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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:

Family Naturism Questions Part 3: Bullying

Questions About Family Naturism Part 3: What If My Kids Get Bullied For Being Nudists? Previously: How to Raise Naturist Kids Part 1 and Part 2: Telling Others When parents worry about their kids telling the wrong people about naturism, they also worry about what could happen when kids tell their peers. Maybe their friends or classmates will think it’s cool…or maybe they will see a reason to bully or pick on the kid. Parents may fear that their child will tell the wrong “friend” who will then blab to other kids or students. Gossip about a student being a ... Read more

Family Nudism Questions Part 2: Telling Others

Family Nudism Questions Part 2: Can Kids Keep A Secret? This part 2 of our series on family nudism and how to raise naturist kids. Part 1 introduces the families we’ve interviewed and discusses dress codes for kids. In this article, we’ll share what these parents have to say about two more common naturism questions. Question 1: “Do I tell my kids NOT to tell peers / friends / teachers / family members / other adults etc about our family being naturists? What will happen if my kids tell others?” When it comes to kids and naturism, this question will ... Read more

How To Raise Naturist Kids Part 1: Introducing Children To Naturism

Felicity’s Blog Guide: How To Raise Naturist Kids and Introduce Naturism When parents decide to raise naturist kids or introduce their children to naturism, there are some common questions and concerns that tend to arise. (Apart from establishing that nudism / nudity isn’t bad for children.) Since we occasionally get emails from parents looking for answers and guidance, we decided the best way to address this is to ask naturist parents from our community! This will be a 3-part series addressing different questions. This article, part one, introduces the families I interviewed and also addresses the question of how to ... Read more

Nudism, Gender and Single Male Nudist Policies

Nudism and Discrimination of the Single Male Nudist: Yay or Nay? A few months ago on my blog, I talked about “why naturism has a lady problem.” The problem being that women don’t show up to many nudist places and events in nearly the same numbers as men. I’ve observed that men (of all ages and sexual orientations) are more comfortable being naked in social settings. They are almost guaranteed to show up at any publicized nudist or naked affair. (It’s different in other countries but I’m talking only about the U.S. here.) I’ve come up with several reasons for ... Read more

Chelsea Covington Topless / Topfreedom Activist Across the Northeastern USA

Interview With Chelsea, Topfreedom Activist & Author of the “Breasts Are Healthy” Blog Update 2018: Since this interview was published, I have joined Chelsea and three other women in filing a civil rights complaint against Ocean City, Maryland for their discriminatory topfree ordinance that went into effect last year. I will continue to post major updates to this site as the case progresses. To learn more about Chelsea and her activism, read on to our interview below! Topfreedom is technically legal for women in most U.S. states and in many big cities. This is often due to the absence of any written ... Read more

Nudist Women And Why Does Naturism Have a Lady Problem?

Why Aren’t There More Women In Nudism / Naturism Today? It’s no secret to most in the naturist community that naturism has a lady problem. While men tend to flock far more easily to social nudity, as though it’s their life calling to be naked, women tend to be far less open to the experience. While it does vary from place to place, in the U.S., men tend to outnumber women at naturist events, nudist resorts and clubs. Skinny dipping scene on Bob’s Burgers where Tina notices a gender disparity. Image: Fox / Bob’s Burgers Sometimes the divide is quite ... Read more

Free the Nipple and the Fallacy of Relative Privation

Free the Nipple & Why we’re talking about nipples when there are way bigger problems in society In the spring 2015 issue of Bitch magazine (a feminist publication), there’s a review of the Free the Nipple movie. Like many other reviews of this film, it questioned some implausible plot points and “bad writing.” But that’s not all. The author of the article, A.A.I., starts off by dismissing Free the Nipple as a cause worthy of our attention. She wrote that while she found it “totally unreasonable” that women can’t go topfree wherever men can, “…it’s unfortunate that Lina Esco’s directorial ... Read more

Clothed or Naked Online, Women Are Still Not ‘Asking For It’

Sexual Harassment, Rape Culture & Women Being Naked Online I’m a naturist, and I’m naked a lot… Most of the time in private or secluded places, but once in a while I’m topfree in public, or naked and covered in body paint in Times Square. This is how I live my life and how I express myself. There are also naked pictures of me online. Mostly because, like any person, I take photos that document my existence and I also choose to share some of those photos online. Topfree in NYC There are people who have a problem with me ... Read more

Nudity, Colonization and the Textile Industry

How the Textile Industry Demonized Nudity and Flourished in Times of Colonization Guest Blog by: African American Naturist While most people don’t think about the historical political impact of the clothes they wear, textiles and the textile industry has in fact had a tremendous impact on societies around the globe, and still do today. It must be remembered that prior to the European Renaissance and Industrial Revolution, the majority of Earth’s human population was (and still is) centered about the equator in tropical and semi-tropical regions. European and other temperate zone, sub-arctic, and arctic populations traditionally required hand-made clothing (typically ... Read more