13 Questions with North Carolina Naturists Member, Roy
Have you ever thought about going to a social gathering wearing absolutely nothing? That’s right, being completely nude while mingling with friends over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Well, for naturists, also referred to as nudists, this is quite the norm.
Naturism, or nudism, which are used interchangeably, defines the practice of being nude, particularly in social settings. While being naked in front of a group of friends may seem a bit unorthodox to some, it is a practice in which many North Carolinians partake.
According to The Naturist Society), an American naturist organization that also publishes a quarterly periodical called Nude & Natural, the social nudity that encompasses naturism is liberating and promotes self-acceptance as well as the acceptance of others.
“Body acceptance is the idea, nude recreation is the way,” says The Naturist Society.
The North Carolina Naturists (NCN) are a nudist group composed mainly of members from the Charlotte and Greensboro area. Formed in 1981, NCN’s primary reason for organizing was to provide local nudists with an outlet to network and to go hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains. At the time, there were other organizations but were landed clubs, which require a substantial fee and are known for being more family-oriented.
qnotes was able to speak with Roy, a member of NCN, to learn a little bit about the naturist lifestyle here in North Carolina. Being a somewhat private person, Roy prefers to keep his last name anonymous for this story.
Original publication 20 March, 2020
Posted on NatCorn 17th April 2020
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