We often talk about naturism as a hobby to practice alone, in a group, with friends or family. Let’s start from the official definition of naturism:
“Naturism is a way of life in harmony with nature characterised by the practice of communal nudity with the intention of encouraging self-respect, respect for others and for the environment”.
There is no question of activity or hobby in this definition, but of a way of life … characterized by the practice of nudity in common. And this is an important point, naturism is a way of life. Some naturists do not totally agree with this definition and sometimes want to simplify it. Naturism is just the practice of nudity in common for the sake of comfort and simplicity.
In any case, we can say that naturism is not a hobby like any other, since it is not a hobby. This is not an activity that one practices during these hobbies. In fact, we can simply say that naturism is a way of living one’s hobbies, even one’s life, when one decides to live naked, at home or in a nudist village.
Naturism is practicing all kinds of activities, the same as everyone does, but naked. You love tennis and naturism, you can play naked. You love to draw and paint and are naturist, you draw and paint naked. You practice hiking and are naturist, you hike naked.
So, is naturism a way of life like any other, to change the question of the title of this article? Yes and no ! Each way of life is different and results from a personal choice. Each lifestyle reflects certain values that are transposed into the way of living, being and thinking. The word naturism reflects a more natural and simple way of life, far from the consumerist diktats of society. This is not the case, however, for all naturists. The common point between all naturists is the practice of nudity in common for the comfort it provides.
Source: Nude and Happy
Original publication 23 October 2019
Posted on NatCorn 5th November 2019
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