Links

Here are some of our favourite links.

Here you will find a selection of links and other resources that will help both the aspiring or novice naturist and also the more experienced nudist.
These links repeat and expand upon the ideas and information found in The Complete Guide to Nudism, Naturism and Nudists, and will help you take the next steps on your nudist journey.
These links are checked periodically, but if you come across a dead or inactive link, please let us know.

General Nudist Reference

Nudist Federations and Associations

International Naturist Federation/Federation Naturiste Internationale (INF/FNI)
http://www.inf-fni.org/    
The home page of the INF / FNI, the umbrella organisation of the nudist Federations of over 30 countries and a good place to start. From here you can find the full contact details of your national federation. The website of your federation will list the individual clubs in your region.

American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR)
http://www.aanr.com/

British Naturism (BN)
http://www.bn.org.uk 

Deutscher Verband für Freikörperkultur (DFK: Germany – otherwise known as FKK)
http://www.dfk.org/fkk/

Naturisten Federatie Nederland (NFN: The Netherlands)
http://www.nfn.nl/

Australian Naturist Federation (ANF)
http://www.ausnatural.org.au

Fédération Francaise de Naturisme (FFN France)
http://www.ffn-naturisme.com

Nudist Beaches and Swimming

We’ve been unable to find a definitive listing of all naturist beaches worldwide, but the following sites are some of the best.

My Nude Beaches
http://www.mynudebeaches.com/

Wikipedia’s list of places where social nudity is practised
http://bit.ly/1LNSL7d
This is a list of public outdoor clothes-free areas for recreation. It includes free beaches (or clothing-optional beaches or nude beaches), parks, clubs, regional organizations and some resorts.

Bare Beaches.com
http://www.barebeaches.com/
This is the website for the book ‘The World’s Best Nude Beaches and Resorts’ (ISBN: 9780954476731), which claims to give details of 1000 places to get naked.

Nudist Friendship, Dating and Community Sites

Singles Outdoor Club
http://www.soc-uk.info
A UK based naturist camping and walking club for single naturists.

Real Nudist Friends
http://realnudistfriends.com 
(no longer responding. Please try the following)
Best Nudist Personals – best and largest online dating services for people who enjoy nudist living, skinny dipping, meeting nudists, dating nudists and celebrating the nudist lifestyle.

Clothes-Free.com
http://www.clothesfree.com/
A web-based nudist club featuring a chat room, bulletin board, photos, news.

Nudist Holidays, Vacations and Travel

Naturist B&B
https://www.naturistbnb.com/
A new site just like AirBNB – but exclusively for naturists. Rentals worldwide

Castaways Travel
http://www.castawaystravel.com
A leading US based travel company specialising in clothing-optional and nude travel, resorts and cruises since 1984.

Bare Necessities Tour and Travel
https://www.cruisebare.com/
Another US company, Bare Necessities has been specialising in the finest clothing-optional vacations and nude cruises since 1990.

Away with Dune
http://www.awaywithdune.co.uk

Chalfont Naturist Holidays
http://www.chalfontholidays.co.uk
Chalfont Holidays is committed to providing the finest naturist holidays in europe and worldwide.

General Nudist Websites

Nudism on Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nudism
A good general introduction to nudism from this excellent on-line encyclopaedia with a good selection of links.

Clothes Free Life
http://clothesfreelife.com
A web mag dedicated to promoting clothes free living by ordinary people.

NudistExplorer.com
http://www.nudistexplorer.com/
A powerful search engine of thousands of nudist related pages with no adult sites.

Nudist Resorts. org
http://www.nudist-resorts.org/
Discussion forum for nudists and those interested in nude recreation, presented by the Society for Understanding Nudism.

Nudist UK
http://www.nudistuk.com/
A UK based website bringing you quality information and advice about nudism in the UK and beyond.

Clothes Free International
http://www.clothesfree.com/
Web-based nudist club with chat room, bulletin board, photos, news and more. US orientated.

The Naturist Society
http://www.naturist.com/
Membership of The Naturist Society offers an opportunity to learn more about the fascinating world of naturism.

Naked Wanderings
http://www.nakedwanderings.com/
The website of a Belgian couple which has some very interesting and useful naturist content

The following links relate to information contained in The Complete Guide to Nudism, Naturism and Nudists, and will be most helpful to readers of that book. But please take a look anyway – you might find something interesting!

Polls, surveys and chapter specific references

Chapter 1. An Overview

Roper Poll 2006
http://bit.ly/roperpoll
The 2006 Roper Poll into attitudes to nudism.

