Naked and Loving it
There's nothing quite like the feeling of a cool breeze on your nether regions – and it's the message that nudists have been exposing to the public all along. Nudism is all about getting in touch with nature and expressing yourself through social nudity. It's not necessarily about eroticism or sexuality but more about enjoying life an au natural way.
The roots of this lifestyle hail all the way back to the late 1700s and it's still thriving all over the world today. In Australia the first known nudist clubs date way back to the 1920s but it was after World War II when nudism became a more acceptable recreational lifestyle. Perhaps due to the incredible Australian weather, the most popular place to shed unwanted clothing appears to be the beach with 31.67% of RedHotPie users voting it as the naughtiest place they have been nude.
Getting naked in public has become even more popular in recent years and these days there are all sorts of facilities and events where you can flaunt your natural self with everything from public swimming pools to holiday resorts. In fact, if you're in Germany and you really want to get your holiday started early then travel agency OssiUrlaub.de are offering the first nudist flights from eastern German town of Erfurt to the popular Baltic Sea Resort of Usedom. The 55 passengers will have to board fully clothed but as soon as the doors close it's pants off and engines away.
If you want something closer to home then check out one of the many nude beaches in Australia. For those choosing to swap their swimming trunks for their birthday suit try;
Alexandria Bay, QLD: Although it's still an unofficial nude beach, Alexandria Bay is by far Queensland most popular clothing free beach and has been used for nude swimming and sunbathing for many years. Located on the eastern side of the Noosa Heads National Park, most days provide a busy a sea of naked bodies wanting to soak up the glorious Australian sun.
Lady Bay, NSW: Perhaps one of Australia's oldest and most publicised nude beaches, Lady Bay was granted legal status as a nudist beach in 1976. It's beautiful rocky surrounds make it perfect for a bit of relaxation and privacy.
Pelican Point Beach, SA: Not just a clothing optional bathing area, Pelican Point also allows camping which means you can turn a day at the beach into a whole weekend. If you like lazing in the sun canoeing, sailing, water skiing, or just getting away from life's hassles, all without clothes of course, then Pelican Point is for you. There's plenty of shade and a sheltered, sandy beach with safe swimming but you will have to rough it a little as there are no facilities provided at all.
Nth Swanbourne Beach, WA: This is one of Australia's most popular nude beaches and many RHP members get on down there to enjoy the sunny surrounds. It's very close to the Perth CBD making it convenient for everyone to enjoy. If you are planning to go to North Swanbourne it is a good idea to get out there early, it can get a little windy after 11am.
With so many opportunities to get your kit off it's surprising that so many of us are walking around clothed all the time. So get nude, get back to nature, and enjoy the freedom of being buck naked – clothes are way too restricting anyway.
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