You do not have to constantly be unclothed while at a nudist resort (at least at most of them). You will find times when it is not comfy to be without clothing such as if the weather turns chilly or perhaps you catch a cold and have to cover up.
But many resorts do have places where nudity is anticipated, for example in the pool or sauna. At a clothes-optional resort, clothes / swimsuits are optional everywhere.
A trip to one of the many naturist resorts in America or around the world can be a most rewarding experience. If you have never attempted it, you should. If you embrace the lifestyle, you’re probably planning the next trip right now.
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Well the final vote was passed on Tuesday in favor of the nudity prohibition in San Francisco. The ban will go into effect on February 1st, 2013, and prohibit nudity in most public places. But, activist Mitch Hightower and other challengers have filed a suit to try to get overturned, citing a freedom of speech violation.
Past attempts to reverse anti-nudity laws on the basis of free speech have been unsuccessful, but this time, who knows, perhaps they will win! Here is a CNN clip of the managers discussing the dilemma and protesters stripping down at City Hall.
In a effort to find out the truth about the Castro naturist scene and why the nudity ban is going into effect, I decided to reach out to Mitch Hightower for an interview. Mitch is a San Francisco naked activist who has been organizing “Nude-Ins, nudism videos and rallies ever since the Castro became a naturist hangout spot.
I’m unsure why all the efforts thus far have not succeeded in preventing the banAre the nudists only too few in number to thwart the plan of one motivated anti-nudity politician? Have the tactics been overly aggressive? Did individuals blow off NAC’s call to action to write to the managers? I can only theorize. But I ‘m sure the loss of this independence will affect us all.
“Nudity Is Not A Crime” San Francisco Nudity Protest
Would you consider yourself a naturist? How long have you been a nudist? Do you go or have you gone naked at beaches, naturist clubs, resorts?
Mitch Hightower: I’ve been an active nudist since age 16. I now consider myself a body freedom activist. While I enjoy nudity at beaches, resorts and such, I also use my naked body to bring attention to causes or events I believe in. I have lived in San Francisco most of my life, since the 1960’s.
How long are you going naked in the Castro and for what motive?
I’m not one among the people who often gets naked in the Castro. I have organized an annual “Nude In” for the past three years which was held in the plaza in the Castro neighborhood. Those are the only three times I ‘ve personally been nude in this place. You are able to find out more about the yearly NUDE IN Body Independence Demonstration on my site.
I’m known around SF as certainly one of the “occasion nude guys.” That is to say, I generally allow my public nudity for parades, fairs or other road occasions where this sort of activity continues to be going on for decades within San Francisco. My other public nudity experience has been for jpg shoots for my own site and my set of printed photography books.
Most of the Urban Naturists I understand are really quite shy and aren’t looking for altercations. I detected that some of the nudists were getting bashed by the press and a nearby politician. I thought this clear intolerance in San Francisco was unacceptable and so I used my wide-ranging connections and long list of supporters to mobilize protests to draw attention to what I believe is a misunderstood group of benign folks.
Unfortunately, the plaza popular with the nudists additionally brought an element of exhibitionism. This behaviour crossed the line of established naturist conduct. Due to the egregious conduct of two or three people, (who we have since successfully removed from coming to the plaza), most of the Urban Naturists got lumped in with the exhibitionist component unfairly.
Was there trouble in the Castro before these couple of “exhibitionists” showed up?