Niagara Naturists News
May 17, 2022

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 Online Registration Now Available

Next Meet and Greet Live and In Person

Nude Potluck Dinner at the Lodge


The naked truth – research finds nudism makes us happier

Online Registration and renewal Page

Our online registration and membership renewal web pages continue to work well. We have had several people use the page to renew memberships and make registrations for the Nude Potluck Dinner at the lodge. This has greatly simplified the paper work.

In addition, your webmaster and one other certifying officer took training last week on the new AANR database system for entering memberships. This new system is a vast improvement over the steps we used to have to accomplish to get memberships and renewals processed. AANR's endeavor to enter into the 21st century has worked well. They also have a redesigned web page and new content. The new member's area has members only content including past Bulletins.

A  word of cautiion, if you receive a renewal notice from AANR, please please use the membership renewal page on our web site. DO NOT renew through the AANR web page. If you do so, although you will remain an AANR member, we will lose you as a member of Niagara Naturists. If that happens, it greatly complicates our paperwork and records. To renew, click here


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Next Meet and Greet Live and in Person

    Our next Meet and Greet dinner will be on May 28, 2022 at the Hillview Restaurant which is located at at 6135 Transit Road, Depew, NY. They have a private meeting room.  We will start at 5:45PM. From 5:45 to 6:00pm is a meet and greet portion with dinner starting at 6:00PM. Anybody can come to our dinner meetings. 

    You do not have to be a member of the club and you  do not need reservations. Please come, ask questions, and see what the club is all about, socialize and get to know us.  The only cost is your meal and drinks. It will be a great start to the 2022 nudist season.

    This is only 2 two weeks before our Nude Potluck Dinner at the Nudist Lodge. It will be the last time that you can make reservations in person at the reduced price.


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Nude Potluck Dinner at the Lodge

Our first event of the 2022 Nudist season is a nude potluck at the Nudist Lodge. It will take place on June 11. Click here for more details and reservations

For those of you that have attended our past events at the Lodge, Nudist Lodgeyou will remember that it is a fantastic place. The lodge, built as a private weekend and hunting retreat is located on 100 acre woodland in Wyoming County. Its location lends itself to privacy.

There are miles of hiking trails, stocked bass pond for fishing and swimming, bonfire pits, volleyball, horseshoes, and game room.  There is also a stereo system and satellite TV.

It features a sauna and both an indoor and an outdoor hot tub.

It is a great place to spend a nude day or a weekend with fellow nudists.

Even though people are starting to use the web site to make reservations, we are short of the number of reservations that we need to hold this event.  Click here for the reservation page 

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Most of our newsletters contain several topics. We announce our upcoming event and beg for early reservations (early reservations greatly takes the heat off the club management and lowers our blood pressures),we promote membership which is good for the club (more members- more ideas and more events), and usually, there is an article about the benefits of nudism which studies have shown contribute toward being body positive and a higher self images of ourselves.

Membership also benefits AANR Their advocacy is what makes it easier for us to be a club. (more about the club and friendships in an upcoming news letter.

About the American Association for Nude Recreation


AANR Mission:
AANR exists to protect, promote, provide and preserve nude recreation by:

  • Protecting nudists and naturists from policies at the local, state and federal levels that interfere with the right to enjoy clothing-free recreation in appropriate settings;
  • Promoting nude recreation by educating government leaders, employers and the public;
  • Providing support services and community to our members;
  • Preserving the financial viability, integrity and strength of the AANR organization.

The American Association for Nude Recreation is the largest, most long-established organization of its kind in North America. With roots dating to 1931, we have grown from our humble beginnings to an organization that has served over 213,000 individuals throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and beyond. These members enjoy their own backyards and pools with family and friends, as well as over 180 nudist resorts and affiliates.

For 90 years AANR has espoused the benefits of wholesome nude family recreation. Since our inception it has remained a primary mission to protect the rights of nudists in appropriate settings regardless of age, gender, race or economic status. We continue to proudly endorse the benefits and rights of families to enjoy a skinny dip and other nude recreation pastimes.

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The naked truth – research finds nudism makes us happier

Written bySarah Cox
Published on
25 Jan 2017

Taking part in naturist activities can help make us significantly more satisfied with our bodies and lives, new research from Goldsmiths, University of London has found.

Researchers led by Dr Keon West (Department of Psychology) investigated the associations between naturist activity and psychological well-being, as well as the immediate effects of two real naturist events on participants’ life-satisfaction.

naked feetThe first study - an online survey of some 850 British people of a variety of ages, ethnicities and religions - found that those who spent time naked or partially naked around others (eg. topless sunbathing or taking part in World Naked Cycle Rides), also liked their own bodies more, thought better of themselves, and were more satisfied with their lives overall.

The longer they had been practicing naturism and the more frequently they did it, the happier they were.

The second and third studies took place at a “Bare all for Polar Bears” event at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park (24 participants) and British Naturism’s Waterworld event in Stoke on Trent (100 participants). At both events, participants were assessed just before shedding their clothes and at the end of the event, before they put them back on.

In both cases participants experienced immediate and significant improvements in body-image, self-esteem and life satisfaction.

For decades, research has shown that body image dissatisfaction is a serious, global problem that negatively affects psychological health. Much of it stems from overexposure to “idealised bodies” such as those widely seen in magazines, on television, and increasingly on social media.

Previous research also shows that positive or neutral reactions to one’s own body, and exposure to “non-idealised” bodies (otherwise known as normal people), should counter the negative effects of idealised imagery. Logically, then, naturism – the practice of being naked in the company of non-intimate others – should be good for your body image and self-esteem.

Dr West says:

"The naturists have been saying this for some time. However, despite a lot of positive claims, little to no empirical research has investigated whether naturist activity (rather than attitude or beliefs) actually makes us happier or, just as importantly, why it makes us happier." (Click
here for the rest)

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