Nudist-Resorts.Org - Naturist Discussion Forum / Bulletin Board


Nudist-Resorts.Org - Naturist Discussion Forum / Bulletin Board
Username:
Password:
Save Password


Register
Forgot Password?

About Us | Active Topics | Active Polls | Site News | Nudist News | Online Users | Members | Destinations | N. A. I. R. | My Page | Search
[ Active Members: 0 | Anonymous Members: 0 | Guests: 79 ]  [ Total: 79 ]  [ Newest Member: three4one_us23 ]
 All Forums
 Society And Culture: Nudism Around The World
 Nudist Attitudes in Various Countries
 Is Nudism Going The Way of Organized Religion?
 New Topic |   Reply to Topic |   Printer Friendly
Author Previous Topic: Nudist attitudes and customs from around the world Topic Next Topic: Before you get to your naturist destination  

NaturistDoc
Forum Member


Posted - 11/21/2015 :  5:17:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is well documented that in the US at least, affiliation with Organized Religion has been on the decline for several decades. Although true for all age groups, this trend is strongest in the younger age cohorts. On average, the congregation is becoming smaller and older. (See the link below.)

Does this sound familiar? The same trend is obvious in what we might call Organized Nudism - AANR and TNS. Membership has been in a long-term decline, and the demographics are such that AANR might as well merge with AARP.

Look closely at the publications from Organized Nudism (ON). The ads for resorts feature pictures of unrealistically young and gorgeous guests, and cannot be taken seriously. Articles about ON activities, on the other hand, are dominated by retirement-age adults, with the occasional nod to some sparsely attended youth event. Where are the 20-, 30-, 40-, or even 50-somethings? I know they exist, because I've seen them at Club O and at Wreck Beach. I've even seen them at some (not all) of the resorts I've visited. They exist, but they don't have much to do with Organized Nudism.

Maybe the post-Boomers are no longer enchanted with Organized Anything. Or maybe the Internet has rendered ON obsolete, at least as a source of information (or pictures of naked people). Their ostensible purposes, education and advocacy, are largely undetectable out in the real world. Or maybe nudism is just going out of style. I don't know. Do you?

http://www.businessinsider.com/organized-religion-is-on-the-decline-in-america-2015-6

Country: USA | Posts: 987

nudesunguy
Forum Member

Posted - 11/26/2015 :  09:57:38 AM  Show Profile  Send nudesunguy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Sadly, I think you are right, nudism is going out of style. I'm not sure why, but I know that at the "clothing optional" beach we go to, 90% of the young people keep all their clothes on. This trend seems to have accelerated in recent year.

As for resorts, it's rare to see a young family with kids. Just 20 years ago, they were common. The "retired nudist" is now the most common.

I realize these observations are anecdotal. Can anyone point to a resort or beach where the opposite is true?




Country: | Posts: 584 Go to Top of Page

gnarlyoldman
Forum Member

Posted - 11/26/2015 :  7:10:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There are nudist currents going both direction. There is an increasing number of young people who value body freedom and independence from authority. Many of them don't care if someone is naked around home, around town, or at a beach. At the same time, many of the younger people have no use for "factory farmed" nudism with all its rules and restrictions. They have less money to pay for the privilege of going naked on an expensive vacation. So they attend and participate in the Naked Pumpkin Run, the WNBR, and other local FREE events. Many go naked around home and in their back yards. Many drive naked around town or on Interstate highways. Many just go naked whenever and wherever they feel like it. At the same time many young men are wary of gays in school locker rooms, at the YMCA or a gym, and at so-called "traditional nudist use" areas.

So its changing. In some ways the culture is becoming more accepting of general nudity while no longer attending nudist venues as frequently.

I don't have studies to point to either. This is just my own observations.


Naked is green.



Country: USA | Posts: 226 Go to Top of Page

Warmskin
Forum Member


Posted - 12/10/2015 :  12:30:46 AM  Show Profile  Send Warmskin a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I have not seen that many 20-somethings at nudist resorts or churches. Now there is a lumping together of seemingly opposite organizations. However, I have seen many 20-somethings at ocean beaches, clothing-optional hot springs, and Sierra Nevada river and lake beaches.

Organizations don't seem to be the younger persons' thing. It appears they like to do their own thing in their own way. Perhaps, this is a trend. Nudism lives on, but more so at places without formal organizations facilitating nudist facilities. The challenge is luring these young folks from the beaches to the resorts.

I rise early almost every morning and sit in my chamber, without any clothes whatever, half an hour or an hour, according to the season, either reading or writing.
Ben Franklin




Country: USA | Posts: 1878 Go to Top of Page

gnarlyoldman
Forum Member

Posted - 12/10/2015 :  12:42:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Warmskin
Organizations don't seem to be the younger persons' thing. It appears they like to do their own thing in their own way. Perhaps, this is a trend. Nudism lives on, but more so at places without formal organizations facilitating nudist facilities. The challenge is luring these young folks from the beaches to the resorts.




Yes. I see many young nudists on a web site called Experience Project. They are always talking about being naked at home, going outside naked at night, driving naked, and otherwise living naked as much as possible. Only very rarely do they talk about going to a nudist resort or traditional nudist venue. We need to encourage home nudism, real life nudism, living naked, not just nude recreation.




Naked is green.



Country: USA | Posts: 226 Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic: Nudist attitudes and customs from around the world Topic Next Topic: Before you get to your naturist destination  
 New Topic |   Reply to Topic |   Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Nudist-Resorts.Org Discussion Forum Bulletin Board Nudism Clothing Optional Resort Naturism Nude Beaches © 2002-2016 SUN Go To Top Of Page
This page was down to skin in 0.11 seconds.

 

General Rules and Terms of Service

Membership in the Nudist-Resorts.Org discussion forum is free, can be anonymous, and requires only a working email address. All email links to members are cloaked. You can disable your email link. Nude photos can be posted, if within our posting rules. No erotica, spam or solicitation is allowed here. References to sex or genitals in your username or profile will result in removal from the forum. Information and opinions regarding anything related to nudism are encouraged, including discussions concerning the confusion between nudism and eroticism if discussed maturely. All posts in this forum are moderated. Read our POSTING RULES here and here. All information appearing on this website is copyright and intellectual property of the Society for Understanding Nudism unless otherwise noted. The views expressed on these forums by participants are not necessarily representative of the Society for Understanding Nudism. Administrators reserve the right to delete anything outside the posting rules, or anything in their opinion not appropriate. To post, you must have cookies enabled and be at least 18 years of age.

Email the Webmaster | Legal Information

Copyright © 2002-2015 SUN - Society for Understanding Nudism
All Rights Reserved

Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000