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Getting naked in quarantine: Interest peaks in nudist lifestyle during COVID-19 pandemic

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After months of COVID-19 related closures, naturists are removing the shackles of life in quarantine by removing their clothes.

“There’s something about taking your clothes off that makes you feel like you’re really finally losing all the shackles of society and all the rules,” says Stéphane Deschênes, owner of Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park near Newmarket, Ont. “You almost feel cleaner because your body is breathing and you can feel the sun on your skin. Makes you feel very alive.”

“You almost feel cleaner because your body is breathing and you can feel the sun on your skin. Makes you feel very alive.”

Stéphane Deschênes, owner of Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park near Newmarket, Ont

And Deschênes is not alone. The naturist resort has been welcoming more visitors than usual during this time of year, especially thanks to sunshine and summer-like temperatures last weekend.

A woman cooks at a barbeque at the Bare Bistro
Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park A woman cooks at a barbeque at the Bare Bistro at a naturist resort near Newmarket, Ont.

“We were unusually busy,” he says. “I think people had a ton of cabin fever.”

He says he’s looking forward to welcoming even more visitors now that the Ontario government is allowing all short-term rentals.

Meanwhile, at Ponderosa Nature Resort in Freelton, Ont., there’s been an increase in the number of inquiries about memberships and permanent residences.

“I think people are looking ahead at the future of travel,” says resort spokesperson Shawn Rutledge. “We have a lot of snowbirds that season here who are anticipating not being able to snowbird this coming winter. So those people have started to inquire about permanent residence, as well.”

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Source: CTV News

Original publication 5 June, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 24th June 2020

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