Nudist idea #99: Have a set of Nudist mugs

Do you like your morning cuppa? What does your mug look like? I personally love my nudist mugs. Not only they are convenient for my morning coffee, but when friends come at home, they are great to use for shared coffee and tea.

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As for many other nudist apparels, you fill find dozens of online shops that sell nudist mugs. Just run a search on “nudist mug”, and you will find literally hundreds of design with different types of mugs. Either have a full set of the same mug, or, have different ones, just for fun. Whatever your choice, make sure to use them on a daily basis.

You will also find traveling mugs. Those are great when you commute. Fill it, jump into your car, and finish it at the office. It will be a wonderful ice breaker with your co-workers, showing your pride of being a nudist. It’s a great way to start the conversation and why not have some of your co-workers joining you at the club for a day. The more naturists, the better. Show the pride!

Do you have nudist mugs? Are you using them with your friends? Tell us about your experience in the comments below. Get Naked, Stay Naked, Live Naked and Share the Naked Love!

Nudist idea #94: Organize a beach cleaning event, naked

After winter, the beaches are not generally as clean as they were during summer. Winter storms have thrown on the shores many trashes. Spring is an ideal time to help get the beach clean for the warm season. Why not offering your arms to your municipality? With one twist: clean the beach naked to promote naturism?

Image result for nudist beach cleaningOf course, if you want to clean a naked beach, you will not need any authorization. However, if you want to be a good citizen and offer your arms, it will require some negotiation. Propose to your nudist club to go and see the municipality to see if they need help to clean the beach. Tell them you are ready to do this for free with the help of your nudist club members. You will clean the nudist part of the beach and may be others if the municipal council agrees.

Image result for nettoyage plage naturisteIf you have a go, ensure it drives some publicity from the local press and use this event to promote naturism. If the weather does not allow you to be naked, so be it, but ensure people know that you are from the nearby naturist club and promote naturism, by offering a free day at the club to newbies. You will kill many birds with one stone: promoting naturism, recruiting new members and setting your club in the normal social setting. Icing on the cake, you will have a clean beach for spring and summer!

Have you organized a naked beach cleaning event? How was it? Tell us about your experience in the comments below. Get Naked, Stay Naked, Live Naked and Share the Naked Love!

Nudist idea #93: Launch a membership recruitment campaign for your club

Clubs need new members on a constant basis. On top of this, we need to spread the many benefits of social nudity to make nudism more accepted by society at large. What best way to do this that to recruit new members. Have a discussion with the preside of the club and take the lead.

Image result for nudist club recruitmentRecruiting members can take many forms and does not necessary requires a lot of money. For sure you can purchase some ads in local newspapers, but there are chances this will not yield a lot of positive returns. The best conduit to recruit new members is through existing members friends and family. Before starting a recruitment campaign, make sure you have the three crucial ingredients of a successful campaign:

  1. Documentation that explains what naturism is and what your club has to offer.
  2. An up-to-date website with members testimonials, a description of all activities and a form to get more information for newbies.
  3. A set of volunteers who will greet new members, walk them through the facilities and make them comfortable.

You can imagine incentives for members bringing in new members as well, like a 10% discount on yearly fees for every 2 new members for instance. Or special gifts for members who are bringing the biggest numbers of new members.

Image result for nudist club new memberYou can also have “open door” events that you will publicize through local press release. On the day, all your volunteers should be ready to greet newcomers and take contact details, so the newbies can be contacted later to be sold memberships.

There are many activities that you can decide to do to recruit new members. These are just an overview. The point is new members will not come by themselves, if you want a successful club, make sure you recruit new members on a constant basis and that your activities are accepted by the neighborhood. Naturism is an awesome lifestyle, make it known widely!

Have you launched a membership recruitment campaign for your club? How was it? Tell us about your experience in the comments below. Get Naked, Stay Naked, Live Naked and Share the Naked Love!

Nudist idea #89: Play a game of snooker, naked

If your nudist club has a bar, there are chances it has a table of snooker. What a better way to make new nudist friends that to propose to others at the bar to share a game. Not only you will have a good time, but there are high chances that you will make new friends.

Image result for naked snookerLike board games and many activities not requiring special equipment, snooker is most enjoyable naked. No clothes are in the middle of your moves, while hitting the balls on the table. Even when you are not a seasoned player, snooker is fun and often leads to good laughs. It’s a wonderful way to share a drink with friends and have a relaxing time.

Depending on the country, you may play with different set of balls and rules. You may also want to ensure at the beginning you play with the same rules, otherwise you may be surprised by a move that makes you lose without realizing it. Playing snooker is a great introduction to a naked shared barbeque, as people get to know each other and may decide to spend more time together.

Do you play snooker naked? How did you feel about it? Tell us about your experience in the comments below. Get Naked, Stay Naked, Live Naked and Share the Naked Love!

