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Have You Ever Been to a Nude Spa or Beach?

Here in Northern California, there are ample opportunities to let it all hang out — from nude spas and beaches to hot springs that allow you to go au naturel. But are you a scaredy cat when it comes to disrobing in public?

Recently, I had to the chance to visit a "clothing-optional" hot springs village, and although I couldn't make the trip, my friends that dared to bare said it was refreshing to be around people comfortable in their own skin — scars, hair, and bumps included. Most of you don't enjoy showering in public, but when it comes to the relaxing atmosphere of a spa and/or beach, is there comfort in numbers, or is your outlook unchanged?


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nudeloves nudeloves 4 years
We love going to nude beaches ... they are so freeing ... however you should try going to Sea Mountain Inn It is the best nude resort around ..
emalove emalove 8 years
No, and I can't see myself going anytime soon, either.
arihm arihm 8 years
About a month ago I went to a nude beach on an Sauvie's Island near Portland, OR. It was only weird because most of the people there were really old.
wasah wasah 8 years
yep, in Korea. they've got amazing spas and everyone like to hang around in their birthday suit like it's nobody's business. i've never seen so many naked women before in my life so naturally, i felt awkward and out of place. the place also gave whole body scrubs where you get scrubbed from head to toe, i got it done but i refused to take my shorts off so i laid there topless. needless to say, i got so many stares and laughs for being the odd one out, but i didn't care. oh, and my skin felt AMAZING after the scrub!
popcorn19 popcorn19 8 years
I would love to though!! Just not one near my house...
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I haven't yet, but I'm sure I will eventually. It's no big deal, it's just being naked. Just have to be really careful with sunblock, don't want to get burned in any special places! But totally bring on the nudity!
brandysbug brandysbug 8 years
My hubby and I honeymooned in Torremolinos, Spain on the Mediterranean coast (we met on a trip there 4 years prior to our wedding). Everyone was topless, but we expected that. We went for a walk along the beach early one morning and saw signs for "Playa naturalista"...we thought it meant a natural beach as there were lots of pretty native plants and trees. But, as we walked back to our hotel later in the morning, as people were beginning to come to the beach for the day, we found out quickly that "naturalista" means nude...not a stitch of clothing around! Call me a prude, but I didn't join the topless crowd nor the natural crowd!
coalieluv coalieluv 8 years
I used to go to Baker Beach when I lived in SF. I never got completley naked, just topless. But when I went to St Martin last year, I took it all off!! I figured I had a slim to none chance of running into anyone I knew there--so I went for it, it was very liberating.
blistered blistered 8 years
I've been to Black's Beach a few times here in Southern California. It's fun... Mostly gay guys so no perverts to worry about really. Plus, who cares? If anyone's looking it's just because they think you're hot. :]
gigill gigill 8 years
No, but I think I would go topless in Europe with a boyfriend or something.
smiley13tree smiley13tree 8 years
I've never been to a specifically nude beach, but I've been to Spain. People are just sign. haha. I would be scared people are taking pictures and selling them or something.
brandi797 brandi797 8 years
...and never will...
kia kia 8 years
I love hitting Harbin Hot Springs if I have time and am in the Bay Area.
neonbee neonbee 8 years
I went to nude beaches in Spain and France. I was 17 then... That was a bit awkward, but I kinda got over it.
sparklemeetspop sparklemeetspop 8 years
I was surprised with a spa trip by my husband, and found myself alone around lots of naked women. Thinking I would have really stuck out in a swimsuit, I just grabbed a towel and went for it. Part of me wishes I wasn't by myself, but the other part of me doesn't really want to see my friends unclothed. Awkward...
French-Kiss French-Kiss 8 years
I will never do so lol
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
No and I have zero desire.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
I always go to nude female beach. I don't like tan lines.
xtinabeena xtinabeena 8 years
Black's Beach! But I wasn't naked. And I wouldn't be against it... LOL!
mek123 mek123 8 years
Many, many years ago, Black's Beach near San Diego.
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