History of Naturism

History of Naturism

"Naturism is a way of living life in harmony with nature, characterized by the practice of communal nudity with the intention of encouraging self-respect, respect for others and for the environment". INF 1974).


Its goal is primarily to promote a culturally formative and recreational way of life by developing human qualities keeping in contact with nature and getting its benefits, thus enhancing human society from a community point of view apolitical and without religious or sexual discrimination between people;  through activities aimed at the dissemination and practice of naturism.

These are some of the many benefits that promotes Free naturism:

  • Naturism allows us to get the most of the benefits of the sun, air and water.
  • Naturism has an equitable effect that frees us from taboos and provocations of society
  • Naturism is comfortable, nice and it gives us a sensation of freedom.
  • Naturism is respect for people and the environment.

The International Naturist Federation (INF), explains:

"Each country has its own kind of naturism, and even each club has its own special character, because we, humans, have each our own character is reflected in our environment."

The definition and use of these terms varies geographically and historically. even though in the United States, naturism and nudism have the same meaning, while in Britain there is a clear distinction between these two terms.

Nudity is the act of being naked, while naturism is a way of life, that embraces nature, environment, shows respect for the others, encourages self-esteem, craftsmanship, healthy eating, vegetarianism, no alcoholism, non-smoking, the practice of yoga, exercising and pacifism as well as nudity.

Naturism is practiced in many different ways. In that regard. Marc Alain Descamps, in his study written in French, classified the types as: individual nudism, nudism within family, nudism in the wild, social nudism. To that it have been added the militant naturist, campaigning or extreme naturists which are considered separate category.

Currently (INF) brings together 32 countries spread all over the world.

Nowadays, there are thousands of people who practice free and spontaneous naturism in all countries around the world.

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