Clothing Optional

Well I know that the first time I saw the words 'Clothing Optional' I really wasn't very sure that it meant what it said. In fact I thought it was a kind of 'tongue-in-cheek' thing. Call me naive, but little did I realize that it meant going on a little 'nakation' (a naked vacation) and baring your cheeks and um... a whole lot more!

But no, when we were tricked into going on this mini 'nakation' I was horrified when we turned the corner to realize there were just hundreds of naked bodies... and no matter how hard I looked - not one stitch of clothing in sight!

If you haven't yet read my story about how I was conned into going to a nudist resort you might like to. Because the surprising thing was just what an amazing body-confidence-changing experience it turned out to be!

These are the three nude resorts I've been to to research body image (if you check back, I'll soon have some of my taped interviews up for you to listen to) that I would recommend:

Hangin Loose: an absolute paradise on the Big Island of Hawaii near Hilo.

clothing optional resort

Laguna del Sol: a beautifully maintained resort close to Sacramento in California.

Lake Como : a friendly resort close to Tampa in Florida.

For many more options, and to discover the feeling of freedom by taking a naturist holiday! Why not pop along to visit the husband and wife team of Roger and Jan Randall who have lived in France for more than 7 years. You'll enjoy their independent advice based on their personal experiences and the recommendations of other nudists.

With body image being my area of passion, and being intrigued that you don't find eating disorders in naturalist villages I've set this page up especially to research the whole idea of how going to a clothing optional resort and experiencing social nudity impacts on people's body image. Please help me with this research by sharing both your good and bad stories. What have your experiences of nudity been like - how have they impacted on your body image?


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A I feel self-conscious going naked at a cor
B I feel unself-conscious going naked at a cor
C I feel more self-conscious with clothes on in regular society than at a cor.
D I feel less self-conscious with clothes on in regular society than at a cor.

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How did you happen to land up there? And was it a good or bad experience?

What did you discover about your body? And would you do it again or are you a regular nudie?

Your stories can be funny, or inspirational or perhaps you just hated it. Here's the place to share!

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Lake Como Nudist Resort FL 
In all my 50 years the thought never occurred to me to go naked. But my brother moved to Lake Como Nudist Resort and invited us to visit. We didn't …

Valley View Hot Springs, Villa Grove, CO Not rated yet
My wife and I recently went to the clothing-optional resort Valley View Hot Springs in Colorado. We have long enjoyed hot springs and the clothing-optional …

Orient Land Trust CO Not rated yet
The place is amazing with 6 pools to choose from, with the top one offering great vistas in the Rocky Mountains, although it takes a bit of a hike to get …

When I'm not on a nude cruise, it would be NFNC in Danvers, Illinois Not rated yet
Nude cruises are the most fun you can possibly have with your clothes on or off. You can relax and work on the tan, without a worry in the world. Everyone …

Turtle Lake nude Resort in Michigan Not rated yet
I was introduced to the nudist ideal when I was about 10 by a neighbor who was in his late 90's. He had been the president of a nudist camp, as they were …

Going on a nakation Not rated yet
I like the word 'nakation' guess I hadn't heard of it until I read it here. Listen when I found out the guy I was dating was a Naturalist I nearly ran …

great unwinding experience Not rated yet
Shedding you clothes has a symbolic spin-off for me,a naked day in the sun peels off my weekly built up pressures from dealing with my over demanding patients.Can't …

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