Nudist groups around the world celebrate National Nude Day by going “au natural.”
Nudism is the act of practising nudity, or arguing for the right to. Most—although certainly not all—nudism occurs on private or specially designated property. While not all nudists share the same philosophy, many espouse the belief that the human body is inherently beautiful, and that clothes enforce artificial, and destructive, social mores.
What could be more natural?
National Nude Day Activities
1. Join a local AANR club
The American Association for Nude Recreation has hundreds of chapters which allow nudists to met and practice.
2. Read some Elton Raymond Shaw
Elton Raymond Shaw was a groundbreaking methodist churchman and naturist, who wrote extensively on the subject of societal taboos.
3. Practice some heliotherapy
Many believe the sun's rays have many healing properties. A day out in the sun au natural may help your body as well as your mind!
Why We Love National Nude Day
A. It's certainly cooler!
July 14th is the height of summer, so what could feel better than shedding the outer layers and cooling off the old fashioned way?
B. It's older than you think
While the origins of National Nude Day are unknown the practice of nudism—revolving around the philosophy of naturalism—is thousands of years old. Alexander the Great encountered wandering bands of naked holy-men in the 4th century BC!
C. You have plenty of options
America alone contains hundreds of nudist beaches. Make sure you research your intended spot on the American Association for Nude Recreation website to celebrate so you don't break any laws!