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General questions about Naturism

What is Naturism?

Naturism, also referred to as nudism is the practice of being nude as often as possible. Naturists are just ordinary people that choose not to wear clothes when the weather and circumstances are appropriate. Our activities are no different from what most people do in their leisure time, other than the dress code.
For naturists being nude is natural, comfortable, and about the freedom of being without restrictive clothing. It’s a healthy and liberating experience and promotes self-respect, body confidence and a positive body image. Some enjoy being nude in the privacy of their own homes, alone or with their family, while others enjoy socializing with friends, going to resorts or beaches and spending time in nature in the nude. It’s also a lot of fun!
The International Naturist Federation (INF) defines naturism as “a way of life in harmony with nature characterised by the practice of communal nudity with the intention of encouraging self-respect, respect for others, and for the environment.”

Why do people become naturists?

Naturists love the feeling of being nude and clothes free.

It is a liberating experience to embrace your naked body and accept it with all its flaws and being nude helps you to become more comfortable in your own skin.

Nudity is natural and is a great way to experience nature in the most natural way. It fosters self-respect, respect for others and a respect for nature. It brings you closer to yourself, your friends, nature and your God.

Naturism is a natural way to relief stress and a very relaxing for mind, body and spirit. It increases self-esteem, body-acceptance and helps to build a positive body image.

What are some of the health benefits of being a naturist?

Being a naturist helps you to develop a healthy attitude towards your body and a positive body image.

Naturism promotes body acceptance and increases self-esteem and self-respect.

Naturism is a great way to relieve stress and to relax.

Who are naturists?

Naturists are people just like you, and come from diverse backgrounds representing all occupations, different religions, races, sexualities, body types, age groups and income brackets.

What is the difference between nudists and naturists?

There is no significant difference between nudists and naturists. It is two different terms used to describe the same thing. In South Africa, European countries and Australia we talk about naturism and the term nudism is mostly used in American countries.

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