SL uses a lot of system resources, and my laptop -in 40 degrees of heat- has fans running full tilt when I go in-world. As a result I suspect I won’t be in-world a lot between now and the weekend.
Usual beach habit here is that while men usually walk nude between their apartments and the beach, ladies will throw on a pareo for the walk. I often do the same.
In 40 degrees of heat, with media reporting even Spaniards collapsing in the streets due to heat stroke/exhaustion, what hope for us northern Europeans?
Sylvia and I stepped out of the apartment this morning for a walk on the beach, but as soon as I stepped into the sun at street level it felt like a mistake! So I took it off and left it sitting on the apartment’s steps, for collection on our return. Due to the exceptional heat at that time of day, we also abandoned the direct sunlight the beach would have provided, and instead we walked around the entire zona naturista, something I’ve never done before nude. A street here, a street there, yes, while going to friends’ apartments, etc, but not the entire zone.
We didn’t start a trend, although it seems to be today’s trend. Even a pareo feels sticky and uncomfortable. We’ve not seen a single item of clothing in our apartment block today.
This is proper naturist life. We’ve reached a point where it feels that clothing has been banned. And it feels wonderful.
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My wife and I have always found it interesting that at our resort many of the ladies put a lower wrap on to go to the rest room or Bistro. She says it’s a nude resort and she’s staying nude everywhere and she does along with a few other ladies. Even when fully clothed prospective new members visit she I both greet them fully nude. We feel that’s the best way to put all at ease.
To me, it seems as though it’s just a part of the ‘etiquette’ that has grown up, with newer naturists often following the lead of others. My own pareo habits are ‘confused’ 🙂
We, as a family, use a beach bar for breakfast, light lunches and the like, and I would be fully nude in there. If I was to use the rest rooms, I wouldn’t put on a pareo.
However, if we’re using sun beds (something we tend to do less now with children involved -we’ll keep them out of the fiercest of the sun’s heat) I probably would throw on a pareo while going to buy a coffee or cold drink.
Yes we both agree that the guys are going to always take a look at a woman and that discomfort with many women still prevails even in the nude community. But as Kim says, when you’re playing volleyball or horse shoes and other sports at the resort you are far more exposed bending and jumping so she says what’s to hide after that. ?!
Slightly off topic…but sort of on-topic bearing in my my travelling companion…girls will look at guys too, in special circumstances, Sylvia today drawing my attention to a male’s genital piercings. It’s a kind of ‘fringe’ topic to naturism, and often often the topic of heated debate (just as depilation still is and sometimes, in Europe, circumcision was prior to that. Believe it or not there used to be debates in European naturist magazines about ‘I’m circumcised, will naturists think I look weird’)
The genital piercings minded me to do another post, maybe next week, on something that is definitely part of some naturists’ culture.
Yes, interesting for sure, Kim says that most women don’t look at guys that much but if he does have a piercing or he’s getting out of the pool semi-erect she says she looks just satisfy herself of what he has going on. But neither of us are fans of the piercings. She does prefer a man be circumcised though. As you can see by our gavatar pics we both prefer the smooth look as well. Yes all subjects for debate.