And perhaps not so human, but I shall leave that up to you.
Being naked and doing sports is fun for most people. Of course, there are always people whose body isn’t up to sports, either never was or isn’t anymore.
For those who enjoy it, having an indoor option is important. As you can see in the above image, the volleyball players have a lot of fun. In the sun. The times, they are a’changing though, as Bob Dylan already knew long ago. The times are bringing low temperatures, rain, cold things and a general unpleasantness for being outside. I am sure you see my point already.
This depends a lot on where you live and how many nude sport-folks you can round up. Going to a gym for a nude sports hour once a week sounds great but there’s hardly a gym that wants to open up for two people. Still, a nude gym hour is an option.
Here in the Netherlands, many swimming pools have an evening per month for nude swimmers. Sounds like a good option too – unless you’re not in the Netherlands. Sorry.
Following swimming is the good old sauna. Nude in the heat, what is better?
“Clothing-optional” is another phrase for nudity beaches, nudity retreats, and nudity resorts. Naturalists’ destinations around the world offer naked fun in the sun. “Naturist” is another word for naked—diving, dining, and dancing in your birthday suit. Social nudity refers to naked people being naked together.
Peruse the 15 best nude beaches on planet Earth. “Although still taboo in many places, casting aside your clothes at the shore has become a customary practice around the world in recent times. From rocky coastlines to talcum powder fine sands, and big city bays to secluded shores, there are now hundreds of beaches where it’s perfectly legal (or at least de facto legal) to sunbathe, swim and otherwise frolic beside the sea in nothing more than your birthday suit,” according to a CNN article. .
There is an American Association for Nude Recreation and National Nude Weekend is in July. Who knew? You can stay in the USA and bare your soul—I mean your body. TripSavvy lists the best clothing-optional resorts and nude beaches in the USA.
Hmmm. Suitcases would be lighter on airplanes.
However as a golden oldie, a public nudity scene is not on my Bucket List for a relaxing get-away trip. Viewing wrinkly old gals and hairy geezers is not my idea of a vacation paradise. Old folks, put some clothes on and cover up those shiny heinies. But there is no such place as a nude beach for senior citizens—or is there? Surf the internet and read about clothing-optional lifestyles for oldsters. That’s fancy talk for aging bums in the buff and topless tanning on a towel.
Blind Creek Beach is a nudity place in Ft. Pierce, Florida. Old geezers would certainly go blind if they get a gander at my saggy female parts. And I do not want to see male body parts waving in the wind either.
The old ladies I know don’t have a desire to take their aging bodies back in public places. We can celebrate ourselves by being fully clothed—and drinking Margaritas at an outdoor tiki bar.
But what if you decide to vacation at a nude place?
The TravelSmart website says, “Once you’re on a nudist beach, don’t stare, gawk, point, or giggle.” And slather sunscreen on exposed areas. Put a towel under your bare bottom when you lounge on chairs.
On the 9th April, a mild Saturday evening, in Newcastle two hours north of Sydney, a group of people lined up outside the Newcastle Regional Art Gallery in preparation for a private tour of the gallery. The tour was organised by the ROSCO Nudist Club and made possible by the Australian Naturist Federation (ANF) with some help from TAN magazine. The evening provided a rare opportunity to visit the gallery and have a guided tour while naked.
The idea behind the tour was to provide not only a unique experience for Naturists, but also to provide the opportunity through the resulting media exposure to spread the word about the existence of the ROSCO Club and the ANF, as well as providing the opportunity for members of the public who may have an interest in social nudity to participate in an organised event.
As an added incentive for those looking for “an excuse” to attend the event, it was advertised that profits from the evening would be donated to the McGrath Foundation’s mission to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia and increase Breast Cancer awareness in young women. A total of $500 was collected via donations from the night.
The event also saw the issue of media releases and a number of radio interviews and press coverage resulted. It is important to let people know that Naturism is a legitimate lifestyle and such mainstream media coverage is a great way to normalize clothes-free living in our society.
At the appointed time the doors were opened and the gallery staff directed those in attendance to a secure room where they could get undressed.
