Go­ing naked is ‘dy­ing out’

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NUDISM is in dan­ger of dy­ing out be­cause so­cial me­dia and mag­a­zines have made younger peo­ple ‘too scared’ to get their kit off in pub­lic.

Ex­perts have seen a sharp drop in the num­ber of young­sters sign­ing up to be­come na­tur­ists and they are blam­ing body-con­scious­ness.

Daniel Jack­son, 51, sec­re­tary of the Van Tan Club – a nud­ist colony in Van­cou­ver, Canada – said: “It’s an older group.

“Peo­ple who join tend to be older. You would say that the em­pha­sis is on older, wiser peo­ple, who in their own minds, prob­a­bly have a lot less to lose.

“Look at the so­cial and body im­age pres­sures younger folks face, and I think there is a lot of con­fu­sion as to what the naked body is all about.

“It would be nice to have younger peo­ple around or we won’t be around for­ever.”

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