DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION OF NUDISTS REMAINS A GOAL FOR 90-YEAR OLD
ORGANIZATION PROTECTING RIGHTS OF NATURISTS
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (June 22, 2021) –For 90 years the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) has
been the preeminent authority and voice in North America, staunchly protecting the freedoms
and rights of those who participate in wholesome, family-style nude recreation.
As the public and press become sensitized to, and accepting of, the differences between
members of our society based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and more, why still the ill-informed sniggering when the subject of nude recreation, nude hikes, nude gardening, nude
camping and other wholesome pursuits in the buff surface?
AANR staff, elected appointees, and Government Affairs Team monitor and regularly visit state
lawmakers advocating on behalf of nudist rights in advance of legislative sessions on bills and
annually walk the halls of Congress promoting the positive economic impact of nude recreation
on the U.S. tourism economy. They provide solid legal guidance to members and clubs
regarding a variety of issues and take action to coordinate responses to threats to nudists’
Nudists/naturists are as comfortable in their own skin as are innocent babies, toddlers, and others who reject feeling any shame for the form God and their mothers gave them. As summer/skinny-dipping season approaches, acceptance of this personal freedom gains heightened importance. Besides body acceptance and personal freedom, non-sexualized nude recreation and Nakation℠vacationing achieve added comfort, relaxation, simplicity, respect, and stress reduction. When the clothes are shed, so too are the stresses of everyday life. And,
there are added health benefits… It is widely accepted that sunlight counteracts the “blues.”
Studies indicate your body needs at least 20 minutes a day of sunshine over at least 75% of
your body to help prevent a vitamin D deficiency – of which one notable side effect is
depression. Therefore, it follows that those who routinely combine the benefits of a daily nude
break to rebalance oneself, with the need for sunlight on the skin, are on a steady course for
If you are interested in compelling interviews with AANR members from diverse backgrounds,
income brackets and geographic areas who staunchly believe everyone should be free to take
personal pride, pleasure and health benefits from wholesome nude recreation, please feel free
to contact us as noted below.
AANR supports over 180 chartered clubs, resorts, and campgrounds (and is growing), and
serves more than 30,000 members and 52 million skinny dipping enthusiasts throughout the
U.S., Canada, and internationally. For more information about AANR and for facts related to
nude recreation, visit www.aanr.com or call 1-800-TRY-NUDE (879-6833).
Mary Jane Kolassa, Public Relations Consultant