’m not much into fashion or clothes shopping, I do like dressing up sometimes and expressing myself with certain colors, fabrics ... Read more

NEF 2015 Poll: Most Americans Approve of Nude Sunbathing; Not Offended By Nudity

Naturist Education Foundation’s 2015 Poll Gets Americans’ Take On Nudism, Nudity and Nude Sunbathing The Naturist Education Foundation (NEF) commissioned a U.S. opinion poll in 2015 to gauge Americans’ views on naturism and public nonsexual nudity and nude sunbathing. Bob Morton, executive director of NAC (Naturist Action Committee) has published a full report of the results on the NEF website. These nationwide polls were started in 1983 by Lee Baxandall, founder of The Naturist Society. The first poll was conducted by Gallup and there were only 3 questions (the same questions as #1, #2 and #10 in the latest poll). ... Read more

The Real Nude Beach Project: Introducing Kwan

The Real Nude Beach Body Positive Photography Project: Interview with Kwan Meet Kwan, the 6th participant of my series, The Real Nude Beach Photography Project, which took place at Gunnison Beach in 2017. Kwan is originally from Hong Kong and first started getting used to the idea of social nudity through an unusual experience in the Navy. His first nude beach visit was at Black’s Beach, but now he frequents Gunnison as an east coast resident. Learn more about Kwan in our interview below! Introducing Kwan in The Real Nude Beach Body Positive Photography Project Name: Kwan Age: In his 60’s Lives in Flushing, ... Read more

Nudist Erections and Naturist Etiquette

Nudist Erection and Issues With Nude Nudists With Public Erections Yes, erections are a natural bodily function… But a nudist with an erection is an unwelcome sight in a public nudist setting: Public Nudist Erections – A number of articles out there deal with the (potentially overexposed!) topic of nude males with erections and nudism. Many who practice naturism feel that too much negative emphasis goes towards this naturally occurring event. Others within the nudist community express the sentiment of “protecting” certain groups from what they perceive as an overtly sexual gesture. Religious aspects and societal views continue to make ... Read more

The Real Nude Beach Project: Introducing Maryann

The Real Nude Beach Body Positive Photography Project: Interview with Maryann Meet Maryann, the 4th participant introduced here for the Real Nude Beach Photography Project that took place at Gunnison Beach in 2017. Maryann is a seasoned veteran of Gunnison, having been frequenting the beach for many years. She still goes almost every weekend in the summer and in this interview she tells us what she loves so much about the nude beach! Interview with Maryann for the Real Nude Beach Photography Project at Gunnison Beach Name: Maryann Age: 56 years old Lives in Howell, NJ What do you do for a living? ... Read more

The Real Nude Beach Project: Introducing Klaus

The Real Nude Beach Body Positive Photography Project: Interview with Klaus Meet Klaus, the subject of my 3rd interview here for the Real Nude Beach Photography Project that took place at Gunnison Beach in 2017. Klaus describes his first experience at the beach, debunks common misconceptions about nude beaches and offers his thoughts on why America can’t handle social nudity. So check out the full interview below and post a comment to let us know what you think! Interview with Klaus for the Real Nude Beach Photography Project at Gunnison Beach Name: Klaus* Age: 27 years old Lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Sexual orientation: ... Read more

Nude Beach Project: Michael and Laurie

The Real Nude Beach Body Positive Photography Project: Interview with Michael and Laurie Introducing Michael and Laurie (and family) — We have interviewed them for our “Real Nude Beach” photography project that took place at Gunnison Beach in New Jersey. Michael and Laurie are frequent visitors of the beach, which they enjoy with their kids and other families. Check out the interview / photos below to learn more about them and how the beach benefits them and their children! Interview with Michael and Laurie for the Real Nude Beach Photography Project at Gunnison Beach Name: Michael and Laurie Age: 49 and 43 ... Read more

The Real Nude Beach Project: Introducing Amy

The Real Nude Beach Body Positive Photography Project: Interview with Amy Introducing Amy — She is one of many participants in our Real Nude Beach Photography Project that took place at Gunnison Beach in New Jersey. Amy is so dedicated to the beach that she drives 4 hours, all the way from Virginia, to get there! In this interview, she talks about how the beach has affected her confidence and why she prefers Gunnison over any other beach. Check out the interview below! Interview with Amy for the Real Nude Beach Photography Project at Gunnison Beach Name: Amy Age: 34 ... Read more

Real Nude Beach: A Body Positive Naked Photography Project at Gunnison Beach

Introducing Our Body-Positive Nude Beach Photography Project If you believed what the media and pop culture says about nude beaches in the U.S., you might think that: – Nude beaches are only visited by very ugly, middle-aged people and / or senior citizens. – People only go to a nude beach in order to look at all the naked people or only exhibitionists go to a nude beach. – Nude beaches are full of debauchery, drugs and sex / orgies – Children are not allowed at nude beaches (or even if they were, families should and would never visit them). ... Read more