Chapter 2. History: Sources of information quoted in the text.

humans started wearing garments only some 72,000 years ago.’
See ‘Human body lice reveal the birthdate of fashion’
http://bit.ly/firstclothing

More about Pharaoh Akhenaten and his wife Nefertiti.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akhenaten
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nefertiti

More about The Wandervogel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wandervogel

Chapter 3. Twelve Reasons

Those who wear bras even in bed are 125 TIMES more likely to get breast cancer than those who don’t wear bras at all!’
See ‘The health implications of wearing a bra.’
http://brafree.org 
http://www.naturistsociety.com/tns/images/DroopPhobia.pdf
http://www.007b.com/why_wear_bras.php
See also a general discussion of bra-wearing and health, and a history of the research into bras and breast disease. (From The Spirit of Change website)
http://bit.ly/1Ud7B7C

Recent research has suggested an inverse relationship between solar exposure and cancer’
See ‘Sunlight emerging as proven treatment for breast cancer, prostate cancer and other cancers.’
http://bit.ly/sunlightremedy
See also the scientific data
http://bit.ly/vitDrisk

the benefits of regular sun exposure outweigh the risks of squamous-basal skin cancer’
See ‘Beneficial effects of sun exposure on cancer mortality.’
http://bit.ly/ainsleigh

fifty-five women die from underexposure to the sun to every one that dies of overexposure.’
See http://bit.ly/betterbones1

Body Image Problems

33 per cent of men and an astonishing 75 per cent of women were dissatisfied with their physiques.’
See ‘Differences In Body Image Between Men And Women.’
http://prevos.net/humanities/psychology/bodyimage/

Impartial, professional advice on penis enlargement from the UK’s National Health Service
http://bit.ly/1Jj3IJk

Impartial, professional advice on weight loss from the UK’s National Health Service
http://bit.ly/1LAwnz7

Help on overcoming fear of nudity (Gymnophobia)
http://bit.ly/gymnophobia

Chapter 6. Christianity and nudism

Religious Tolerance
A site promoting religious freedom and diversity.
http://www.religioustolerance.org/nu_bibl.htm

Naturist Christians
A great site for anyone trying to reconcile Christianity with nudism.
http://www.naturist-christians.org/ Site not responding.  Try alternative site below
Christian Naturists
http://christian-naturists.com/

The Gospel According to St Thomas
References to nudity (especially quote 37).
http://gnosis.org/naghamm/gthlamb.html

Chapter 9. Don’t They Know That It’s Different for Girls?

There is a huge amount of support and information available on the internet for lady nudists by lady nudists. Here is just a small selection to start with.

Cheri’s Letter to a Reluctant Spouse  Site unavailable. Try the following:
http://www.naturistsociety.com/tns/resources/WomeninNat.html

The Naturist Living Show: Women And Naturism
A YouTube presentation showing a selection of interviews with lady naturists, highlighting their problems, doubts and fears and how they overcame them. (Audio only.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txm1H2_2dNM

Chapter 11. Nudism and Children

Dr Benjamin Spock
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Spock

Dr. Joyce Brothers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyce_Brothers

Dr. Lee Salk
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Salk

Ted Polhemus
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Polhemus

Chapter 12. Nudism and Health

Your local UV Index
http://www.uvawareness.com/
This link is no longer valid. Please try the following
http://www.woeurope.eu/

Miscellaneous Links

Information about Petanque
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petanque

The Burning Man Festival
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_man

World Naked Bike Ride
http://www.worldnakedbikeride.org/

World Body Painting Festival
http://www.bodypainting-festival.com/

World Naked Gardening Day
http://wngd.org/

Recommended Reading

Books either mentioned in the text or suggested for further reading.

Earthing Therapy: Nature’s Most Powerful Natural Health Secret. (Edgar)

Ebook available from all good online booksellers. This little book looks into the science and practice of earth connection therapy or ‘grounding’, which helps you connect with the healing energies naturally present in the earth.

Dressed To Kill. (Singer / Grismaier ) ISBN 978-1930858053

The authors have collected striking (but not universally accepted) evidence that bra-wearing may be a major risk factor associated with breast cancer.

Get It Off! (Singer/ Grismaijer ) ISBN 978-1930858015

Get It Off begins where Dressed To Kill left off.

The World’s Best Nude Beaches and Resorts (Charles) ISBN 978-0934106221

This guide unveils the top 1,000 places where bare skin is simply the most fashionable thing to wear.

The Healing Sun (Hobday) ISBN 978-1899171972

This book explains how and why we should welcome sunlight back into our lives—safely! It shows how sunlight was used to prevent and cure diseases in the past, and how it can heal us and help us in the future.

Amongst The Nudists (Merrill) ISBN 978-1846641398

First published in 1931, this was the astonishing best-seller that brought nudism to the attention of millions of ordinary Americans for the first time and tempted them to try it for themselves.

The Naked Child Growing Up Without Shame (Smith / Sparks) ISBN 978-1555990015

Researchers Dennis Craig Smith and William Sparks spent over five years investigating the experiences of adults who had been brought up in an open physical environment.

Therapy, Nudity and Joy: Therapeutic Use of Nudity Through the Ages. (Goodson) ISBN 978-1555990282

The author interviewed nude patients, nudists and sex surrogates and claims that nudity works wonders for improving communication and eliminating sexual guilt and body shame.

Nudity: A Cultural Anatomy (Barcan) ISBN 978-1859738726

This book is a fascinating blend of meaningful minutiae and big philosophical questions about this most unnatural state of nature.

Nudity and Christianity (Cunningham) ISBN 978-1425975081

Jim Cunningham is an American Catholic ‘freelance theologian’ and in this book he explores all aspects of nudity and body consciousness in the context of Christian doctrine.

205 Arguments In Support Of Nudism (Bacher) (http://snipurl.com/bacher2)

This unique reference work, downloadable as an e-book free from our website in e-book form, will give you all the reasons you need to become a nudist.