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All about Naturism

If you've ever wondered what naturism is (beyond being naked), here's some information courtesy of Wikipedia.

The first known use of the word naturisme occurred in 1778. A French-speaking Belgian, Jean Baptiste Luc Planchon (1734–1781), used the term to advocate nudism as a means of improving the hygiène de vie or healthy living

Naturism is a lifestyle of practising social nudity in private and in public. It may alternatively be called nudism. Though the two terms are broadly interchangeable, nudism emphasizes the practice of nudity. In contrast, naturism highlights an attitude favouring harmony with nature and respect for the environment, into which that practice is integrated. That said, naturists come from a range of philosophical and cultural backgrounds; there is no single naturist ideology.

Ethical or philosophical nudism has a long history, with many advocates of the benefits of enjoying nature and social interaction without clothing. At the turn of the 20th century, organizations emerged to promote social nudity and establish private campgrounds and resorts. Since the 1960s, with the acceptance of public places for clothing-optional recreation, individuals who do not identify as naturists or nudists have been able to participate casually in nude activities. Nude recreation opportunities vary widely worldwide, from isolated places known mainly to locals to officially designated nude beaches and parks.

Naturist activities can have positive psychological benefits, including greater life satisfaction, positive body image, and higher self-esteem.[3] Social nudity leads to acceptance despite age, body shape, fitness, and health differences.

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Common Naturism Questions Answered

Here are some common questions and answers related to social nudity, body positivity, and the health benefits of male naturism. Whether you're a seasoned naturist or simply curious about the practice, there is everything you need to know to get started and help you better understand the world of male naturism. 

What is male naturism? Male naturism refers to the practice of social nudity among men, typically in a natural setting such as a beach or campground. It involves being clothes-free in the company of other men who share the same values of body positivity, respect, and acceptance of others regardless of body shape, size, or appearance. [2]

  • What are the health benefits of male naturism? There are several health benefits of male naturism, including increased Vitamin D production from exposure to sunlight, improved circulation, and reduced stress levels. Being clothes-free in a natural setting also promotes body acceptance, which can lead to improved mental health and self-esteem. [3]

  • Is male naturism only for gay men? No, male naturism is not exclusively for gay men. It is a practice that men of all sexual orientations and backgrounds can enjoy. The naturist community is inclusive and welcoming of all individuals who share the values of body positivity, respect, and acceptance of others. [2]

  • How can I prepare for my first male naturist experience? To prepare for your first male naturist experience, choosing a naturist location that aligns with your values and comfort level is essential. It will help if you familiarise yourself with the etiquette and rules of the location, such as respecting other people's privacy and avoiding taking photos without permission. Finally, bring a towel or sarong to sit on and to cover up if needed. [2] You're also invited to join my naked community here:

  • Can I be nude in public places as a male naturist? In the UK, public nudity is not explicitly illegal. Still, it can be considered a criminal offence if it causes alarm or distress to others. Therefore, choosing naturist locations that allow for social nudity and respect others' privacy and comfort levels is essential. Additionally, social nudity is of course welcomed at Male Massage Surrey! [2]


[1] "A list of 45 interesting Naturism questions! Questions about Naturism-related topics.



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