The naked truth: is naturism dying out in Germany?

The practice of FKK – being naked in nature – has declined because of a new nudity taboo. But some groups report a rise in membership

For decades Germans have extolled the benefits of free body culture – or being naked in nature. But a German sexologist has claimed that the practice of FKK, as it is widely known, is dying out due to a new “nudity taboo”.

Once a focal point of German bathing culture, FKK has been pushed to the margins of most of Germany’s beaches and lakesides, according to the author Kurt Starke.

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