said quite confidently no, and then continued to tell me that the owners of the book store
are very religious and WOn’t carry that sort of content. Walking to the back of the store
where various sorts of magazines were neatly exhibited against the wall., I detected an
ample supply of magazines ranging from Cosmopolitan to Playboy. I thought to myself it
would be a cinch to gather advice on today’s Gay community or to discover to meet your lover, or even to wake up and change your body forever! Yet,
there was not one magazine about social nudism that I could fmd in the bookstore. Maybe
there just are not enough people interested in this issue of Nudism to make it worth while
to carry books or magazines on this matter. After all, Naturists aren’t out to prove anything
or for that matter, attempting to sell anything. One could say social nudism is a lifestyle intended
to bring folks back in touch with their natural environment, free from the societal pressures
of our modern society.

The Naturist Society is an organization that encourages clothing-optional recreation
for the advantage of gaining a deeper understanding and approval of one’s body. It powerfully
opposes the notion of using the nude human body for amusement or sexual goals.
Based on the Society’s handbook: ”Nudism is a way of life defined by the
practice of social nudity, with the aim of supporting self-respect, respect for others and for
the surroundings.” Founded by TNS Lee Baxandall, The Naturist Society started in the

1970’s with what became known as the free beach movement. Today enrollment surpasses
27,000 members. Its quarterly magazine, called Nude & Natural, previously named Clothed
with the Sun, continues to be the ability on socially responsible and daring societal

nudity. Nude & Natural is the leading publication on Nudism in America, and serves as a
source of advice about nude recreation, traveling resorts, as well as up-to-date laws.
Membership in The Naturist Society contains many advantages such as discount rates to clubs
and resorts worldwide, the skill to participate in annual events held throughout the U.S.,
and voting privileges in the election of directors for two affiliated organizations, the
Naturist Action Committee and the Naturist Education Foundation.
It appears proper to discuss the functions of the Naturist Action Committee

(NAC), and the Naturist Education Foundation (NEF), for they also are important promoters
for the promotion of Nudism. The NAC represents the Naturists viewing political and

legal problems by lobbying and monitoring legislative actions from the local level, to the U.S.
The Naturist Education Foundation functions to instruct and advise the public about
Nudism in hopes of creating more acceptance and comprehension of this lifestyle. Some of
its present projects include the creation of a video titled, Introduction to Nudism, which
Clarifies who Naturists are, and how the values apply to social nudism. The video also
attempts to convince the people that clothing-optional websites can improve their communities.
The Naturist Education Foundation (NEF) sponsors the NEF Scholastic Award
twice a year. A one-thousand dollar scholarship is granted to a student who submits the
best essay about Nudism. Participants for the prize must be members of The Naturist
Society and attend an accredited two-year or four-year faculty. The Naturist Education
Foundation acknowledges that pupils have a great possibility for communicating important
issues seeing Nudism to the general public, professionals, and legislators, in
communities, therefore creating more knowledge relating to this lifestyle.
The Naturist Education Foundation provides grant money to aid with legal fees
associated with suits pertaining to their cause. NEF’ s works in progress comprise the
promotion of an adult education program called in America. Some Naturism
courses are being educated in the U.S. today. Ideally, the NEF would like to see this class
offered to students on college campuses, but the odds of this happening is slim due to
the lack of pupil interest pertaining to the subject, and the course meeting the aims set by
the school’s board of trustees. Commonly, new classes are approved by teachers from
within their own departments. Unless the instructors are Naturists themselves, or very
familiar with the topic, the idea will likely be rejected. Thus, the Naturist Education

Foundation suggests proposing a class on social nudism in non-accredited adult education
classes geared more towards private enrichment.
The NEF additionally issues surveys on social nudism. An important study conducted by
the Naturist Education Foundation is the 2000 NEF/Roper poll. This poll measures
American attitudes towards nude sunbathing and skinny-dipping. The results suggest that