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Naturism booms in France as young eager to ditch clothes
Why are more and more people, especially the young, opting to get naked in France? Hattie Ditton finds out more.

The term “naturist” may conjure up the image of jolly elderly hikers walking bare-bottomed clutching hiking sticks – but it might be time to update the stereotype.

Indeed, over the past three years, the phenomenon has begun to attract a younger audience according to the the FNN (French Federation of Naturism), seeing many more young families showing up to camps with their children.

Nudism is become all the more common too, with the federation reporting an increase of 40 percent in memberships between 2014 and 2015 alone.

More and more young people are going nude in France.
More and more young people are going nude in France.

In fact, the group estimates that in the past three years alone, the number of naturists in France has leaped from 1.5 million to 2 million.

And perhaps contrary to popular belief, it’s not all about the connection to sexuality.

Jacques Freeman, the head of communication at APNEL (Association for the Promotion of Naturism in Liberty) believes that young people are gaining confidence in speaking out against authority on all levels and this is a reason for the increase in naturists.

“Nudity is synonymous with freedom,” he told The Local.

“We’re currently at a time where there are many questions being asked about the future, work and problems surrounding integration into society are being challenged by young people.”

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Source: The Local

Original publication 13 June 2016

Posted on NatCorn 13th June 2019

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Daniela Schleicher is the new INF European Youth Secretary..

There are people who convince by their eloquence. There are people who convince by their personality and their actions. Daniela Schleicher is one of the convincing figures. That alone makes it logical that she is the new Youth Secretary of the European Naturists. Her goal is to make the young people among the European naturists a living community.

Daniela Schleicher: “For me, it concerns the matter, the common idea”
Daniela Schleicher: “For me, it concerns the matter, the common idea” INF Newsletter

She brings along the necessary patience to cope with this task. Indeed for many years she is engaged in the Family-Sports-Community of North Rhine-Westphalia (FSG NW). There she does not only take care of the children and the adolescents. The social equality is part of her scope of duties in the naturist sports association. Aged 35, she is one of the younger ones in the naturist community. Her youthfulness as well as her energetic dedication are beneficial to the social contexts where she is active. Accordingly, she had directly approached the young people during the EuNat Family Meeting, which took place at the camping ground of Le Betulle near Turin begin July. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: INF-FNI Newsletter

15:00 5th October 2017