Nude Party Etiquette: Nude Parties and Naked Party Behavior

Introduction to Nude Parties & Naked Party Etiquette

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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

 

General Questions About Our Naked Parties and Nude Events:

Q: Do I have to be a member of Young Naturists America to attend an event or a nude party?
A: No. However there are usually discounted rates for members. Membership is not only a way to get discounts, but most importantly, a great way to support YNA and our work! The cost of membership is $22/year. Click here to purchase a YNA membership.

Q: What is “young”? Is there an age limit?
A: We do not have an age limit. While many YNA’ers are young, we also welcome the young-at-heart. Though the average age is 30ish, we have at least a few guests in every age group at our events. There may be an age requirement of 18+ or 21+ depending on the event and venue. If you’re under 18, please also read the next FAQ section about age requirements for YNA gatherings at nudist clubs / resorts. 

Q: Are single guys allowed?
A: Yes. (It’s not a couples-only thing.) Singles are always welcome at our club / resort gatherings, regardless of that club’s usual policy. However, for our indoor events it’s important to us to have a decent male/female ratio. Due to the increasingly huge response we get, this means having to limit the number of people we invite, but we do the best we can to include everyone.

Q: What if I get visibly aroused?
A: You shall be lynched! >:[ KIDDING, haha. Cover up with a towel or go in the water (if outdoors). And relax until the moment passes. We recognize that guys can get involuntary and nonsexual erections. But for the comfort and respect of others, we ask that you cover it up. Walking around with a full erection like it’s one of your best assets is a big no-no.
 
Q: What if I'm on my period?
A: For women who are menstruating, Felicity highly recommends the DivaCup menstrual cup. It's discrete, comfortable, eco-friendly, and safer (and cheaper) than tampons. Other brands of menstrual cups or tampons (cut the string short) can work too. At YNA's indoor parties and at clothing-optional places, you can keep your bottoms on if you so desire. Also some strictly-nudist clubs / resorts will allow you to keep your bottoms on if you're on your period.
 
Q: What if I don't look good naked?
A: Take a moment to ask yourself, who says I don't look good naked? Who decides what "good" means anyway? You look fine. All people are welcome, regardless of appearance. Naturism is not about looking sexy, showing off a "hot" body, or adhering to any cultural beauty standards. Naturists are average people of different sizes, shapes, colors and backgrounds. For YNA, acceptance and not judging others based on appearance, is a huge part of our philosophy. Still concerned? See: How to Look Good Naked.
 
Q: Are trans* people welcome?
A: Yes. People of any gender, gender identity and sexual orientation are welcome.
 
Q: Do I need to shave?
A: Shaving or not shaving is a personal choice, and it's totally up to you. At our events, some are hairy, some are hairless and others are somewhere in between. Naturists don't care one way or the other.
 
Q: I'm embarrassed because my genitals are not normal...
A: To quote the Museum of Sex in NYC: "There is no one 'right' shape for a penis or for a vulva--among people and throughout the animal kingdom. Few, if any structures, show more variation than the genitals." Rest assured, you are unique, normal and beautiful! Self-conscious ladies, check out http://largelabiaproject.org/ .
 
Q: There's no YNA chapter or group in my area yet. How can I meet other naturists in my area?
A: The best answer we can offer at this time is: 1. Join our main Facebook group to connect with our community of nudies located all over the world. This group is growing constantly - https://www.facebook.com/groups/242086169151026/ 2. Try the social network truenudists.com (they advertise on the left side of our site). YNA has a profile, username: YoungNaturistsAmerica. 3. Start your own YNA affiliated group or chapter! Contact us to find out how.

FAQ for YNA Gatherings at Nudist Clubs / Resorts:

Q: I want to attend a YNA Gathering at a nudist club. How does it work?
A: YNA hosts gatherings and meetups at various nudist clubs and resorts. Typically we work with these places to get discounted grounds fees for a weekend or a day. For most events there are two separate fees - a YNA fee and grounds fees to be paid to the club. You pay the YNA fee online, then you arrive at the club and pay grounds fees. Note that most clubs / resorts will ask you for a photo ID upon entering, and they will likely ask you to a form to fill out with your basic information.

Q: What do I need to know about visiting nudist clubs / resorts?
A: Some clubs are clothing-optional, while others are nude-mandatory as weather permits. Every club / resort has its own set of guidelines and rules, but they share some in common: always sit on a towel, no overt sexual behavior, respect others, and respect the environment. Some clubs will allow photos as long as you have consent of the people in them. Other clubs don't allow picture-taking at all. Also note that some places don't allow nipple and/or genital jewelry (However YNA disagrees with prohibiting body jewelry, as it goes against our philosophy of acceptance). YNA members must abide by a resort or club's rules while we are there. It is best to check out the particular club's website beforehand to familiarize yourself with their rules, guidelines and facilities.

Q: What do I need to bring?
A: Most clubs / resorts will ask you for a license or photo ID upon entering, so please bring one. Other than that, a basic packing list: towel, sunscreen, flip-flops, sneakers, bug spray, flashlight, camping gear, and anything else you would normally bring on a camping trip.

Q: How many people attend?
A: It depends on the event and where it's located. Our events in the northeast tri-state area usually get 40 to 100 people. Our chapters, which are newer, may have smaller events.

Q: I'm under 18. Can I visit nudist clubs on my own and/or attend YNA gatherings?
A: Yes, but you may need to be accompanied by your parents / guardians, or follow the club's protocol for unaccompanied visitors under 18. Some clubs will not let you in without verbal or written permission from parents. Parents are welcome to bring their kids to YNA gatherings, but be sure to check out the club's website to see if it's family-oriented / kid-friendly.

