Welcome…The World of Naturism Awaits
The Naturist Society is a membership organization first and foremost. If you enjoy skinny-dipping, nude sunbathing, or that feeling of freedom while nude, then TNS membership is for you. Join TNS today and let your membership card serve as your passport to nude adventures.
The term naturist means different things to different people. To some, it suggests a carefully considered way of life-a philosophy, no less. To others it's nothing more than a day at the nude beach.
Membership in The Naturist Society offers an opportunity to learn more about the fascinating world of naturism, its history and philosophy right along with the challenges and opportunities.
Whether you view naturism as a way of life or a form of recreation, join TNS and experience naturism in all its variety.
To see why others have joined the Naturist Society's family please take a look at the following video testimonials on our About page or view on You Tube. If you're still not convinced see what other Benefits await you as a TNS member!
Our Mission Statement
The mission of The Naturist Society is to promote body acceptance through clothing-optional recreation using the tools of education and community outreach.
The Naturist Society views clothing-optional recreation as essential to body acceptance. Through clothing-optional recreation, participants, be they individuals, couples or families, learn to appreciate the diversity of body types and gain a better understanding and acceptance of their own bodies.
Catching up with Nicky - TNS owner, N magazine editor and publisher.
It’s hard to get motivated about anything when the snow is blowing and the wind is howling outside your office window. But then there are bright spots like the eagles that perch in the tree outside our office window almost every day, and our upcoming trip to Florida to first swim with the manatees and then attend the Midwinter Naturist Festival at Sunsport Gardens. It must be warmer in Florida, right?
Naturists…Bare All. At least that’s what we’re telling everyone for our 2014 Gatherings & Festivals. Check out the Events Page on our web site, pick a date that’s compatible with your schedule, and come visit us at one of the gatherings or festivals this year. There’s sure to be something at one of these events that will make it a worthwhile and inspiring week or weekend for each and every one of you.
I’ve been talking with some gathering attendees from last year and we’re coming up with a few ideas for new and exciting workshops and fun activities. Have you sent in your idea yet? If not send it to me at email@example.com. If you have an idea, but can’t lead the workshop, that’s okay too. I’ll try to find a volunteer who can lead it. I’m looking forward to our gatherings this year and hope you are too.
Our 2014 Naturist Society Calendar sold very well this year. Thanks to all of you for your support. It helps us make the decision on whether we should offer them again next year. The photos are beautiful, and who doesn’t need a calendar? If you hurry I may be able to scrounge one up for you!
Looking forward to connecting with many of you at a gathering this summer. Make sure you come up and say hi.
Here's to a healthy and happy 2014.
Nude & Natural - The magazine of Naturist Living
Single issues of the 32, 31, and 29 series of Nude & Natural magazine are now available online at our Skinny-Dipper Shop!
To view and shop click HERE or call us at 800-886-7230 Monday - Friday 8 to 5 and we'll be happy to help!
N, The Magazine of Naturist Living (aka Nude & Natural) takes you inside the fascinating world of naturism with incisive commentary and analysis, solid reporting, and naturist-friendly but always tasteful photography. Travel stories, club and resort updates, naturist politics and culture, N has it all.
A subscription to N magazine is just one of the many benefits you will receive when you join TNS.
Even though we just published the winter issue of N, this month's article Roger's Rules - Rising Sun Farms is all about Wisconsin's bountiful summers. If you've ever dreamed of working on a clothing-optional farm, or you're a college student looking for some extra cash this summer you may have just found your match. PDF
Naturist Society founder Lee Baxandall
TNS founder Lee Baxandall's first skinny-dipping experiences were as a young Boy Scout camping in Twin Lakes Reservation in Wisconsin. After receiving his master's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Baxandall moved to New York, where he became active writing, translating, and critiquing plays. He also applied his writing skills to producing books on the arts, psychology, and politics. His political activism at this time prepared him for his interest in naturism to come. To read more about the history of The Naturist Society click HERE.
CLICK to see a photo gallery of Lee.
Together We Can Grow Naturism
"Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." - Vince Lombardi
Did you know that when you become a member of The Naturist Society, shop the Skinny-Dipper, volunteer your time, or donate money to naturist causes you become a part of an inclusive and caring community that has been promoting and protecting naturism for more than 30 years?
Today, more of our beaches and public lands reserved for naturists is shrinking, making The Naturist Society's work more crucial than ever. We are not only battling to keep naturist ideals alive for future generations, but like you we are also fighting a downturn in the economy, and subsequently, membership dollars. We can't achieve our goals without the support of those that share in our passion for preserving what Lee Baxandall, and others before us have fought so hard for! With so much at stake, we hope you will consider supporting our work.
We are proud of the work we do, fighting for your right to enjoy nude recreation at beaches, resorts, hot springs and public lands, hosting naturist events on both coasts and publishing the first-class naturist magazine N but we can't do it alone. Won't you consider joining or renewing today so together we can continue to make strides in making naturism more main stream. Please MAIL, shop ONLINE, or call 800-886-7230 and become a member of our community!
If you are already a Naturist Society member please consider making a donation. Your support is appreciated and for every donation of $100 or more you will receive a Collectors Edition Commemorative Tile dedicated to Lee Baxandall. Each tile is numbered, seal coated, and hand crafted by naturist artist Joanne Sampey using "naked" white clay. Very limited quantities available!
The Saguaro Cactus, survives in a barren, dry area due to the symbiotic relationship it shares with the creatures of the desert. Birds, bats, and insects flock to the pollen of this cactis' night blooming flowers, spreading the seeds that allow for new growth. In return the cacti provide shelter and nourishment. In this way naturists and The Naturist Society are similar. Without TNS, naturists would lose many beaches to government legislation…and without the support of naturists TNS will not grow and thrive. Won't you please consider becoming a lifetime member today and support the cause!
"It gives us a great feeling knowing that The Naturist Society is doing so much to protect our rights. The ongoing challenges naturists face are vast, but by joining with TNS and their history of remarkable accomplishments, we are proud to be a small part of the much needed solutions that The Naturist Society provides." -Claudette Richard and Jim Dickey, lifetime members since 1991.
Installment options are available. Please call 800-886-7230 for details.
Visit a Nude Beach Today!
Looking to find a place to Skinny-Dip? Pick up a copy the latest edition (complete with updates and directions) of the "World's Best Nude Beaches and Resorts" or better yet, the Haulover Beach DVD & Beach Guide Combo and start nude beach dreamin' today.
Click HERE to pick up your Haulover Beach DVD & Beach Guide Combo at The Skinny Dipper Shop today!
Skinny dipping allowed at these fine nude beaches:
The Naturist Society believes that your privacy is important. We are committed to preserving your privacy and will not under any circumstances sell, trade, or rent any personal information that is collected from you.
Merchandise orders and information are shipped in a plain envelope labeled with the "N" logo and our return address. The words "nude" and "naturist" do not appear in the return address.
Information collected by The Naturist Society is stored in a secure location; access is limited to the TNS staff. Information provided to us is used solely to identify and serve the member/customer.
Personal information, including name, address, phone number, and credit card number, is encrypted using secure software. This ensures that all information passed through the Internet can only be read by our system.