So, on the Brazilian coast, there are plenty of options to practice naturism. Officially, there are ten beaches for relaxing without clothes, but nudism is practiced in at least 300 more places throughout Brazil. In some regions, there are official rules of conduct and nudity is not only permitted by law, but is mandatory. For naturist groups, nudity is a way to be in harmony with nature and show respect for other people. This has nothing to do with sex and perversion, as some websites say, André Herdy, president of the Brazil Naturist Association, says.