‘Everyone we meet in our lives came into this world without clothes on’
It is not good for us to be wrapped up in clothes 24/7 – you dry quicker when you go swimming without a costume and you get fresh air and the breeze on your skin.
“It is only modesty and Victorian attitudes that say we have to wear something all the time.”
In Hampshire and the south, there are dozens of clubs, beaches and pools that give people the chance to bear all, with the Avonvale Sun Club in the New Forest recently being thrust into the spotlight after a dispute over planning permission.
But naturist clubs have been around for years in the area offering swimming, walks and even weekend breaks in hotels.