No Nudes is Bad Nudes

Memorial Day traditionally has been the kickoff opening for nudist resorts in climate-challenged regions like ours. I’ve enjoyed nude sunbathing for years and, as others have told me, it’s no big thing.

The resorts have ranged from ‘naturist-primitive’ – like the one we have near Sodus, NY – to ‘pool side umbrella drinks’ such as a resort I know near Toronto. But whatever the location, nudists enjoy the sun and the freedom allowed by a clothes -free environment.

This freedom comes from total body acceptance without regard to the ‘young, beautiful, slender bodies’ and ‘latest fashion’ pressures that dominate our culture. While getting a tan, I’ve seen the bodies of senior citizens, kids, mastectomy survivors, scar victims, fat people, skinny people, and just about everyone else under the sun. It’s hard to believe – but nobody really cares what you look like. For first time nudists, the naked novelty idea wears off after about five or ten minutes – really.

In this society, we associate being naked with sex – but nudist resorts are about as sexy as dog shows. There are no displays of physical affection, teasing bikinis, or “enhanced” SpeedO’s. Sun worshippers surprised me at first. Most are just average, tradition – bound Americans with this one rebellious activity which they do not consider rebellious at all.

Do they worry about skin damage from the sun? Oh please – virtually everything is relatively safe when done in moderation. And anything done regularly to the extreme is usually harmful – especially moderation.


2 Responses to “No Nudes is Bad Nudes”

  1. Bill says:

    Over the years I have met quite a few nudists. Your remark about nudist resorts being about as sexy as a dog show is so true–in more ways than one.


  2. Joe Belle-Isle says:

    Oh BOY! When your young and in love the aspect of gettin’ nekkid in an erotic evening of passion is so- well pasionate.
    Turn the clock ahead 60 yr’s and she throws that, “I could get another man you know!!” at you.
    There’s only one really viable answer.
    “Hop to it!!…..and while your at it get me a McDonalds 1/4 pounder meal.”

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