The terms naturism, nudism and social nudity are generally defined as the practice of going nude, especially in a mixed social setting. The terms naturism and nudism generally also mean that the activities are done in non-sexualized, family-friendly contexts. Freikörperkultur (FKK) or Free Body Culture is the name for another variant of the general movement in Germany.
- Naturism is a lifestyle in harmony with nature, expressed through personal and social nudity, and characterised by self-respect of people with different opinions and of the environment.
Naturism seems to be appealing for some boylovers. Hajo Ortil a teacher and boylover was a proponent of FKK. There are several naturist magazines featuring almost exclusively young boys and girls (Jung und Frei, Jeunes et Naturels).
Parson's Pleasure in the University Parks at Oxford, England was traditionally frequented by dons of the University and was a secluded area for male-only nude bathing on the River Cherwell. Grant Richards, in his 'Memories of a Misspent Youth' (1932), recalls 'Frederick William Rolfe (Baron Corvo)' at Parson's Pleasure in Oxford - where scholars could bathe naked - "surveying the yellow flesh tints of youth with unbecoming satisfaction". The facility closed in 1991 and the area now forms part of the Parks.
Naturism Under Attack
- Nudist father facing child porn charges says naked photos of his daughters were 'family portraits' - Brian Martens, who lives at a Palm Beach nudist colony, claimed there was nothing sexual about the photos.
- Graham Ovenden: Art arguments provide no mitigation in abuse case - “Now having been found guilty on the majority of charges, Ovenden has gone from the founder of a noted artistic movement to being a convicted child abuser, facing the prospect of his place among prominent British painters being removed altogether.”
- Artist Graham Ovenden guilty of indecency charges - Brian Martens, who lives at a Palm Beach nudist colony, claimed there was nothing sexual about the photos.
- Nudist/Naturist Hall of Shame - Exposing Nudism & Naturism's Dirty Little Secrets
- Azov Films Prosecutions - Azov Films was based in Toronto, Canada, and specialized in selling visual material mostly featuring boys participating in nudist gym and camp sports.