We know the thought of being naked in front of strangers – or perhaps even more so your friends – is sometimes an intimidating prospect for first timers, so we’ve gathered together a selection of articles and videos to illustrate how easy and liberating it really is.
Follow these links and be inspired… we’ll be posting new items at the top of this page as we find them, so do check back to see any new additions from time to time.
The eight amazing health benefits of swimming (it comes to nine when you lose the costume…)
Thanks to the Outdoor Swimming Society for helping us to promote the Great British Skinny Dip!
Wild swimming is a ‘re-boot for the body’, says Kate Humble on BBC’s ‘Off the Beaten Track‘
Lucy shares her GBSD experience at Monknash Beach
The Great British Skinny Dip – on TV! Here’s the trailer for our 2017 documentary
Nobody Runs for the Hills – is Britain ready for everyday nudity? – article from The Guardian – 27 January 2017
Being naked makes us happier and more satisfied with our bodies – article from Mail On Line – 25 January 2017
Nude-ercise is aimed at anyone who wants to get fit without the clutter of clothes – article from the Daily Echo – 21 January 2017
Dr Keon West, senior lecturer in the Psychology department at Goldsmiths University, explores; does being naked improve your body image? – Vimeo – 16 January 2017
Fewer illnesses, reduced stress – how cold water swimming can change your life – article from the Spectator – December 2016
Top spots for skinny-dipping – article from The Tatler – March 2016
Robson Green, star of Robson Green’s Wild Swimming Adventure on ITV1, says: “Swimming starkers is completely normal and it’s totally exhilarating. Having the water in contact with your body switches you on.” Read more here
Bare necessities – Our very own skinny clip
Health Benefits of Going Nude – Article from The Sun newspaper
Life Changing Moments: Clothing Optional – TED talk
In at the Deep End: Skinny Dipping in Glasgow – article
Blue Hue by Natasha Brooks – a film about the joys of year round naked swimming in the lakes of Snowdonia.
The Scientific Reasons Why You Should Just Always Be Naked – Elite Daily article
6 Things I Learned While Being Naked In Public for 2 Weeks – article
CFI On Location – naked GoPro group adventure at Deep Creek
Is being in the nude healthy for you and your family? – article – How your comfort zone with nudity can affect your self-image, and your children’s.
The Health Benefits of Sun – article – the sun on prescription
French Naturist – beach commercial
The great naked experiment: Why 7 days without clothes was so worth it – article
How Getting Naked in Front of Strangers Made Me Feel Good About My Body – article
Support body freedom – Summer swim YouTube video
Can being nude more often help body image issues? – article by Chris Webb