This text is intended as a guide for all enthusiastic Naktiv people and attempts to define the Naktiv community in a meaningful way. Even the word manifesto is appropriate for the society, as it means to make public, in latin. This is currently a work in progress, and the author/s appreciate your feedback. Send your comments to the site admin.

1. To support and encourage naked activities everywhere.

a. To encourage naked activities.
The society believes strongly that being naked is okay in all contexts and thus encourages nakedness in everyday life. This does not mean that everyone has to be naked if they do not wish to be, or even that naktiv people must always be naked. This does mean however that those who want to be naked at any given time can be.

b. To facilitate the organising of naked activities.
The society encourages people to take part in naked activities by providing contact points to groups who meet for naked events.

c. To be a reference source for naked activities.
The society will maintain a central and accessible source of reference material, historical and up-to-date where possible, covering nakedness in private and in public spheres, relating to all forms of moral and ethical, legal, personal and societal, etc., ramifications thereof.

2. To educate society that the naked human body is acceptable in all contexts.

a. A responsibility to educate society concerning nakedness.
The society will attempt to clarify the rights of each and every individual to be naked, or to be clothed, or anything in between, without prejudice, and believes everyone has the right to look away if they see something they do not like. This point is essentially about social freedom.

b. To show how healthy and non-shameful the naked human body is.
The society shall demonstrate, using textual and graphic references where possible, how being naked is a positive action with beneficial mental and physical aspects for the whole of human society.

c. To attempt to disassociate society’s automatic linking of sex and violence and the media with nudity.
Nudity is often associated with sex through pornography, linked to selling goods via advertising, and bound to violence in films and television, and in all forms of media. The society aims to separate plain nudity from all the violence and sex and commercialism – this may sound like a big target (and it is), but every mountain can only be climbed by taking the first step of many.

3. To decriminalize the naked human body.

a. To formalize the freedom of choice to wear, or not, clothes.
The freedom to wear clothes, or to wear particular clothes, or to wear no clothes, is an individual and inalienable right of each and every person on the planet Earth, and there should be no law of any land which may be misused by the loud and righteous minority to dictate how anyone else chooses to dress. To this end the society will work with the legal system to formalize this situation.

b. To offer advice, and to recommend actions, against negative resistance to being naked.
Where people are being pressured to dress, or to dress in a particular manner to conform to some arbitrary and so-called standard, the society will offer advice and recommend ways to resist this pressure where possible. Civil disobedience and Ghandi’s successful non-violent resistance approach springs to mind as a positive starting point.


This content also available in: deDeutsch (German)