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Naturism FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about Naturism and Nudism.

This FAQ about naturism was compiled and written by Dennis Kirkpatrick recnudefaq@sunclad.com with numerous contributions by others.

Copyright 1998-2007 - Dennis Kirkpatrick
All rights reserved. recnudefaq@sunclad.com

Contributions to this FAQ have been added by numerous persons since the rec.nude newsgroup was founded. This includes the various FAQ maintainers and newsgroups users as well. This body stands as a compilation of these efforts over time and serves as both newsgroup charter and FAQ.

While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this document, the publisher assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions, or for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein.

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Please do not e-mail the FAQ maintainer with questions that may otherwise be answered in the newsgroup FAQ or the associated Beaches FAQ.

-01 What is rec.nude?
rec.nude is the Usenet newsgroup dealing with naturism. From ...
-02 rec.nude Rules And Etiquette
Observing the following guidelines will make rec.nude a ...
-03 rec.nude: What to do about spam?
First, never respond to spam by posting hate mail to rec.nude. Ever....
-04 Is it possible to participate anonymously in rec.nude?
There is nothing wrong with nude recreation, and one should not ...
-05 rec.nude: Use alternate Internet access
For instance, open an account with an Internet service provider (ISP)...
-06 rec.nude: Abuse of Anonymous Remailers
Anonymous remailers which allow one to post to newsgroups or send E-...
-07 "nudism" and "naturism": a semantic note
There are two terms that are commonly used to describe the way of ...
-08 What is naturism?
There are probably as many answers to this question as there ...
-09 Naturism: Clothing optionality
Naturists believe that, while clothing does have some practical ...
-10 Naturism: Body acceptance
Too much emphasis is put on the perfect body by clothing-...
-11 Naturism: Separation of nudity and sex
For hundreds of years, people have assumed a connection between ...
-12 Naturism: Concern for the environment
Nudity is a natural state. Naturists often choose to go nude in ...
-13 Naturism: Activism
Naturism is not the majority opinion - not yet, anyway - so ...
-14 Naturism: Arguments for nudity and Comfort
Why did naturists decide that nudity is worth speaking up for? ...
-15 Naturism: The equalizing aspect, Cleanliness, Convenience
Thoreau wrote: It is an interesting question how far men would ...
-16 Naturism: Rebuttals To Arguments Against Nudity, Shame, Embarrassment
Here are some rebuttals to common excuses for keeping the ...
-17 Naturism: Gender-specific embarrassment
Naturists know that both erections and menstruation are normal, ...
-18 Naturism: Feelings of inadequacy
Many people refuse to go nude because they feel that their height,...
-19 Naturism: Vulnerability
By stripping away clothing, you strip away the armor that protects ...
-20 Naturism: Fear of sexual consequences
Many people are afraid that if they go nude, they invite ...
-21 Naturism: Fear of gawkers
By gawkers we mean the people who hang around naturist areas ...
-22 Naturism: Religious teachings
Some world religions are firm in a belief that the human body ...
-23 Naturism: Cleanliness, Safety and comfort
Some will ask What about bodily excretions that I am used to ...
-24 Naturism: Nudity And The Law
Nudity in private clubs, homes, and the like is legal in most areas....
-25 Naturism: Choose remote areas
The further you get from civilization, the less likely it is that ...
-26 Naturism: Carry & post signs
This may increase your chances of being left alone by the ...
-27 Naturism: Know the law
Go to the library, or talk to an attorney. Find out what is ...
-28 Naturism: Support local & national groups
Naturist groups have made significant inroads recently towards ...
-29 Naturism: Vote
Vote for mayors, supervisors, sheriffs, etc. that support naturism....
-30 Naturism: Nudity And The Sun
Naturism has often been associated with the all-over tan. (The ...
-31 Naturist Etiquette
These are some generally accepted rules of Naturist Etiquette....
-32 Naturism: Taking The Plunge
If you've read this far, you're probably interested in trying ...
-33 Review Naturist Etiquette
Naturism is built on respect - for fellow naturists, for non-...
-34 Naturism Glossary
Following are some terms, abbreviations, and other things you ...
-35 What's the difference between "naturism" and "nudism"?
Some people make distinctions between naturists and nudists. ...
-36 What's the difference between "nude" and "naked"?
Some people point out a difference between the words nude ...
-37 Naturist Organizations: The U.S.A.
-38 Naturist Organizations: Canada
Many Canadian clubs are AANR clubs. However, Canada has two ...
-39 Naturist Organizations: Other Countries
1.3.1. Central Council for British Naturism (CCBN)...
-40 Naturist International Organizations
There are many, many countries with national organizations. ...
-41 Naturist Publications: Guidebooks
-42 Naturist Publications: Periodicals
o The Bulletin: Published by the AANR for its members. A ...
-43 Naturism: World Wide Web
There are hundreds of naturist web sites, with more being added ...
-44 Naturism: Newsgroups
Besides rec.nude, there is:...
-45 Naturism: Mailing Lists
Some mailing lists or message boards relevant to naturism:...
-46 Naturism: Point-to-point Live Communications
4a. Internet Relay Chat (IRC)...
-47 Naturism: Online services (AOL, CompuServe, etc.)
Updates from those who are on these services is always appreciated....
-48 Naturism: Bulletin Board Services (BBS)
With the proliferation of Usenet and the web private BBS services ...









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