The International Naturist Federation opposes all censorship of the natural human body. Nudity is a fundamental expression of naturism. The human body in its natural state is neither indecent nor obscene. As evidenced by over a century of naturist experience and an abundance of scholarly research, mere nudity is not inherently any more sexual than a body concealed by clothing.
We are particularly concerned about increasing censorship of nudity in social media. Services such as Facebook have become so ubiquitous that they are effectively public spaces. We urge governments to regulate these services to secure free speech and prevent the suppression of ideas through ethnocentric censorship policies.
What is Naturism?
Naturism is a way of life in harmony with nature characterised by the practice of communal nudity with the intention of encouraging self-respect, respect for others and for the environment.
The International Naturist Federation was founded in 1953 and its legal seat is in Austria. Worldwide, it covers 30 countries with a national federation, as well as a number of countries where naturism is still in its infancy and where the INF works through correspondents. The INF-FNI strives for the official recognition of the human right to nudity in a natural environment and in natural conditions. The three official languages of the INF-FNI are: English, French and German.
INF-FNI, Eduard-Nittnerstraße 14/6, A-4063 Hörsching, Austria