Nudist idea #88: Have a drink at the bar

Many nudist resorts and clubs have restaurant and bars. I’ve noticed that although, most of the times, nudity is accepted, people tend to dress. Of course, if the evenings are cooler than the days and the restaurant/bar is outside, wearing something may be required for comfort purpose, but otherwise, stay naked.

Image result for naked barAs with many other activities, nudity is comfortable. So why getting dressed when having a drink at your resort bar? You may say that it’s pleasurable to wear some nice clothes. While it’s true, you can also wear some nice jewelry and stay naked. It’s a way to “get dressed” while staying naked.

Image result for naked barBeing naked, you will set an example also. I’ve seen sometimes one or two nudists naked at the bar while the rest of the crowd was dressed, and this gives the courage to others to get naked. I understand more and more places are becoming “clothes optional” and people use the pretext to wear more clothes than necessary. While I may be a dreamer, I feel being naked in all circumstances is what make a nudist setting what it is. So, stay naked, and head to the bar for a cool drink!

Did you have a drink naked? How do you feel about it? Tell us about your experience in the comments below. Get Naked, Stay Naked, Live Naked and Share the Naked Love!

Nudist idea #66: Play volleyball naked

Many nudist resorts setup games for their residents. Among the many sports you can practice naked is volleyball.

Image result for volleyball nakedVolleyball is fun. Many nudist resorts have a volleyball ground either permanent or temporary. All you need is some other nudists, a ball and off you go, for a fun or serious game. Whether you play well or not is irrelevant. The idea here is to have a fun activity with a bunch of friends and new acquaintances in you best suit, your birthday one. Actually, when you think about it, if you play cool and not competitive, you do not need any clothing. If you look at what the beach volleyball players wear, you realize that they are not naked because society does not allow it, although I particularly find the women attire very sexual, with their tight micro shorts, but this is another topic.

In the video above from Active Naturists is serious volleyball, played naked. You can see that even a very serious game does not require clothing. So, during your next stay at your nudist resort, have a game or organize one. I’m sure many other fellow nudists will happily share this sport moment and create additional bonds for other future naked activities!

Have you played volleyball naked? How was it? We would love to hear about your experience in the comment section below. As usual, Get Naked, Stay Naked, Live Naked and Share the Naked Love!

Nudist idea #45: Go to a naked bowling event

Most activities can be practiced entirely naked, at the exception of those requiring special protection clothing. However, because nudity is not authorized everywhere, it’s not always possible to get naked for your favorites activities.

Image result for naked bowlingThose last years, many nudist clubs have managed to book bowling alleys for a couple of hours or more, exclusively for their members to enjoy naked! Many naked bowling events have taken plan all over the world for the greatest enjoyment of the players. Bowling is one of those activities for which it’s somehow easy to privatize the venue. If the owner is fine with your group playing naked, here you go, you can enjoy a full time having fun with nudist friends. Just bring a pair of socks and a towel, and you are fine with playing the game!

Image result for naked bowlingThe best way to do this is of course to join such an event. Ask your club if one is organized. If not, set up one. You need to find the right venue, ask the owner if he/she would be willing to book the venue for a group of friends, then see if he/she’s OK for the group to be nudist. As you can see if you look for naked bowling events on the web, many small bowling venues will gladly welcome your group. Then, publicize your event and enjoy the game. A local journal may even be happy to announce the event and write on it afterwards to make nudism/naturism more knows, like this article (in French) from the regional press.

If you have been at such an event, thank you for sharing your experiences and comments below. Remember to Get Naked, Stay Naked, Live Naked and Share the Naked Love!

Nudist idea #40: Join a naturist event at your local swimming pool

Some naturist clubs and federations around the planet organize nude events at local swimming pool. The Paris Naturist Association, for instance, have made possible to swim naked three evening every week in a public swimming pool in Paris and to workout naked five times a week. British Naturism publishes an event calendar featuring many naked swims.

Image result for naked public swimming poolWhen you are naturist, naked swimming is the obvious choice. Your first port of call is your local naturist club or federation. Check if they have a calendar of naked swim. If not, look for a public swimming pool that would agree to open its doors at some specific hours to naturists. If you gather enough naturists who are interested, this may be possible, as other’s experiences prove it.

Not only swimming is a very healthy exercise, and by joining a naturist swimming club, you will help spread the message of social nudity, as a normal, natural and healthy lifestyle.

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Why #nudism is critical and matters to society

Nudists know the many benefits of nudism and shared nudity. However, a vast majority of people, who are not nudists, see nudity as bad. We know this feeling is rooted in education as well as the fact that society has been sexualizing nudity for years. Therefore, people associate nudity to sex, and because sex is private, nudity should be. End of the story for many people.

