Young Nudists – Yes We Exist :)
Young nudists are becoming increasingly more common in the latest years. These types of nudists are commonly young adults that simply enjoy being one with their natural selves. Nudists are welcome to visit a variety of resorts and beaches that cater to this lifestyle, welcoming all who are interested in becoming a nudist and showing their bodies whether it is simply their preferred lifestyle or are doing so as a social movement to defend social nudity in both private and in public. While many nudists prefer to go without clothing whenever possible, the younger generation may not always be comfortable with being nude around certain individuals. Some nudist resorts now cater selectively towards younger individuals that prefer to be naked around those who are their own age.
About Young Nudists
While the literal definition of a nudist is one that practices going naked whenever possible, this is not always the case. Some enjoy being nude, but do not do so in a way that is harmful to others. Young nudists who are new to this lifestyle may prefer trying out this way of life by first visiting a nude beach to see if it is right for them. Young naturists that are certain that this lifestyle is the right choice can choose to visit nudist clubs and meet others their own age who believe in the same practices that they do. Some young nudists also choose to show their bare skin as a political movement in practicing and advocating social nudity, whether it be in private or in public.
Interests in Social Nudity
Many young people are interested in social nudity because it allows them to show their true selves without any hiding. In nudist resorts, judgments that others typically make seem to be stripped away and forgotten. While many young people deal with the hardships of being judged on a daily basis, whether it is for what they wear or what they look like, becoming a nudist allows them to be themselves and not be judged for what they do or look like, but for who they are. When nude, beauty becomes more obvious rather than being hidden behind clothes that do no justice for your shape or personality.
Struggles and Issues for Young Nudists
There are many issues that both young and older nudists may face on a daily basis. One of the most common is that some believe that nudity is a controversial issue and should not be taken outside of your own home. While stereotypes of nudists and the human body still exist today, there are many different locations that specifically cater to nudists and offer the ability to be nude whenever and wherever they want while on the property. Young adults are typically underrepresented in the nudist community, sometimes making it harder for younger nudists to feel accepted. This can be one of the biggest challenges that young nudists will face.
The Ideal Nudist Lifestyle
In a perfect world, others would not judge one another for preferring to show their naked bodies. Nudists young and old would be welcome among others who may prefer to wear clothing. In the coming years, we can expect to see a rise in nudity and a more accepting attitude towards this lifestyle among others.
Young Nudists – Established nude social gatherings typically include a large number of people over thirty, as well as families with children. It may seem like young nudists & individuals in the 18-30 range are missing from these venues. However, being a young nudist fits in perfectly with the beliefs and values of peoples in this age range.
Being a young nudist allows you to enjoy all that nudism has to offer. So why be a nudist? Nudism (or naturism) provides the opportunity to free yourself from clothes and accept and enjoy the body you have. The absence of bodily shame and the presence of others comfortable in their own skin allow you to enjoy outdoor activities like you never have. Free from these restrictions, it’s almost like being a kid again!
Those interested in becoming a young nudist may have never been in a naturist environment. If you have ever enjoyed skinny-dipping, that freedom is close to what it’s like to be a nudist. If you think back, swimming without the confines of a bathing suit was refreshing. Your body absorbed the sun in the absence of a clinging, uncomfortable bathing suit and you could feel the water lap against your skin. This is just a taste of what it’s like to be a young nudist. Nudism extends that freeing experience to other activities, including kayaking, sports, hiking, camping, or just walking on the beach. These activities enjoyed by young nudists are the same as those enjoyed by young people all over the country. Enjoying these fun pastimes without clothing simply enhances the experience.
Areas of the country that are most welcoming to a young nudist are also areas that young people frequently visit and enjoy. A lot of nudist groups exist in southern states, where it is warmer. This is where individuals can enjoy the feel of the sun on their skin, engage in outdoor activities, and stay warm in the absence of clothing. College students already flock south during spring break, so why not spend your time at a nudist resort?
Although exposing your body to others may seem intimidating, how many college students do this already? An entire business has been made of spring breakers “flashing” cameras. Rather than doing this on video while inebriated, why not enjoy the experience in a private and welcoming setting? Spending some time as a young nudist will let you enjoy your body, rather than sharing it with others during drunken moments. In a space where everyone else is nude, you can feel comfortable and simply enjoy your regular activities with other young nudists, rather than feeling like you are the one on display.
