Nudists Of All Ages Get The Same Benefits
FAMILY NUDISM IMPLIES WHOLESOME NUDISM
There are some post titles we're reluctant to use, even though they convey perfectly the gist of a gallery or commentary. "Mother-Daughter Nudists" is one example, as Web miscreants tend to hijack such phrases and corrupt them. Maybe we're too touchy. In any case, it accurately reflects the nature of the above photo, so we're using it with this accompanying commentary.
There is something alluring and sweetly delicate about these frequently viewed scenes, particularly on European beaches, where the nudist mom lies on her chaise-lounge or towel while her similarly attired daughter frolics about in that innocent and charming way younger nudists have.
There's really no self-consciousness at this age - if they're brought up with nudity being a shameless and natural thing. For observers from America it can almost feel like sighting aliens in a familiar human habitat (the beach). Above all, such scenes, should you be fortunate to come upon them (which you surely will in Europe, occasionally here in the U.S.), deserve your respect, and not "loitering and leering" (which is our membership's biggest gripe about nude beaches here).
The term "nudism" when discussing Europeans is probably a misnomer as most nudist beaches, campgrounds and resorts are generally all-ages affairs.
In the states you do see plenty of families, mainly in California and the Midwest (for some reason), inhabiting the nude beaches and landed resorts, but it's not the given it tends to be in Europe. Even St. Tropez's nude beaches have a family atmosphere, where starlets and German hausfraus and their kinder mingle amicably in the buff.
Nudist Beaches Are Generally Safe
The happy conclusion is this: Nude beaches are generally quite safe for families, and the adult couples in the crowd tend to respect the atmospheric boundaries of a family beach (or go off in the dunes when they can't help themselves, like they do on any beach, textile or nude). And that's part of the charm nudist beaches have that textile beaches lack.
Nudist beaches tend to be real communities--people interact, play games, share their picnics. The price of admission is removing your suit. Not removing your suit mean you're a lurker (honestly). And that gorgeous young blonde creature lying naked twenty feet away actually feels safe being there with you, where in bikini on a normal beach she'd probably be leered at and viewed as an object, not a human.
There's no greater unifier, in my opinion, than when standing naked on a crowded beach with a lot of other naked people. The female nudists I've talked to about this agree.
And, my God, yes, it's wonderful to see these women in their birthday suits (I sense that may be part of the reason you've landed on this page). There's nothing wrong with appreciating what you see. Do so respectfully and you'll be well rewarded, whether you're single, married or hauling along the kids. When you engage the spirit of nudism, you're on the right track.
If you're there just to leer you probably won't like the response you get (I've seen women put their suits on when a lone-man appeared uncomfortably close to them and just stared). If there's a takeaway from this post, I suppose it's the word "respect." It's a good guide, and one that seems to permeate the community. Safe. Young Nudists