This article is from the Naturism FAQ, by Dennis Kirkpatrick firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
By stripping away clothing, you strip away the armor that protects you
from an unkind world. Some people fear this. Naturists believe
vulnerability is a good thing. Think about this: in a naturist
setting, everybody is vulnerable. The shared vulnerability creates
respect and caring for your fellow naturists. Besides, most of your
vulnerability probably comes from the awareness that you are nude - an
awareness that becomes less important to you as you spend more time