One factor that might influence someone interested in pursuing nudism is the fear of making permanent lifestyle changes. However, nudism does not have to be all or nothing. A typical individual that identifies as a young nudist spends his or her days attending college or working in professional areas. When they want to get back to nature and the relaxing experience of enjoying life clothes-free, they can spend a week or two at a nudist club.
There is a place for everyone in a nudist club, including young people. Engaging in everyday activities without clothes is freeing, enjoyable, and natural. While it may be something you never would have considered, once you have experience nudism, you will want to experience it again.
About the Author (Author Profile)Jordan Blum is a lifelong nudie and co-founder of Young Naturists America.
There are still young people trying nude activities, I just don't think they call themselves nudists, I witnessed recently at my local swimming hole a male/female couple aged between 18-20 who setup down from the sandbar I was sunning nude on, the guy stripped off & then he looked up & noticed me so I gave him a wave to let him know I was there & he waved back, he could plainly see I was nude as I could plainly see he was.Then after awhile the guy manged to get his girlfriend to go topless & at first she stayed low down in the water so I could tell she was feeling shy...Then after some more coaxing from the guy off came her bikini bottom & she held it triumphantly in the air, they then spent the rest of their time their swimming around nude in the water & splashing each other, it was a joy to watch this all unfold & see someones first emabrace of public nudity
Interesting article. I am a European, and I believe it is healthy for young adults and families to embrace Naturist Lifestyles, together. Although just like a regular clothed society, there should be events or group activities centered for young people, too. It is far less intimidating for a new young female, when introduced into a new scene, if she doesnt feel like a piece of meat. Whether she has clothes on or not. And, children are far more accepting than young adults. I think it is very important that naturist facilities encourage the family atmosphere. Helping new comers feel at ease. However, this is just the same set of principles as any society. The only difference being clothing optional. Im sure its mutual that people over fourty, (and those like myself, over fifty,) don't really care too much for the exessive company of twenty year olds. But it is also important all generations are made to feel welcome. Without intimidation or pressure. Until they begin to feel comfortable. And then eager for their next trip into clothing free clubs. There is no reason whatsoever, not to accept people of all shapes and ages. It would be a crime to encourage the thought that only the young & beautiful are welcome. Another form of predjudice and snobbery.
I am speaking from experience. Across the pond and Stateside. My sentiment is to encourage young people to attend, form their own interests and activities, but not to the exclusion of enjoying all generations. Just like in any other society.
I really enjoyed your article. I'm 22 myself, and its really intimidating to break into the community and clubs. I still have yet to break into it, but I do have a couple friends who are mutually comfortable with the naturist lifestyle, and occasionally will go off on our own and engage in some kind of nude nonsexual activity. The most intimidating part about joining a club or resort is just the (potential) age gap. For people who are in their 20s, we don't really care too much about being with people in their 40s for any reason, let alone being naked with them. However, if there is a group in that 18-30 range there, it would be great, but the websites and information don't really highlight it. I would love to see some statistics on what kind involvement that age range has at resorts or communities, or even just in general across the board in the US or in states.
I agree with what Happy Place said above, but I also understand where you're coming from. Most clubs and resorts don't have a significant presence of 20-somethings, so don't be surprised not to find any or very few at any nudist club. It's natural for people to want to hang out with others in their own age group and people they can relate to. We're working with clubs and resorts to establish rates for YNA members age 35 and under as a way to make them more accessible to young people. Hopefully this will make a difference! Our affiliates can be found here: http://nudistnaturistamerica.org/nudist-clubs-young-naturist-affiliates
There are also some resorts / clubs that have a young adult discount already, but don't have a list of those yet!
Btw, come visit Apollo Beach NSB FL and you will find you have plenty of space to be amoungst your own kind. Its a great nude beach to get started on. Time to jump in my friend! :))))
My responce to your post is above. Maybe after a little experience of a few different Naturist Resorts, you may find a different thought about mingling with old people. Over fourty. Without clothes it is often difficult to tell how old a person is.