Our Brand Values
I want to change the way Brits think about naturism by showing them that it can be fun and enjoyable and to bring it into the 21st century.
This site has been designed to look visually pleasing to a younger, predominantly female audienceand to inform all those who are interested in naturism or are naturists can that they can access trusted naturist information from around the UK all from the one place.
This site has strong ethos towards working with trusted clubs and gaining high quality news and information, I do my best to keep in touch with clubs up and down the UK to make sure everything isaccurate, up-to date, and above board.
I hate Flash, bad design and bad typography, in my ideal world they would be banned. I use high end, well-designed typography.
This site is beginning to operate on a global scale with contacts in Australia, USA and even Uruguay! But it still strongly remains British at heart, but I want it to be at the forefront of Naturism in the UKand show even though we are on a small island with rubbish weather most of the year and prudish attitude we are still very much on the world wide map.
I make sure that all the content and imagery on this site is of a tasteful and inoffensive manor, youshouldn’t see any images of genitals or anything vaguely sexual. If you are looking for that you are looking in the wrong place.
I was inspired to create an information website for naturism ever since I told one of my friends about it and she totally had the wrong idea about what naturism was about and I wanted to so something to help show others that it is not about sex and it should not be thought of as weird or purvey. Even though there are some people that do get the wrong idea but you get that in everyday life sometimes anyway.
Naturism or nudism is a cultural and political movement advocating and defending social nudity in private and in public. It may also refer to a lifestyle based on personal, family and/or social nudism.
Several other terms (“social nudity”, “public nudity”, and, recently, “clothes-free”) have been proposed as alternative terms for naturism, but none has found the same widespread public acceptance as the older terms “naturism” and (in much of the United States) “nudism”.
The naturist philosophy has several sources, many of which can be traced back to the health and fitness philosophy in Germany in the early twentieth century, though the concept of returning to nature, and creating equality are also cited as inspiration. From Germany the idea spread to England, Canada, the United Statesand beyond where a network of clubs developed. The model of German naturism is to promote naturist family and recreational sports, with the DFK being a member of the German Olympic Sport Federation (DOSB).French naturism, on the other hand, developed on the basis of large holiday complexes. This concept in turn influenced Quebec and then the United States. A subsequent development was tourist naturism, where nudist resorts would be built to cater for the nudist tourist, without any local base. This concept is most noticeable in the Caribbean.
More recently, clothes-free beaches and other types of anonymous nudist activities have served those who wish to take part in naturist activities without belonging to any clubs.
Naturism can contain aspects of eroticism for some people and at different times in history, although many modern naturists and naturist organisations argue it does not, while the public and the media often simplify this relationship here.
British Naturisms FAQa
What preparations should I make before visiting a naturist place?
Generally none at all, apart from those you would normally make to go anywhere. It doesn’t take much to make yourself presentable in a naturist environment.
Are children likely to be shocked by their first sight of naturists?
No. Children take to nudity like ducks to water. Cases of children being upset by the sight of nude people are extremely rare. As people grow up, they are taught by social convention that nudity is wrong or shocking. You are not born with an aversion to human bodies: before the Victorian period society was far more tolerant of the bare body and we seem to be moving steadily back in that direction. There’s nothing inherently wrong with nudity.
Will I have to go around naked all the time?
Well, nudity is largely the point of naturism. However, in most naturist places you may, rather than must, take all your clothes off. Women may wish to wear a bikini bottom during periods; when the weather cools off, everyone will cover up.
Is it advisable for people with less-than-perfect figures to become naturists?
Yes – that’s the whole point. Every body is different, but naturists will like you just as you are. It isn’t in the least important what your body is like because people accept you in your entirety. That’s all there is to you!
I don’t think my wife and I would have the courage to strip off our clothes in what is, in effect, public. How would we get over our inhibitions?
If you visit a naturist beach, you will soon feel that it is you who are out of step among all those naked people – men, women and children! Similarly, nobody expects you to undress the minute you enter the grounds of a naturist club on your initial visit, but in most cases you will quickly feel the relaxed atmosphere and see how comfortable nude people are with one another.
Once you feel at home, which often takes only a few minutes, you will feel free. But if you realise that naturism is not for you, your clothes will stay on and you will leave. In all honesty, few can resist the call of naturism once they have experienced it.
Do men ever become aroused during their first visit?
This is an age-old question among people who have not experienced naturism. Nudity in sun clubs is not sexually stimulating, and being naked in a social environment for the first time will give you plenty else to think about. If this is your worry, try it – you’ll be OK.
What will people say when they find I’m a naturist?
They won’t unless you choose to tell them. Other naturists are, of course, fully understanding and would want to protect your enjoyment of naturism rather than jeopardise it. People are usually interested in the subject, and naturism is something to be proud of.
Can I expect any real health benefits from naturism?
Yes, if you go to a naturist place you can get fit just enjoying the facilities: swimming and all the other games and sports. It’s much more enjoyable than a gym as it doesn’t feel like an effort or a chore. You will also benefit from the general air of relaxation and freedom from stress.
I remember seeing that commercial on television, featuring nudists frying Danish Bacon. Isn’t it dangerous to do certain things without the protection of clothes?
Yes, it is, which is why the sensible naturist dresses when doing certain jobs, or in cold weather, and is aware of the dangers of sunburn.
When I told my friend I was visiting a naturist club, he was shocked and hinted that I would be mixing with undesirables. Is that right?
Naturists cover the complete range – singles, partners, married couples . . . Most clubs are family orientated, and usually you will see parents with children from babies upwards with their grandparents. There is nothing to offend even the most sensitive soul, and your friend is speaking without knowledge and has assumed wrongly that nudity must mean amorality. You only need to visit a club, beach or leisure centre evening to see what sort of people naturists are, and the pursuits we enjoy. Your friend couldn’t be further from the truth.
What do you do?
During the summer months we organise visits to naturist clubs around the UK, usually camping at BN-approved naturist sites. During the day we laze in the sun, swim, play sports & visit the bar. In the evenings we quite often visit the local area or town. We also organise an annual two week holiday abroad somewhere hot & sunny!
Isn’t it too cold in winter?
Of course it is! During the winter months we attend various naturist swims around the country. We also meet up for pub & nightclub outings, not to mention our annual weekend event at a youth hostel.