Nudist swims for kids defended as ‘safe, happy and healthy’
Ryedale Naturist Club offered children free tickets to its naked swims :: Leading naturists said the sessions are in children’s ‘best interest’
Naturists have jumped to the defence of naked child swim sessions, claiming they are in children’s “best interest”.
Leading lovers of nature hit back against “mass hysteria” prompted by Ryedale Naturist Club’s free swim offer to under 18s.
A council investigation was launched into the club after The Gazette disclosed details of an advert encouraging kids to swim nude alongside adults at Derwent Pool, near Malton, North Yorkshire .
References to children, and the club’s free entry offer, have since been deleted from the club’s website after a flurry of online anger.
But British Naturism (BN) stood by the sessions, saying: “A naturist environment is a safe, happy and healthy environment for a child to be a part of.
“Prudery, not openness or nudity, harms children.”
Andrew Calow, from BN Yorkshire, said it is in a child’s “best interest” to see real bodies rather than explore the internet.
He said: “Don’t let readers’ prejudices masquerade as facts. Naturism is a family activity enjoyed by people all over the world.
“Children are safe attending a naturist swim with their parents. They attend as part of a family unit.” Continued…Read full original article…
Original publication 25 APR 2018
Posted on NatCorn 26th April 2018
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