Nudity does not equal sexuality.
At least not in my book, although I acknowledge that most of the world sees it as such.
But ask any nudist if nudity equals sex and the answer will be quite different.
I like nude resorts.
I love swimming and sunbathing naked.
It just so happens that when I do those things, I do them at a local resort where social nudity is acceptable.
The other day, I was texting a new man – a fireman, of all things – and I mention that I’ve been invited to a naked hot tub party with my friends.
He laughed, and assumed it meant freaky things were going to happen.
Typical, for someone who has never been to a nude resort.
Nude resorts do not equal lifestyle resorts.
It’s not a free-for-all-sex-party.
Actually, it’s quite the opposite.
People are more respectful and hands-off because everyone is vulnerable, without clothes to wear as protection.
I find men in the nudist community WAY MORE APPEALING than men outside it, because they understand the courage it takes for a woman to take off her clothes and walk around naked in front of other people.
Plus, and I mean this as sincerely as possible, no one looks.
We look at first.
We give sideways glances but eventually, it just becomes nudity and it fades into the background.
So here I am trying to explain to this doofus that I’m not going to a sex party, that I’m going to a nudist party when he shuts me down.
“GOTCHA” he says.
And I’m left feeling frustrated and misunderstood.
Such is the response of most unindoctrinated vanilla man.
And just like that, the conversation ended.