If you are not new to naturism, you will be familiar with the gender imbalance that pervades the lifestyle. Women can’t seem to find their way into this naturalness as easily as our male counterparts do. British Naturism reports a 30% female representation amongst its membership, and that figure goes down to 22% in Ireland. Other countries appear to mirror this situation.
But what are the causes for this global tendency? Perchance is naturism less beneficial for women? Are body confidence and self-acceptance not commendable personal goals in a society painfully obsessed with physical appearance? Do women have more mental battles to fight before feeling ready to liberate themselves from clothes and prejudices? Does the naturist world lack female role models?
For the fourth year in a row, Irish Naturist Association is proposing June as the Women-in-Naturism month. Due to the pandemic situation this time we have no in-person activities we can offer free entry to, so we came up with a new idea: we would like to reward female naturists with free INA membership for the remainder of 2020 and 2021 in exchange for a discreet nude pic that will be used to create a public video at our YouTube channel. Just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Further to this special promo for women (whose partners will be included in the memberships for free!), we are devoting all our online INTERNATIONAL TALKS on Thursdays (7.30pm to 8.30pm Irish Time GMT+1) to prominent female naturist leaders or activists.
Our event coordinator Leticia will interview British women on the 4th of June: British Naturism Event Organiser Pamela Fraser, British Naturism Women-in-Naturism Coordinator Donna Price, Max’s Garden Naturist Retreat Manager Fiona Discombe, H&E Naturist Magazin Journalist Theresa O’Shea.
The following week we will hear all about female naturism in Brazil, where naturism is growing in popularity.
On the 18th June we will be enlightened about naturist beaches and attitudes in Croatia, Slovenija, Serbia and Hungary.
We will finish the series with an insight into Scandinavia, with activists from Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
Finally, I would like to encourage our female readers to send us their thoughts or stories, I will be very happy to publish them here in our INA blog.
Leticia Medina – Irish Naturist Association – email@example.com