To help with your Naturist lifestyle choices we have put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for you.
A towel to sit on, you may want a smaller towel too if using sauna. If it is a day visit- food and drink. Sun protection cream or lotion, if you are going to be outdoors, remember even on an overcast day the sun’s rays can burn.
Best to leave that in your car until you know the venue's rules regarding photography
Who has??? A naturist is accepted for who you are not what you look like.
Naturists come in all shapes and sizes from small to large, young to old. No one will be judging you as they all have their own worries of imperfections too!
Well, you are visiting a naturist club where the norm will be to be nude. Most clubs won’t expect you to strip as soon as you walk through the gate though. If the weather is cold you cover up and if it rains there is normally a club house where most retreat to. If you are lucky enough to have brilliant wall to wall sunshine and the sun starts to feel too hot, cover up. Remember some holiday eating places require clothing to be worn indoors. If dining al fresco, remember to always have something to sit on
It is accepted that the ladies, at times, like to wear bikini bottoms. This gives away the fact that her body is behaving in a normal, healthy way. No problem! But remember most clubs have a No Clothing rule for the pool.
This sometimes happens to some, it is nothing to worry about, you will not be the first man this has happened to, nor the last.
A naturist club or beech is not usually the most sexually exciting place, but it does still happen, even when not exited or often when relaxing/falling asleep and it can happen (people understand they tend to have mind of their own...)
If it happens – be sensible. Take a dip in the pool/sea, turnover get a few rays on your back, don’t flaunt it, draping a towel around the said area or even consider taking yourself off to somewhere private to "take care of it".
Relatives/children take it all in their stride. You behave normal, they will to, and they will love the freedom, and don’t forget they can play in the mud and sand all they like.
If you are normally a well-balanced family, in a happy relationship, naturism can bring benefits by helping with relaxation and time spent together in a relaxed atmosphere.
Providing you sun bathe responsibly and use any necessary protection, the relaxing environment away from the daily rat race can only be of benefit and many clubs have sporting activities you can join in with, just don’t overdo the sporty bit. Remember, some sporting activities can be more exhausting in the hot sun, so know your limits.
Well, they will only find out if you tell them. Club membership lists should be confidential. Ask if you think there is the possibility of disclosure of information. Then again you might want to spread the word about the wonderful time you had at the club.
Remember your penis is NOT small, it is average. Many males ask this question as they only ever see other naked men on TV or in photos. The men in these photos have either "got it ready" beforehand or have been picked based on their abnormal size. The average non-erect penis is between 1 and 3 inches long (especially if you go swimming in the cold sea!! all men have this problem so remember do not worry). No one will judge you and going naked is a great way to let men know they are normal and look very similar to all other men!
No, not at all. It would be considered rude in a naturist environment to comment on anything to do with a naked body, especially if you have a large penis.
Most people at least do a little sun bathing, it is a great way of getting an all over tan without the dreaded tan lines.
Some people take a book, or play on their mobile phones (remember mobile phone can be hard to see in the sun).
Swimming in the sea naked is also something most naturists like to do, this can feel very freeing and enjoyable without the restrictions of clothing.
You can go for a walk along the beach, many people do this, so there is no need to worry that you are naked. However be careful not to stray into the textile only areas or if you plan to walk far, take a pair of shorts of bikini bottoms/body wrap with you (and a bikini top if topless is also not allowed).
Take some beach games with you or anything else you would do on a non-naturist beech.
If you have never tried naturism or been naked in a public area, at first it may feel a little strange and you may feel exposed.
After only a short time (10 to 15 minutes) most people adjust and forget that they are naked, as so is everyone else!
For most people it feels freeing and liberating. It may also feel very adventurous, but people are often surprised at how fast it starts to feel normal and how easy they forget that they are naked.
It is also a great way of getting used to your body or stopping feeling ashamed of any imperfections you feel you may have.
This often depends on the environment you are in.
However, the answer is “sometimes2, but it is very rare and considered very rude amongst both naturists and “real” swingers.
If you are asked this, it is almost always by single men (that may try to call themselves swingers!). However if you are ever asked this try to see it as a compliment and
a polite NO (or YES if you are) is all it takes.
There should be no problem talking to people, naked or clothed.. they are just people with the same bits we have. You will soon forget all about either of you being naked and have conversations like normal.
This rule sometimes is written down but most people in the naturist community sit on a towel for hygiene reasons
There are no written rules on touching (your partner of course!) but it is considered bad etiquette for any overly sexual contact in most naturist environments.
If you are sun bathing on a beach, just treat it like you were on a textile beach. Remember there may be families and children present, so sexual contact is something best voided.
Hugging friends when you meet them or are saying good bye (as you would clothed) is perfectly acceptable (if your friend wants to be hugged of course!) or a quick kiss on the cheeks as a good bye is also usually acceptable.
If you feel the need for sexual contact, it is best to find a secluded area, where you will not be seen!
This is a good and often largely debated question.
The answer for most is “no”, it has nothing to do with anything sexual. However for some the answer is sometimes “yes”.
There is no written rules for this, but if your intentions to be a naturist or to be around naturists are purely sexual, you may want to think about being a naturist, as this is generally not what naturisum is about!
Most or some naturists will admit there is a VERY small sexual aspect, as we all look at other people and sometimes appreciate a naked body that looks good to us, it is however debatable as to “if this is sexual or not”.
Many people ask this, but the answer is very simple. Take a beach bag and/or a small bum bag!
A bag will also come in very useful to store your towels, clothing, phones, sun cream, drink, car keys or anything else you may need to carry.
This is largely dependent on your location.
Most naturist environments especially holiday beaches/resorts (where couples holiday) are populated by an equal mix of male and female. If there is any disproportions in male or female, there are usually slightly more men than women. It would however be unusual if there were a large disproportion of either sex (maybe on a gay beach/resort would be the obvious exception).