Clothing feels less confining to the body than it does the mind. The idea that our bodies are something to hide or be ashamed of has negative psychological effects. In a world where mental health is shedding its taboo, exploring Naturism can be an extremely effective tool to improving one’s quality of life.
Greater life satisfaction, more positive body image and higher self-esteem are all documented psychological effects of Naturist activities according to a study reported by the Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London. The peer-reviewed article in Journal of Happiness Studies, explains that social, non-intimate, nudity offers exposure to non-idealized bodies and provides positive feedback about one’s own body. Negative self image results from media’s presentation of digitally altered and cosmetically enhanced forms that do not reflect natural bodies.
It could be assumed that those who are satisfied with their lives, have high self-esteem and positive body image are more likely to participate in Naturist activities. However, studies suggest that the relationship of positive body image to self-esteem and, in turn, life satisfaction is causal not correlative. The data does not support the reversed model.
Not everyone who has benefitted from participating in Naturist activities, would identify as Nudists. Simply the experience of clothes-free activities in a safe, non-judgemental environment, is enough to positively influence one’s body image.
Lupin’s mission is to provide safe space for everyone to comfortably enjoy the benefits of Social Nudism. Thorough screening, prohibition of photography, non-tolerance of public sexual behavior and protection of a family-friendly environment allows guests of all gender expressions, sexual orientations, ages, ethnicities, races and abilities to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of Naturist activities.