New/changed on this site
Young Adults and Naturism
- Links completely updated,
November 19, 2005
Naturist Media Reviews
- Added June 6, 2005
Where to be Naked in the U. S.
- Completely revised and updated, May 30, 2005
Personal Naturist Page Links
- Completely revised and updated, September 10, 2004
- Added May 10, 2003
- Added May 4, 2003
Nakedness and Nature
- Major update, February 15, 2003
Favorite Web Sites
- Added September 16, 2002
Naturist/Nudist Slogans & Taglines
What the heck is this? A whole bunch of pages about people who
actually go around with no clothes on, just totally naked?
Because. Well, you'd really have to try it to understand. Something you
might be reluctant to do. So, maybe there's something here that will
provide some hints. Some things to think about, anyhow.
At one time the objective was to provide a list of every worthwhile
site or page on the Web that dealt with general, nonsexual nudity.
Now there are far too many sites to make that goal practical. Besides,
with so many sites, it becomes impossible without assistance to find
the best ones. This page aims to provide that assistance.
Looking for the best quality books, videos, DVDs or other types of
media related to nudity and naturism? This guide will try to help.
Nudity is wonderful and all that, but it isn't everything in life!
Just like anyone else, people who enjoy nudity have many diverse interests.
It might be fun to participate in one's other hobbies and recreational
interests without having to wear clothes, and in a group where everyone
else also enjoys nudity.
Make a public statement about your approval and support of nudity!
Want to let everyone know in a (not so) subtle way you like nudity?
Want to advertise your nudity-positive lifestyle?
Want to start a conversation or find others of a similar inclination?
Here are some slogans you can use on email, buttons, T-shirts, signs,
and bumper stickers.
We say "nakedness is natural", but have
we begun to think through all that means? In addition to a short essay,
some illuminating quotes and a little poetry, this page now has links
to a number of talented photographers who have sensitively interpreted
ideas about nudity in nature.
NNN: The Nakedness, Nudity, and Naturism List
Want to talk about the subject with others like yourself who range from
the interested but inexperienced to those who've been going naked all
their lives? This email discussion list is the place. Proper naturist
etiquette is observed (except you don't need to have a towel), and
there's no picture trading, but other than that, common sense rules.
Are you ready for a lot more information on clothes freedom?
Would you be interested in guide books to places you can be naked,
studies of the history and beliefs of naturism and nudism, or books dealing
with the psychology, sociology, and anthropology of nudity? How about
books that analyze and exhibit the treatment of nudity in photography
and art? If so, then here's where you can learn all about what's
available - and purchase them if you wish.
Body painting is the art form most appropriate for naturists.
It's a form of expression
used by people who like to be naked to communicate feelings and ideas
about the human body by using the body itself as the canvas.
Here's an edited, weekly (sometimes) newsletter all about non-sexual
nudity. This subject is now moving so rapidly, and receives so little
coverage from the usual "mainstream" news sources, that a newsletter
like this is the only way to keep up.
Yes, new editions are not currently being published. But keep checking.
We haven't given up.
Do you think that it's a weird aberration to question the unqualified
need for wearing clothes? Then have a look at some quotations from
respected voices from the past: people like
Montaigne, John Donne, Michaelangelo, Khalil Gibran, Martha Graham,
and others. (You'll find a lot of other food for thought as well on this
page of quotations.)
More about nudity...
It's customary, in our (North American) culture at the present time,
to give little thought to nudity as a subject for serious discussion.
If it's thought of at all, it is considered only with embarrassment
and the predisposition to suppose anyone who does take it seriously
is a bit eccentric, weird, or worse. But what if, just out of curiosity, we
do suspend these attitudes temporarily. We might learn something.
For those with a sense of possible growth, exploration, or adventure, then,
here are a few more things to think about.
Is this just a case of trying to explain the obvious?
Why young people should become more involved with clothes-freedom and
social nudity. How they can learn more to become involved.
This page discusses a few issues that
arise for women in regard to nakedness, both organized and disorganized.
The discussion is intended to be of equal interest to men and women.
This is a classic -- a nudist wife writes to reassure any
concerned woman who's husband has become interested in nudism.
A list created by a young member of the Federation of
Canadian Naturists, especially from a young person's point of view.
Natural geothermal hot springs are an excellent alternative to beaches
if you want to enjoy nudity in the outdoors, especially if you live
in the western U. S.
The Burning Man Festival is a celebration of art and imagination
in which everyone who attends is part of the entertainment.
It's a unique experiment with a society in which clothing really is optional.
Links to external pages that provide "first time" stories about
discovering the pleasures of nudity.
Readers write to tell their own stories of how they learned to enjoy nudity.
About the synergy between clothes-freedom and
a humanistic view of the world.
A society where people can be naked in many
common situations seems like it would be so different from what we
know that it's almost like science fiction.
In fact, the job of science fiction and fantasy writers
is to envision alternative realities that are still plausible. And so
much the better if thinking about them helps us understand everyday
experience as it "really" is - or could be. Is it surprising then
that science fiction has often dealt with people, and even societies,
that have learned to dispense with clothes, at least on occasion?
In most contemporary societies, nakedness is a topic that is even more
taboo than sex. Thousands of books every year portray sex or examine it
in excruciating detail. Only a handful deal with nakedness for its own
sake in an approving way, or even mention it except in connection with
sex. Here are a few of them.
There are organizations for people who like to
be naked. With offices and mailing lists and lobbyists. They take
nudity seriously. Read about them here.
You don't need to join an organization, of course.
It's quite possible to be naked at home, without any lessons
or practice at
all. Just take your clothes off. Many people do. And then
they put up Web pages to tell about it. Perhaps one of those pages
is how you happened to get here in the first place.
Read here about nudity as a normal part of life for some people.
You might be rather surprised at how easily nakedness is compatible
with everyday life.
Reading naturist/nudist Web site guest books is an interesting way to
learn about other clothes-free Web surfers. Signing the guest books is
an easy way to let others find out about you.
Visit Finland and (or) try a sauna - naked of course. Learn something
about another culture where social nudity, in one particular context, is not
merely accepted, but usually expected.
The recent Olympics have reminded many that nudity was common and
accepted in certain contexts in advanced societies other than our own.
This page discusses nudity in ancient Greek society.
This is an article I wrote for (the now defunct) Internet Underground
magazine for June 1997. If you know little or nothing about naturism,
it gives an overview that isn't too bad.
Are you ready to find out more about being naked, not just
seeing others naked? Why should someone else have all the fun? Here are
places to start.
As far as I can tell, this is the largest list around - more than
1200 links. Tell me
if you know any quality pages or sites that I've missed. Ths
lists is organized into many categories, so it isn't too hard to find
If you just want to find a place to be naked, the lists of links to
naturist organizations and places are now
These are the nudist/naturist pages that link here. If you want to
meet a diversity of other people who like to be naked, this is a good
place to start. If have your own n/n page and want to trade links, just
let me know.