Nudism And Naturism
By Young Naturists, Nudists America YNA – Your Social Nudity And Acceptance Movement
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What Is Young Naturists & Nudists America YNA
YNA, which stands for Young Naturists America (and young nudists naturally). YNA is a young nudist organization with a social responsibly core and code of ethics.
Based out of the New York / New Jersey / Pennsylvania, our naturist organization is growing quite rapidly and we hope to bring social nudism to all of mainstream America!
We welcome everyone to join us and try naturism before deciding if it is for you or not. We accept people from all walks of life, regardless of race, color, age, sexual orientation, tattoos, and piercings.
The nudist movement, and nudism as an ideal, used to be about acceptance, so we say – back to the basics!
Young Nudists Goal
The goal of our young nudist organization is to promote nudism and social nudity as well as to educate. We also raise awareness of social issues that are important to us. We constantly advocate for causes such as acceptance, tolerance, positive body image and top-free equality to name a few.
Last but not least, we organize nude events and naked parties. We coordinate fun social nude gatherings and naked parties such as our signature Nude Night Out and Nude Year’s Eve party in Manhattan. We also have meet-ups at nudist resorts and nude beaches in the warmer months.
There is always a naked party or nude friendly event taking place, either hosted or co-hosted by our organization – Young Naturists & Young Nudists America. Let’s not limit our nude life to only our local nude beach!
It is time to get naked and find out why naturism is growing so fast in the United States. Naturism is one of the fastest growing forms of recreation in the United States today. A growing number of people, young and old are enjoying non sexual nude recreation and the naturist lifestyle. You don’t have to be a long time nudist or naturist to participate – all you really need to do is get comfortable in your own skin and then – Get Naked!
This brings us to one of our main missions – the promotion of body acceptance! Body Image issues seem to plague many in today’s society. We at YNA, hope, that with time and through social nudity, people and families will learn what body acceptance is all about.
We strongly believe that it is far more important who the person is, rather than what they look like or how much money they have. Nudists and Naturists from around the world enjoy social nudity and with all due respect to those who might not agree, we feel there is nothing wrong with the naked body or non-sexual social nudity in general! We hope that society, one day, will learn that people are just people, nothing more and nothing less.
Human beings come in all shapes and sizes and no one should be judged on how they look, what job they have or how much money they make… People should be judged on the essence of who they truly are and / or the things they do and say!
Come to a YNA event and see for yourself that every person’s body is unique and different. But before you do, perhaps you should take a moment and read our Nudist Etiquette. While we don’t judge people who enjoy sexually driven events, our organization is about enjoying naturism and social nudity in a non-sexual setting. Young Naturists & Nudists America (YNA) has absolutely nothing to do with promoting sex. What it does have everything to do with is – acceptance!
Like it or not, nudity is a big deal in our culture. Nudity is associated with exposure, freedom, vulnerability, and even shame. Many view the naked body as inherently sexual, immodest and sometimes even immoral. But there is a growing number of people who are questioning their long-held beliefs of nudity, nudism and what it represents.
Welcome to Nudist Naturist America, the home of Young Naturists and Young Nudists America or YNA for short. Here we promote a healthy body image, advocate for more social acceptance and try to put an end to cyber bullying and bullying in general. Through Social Nudity / Naturism we hope to be able to impact the world in a positive manner in our own unique nudie way!
Nudism & Naturism defined
Nudism is officially defined as: “The belief in or practice of going nude, especially in secluded, sexually mixed groups for reasons of health”
Because there have been many issues with how people perceive the nudist lifestyle, we have come up with a more encompassing definition.
Naturism is officially defined as: “The practice of going naked in designated areas”
But those are the definitions that a couple of online dictionaries provide. And as we see it Nudism and Naturism is not simply about being naked and having a grand ole nude time.
Nudists , Naturists And Nudies As Defined By YNA
While many people feel that the terms Nudist or Naturist are interchangeable, we don’t exactly agree. Hence we came up with a basic definition:
Nudist - A person who enjoys nonsexual nude recreation and social nude activities in sanctioned public locations and / or in private ones.
Naturist - A person who enjoys nonsexual nude recreation and social nude activities with a major focus of interest on those activities that take place outdoors and in nature. This group also believes that Naturism and environmental issues are intertwined.
We also understand that there are some people who don’t like labels and especially hate the old world terms nudists and naturists. Therefore we came up with a third category for such nude friendly people – Nudie.
The definition of a YNA Nudie - A person who believes in the benefits of nonsexual nude recreation as it pertains to the broader issues of acceptance and social responsibilities. For this group of people, nudity is not the main focus but rather a tool that is used to teach people about acceptance, tolerance and compassion. Some causes that a nudie would be advocating for are: body acceptance, prevention of online and offline bullying, working to end body shame and tackling censorship of “innocent” or simple “nudity.” (These are just a few examples.)
Nudists Naturists And YNA
Nudists and naturists have no mainstream reason for being naked. Many agree that by going nude, they bring themselves closer to nature and personal enlightenment. Some believe that nudity develops stronger and more truthful relationships between people. They feel that a deeper or truer understanding of people can be attained by first stripping away outer signs of class, wealth, and style. They argue that mentalities like “clothes make the man” are harmful and judgmental, and by removing the means of preconceptions – clothing – can they see each other as people, and not their social ranks.
This acceptance of others is what YNA believes nudism and naturism should be about! Nudies want to challenge the belief that a naked body should be private only. They preach against “body shame” and believe that nudity is natural and nothing to be ashamed of. By making it (nudity) commonplace, they can remove the social stigma from being nude in a social or public setting.