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overall, four out of five Americans do not object to naked sunbathing on beaches as long as

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there are indications sufficiently shown, notifying the public that the beach is clothing optional.
However, men still approve nude beaches more easily than girls do, even though
support for nude sunbathing and skinny dipping among girls has increased from 65% in

Americans, has participated in skinny dipping or some other kind of nude recreation in combined
Firm. While this study is just one of its sort, the complete results suggest that Americans
are slowly coming around and are becoming more open toward nudism in social
settings.(NEF Roper Survey 2000). The membership at The American Association for Nude
Recreation (AANR) was 40,000, in 1992 an increase of 15,000 members in just five years
and by the late nineties its membership exceeded 50,000.1 Another study conducted by the
Trade Association for Nude Recreation indicates that participation in social nudism is
Now growing at the rate of20% each year. 2

USA TODAY's Gregg Zoroya conducted an interview with Lee Baxandall, the
When inquired
about nudism in the U.S. today, Baxandall eagerly answered that nude recreation is becoming
more clearly understood and more widely taken by Americans, as well as nudists and
non-nudists, and that state and federal legislators as well as local politicians are now
Starting to see the monetary benefits to communities. She especially cites two instances: the
approval of making Haulover County Strand in Miami, Florida, clothes optional; and
government approval for the growth of a bare resort at Desert Shadows Inn of Palm
Springs, California. In worked closely with the Naturists, creating
Favorable communities. Zoroya went on to ask Baxandall about the trajectory of people
attitudes toward nudism. Baxandall replied that Americans tend to be quite receptive these
days to numerous things, including nude recreation. She stated that the variety of naked
beaches continues to increase throughout America, and now there departs over 100
private naturist resorts across the country. In including Michigan and
Minnesota, the naturist resorts stay open year round. Florida and Texas have roller skating
rinks and bowling alleys accommodating Naturist groups too.
Zoroya also inquired Baxandall if young folks were interested in the Naturist
lifestyle. Baxandall responded that entire, Naturism is growing in approval at all age levels.
Nonetheless, she acknowledges that the adolescent years through early adulthood lacks behind
other age groups most probably due to issues concerning their bodies. Baxandall also says
that even though nudism is gaining popularity in America, the lifestyle
remains way below the degree of acceptance that Europeans keep. She goes on to say that
there is a strong correlation between social nudism and lower incidences of teen pregnancies

who disfavor nudism don't find the connection.
Nude Recreation continues to bring awesome members and united, absolute over 75,000
Folks. Yet, she goes on to say that this number by no means reflects the absolute number
of folks participating in nude recreation today. pertains to what is the biggest "danger" Naturists face now.
In answering that question, Baxandall answers, " It (nudism), is not any different than the danger
to any of our freedoms. It lies in giving up to the small, vocal minorities that would visit

their values and beliefs on us. We cannot enable these groups to dictate just one right way
to live. It's our apathy that enables the intolerance to win over positive or benign personal
Liberties ." 3

Chapter V
Individuals Who Participate in Nudism/Nudism

What kinds of individuals engage in Nudism/Nudism? The answer to this question is
Fairly simple. All types of individuals, including married couples, families and singles, from
various backgrounds, social classes (white collar, blue collar), and professions (Doctors,
bankers, teachers, attorneys, postal workers etc.), enjoy social nudism. Most Naturists are
Well educated, registered voters and have powerful religious perspectives. Although all Naturists
share the common beliefs the human body is dignified and worthy of reverence, the
Advantages of nudism varies from person to person. For some, nudism is a kind of relaxation
and stress alleviation in a natural state in an all-natural surrounding enabling for a deeper link
with the earth. Others experience development in self-esteem and body image and find
that social relationships are more important as they're based on character instead of
wealth, social status, or physical appearance.

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