The Popularity of Naturism In Canada & Launch of a Fresh Young Naturist Group
Ask anyone who's not from around here what they think of when they hear "Canada," and the first reply will likely be "Cold." It's merely the stereotype that our state's picked up, and with good reason.
It may surprise you, then, to discover that being naked is a pretty common thing up here. Not in public, mind you; we're, on average, a quiet, diffident culture that attempts to offend no one. But it is a rare Canuck indeed who is never gone skinny-dipping on a hot July night at a bungalow, or stripped off at a deserted playa, or lounged around your house with only a towel.
The latest Federation of Canadian Naturists survey, conducted by a respected third party statistics business, indicates that about two thirds of Canadians have some measure of nudie in us. Almost half the state is OK with being nude around your house, 60 percent of us like sleeping naked, and fully one quarter of Canadians think that skinny dipping in mixed company or stripping off at the plage would be a excellent notion.
Ontario alone has at url , and we're mindful of a half-dozen other popular locations - and numerous unofficial swimming holes - where clothing merely ain't needed. We're, in the end, at the exact same latitude as the French Mediterranean coast, with a climate that is highly conducive to the clothes-free life for one-third of the year.
What, though, is a poor frozen Canadian to do in the cold season, when we are putting on 16 pieces of insulated garments to go plug in the block heater and crank up the snowblower? While it is sometimes tempting to give up and hibernate until spring, there's no need to alter who we're just because the weather's less than perfect. We must make do with whatever Mother Nature decides to throw our way.
We may not be capable of go out in the cold (at least not for long), but the chief reasons for social nudity - the honesty, the openness, the independence, the comfort, the equality, the admiration, the interesting - are equally as valid indoors. We ease something appetizing in the oven, we put on some good music, we break out the drinks. It is tough to remain dressed when you are basking in the glow of a cranked-up woodstove, even if it is twenty below zero outside.
Young Candian Nudists Enjoying Naturism in Canada
The most difficult part, really, is finding folks to share this with. Remember those statistics we mentioned before? Those were accumulated from people who knew they had remain anonymous. We are still a quiet, timid culture, and we are taught that you just do not talk about such things, just in case someone might disapprove. The risk of being hassled by a bothersome prude, or of having to answer difficult questions from family and friends, appear to count heavily on people's thoughts.
Anecdotal evidence and our own experience implies that these are not actually issues - but the panic which they could be issues is real, and that anxiety is frequently enough to prevent folks from trying things they truly might like to do.
Youthful Canadian Nudists At Bare Oaks Naturist Park in Toronto
Our apparent next step, then, is always to create environments where young folks like us, many of whom are just starting to experience the clothes-optional life, can feel comfortable and relaxed, in a familiar culture and around supporting peers. Some states in the US have FKK-related groups, and we're starting to spin up the Kingston Frontenac Free Body Society (KFFBS) in eastern Ontario.
What's the Kingston Frontenac Free Body Society? We're an 18-to-late-30s social group who enjoy new friendships and old, relaxing fun in sunlight, and new notions for open minds. We like sensible dialogue, cutting edge science and great literature.
We enjoy great food and drink, fun and laughter. We enjoy the feel of the sun and wind on our bodies. We're about creating a positive, safe and friendly space where you are able to relax, de-stress and simply enjoy being human.
The Kingston, Ontario area has some of the finest outdoors on the planet, and we take total advantage of it - whether hiking, swimming, snowshoeing, sailing or simply lounging around naked on the strand. We try to create a space that is welcoming and comfortable for everyone.
friendly, no-pressure environment. If it sounds appealing, come read more about us. And, if you are in our geographical and demographic extent, introduce yourself and come on out!
We have a four-cord pile of firewood in the shed to make sure of that.
This article about the new Young Candinan Nudists and Young Naturist Group in Canada KFFBSwas published byYoung Naturists & Nudists America
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