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    Heatwave sends membership soaring


    The UK’s Naturist organisation British Naturism is reporting a significant increase in members owing in part to the sweltering weather this summer. Total membership of the organisation that celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2014 is over 4% higher than during the summer of 2017. The organisation has also already achieved more than 80% of their target for members joining British Naturism for the first time.

    Spokesman Andrew Welch said:

    ‘The hot weather has revealed many more Naturists in the UK with people discovering that stripping off is the most sensible way of keeping cool. They are also peeling away decades of harmful attitudes to nudity and finding that being naked is a wholly positive, life-affirming celebration of our basic selves. It is scientific fact that those who spend time without clothes have a greater self-esteem and are happier people.

    ‘It’s not just the heatwave that has caused people to come and join British Naturism. More and more people are finding the exhilaration and sheer joy there is in being clothes-free and are looking for more opportunities. Our events programme has a variety of events in differing locations catering for a wide range of people and is set to double next year. Members can also join one of our group holidays overseas with activity programmes in Naturist resorts. Such is the popularity that the programme has almost doubled in a couple of years.

    Edited by Andrew Welch

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    I would be one of the new members referred to in the article. It was indeed the recent hot weather that made me decide to head to the beach and become more than the private naturist I have been for sometime.


    Prior to this I had visited the BN site somewhat enviously many times. Once I’d decided to ‘give it a go’ it was the source I trusted when looking for places to visit. Without the good weather I don’t think any of this would have happened.


    It it was an easy desision to join once I finally realised how good naturism feels and I’ve many events coming up over the next few moths that I’d never have thought possible previously. So thank you to everyone here that makes it what it is!

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    This is wonderful news for British Naturism and Naturism as a whole.  What people wear and how their perceived is currently in the news with the Boris Johnson debate and the burka.  People should be allowed to wear what they want, wherever they want and in our case not wear, whenever they want and not be vindicated for it.

    Big welcome to you, customtele, enjoy being free of everything that holds you back and feel the force of nature around you. Ax

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