Welcome to the Young Naturists America meetup group!
YNA is a nudist / naturist organization founded in 2010 by Jordan Blum & Felicity Jones. The goal of our organization is to promote naturism and social nudity as well as to educate. We also aim to raise awareness of social issues that are important to us. We advocate for causes such as acceptance, tolerance, positive body image, top-free equality and anti-bullying to name a few.
What is nudism / naturism? The practice of going naked either alone or in social settings, without overt sexual behavior. We do many of the same fun activities others do every day, just without clothes! ie beach meetups, swimming, hiking, body painting, dancing, partying, sports, & more. Naturism, or nudism, is not about sex or sexuality, and many of the same behavioral rules apply as in any other public social setting.
We are based in NYC and organize events in the northeast as well as in other regions through our YNA chapters. This group will primarily be for events in NY, NJ, PA & throughout the northeast.
We welcome everyone regardless of appearance, ethnicity, sexual orientation, piercings, religion, gender identity, etc. This group is for naturists of all kinds, from people who grew up with it, to people who would just like to see what it's about.
BEFORE YOU REQUEST TO JOIN: Please have a face photo of yourself on your profile and make sure to put some thought into our membership questions. We will not accept one to two-word answers on every question. Thanks!
NOTE: Meetup is not an accurate measure of how many people are attending an event, nor of our gender ratio. We use many platforms to promote events / meetups, and many of our members do not use Meetup. While 12 people might RSVP here, the actual event might have upwards of 80 people.