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Nude Recreation Week

Dive into freedom and fun this Nude Recreation Week! Embrace body positivity and the simplicity of living free from garments.
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Dive headfirst into summer by celebrating Nude Recreation Week beginning on July 8! This liberating week was first started in the 1970s by the American Association for Nude Recreation in a fun and cheery embrace of body positivity and the freeing nature of being unencumbered by clothing. Designed not only to encourage acceptance of our own bodies in their most natural state, but also to increase respect and appreciation for those of others, this week serves as a fabulous time to enjoy outdoor activities the way we came into this world – completely free and unadulterated. So take the plunge, and celebrate the simplicity of life sans textiles!

History of Nude Recreation Week

Nude Recreation Week Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1931</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Nudist Club</div><div class='timeline-text'>The American Sunbathing Association, now known as the American Association for Nude Recreation, was established as the first organization promoting social nudism in US.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Start of Nude Recreation Week</div><div class='timeline-text'>The American Association for Nude Recreation initiated the first Nude Recreation Week during this decade to promote body positivity and respect for others.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1996</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First World Record Skinny Dip</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first ever world record for the largest skinny-dip, a common activity during Nude Recreation Week, was set with around 800 participants.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2004</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Laws Against Naked Hiking</div><div class='timeline-text'>Switzerland enacted laws against naked hiking, one of the popular nude recreational activities, showing the varying acceptance of nudity worldwide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World Record Skinny Dip Broken</div><div class='timeline-text'>The world record for the largest skinny-dip was broken with 2,505 participants at Perth's South Beach in Australia.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Nude Recreation Week

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Embrace Skinny Dipping</h3><p class='facts-text'>Taking a dip in a private pond, pool or secluded lake without a swimsuit is a liberating experience that fits perfectly with the spirit of Nude Recreation Week. Always remember to respect public decency laws and private properties.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Visit a Nudist Resort</h3><p class='facts-text'>There are numerous nudist resorts around the world that promote a body-positive and non-sexualized form of recreation. These welcoming environments are an excellent way to embrace and celebrate Nude Recreation Week.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Join a Nude Yoga Class</h3><p class='facts-text'>Nude yoga is becoming increasingly popular as it encourages participants to fully accept and appreciate their own bodies, as well as those of others. During Nude Recreation Week, sign up for a session or organize an event of your own.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Paint or Draw Nudes</h3><p class='facts-text'>Whether you're an experienced artist or a beginner, consider enrolling in a life drawing class with nude models or even attempting some nude self-portraits at home. It’s a thoughtful and creative way to celebrate your body’s natural form.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Participate in a Naked Bike Ride</h3><p class='facts-text'>Many places host nude bike rides in the spirit of non-sexualized nudity, civil liberties and body positivity. Participating in one of these events during Nude Recreation Week could be an exhilarating and fun experience. Again, ensure you follow all necessary local laws and regulations.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Nude Recreation Week

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Body Positivity and Self-Acceptance</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Nude Recreation Week celebrates body positivity and encourages self-acceptance. By shedding our clothes and seeing our bodies as they truly are, we can learn to appreciate and respect our bodies in their most natural state.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Feeling of Freedom</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's no denying the liberating feeling when we disconnect from the societal norms of having to ‘look a certain way’. Nude Recreation Week is a celebration of freedom, allowing us to experience life's pleasures without being hindered by clothing and to enjoy the elemental simplicity of life.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Fun and Unique Activities</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From skinny dipping to nude yoga, painting to bike rides, Nude Recreation Week gives us the opportunity to participate in unique, fun activities we may not normally consider. These activities can turn into memorable experiences that stick with us long after the week is over.</p></div></div>

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