Can I bring my
Yes, but they must be
monitored closely as at any other function.
Children are natural nudists and take to it
quickly, but they are not required to be nude.
You can explain to them that it will be their
choice, and most kids shuck the swimsuits or
clothes real quick when given the chance.
But like non nudists, we sometimes have events
that are for adults only such as poker or game
night, etc. Sometimes adults need time
away from the kids, so check with the planner of
Is there any
danger to children at your events?
Not, it is probably one of
the safest group functions you can attend with
your children, outside of family functions.
are very concerned about the safety of children
at events like this and will not allow anyone to
approach children in anyway that is at all
Isn't exposing children to nudity harmful to
Children are natural nudists and quickly
take to it like ducks take to water. Most
clubs welcome children and encourage
families to join. At these clubs, you'll
find activities and facilities for your kids
to enjoy - and they'll thank you for taking
There has been extensive research to support
the naturist's claim that nudism is not only
safe for children, but beneficial as well.
Numerous studies, such as the one conducted
at the University of Northern Iowa,
consistently demonstrate that children
raised in a nudist setting tend to have
significantly higher self-esteem than
non-nudist children. They simply feel more
comfortable about their bodies and their
Another study was conducted by psychologists
Robin Lewis and Louis Janda at Old Damien
University. They reported that "increased
exposure to nudity in the family fosters an
atmosphere of acceptance of sexuality and
one's body." They concluded that children
who have seen their parents naked are more
comfortable with physical contact and
affection, have higher self-esteem, and show
increased acceptance of and comfort with
their bodies and their sexuality.
On the flip-side, research by Marie-Louise
Booth at the California School of
Professional Psychology found that
"individuals with less childhood exposure to
parental nudity experienced significantly
higher levels of adult sexual anxiety than
did the group with more childhood exposure
to parental nudity." Separate research by
Diane Lee Wilson at The Wright Institute
reached the same conclusion.After conducting
extensive research at the State University
of New York at Albany in the late 1960s, Lou
Lieberman concluded with the following
...young people who
had casually seen
both of their
parents nude in the
home were far more
likely to feel
their bodies and to
also feel more
satisfied with the
size and shape of
their genitalia and
picture be taken or my privacy compromised?
Nudist groups such as ours understand that
privacy is paramount to our members and their
families. There is never any requirement to be
publicly identified or consent to having one’s
picture taken as a condition of membership.
Your picture will only be taken with the your
permission. And, no one is allowed to take
photos at nudists functions without the
permission of the person hosting the event so
photos are rarely taken.
In increasing numbers, however, our members
are telling neighbors and friends about their
favorite way to relax. They find it’s an idea
that’s just too great to keep for themselves!
And most people really don't care if you are a
nudist or not. Sure, it may raise a few
eyebrows, but most will think you are brave for
doing something they may wish they could do
single men welcome?
Yes, but we may have to
limit the amount of singles at some events so
that there is a good ratio of men to women. Men
seem to be more comfortable being nude as a
single than women, so we encourage more couples
to keep a decent ratio of men to women so that
the women still feel comfortable and not out
I don't really
have the body to be nude, so I don't think I'll
attend any functions or parties -
If you feel this way, then
it's all the more reason to try nudism. Nudist
come in all shapes and sizes, just like the
general public. Most are overweight, some by a
lot, some are to thin, but nudists don't judge
each other by their body type. We judge each
other on our personalities and how you act, not
on how you look. I mean hey, if we want to be
accepted with all our body faults, we have to
learn to accept others. Learning to accept your
own body, just the way it is, is much easier
when you are a nudist. Body acceptance is a
wonderful thing and can do great things for your
self esteem, we promise.
What if I’m
ready but my spouse (partner, or friend) isn’t?
This is common. Typically, women are more wary
than men of clothing-optional venues. But
everyone, male and female, has "body issues."
For some, the idea of being seen nude—and seeing
others nude—is filled with psychological
tension. A spouse, friend or partner can help
reduce the tension, but only if caution and
sensitivity are exercised. Remember, every
naturist had a "first time." Many who were most
reluctant initially are now avid naturists. And
remember, too, that there is a line between
encouragement and coercion. Don’t cross it if
you want to introduce someone to naturism.
How can I make
my spouse / significant other more comfortable
about trying it?
It helps to
understand that we are a family oriented group
of ordinary people. Few people of either sex at
are “perfect 10s” or look like size-2 actresses.
You may find the pages on the AANR (American
Association for Nude Receration) website about
Family Values and nudism
From A Women’s Perspective useful resources.
recreation an accepted mainstream activity?
The answer to this question is a resounding
As reported in
USA TODAY, The
Yankelovich National Travel Monitor is one
of the most respected polls in the travel
industry. The 2006 edition of that poll found
that 15% of adult Americans would consider a
resort that offers a nude recreation experience
or a clothing-optional beach experience either
extremely or a very desirable part of a
In the January 17, 2003 edition of The
Wall St. Journal, a front page story in the
Marketplace section noted that nude recreation
in North America has grown to a $400 million
industry. The article explained that
clothes-free offerings run the gamut from
upscale venues with plush townhouses and room
service to rustic rural retreats, to cruises on
some of the world’s most popular cruise lines.
The Roper Organization has reported that some
54 million Americans have skinny-dipped in mixed
company. For people who want to recapture the
freedom and innocence of that experience, AANR
clubs offer relaxing, down to earth, casual
environments. Members may also participate in
AANR World Adventures nudist vacations and
nudism and religion?
Nudists find nothing inconsistent between nude
recreation and their convictions. You’ll find
all faiths---and people of no
faith---represented at nudist resorts. Some
clubs hold non-denominational services on
Sundays. Most nudists of faith find that
enjoying the great outdoors in their natural
state draws them closer to their Creator.
Do males get
This is actually
very rare. Nudist clubs
are far less sexually charged than places where
bikinis, thongs, or other provocative clothing,
are worn. And most new nudists are very nervous
their first time which has the effect of
shrinking things so it's seldom a problem.
On the rare occasion where this occurs, simply
don a towel, turn over, or take a quick dip in
the pool or just ignore it. Most nudists understand that
erections are a natural thing and sometimes just
happen without sexual stimulation and are not offended by it.
The key is to act as if nothing out of the
ordinary is happening nor to do anything to draw
attention to yourself. If you are near
children you should definitely cover up
immediately. But again, erections RARELY
happen at nudist events. If you are prone
to having unwanted erections often you will need
to cover up or otherwise make it less noticeable
each time it happens to avoid having others feel
you are getting a sexual thrill out of being
You should not consider visiting a nudist group
if you can not control your thoughts about sex.
Nudists have normal sex lives but we can
distinguish between being nude and being sexual.
if you in any way act in a sexual manner while
you have an erection you will be asked to leave
immediately and will not be allowed to return.
If you have other questions, feel free to
drop us a line at GJ Naturists
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