What I Learned Spending a Day at a Nudist Resort

A nice article about a nudist experience: What I Learned Spending a Day at a Nudist Resort. Although as a long time naturist a day naked has a different ending. Here are some highlights of this article:

  • Pubic hair is out. Definitely not entirely true but by being naked among other naked people, we realize a lot of people get rid of their pubic hair for sure.
  • Scrotum piercings, however, TOTALLY IN and people are hiding insane tattoos. I think that most nudist don’t care about other people piercing and tattoos, but yes being naked reveal everything.
  • The difference in human bodies is staggering. And this is great for body acceptance!
  • Being told you look younger isn’t a compliment when you’re naked. Not really sure about this one.
  • It’s easier to be friendly when you’re naked. Definitely a great characteristic of nudists.
  • Swingers and fetishists overlap with nudists, but they’re not the same thing and nudity doesn’t equal sex. Social nudism is about carrying your normal life naked. And yes, some nudists are swingers, and some swingers are probably not nudists, but these two groups of people (swingers and nudists) are not the same.
  • Never underestimate the value of sunscreen. Simple truth!
  • Eye contact is critically important. Even more in a nudist environment where staring is a big no-no. And by looking at people in the eye, you see their soul.
  • We naturally want to be clothed. No, not true for everybody, particularly for nudists who have embraced the lifestyle, we naturally want to be naked.

As you will read, even if you disagree with some parts of this article, I think overall it’s a great view on nudism and its many benefits. Enjoy!

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A week-end at SunEden

Many people ask what naturists do when at a naturist resort. I do not know what they imagine or expect, but the reality is probably less mucky than what their imagination can think about. To dispel any myth around naturism, here’s my recent week-end at SunEden, a South African naturist resort, affiliated to the South Africa National Naturist Association, situated approximately one hour North of Johannesburg, in the middle of the bush.

Nakedness starts where the motorway ends

After around 40 minutes of driving on the motorway from Joburg starts the gravel road that leads to SunEden. For me, this is the signal of nakedness. Five hundred meters away from the last remnant of civilization, I stop the car, and throw my clothes away for a 20-minute naked drive. I was waiting for this moment for a while and every minute spent naked counts! Last right turn and here I am in front of the gate, calling Maria. Sesame opens!

After chitchatting for a couple of minutes with Maria, I am unlocking the door of my chalet, a simple one-bedroom little house, with an outside kitchen and a piece of garden. As I was arriving mid-day, it was perfect time to get a light lunch. But before, I went for a walk around the vast domain. With 35 hectares of land, and dozens of antelopes walking around freely, SunEden is a natural heaven. It had rained over the last couple of days, and the track is muddy in some places. Putting my barefoot in the mud is a wonderful sensation that drives me back to my natural human roots.

As I walk, a light wind makes the temperature ideal to be naked. It’s just a wonderful time. Two springboks are lying next to the track, looking at me, but frightened as I come closer. Off they go. I continue walking around for the next 30 minutes, covering most of the domain in a stress less hike. As the sun comes sometimes out of the clouds, I start to sweat and find the swimming pool very appealing. Due to the cloud cover, I’m the only swimmer. The water is delicious and cool down my entire body. But, I’m starting to be hungry and it’s time for lunch!

Getting healthy and happy

I am getting a salad and a sumptuous avocado. The perfect light lunch to recover after a busy week. Finishing lunch, I make a good coffee and grab a magazine for a relaxing moment. However, the sun has decided to be more generous than expected and I realize I’ve forgotten a cap. No issue. I take my wallet and head to the shop, the Kraaines, where Maria greets me. I get a brand new cap, we talk a little about the weather and the much needed rain, then go back to my chalet to start working on this article. With a wonderful sun, birds chirping and insects flying around, ideas flow through my fingers as I type them. All is condensed in those moments where, naked, you feel so well that you do not need much but this simple freedom.

It’s now time to go back to my novel. I need to finish it. It has been a long winding story and I really need to get to the bottom of it! Let’s go, I’m in the right mood! While I was working on a new chapter, the marketing manager of the resort comes to have a quick chat with me. He wants to know if everything’s OK, invite me at having a beer in the evening and goes his way after a brief chitchat. A wonderful chap, like many naturists. After some pages written, a nice tea and biscuits, the sun is slowly going down, time to go for a beer with other SunEden residents at the bar. Going back to my chalet, feeling sleepy, I took a quick shower, have a light dinner and hit the sack for a long peaceful night.

Early birds chirping wake me up gently. It’s dawn and I feel great. I make my first cup of warm tea and go wandering outside. Time for some action. Grabbing my running shoes, I go for my morning jogging around SunEden. After 40 minutes and some gym movements, I grab a towel and head for the swimming pool to break my sweat. Water around my body is the most wonderful feeling ever. I am now ready for a breakfast under the rising sun. With an unfinished coffee, I open my laptop to continue writing this post. Plans for morning? Reading, working on my tan, writing, chatting with residents and who knows?

