books or magazines on social nudism or Naturists. To my surprise once again this individual

said quite confidently no, and then continued to tell me that the owners of the book store
are really spiritual and WOn’t carry that type of content. Walking to the rear of the shop
where various types of magazines were neatly displayed against the wall., I noticed an
Considerable supply of magazines ranging from Cosmopolitan to Playboy. I thought to myself it
would be a cinch to gather information on today’s Gay community or to discover various
Methods to fulfill , or even to wake up and alter your body forever! Nonetheless,
there was not one magazine about social nudism that I could fmd in the bookstore. Maybe
there simply are not enough people interested in the topic of Nudism to make it worth while
to carry books or magazines on this matter. After all, Naturists are not out to prove anything

or for that matter, trying to sell anything. One could say social nudism is a lifestyle intended
to bring individuals back in touch with their natural environment, free from the societal pressures
of our modern society.

The Naturist Society is an organization that encourages clothes-optional recreation
for the benefit of gaining a better understanding and acceptance of one’s body. It firmly
opposes the idea of exploiting the naked human body for amusement or sexual goals.
According to the Society’s handbook: ”Nudism is a way of life characterized by the
practice of social nudity, with the aim of supporting self respect, respect for others and for
the surroundings.” Founded by TNS Lee Baxandall, The Naturist Society started in the
1970’s with what became known as the free beach motion. Now registration surpasses
27,000 members. Its quarterly magazine, called Nude & Natural, once named Clothed
with the Sun, continues to be the ability on socially accountable and adventurous societal

nudity. Nude & Natural is the leading publication on Naturism in America, and functions as a
source of information about nude recreation, traveling resorts, as well as up to date laws.
Membership in The Naturist Society contains many benefits for example discount rates to clubs
and resorts worldwide, the skill to participate in annual events held throughout the U.S.,
and voting privileges in the election of directors for two allied organizations, the
Naturist Action Committee and the Naturist Education Foundation.
It seems proper to discuss the functions of the Naturist Action Committee

(NAC), and the Naturist Education Foundation (NEF), for they too are important promoters
for the promotion of Nudism. The NAC represents the Naturists regarding political and

legal issues by lobbying and monitoring legislative activities from the local level, to the U.S.
The Naturist Education Foundation serves to instruct and enlighten sex at beach about
Naturism in hopes of creating more approval and comprehension of this lifestyle. Some of
its present endeavors include the production of a video titled, Introduction to Naturism, which
Describes who Naturists are, and how the values apply to social nudism. The video also
Efforts to persuade the people that clothes-optional websites can accentuate their communities.
The Naturist Education Foundation (NEF) sponsors the NEF Scholastic Award
twice a year. A one-thousand dollar scholarship is given to a student who submits the
best essay about Nudism. Participants for the award must be members of The Naturist
Society and attend an accredited two-year or four-year school. The Naturist Education
Foundation admits that pupils have a great potential for communicating significant
Problems regarding Nudism to the general public, professionals, and legislators, in
communities, thus creating more knowledge relating to this lifestyle.
The Naturist Education Foundation provides grant money to aid with legal fees
associated with litigations pertaining to their cause. NEF’ s works in progress include the
promotion of an adult education program called Naturism in America. Some Nudism
courses are being instructed in the U.S. today. Ideally, the NEF would like to see this course
offered to students on college campuses, but the likelihood of this happening is slim due to
the lack of pupil interest pertaining to the subject, and the course meeting the goals set by
the school’s board of trustees. Commonly, fresh courses are approved by instructors from
within their own departments. Unless the teachers are Naturists themselves, or really
Comfortable with the topic, the thought will probably be rejected. So, the Naturist Education

Foundation suggests proposing a course on social nudism in non-accredited adult education
classes geared more towards private enrichment.
The NEF also issues surveys on social nudism. An important study conducted by
the Naturist Education Foundation is the 2000 NEF/Roper survey. This poll measures
American approaches towards nude sunbathing and skinny-dipping. The results suggest that