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U.K. Naturist Laws
God and Nudity?
The enlightened person knows that God and
nature did not create evil minds, and neither do they create evil bodies.
The nude human body is simply flesh; any obscenity in the natural body is
entirely in the mind of the beholder. Enlightened folks are not shamed or
shocked by the naked human body. It is the dignity of nature.
The law, or at
least our interpretation, is “nudity is not vulgar, indecent, lewd or
lascivious unless it causes offense to one or more persons viewing the
nudity or unless the nudity substantially intrudes upon the rights of
What is Nudism?
start by saying that no person or organization speaks for nudism, so there can't
be any "official" answer.
There are some commonly used terms, although definitions of the terms often vary
according to who uses them. In addition, many of those who use
the terms have never thought about what they mean, in any precise sense, which
leads to using the same term to mean quite different things -- or different
terms to mean the same thing -- often in the same post.
I and others have set up
sample categories and offered sample definitions in other threads here over the
years. I won't try to repeat all that here. It would run to pages.
examples of common terms are home nudist, family nudist, & social nudist;
club nudist, beach nudist, & boondocks
nudist; organization nudist & individual nudist vacation nudist & year-round
nudist open nudist & closet nudist.
|Most countries in the world now have
officially designated nudist beaches - with some significant exceptions.
Gradually, though, public opinion is changing, and naturist lifestyles
are increasingly being seen as healthy and normal.
There will always be people for whom nudity is uncomfortable, even
sinful. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Naturists are not trying
to make everyone adopt a clothes optional lifestyle. It is an individual
decision. The benefits, however, are very real. So what are you waiting