5.18.2016

Top Nudist Resorts In Australia

Going on vacation is all about escaping the stresses of everyday life and feeling as though you are free for a week or two. What better way to feel totally free than to spend time at a spot where clothing is optional? If you are a nudist of Australia, and planning a nude vacation, you have a number of different nudist resorts to choose from. What follows is not a complete list by any stretch of the imagination, but these are among the best of the resorts that you can visit on your travels.

Sunland Holiday Village, Robe, South Australia
If you want to go nude on vacation and also spend a little time by the ocean, this is the place to go. The Sunland Holiday Village is the only nudist resort in Australia that is by the ocean, which is why it is also one of the most popular. The resort itself is a caravan park, but it is beautifully appointed and has some excellent facilities on offer for the guests. The highlight for most, though, is the 1.3km stretch of golden sand along the ocean front.

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Taylorwood Resort, Whitesundays, Queensland
While nudists are quite happy to stroll around free from clothing, there is some concern that some visitors to resorts may simply be there to ogle. If you are among that group, then you may want to consider the Taylorwoods Resort, as it is very strictly for couples only. This is the ideal place for first-time nudists to visit, as the resort prides itself on a comfortable, safe, laid back environment.

Twin Falls Resort, Ellenborough, NSW
While nudist resorts are often sold as beach resorts, it’s not everyone who necessarily wants to laze by the water all day long. The Twin Falls Resort is the perfect place for those looking for a little bit of outdoor adventure fun on their vacation. The surrounding rainforest has a number of great trails to explore, and the location is perfect for those looking to do a little bushwalking. The accommodations run the gamut from campground spots to sumptuous B&B style room and board.

Jajarawong Naturist Retreat, Yandoit, Victoria

If you are visiting one of the major cities in Australia, you may find it tough to find a spot where you can fully shed your clothes for a couple of days. Those of you planning to spend time in Melbourne will be happy to hear that there is a great nudist resort located about 20 minutes outside of the city. You will feel as though you are far from the crowded city streets, though, as this resort sits on about 30 hectares of stunning land. There are campsites and cabins on offer here, making it a great place to either spend your entire vacation, or to pop in and visit for a day or two.

There are plenty of other great nudist resort options in Australia for you to choose from, so do a little research beforehand to see which one best suits your specific needs.

4.27.2016

Naked and… On TV

TV shows featuring naked contestants seem to be popping up quite a bit lately. And in all honesty that isn't a bad thing. These kind of shows have been on the air for some time now in countries overseas but is becoming some of the fastest and highest rated shows on TV today.

But has anyone ever stopped to think that people have been living their lives as nudists since before television has even been around? Maybe nudists have been right all along? These are people who realize and understand the freedom and social liberties that they are afforded while practicing nudism. The mainstream norm is to cover up our bodies, not just with clothes but with “fashion,” This is for obvious reasons, such as protection against the elements and the spread of potential germs.

But if you were to ask somebody to strip down to their bare skin, it tends to go much deeper than just covering up. Our society has become unappreciative of who we are, and have turned our focus towards what we have. We tend to hide behind clothing and make-up and because we're not comfortable with ourselves. People who live the nudist lifestyle are forced to be content with themselves and isn't that what we all want? We all want to be seen for the individuals that we are and for what's on the inside. We want our significant others to see the same. Couples need to love each other for who they are to make it through life together. So with that being said, in true entertainment form, why not create a TV show that forces people to be comfortable with themselves by making them strip down to their birthday suite and try and find true love?

“Dating Naked” (airing on VH1) is one of these new shows helping people find love. As you can imagine this show features a group of people on a beautiful island, with no clothes, who are hoping to leave with a partner. When they go off the show they go back home to living the normal lives with or without someone from the island. Yes, the show promotes people being more comfortable with their bodies but it does not mean that people who live a nudist lifestyle will join the show to find nudist partner. At the end of the day is just a dating show for non-nudist people who are looking to get a taste of reality TV. In no way, shape, or form does this show help anybody in the nudism community find true love.

Here's where the separation comes in between someone who practices nudism and someone who's just enjoying being on a reality TV show with the word “Naked” in it. To be a nudist is to have a lifestyle and an overall thinking of how we portray each other. It's the freedom of knowing that they are truly comfortable with themselves regardless of what is on their bodies. If you were to ask most people how they felt being naked in front of others, their responses would be drastically different then if the same question was asked of a nudist. Having TV shows like this definitely address the problem society has with body image. It helps focus on the realness of people and how they feel interact and develop over the course of time in relation to one another. But this does not address or promote living a nudist lifestyle. It briefly touches on the concepts, however gives no further insight on truly living as a nudist.

All of these “Naked” shows are great for entertainment purposes and again definitely touch on some key issues that nudist have had right all along, but they are not intended to engage the true nudism community.

3.02.2016

Nudists vs Exhibitionists

Sometimes people get a little bit confused about the differences between nudism and exhibitionism. Nudism is not based on sex, and you do not, if you are a naturist, go to a nudist beach to ogle the pretty people. Exhibitionism is a sexual act, whereas nudism is a non-sexual lifestyle choice. So let's unpack that a little bit more. 

Exhibitionism is defined as the act of exposing one's genitals to an unsuspecting stranger for the purposes of sexual gratification. That is, you get off on exposing yourself. There is not necessarily any desire for physical contact, with many exhibitionists just showing themselves off, though some do include masturbation in the deal. Other kinds of exhibitionism less strictly defined include things like going to sex clubs, wearing extremely revealing clothing, or sharing homemade pornography with the internet.
Basically, exhibitionism is driven by an engine of a sexual nature, whereas nudism is just about being, well, nude.

A nudist, in contrast, is simply someone who prefers to not wear clothes. There is no sexual driving factor; for example, if one person in a flat of five prefers to walk around naked while the others do not, that does not make them an exhibitionist. They are displaying naturist tendencies, not being propelled by a need to get off.

This distinction is important, but it seems as though few people actually know enough to make it. Look at nudist dating sites, for instance. As with any online dating service, they are populated with a good number of creeps, but with the added downside of many people confusing nudism and exhibitionism. So if you do intend to use one of these sites, you will need to be prepared to block, block, report, block, and block again as you weed out the creeps and weirdoes.

That is not to day that there are no true naturists on these websites – that is who they were created for, and they are there. They'll probably be significantly less sexual than the exhibitionist creeps just trying to send dick pics to every one they can, which is a fairly simple test. An exhibitionist will send a dick pic; a naturist will just have naked pictures, not focusing on their genitals.

So a nudist is someone who enjoys a lifestyle of being nude, not motivated by sex, and an exhibitionist is someone who gets off on flashing other people, exposing themselves, and making people uncomfortable. And, believe it or not, there are true nudists on nudist dating sites like NudistDatingSites.net; you just have to be willing to put in the work to find them.