The Australian Nudists Foundation has issued "no overt sex" guidelines for unofficial nude beaches, in response to a rising backlash over public sex and swingers parties.
The foundation published guidelines of appropriate behaviour for naturists in a website that was launched on March 13.
The guidelines come amid the adverse publicity surrounding a month-long orgy at a controversial north Queensland nudist colony.
ANF secretary Paul Brown said that they wanted to show a new public face, and also felt that it was important to issue guidelines for novices about appropriate behaviour.
"Naturists enjoy social nudity, but like everyone else they keep their sex life private," News.com.au quoted him as saying.
"Many people erroneously believe that our lifestyle has sexual overtones, that couldn't be further from the truth, and we constantly have to remind people that we do nothing naked that you don't do fully clothed," he said.
He further said that the website featured full frontal nudity, but was not pornographic.
"If you are a long-term nudist or just curious about trying public nudity for the first time, have a look," he stated.
"Don't worry, you won't encounter overt sex or swinging at any NF affiliated club," he added.