A naturist club in Chalfont St Peter has reported a “huge increase” in member enquiries this spring as Covid restrictions eased.
Diogenes Sun Club, in Shire Lane, says naturism – the practice of going without clothes – is on the rise nationally, with British Naturism reporting 1,100 new members over the last year, which is reportedly more than three times as many as is considered normal.
Diogenes Sun Club spokesman Andy Cross said: “Lockdown has been tough for so many people. During this time, with so many people either working from home or furloughed, there seems to have been a realisation that the clothing we wear is not as important as always thought.
“There has been a real interest in connecting with nature, and for many there has been an emphasis on the wellbeing benefits to be had by being in the open air while indoor socialising has not been allowed.
“Put those things together and it makes naturism the natural choice.”
Established in the 1930s, the club, one of the oldest in the country has been at its current location on the Bucks/Hertfordshire border since 1964 and has around 300 members.
Source: Bucks Free Press
Original publication 21 June, 2021
Posted on NatCorn 27th June 2021
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