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The Naturist Society's 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.



2014 Nude Recreation Interview with our very own Nicky Hoffman!


About The Naturist Society

At one time or another, most of us probably have wondered what it’s like to stroll down a sunkissed beach clothed in nothing but a smile. It seems so inviting, so liberating...so natural.

Maybe you think that's something other people do. But you know what? Those of us in The Naturist Society (TNS) are those "other people"—and chances are we’re a lot like you.

Our thousands of members from across the U.S., Canada and beyond come from all walks of life. Single people, families, and retirees; teachers, construction workers, clerks and computer programmers; globe-trotters and homebodies... it doesn’t matter. If you share our underlying principle—body acceptance through nude recreation — you’re already a naturist at heart.

Maybe that’s why you’ve chosen this site. You’re curious about social nudity, but don’t know much about it. Maybe you skinny-dipped years ago and want to try it again. Or perhaps you just don’t like wearing clothes and wonder if there are like-minded people out there.

Whether you dream of carefree Caribbean islands, elegant European spas, backcountry hiking and hot springs, family-friendly resorts, or scenic beaches close to home, you’ve come to the right place. TNS can put you in touch with naturist opportunities across town and around the world.

Why? For the fun of it, of course. But that's not the whole story. At TNS we take the issue of body acceptance seriously. We view the nude human form for what it is: a gift of nature, dignified and worthy of respect, regardless of shape, size, age or hue.

To see why others have joined the Naturist Society's family please take a look at the following video testimonials:

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If you agree with our mission, TNS is for you. As a TNS member, you'll be part of a community that has been actively promoting and protecting naturism for more than 20 years (for the complete TNS story, see the TNS HISTORY). Founded by naturist pioneer Lee Baxandall in 1980, TNS has always focused on naturism at the grassroots level. In other words, ours is a membership organization that takes its members seriously.

Body acceptance is the idea...Nude recreation is the way.