Nude Beach Etiquette: When You’re Naked on the Beach

Being naked on the beach can be quite tricky if you’re not familiar with nude beaches. We help you through the dos and don’ts.

Whenever you find yourself home alone, one of the greatest pleasures in life is to shower with the bathroom door open, or to walk around the home in the nude.

Stripping off and getting naked is liberating and empowering. Plus, when you stop and think about it, it’s the most natural form to find yourself in. So then, it should come as no surprise, that nude beaches are in fact much more popular than some people would care to admit.

If you ever wish to find yourself naked on the beach, you must first familiarize yourself with the etiquette that goes with visiting a nude beach. Here are some handy tips to help you do precisely that.

Make Sure It Is Actually a Nude Beach

When it comes to getting naked on the beach, the first thing you should do before you strip off is to make sure that the beach is, in fact, a nude beach. Stripping off on a public beach would not only be a great way to embarrass yourself, but it would also be a great way to land yourself in trouble with the law. Before you lose your clothes, just double-check that the beach you’re on is in fact a nude beach. More importantly, if it is just a topless beach or a completely nude beach!

Nude Beach Etiquette: When You’re Naked on the Beach

Don’t Stare

When somewhere such as the beach, if you see other people stripping off and getting naked on the beach, your natural reaction may be to stare. However, staring at a nude beach is impolite and is an easy way to get yourself kicked off. Would you want a complete stranger staring at you whilst you were naked? No, so put yourself in other beach-goer’s metaphorical shoes and see how you’d like it if you were them.

Guys: Try Not To Become Aroused

Okay, if you’re a guy and you see somebody that you find sexually attractive, you know what your body’s natural response is likely to be and yes ladies, biologically it is something that cannot be controlled. Nude beaches however have a strict zero-tolerance policy for sexual activity as well as for sexual suggestiveness. If you do find yourself aroused, either cover that part of your anatomy up until you’re back to normal or perhaps consider a dunk in the ocean, making sure that the water is above waist-level of course. For this reason, you might wish to avoid visiting a nude beach with somebody that you find sexually attractive. It could make things very awkward!

Put Down Your Phone

Most nude beaches also do not permit the taking of photographs or videos, so if you find yourself naked on the beach, you might want to leave your phone at home, or in the car. Remember, you’re naked and as smartphones and/or cameras are not part of the natural human anatomy, you should really set them to one side.

Go In With An Open Mind

News flash, all human beings are different and that includes physically. Some are tall, some are short. Some are larger and some are slimmer. Some are muscular, and some are toned, and, well, you get the idea. When you visit a nude beach, be prepared to see all kinds of body types. At first, it may take you aback, but after a while, you’ll be used to the nakedness and before you know it, you won’t even notice.

Nude Beach Etiquette: When You’re Naked on the Beach
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