Why Few Young People are no longer interested in Nudism

The nudist community has been facing some challenges in recruiting young people, as quite different from time past when they would have about 150 or more members in the 70’s and 80’s reason for the decline is quite ascertain as young people no longer have the interest for social nudism.

Most naturists are 40 and older. Practice social nudism is something that actually requires great personal freedom, financial freedom and the willingness to sacrifice other social interests in finding a nudist lifestyle and these qualities are more common in older people than in younger (because of family, work, friends textiles and financial commitments).

There are many other reasons why there are more nudists older than younger, too many and so diverse that it is difficult to give a definitive explanation. But the general consensus among naturists who write or are interviewed is that young people are much needed and sought by naturism.

Why, then, if young people are so needed, when they are involved, the older generation is usually little warm in their welcome, and seems to prefer more socialize only with people their own age?

While many nudists prefer to go without clothes whenever possible, the younger generation does not always feel comfortable with being naked around certain individuals. Some nudist resorts now selectively cater to younger individuals who prefer to be naked around those who are of the same age. Young people can first of all try visiting a nudist beach to be sure that your choice is correct and visit nudist clubs where they meet other people their own age.

One factor that may influence a young person to lose interest in nudism is the fear of making lifestyle changes. However nudism doesn't have to be all or nothing, a nude person goes to college or work. When you get back to nature and relaxing experience to enjoy life free clothes you can go to a nudist club.

Also young people tend to lose interest in becoming part of the nudist club due to their pricing models, some naturist membership community cost quite a lot to join, for instance, a weekend getaway at a naturist resort cost about $500     which is quite expensive for an average Nudist young person.

Some naturist clubs do discriminate against people with tattoo on body or genital jewelries which is common among young people of today.  While some are not just comfortable exposing their bodies to the public, probably because they feel insecured about some part of their bodies judging from the society's standard of a perfect body, this happens to the female folk especially, but they fail to understand that the nudist community don't care about your body shape or size, all they want is to establish a social community in which naturist can always socialize, build relationships amongst themselves.

In conclusion, the naturist community should endeavor to create an enabling environment that will attract young people to social nudism. They can offer subsidized charges for young people in nudist resort and club, also accept the latest social trends for young people, the older nudist can associate with the younger ones, even take them on mentorship programs. Also the naturist community should create much entertainment for young people (chance for meeting other young nudists) as this will attract them more to the naturist community.


Top Nudist Resorts In Australia

Going on vacation is all about escaping the stresses of everyday life and feeling as though you are free for a week or two. What better way to feel totally free than to spend time at a spot where clothing is optional? If you are a nudist of Australia, and planning a nude vacation, you have a number of different nudist resorts to choose from. What follows is not a complete list by any stretch of the imagination, but these are among the best of the resorts that you can visit on your travels.

Sunland Holiday Village, Robe, South Australia
If you want to go nude on vacation and also spend a little time by the ocean, this is the place to go. The Sunland Holiday Village is the only nudist resort in Australia that is by the ocean, which is why it is also one of the most popular. The resort itself is a caravan park, but it is beautifully appointed and has some excellent facilities on offer for the guests. The highlight for most, though, is the 1.3km stretch of golden sand along the ocean front.


Taylorwood Resort, Whitesundays, Queensland
While nudists are quite happy to stroll around free from clothing, there is some concern that some visitors to resorts may simply be there to ogle. If you are among that group, then you may want to consider the Taylorwoods Resort, as it is very strictly for couples only. This is the ideal place for first-time nudists to visit, as the resort prides itself on a comfortable, safe, laid back environment.

Twin Falls Resort, Ellenborough, NSW
While nudist resorts are often sold as beach resorts, it’s not everyone who necessarily wants to laze by the water all day long. The Twin Falls Resort is the perfect place for those looking for a little bit of outdoor adventure fun on their vacation. The surrounding rainforest has a number of great trails to explore, and the location is perfect for those looking to do a little bushwalking. The accommodations run the gamut from campground spots to sumptuous B&B style room and board.

Jajarawong Naturist Retreat, Yandoit, Victoria

If you are visiting one of the major cities in Australia, you may find it tough to find a spot where you can fully shed your clothes for a couple of days. Those of you planning to spend time in Melbourne will be happy to hear that there is a great nudist resort located about 20 minutes outside of the city. You will feel as though you are far from the crowded city streets, though, as this resort sits on about 30 hectares of stunning land. There are campsites and cabins on offer here, making it a great place to either spend your entire vacation, or to pop in and visit for a day or two.

There are plenty of other great nudist resort options in Australia for you to choose from, so do a little research beforehand to see which one best suits your specific needs.


Naked and… On TV

TV shows featuring naked contestants seem to be popping up quite a bit lately. And in all honesty that isn't a bad thing. These kind of shows have been on the air for some time now in countries overseas but is becoming some of the fastest and highest rated shows on TV today.

But has anyone ever stopped to think that people have been living their lives as nudists since before television has even been around? Maybe nudists have been right all along? These are people who realize and understand the freedom and social liberties that they are afforded while practicing nudism. The mainstream norm is to cover up our bodies, not just with clothes but with “fashion,” This is for obvious reasons, such as protection against the elements and the spread of potential germs.

But if you were to ask somebody to strip down to their bare skin, it tends to go much deeper than just covering up. Our society has become unappreciative of who we are, and have turned our focus towards what we have. We tend to hide behind clothing and make-up and because we're not comfortable with ourselves. People who live the nudist lifestyle are forced to be content with themselves and isn't that what we all want? We all want to be seen for the individuals that we are and for what's on the inside. We want our significant others to see the same. Couples need to love each other for who they are to make it through life together. So with that being said, in true entertainment form, why not create a TV show that forces people to be comfortable with themselves by making them strip down to their birthday suite and try and find true love?

“Dating Naked” (airing on VH1) is one of these new shows helping people find love. As you can imagine this show features a group of people on a beautiful island, with no clothes, who are hoping to leave with a partner. When they go off the show they go back home to living the normal lives with or without someone from the island. Yes, the show promotes people being more comfortable with their bodies but it does not mean that people who live a nudist lifestyle will join the show to find nudist partner. At the end of the day is just a dating show for non-nudist people who are looking to get a taste of reality TV. In no way, shape, or form does this show help anybody in the nudism community find true love.

Here's where the separation comes in between someone who practices nudism and someone who's just enjoying being on a reality TV show with the word “Naked” in it. To be a nudist is to have a lifestyle and an overall thinking of how we portray each other. It's the freedom of knowing that they are truly comfortable with themselves regardless of what is on their bodies. If you were to ask most people how they felt being naked in front of others, their responses would be drastically different then if the same question was asked of a nudist. Having TV shows like this definitely address the problem society has with body image. It helps focus on the realness of people and how they feel interact and develop over the course of time in relation to one another. But this does not address or promote living a nudist lifestyle. It briefly touches on the concepts, however gives no further insight on truly living as a nudist.

All of these “Naked” shows are great for entertainment purposes and again definitely touch on some key issues that nudist have had right all along, but they are not intended to engage the true nudism community.