The leaders of the early Nudist movement in America were principled individuals. They viewed the practice of Nudism not only as a healthful recreation but also as an embodiment of certain morals and human values. To them, it was an exercise in and expression of a convivial and just life philosophy.
Presented below is a resolution of the American Sunbathing Association (now known as AANR) published in the November 1948 edition of Sunshine & Health. On one page, it proclaims on behalf of all Nudists, a rejection of discrimination, an opposition to war, an endorsement of the pursuit of physical vigor, a call for friendship and goodwill and support for the arts. It is not a complete listing of Ethical Naturist values, but it is enough to pack a punch.
It is marvelous that after more than 70 and several generations, Ethical Naturist principles of today are, with few exceptions, consistent with those of the Nudist Movement’s early founders. We must be on to something.