Naturismor nudismis a cultural and political movement practicing, advocating, and defending personal and social nuditymost but not all of which takes place on private property. The term may also refer to a lifestyle based on nudists naturists clubs,
family, or social nudism. Nudists naturists clubs
may be practiced individually, within a family, socially, or in public. Additionally, there is also militant naturism, including campaigning, and extreme naturism is sometimes considered a separate category. Several other terms "social nudity", " public nudity ", " skinny dipping ", "sunning", and "clothes-free" have been proposed as alternative terms for naturism, but none has found the same widespread public acceptance as the older terms "naturism" and in much of the United States "nudism".