7 Great Reasons For Trying Naturism

For an increasing number of people in the UK and across the world, naturism, or nudism, is becoming a way of life. More than just taking your clothes off, it’s about respect for yourself, respect for others and respect for the environment.

According to a recent survey, nearly 7 million people in the UK identify as naturists or nudists.

It is a lifestyle that involves living without clothes in harmony with nature. It has been around for centuries, but it’s gaining more popularity in modern times – especially since the pandemic, with so many more of us working from home – due to its numerous benefits.

In this article, we’ll explore the 7 great reasons for trying naturism and how it can improve your life physically, mentally, and socially.

1. Boost your confidence

Baring all in front of and with others will show you that everybody has flaws and that we can all live happily with them and leads to an entirely different level of personal confidence.

You gain body confidence instead of chasing that ideal perfectionist image that can so easily make our mindset so unhappy.

By embracing our bodies and overcoming fears, we can become more self-assured and confident in other areas of our lives.

2. Skin health

The skin is the largest organ of the human body, it is not supposed to be wrapped up all the time and we all know where the sweaty parts are!

Allowing your skin to breathe and sense the air, water, wind and the sun is not only very healthy it makes you feel so alive and everyone should try it to fully appreciate the fabulous feeling.

Obviously you must protect from strong sunlight but that isn’t too much of a problem in the UK for most of the year.

3. Feel the liberation

Remove the fancy and expensive clothes, and you remove a level of unconscious competition that’s just crept into your life without you noticing. It takes some courage the first time but most people feel fantastic when they do.

If you don’t try for fear of what other people might say or think, you are a victim of their shameful act of imposing their views on you.

Relaxing naked in the garden | Clover Spa

4. It’s fun, exciting and a little daring

For many this is like breaking the rules, doing something different, being light hearted and shaking up a world of mixed up people.

5. Respect for yourself, others and the environment

When you learn to relax naked you feel closer to the environment, your senses are alive and you appreciate and respect the core values of life.

One of the core principles of naturism is living in harmony with nature.

By shedding clothes, individuals can experience a more profound connection with their surroundings, fostering a deeper appreciation for the environment and a stronger desire to protect it.

6. It’s very friendly

When all you wear is a smile how can it be anything but friendly?

Without life’s obvious labels and status people become more genuine and interested in the simple things in life, and it’s the simple things that often bring the greatest pleasure.

Naturist environments are typically inclusive and accepting, as they break down the barriers that clothing creates. This fosters a sense of equality and respect among individuals, promoting a positive and supportive community.

7. Real beauty

Real beauty is found when you socialise naked and it’s often not what you imagine. You tend to look at people in the eye and the eyes say more about someone than anything else.

There is no pretence just honest people and their core values.


Naturism offers a wide range of benefits, from improved mental and physical health to personal growth and environmental sustainability.

By embracing this lifestyle, individuals can experience a more profound connection with themselves, others, and the world around them.

Want some tips for first time naturists? Read our top 10 tips for first timers.

The COVID-19 pandemic led to various lifestyle changes and increased interest in naturism.

Factors such as spending more time at home, the desire for stress relief, the need for social connection, embracing simplicity, and the appeal of outdoor activities contributed to the growth of naturism during these challenging times.

If you’re curious about naturism, consider joining a club or visiting a local resort or nudist spa, such as Clover Spa, to experience the benefits firsthand.

Naturist Hotel and Spa

Clover Spa and Hotel is a naturist spa and hotel based in the Midlands, just north of Birmingham.

If you’re interested in trying out naturism for the first time and want a friendly, relaxed environment to do so, then why not book a short stay with us?