Nudists come in all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, religious backgrounds, socio-economic groups, political affiliations, and ages. The thing that all nudists have in common is the belief that the human body is not inherently lewd, sexual, dirty, or shameful. We believe that there’s no reason to be afraid of being nude around others.
Despite some fears, people do not go mad with lust and rape when they see other people nude. Nude beaches and resorts are not sexually-charged orgies like the porn fantasies show. If anything, they are much more boring and less sexual than textile (clothed) beaches are, where women wear bikinis designed to hide flaws and draw attention to particular areas to sexualize themselves.
The Heartland Naturists have been promoting wholesome, family-friendly nude recreation since 1982.