What is the difference between a nudist and a naturist?

Depending on whom you ask, there could be no difference. In Europe, the term naturist is the most common, with nudist being the older term.

In North America, some people use the two words interchangeably. Others define two different philosophies which have nudity in common. Those who find a difference define naturists as closer to nature and more interested in free beaches, and nudists as people who practice nudity more in an urban club setting.

Not all people who practice naturism/nudism like the labels. They don't see themselves as different from anyone else. As well, not all nude people at a free beach or club espouse the naturist/nudist philosophy.

Isn't nudity sexual?
Aren't all naturists/nudists exhibitionists?
What is the difference between a club and a CO beach?
What rules apply in a naturist entity?
Is a holiday on a naturist site more expensive than a holiday on a textile site?
Is one obliged to always be naked on a naturist site?
How do I act when talking to others?
What if I meet someone I know?
Are single people welcome?
What should I take with me?
What sensation do we feel the first time?
What if I get an erection?
What do I do if I am menstruating?
I don't have a good body, I don't want others to see me nude.
Isn't it dangerous to expose myself to so much sun?
Won't nudity take away intimacy with my partner and desensitize us to sexuality?
Do we have the right to go nude anywhere?
What are the advantages of naturism?
Do teenagers have problems to being naked?
Is naturism good for children?
Is naturism safe for children?
Don't children get confused as to when and where they can be nude?
Is naturism okay for children ?

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