If you’ve never tried Naturism before, a new experience awaits!

You may call it naturism…or perhaps you’ve heard it called nudism. No matter which term you use, nude recreation is a great way to unwind and get back to basics. Imagine, the next time you go to the beach, sunbathing naked, with nothing but the sun and the breeze to caress your body, and to swim feeling nothing but the water around you. A delightful, natural feeling that everyone should try. Many people who try naturism once never want to go back to wearing swimming costumes.

Naturist family diving into sea

Photo courtesy of FFN

Without clothes, people tend to rely on their personalities to make a statement and accept others for who they are, rather than what they might be wearing. Some say that when they shed their clothes, they also shed the stress of their busy lives.

Naturism is practised by millions of people around the world who understand that it

• is enjoyable
• is good for the mental and physical health
• boosts self-confidence and counters body shame
• isn’t sexual
• is legal in many countries

Naturism helps us feel more connected with nature, and promotes respect for ourselves, for others and for the environment. It was defined in 1974 as follows:

Naturism is 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.

If you’re an experienced Naturist or skinny dipper …Text box: A way of life in harmony and respect

Are you a member of a national naturist federation – whether through a club or individually? If you enjoy the pleasure of Naturism on beaches, in clubs, or anywhere else, remember that your right to enjoy going nude is often the result of years of tireless campaigning by your national federation.

If you’re not a member, please consider joining in order to support your federation. Remember, the more members the federation has, the stronger its voice in campaigning for Naturist rights. You can find your national federation here.

If there is no national federation in your country you can join the INF-FNI here.

Naturist woman playing with ball

Photo courtesy of FFN

Naturism for you

With the numerous opportunities the INF-FNI has to offer, the perfect naturist holiday is right around the corner. If your idea of fun includes the pampering of a massage at a beachside resort, the INF can point you in the right direction. Perhaps you would like your first experience to be with your family at a quiet retreat? The information provided by the INF-FNI will help guide you toward the club that suits your mood and your lifestyle.

From day trips to cruises and extended holidays, the clubs and organisations in the INF-FNI will guide you with credible information and resources.

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