Category Archives: General naturism

Is there a human “need” for being naked?

Many naturists feel a significant urge to be naked whenever practical. It’s almost as though being naked is an emotional “need” that they have. We’re going to consider whether this can be a genuine need for some people. Let’s begin … Continue reading

Posted in Body acceptance, General naturism, Naturist philosophy, Nudity, Psychology of nudity, Questions | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

How controversial is naturism?

Nope. In fact, being a practicing naturist at home, or in other private settings, is rather controversial, especially in many or most areas of the U. S. Yes, no doubt millions of people, most of whom probably don’t even consider … Continue reading

Posted in General naturism, Naked living, Political issues, Questions | Tagged , | 18 Comments

Naturism and moral theories

One of the leading concerns of people who are interested in naturism and related forms of social nudity is that other people, whose friendship is valued, may react negatively if they find out about one’s interest in social nudity. There’s … Continue reading

Posted in General naturism, Naturist philosophy, Promoting naturism | Tagged , | 16 Comments

Nude modeling session: Another entrance, another exit

This blog post from Jillian Page got me thinking, since it alluded to a favorite Shakespeare line that has a lot of relevance to social nudity. Jillian began with the rhetorical question: If all the world is a stage and … Continue reading

Posted in Authenticity, Body acceptance, General naturism, Naked living, Nudity, Psychology of nudity | Tagged , | 9 Comments

Promoting naturism

I’m not a marketing expert, but here’s an idea that could be a way to bring naturism to the attention of a lot more people. As far as I know it hasn’t been tried before for promoting naturism. Some existing … Continue reading

Posted in General naturism, Promoting naturism | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Book review: Naked at Lunch

Mark Haskell Smith’s recent book, Naked at Lunch: A Reluctant Nudist’s Adventures in the Clothing-Optional World (published June 2015), may be the best book on naturism – and the most persuasive argument for naturism – ever written by a non-naturist. … Continue reading

Posted in Book reviews, General naturism | Tagged | 3 Comments

Benefits of social nudity: stress reduction, general health

Most naturists/nudists believe that social nudity has significant health benefits. They’re very probably right. However, there doesn’t seem to be much clarity about exactly how nudity is beneficial for one’s health. We’re going to take a close look at that … Continue reading

Posted in General naturism, Psychology of nudity | Tagged , , | 17 Comments