Frequently Asked Questions
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Generally none at all, apart from those you would normally make to go anywhere. It doesn't take much to make yourself presentable in a naturist environment. All you need is a towel.
No. Children take to nudity like ducks to water. Cases of children being upset by the sight of nude people are extremely rare. As people grow up, they are taught by social convention that nudity is wrong or shocking. You are not born with an aversion to human bodies: before the Victorian period society was far more tolerant of the bare body and we seem to be moving steadily back in that direction. There's nothing inherently wrong with nudity.
Yes - that's the whole point. Every body is different, but naturists will like you just as you are. It isn't in the least important what your body is like because people accept you in your entirety. That's all there is to you! Naturism the world over has people of all shapes and sizes and from every conceivable background, it doesn't matter what you feel like - you are very unlikely to meet 'the perfect body'!
Well, nudity is largely the point of naturism. However, a club is a place where you may take all your clothes off, not one where you must. Women may wish to wear a bikini bottom during periods; if outside, when the weather cools off, everyone will cover up. At our swims however, 99% of the time, people are nude.
If you visit a naturist beach, you will soon feel that it is you who are out of step among all those naked people - men, women and children! Similarly, nobody expects you to undress the minute you arrive, but in most cases you will quickly feel the relaxed atmosphere and see how comfortable nude people are with one another. If you're a bit unsure, start by wrapping a towel around you. Once you feel at home, which often takes only a few minutes, you will feel free. But if you realise that naturism is not for you, your clothes will stay on and you will leave. In all honesty, few can resist the call of naturism once they have experienced it.
This is an age-old question among people who have not experienced naturism. Nudity in naturist clubs is not sexually stimulating, and being naked in a social environment for the first time will give you plenty else to think about. If this is your worry, try it - you'll be OK.
They won't unless you choose to tell them. Other naturists are, of course, fully understanding and would want to protect your enjoyment of naturism rather than jeopardise it. People are usually interested in the subject, and naturism is something to be proud of.
Naturists cover the complete range - singles, partners, married couples... Our club is family orientated, and often you will see parents with children or with their grandparents. There is nothing to offend even the most sensitive soul, and your friend is speaking without knowledge and has assumed wrongly that nudity must mean amorality. You only need to visit a club, beach or leisure centre evening to see what sort of people naturists are, and the pursuits we enjoy. Your friend couldn't be further from the truth.
Yes, if you go to a naturist place you can get fit just enjoying the facilities: swimming and all the other games and sports. It's much more enjoyable than a gym as it doesn't feel like an effort or a chore, and having no clothes on means you don't get all hot and sweaty! You will also benefit from the general air of relaxation and freedom from stress.
Yes, it is, which is why the sensible naturist dresses when doing certain jobs, or in cold weather, and is aware of the dangers of sunburn. But in any case, we aren't allowed to fry bacon in the swimming pool!
Please do not feel nervous - everyone has had similar feelings the first time they 'went Naturist'. The WNC welcomes all genuine naturists to our family evenings. You will find members from all walks of life who enjoy socialising, swimming, using the sauna and steam room.
We understand that the first time maybe a little daunting - if your partner is apprehensive bring them along to meet us - you can use a towel to cover up until you feel comfortable.
Most definitely not! WNC is a family Club where like-minded people meet to enjoy social nudity and a little exercise - you will not find anything of a sexual nature - if this is what you are looking for please look elsewhere.
Although it is not a requirement to be a member of British Naturism, the Club recommends membership.