This is one of those topics that we have been trying to avoid during all those years of blogs. The combination of naturism or nudism and religion. The reason for this is that it is such a difficult issue to take a stand. There is no right or wrong. There is no evidence to trust. It is only about ideas, beliefs and opinions. And it can be seen from so many different angles. Is it possible that naturism and religion go hand in hand? Or does one automatically exclude the other? And who decides on that? The naturists? Christians, Muslims or Buddhists? God?
We have to underline that there is a very important word in the title of this blog post: “Musings”. What you will read here are nothing more than reflections. Thoughts and ideas. Do not wait for the definitive proof that naturism and religion go together. Or just not. You will not find it here. But we believe it is an interesting topic on which the muse. Maybe this blog could even help you on your spiritual path in the search for the right answers.
The idea of writing this post existed for quite some time, but recently it was triggered by a discussion that began in our blog post about the biggest fears of starting nudists. In short, Andrew (a long-time Naked Wanderings follower) had seen “the light” and turned against us. Tell our other readers not to listen to our “false teachings” because God does not want anyone to be a nudist.
The marathon “Cross Country Nudist” already has a confirmed date for this new cycle 2019 that will once again take place in the Yatan Rumi Naturist Reserve located on Provincial Route 28, on the way to Los Gigantes and a few kilometers from Tanti.
It is a curious and controversial Punillense career, which was born as controversial in 2005 and that after 14 years, it is affirmed as a Cordovan running classic, characterized by running free of clothes and traveling a whole path in the middle of the mountain landscape.
This year, the competition will be held on December 8 from 10:30 in the morning and will be divided into two categories: Elite (6 kilometers) and Amateur (3 kilometers), for both men and women 18 – 80 years old
It should be noted that being a nudist sports activity , it is governed by the standards of the International Nudist Federation, so that nudism is a mandatory requirement for all participants and the audience in the place. Promoting thus, the respect for the own body, the other people’s, and for the nature.
We often talk about naturism as a hobby to practice alone, in a group, with friends or family. Let’s start from the official definition of naturism:
“Naturism is a way of life in harmony with nature characterised by the practice of communal nudity with the intention of encouraging self-respect, respect for others and for the environment”.
There is no question of activity or hobby in this definition, but of a way of life … characterized by the practice of nudity in common. And this is an important point, naturism is a way of life. Some naturists do not totally agree with this definition and sometimes want to simplify it. Naturism is just the practice of nudity in common for the sake of comfort and simplicity.
In any case, we can say that naturism is not a hobby like any other, since it is not a hobby. This is not an activity that one practices during these hobbies. In fact, we can simply say that naturism is a way of living one’s hobbies, even one’s life, when one decides to live naked, at home or in a nudist village.
Naturism is practicing all kinds of activities, the same as everyone does, but naked. You love tennis and naturism, you can play naked. You love to draw and paint and are naturist, you draw and paint naked. You practice hiking and are naturist, you hike naked.
So, is naturism a way of life like any other, to change the question of the title of this article? Yes and no ! Each way of life is different and results from a personal choice. Each lifestyle reflects certain values that are transposed into the way of living, being and thinking. The word naturism reflects a more natural and simple way of life, far from the consumerist diktats of society. This is not the case, however, for all naturists. The common point between all naturists is the practice of nudity in common for the comfort it provides.
Travel trends come and go – from eco travel to medical tourism, spiritual travel to tornado tourism. One of the latest trends appears to be all about stripping things down to the basics. And I mean that literally.
The “nakation” – aka clothing-optional tourism – is becoming one of the fastest-growing segments of the travel industry. Shirking that outer layer at nude beaches and resorts and even on clothing-optional cruises has become the vacation choice du jour for hundreds of thousands of free-spirited Americans.
Travel industry experts suggest that nude recreation is fast becoming a billion dollar-a-year industry. It’s certainly bringing in big bucks in Florida, where the state’s tourism department reports that nude recreation made a US$7.4 billion economic impact in the Sunshine State last year.
Mature adults, 45 and older, make up the majority of nakationers, according to Mary Jane Kolassa, media relations representative for the American Association for Nude Recreation, or AANR, the oldest and largest advocacy group for nude recreation in North America.
