Naturist Action Group | NAG
Welcome to the Naturist Action Group.
In 2010, in an article about Steve Gough, the naked rambler, Guardian journalist Andrew Anthony asked: “What is it about Britain and nudity? Even in saunas we hold onto [our] towels as though they were lifelines. Yet bare breasts are the wallpaper of tabloid culture, lap-dancing bars litter the nation’s high streets and [hard-core] pornography is available at the click of a mouse.
“It’s as though we can only accept nudity if it’s sexualised. Nudity for nudity’s sake – well, that deeply suspect.”
I cannot agree with Mr Anthony more.
I would like to throw one more quote at you, this time from Duncan Heenan, a former treasurer for British Naturism, who said: “…the freedom to live as we wish ultimately depends on others willingness to allow us to do so, be it authority or simply social acceptance. If we do not campaign, we leave it to others, such as comedians and newspaper columnists to form opinions about us, and look where that has got us so far!”
If naturism is to claim its place as just another lifestyle among many enjoyed by the people of these islands then social perceptions need to be changed. The Naturist Action Group was created to achieve this through engagement with social, Governmental and, law enforcement and judicial organisations in British society. This will not be an easy task, but nothing in life that is worthwhile ever is.
We are naturists working for naturism, with an income derived purely from donations given by other naturists and those who believe in the clothes free, non-sexual lifestyle. It is also staffed entirely by volunteers.
Please register to show your support for NAG and our aims, and to comment on our campaigns to advance naturism and change perceptions. Better still, click on the Donate button and make a donation via PayPal or click on email@example.com under contacts, with “I want to volunteer” in the subject line. Whatever NAG achieves in the future, it will be down you.
Chairman, Naturist Action Group, Summer 2012.
Clothes Optional by Nick Hodgson. An insightful documentary exploring naturist culture within the UK. Final Film, University of Portsmouth 2012. Producer: Nick Hodgson. Director: Louise Peak. Writer: Dan Barnes Watch