never tried naturism before, just imagine stepping out of your clothes
and feeling the sun warm your whole body as the gentle sea breeze
caresses your skin. Then swim in the warm Aegean sea. Afterwards, no
clumsy changing behind a towel. And no wet costume to carry or travel
in. Once you've tried it you'll never look back. Nobody should die without trying
skinny-dipping. It's a wonderful feeling, an entirely different
experience from swimming in a costume. And sunbathing without
clothes on a beautiful beach is a delightful experience.
some who have never tried naturism may feel that they would be too
embarrassed or ashamed to take off all their clothes in a public place
do feel self-conscious for a while. But it always wears off quickly and
they come to realise that nothing could be more natural and comfortable
than sunbathing and swimming naked.
And that makes practical sense, when you
think about it. A costume doesn't help with swimming -
actually it gets in the way. Nor does it keep you warm on the
beach - it just leaves you with white bits.
And the present fashion on many textile beaches that men wear long
"swim shorts" that flap damply around the knees when the wearer has
been swimming (quite apart from causing drag that is certainly
dangerous when swimming) is a strong argument for finding the nearest
beach and stripping off altogether.
another reason for favouring naturist beaches. Naturists are generally
speaking thinking people rather than conformists. Consequently they are
generally courteous, respectful and friendly. Naturist beaches are
mostly peaceful places, mercifully devoid of "ghetto-blasters", noisy
ball games, shouting and screaming and other unpleasant aspects of an
increasing number of popular non-naturist beaches. They are ideal
places to relax.
For more information about naturism, a good
place to start would be the article "What is Naturism", on the British Naturism