“The demographics are shifting, however,” says Kolassa. “We’re seeing more millennials, Gen Xers, African Americans and Hispanics opening up to the joy and freedom offered by the nude travel experience.”
Behavioral scientists theorise that the appeal of nudism may relate in part to the need in our increasingly complex world for “tech detoxing” and going “off the grid” as remedies for the frenetic modern lifestyle. Ditching the duds, they reason, can be seen as one more way to simplify the chaos. Egalitarianism comes into play as well: without the trappings of clothing, it’s hard to stereotype someone as “blue collar” or “white collar” when there are no collars.
When most people consider visiting Florida, they think sunny beaches and Disney resorts. However, Florida is much more, with geography as diverse as the Sunshine State’s population, tourism opportunities abound statewide. North East Florida is one of my favorite places to visit. The climate is more moderate, with changing seasons, majestic live oaks, rolling terrain, rivers, springs, hiking and bike trails and eco-tourism opportunities at every turn. One of my favorite places to visit is White Springs in Hamilton County. It is a historical and rural community of approximately 800 residents about half way between Jacksonville and Tallahassee, just off of both I-10 and I-75, allowing easy access from any direction. White Springs has a downtown historical district that can be easily toured on foot. The Florida Folk Festival is held annually on Memorial Day weekend at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. Eco-tourism is featured at Big Shoals State Park with hiking, biking and birding trails and Hamilton County offers some of the best biking and kayaking in Florida.
Located just across the Suwannee River from the historic district is Suwannee Valley Nudist Resort (SVR) at 786 NW Stephen Foster Drive in White Springs. Suwannee Valley is one of Florida’s newest nudist resorts and was recently honored by the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) as the fastest growing AANR club for 2017. It is an over 21, AANR and The Naturist Society (TNS) compliant, full-service, clothing optional resort that is perfect for first time nudists as well as seasoned veterans. The owners, BG and Tom, pride themselves in offering the best service possible to their visitors by providing a safe and enjoyable clothing free environment.
They promote Suwannee Valley Resort as “North Florida’s Premier Clothing Optional Resort” and their motto is: “Come as a guest……come back as a friend.”
This resort has everything, a large 40’x22’ pool that is heated in winter and chilled in summer with ample seating, tables and umbrellas. A spa deck with a heated conversation pool that is great in the evenings. Over 90 spacious pull through RV sites on shaded lots with both 30A & 50A service. Cabin and RV rentals as well as tent camping. A brand new, full service restaurant with daily specials serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Food service is also available in the pool area. A spacious clubhouse with pool table, darts, a game area and TV. Live entertainment is featured on weekends and at special events. Enjoy water and court volleyball, water aerobics, hiking, wildlife (especially the many rabbits that live on the property), Petanque, horseshoes, firepit and shuffleboard. Clean showers are available pool side and in the club house bathroom along with laundry facilities. SVR is pet friendly with a large fenced in dog park and it provides complementary Wi-Fi.
I made the decision to start my new journey and visit every nudist campground in Georgia. I pulled up a list and discovered 10 of them plus one across the border, all in the state from the north Georgia mountains all the way east to the coast.
My first stop was Native Woods in Darien,GA. Darien is a small town located right off I95. It is known for its moss draped live oaks, picturesque views of the coastal rivers and marsh and its civil war history. There are also several family-run shrimp boats that pepper the docks. Be sure to grab some wild GA shrimp to cook while visiting.
Being new to the nudist community, I had no idea what to expect on my first camping trip-but I knew I was ready. As I pulled in through the front gates, I entered with an open mind; excited and ready for my journey to begin! I was met by a nice gentleman who walked me to my site and explained the ins and outs of the property as well as proper etiquette and rules. We went over the layout of the campground including locations of the bathhouse and clubhouse. He then gave me a quick rundown of all of the living critters I may encounter while there.
The temperature is in the 50s and dropping — next Sunday, the low is supposed to be 40. On top of that, it’s raining, the Duane Reade down the block is advertising Halloween specials, and all in all it just feels like summer ended a million years ago.
