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About Naturism Archives

Pinned  What is Naturism?

Dec 19 2011 02:00 PM | Edward in About Naturism

What is Naturism? Naturism is the practice of going without clothes. Whatever you may think about people who do such a thing, it is not shameful, embarrassing or ridiculous, in fact when the weather is hot it’s the sensible option – and great fun! I...

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Going Natural in Croatia by Caroline

Dec 19 2011 02:21 PM | Edward in First Time Experiences

I hadn't thought of naturism until I met my fiancé five years ago, and even when discovering his father was a long time naturist and he too had a preference to be without clothes, I didn't think much of it. Then aged 25, to say my knowledge of...

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The Skin You're In

Jul 04 2012 09:47 PM | Edward in First Time Experiences

A short video by Emma Sullivan of Brighton University, featuring BN Youth Officer Daryl Jones, which looks closer at what the attraction of naturism is today.

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A new and a-maze-ing experience by Beth

Dec 19 2011 02:30 PM | Edward in First Time Experiences

Recently I attended my first naturist event. It took place at York’s Maize Maze on a sunny Saturday night in July. I had seen an advert for the maze, which mentioned some special events, including “Naked Maze Night”. This intrigued me, so not quite be...

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Being Natural by Andrew

Dec 19 2011 02:26 PM | Edward in First Time Experiences

I suppose it goes back to my birth, I arrived before the midwife got there and when the doctor came he said “where is this natural baby?” So Natural is what I was called in the family. Growing up on the edge of the countryside I spent most of my child...

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Diving In by Matt

Dec 19 2011 02:34 PM | Edward in First Time Experiences

It was a year ago that my parents first told me they were going to a naturist club on a Friday night. Until then I had been under the impression that they were just going swimming: watching the waistline like most parents. After a few experiences of na...

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A Whole New World by Jenny

Dec 19 2011 02:28 PM | Edward in First Time Experiences

Martin and I had seen an advert for a naturist holiday in America and discussed that when funds allowed us we would like to go. At this point in time we were unaware of organisations such as the YBN or naturist clubs and that they existed in the UK. Lo...

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Why don’t we open the gates to potential new me...

Mar 08 2012 01:29 PM | Roni in Roni Writes...

If Ascot can do it, then it’s good enough for us – Let’s have a Ladies Day, says Roni Fine. A common complaint among naturists is that there are too many men, particularly single ones: I beg to differ: the truth is there are not enough women, married...

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A new and a-maze-ing experience by Mike

Dec 19 2011 02:31 PM | Edward in First Time Experiences

Sitting on a towel on a bench, squinting uncomfortably into the sun to see the band playing on the bus, and suddenly realising you’re naked is something you’d normally expect to be a dream, but it wasn’t a dream, it was Saturday night’s reality. These...

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A History of Naturism

Dec 19 2011 02:39 PM | Edward in History of Naturism

The Moonella Group The first club with any kind of established home was founded near Wickford in Essex in the late summer of 1924. The club adopted the name of the Moonella Group from the club name of the owner of the ground, and called its site The C...

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First Time Experiences - Introduction

Dec 19 2011 02:12 PM | Edward in First Time Experiences

If you are curious about naturism, there's really no substitute for experiencing it for yourself. No one can ever truly describe that first-time feeling of freedom from clothes, with your body fully exposed to the sun and the breeze. Swimming wit...

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Posed or poised?

Jun 11 2012 12:17 PM | Retired in Roni Writes...

Should we take a stance over pictures?

Roni Fine asks if there is a need for full-frontal nudity in naturist photography.

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Sometimes Illegal?

Jul 17 2012 07:34 PM | Edward in About Naturism

The third project made through the British Naturism Media/Filmmaking Group explores the confusion about the legality of being nude in public places in England and Wales.

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Clothes Optional

Jul 17 2012 07:52 PM | Edward in About Naturism

An insightful documentary exploring naturist culture within the UK. University of Portsmouth 2012 Producer: Nick Hodgson Director: Louise Peak Writer: Dan Barnes

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Nothing to hide

Jan 07 2012 12:29 PM | Andrew Welch in Roni Writes...

“Don’t be scared,” says regular BN contributor Roni Fine, “telling people you are a naturist doesn’t lead you to be outcast by friends and family.” Ask a company for the best form of advertising and the answer will invariably be “word of mouth”. If yo...

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A History of Naturism - Timeline

Dec 19 2011 02:48 PM | Edward in History of Naturism

1891 The earliest known naturist club in the world exists in British India. Founded by Charles Edward Gordon Crawford, a widower, who is a District and Sessions Judge for the Bombay Civil Service at Thana. The club's constitution would be acceptabl...

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Ladies, come on in – naturism will change your...

Jan 07 2012 12:05 PM | Andrew Welch in About Naturism

At Nudefest2009 a ladies-only session entitled “Women in Naturism” was held, in which experiences were shared, and thoughts and observations on the issues affecting women in naturism discussed. The women present told of how naturism had changed their l...

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"I'm New To This, Me!"

Jan 07 2012 11:51 AM | Andrew Welch in Roni Writes...

Roni Fine gives a beginner’s guide to naturism So you’ve decided to become a naturist, now what? Is it that simple - you take your clothes off and that’s it? Well, yes, in principle that’s all you need to do, but there is a whole lot more out there t...

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In at the Deep End by Robert

Dec 19 2011 03:37 PM | Edward in First Time Experiences

“I’ll be back,” writes newcomer Robert Hulme after his first YBN experience. Unlike many of you who will be reading this I don't come from a naturist family, I don't have any naturist friends and in fact I'd never really looked into naturi...

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Is it really true that clothes maketh the man?

Sep 20 2012 10:11 AM | Retired in Roni Writes...

Roni Fine on a question which is of material concern to naturists

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Naturism is not a spectator sport

Jan 07 2012 11:52 AM | Andrew Welch in Roni Writes...

Roni Fine asks: “Can clothes be a choice?” How many times have you been caught up in the old argument amongst naturists regarding whether places should be naturistonly or clothes-optional? Would it attract the voyeurs or entice the hesitant person to...

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Is the telly turned on for full-frontal nudity?

Dec 09 2013 11:19 AM | Todd Murphy in Roni Writes...

Why do viewers want to watch it when they find it so rude, asks regular BN writer Roni Fine.

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“You’re never too young to go clubbing!”

Jan 07 2012 11:44 AM | Andrew Welch in Roni Writes...

Roni Fine, regular BN contributor and PRO for Blackthorns, BN club of the year 2005, talks to families in naturism The media and those new to naturism are often surprised by the numbers of young people and families that frequent the naturist venues a...

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“It’s the way you tell ‘em!”

Jan 07 2012 11:48 AM | Andrew Welch in Roni Writes...

In your enthusiasm to introduce people to the naturist lifestyle you may need to pause and think of how you are going to portray it, as those first few words could make the difference between attraction and repulsion. So often I have heard the questio...

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Nothing makes you feel better!

Jan 07 2012 11:46 AM | Andrew Welch in Roni Writes...

Roni Fine talks to naturists about body image. Going to a wedding, an interview, a party or a first date? These occasions usually involve worrying about what to wear! We want to create a good first impression. Image! It's an important thin...

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