Many of today’s nude beaches have been around for decades, proving that all kinds of people can indeed swim and sunbathe naked together with civility and respect.Acts of public sex are illegal at a nude beach just like anywhere else.And if you don’t, a club member is likely to remind you because they want a clean pool. Most people seem to approach it with as much anticipation as a trip to the dentist, and with good reason.Every spring, we’re surrounded by ads about how to obtain the perfect “bikini body,” eg thin, tanned and toned with no cellulite, wrinkles or imperfections.That should be a pretty big clue that we’re not meant to be wearing these things. This can lead to the spread of Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI’s).This is why it’s important to shower before entering a pool.They’re uncomfortable, tight and restricting before you even go in the water. now you have cold, sopping wet fabric clinging to your skin.If you were swimming in the ocean or at a sandy beach, you’ve probably got some sand in your crotch, too.
(I’ve mentioned this before in the common myths about nudism.) I’m quite comfortable wearing clothes in the winter.
When kids were required to swim naked at the Y, hygiene was the primary reason given, and it’s still a good reason.
Though we now have better chemical technology, chlorine is not some miracle pool cleaner.
Though the bathing suit has gradually shrunk down from full-length costumes to today’s teeny bikini, the practices of skinny-dipping and nude sunbathing have never disappeared.
The liberating feeling of swimming without a suit is a common reason people get into nudism.