Our culture is to blame. Our society is still obsessed with Victorian attitudes towards the body, and the idea that skin equals sex. In practice, very few people are “offended” by nudity. They may be surprised by it in unexpected places, but in context, it is all rather commonplace and easy to get used to.
According to Ipsos MORI, there are about four million naturists in the UK. We may be a minority, but we are still much bigger than most people think. What we have all realised is that nudity is good for you. It gives you a terrific sense of wellbeing, a positive body-image, and an excellent antidote to the stresses of daily life. It also provides a rewarding social experience, and gives like-minded, enlightened people the chance to relax together.