The American Association for Nude Recreation (used to be called ASA) one of the two major American naturist associations (see also TNS)
The American Sunbathing Association - old name of the AANR
Publication of the AANR
Canoeing in the nude
The Central Council for British Naturism
Antiquated term for naturist clubs/resort.
A term for a first-time naturist referencing the lack of colour on their buttocks.
Federation of Canadian Naturists - Canadian naturist association which together with the FQN represents Canada in the INF.
Fédération Française de Naturisme - French naturist association.
Freikörperkultur - Old German term for naturism.
A beach which is used by naturists where nudity is at least tolerated by the authorities. These beaches have often become free as a result of long term use even if no official designation has been made by the government.
The Fédération Québecoise de Naturisme - Naturist association for Québec which together with the FCN represents Canada in the INF.
From the Greek word "Gymnos" meaning "naked". Used to form other words.
Naked philosopher in ancient India, of a religion closely related to the Jains. Also a rare term for naturist.
The International Federation of Naturists - International naturist organization which brings together over 30 member countries' national organizations. Based in Belgium.
Publication of the FCN.
Freedom from vanity or excessive pride. It has also come to mean hiding parts of your body. While some people dress to show off their bodies, naturists just like to BE nude. They are not nude in order to show off their bodies.
Nude & Natural - The magazine of TNS
Naturist Action Committee - An American association which monitors and lobbies the various levels of government on naturist issues.
Naturism is a way of life in harmony with nature characterized by the practice of communal nudity, with the intention of encouraging self-respect for others and for the environment.
One who practices Naturism. (not to be confused with Naturalist)
A type of club/group which does not have facilities of its own. Instead, members either travel to existing naturist clubs/resort or rent facilities for naturist activities.
Older term for naturism used mostly in North America.
One who practices Nudism.
USENET newsgroup on the internet whose subject is naturism. While this was once the best resource of naturist information on the internet, it has fallen into disfavour due to misuse.
The modifier used by naturists when referring to non-naturist things. (e.g. textile beach. Also, "They are textiles"-"They are non-naturists")
The Naturist Society one of the two major American naturist associations (see also AANR).
The preferred term for what is commonly referred to as topless. Created as a result of the undesirable association between toplessness and strip bars.
Western Canadian Association for Nude Recreation - a regional division of the AANR.
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The Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN) and the Fédération québécoise de naturisme (FQN) share the Canadian membership in the International Naturist Federation (INF), which has its world headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium.