Photo: Ed Clarke
Ed Clarke, the founder/admin for Naturist Community social media website started his website back in September of 2010 in the United Kingdom. His idea on creating the website for genuine Naturists derived when he was on a trip in Lanzarote where he meet a few Naturists in Famara he made a few friends with and asked them if they could add him to Facebook. It’s always a good idea to keep in touch with new friends via social media, it was another thing for Naturists we all know too well about Facebook’s policy on showing skin online. His new friends told him that they do not use Facebook for that reason; they were tired of having their photos from being removed.
He set out to create a website with the environment for genuine Naturists, and genuine Naturists only where friends could stay in contact with each other and not having to worry about being penalized for the display of the human body. Though, naturally, the site will not allow or tolerate porn/sexual based images, close ups of genitals, etc.
Ed was aware that their were already a few sites out there designed for Naturists — however, they seemed to just let EVERYONE join. That these sites tend to find that it’s all about the number of members, rather than genuine Naturists. I think this is a great way to better control a good site and keeping it clean. Ed told me he gets a lot of member requests every day, but only a handful would make the cut to be allowed on the site. New sign-ups are required to be approved by an admin before they can access the website.
Ed’s main objective was to create a safe environment for Naturist Community users, which is why the site will not index member profiles, images etc. The only thing the site will allow search engines index are events, the fourms and pages created within the Naturist Community website.
My personal experience on the site is nothing but a feel good place to be; Ed and the admins are very nice and social. The users that I did come across were very humble and easy to get along with. My wife Amber created an account as well and even likes the site and the people on it.
I would recommend the Naturist Community website to my friends and family. Check them out, you wont be disappointed. Also, if you want to drop me a hello, my username on the site is RedNative(TNP). You can also find me in the chatroom!