Guest Nudist Blog “New Nudism” by KFFB – Kingston Frontenac Free Body Society

We often see posts from established, traditional naturist organizationslamenting the lack of younger members and, at times, forecasting the imminent passing of naturism unless something is done about it.
Perhaps this is an excellent time to look at what established clubs, groups and parks can perform to support and encourage , younger members.
Support Naked Friendly Clothing-Discretionary Public Places
We understand very few young people who got into naturism and naturism by saying “you know, I think we should drive to to hang out naked with people who have nothing in common with us.” A much more common scenario is that there happens to be a clothing-optional beach nearby that’s a good place to hang out, or someone indicates skinny-dipping one hot night on a camping trip and it becomes the norm for the week. Just once this type of thing is becoming common do folks start considering making naturism part of the escape from daily life.
People only go to naturist campgrounds, parks and resorts once they are already convinced that it’s wise. That first introduction needs to occur in a casual, comfortable, youth-friendly public space – Wreck Beach in Vancouver is perhaps the continent’s best case – where comfort zones can be corrected slowly, incrementally, without pressure.
Without a significant number of exceptional free, public clothing-optional sites to introduce new folks to the nudie life, private parks will indeed begin to die off.
New Nudism – A public skinny dipping place in upstate NY
New Nudism: Encourage Naturist and Naturist Values
Equality. Regard. Honesty. Living in harmony with nature. Open-mindedness towards new ideas. A community completely free of crime.
These things are in one’s heart of what naturism is about, and they are very relevant – and quite appealing – to the millennial generation. The clothing-optional nature of the resulting environment is an all-natural result of these values.
Sometimes, though, the more profound and more important aspects of naturism get forgotten, and you’re left with only “that park where everyone’s naked.” That can work for a short while, but the most successful naturist places consistently have a powerful focus on their core purpose and values.
New Nudism: Comprehend Cultural Differences
The psychological must belong, to fit in, is an important part of the human head. Usually, millennials don’t feel like they fit in with baby boomers. The age difference is frequently not that huge of a deal, but the cultural and socioeconomic differences can be overwhelming.
These differences are not only about superficial things like musical taste or popular fads; issues like that have been causing generation gaps for centuries. Whether you consider this view to be more true or less accurate, it has an undeniable chilling effect on cross-generational connections.
If an environment is dominated by baby boomer culture, then (whether unclothed or textile) it doesn’t attract twenty- and thirty somethings in any significant numbers. Businesses expecting to attract a younger generation need to recongize that these cultural differences are a make or break factor. It is not mandatory to chase away the elderly bunch, needless to say, but there do have to be events, actions and facilities appropriate for the demographic a club is striving to pull.
New Nudism: Comprehend the Economic Situation
Consider a naturist park that charges a grounds fee of $20 per man each day, plus $5 per person per night to camp. For a couple to spend a weekend here, they’re looking at $90 plus tax merely for accessibility to the park, plus perhaps 200 to 300 km of driving – another $70 to $100, at typical cheap-student-car running costs – to get there and back. While a $200 weekend might seem quite realistic to someone with a good income, land ownership and a pension plan, it’s a prohibitive sum to some graduate student or a retail worker who’s already struggling to afford rent, bills and groceries.