But it didn’t. Less than 3 weeks ago it was 90 degrees in New York City — only for one afternoon, true, but it was in the 80s for longer, and even when it dropped into the 70s it was still quite comfortable to be topless outdoors. So for the past several weeks we’ve been enjoying a valedictory lap around the parks of Manhattan, conscious that it was our last chance to enjoy them before the cold properly set in and the only thing getting denuded in the park would be the trees.
We started up at the north end of Central Park, which is like the upper reaches of the Himalayas in the sense that tourists never go that high, so you’ve basically got the place to yourself. There’s a meadow we like to use, which is secluded enough even at the height of summer and basically empty when fall rolls around. You can stand on your head with nothing on but a thong and no one sees, no one cares, no one says a word.
“I suppose it’s not a social norm, and not a manly thing to do — to feel, discuss feelings. So that’s what I’m giving the finger to. Social norms and stuff…what good are social norms, really? I think all they do is project a limited and harmful image of people. It thus impedes a broader social acceptance of what someone, or a group of people, might actually be like.” ― Jess C Scott, New Order
Those of you who have been on the Get Naked path with me have likely been wondering what’s up lately. If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably observed the multiple shifts in my profile name. I can’t seem to ‘nail myself down’ so to speak. I’ve been meditating on this for weeks. No matter what ‘brand’ or profile name I choose for myself, within a certain period of time, I begin to feel restricted and limited.
What I realized after a ridiculously long, drawn out process of contemplation is this. It does not matter what I call myself or how I brand myself as long as I don’t let the perception of others drag me down. Throughout this Get Naked journey there have been the following reactions (yes, I’m generalizing).
Those who express their gratitude for the inspiration I provide
Those who express their gratitude for my physical nakedness
Those who are confused by me and what it is that I represent
Those who objectify me by commenting on a particular body part rather than me as a whole person
When people share their enthusiasm for the path the I’m on and my willingness to publicly share my journey with them, I feel appreciated and understood. When people focus on my physical nakedness, it resonates with me on some levels, and on other levels, I still feel slightly misunderstood. The people who are confused by me are normally supportive, just lack understanding. However, it is the people who choose to comment on my “tits, ass, pussy” or my pubic hair, when I am posting a completely non sexual photo of myself, that truly trigger me.
On the flip side, I put out a poll asking my Twitter followers if they thought that my naturist posts could coexist with my sexual expression (in retrospect, I wish I had chosen the word sensual rather than sexual). The first option was the option I hoped the majority of my followers would choose. I hoped they would tell me that what I do with my body, how I express myself on Twitter or in person is of course 100% my choice. I was honestly quite surprised by the responses I received. I’ve barley posted since. It felt interesting to me that someone who says they are a nudist, yet has commented on my body parts, would then go on to tell me that my sexuality has no place on an account that I choose to share naturist focused photos.
One day your father, your wife, your daughter, your bff or your uncle Fred drops the word: they are nudists. If you have no idea what it is or how to handle this new information and you have a ton of questions, this document will help you on your way.
Or maybe you are uncle Fred, walking up and down the isle for the hundredth time, rehearsing the words you’re going to say: “Family, I am a nudist”.
In this article you will find some cornerstones for your speech and if you’re not that much of a talker, you can just print it out and shove it in front of people’s faces. Whatever you think is best, Fred.
Other than “nudist”, also the term “naturist” is often used, and in this blog we like to use “nudie”. Basically, it all comes down to the same thing. A naturist/nudist/nudie is someone who enjoys being naked, with or without the company of others.
Yes, many nudies enjoy the social factor. They go to the club, the resort or the beach to spend some time naked among other naked people. It’s quite comparable with any other type of club, a golf club for example. People get to know each other, do some sports, have some chats and drink some wine. Except that everyone is naked.
The specific place is between the pair of high tower towers of Torreguadiaro to the south and the rocks that separate it from Cala Sardina to the north. In the middle of this stretch of coast is the small hotel of La Milla de Plata, from which the beach takes its name. The southern half, that is between the hotel and the apartment towers, is the quietest for nudism and although it has more rocks it is always possible to give us a refreshing soak in its transparent waters. There we have seen some that others practising nudism, always without conflicts with the other bathers.