As far as being a way of life there is no minimum age for being a nudist. Some people start from birth because they were born into a naturist family and raised with nudity their whole lives. Others start later by discovering it for themselves that's how it was for me. You can practice nudism at any age simply by shedding your clothes and going about your regular daily routine nude. The extent of what you do nude and where you go will depend on how your family accepts it and where you live. If your family is tolerant and encouraging of it, you would be able to freely go nude around the home whenever you like.
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Last Updated: May 6, References. To create this article, 57 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. This article has been viewed , times. Learn more There are numerous advantages to the nudist lifestyle, including the pleasure of feeling the sun all over your body, no tan lines, and the healthy self-confidence that naturism reflects. Start with Step 1 below to increase your comfort with nudism and help you find ways and places to spend time nude, or if you need more specific advice check out the sections listed above.
Wearing Only a Smile, Nudists Seek Out the Young and the Naked
Naturism is a lifestyle of non-sexual social nudity , and the cultural movement which advocates for and defends that lifestyle. Both may also be referred to as nudism. Though the two terms are largely interchangeable, nudism emphasizes the practice of nudity, whereas naturism highlights an attitude favoring harmony with nature and respect for the environment, into which that practice is integrated. Ethical or philosophical nudism has a long history, with many advocates of the benefits of enjoying nature without clothing. At the turn of the 20th century, organizations emerged to promote social nudity and to establish private campgrounds and resorts for that purpose.
The Van Tan Club claims to be Canada's oldest nudist club, and it's certainly amongst the most picturesque. Nestled on the densely forested lower slopes of Grouse Mountain, the naturists who drive up its winding private road are rewarded with a view of the Burrard Inlet and Greater Vancouver. Despite all its beauty, and its facilities a wood-burning sauna, shuffleboard, and a pool the Van Tan has a problem—it's finding it impossible to recruit younger members. According to member Daniel Jackson, 51, the club's membership has been declining since its peak in the 70s, when they boasted around members.