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65 arguments for nudism (FKK - Free Body Culture)

Nudism is often more convenient and practical than clothing

  1. There are times when clothing is physically uncomfortable. Nudity, on the other hand, is often much more convenient and comfortable.

  2. For many activities, nudity is often far more practical than clothing.

  3. Clothing restricts movement, and encumbers the athlete.

Studies done by the West German Olympic swim team showed that even swimsuits slow down a swimmer.

 Nudism increases metal health

  1. Many psychologists say that clothing is an extension of ourselves and a part of our personality. The clothes we wear are an expression of who we are. Casual nudity, therefore represents an attitude which is comfortable with the self as it is in its most basic state, without modification or deceit.

  2. Clothes-compulsiveness locks us into a constant battle between individuality and conformity of dress. Nudity frees us from this anxiety, by fostering a climate of comfortable individuality without pretense.

  3. The practice of the naturism is a liberating experience. By deciding, in the presence of others to be naked including members of the other sex, the naturist puts down also the whole social load, which accompanies with the nakedness taboo.

  4. The naturist hides nothing. They havenít much stress as the people, wearing clothes.

  5. Clothes hides the natural variety of the human body. If people will never confronted with nudity, they grow up with unrealistic expectations and misconceptions of the human body and apply their conceivability's from other sources like TV.

  6. Clothes are hiding the body and theyíre creating mysteries and unaware about natural processes of the human body like pregnancy, young age and the aging process. Children (and adults) who are in nudist communities growing up are not worried about these natural processes.

Clothing and shame Ė some observations

  1. Children are not ashamed of being naked naturally. Their parents teach them to be ashamed of being naked.

  2. Itís a cultural assumption that clothes are necessary because they are popular. But not all cultures think so and some members of our culture, donít think so either.

  3. Some ethic tribes are still living naked, without shame. They only start to shame about themselves, when they get contact with the modern world.

  4. Even in northern america nudity was common in some tribes before the european arrived.

Nudism raise sexual health

  1. Nudity it isnít erotic by itself and nudity in mixed groups isnít sexual. Sexuality is deliberately and is has nothing do to with clothes.

  2. Nudists in a group are sexual healthier and mostly more intimate with their bodies than other people, that contributes to a normal and relaxed tenor about sexuality.

  3. Studies resulted that naturists rarely involved in illegitimate sex, incest and rape than non-naturists.

  4. Studies Resulted that countries with less complexes (in relation to nudity) have less abortions.

  5. Clothes raise sexual riddles and further unhealthy sexual fantasies

  6. Complete and natural nakedness stands in glaring contrast to the artificial half pornography of the mode industry.

  7. By carrying up-attractive clothes (e.g. bikini) often directs one the attention toward the hidden ranges (genital organs) and arouses so the sexual interest.

  8. Many psychologists believe that by carrying remarkable clothes the sexual interest is only aroused and/or provoked. Sometimes this can lead to problems.

  9. Partial clothing is sexually substantially more energizing than full nakedness.

  10. Moderate clothing - particularly if it is forced - excites sexual interest and sexual desires.

  11. Half nakedness (without upper section) manufactures an unhealthy curiosity on chests as sexual objects.

  12. Nudist sunbathing is the anti-thesis of pornography.

  13. Pornography was defined as the attempt to exercise power over nature. The pornography is in most cases expression of sexual power of men over women in our culture. By FKK you learn natural handling to the other sex (female or male).

  14. refusal and suppression of nakedness heat the pornography up in its different forms. If the naked human body is regarded of the society as normal, the Porno industry will not be any more able, itself to marked out.

  15. Many psychologists believe that it can come by the suppression of a healthy sexualitaet to more act of violence.

Free Body Culture promotes physical health

  1. Clothes prevent many natural purposes of the skin. For example repelling humidity, fast drying, breathing and the feeling to notice the world in a special way.

  2. Nakedness under the sun promotes the general health and energizes the production of vitamin D, which is essential for a strong immune system among other things for the Calcium absorption. It promotes likewise the growth of strong bones, which are important for children particularly.

  3. Strong clothes can cause health problems, by obstructing the natural river of the blood.

  4. Clothes can accommodate illness causing bacteria and yeasts (particularly in underwear and sport clothes).

  5. The medical research resulted in that carrying of clothes is connected such as dangerous mosquitoes and lice or other pathogens with an increased susceptibility for bites and passes by animals, which can hide themselves or get caught in textiles.

  6. Clothes hide the natural beauty of the human body.

  7. Clothes make often the appearance of humans older. Remarkable or tasteless clothes make humans ugly.

  8. A much larger occurrence of smell causing bacteria is promoted by carrying clothes.

  9. Nakedness promotes the social equality. Naked we are all the same. By abolishing clothes also the social classes and the people do not disappear show up, how they are real, like it to seem want.

Free Body Culture is healthy for the family

  1. Research showed that children, who grow up in a Naturist family are more natural usually self-assured, more self-confidently than non--naturists. They are with their bodies and familiar with their sexuality.

