Naturist camping. Many love it, others are just confused by it. Being naked and at one with the elements can be extremely satisfying and enjoyable for all types of people. Although many of us are too scared or self-conscious to ever try. We think Naturist camping (and naturism in general) is something to be celebrated, not feared. If you’re curious about your first naturist camping trip, read on to find out everything we’ve learned.
Why do people do this?
Spending time naked in nature is an extremely liberating and liberating experience. Many naturist camp regulars report wonderful feelings of closeness to nature, freedom of body and mind, and a sense of community and friendship found nowhere else. Exposing your skin to the elements also has many reported health benefits, plus the people at nudist camps just tend to be nice! Does this sound like something you would enjoy? If so, a naked camping guide to get you started is all you need! Read on to start planning your first adventure in naturism and nudity exploration.
What about being confident?
The most common hangup people have when it comes to camping naked – or any form of nudity – is feeling self-conscious about their bodies. We seem to be hard-wired to compare our bodies to those of others and experience feelings of inadequacy or concern about our own appearance. A naturist camp is not a place where you won’t find such people. Naturists tend to be the most accepting of people, paying little attention to your size, shape or other physical features. After all, you’re all in this together, right? There tends to be very little judgment in the mind of a naturist, so try not to feel too self-conscious. Once you spend time with your new naturist friends, you’ll find that these feelings will slowly fade away.
What to expect at a naturist camp
A naturist camp, like many others, will be full of all the facilities you need to take a break from home and work. For the basics, you will have access to water, sanitation, secure campsites and common areas. You will find these staples at any good campsite you will find. They can also be filled with amazing activities that can be done as a group, family or solo. The most popular organized activities at naturist camps include nudist hiking, sports and swimming. Hiking is a particularly popular experience. Exploring more nature, seeing and hearing local sights and sounds, all while feeling free and happy. Of course, swimming is a great leisure activity for the whole family. Many naturist campsites are located near safe lakes or coastlines where you can swim in open water, while many others have their own swimming pools. You will definitely not be bored or lonely at the naturist camp.
Benefits of naturist camping
As we briefly mentioned, naturist camping has certain health benefits. The most commonly cited benefit is increased exposure to vitamin D. Having most of your skin on show means that sunlight will hit more of your body, allowing you to absorb and use more vitamin D. Vitamin D is great for skin and it can even help slow down the effects of aging on your body. Another benefit for the mind is the feeling of increased self-confidence. As we mentioned earlier, nudists are not part of a judgmental community, but instead welcome all types of people into their friend groups. This helps to increase your confidence in yourself, your body and your mind. This can have great effects on a person’s mental health and leave them refreshed and confident in their life outside of naturism.
The first tip of the timer
The best thing to do as a budding naturist is what you’re already doing – research. Read about the different camps, their activities, the types of people who stay there. Reach out to some campsites you like and ask them what you can expect there. See if any of the activities or groups sound like a good fit for you. Let them know it’s your first time camping and they’ll offer their own advice. Once you’re in place, you may find your first few moments awkward, and that’s okay. Just remember you are not alone. If it helps, look at people’s eyes rather than their bodies, you will soon get used to the nudity and start to feel the pleasure of the trip.
This short guide should help you decide on your first foray into nudist camping. We hope this was helpful and that you are motivated and ready to take your first road trip. Enjoy your freedom and naked happiness!