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The mission of The Naturist Society is to promote a culture of body acceptance through clothing-optional recreation, using the tools of education and community outreach.
The Naturist Society celebrates the nude human form as inhe...
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The Complete History of Nudism and Nudity
Young Naturists and Young Nudists America YNA
One version of the history of nudism, combining a detailed account of the modern period (post-1900) with extremely dubious notions about ancient history.
A guide for the TNS Volunteer
A primer for the naturist volunteer.
H&E naturist (originally Health and Efficiency) is an 92-page monthly commercial magazine focusing on the naturist and nudist lifestyle, through articles on travel, health and culture, as well as vari...
Iniciales was a Spanish individualist anarchist and naturist eclectic magazine which ran between 1929 and 1937. As an eclectic magazine, it dealt with diverse subjects such as anarchism, pedagogy, ind...
Naked hikers face fines in Switzerland
Canton aims to stop spread of 'indecent practice'
The Swiss canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden aims to stop naturist walkers, also referred to as "boot-only hikers".
Naturism booms in France as young eager to ditch clothes
Why are more and more people, especially the young, opting to get naked in France?
Indeed, over the past three years, the phenomenon has begun to attract a younger audience according to the the FNN (...
The Naturist Society: A Brief History
What is The Naturist Society? How, why, and where did it begin? What does it hope to accomplish?
A beach where users are legally at liberty to be nude.
Nude & Natural
Nude & Natural: The Magazine of Naturist Living or simply N magazine, is a quarterly 100+ page naturist magazine published by The Naturist Society in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and distributed throughout the ...
Nude swimming or skinny dipping is the practice of swimming naked, originally in natural bodies of water, but more recently in swimming pools or hot tubs. Most nude swimming today takes place on nude ...
A nudist community (or in Europe, naturist community) is an intentional community comprising nudists/naturists who choose to live together on a permanent basis where it is understood that no clothes w...
The state of wearing no clothing.
Nudity & Nudism -- Two Essays
Nudity is paradoxical - a bodily state that is seen as so banal or matter of fact that it is rarely given sustained conceptual or academic treatment, while all the while most societies subject it to i...
Personal accounts of naturism
The World of Nude Recreation As Told By You
American Association for Nude Recreation
A web portal featuring sexuality resources: articles, websites, books. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools ma...
205 Arguments and Observations in Support of Naturism
Arguments in favour of naturism backed up by research and writings from various sources.
Anatomy of Nakedness
Of all the things we possess the only one we can really claim as our own is our body. Yet nothing else gives rise to such complex attitudes. We hide it, reveal it, flaunt it, are ashamed of it, even s...
Living Naked and Frugal
A Handbook for Parsimonious Nudity
Penhallow, Paul (Robert A. Holm)
Paul Penhallow's experience of living naked in a non-naked world spanned nearly ten years, and ranged from SunSpace, his 21st-floor high-rise apartment in downtown Syracuse, New York, to the many high...
Naked at Lunch
The Adventures of a Reluctant Nudist
Smith, Mark Hasekll
The Human Significance of the Skin
An analysis of the skin regarded as a sense organ rather than as a simple bodily covering.
Information about the many purposes and forms of naturism.
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