  2. Children, who grow up in a Naturist world, see that the natural body changes are, like for example puberty, pregnancy and aging are part of a natural process. They also have unnecessary thoughts as children, where nakedness and the natural development of the human body are hidden by clothes.

  3. The research has shown that in that countries with fewer reservations against nakedness and sexuality generally have lower teenage pregnancy.

  4. Millions of mothers are kept from breast-feeding their children in public, although both the child and the mother often are healthier and more pleasant.

Free Body Culture supports the struggle and fight for the liberty of the women

  1. The suppression of a healthy female nakedness heats up the pornography as well as the Porn industry.

  2. Pornography limits the possibility of women of participating or in other way of being informally naked in healthy, naked recovery. Nudist sunbathing breaks the power of the pornography over women.

  3. The fight for liberty should promote the citizen rights for women - not the license for Pornography.

  4. Clothes customs and laws contributed historically to the suppression of women.

For example in the mid 19th century, a narrow waist was held for an indication by beauty. I order to to achieve this standard squeezed women in Corsets, which restricted the stomach (and other internal organs) and pressed inward and upward. They made breathing and the admission of food to the women substantially  more difficult. In addition women carried as far as fifteen layers under their long skirts.

  1. Free Body Culture is a celebration of the natural human body, free from artificialness (chest implants etc..). It has the ideals of a natural, simple and environmentally friendly way of life.

  2. Clothes cut us off from nature, by restraining the abilities of the skin to notice the environment

  3. The physical barrier of clothes strengthens the psychological barriers, which separate us from nature.

Clothe requirements are arbitrary and contradictory

  1. Clothes standards are contradictory.

People in bikinis and/or trunks are accepted at beaches and even admired, elsewhere however, for example in a department store they are not tolerated.

  1. Clothes regulations are based arbitrarily and irrationally on the sex.

Up to the year 1920 female knees and shins in western cultures were considered erotic. The Japanese considered the back of the neck of a woman erotic and contemporary Middle East cultures hide the face of the woman. During the Gulf War (1991) female U.S. Army personal was forbidden to that revealing their arms since it would insult the allied Saudis. Women (however not men) were forced to carry in sengender heat full army clothes.

Free Body Culture grows with the acceptance

  1. Free Body Culture Vacations are an important part of tourism in many countries.

In the year 1983 made about 2 million humans vacation in FKK clubs and at beaches in France. According to the president for the nudist sunbathing and camping department of the Yugoslav tourist association FKK holiday-makers constituted 25% of the entire foreign tourism.

  1. Nudity in foreign media is more everyday.

For example from of Brazil, the most popular TV programs, Pantanal often contains nudity. A survey was accomplished by a local newspaper, found out that 83% the audience accepted the naked scenes. An inquiry of the university of Sao Paulo in June 1990 counted 145 broadcasts per week of nudity on the television.

  1. Numbers of members in Naturist organizations increase. The numbers of members in the American Association for Nude Recreation exceeded the 40.000 mark. (in the year 1992 there was only 15,000 and in 1995 rose the number to 46.000) according to a study, which was assigned by the trade association for nude recreation, the participation in naturism grows at present by approximately 20% per year.

  2. The tourism industry discovered that it benefits their economic interest to accept clothes free travelers.

Historical support for the nudist sunbathing

  1. At the beginning of the Greek civilization, nudity was very common everyday.

For example the athletes were nude in the Olympic games.

  1. Roman citizens, including the early Christians, bathed up to 4th  Century together nude in the public baths. nudity was normal also in other parts of the old Roman society.

  2. The writings in former times Christians such as Irenaeus and Tertullian made it clear that they did not have ethical reservations against joint nakedness.

  3. Nudity was fairly common in the medieval Renaissance times, particularly in the public baths and within the family association.

  4. Even in the Victorian era, nude bathing in the sea everyday and in music halls there were often nude models as living Sculptures.

  5. Few only know that bathing suits, how we know them today are a relatively new concept. The conception of having to carry special clothes when swimming is hardly one century old.

  6. Few only know that bathing suits, how we know them today, are a relatively new concept. The conception of having to carry special clothes when swimming is hardly one century old.

In Classical antiquity swimming and bathing was most often done nude. In some settings coverings were used. In various cultural traditions one swims, if not in the nude, in a version in suitable material of a garment or undergarment commonly worn on land.

  1. Today there are still public places, where nakedness, apart from local tradition or custom, is an accepted practice.

  2. Nudity was used often historically as symbol of protest or of rebellion against suppression.

Historical origins of the suppression of nakedness

  1. Repression was morality of church and state, in order to exercise control of otherwise free citizens.

  2. Repressive morality often tried, not only the nudity, but in general to control.

  3. Nudity was primarily censored and banned in order to avoid the more difficult task to administer it.


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* FreikŲrperkultur (FKK) is a German movement whose name translates to Free Body Culture. It endorses a naturist approach to sports and community living. Behind that is the joy of the experience of nature or also on being nude itself, without direct relationship to sexuality. The followers of this culture are called traditional naturists, FKK'ler, or nudists Read More...

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