Three years ago, during our cycle tour from The Netherlands to Sylt (Germany) we finally had the opportunity to go to Naturist Camping Areas. In the past we visited sometimes a sauna and visiting a naturist area seems normal to us.
Naturism to us is the feeling of freedom. It certainly is not about the body beautiful. Pretensions seem to fall away with the clothes - most naturists are very genuine people.
> Read about "Family naturism"
When Naturism reaches a certain level of acceptance and there are sufficient numbers of people wanting naturist holidays, the provision of suitable areas and facilities becomes a viable business proposition. Some Naturist Resorts have become very large and cater for hundreds or even thousands of visitors at one time.
The Naturist Camping Areas are primarily to have a good time while enjoying life naturally which we define as being nude. And find that people who like to be nude in the open air are much more comfortable when they are in a like-minded group. Mostly they never pressure anyone to disrobe and we have some camping couples in which one member of the couple is not a nudist. The "extended family" ambiance is a more important factor.
> We describe on our page "Camping's in France", Centre Hélio Marin, Belezy at Bedoin and in US the Lupin Naturist Club
Naturism being natural, the International Naturist Federation seeks to promote a return to a more natural and healthier way of life as regards health, the environment and food.
The International Naturist Federation defined naturism as stated below, at their 1974 International Naturist Federation - INF - World Congress held in Agde, France:
"Naturism is a lifestyle in harmony with nature, expressed through social nudity, and characterized by self-respect of people with different opinions and of the environment."
> More about International Naturist Federation.
Organized Naturism was called Freikörperkultur FKK (free body culture) in Germany, the country of its origin. It first came onto the scene at the beginning of the present century.
> More about the FKK in Germany
Naturism History in Germany, it was a time of awakening, of shedding stiff Victorian collars and the accompanying values ....
Naturism in Canada, according to available records, social nudism first appeared in Canada about 1939 ....
Naturism History in USA ....
Naturism in France originated in the 1920's ....
> Read about "Naturism history"