A NATURISM advocate says young people are “too prude to go nude” in 2016



There’s no body shaming in nudist communities’ says naturist wanting to bring back skin

Mr Reed said bathing nude had simply gone “out of fashion” and people were “too prudish” to bare all.

However, he said it was a very different matter 50 years ago when there were nude bathers on many of the smaller Sydney Harbour beaches.

He said numbers declined rapidly in the 1990s when nudists were banned from many of the harbour beaches, including the popular Reef Beach at Dobroyd Head near Manly.

Source: The Daily Telegraph AU

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6 Comments
  1. Bare Beach Bum 3 years ago

    They added a level for a nominal yearly fee that allows people to pay their “guest” admission fee. With this new level people don’t have to pay the full membership fee. It is more of a pay as you go that works out for the people that don’t go every weekend. It can be converted to a full membership too. It is great for those people that are unsure but want to go more than the 3 times allotted by the club. You still have to go through the vetting and nomination process. I hope that this helps.

    • sassycoupleok 3 years ago

      Yes it does help. It’s two times at our resort then they prefer a membership. However the wife and I’s concern is the overall price for young families. We feel it should be reduced as many just can’t afford it. Hence young couples gathering at each others homes instead. Plus then they also can enjoy their music of choice instead of 50-60s tunes which are too often played at our dances. It’s a work in progress but we want to see young families enjoy what we know is a wonderful thing.

  2. Bare Beach Bum 3 years ago

    I slightly disagree with his statements because I have found younger people very accepting to social nudity if there was a comfortable environment in which to practice it. When the topic arises in casual conversation, I find that younger people are very inquisitive. They tell me that they like to go nude around their home and will exchange nude selfies with their friends. They ask where I go around here to enjoy the outdoors. The problem comes when they find out that there are many older people there and not people there own age. Let’s face it young single people want to go where they can meet other young single people. The situation is a bit different around the beach where there are younger people there.

    Body image does come up as well, but I remind them that wearing a bikini isn’t much different for them and there is less concern for body image in nude/clothing-optional environments than at a textile beach. It is a chicken and the egg problem. Young people will do it if other young people are doing it. The YNA on the East Coast of the U.S. has the right approach to attract younger people to naturism.

  3. sassycoupleok 3 years ago

    We too are looking for ways to increase our young population at our nude resort. The younger generations still enjoy the nudity but they prefer to participate in different activities than the older crowds. Unfortunately the older crowds control the resorts. It’s time for change !!

    • Bare Beach Bum 3 years ago

      Funny that we pretty much said the same thing at the same time. Our club here does a pretty decent job with bands and other parties for social engagement by people of all ages. There are typically a handful of 20somethings but the membership barrier makes it tough for all but the truly dedicated. This year it will change with a lower-threshold membership category. We’ll see how it goes.

      • sassycoupleok 3 years ago

        Would be very interested in knowing what this statement entails as we are gathering info for input at our board meetings to find ways to encourage younger membership. You stated “This year it will change with a lower-threshold membership category.” Please expound on that if you will.

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