Will I have to take my clothes off right away? Naturists understand that you cannot shed years of socialization as soon as you arrive. Most clubs allow visitors to remain dressed at first. You may feel pressure to undress. That feeling is probably self-induced by the fact that you are the only fully dressed person within sight.
Many naturists would answer, "Why not be nude? You don't wear clothing in the bath or shower. There are many and varied definitions of what Naturists are or are not, however all agree that the body is a natural and that it feels good to be nude. Being a nudist or a naturist has nothing to do with sex, but rather a feeling of being free, comfortable, and one with nature. Naturists believe in body acceptance. This website is a great resources to getting to know nudism from a visual and textual point of view.