No clothes, only smiles

Just before lunch, as the weather gets warmer, I go to the swimming pool. There, while I am reading and relaxing on a lounge chair, Burt, a resident comes for a chat. We talk about each other for a while, he says he came four times and decided to purchase a house there. I am a bit jealous as he made a choice I cannot make right now. But I know deep inside that this time will come. I explain how I came to know SunEden and how it became a relaxing retreat during my hectic schedules. We chat like old friends, although we did not know each other five minutes before, and all that in complete nakedness, not even actually thinking about it, but smiling all the time.

The wonderful characteristic of naturists is their smile. As we look at each other in the eyes, smiling becomes natural. You meet smiling people, happy as they are. And no, it is not the holiday effect, most people at SunEden when I am there are not on holiday. They are working people, just coming for a naturist weekend, spending good naked time with friends, enjoying nature sans clothes. Because, one of the key benefits of naturism in places like SunEden is nature.

You are surrounded by nature, trees, animals, birds. You have modern comfort, and no unnecessary luxury. And as you are not wearing anything, no clothes to take care off. Just getting naked and enjoying life, doing what you like best, whether it’s reading, swimming, walking or just chilling with friends. So this is it, after a relaxing week-end, it was time to say goodbye, to get some clothes on to go back to the textile world, but with wonderful memories and a new found energy!

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7 tips to plan your next nakation

Winter is coming to an end and you look forward to spending time naked in the sun. Here’s a simple seven-step process to plan your next vacation with nudism/naturism in mind.

  1. Decide the length. You may not be in total control of the duration of your next holiday, due to personal or professional reasons. However, the planned duration will help you chose where you can go. If you have one week only, you’ll need to pick a nearby place that you can reach in a couple of hours. If you have two weeks or more, you can decide to take up to one full day to reach your vacation. The later works very well in Winter, since remember while it’s Winter in one hemisphere, it’s summer in the Southern hemisphere. So from Europe, you could go to the Caribbean, South Africa or Australia for instance for your next nakation. Many countries are nudist friendly and have naturist resorts and beaches, expand your naked horizon.
  2. Decide the budget. Going on holiday costs money: for the trip, the stay, the food and extras. If you are on a tight budget, camping may be an option. If you want more comfort, you’ll need more cash on hand. So be clear not to be negatively surprised. Sometimes, naturist venues are more expensive than textile ones for weird reasons, and it may impact your budget negatively. Think particularly about the extras. Sometimes it’s cool to be able to get a piña colada, naked on a beach, so get sure you put enough money on the extras so you can indulge yourself.
  3. Decide the surroundings. Seaside, mountain, countryside, city? Whatever you like, narrow your choice to your preferred place. Check what activities you can practice around as well. You may stay in a mountainous environment with a lake and enjoy cool beach too. You may stay in a place where you practice naked hiking also. Look outside of the campsite or resort what you can do naked or clothed. Sometimes, you can walk to a nearby nudist beach, from your nudist resort entirely naked, sometimes not. Some places offer naked activities outside of the resort, some have no activities at all. Some have just a clothing optional pool but you need to be clothed in the resort. Check well the T&Cs and the activities.
  4. Pick three places that fit your choice. Why three and not one? Simply because marketing is one thing, reality is another. Once you chose three places, go over social networks, look for customer experiences, ask your network about advice and real experience with the place. Look for customer experience on non-nudist networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Trip Advisor and on nudist networks. Once you gathered some intelligence, you’re ready to make a choice and book.
  5. Book your trip. Call the chosen resort and negotiate pricing so you come up with the best possible offering for the budget you have. Some places have different pricing depending on the location of the room/bungalow/tent, and if you intend to be out of your room or bungalow most of the time, it may make sense to book a cheaper place at the back of the lot for instance. Remember your extras will almost always be higher than expected. While booking, confirm the activities you discussed on steps 3 and 4. Sometimes activities change year over year, and there may be less or more options here. Better be safe than sorry.
  6. Prepare your packing list. The good think with naturist holidays is you won’t need t a lot of clothes and therefore can use only a carry-on luggage (great option for low cost airline that charges extra for checked luggage). Of course, plan for the unexpected chilly evening or that visit that you want to do to the nearby town that will require clothing. By experience, take minimum clothes, so you minimize your clothing time to the max. Do not forget to think about the activities you’re going to do locally: playing tennis, hiking, windsurfing, etc. This may require special gears like hiking shoes and a simple pareo if you hike light or naked outside of the resort for instance, or your tennis racket. Think about sunscreen and hats. Nakation requires more sunscreen than others, as your body we’ll need to be entirely protected.
  7. Check all travel required papers. This includes passports and visas. Some visas require 2 weeks to be issued, redoing a passport may take 3 to 4 weeks. So plan this well ahead so your holiday time is not spoilt. Ensure you get all hotel and transfer vouchers if any. It’s always painful to pay for a transfer that you booked but forgot the voucher at home. You can also check the legislation on nudity in the country you are going to. Once again, leverage your network to know more about the local rules. Like we say, when in Rome, do like Romans.

