This is the new Naturist Symbol! Officially voted for by many naturists on Twitter. With special thanks to BjörC./TeamNaturist for organizing the voting and Central IL Nude Dude for creating the chosen #NaturistSymbol.
The source files are free to download from the website www.naturistsymbol.org.
These files can be used by anyone spreading the joys and benefits of naturism/nudism throughout the world, also for commercial purposes. For free! (source)
What is the purpose of the Naturist Symbol?
To make naturists visible. In a clothed world it is hard to recognize a fellow naturist. This neutral symbol is safe to use. Nobody will be offended by a picture of sun and water. And it is a good conversation starter when people see you wearing this symbol on a t-shirt or a cap.
But nobody knows it!
Not yet. Give it time to become adopted and recognized. A few decades ago the rainbow flag was just a flag with many colors. Now all over the world associate it with the LGBT+ community. And with visibility come acceptance and legal rights. In my ideal world all are free to wear or not to wear what they want. But in a world where nudity is often illegal, we still have long way to go.
Other naturist symbols
In Europe this symbol is quite well known. Although it is a beautiful design, it never worked for me. A perfect-body-woman does not represent naturism. Important in naturism is body acceptance. And let’s be honest, that’s not what this image shows. And as a gay man, I don’t put a sticker of a woman on my car.
The INF-FNI logo is also quite well known, but can’t be used by commercial companies that are not a member this organization. The new naturist symbol can be used by anybody who wants to promote naturism!
What can you do?
Start using the symbol today! Add it to your profile picture on social media. Use it if you run a company. And spread the word, so the entire world will soon know the Naturist Symbol.
Additional information (2020-10-24):
Official website of the Naturist Symbol: https://naturistsymbol.org