"I like it here. When I go to the other swimming pools they all look
at my legs. When I come here they look at me."
12 year old girl with Cerebral Palsy concerning a naturist swim
The Top 15 Way Cool
Spend a Day or a Weekend at a Nudist Campground/Beach
Written by a teen nudist for teens!
From a pamphlet put out by the
Federation of Canadian Naturists.
1. It's fun! Of course, it's not for
everyone, but then, neither is Madonna nor the Red Hot Chili Peppers,
NBA basketball nor Batman. But once most young couples and
boyfriends/girlfriends try it, they come back. Why? Because it's fun.
You probably know people who have vacationed at nude beaches, who
skinny-dip in their backyard pool or who lounge around the house nude.
2. It's healthy! Besides improved
self-esteem, the sun relieves stress, provides you with Vitamin D, a
tan with SPF 4 protection and helps clear acne. Naturists don't overdo
their time in the sun; they tan safely with a sunscreen.
3. It feels good! You know how gross
those jeans and bra straps feel on a hot sticky day? Or that wet
swimsuit when you come out of the water! No more! Trade it in for the
feeling of wind on your back and the sun on your body! Cool!
4. Self-esteem! You'll feel great
about yourself! Nudity helps you become more open and accept yourself
for whom you are, not whether you measure up to the supermodels you
see in ads. Welcome to a place that does not measure value as a human
being by body size! It makes you a stronger, more confident person.
5. Be yourself! You can express your
individuality! Everyone accepts you as you are, whether you have a
disability, are overweight, dyed your hair purple, or have a great
tattoo that your friends hate. People are attracted by your
personality! Everybody's different, and that is respected!
6. So much to do! Volleyball,
swimming, basketball, suntanning, golf, tennis, and all sorts of other
activities. There is just about anything you'd do at any campground or
beach. Only more.
7. You are in full control. You
decide when you arrive and leave. You decide what to do when you are
there! Just like if you went to the beach. But better! If it's your
first visit, you decide when or even if you want to disrobe! It's
normal to feel apprehensive on your first visit, but since you're in
control, you have nothing to lose by checking it out!
8. You can be you! It's so refreshing
to be someplace where nudity is not sex, unlike ads, movies or TV. You
don't have to look like an actor or actress from Baywatch! Nobody's
staring to see if you have a great body or if you're overweight or too
thin! Nobody is checking you out at all! It doesn't matter if your
belly button is an inny or an outy! It's OK!
9. ! Everyone in a nudist park
is having an orgy? NOT! That is Myth # 1! (People who think nudity is
about sex find it a lot more convenient to go to strip bars. Besides,
the naturist resort owners don't let those people in anyways.) Lewd
behavior is NOT allowed. Ever!
10. Safety. You're in a no-jerks
zone! People treat you the way you want to be treated. Problems are
taken care of right away, especially for women, so they don't feel
vulnerable. You won't run into problems like at public beaches where
people stare at bathing suits, giving their imaginations free reign.
11. Popularity and confidentiality!
You'll be part of the group! Already, thousands of Canadians are
nudists. But nudism is totally confidential, so nobody knows. Naturist
parks are in discreet, strictly private areas, well back from roads.
Those who go accept newcomers' anonymity. All naturists respect
confidentiality. The only people who know you enjoy nudism are those
you tell. And if you meet someone at a resort you know, don't worry
about it. They're there for the same reasons as you, to have fun.
12. Skinny-dipping! All those
University of British Columbia students can't be wrong! You've heard
about all those great topless and nude beaches elsewhere in the world,
Europe, the Caribbean, Florida. But North America's second-largest
nude beach is Vancouver's Wreck Beach, just at the base of a cliff on
the edge of the University of British Columbia. On a hot summer day
you'll find 12,000 nude people (UBC students wouldn't cut class, would
they?)! There are smaller nude beaches in every province in Canada.
Write us for more information.
13. It doesn't cost a lot! You don't
put out the big bucks for a fun time.
14. NO TAN LINES! BONUS!
15. If people were meant to go naked,
they would have been born that way!!!