A nude beach , sometimes called a clothing-optional or free beach , is a beach where users are at liberty to be nude. Nude beaches usually have mixed bathing. Such beaches are usually on public lands, and any member of the public is allowed to use the facilities without membership in any movement or subscription to any personal belief. The use of the beach facilities is normally anonymous. Unlike a naturist resort or facility, there is normally no membership or vetting requirement for the use of a nude beach. The use of nude beach facilities is usually casual, not requiring pre-booking. Nude beaches may be official legally sanctioned , unofficial tolerated by residents and law enforcement , or illegal. In some countries, nude beaches are relatively few and are usually at some distance from cities, and access is at times more difficult than at a regular beach and the facilities at these beaches tend to be very basic with a few notable exceptions. In other countries, like Denmark , most beaches are clothing-optional.
Which, in and of itself, was an education. But after said 3. And, never having spent a full day wearing nothing but sunscreen, I thought it would be an interesting little trip outside of my comfort zone. It did not disappoint, and here are a dozen things I learned in my afternoon by the pool at a nudist resort. Not just on women, on men, too. Since every guy on the planet makes a point to look anywhere BUT down in a locker room, I wasn't aware that we men are also now going totally bare. Around the pool at Caliente, rarely was any dude rocking much more than a soul patch. This may only be true of nudists, but it was still alarming to see so many men completely shaved like the women.
I began to sweat, afraid to let the words escape my lips. In the event I'd misread the signs, my follow-up was a bona fide career ender. My mercurial boss strode past us, his face in a manila folder. My heart thumped, but I was beyond the point of no return.
Gunnison Beach—a modest, two-mile stretch of white sand in North Jersey—was divided into three types of people. First, a bit about myself, this undercover reporter crowd of one. I am not someone who you would call a "naked person. But here I am, faced with a decision.