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Visiting a Nude Beach
Nude Beach – The naked human form is beautiful. Your body is beautiful. Unfortunately, in most places, it is illegal to be completely nude outside of one’s own home. Such is not the case on an officially sanctioned Nude Beach.
Nude beaches, also known as Naturist, Nudist, Clothing Optional, Clothing Free and Free Beaches. They are public places where one can freely be in the nude without fear of legal repercussions. Many unofficial nude beaches are also tolerated by local residents and legal officials.
When did Nude Beaches Become Popular?
Nude beaches came into popularity and common public knowledge in the 1950’s when they started popping up along the French coast and other places in Europe such as Germany and Denmark. Since then, nude beaches, while still fairly rare, have shown up all over the world.
Why are Nude Beaches generally located in isolated or hard to get to areas?
Usually isolated, signs are put up to “warn” others who may be uncomfortable with nudity — and the isolation also helps to protect nudists from unwanted voyeurs.
How is a nude beach different from a regular textile beach?
Nude beaches are similar in nature to a “regular” beach, except, of course, the patrons are completely au naturel – naked.
Do religious people visit the nude beach?
Many people, when considering going to a nude beach, question not only the legal aspects, but the moral aspects as well. It may surprise you to learn that many Christian—and denominations thereof—are perfectly fine with social nudity.
Is there a lot of sex or open sexuality at a nude beach?
In America, the Christian nudist convocation believes in the beauty of “chaste” nudity. Nudity and sexuality are often linked, but they don’t necessarily have to be. In fact, most Christian naturists believe that it’s clothes that make a body sexual. To put it simply: if you see someone in the nude all the time, you begin not to notice it anymore. It becomes normal and you no longer feel “urges” toward that person.
However, if that person is normally clothed, due to the curiosity of the unknown and the “forbidden,” when they remove their clothing, it is more likely to become a sexualized experience. Most anti-nudity ordinance and views are politically based but the root of these laws is actually derived from misguided religious interpretations.
What are some of the reasons people visit a nude beach?
Those who choose to go to a nude beach not only enjoy the anonymity it provides (most nude beaches don’t require any sort of membership), but they also enjoy the acceptance they feel.
In a nudist environment, social barriers are shed and things such as race and social status no longer matter. Without clothes, everyone is forced to rid themselves of their pride, guilt, shame, insecurities, and ego. Culture and society are left behind and all that’s left is their true selves.
Can visiting a nude beach be good for body image?
Pornographers, and even many mainstream photographers and filmmakers, give unrealistic expectations for people and their body image. At a nude beach, one can experience naked bodies in all shapes, sizes, ages, races, and genders.
Some have even used going to a nude beach as a form of psychotherapy; saying that it’s changed their lives and the way they see themselves and others. If you’re looking for a place where you can be one with nature, and be accepted physically, emotionally, and intellectually; then a nude beach may just be the place for you!
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