Should You Consider a Clothing Optional Holiday?

Spring and summer bring out the frisky side in all of us. If you’ve been wondering what you’re going to be able to do this summer traveling season to spice things up while leaving your comfort zone, we have one phrase for you: clothing optional holiday.

Indeed, going natural might not be for everyone. Families with small children may not be comfortable with taking that plunge. Contrary to popular belief, clothing optional zones aren’t for ogling the sexual side of human beings. It’s about being out in nature, surrounded by like minded people. Naturists are all about connecting with each other in a much higher way than before. Whether it’s just topless sunbathing or a fully nude experience, there are many places all around the world to indulge in the art and joy of nudist holiday fun.

A few things that might cross your mind before you go:

Yes, you’re going to have the option of taking off your clothes, but that doesn’t mean that you have to do so. Nobody is going to pressure you at all to go nude. If you want to just go topless in the clothing optional zone of a beach, you can definitely do that. Everyone started out as a newbie, so they understand your apprehension. You just have to make sure that you’re thinking about your own comfort. Bring along a cover up in case you really do want to go bare but you get afraid to go all the way.

You also need to make sure that you’re looking at the opportunity through honest eyes. This isn’t about being a supermodel, or the world’s fittest dude. You have to realize that this is about stepping out of your comfort zone in a safe manner. You have a chance to let go of all of those stressful things that are holding you back. Why wouldn’t you enjoy yourself? Why wouldn’t you take advantage of it? Why wouldn’t you want to do anything you could to be able to finally have a chance to be in your natural state?

If you’re traveling away from home, remember that nobody’s going to tell on you. Nobody is going to judge you. That’s not what social nudism and naturist living is all about.

On the practical side, you needed to bring lots of sunscreen. If you’re someone that burns very easily, you might want to practice with just exposing one half of the body or the other and then covering up. Or you might want to pick the shadiest area possible. Bringing an umbrella is perfectly understandable. This is even more the case if you’re going to be very close to the Equator, where you can have very humid summers that bring plenty of heat with them.

Above all, don’t feel like you have to get naked or everyone will give you dirty looks, and don’t think that you have to stay naked. Design a clothing optional vacation on your own terms, based on what you do. These trips will still be about activities, making new friends, and sharing experiences. You’ll just be adding something that’s a little out of your comfort zone. Good luck!