Saturday, October 31, 2009

Top 10 Best Nude Beaches

Nude sunbathing has long been a cherished all-American tradition, from Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn cavorting in their birthday suits to Norman Rockwell's idyllic portraits of youngsters splashing at the swimming hole. Today stripping down is increasingly popular and accepted; financially strapped municipalities have even discovered that going topless – and more – improves the bottom line. Psychological studies show that shedding clothes and inhibitions in a non-judgmental environment can decrease stress and improve self-esteem.

Just remember some bare necessities. Naturists are not exhibitionists; they believe literally getting back to nature promotes interpersonal acceptance and enhances comfort within one's own skin. Show respect and practice etiquette. While there's no denying the scenery can be eye-catching in more ways than one, gawking is gauche, as is snapping away on your mobile (at least ask permission!). Observe common beach courtesy: clean up your mess, don't assume that nude equals lewd, cover up before leaving the clothing-optional section, and keep your hands (and comments) to yourself. Most nude beaches are family-friendly, with their own advocacy groups who throw parties, volunteer to clean up litter, and handle harassers; indeed naturists are often better behaved than their clothed beachcombing brethren. Unless the beach advertises amenities, bring your own water, food, towels (always put something between your assets and the ground), etc. Foremost, know the law, which varies from state to state, even town to town. Look for (and obey) signage.

We have the skinny on the best skinny dipping spots in the U.S.: Don't forget your sunscreen!

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Cap d'Agde, "Naked City"

Want to bank naked? Shop naked? Dine naked? Buy baguettes at a brasserie naked? Lay out on a vibrant Mediterranean beach naked? Visit Cap d'Agde, the world's capital of nudism. More

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Dutch sauna experience

If you can muster the courage to drop your drawers amongst strangers then there are wonderfully warm and soothing Dutch saunas waiting for you. Expatica offers insight into the group sauna experience and a run down on a sauna near you. Read on

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

10 Traveler’s Tips For Rocking A Nudist Beach

Being naked on the beach gives you the feeling of being free and in union with nature. And it is rather natural, considering that humans only started to wear clothes 72,000 years ago. For more than half of our existence we have been nudists.

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Basic nudists' vocabulary

Some terms used to describe nudists, naturists, or those who simply like to be nude sometimes.

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