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‘Being naked isn’t a sexual thing’: Inside the secret world of nude beaches

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Filled with nerves, I intentionally left my bikini behind before embarking on my first nudist beach experience on the uninhabited Lokrum Island in Croatia.

This was the only way I could be sure that the fear of baring it all in front of strangers wouldn’t cause me to back out at the last minute.

After scanning the rocky beach, located on the south-eastern part of the island, I positioned myself on a rock right next to the water so I could dive in to cool off – or if I felt shy.

As the sun warmed my body, my uneasiness around being naked in public soon melted away with the heat.

Then a boat packed with tourists clutching long lens cameras crept close to the shore. Aghast, I jumped into the ocean, allowing the deep blue sea to shield me from their curious gazes.

Despite this rather unwelcome interruption, my love of nude beaches officially began on that day in 2016, and I was soon seeking them out everywhere I went.

Darcy Tuscano, an educational development consultant who lives within hiking distance of two nude beaches in southern Spain, is also a big fan of the practice.

“It’s a wonderful feeling to strip down after a hot hike and run into the sea. It’s very invigorating,” says Tuscano.

“My kids are growing up without having any shame of their bodies and they’re seeing all types and shapes of bodies proudly displayed with no embarrassment or puritanical ‘covering up.’

“Being naked isn’t a sexual thing on a beach.”

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Source: 7News

Original publication 19 June, 2021

Posted on NatCorn 24th June 2021

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