ARE NUDIST / NATURIST FILMS LEGAL?
For the most part, YES. The naturist/nudist films and documentaries
sold by Azov Films
are legal in every city, every state and every county within the
United States of America and every province within Canada. We
encourage you to read The History of
Naturism to educate yourself on this fascinating culture.
WHAT MAKES NATURIST FILMS LEGAL WHEN THERE MAY
BE NUDE CHILDREN INVOLVED?
Practicing Naturism in the USA is protected by the
First Amendment. In Canada, practicing Naturism is protected
by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Films showing
naturists practicing naturism would fall under Federal Jurisdiction.
Currently, there is no Federal law written that specifically
addresses films showing individuals, children included, involved in practicing naturism.
However, it is common not to consider these films illegal as the individuals are obviously not engaged in sexual
activity (it is common knowledge of what can be considered as sexual
activity). Pornographic films, however, involving minors are not
protected by the First Amendment or the Charter of Rights and
Freedoms and are illegal in nearly every country.
If the naturist film contains a minor child
(widely considered to be a person under the age of 18) then
USC Title 18, Section 2257
is evaluated in the USA, and
Section 163.1 of the
Criminal Code of Canada. These sections of the law define,
and specifically forbid, material involving minors engaged in sexual
activity or simulated sexual activity. Furthermore, anything
that is "lewd" can also be considered as "pornographic". For
example, close ups of the genital area or sexually suggestive poses
can be considered "lewd" and thus illegal under the aforementioned
sections of the law. A true naturist film that does not
violate the law will not have close ups of the reproductive organs
of the participants; children and adults alike.
The depiction of adults and children nude in the
visual media has enjoyed constitutional protection in the United
States since 1958, when the Supreme Court vacated a Court of Appeals
finding that Sunshine & Health magazine could be obscene (Sunshine
Book Co. v. Summerfield, Postmaster General, 355 U.S. 372). The
right to depict adults and children in innocent nude poses has been
upheld without a pause for more than 40 years. In case after case, the Supreme
Court and lower courts have always upheld the constitutionality of
"nudity without more," specifically referring to the nudist
depiction as a fully constitutional form of expression. The
Azov Films naturist videos are
widely sold in all of the United States, United Kingdom, Asia, Europe, South America, Canada, Australia
and Africa. The only exception may be countries where nudity of
any kind is banned, i.e. Iraq, Syria, and Iran.
We are not lawyers, nor do we claim to know the
law in your area. If you are at all unsure about the legality
of naturist films in your country, then don't buy!
- We do not sell nor condone the sale of child
- Our naturist/nudist films are of authentic naturism and
are not obscene, lewd,
sexually oriented, lascivious, or pornographic. They
are not illegal to own, sell or distribute. Our
naturist films are suitable for viewing by all family
We have no pornography,
obscene material, lewd material, lascivious exhibition of
the genitals, prurient conduct, vulgarity, or close-ups of
body parts in our naturist films.
- We do not encourage, support, or take responsibility for
individuals or groups who have a pedophilic/voyeuristic
interest in our products.
- We DO NOT advertise in newsgroups, SPAM
email or SNAIL MAIL. We have NO association whatsoever with such groups or
- We reserve the right to deny sale to anyone
for any reason. Please read our
- You do not have to be 21 or older to
- Participants, and where applicable parents and/or
guardians, had full knowledge of video cameras filming their
activities and were willing contributors.
- Be sure to check out
more information on nudists, nudist films and much more!
- Be sure to check out
THE HISTORY OF NATURISM.
- We have attorneys and consultants
routinely monitoring our website content and films to ensure
we comply with all applicable laws. Each film sold on
this website is reviewed prior to listing. No film we
sell violates Canadian or American law. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for
checking import laws in your country. We are not
lawyers and will not answer questions regarding your local
- We always co-operate with police and
other government officials for investigations regarding the
films we sell. You may contact us
for information regarding our attorneys. Customer
information will not be released without a Court Order.
U.S.C. Title 18,
Section 2257 Compliance Notice: All visual depictions displayed
on this Website may be exempt from the provision of 18 U.S.C.
section 2257 and 28 C.F.R. 75 as said visual depictions do not
consist of depictions of conduct as specifically listed in 18 U.S.C
section 2256 (2) (A) through (D),
(CLICK HERE TO HAVE THIS
EXPLAINED) but are merely depictions of
non-sexually explicit nudity. This site contains NO visual depiction
of "lascivious exhibition(s) of the genitals or pubic area," clothed
Criminal Code of Canada
Definition of "Child Pornography"