Core Values and Beliefs

WHAT WE STAND FOR

VALUES

 

Hauraki Naturally is committed to educating the community in the area of naturist core values.

 

It is inclusive and respectful of all ethnic groups.

 

It seeks to uphold and strengthen wholesome family values and relationships.

 

It supports the way life normally is, rather than artificially posed, air brushed, or staged for drawing attention to the self.

 

Hauraki Naturally supports the right to live life nude while not appealing to deviant sexual impulses.

 

It defends the right of all persons to be clothes free, shame free, and accepting of their body as God created it, and of parents to raise their children with those values, seeking a healthy balance of self esteem and respect for the wider society.

 

Genuine naturists seek to build up the self esteem of their fellow naturists, and all members of Hauraki Naturally should seek to do the same, with courtesy and respect in all conversations.

 

BELIEFS

 

“Naturists believe that nudity is an enjoyable, natural and moral state which brings benefits to themselves, and to society at large.

 

Decency and shame

 

The human body in all its diversity is an object of intrinsic beauty of which the owner should be proud.

 

Simple nudity is not indecent, shameful, or immoral.

 

Children

 

Bringing up children to respect their own and others‘ bodies,

improves their wellbeing and fosters more responsible sexual

behaviour as they grow up.

 

Children have a right to know what humans really look like.

 

Social division and respect

 

Naturism engenders self-respect and respect for others regardless of shape, age, gender, size, colour, or disability.

 

People should be accepted for who they are and not for what they wear.

 

Communal nudity discourages social barriers but clothing accentuates social differences.

 

Clothing

 

Clothing can provide needed protection but often it is unnecessary and it can be harmful.

 

Naturism transcends fashion.

 

In a tolerant society what to wear is a matter of personal choice.

 

Governments should promote toleration and not impose unnecessary restrictions on freedom.

 

Environment, nature, and quality of life

 

Naturism encourages respect for, and harmony with, the environment

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Naturism can add to the quality of life through the enjoyment of simplicity.

 

Naturism can reduce impact on the environment.

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