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Fred Bear


Free Beaches New Zealand Inc.

Naturism - Why Bother?

Modesty does not reside in cloth

 Physical reasons


Greater tolerance of temperature variation.
Less requirement to buy and maintain clothing.
Greater safety and health, in and out, of water.



More care required to minimise sunburn.
Greater vulnerability to insects and prickles.

 Psychological reasons


A greater sense of body security.
Greater confidence and self esteem.
Enhanced ability to relax.
Enhanced social warmth.
Generally better working conditions.
Reduction of inappropriate feelings of lust.



Assumptions of disapproval by others.
Concern about discovery.

 Available places

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Naturist clubs.
Suitable areas of beaches, lakes, pools and rivers.
Naturist resorts and homestays.
Private properties of friends or relatives.
Booked venues in some regions.