By Elizabeth R. Texas offers opportunities for people who prefer clothing-optional lifestyles and vacations to get out in nature and share social experiences with other naturists. Naturism or nudism refers to those who practice and advocate for the right to the clothing-optional lifestyle.
Fact: The best way to beat the summer heat is to strip away your clothes. Unfortunately, there's only so many layers you can take off Upstate is full of nudist--also known as naturist--resorts, camps and clubs, not to mention several locations where nude bathing and sunbathing are endorsed or generally acceptable.
I firmly believe that if you want to experience euphoria sans drugs, all you have to do is take off your bra after a long workday. And post-shower, you can often find me wrestling my freshly-lotioned legs into a pair of jeansmuttering questions like, "Why can't I just live my life naked? And some people do.
They say taking a vacation without clothing can be an enlightening experience. And what better way to dip a toe into the nudist lifestyle than by attending this year's Nudist Clubhouse Nudist Expo on June 1 and 2 in Las Vegas. At the expo, attendees will get a chance to speak to organizers and travel agents specializing in nudist retreats, cruises and other adventures. To assist prospective nakationers, representatives from the American Association for Nude Recreation will be on hand throughout the expo.
People from all over the world headed for Co. Leitrim — needless to say, if they had nothing on. The Congress aimed to raise public awareness of nudity and discussed all aspects of naturism — including the contribution the nudist movement might make to the Irish economy.
One of the most common nightmares people have is standing in front of a room full of people completely naked. That moment, although in our subconscious, leaves us feeling shamed and embarrassed. A naturist is defined as someone who goes nude in designated areas, and we can learn a thing or two from them about body confidence.
Nudists say they are 'fed up with the assumption that naked sunbathers are suspicious and up to something illegal'. Calls have been made for a clampdown on nudists after a photo of a man sunbathing naked at Llanddwyn near Newborough on Saturday was circulated on social media. But naturists say they are fed up of being treated as if they are doing something suspicious or illegal.
My extended family has its own nudist contingent — something we always regarded as an oddity when I was growing up, until I actually grew up and realised it was perfectly normal. So when we were looking around for things to do on our recent visit to Swanage, in Dorset, it seemed like an obvious choice. The entire beach is two and a half miles long, but the nudist bit takes up less than half of that. You also have to walk to it — the car park is some distance from the naturist section, which is clearly marked by signs.
When people think of Naturism or Nudism as it is sometimes called their often confuse it was sex and Swingers clubs. As a newish Naturist of over just one year I can tell you it is as far away from the truth. Naturists are normal people who choose to do everyday things but just without clothes on.
Thailand has a fledgling nudist scene, and those who are comfortable in their skin are keen to strip away the misconceptions. In an isolated area of Ram Intra in Bangkok, a typical two-storey, modern Thai house sits at the end of a quiet street. House number 85 is situated in a dead-end soi with little traffic and there is not much to distinguish it from the few neighbouring homes apart from a large wooden door at the entrance to the white building.