In Spain Nudism is another of yoyr
At this time there is freedom of nudism
in any public area in Spain and no authorization
is required. Beaches, rivers, lakes,
open fields, tracks, roads, streets,
squares, parks, etc. are public areas
According to the current legislation,
nudism cannot be limited, nor sanctioned
and even less so forbidden.
Inform your naturist acquaintances about
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What is Naturism?
Naturism, often called nudism, has as many definitions
as there are naturists. The International Naturist
Federation, which represents millions of naturists
around the world, including all members of Spanish
Federation (FEN), describes it as: "A way of
life in harmony with nature characterised by
the practice of communal nudity, with the intention
of encouraging self-respect, respect for others
and for the environment."
See INF/FNI Statute.
Haz nudismo, es natural! from Projecte NUCAT on Vimeo.
Video de presentación y de explicación de lo que es el nudismo o el naturismo.
Música de Paco de Lucía, tema "Entre dos aguas".
Frequently asked questions:
What preparations should I
make before visiting a naturist resort or club?
Generally none at all, apart from those you
would normally make to go anywhere. It doesn't
take much to make yourself presentable in a
Are children likely to be shocked
by their first sight of a naturist club?
No. Children take to nudity like ducks to water.
Cases of children being upset by the sight of
nude people are extremely rare. As people grow
up, they are taught by social convention that
nudity is wrong or shocking. You are not born
with an aversion to human bodies: before the.
There's nothing inherently wrong with nudity.
Is it advisable for people
with less-than-perfect figures to join a sun
Yes - that's the whole point. Every body is
different, but naturists will like you just
as you are. It isn't in the least important
what your body is like because people accept
you in your entirety. That's all there is to
Will I have to go around naked
all the time?
Well, nudity is largely the point of naturism.
However, a club is a place where you may take
all your clothes off, not one where you must.
Women may wish to wear a bikini bottom during
periods; when the weather cools off, everyone
will cover up.
I don't think my wife and I
would have the courage to strip off our clothes
in what is, in effect, public. How would we
get over our inhibitions?
and children! Similarly, nobody expects you
to undress the minute you enter the grounds
of a naturist club on your initial visit, but
in most cases you will quickly feel the relaxed
atmosphere and see how comfortable nude people
are with one another.
Once you feel at home, which often takes only
a few minutes, you will feel free. But if you
realise that naturism is not for you, your clothes
will stay on and you will leave. In all honesty,
few can resist the call of naturism once they
have experienced it.
Do men ever become aroused
during their first visit?
This is an age-old question among people who
have not experienced naturism. Nudity in sun
clubs is not sexually stimulating, and being
naked in a social environment for the first
time will give you plenty else to think about.
If this is your worry, try it - you'll be OK.
What will people say when they
find I'm a naturist?
They won't unless you choose to tell them.
Other naturists are, of course, fully understanding
and would want to protect your enjoyment of
naturism rather than jeopardise it. People are
usually interested in the subject, and naturism
is something to be proud of.
When I told my friend I was
visiting a naturist club, he was shocked and
hinted that I would be mixing with undesirables.
Is that right?
Naturists cover the complete range - singles,
partners, married couples . . . Most clubs are
family orientated, and usually you will see
parents with children from babies upwards with
There is nothing to offend even the most sensitive
soul, and your friend is speaking without knowledge
and has assumed wrongly that nudity must mean
amorality. You only need to visit a club, beach
or leisure centre evening to see what sort of
people naturists are, and the pursuits we enjoy.
Your friend couldn't be further from the truth.
Can I expect any real health
benefits from naturism?
Yes, if you go to a naturist place you can
get fit just enjoying the facilities: swimming
and all the other games and sports. It's much
more enjoyable than a gym as it doesn't feel
like an effort or a chore. You will also benefit
from the general air of relaxation and freedom
Isn't it dangerous to do certain
things without the protection of clothes?
Yes, it is, which is why the sensible naturist
dresses when doing certain jobs, or in cold
weather, and is aware of the dangers of sunburn.
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C'est quoi, le naturisme?
Le Naturisme est un mode de vie en harmonie
avec la nature, exprimé dans une nudité communautaire,
practiquée dans le respect de sol. des personnes
ayant des opinions différentes et de l'envirnnment.
Was ist Naturismus?
Naturismus ist eine Lebensart in Harmonie mit
der Natur. Sie kommt zum Ausdrck in der gemeinschaftichen
Nacktheit, verbunden mit Selbstachtung, sowie
Respektierung der Andersdenkenden und der Umwelt.
Was is Naturisme?
Het naturisme is een levenswijze in harmonie
net natuur; het wordt gekenmerkt door gemeenschappelijke
naaktheid die ais doel heeft het bervorderen
van zelfrespect, respect voor de medemens en
eerbied voor natuur en milieu.