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Nudists have disassociated nudity and sex. Being naked is therefore normal, natural and social. With this, every nudist has been exposed to all sorts of nude bodies: every color, gender, body shape, scars, etc. Nudists know that nudism is all about being comfortable in our ones skin, with ones own body. When kids are exposed to nudism early or adults later when they embrace the nudism lifestyle, they understand that people are all different and come to respect, and appreciate, those differences.

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Every time I am discussing with a nudist I do not know at a club or resort, I’m always nicely surprised by how friendly he or she is. We immediately bond because we share this wonderful lifestyle and we immediately show respect and interest. I come to believe that if nudism was more spread and accepted, people will show more respect to each other and we will face less sexual harassment situation. I am not saying that those situation do not happen in a nudist environment, predators and disrespectful people are everywhere. However, these people are faster spotted in a nudist environment, and I come to believe that by disassociating nudity from sex, people will show more respect and consideration for differences.

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We have recently seen that the opening of a nudist/naturist space in Paris, in the Bois de Vincennes, has not creating an outcry, but has actually dragged a lot of naturists over the week-ends to enjoy shared nudity. Because it’s a public place, non nudists and nudists shared the same space with peace and acceptance. This proves that we can live together, that nudity is harmless, and has actually exposed nudism to more people, who may have been curious, are respecting others’ choice and may become nudists later. I hope to see this space will open again next year, sooner than this year, and that many other cities will follow suit, exposing the lifestyle to more and more people.

Nudism is probably one of the most respectful and peaceful lifestyle on this planet. There’s nothing wrong with naked bodies is the message we, as nudists, need to repeat again and again. We need to talk about nudism more and to invite all our friends and family to spend time naked together at our local club or resort, or to go on a nakation. I believe nudism is one of the best ways to grow respect among mankind, and is so critical to our well-being.

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Strange Rules and Little-Known Etiquette for Nudist Colonies

Ok, I hate the term nudist colonies. It feels as this was a kind of a sect or secret cult. Then the use of strange seems to mean that this is a kind of a weird places. Any nudist club or resort is neither a sect nor a weird place. It’s a just a place where people live their own lives while enjoying total nudity.

However, the post Strange Rules and Little-Known Etiquette for Nudist Colonies is much better than its title implies. It describes the unknown rules to non naturist that are applied to almost all the nudist resorts in the world, and uses wonderful paintings to introduce each of it. Let’s list the 12 rules described in this post:

  1. No Lingerie, Underwear, or Suggestive Attire. There’s nothing sexual in naturism. Not naturists do not enjoy sex, they do, like most human beings, but being socially naked does not mean having sex in public.
  2.  You Don’t Have to Be Naked. Well, the newbies are generally given a test period of a day or less to appreciate whether they are ok with social nudity. But once this trial period off, nudity is generally required. Of course, if the temperature is chilly or if you get sunburned, you can wear clothes. Common sense prevails! But a nudist resort is not clothing-optional, it’s nude-required.
  3. Do Not Feed the Alligators. This is for Florida resorts… Very few resorts have crocodile on their premises.
  4. Don’t Have Sex in Front of Everyone. Go back to rule number one. It’s not a sex club, it’s a naturist resort! Actually any public sexual behavior will have you banned from most of the resorts, club and beaches.
  5. You Have to Carry a Towel at All Times. Don’t sit on your naked butt without using your own towel. Hygienic common sense!
  6. You Can Bring Your Kids. Social nudity is family friendly. Ask before though, as some clubs (a minority) are adults only. For family clubs, your kids will love the freedom of roaming butt naked with their friends.
  7. Make Sure You’re Actually at a Nudist Colony (Before Whipping Your Junk out). Sounds obvious no?
  8. Stop Staring at People. Naturists look at each others in the eyes. Naturism is neither exhibitionism nor voyeurism. Look but do not stare!
  9. If You Get an Erection, Put it Away. Although it’s rare, as naturism is overtly not sexual, this may happen. Move on your belly and start thinking to something else. There’s nothing wrong with having an erection, just avoid displaying it!
  10. Don’t Wave Your Boner Around Like a Jackass. Rules 1 and 4 again! It’s not an exhibitionist show. Exhibitionists will actually get banned from most clubs, resorts or beaches.
  11. Please Walk Along the Shoreline. On a nude beach, first get naked (while in Rome, do as Romans), walk on the shore, and do not stare! It’s about the experience of being free not being a voyeur! Voyeurs are generally banned too!
  12. You Aren’t Allowed to Take Photos. You actually can if and only if, everybody in the picture agrees! But you need to ask first. In most resorts, there will be a clear no-picture policy. However, if you want to keep memories, ask first and ensure everybody on the picture agrees to be photographed naked!

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Painting from Paul Gustav Fischer, Sunbathing in the dunes, 1916