I came across this catchy title from an article a couple of days ago, and I wanted to give my input on it. I hadn’t planned on doing a post while going through my Naturist Privacy series, but this article brings about a perception that I feel warranted some kind of rebuttal. I feel it is important to combat such negative conotations when it comes to the nudist/naturist lifestyle. I know we seem to have a continuously tiresome job at trying to spread the word about how practicing nudism is in no way indicative to sex or implying sex is imminent.
Before I start this post, I just want to say that I am not judging anyone who does or has attended Hedonism. Hey, I may go one day. My beef is with the author of the article by throwing the words “nudist sex resort” around. Yes, Hedonism is a clothing-optional resort, but it’s an adults only resort too.
I slip off my sundress and get in, gingerly making my way through the throngs of naked flesh until I reach the swim up bar. To my left there’s a couple having sex on the edge of the pool.
“There’s a couple having sex on the edge of the pool.” I’ve only been to one nudist resort so far, but have read about many others from nudist travel blogs, and I have not found any evidence anywhere that leads me to believe there is sex by the pool, or anywhere in open grounds, at genuine nudist resorts. So if you are reading this expecting to ‘hook-up’ at a nudist resort, then please don’t bother showing up. You will be quickly escorted away.
…a gorgeous woman acrobatically writhing in a kiddie pool while her equally buff male partner pours (what looks like) melted vanilla soft serve all over her.
Admittedly, this does sound like a lot of fun. I have been to Las Vegas shows where erotica is the main theme, and you have naked (at least half naked) performers moving through the audience and performing comedic stunts like dancing or bending over in front of you. Sometimes you get a few winks from different body parts. Do I enjoy it? Yes. It’s very entertaining and can be arousing for a couple to experience, but the key difference is it’s NOT a nudist setting or promoting nudist values, but more of a naked erotica aimed at stimulating the lust within people.
Hedonism, the pursuit of pleasure and self-indulgence, is defined as a “theory that pleasure (in the sense of the satisfaction of desires) is the highest good and proper aim of human life.”
Who doesn’t find that alluring? A week of regretless, shameless sin on the beaches of Jamaica, and saturated in sweet rum. Let’s book our flights now! When going to a nudist resort to partake in social nudism you don’t go there to gawk and be entertained by naked people flaunting seductive scenes or poses. You visit a nudist resort so you have a safe place to be naked with like minded individuals, couples, and families. It’s not about seeking what visual pleasures there are, but about reconnecting with your body in a natural state without fear of judgement. Although you see naked people and they see you, no one will be letting their eyes wonder in lust, and you will find no one makes better eye contact than a nudist. They seek and respect you for you, and not what body has to offer.
Like I said, I’m not judging anyone who has gone, is going, or enjoys this lifestyle fulltime. Just like I don’t want to be judged because I’m sitting here naked on an early morning, drinking my coffee, and wrting blog posts. I see Hedonism as a clothing-optional swinger resort. At the very least an exhibitionist and voyeurs dreamland. Personally, I think it is great people have a way to be themselves, and express their identity without fear of reprisal from anyone. The only issue I have with is the amalgamation of clothing-optional, nudist, and sex resort all in one sentence to feed into the clickbait obsession people have with nudity inherently equals sex. It doesn’t.
If you are looking to be bathed in naked bodies performing exhibitionist acts throughout the resort, then I encourage you to give it a try. You are not required to participate in anything you don’t want. My only ask of you is to not give the association of nudist/naturist with sex resort because it feeds into the misconception of what real nudism is, and it gives the media and the public a negative association for us.
One final note. The author of the article talked about an older couple she met who had been attending there for over 15 years. The thing that keeps bringing them back is the people. There is really no price you can put on a lifelong friendship with someone or another couple. It’s what brings support in your life whenever a crisis arises. No matter where you find that kind of friendship, you need to hold onto it. If you’re a nudist but find a deep friendship at Hedonism, then I think it was well worth your trip and money.
Get Naked. Live Naked.
Note: Header photo courtesy of Kristina