Ethical Naturism is a concept first introduced by Stéphane Deschênes in the April 2011 episode of The Naturist Living Show Podcast. It is one end of a scale, the other being "Recreational Naturism”, which attempts to create a taxonomy that classifies the various types of naturists/nudists. Ethical Naturists are described as seeing themselves as part of a philosophy with ethical and moral aspects while recreational nudists are simply participating in a leisure activity that involves nudity.
- "The Naturist Living Show, Ethical Naturists plus a Naturist Pioneer". 2011.
We introduce the concept of the Ethical Naturist.
- "Ethical Naturism". 2011.
It is a life philosophy with physical, psychological, environmental, social, and moral benefits.
- "Recreational Naturism versus Ethical Naturism". 2011.
The Ethical Naturist and the Recreational Naturist . . . is a scale with most positioned somewhere between the extremes.