Category Archives: Naturist philosophy

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

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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

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Unreasonable customs become unreasonable moral rules then unreasonable laws

There seems to be a natural progression found in all human societies. Long before a society has explicit moral rules it has social customs, which may have been unchanged for millennia. The customs have their roots in the society’s natural … Continue reading

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Benefits of social nudity: finding something good that’s missing from your life

Ordinary life, for most people, is missing something very good: being naked, for its own sake, while doing something enjoyable with people you like. Because most people seldom, if ever, experience that, they aren’t even aware of what they are … Continue reading

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Benefits of social nudity: body acceptance

Many lists have been compiled over the years enumerating the many beneficial characteristics of social nudity. One typical recent list highlights 10 benefits: 10 reasons why I am a nudist. At the top of this one, like most others, is: … Continue reading

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I’m slowly learning not to let my happiness depend on other people.

In civilized life, where the happiness, and indeed almost the existence, of man depends so much upon the opinion of his fellow men, he is constantly acting a studied part.      Washington Irving All the world’s a stage, And all … Continue reading

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People may hate you for being different

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