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Old 07-22-2009, 07:02 PM
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So, I thought this might be a good topic because Husband and I like to camp and swim at clothing-optional places (abbreviated to c/o). I cringe at being labeled a "nudist" just because I like to do this, but I guess that is what I am by definition. However, I prefer to focus on the "optional" part, very much the way "poly" people would rather focus on the "amory" part, at least intellectually.

There are so many ways that the discussions on this board could apply to nudism (or "naturism" as some folks call it) if you interchanged a few words. For example, the overlap between the "swingers" scene is eerily similar, as well as the focus on couples and women in certain contexts. Also, the ongoing debate about the grey areas where nudity and sexuality overlap (as well as the areas to which they are exclusive). Although I do not have nor do I plan to have children, this too is a big point of contention within the c/o scene.

My whole motivation is comfort - I hate the feeling of a wet bathing suit and I also hate the feeling of clothes all sweaty and digging in to me on a hot day. I do tell people I meet because some of them turn out to be curious and want to try it, but I don't go around trying to "convert" people.

Now, I am not writing a book or an article here, so I'm leaving this open ended to see where the discussion will go, instead of starting off with a bunch of opinions and theories about this topic.

Anyone else here like hanging out naked?

This is one place we like to go (actually, Husband is kind of bored with it because HE is the one who needs "variety" when it comes to PLACES, while I find a PLACE i like and want to go back there over and over. I am the same way with food (although I do like to try new things), books, and movies. So, we haven't been going here as much this year as in past years):

http://abbottsglen.com/
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:23 PM
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We're born naked! If it were socially acceptable to roam around naked and enough people were doing it that I wouldn't be the object of too much attention, I'd be naked all the time. Except for sneakers. NYC streets are filthy.

Sadly, I can't run naked through my house until after 9 when the child is in bed. He's at that age where he wants to know why I don't have a penis and insists on telling my friends that I am lacking one because he's "seen mommy naked". Then I get the funny looks and comments.
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:59 PM
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Ya, I was brought up seeing both of my parents naked around the house, so that probably has something to do with the way I feel about it now which is... not a big deal. They never brought me to a c/o campground or anything, but I don't ever remember wondering why my mother didn't have a penis, and if I ever asked that, she would have just told me why.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:17 AM
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Another nudist here.... I've never been to a "clothing optional" public place, but I am nude at home whenever I can be. (Having extended family living here, it isn't always possible.)
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:26 AM
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Being nude is great! If it were up to me there would be no bans on nudity anywhere - people should be free to do what they like (as long as they respect another persons integrity/property obviously). Imagine a world where people would be running around naked, loving eachother, sharing, polyamourous. Wonder where the name eden came from

I plan on visiting an island in the south of france soon where everyone is nude - it's supposed to be a great atmosphere there - probably a bit of a different world.

Ile de Levant

Get the Ferry from le Lavendou - is a naturist island established since the 1950's full of artists and nudists living back-to-nature. If you're looking for sensual adventure, they say the island is invaded by sensualists of all nationalities in the first two weeks of August.
Visit Ile de Levant website


http://www.iledulevant.com.fr/v2/index.htm

http://www.le-guide.com/sunlovers/azurnature.html

Ygirl: 'when it comes to PLACES, while I find a PLACE i like and want to go back there over and over' -> I am exactly the same way - also with restaurants etc
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:42 PM
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I'm that way with restaurants too... Fortunately, that is one of the areas where Husband is also a creature of habit!

I was originally planning on making the first thread in this forum about food, foodies, and food-porn...
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Being nude is great! If it were up to me there would be no bans on nudity anywhere - people should be free to do what they like (as long as they respect another persons integrity/property obviously). Imagine a world where people would be running around naked, loving eachother, sharing, polyamourous. Wonder where the name eden came from )

I think in modern day this would be a bad thing. Theres way to many STD's around now adays. Our luck wed end up creating gonasiphalisisareaIVDS. That..or super AIDs
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Old 07-28-2009, 03:16 AM
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Curly and I are Burners, so one the highlights of our year is a regional Burn. Clothing is optional there and she happily runs around topless. Nudity is common.

We just made the event adults-only this year, due to legal concerns. Not with the nudity--with the sex. Public sex is not unheard of at the Burn as an avenue of self expression. That's a sticky wicket we want no part of, so we just made the event 18+.

The site where we hold the Burn is a year 'round campsite that hosts lots of Pagan events. Part of it is clothing-optional the whole year. There's another Pagan camp near the city that I hear is the same; I've not been to it yet.
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Old 10-04-2009, 05:34 AM
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Talking pasco county

if it's nudist or clothing optional accommodations you're looking for check out Pasco county, florida. it is just a little ways north of tampa. there must be over a dozen of them up there!

remember now that you are in florida, so don't wander off alone in the brush or in water unless you want to make acquaintance with the local wildlife. the miserable brutes (gators) are everywhere!

only joking! you young'uns have fun!!
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Old 10-04-2009, 03:06 PM
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Grrrr....As of last week I can't even sleep entirely naked anymore. I did this on weekdays and then put on PJs in the morning when N got up for work before our son woke up. But last week my boobs attempted to drown us in our sleep. So now I need a bra with those darned sponges in it just to not sleep in the wet spot.
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