Naturism has its own language. Mini-ten is a game played exclusively by naturists, for example, and it’s essentially mini tennis played with not so much a racquet as a boxed like ‘glove’ racket called a ‘thug’. It was devised in the 1930s to permit a tennis-like experience on a cut down court, as many clubs wouldn’t have had the space to fit in full sized tennis courts.

And then there’s ‘textiles’. Clothes-wearers (on or off the beach), in other words.

And ‘cottontails’?

White bottoms. Textiles who convert to naturism while on holiday will display cottontail. They’ve been in the sun for a few days, tanning, before they’ve maybe summoned up enough courage to go totally bare, and find the skin is going to be paler than the bits already exposed.

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By necessity, even experienced naturists find themselves ‘cotton tailed’ on occasion. You can find beaches, close to home, where topless sunbathing is permitted, but not full nudity. And so naturists of many years experience can sometimes go off on holiday with cottontails in evidence. The look is easy to replicate in SL, as ‘tan line’ tattoos can be applied to the avatar. In the top photos I’ve added a tan line tattoo layer to show that I’ve had bikini briefs on for my sunbathing. There’s also another tan line for boobs as well. You can find them scattered around the grid, sometimes free, sometimes with a nominal charge applied, and there’s a range of similar tan lines on the SL Marketplace.



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