2014 marks the 50th anniversary of British Naturism (BN), the UK’s national organisation for Naturism. It’s going to be a busy year, with special events – and we’re already looking forward to the next 50!
Back in 1964, British Naturism was formed by a merger of the British Sunbathing Association and the Federation of British Sun Clubs who realised that one strong national organisation presented far more opportunities than having two separate bodies with similar purposes and aims.
Today, BN is a vibrant national organisation which promotes the amazing, healthy and liberating Naturist lifestyle, enjoyed by millions of people in the UK. As well as promoting the undeniable benefits of healthy social nudity, which encourage wellbeing, a positive body image and boost confidence, BN also works hard to campaign for greater acceptance of our way of life. Our campaigns have tackled some serious issues, such as the increase in prudery, orchestrated by a vocal minority, which impact on us and which can also affect many in society at large.
Across the UK we’ve got a variety of great events and there’s truly something for everyone, from the nervous newcomer to the seasoned ‘old hand’ – We’re especially encouraging people who have never tried Naturism to get out there and give it a go. Never before have there been so many exciting ways to get involved and we know that when people experience it for themselves they love it – in fact many Naturists cite their first experience as ‘life-changing’ and throw away their swimming costumes for good!