Nudist Bare Weekends
Nudist Life On Weekends
IT'S ONE THING TO "LOOK" AT THE LIFESTYLES. IT'S MUCH MORE REWARDING TO LIVE IT.
For the most part the coastline between L.A. and San Francisco is fairly rugged and isolated, perfect for city-folk eager to get back to nature in their preferred way. It's no accident that nearly a quarter of our members are from the West Coast, where liberalism and an often favorable climate permit au-natural camping and sunbathing. Nudist beaches are handier to most metro areas, but there's nothing like creating your own Eden on the fly. Add to a weekend passion for naturism a similar enthusiasm for taking pictures, and sharing them, and you've got the makings of a nudist community.
Honey, Let Me Take Your Picture
HAVING YOUR WIFE WILLINGLY POSE NUDE FOR PICTURES
"It's the best hobby in the world." What is? "Doing nude nature photography of your wife. It makes me fall in love with her all over again every time we go out."
In this case there was a little risk involved as the designated shoot was on a non-nudist beach. "I think a hundred yards from anyone else is a safe enough distance. She can cover up quickly if there's a problem. Most people, if they even notice, just sort of stare and point. It gives them a story for later."
Avid nudism often leads to an avid photography habit, and having a willing companion to model is like winning the lottery. See The Nudist Wife
Avid Nudist Rebo
SO WHERE'S THE TAN?
"We spent three days in non-clothing-optional resort before getting here," (on assignment for another magazine) so now my tan is screwed up." Even avid nudists, even those who work for us, suffer seasonally painful initiations adjusting to the sun.
"It's not so much that I'm a "nudist" as someone who hates wearing a wet suit or frankly anything if it's warm and sunny. The hype on nudism you see elsewhere online is overwrought. I mean, being naked isn't necessarily a "lifestyle" - I do what everyone else does, but enjoy doing some things naked, like going to the beach."
Lake Tahoe Nudists
SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO MAKE YOUR OWN NUDIST BEACH.
There are several nudist beaches on Lake Tahoe, but not all are easily accessible, and what if you just want to walk down from your cabin and get an all-over tan? A member visiting from Atlanta just strips where she wants to and calls it good. "It's California, after all."
San Francisco Area Nudist Beaches
WITH A NUDE BEACH RIGHT IN THE CITY (BAKER)
There's no need to leave the city. You can get an all over tan in San Francisco with the Golden Gate as your view. On a sunny day attendance is heavy. Not far away is Red Rock beach in Marin along with Muir beach, though we admit the coastal road there is terrifying.
In sum, on any given weekend there literally thousands of members out there clicking their cameras to show the unlucky what they missed. It's a good sort of hurt. Sun Galleries: Nudist Bares