We sometimes receive the question if we never find it awkward, the whole nudism thing. Because hey, you’re naked, the other people are naked, that must make for some embarrassing moments. We understand the way of thinking because it comes from a person who has never been socially nude before. For them every nude moment outside of the bedroom or bathroom which includes other persons must be something unexpected. Something embarrassing.
And our answer to that question is always pretty much the same.
“The first couple of times you’re naked among others it can be a little awkward. Because you’re not used to spend time with naked people and you’re not used to be naked yourself among others. That feeling typically goes away after 15 minutes or so and from then on you’ll be fine.”
That’s the truth, that’s exactly how it goes.
But some time ago we started thinking… In fact we have gotten into some awkward nude situations over the years, but in the end they all became good stories. Most of the time we tell them in the bar or among friends, but we would also like to share them with you as well.
Nude shopping in Croatia
A couple of years ago we went to one of those huge naturist villages in Croatia. Until then we had only been to smaller (3 campers and 5 tents kinda) naturist campings but this time we were sold to the sign “private nude beach connected to the camping”.
“So this means we don’t have to put on clothes to get to the beach? LET’S GO!”
The place was great, we could put our tent on the top of a grassy hill, there was indeed a gorgeous private nude beach, there was a gym, three restaurants and a supermarket.
The first two or three times when we went to the supermarket (which was on the naturist camping by the way) we were always dressed, at least with a towel. There were never a lot of people but one day we saw a lady doing her shopping topless.
The next day when we came from the nude beach we decided to get some wine. With the half naked lady from the day before in mind we decided not to go back to the tent to get some clothes. We were going to do our shopping in the nude.
That time there were a lot of people… And we were the ONLY ones nude.
We were staying at a very cosy family run camping in the hills north of Genova called Costalunga. Every evening the hosts prepared some typical dishes and who wanted could stay for dinner. As we were in a quite desolated place with not many restaurants around, most of the guests actually did so.
The first night it got a bit chilly around dinner time and Lins had already put on some clothes. Nick, the strong man, decided that the weather was still alright and went nude to the dinner table.
Guess who else was naked… Indeed… Nobody.
It was a huge relief when the host family arrived to the table and they were also nude.
The nude close-up
On the same camping in Italy there was an English couple with the coolest camper ever. We had been looking at it for some time (they were our neighbours) and in the evening Nick went over to have a chat.
Apparently the guy was very proud and gave a tour around his van.
It was one of those vans where the roof can go up and creates room for a bed. So somewhere half of the tour the guy climbed on the bed for further explanation. Because there’s not much place in a bed like those he had to get on hands and knees, face to the back and butt… well… only centimetres from Nick’s face.
The explanation kept going, but from then Nick wasn’t listening anymore. He was focusing not to touch any balls with his nose.
In the ancient greek times, sports were always practiced in the nude, so next to the efforts of the players the spectators could also enjoy watching their muscular bodies.
At naturist resorts you can also enjoy watching naked sports… Except sometimes for the muscular part.
Maybe it’s us, but looking at naked people doing sports can seem a bit awkward. We do want to watch the game itself, but somehow our eyes keep going to all the wiggling, twisting, twitching naked body parts.
Don’t get too close in a nude queue
Do you know how annoying it is when you’re standing in a queue and the person behind you is just a little bit too close? You know, that with even the slightest move you make you’ll touch him or her?
Well, if that happens on a nudist resort the awkward feeling is taken to a whole other level.
This happened to Nick while queuing at the nude camping’s bakery. It’s not that there were that many people waiting, but the guy behind Nick seemed to be very hungry.
It’s annoying if you can feel the t-shirt of the guy behind touching your arm, but if you can feel his chest hair touching your back… that’s just weird…
After all, you just have to see the fun of it.
Probably the most awkward thing that has ever happened to us was the time we ended up on a Brazilian swingers party. But even that one we survived without any mental or physical harm.
Have you been in any awkward situations? How do you handle those?
Photo credit: “A naked couple walk along as part of the 2007 Summer Solstice Parade” by Joe Mabel / CC BY-SA 3.0
Photo credit: “Streakers” by Alex Griffioen / CC BY 2.0
Photo credit: “Joao” by John W. / public domain