Friday, August 1, 2014

Phallic Friday - naturists

Naturists or nudists have always interested me because I think it's such a natural way to be. I enjoy the freedom of no clothing, especially when it's warm, but it has such a stigma attached to it.

Nudity is most often associated with sex. It seems you can't have one without the other, so naturists are often termed 'perverts' or worse, because people assume if you like running around with your kit off, then you have to be a rampant sex fiend.

I'm lucky in my life to have lived on farms and in rural areas where I often enjoyed the freedom of wearing little. Sometimes this was rudely interrupted by unexpected visitors, so I learned to always have something to chuck on. At one house, I had a hammock strung up the backyard and on scorching summer days, to lie in that hammock, clothes-free, reading a book, shaded by the trees but warmed by the sunshine and air, was sheer bliss. If it was scorching, I'd even have the sprinkler on low underneath so the dogs could lie in the water and the droplets would cool my back.

I've only been brave enough to go to nudist beaches a couple of times...and I annoy myself by having to be brave to do this. Why do I feel embarrassed to go there? Why do I care what others might think? When I've gone, I've been surprised by a couple of things - one is that there are hardly any people there (although it was never peak tourist time, so maybe that's why), and the average age of naturists is a lot older than you'd find on other beaches.

Maybe you need to get to a certain age to not care about society's comments about nudity or body image. Maybe you have to get to a certain level of self-comfort to be able to bare it all. I don;t know what it is. I now I feel kind of young at the places I've been, and that's not a bad feeling for someone in their 40s!

In Deep Diving, I didn't have any naturist beaches, but I made sure Samantha and Cooper got their kit off in nature a bit. I like the idea of being free to have sex outdoors, so I often incorporate it in my stories - much better than being arrested in real life!! Sam and Coop try out the beach... a couple of times. They swim naked. They have sex on a bushwalk. I wanted them to have the freedom that's not available in reality. And that's one thing I love about writing erotic stories - your characters are free to express themselves (and I can express myself).

I think I'll have to write a naturist story...but I don't want to add fuel to the fire that nudity equates to sex. So I'll have to think about that a bit more. Maybe it'll have to be more of a family story, where sex is very separate to where the kids are. Hmm...ideas, ideas, ideas!

How do you feel about nudity?


  1. How do I feel about nudity?
    I offer you this: I once read a book which talked about the difference between nudity and nakedness. It said: "naked was like worms being revealed under a rock" but nudity was "smooth... beautiful"...
    So that's coloured my thinking. I think nudist beaches are just fine. There was one at Maslin Beach in SA (not far from us when we lived there). I've never been to one. In my younger days I had been known to go topless on 'normal' beaches... but they were younger days. I agree there's something incredibly freeing about doing it.
    I can't wait to read Deep Diving to see what you get Sam and Coop up to!
    Lily M

    1. Hey Lily,
      Oh, Maslins Beach, I've heard of that but not been there. I've never done the topless thing, how strange is that, to do the all off and not the half off? Usually I wear one piece swimmers/bathers/costumes, so that's probably why.

      I'm thinking about your nudity/nakedness quote. There is really nothing smooth about most of the oldies who attend these beaches...unless they're like me and a bit porky so the wrinkles fill out ;)

      Cate xoxo