Naturism is a way of life in harmony with nature, characterized by being naked with others. This raises the self-respect, respect for others and for the environment.
Naturism is intended as a freedom you otherwise do not have.
Naturism is seen as more than only naked recreation. It originates as a reaction to the industrial revolution: by this industrialisation in the 19th century man was drawn further apart from natural life. Not only was the urban environment less natural, also the manners – especially the attitude towards the naked body – according to many had become unnatural (Victorian). Among naturists there is a feeling that being naked makes all people equal and that class differences are not visible and therefore not relevant. (source: wikipedia.org)