FAQ's for YNA Indoor Naked Parties and Private Events

Q: I want to party naked!! How does this nude party thing all work?
A: First you can subscribe to our newsletter to receive email announcements about our upcoming parties / events!  You can also join our Meetup group.
For most indoor events, tickets must be purchased in advance online.  If the venue address is private, then you receive that information after buying a ticket.  Certain events might involve a pre-registration where we will collect basic information first.

Q: What does the cost of the nude party include?
A: Generally at every party, there is: cash bar, snacks, body paints, music, dancing, meeting great people and more! :)

Q: Do I have to be naked to attend the parties?
A: More or less, yes. But, if an individual isn’t quite ready to be nude in all their glory, then he/she can use a towel or sarong to cover as much as they wish to feel more comfortable.

Q: So…this isn’t an orgy? Sex party? Swinger party?
A: No! Our parties are just like any regular party, except that everyone happens to be without clothes, and we have zero tolerance for inappropriate sexual behavior.

Q: Will there be a place to store my stuff? What about my cell phone / money / wallet?
A: We provide a room or area where you can change as well as bags to store your clothes/belongings in. If you're in need of a way to carry your cash / phone, we now have YNA waterproof string pouches that can be worn around the neck or wrapped around the wrist for sale at most events for $10. Felicity also suggests a stylish sequined fanny pack like hers because she’s trying to start a new trend. :) (Note: we cannot be held responsible for any lost or stolen items, so we suggest leaving your laptop or prized gadgets at home.)

Q: What should I bring with me to the next nude party?
A: Please bring: a towel or sarong to sit on, a valid license, and enough clothes to get you there!

Q: Is photography / a camera allowed at the parties?
A: No, simply because the presence of cameras makes many people uncomfortable. Only the party organizers or people from the media (with permission obtained first) can take photos. Snapping pictures of people without their knowledge and permission will result in confiscation of your camera / phone to delete photos, and you will be asked to leave.

Q: I really want to go to the party, but I don’t have anyone to go with me, and I won’t know anyone… Awkward turtles?? What can I do?
A: Come anyway, we don’t bite! Most of the naturists we know are very friendly, open, non-judgmental people! We also suggest signing up to volunteer with set-up for the party an hour or 2 before, so you can meet a couple of nice people in a less intimidating situation.

Q: I have a burning question, and it’s not answered here!
A: Email us at: youngnaturists[at]gmail.com If you try to contact us and do not hear back within 48 hours, please send us another email. We get many emails daily so, regrettably, one will occasionally get lost in the shuffle.

Our nude parties are not sexual in nature. The human body is nothing to be ashamed of and we believe that social nudism and social nudity are completely natural! Just because everyone, yes everyone, men and women, will be naked it does not mean that it is a sexually charged event. Be respectful, use common sense and don’t do anything that you would not do at any other bar, club or party! Again Nudism & Naturism have nothing to with sexuality. We work hard to create a safe and welcoming environment … we have “O” tolerance for any misbehavior of any kind! One strike and you are out – so just keep that in mind before attending our next nudist event or naked party!

Nude Parties

Nude parties are a great way to gather with friends and relax without any barriers. Most of these parties are planned in the exact same manner that clothing-mandatory parties are planned. Guests are welcomed into a comfortable environment where they can socialize, perhaps sample food, and sip on wine or other beverages. There may or may not be special activities or games planned.

Some nude parties may be theme-based. In this case, get creative when coming up with your costume. You may use body paint or fake tattoos to decorate your skin. You may simply use your hairstyle and cosmetics to present an image that correlates with the theme.

Swingers Parties vs. Nude Parties

Those uninformed about nude parties are often quick to lump them into the same category as swinger parties. Parties thrown by swingers are held for the purpose of sexual exchange, but that is not the case with a nude party. A party for naturists or nudists will have nothing to do with sex.

There may be swingers present at the nude party, but they generally know the difference between swinger and nudist events. Basically, what a person does with their sex life is not important. What matters is learning the rules of behavior before attending a nude party or event.

Nude Parties – How Comfortable are You?

Nude parties might not be the best way to make your introduction to the nudist community. If you have never been in a group of naked people before, and the idea seems overwhelming, then an alternative is to introduce yourself to the concept in small groups of friends you feel comfortable with. It is natural for the eye to wander as you first start interacting with others in the nude. It is also natural to feel a bit self-conscious, though it helps to have a solid acceptance and love for your body image prior to going into this lifestyle.

No matter how comfortable you think you will be in this environment, it is a good idea to hang out with nudists in a smaller group before attending your first nude party. If you react a bit differently than expected you can get over your quirks in the company of supported friends.

Ideally, you will interact with the other guests at a nude party just as you would interact with guests at any other type of party. You will introduce yourself to new people, joke around, tell stories, and share your life. You might enjoy great food and delicious drinks and go home with a smile on your face.

Taking Pictures at Nude Parties

The one thing that may be different about a nude party is the issue of snapping pictures. Remember, other guests will make a debut in the background even if you just snap pictures of yourself. Ask the host if pictures are allowed, and never post online without getting clear authorization even if photography is permitted.

Enjoying the Naked Party

Take in the natural scenery when attending your first nude party. If the party is outdoors, notice how the grass, leaves, sand, waves, and other natural elements around you smell, look, and feel fresher in your natural state. Do not focus on the fact that the party is full of nude people. Focus on how you feel, how connected you are to your own body, and how many new friends you are making. Your level of enjoyment will tell you whether nude parties are for you or not.

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