A Statement of Naturist Beliefs compiled from BN Forum inputs in 2010. It has subsequently been accepted as a guideline document by the INF.
As naturists we have been confident in the value of our lifestyle for a very long time and there has been general agreement about why. This statement attempts to state those beliefs and to indicate why naturism is so important, both for us and for society as a whole.
Not every naturist will agree with all of it, and there will probably be argument about some of it, but that is no different from any other belief system. For some naturists it will form part of a religion but for others it will be part of their philosophy or life without any religious connotations.
The first paragraph is intended as a short statement which can be used on its own:
Naturists believe that nudity is an enjoyable, natural and moral state which brings benefits to themselves and to society at large.