Frequently Asked Questions
Naturism is the practice of non-sexual social nudity when circumstances – and weather – permit. For those new to naturism, you’ll soon find that everyone respects you for who you are and will treat you with dignity whatever shape or size. Naturists are keen to know the person and often don’t notice if you’re wearing clothes or not! In return, we ask you to respect us and our common passion.
Naturism is a way of life in harmony with nature characterised by the practice of communal nudity with the intention of encouraging self-respect, and respect for others and for the environment.
You are free to wander wherever you wish without clothing. Please make sure you have a towel to sit on. The only places where nudity is compulsory are the swimming pool, the hot tub, and the sauna. Of course, when it’s cold we put on clothes to keep us warm. Nothing odd about that!
Generally none at all, apart from those you would normally make to go anywhere. It doesn’t take much to make yourself presentable in a naturist environment.
To quote Douglas Adams, “A towel, [The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy] says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.” Not just interstellar hitch hikers, as a naturist a towel is compulsory.
No. Children take to nudity like ducks to water. Cases of children being upset by the sight of nude people are extremely rare. As people grow up, they are taught by social convention that nudity is wrong or shocking. You are not born with an aversion to human bodies. There’s nothing inherently wrong with nudity.
Well, nudity is largely the point of naturism. However, in most naturist places you may, rather than must, take all your clothes off. When the weather cools off, almost everyone will put on some clothes.
They won’t unless you choose to tell them. Other naturists are, of course, fully understanding and would want to protect your enjoyment of naturism rather than jeopardise it. People are usually interested in the subject, and naturism is something to be proud of.
Yes – that’s the whole point. Every body is different, but naturists will like you just as you are. It isn’t in the least important what your body is like because people accept you in your entirety. That’s all there is to you!
Yes, if you go to a naturist place you can get fit just by enjoying the facilities: swimming and all the other games and sports. It’s much more enjoyable than a gym as it doesn’t feel like an effort or a chore. You will also benefit from the general air of relaxation and freedom from stress.