Some people like it because it gives them a sense of bodily acceptance and for other people it just feels good. Many contemporary naturists and naturist organizations advocate that the practice of social nudity should not be linked to sexual activity. Some recent studies show that naturism can help increase self-esteem and, therefore, also have a positive impact on having a well-balanced sexuality. For various social, cultural and historical reasons, the lay public, the media and many contemporary naturists and their organizations have or present a simplified view of the relationship between naturism and sexuality.
Current research has begun to explore this complex relationship. Each country has its own type of naturism, and even each club has its own special character, since we, human beings, each have our own character that is reflected in our environment. A naturist resort is, for a European, a private property with accommodation and facilities where naturism is the norm. The Helio-Marin Centre in Vendays Montalivet, Aquitaine, France (the first naturist complex, established in 1950); the naturist village of Charco del Palo in Lanzarote (Canary Islands); Vera Playa in Spain; and Vritomartis Resort in Greece are examples.
Albert and Christine Lecocq were active members of many of these clubs, but they left after disagreements and in 1944 they founded the Club du Soleil with members in 84 cities. Four years later they founded the Fédération Française de Naturisme (FFN); in 1949 they created the magazine Vie au Soleil; and in 1950 they opened the CHM Montalivet, the first naturist holiday resort in the world, where the INF was formed. In 1977, Michel Vaïs, who had experienced European naturism in Montalivet, founded the Fédération Québécoise de Naturisme (FQN) in Quebec. In 1985, the Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN) was formed with the support of the FQN.
In 1988, the FQN and the FCN formed the FQN-FCN Union as the official representative of Canada in the International Naturist Federation. Magazines in the second group and, occasionally, in the third group, feature naturist editorials and advertisements. While some naturists argue about which magazines fell into each of these categories, these opinions may change as publishers and publishers change. Many clubs and groups have benefited from magazines that, although they are not exclusively or even predominantly naturist in nature, have made information on the subject available to many people who otherwise would not have known it.
The information and advertising offered on the Internet, together with the wide availability of free pornography online, have meant the disappearance of old-fashioned leather magazines that presented important glamorous content disguised as or next to it. Naturist magazines have to strongly appeal to naturists to be successful; they cannot remain undecided between naturism and glamor. Some naturists think that the editorial content that pays off in some magazines is not a fair balance between disapproved photographic content. In order to lead a lifestyle in which clothing is optional, naturists form their own communities and have their own tourist centers.
It protects them from prying eyes and prevents their textile neighbors, as nudists call the rest of the world, from feeling overexposed. Hawkins had viewed nudity as many Americans still see it today, as something to do in the privacy of her home, certainly not with other people and definitely not in public, but today she is a full-fledged nudist working full time to promote the pleasure of nudity. In general, Dutch people are very tolerant of nudity on the beach, as long as it doesn't affect others or involve staring or engaging in inappropriate sexual behavior. Their job, literally, is to spread the good news about nudism, often also called naturism, to people who might have the same fears that once prevented them from staying naked.
Other municipalities (such as Barcelona, Salou, Platja de Palma and Sant Antoni de Portmany) have used similar provisions to regulate partial nudity, requiring people to cover their torso on the streets. .