Nude Recreation Week Begins!

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    Jul 02, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43550084/ns/travel-destination_travel/

    We'll be in Key West for much of that week, where surprisingly there's very little beach nudity. Some female toplessness permitted at a few private hotel beaches, and that's about it. And of course clothing optional gay resorts, like the one where we'll be staying. But that's not quite the same thing, somewhat like getting naked in a men's locker room and concluding that makes you a nudist.

    When we return I'll have to induce my partner to accompany me to Haulover Beach, north of Miami Beach, which is legally nude, the only one in Florida. I'll go bare, I know he won't. But that's OK, it's optional there. My main challenge is to get him to go to ANY beach -- he hates them all.

    I've been an official member of gay naturist (nudist) groups. Used to camp naked in the Cascades of Washington State, and hike there, too. Later joined a gay naturist group in Minnesota. Haven't done that here, little reason, easy enough to get naked with other guys or on a public beach without having to join anything.
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    Jul 02, 2011 8:44 PM GMT
    Glad to hear it is nude recreation week. It is too hot in DC to wear clothes anyhow. Have fun at Haulover Beach.!
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    Jul 02, 2011 9:13 PM GMT
    antelope saidGlad to hear it is nude recreation week. It is too hot in DC to wear clothes anyhow. Have fun at Haulover Beach!

    I hope we will. I'll have been going nude at our Key West gay guest house earlier that week, but as I said above, that's like being naked in a locker room -- nothing extraordinary.

    Whereas there is something forbidden about being bare in the wide, sunlit outdoors of a public beach, and very liberating. And nothing else is like hitting the surf naked. You realize what a drag swimsuits are to wear in comparison.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 02, 2011 9:33 PM GMT
    Public nudity is disgusting and unacceptable. If you cannot wear a speedo or at least a thong at the beach, than you are a pervert.
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    Jul 02, 2011 9:37 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidPublic nudity is disgusting and unacceptable. If you cannot wear a speedo or at least a thong at the beach, than you are a pervert.


    I guess you are a real joker icon_smile.gif

    Public nudity is 100% natural icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 02, 2011 9:41 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidPublic nudity is disgusting and unacceptable. If you cannot wear a speedo or at least a thong at the beach, than you are a pervert.

    These are clothing-optional beaches, with signs posted. Open to the public, but only the public that so chooses.

    What a remarkable attitude you have! Are you also shy in locker rooms? Do you likewise think that same-sex spas, such as exist in Europe & elsewhere, and Finnish sauna practices, are also "perverted"? Are European topless beaches perverted, too?

    Where did you learn to think like this?
  • rnch

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    Jul 02, 2011 9:43 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]Art_Deco said...
    Where did you learn to think like this?[/quote]



    ReForm School?



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    Jul 02, 2011 9:46 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidPublic nudity is disgusting and unacceptable. If you cannot wear a speedo or at least a thong at the beach, than you are a pervert.


    See....I think a thong is more "disgusting" than full nudity. Well....maybe more uncomfortable than disgusting unless you're obese and a hundred years old. Then by all means.....please stay fully clothed. icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 02, 2011 9:47 PM GMT
    Art, your post reminds me of Harbin Hot Springs near Marin County in Northern California. I still have fond memories of my time there with a smoking hot guy as my date. This was a mixed nude facility and really an experience. My date was so hot, half the other men were lustfully looking at him. I made it out of there with my date still by my side. LOL.icon_twisted.gif
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    Jul 02, 2011 10:17 PM GMT
    vincent7 saidArt, your post reminds me of Harbin Hot Springs near Marin County in Northern California. I still have fond memories of my time there with a smoking hot guy as my date. This was a mixed nude facility and really an experience. My date was so hot, half the other men were lustfully looking at him. I made it out of there with my date still by my side. LOL.icon_twisted.gif

    I don't know the place. But so long as the nudity's by common agreement, not a matter of exhibitionism, I can't see how it's perverted, as was alleged by another member above.

    I've gone with dates to nude events & beaches. I especially like to watch his reaction, and acclimation to it, if he hasn't done it before. Many men like going nude, once they realize it's legal and socially acceptable in a given situation.
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    Jul 02, 2011 10:20 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    vincent7 saidArt, your post reminds me of Harbin Hot Springs near Marin County in Northern California. I still have fond memories of my time there with a smoking hot guy as my date. This was a mixed nude facility and really an experience. My date was so hot, half the other men were lustfully looking at him. I made it out of there with my date still by my side. LOL.icon_twisted.gif

    I don't know the place. But so long as the nudity's by common agreement, not a matter of exhibitionism, I can't see how it's perverted, as was alleged by another member above.

    I've gone with dates to nude events & beaches. I especially like to watch his reaction, and acclimation to it, if he hasn't done it before. Many men like going nude, once they realize it's legal and socially acceptable in a given situation.


    Of course Art, you're right and know how to enjoy life.
  • tazzari

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    Jul 02, 2011 11:18 PM GMT
    It's nude recreation day here at my ranch all summer. Weather permitting, Which lately it hasn't!

    I've been to nude resorts in Europe and the US and the Caribbean. it's absolutely wonderful, in so many ways. More should try it!

    Nat
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    Jul 03, 2011 3:15 AM GMT
    tazzari saidIt's nude recreation day here at my ranch all summer. Weather permitting, Which lately it hasn't!

    I've been to nude resorts in Europe and the US and the Caribbean. it's absolutely wonderful, in so many ways. More should try it!

    Nat

    I didn't know there was a ranch in Edmonds. I lived in Everett, used to take the Edmonds ferry on my motorcycle all the time. Did you ever go to the gay Triangle Camp up at Bender Creek? Beyond Granite, it's clothing optional. Prior to that it was in Index, further into the Cascades.
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    Jul 03, 2011 3:23 AM GMT
    Hippie Hollow, Austin, Texas, man. Lots of room, lots of sun, lots of lake. It's a public county park, but you must be over 18.

    And you can ignore RoadKillRob; it's likely his hatred of nudity gestated in Austin when he lived here.
  • tazzari

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    Jul 03, 2011 5:40 PM GMT


    Nat
    I didn't know there was a ranch in Edmonds. I lived in Everett, used to take the Edmonds ferry on my motorcycle all the time. Did you ever go to the gay Triangle Camp up at Bender Creek? Beyond Granite, it's clothing optional. Prior to that it was in Index, further into the Cascades.[/quote]

    I spend my summers at our family place near Princeton, BC. here aren't aht many really large spreads left in Edmonds these days. icon_biggrin.gif

    Never went to the Granite place, but I used to belong to the landed nudist club near Sultan, and it was really great. But given the climate and the 3 or 4 months I try to spend at the ranch, both Bender Creek and Lake Bronson are too cold to be of much use while I'm in Edmonds.

    Now if we could just get some summer: yesterday was 84, today it's spattering rain and blowing...

    Nat
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 06, 2011 9:34 PM GMT
    Public nudity is wrong. Just because it is 100% natural doesn't mean that it is right. I find public nudity to be highly offensive and unacceptable behavior. I am very tolerant of many things but being naked in public is really pushing it. What you do in the privacy of your home is your personal business. As for the Austin realjock who just had to get his two cents worth in criticizing me, hey pal, I was strongly opposed to public nudity long before I made the horrendous mistake of moving to your fabled suburban land of billboards, overhead power lines, pawn shops, and third world traffic congestion. So put a sock in it. icon_mad.gif