Human beings to me are as much a part of nature as trees or birds, and the unclothed body expresses this belongingness directly and powerfully.
Naturism offers a way of being that dares to suggest that who we are without any additions or covering up is all we need to be.
But for me, being naked out of doors and in the water is one of the best ways I have ever found to restore my sense of blissful innocence. It takes me back to that place of my almost forgotten childhood, where I got to run around undressed without anyone telling me I had to cover up or be embarrassed.
Social nudism is mainly an outlook on life rather than an instinctive urge. Nudists, on the whole, are distinctly more ethical and social-minded than members of the general populace, and they should not be confused with isolated and invariably severely disturbed individuals who get into trouble with the law for exhibitionistic or voyeuristic acts.”
“You were born without clothes. You were born without racial hatred. You were taught to wear clothes. Likewise, you were taught racial prejudice.”
There come moods when these clothes of ours are not only too irksome to wear, but are themselves indecent.
“In short the most interesting thing about nudism seems to be not that it exists but that so little has been done to learn what it has to teach”
When looking at the stars, remember that your body composition is the same. So don’t be ashamed of your body & celebrate the life in it!
“To be naked is to be oneself. To be nude is to be seen by others, and yet not recognised for oneself“
Sometimes I like to run naked in the moonlight and the wind, on a little trail behind out house, when the honeysuckle blooms. It’s a feeling of freedom, so close to God and nature.
I come from a country where you don’t wear clothes most of the year. Nudity is the most natural state.
I think you just have to be comfortable in your skin. But, I’m a nudist in any case. I’ve never had a problem with my body and I don’t really care what people think, so I have bottoms on and pretty much go topless, or also when we shoot – we did a lot of nude pictures today, too – it doesn’t bother me in the slightest.
“I’m a naturist at heart. I love being on beaches where everyone is naked. Ugly young people, beautiful old people, whatever. It’s so unsexual and so liberating…”
“Each country has its own kind of naturism, and even each club has its own special character, for we too, human beings, have each our own character which is reflected in our surroundings.”
“I wasn’t really naked. I simply didn’t have any clothes on.”
“Inside every clothes free body is a human being.”
Nudists are fond of saying that when you come right down to it everyone is alike, and, again, that when you come right down to it everyone is different.
“We find that relaxing with clothes off at Elysium Fields [Naturist Resort] is a great tension reliever, for ourselves and our kids too.”
“The main hangup in the world today is hypocrisy and insecurity. If people can’t face up to the fact of other people being naked or smoking pot, or whatever they want to do, then we’re never going to get anywhere. People have got to become aware that it’s none of their business and that being nude is not obscene. Being ourselves is what’s important. If everyone practiced being themselves instead of pretending to be what they aren’t, there would be peace.”
In contrast to these nihilists we will not tire of explaining that naturism is at least an art of living and that it can become a philosophy and even for some a wisdom.
Because naturists don’t think of sex when they undress, because naturists don’t think of sex when they are engaged in wholesome family activities. Because naturists don’t grab a towel for cover, after taking a shower in fear of having others view them in a ‘sex obsessed’ manner? Who are the perverts then?
“Some day people will grow up and realize that the only thing vile about human bodies is the small minds some people have developed within them.”
“Naturism is not just about” undressing “. It is a true philosophy of life, which passes, among other things, by the practice of nudity … “
We believe you can be a nudist and religious, too.
The state of nudity is the state of being human.
Essentially having a naked skin and understanding the evolution of that naked skin is understanding everything about being human.