On D-day, jump into your clothes and head to your holiday spot. On arrival, get in the mood as soon as possible. That means, get naked as soon as you arrive. If you’re a newbie naturist, you can keep lightly covered the first hour or so, but I would encourage to get fully undressed as soon as possible. A nakation is really a nakation when you can freely move around naked. If I can, I undress in the car before reaching the destination for instance. The more naked, the better. There are clubs or resorts that allow clothing in the evening, so the choice is yours if you want to stay naked or get clothed. Weather permitting, I prefer full nudity, but once again, it’s a matter of choice. Whatever your chose, ensure you spend great holidays, keep the naturist spirit high, come back full of wonderful images in your mind, and share your experience with your other naturist fellows!

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What motivates me to nudism and being a nudist?

Source : What motivates me to nudism and being a nudist?

As nudist/naturist, nudity is a kind of a given. But did you ever think about why it is so? The above article provides some views on what motivates nudist to being nudist and to undress as soon as weather and conditions permits. I always find joyful to stop and reflect about what we do what we do. Nudity and nudism are an integral part of my life and of every nudist’s life, discover what could be the reasons.

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#nudism as told by two women

tn5One of the recurring themes on naturists forums is the, somehow, lack of women. It’s sometimes true there are more men than women interested by naturism, online. On nude beaches or nudist resorts, I still feel women are well represented and parity is almost perfect. Now, when you discuss nudism with women and men, women are generally less enthusiast to try. They may feel less secure, more vulnerable. So when other women share their experience about nudism, it’s the kind of information worth spreading.

The first story comes from Kimberlee, who shares her experience at the Caliente Resort in Florida. Kimberlee shares how she moved from body shame to body acceptance by getting naked. As she said to get over her body shame, “I gave myself a challenge to go to a clothing optional resort”. I love the way she shares how people are just behaving normally while naked: “It was as if I was in another continent seeing natives in their own habitat”. Then she realizes many other people were like her, with bumps and lumps, but just acting naturally naked: “They were happy, enjoying life and very non-judgmental, respectful and loving towards the others”. And then the epiphany: “After ten minutes of watching people do their thing, as if they were at a golf and country club pool I noticed one ever big difference. Total acceptance!” She discovers the beauty of naturism, respect! No matter what or who, people respect you: “I felt more comfortable here tanning than at a non-nudist pool.” She continues sharing her very positive experience this day and closes her post with “It was true life changing experience. ..for the better!” This is what nudism does to people!

The second story comes from Ireland. Here, a journalist for the Idependent.ie news magazine, Sarah Carey, shares her experience at a nudist campsite in France. Sarah starts with her anxiety about getting naked to her choice of non-trimmed pubic hair. At the camp, she discovers the beauty of shapes and that “perfection was freakish”. She realizes too that “we’ve been crushed by bodily shame and anxiety.” She closes the articles by talking about her clothes: “Taking them off was the only way to liberate myself.” As a whole, I am not sure whether she enjoyed her week, but she made quite a lot of positive discoveries.

Overall, I loved the fact that both felt different after, that they felt liberated from the norms imposed by modern society. In the end this is what matters to naturist: feeling themselves in their best suit: the one they got at their birthday!

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6 ideas to spend the long Labor Day week-end NAKED!

We are just about to start a 3-day week-end for those who are celebrating Labor Day, by not working! It’s an ideal time, with spring blossoming in the northern hemisphere, to spend 3 full day sans clothing! So for those who might be clueless about what to do, here are 6 simple ideas for you to enjoy 3 full day of complete nudity.

  1. Pay a visit to your local naturist resort. Place a phone call, check if there’s some vacancy, pack your minimum suitcase and on we go! A great way to relax and enjoy nudity in a safe and fun environment. If you are a newbie, you’ll have 3 full days to get into the nudism mood.
  2. Throw your clothes away on Thursday evening and stay home. Whether you’re a home nudist or cannot go to a naturist resort, just stay home and get naked. You do not need clothes to do what you have to do at home. If you are organized, you can pack your fridge with food so you do not have to get dressed to go shopping.
  3. Head to the closest nudist beach. The sun is out? Go to the beach and work on your tan, without any lines. If you can, drive to the beach naked and come back naked. Extra minutes without having to dress.
  4. Celebrate the World Naked Gardening Day. On Saturday May 2, the world is celebrating the World Naked Gardening Day. It’s a great occasion to go outside, rain or sun, and take care of your garden with the best suit you have, your birthday suit!
  5. Pack a rucksack and head to the nearest hiking trail. Three days are just enough to go on a long trail hike and experience the exhilaration of naked hiking. Look on the Internet for a hike in your neighborhood or get to your hiking guide, ask friends to join and hop on the bus gus, and get yourself free!
  6. Invite friends to a bring-and-share naked party. You have some nudist friends or some non-nudists who are open-minded? Throw a simple pool or garden party over the week-end, and ask each to bring and share food and beverages. Organize some games, forget your clothes and have fun!

I wish you a great and relaxing Labor Day week-end! Enjoy it, naked of course!