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Naturists seriously need local naturist organizations

Naturism in the U. S. is not doing well, especially in comparison to how it is in western European countries, such as France, Spain, Germany, England, and even Croatia. Much of the problem is due to outdated cultural attitudes towards nudity. These bad attitudes, however, are not being adequately countered by U. S. naturists and their organizations. Consequently, many if not most naturists feel they have to be secretive about their enjoyment of nudity. And that secrecy, in turn, prevents naturism from thriving as it should.

What follows is an examination of the problem and what could be done to deal effectively with it.

Found this NaturistPlace Blog   I agree with its take declining naturist participation and on the need for local nudist groups.

https://www.naturistplace.com/theblog/2021/05/21/naturists-seriously-need-local-naturist-organizations/
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Re: Naturists seriously need local naturist organizations. Naturist Blog.
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2022, 11:43:36 PM »
Interesting post, Bob.
I'm not so sure the inference that naturism in the non-USA countries mentioned is on the up and up.
Anybody have better info on the subject?
It has seen something of a renaissance during lockdown when there was a large increase in BN membership applications reported in the press.  This may be what the article is referring to.   There were also a report or two on how home naturism was increasing during lockdown as there wasn't anything to get dressed for and people were discovering the body freedom.  But I suspect the trend is transient.  Evidently the French are much more keen on it and it is endemic in German society, I read, but is it on the increase there I wonder?  JMF - you might have better information?
Lets hope the lockdown increase continues and more people take up being naked.
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Re: Naturists seriously need local naturist organizations. Naturist Blog.
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2022, 06:06:03 PM »
Interesting post, Bob.
It has seen something of a renaissance during lockdown when there was a large increase in BN membership applications reported in the press.  This may be what the article is referring to.   There were also a report or two on how home naturism was increasing during lockdown as there wasn't anything to get dressed for and people were discovering the body freedom.  But I suspect the trend is transient.  Evidently the French are much more keen on it and it is endemic in German society, I read, but is it on the increase there I wonder?  JMF - you might have better information?
Lets hope the lockdown increase continues and more people take up being naked.
John

The blog article was written almost a year ago so much of the recent increase in naturism in Europe is likely reported after.   He is right that nudists need to be more public and active in our home areas.  The increased number in BN and other European countries is a good sign. 
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Re: Naturists seriously need local naturist organizations. Naturist Blog.
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2022, 07:14:35 PM »
An ex-girlfriend used to appear at outside events like music fests, etc. and would hand out fliers. There would then be a booth, often to back it all up. She was promoting vegan eating. It seemed to be making progress.
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