The philosophy is thousands of years old with roots in ancient cultures as diverse as the Japanese, the Greeks and the Romans.
Whether you're an active nudist or newly interested in a clothes-free experience, joining Niagara Naturists and AANR is your gateway to a community of like-minded people.
Nudism and health have always been synonymous. The ancient Greeks performed feats of strength and skill during the first Olympics, the earliest documented form of nude recreation. As the colonial era gave way to a free and independent United States of America, "radical thinkers," including Benjamin Franklin, John Quincy Adams and Henry David Thoreau, publicity lauded the benefits in daily naked walks, or as they were called, "air baths." Today's nudists recognize the importance of health as well and appreciate the balance of physical and emotional health benefits that nudism provides.
Being nude is fun, healthy, and good for the soul. It
promotes body acceptance and awareness, age acceptance,
freedom, self-esteem, self-confidence, and celebrates one of
God's greatest creations. Naturally, nudity keeps the body
from the restrictions of clothing, which shift and compress
our bodies, and exposes the body to the air and sun, which
has numerous health benefits. The more aware we are of our
bodies, the more likely we are to keep a healthy and active
lifestyle. But we will also be less judgmental of others who
don't have the stereotypical and hyped "perfect" body.
(Some content is from
Clothes Free International)
Being nude will help a society built around shame that the naked body does not equate to the sexual body. While people are nude in sexual situations, the mere presence of the nude body does not presume a sexual situation. The two can be as mutually exclusive as an apple and an orange. The naturist movement intends to enforce this value and show that the nude human body does not exist solely for sex or bathing, and that wholesomeness can walk hand in hand with nudity.
(Some content is from Clothes Free International)
Members of this organization believe in the wholesomeness and natural beauty of the human body. We view nudism as a natural state and believe that nudity is healthy and acceptable for social interaction. We believe nudism results in a positive self image and promotes healthy attitudes towards people as individuals.
Our purpose is to promote social nudism and provide a safe, comfortable environment where families may participate in and enjoy nude recreational and social activities.
Membership is open to couples, families and single adults who agree with the goals and mission of the club and agree to abide by all club guidelines. We have a monthly clothed dinner at a local restaurant. This is where we meet prospective new members and share our nudist experiences. Anybody is welcome to attend. You don't have to be a club member. Feel free to join us. The next time, date, and location is always in the scrolling marquee at the top of every page as well as on our calendar page. You can check out our membership requirements on our membership page.