Thank you for taking the time to view our website and learn a little more about our organization.
The naturist philosophy is simple: being nude is natural. Naturists believe that clothing restricts the enjoyment of many activities, yet we are not opposed to wearing clothes. There are many valid reasons for naturists to wear clothes, such as weather, safety while working, health, etc. Naturists do not, as some people believe, always check the clothing at the gate. To put it simply, the naturist belief when it comes to clothes is "clothed when practical, unclothed when possible."
The Heartland Naturists organization has a rich history going back to February 1982, when 30 area naturists, mainly from the Topeka and Lawrence area, gathered at the home of Webb Garlinghouse to form KNS, or Kansans for a Natural Society. KNS was formed by a group of friends who had skinny-dipped at Boy Scout Lake, a former clothes-free swimming area near Lawrence, before it was closed to the public. KNS was formed with the dual objective of keeping this group of friends together and looking for a new place to sun and swim. In 1997, KNS adopted a new name in order to better reflect the broadened nature of itís membershipís geographical distribution, hence the current name: The Heartland Naturists.
The majority of our members live in Kansas City and the surrounding Kansas City metro area communities, though we have some members from as far away as western Kansas and central Illinois. Members are of all ages and backgrounds and are welcomed without discrimination. You will find singles, couples, and families with children at our events.
As a naturist organization we do require nudity, though exceptions to this rule are permitted on a case-by-case basis for women and children. It is our hope that you will be ready to enjoy the freedom of naturism, and that you will feel safe among some of the friendliest people you will ever meet.
The Heartland Naturist organization is a non-landed organization, which simply means that our organization does not own any land or facilities. Members and guests meet once or twice a month for nude events, activities, or social gatherings at members' homes or in a facility that we rent for the evening. On occasion the Heartland Naturists will travel to other nearby resorts and clubs such as Lake Edun or Show Me Acres.
The Heartland Naturist organization is open to all individuals regardless of race, creed, age, handicap, religion, marital status, or sexual preferences. All we ask of our visitors and prospective members is that they be reasonably normal people whose attitudes and actions are in harmony with naturist values and ideals. As a naturist organization, we believe in the concept of body acceptance, and therefore we reject the exploitation of the human body for commercial or sexual purposes. As naturists we hope to foster the belief that the human body is natural. Unfortunately, many people are misinformed and incorrectly assume that naturism has to do with sex.
Our organization is NOT a sex club, a dating service, a singles club, or a swingers club, so if this is what you are looking for please go elsewhere.
Naturists are ordinary people who observe normal ethics and laws. The only difference is that naturists prefer to be nude when and where it is appropriate. The Heartland Naturists organization is a family-oriented membership organization. The environment that we wish to encourage at our events is one of safety, comfort, respect, and acceptance where all present (men, women, and children) can relax in a non-threatening environment and participate without fear of inappropriate or unwanted behaviors.
We are always glad to help others to discover the exhilaration and freedom that can be found when one loosens the restraints of society and clothing and breaks free from the shackles of body shame.
We appreciate your interest in our organization and we look forward to meeting you. If you have any questions please contact us.
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