No Nudes is Bad Nudes

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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 anyone 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.

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4 Responses to “No Nudes is Bad Nudes”

  1. Brenda says:

    Hey I’m not buying the whole skin damage thing. I haven’t been to a nudist beach, but I have been in a tanning bed. Lets just say some parts tanned, but other parts burned. I wasn’t using the booth like a fool either.

    Anyway, which one is you Paolo? I dig the nudist thing, but don’t think I could ever be nude like that. Even though it would probably be a total spiritual release. Imagine being able to lift the weight of self consiousness of one’s shoulders. It sounds terrific.

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  4. Nudism says:

    Nudism is all about being comfortable with your own overall body as well as the body of others. Many people think it’s something sex-related or perverted, that is just not the way it is. There is nothing quite as good as the experience of the fresh air on your body and not having to be concerned about what you’re planning to dress yourself in.

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