This piece written by my friend Glen Donnelly (who I have met personally) highlights something that I have been thinking about for awhile myself, that is some of us in the Naturist lifestyle become somewhat religious about the “Nudism is not about sex” mantra….
I have been guilty in the past about this myself which lead people to perceive me as someone who never has sex or dirty thoughts…. This was the case at work a few years ago
when a female work colleague who happens to be a home Nudist was surprised to hear me swear.
She thought that because I always preached the “No sex I’m a Nudist” message that I was also a religious person!
I was taken aback by this and along with other thoughts and incidents about how the nude lifestyle is seen by some caused me to change my outlook….
Now for a confession, I enjoy sex and have had sex outdoors!…. However, there was no way my wife and I could have been seen as we were in a very remote location off the beaten track and we would have heard anyone approaching and we would have covered up.
In the beginning of my relationship with my wife we used to go on many nude hikes and skinny dips in the mountains and inevitably my wife used to get amorous and provided we were in a secluded location, we would engage in some love making… However I used to feel guilty about this and it affected things so to speak as I had this thing in the back of my mind that “Nudists don’t have sex” which was very silly I now see in hindsight.
Recently the Australian Sex Party took up the campaign to legalise a nude beach in Queensland which rasied the hackles of some Naturists as they felt that by accepting the help of the Sex Party we would make people think we are all about sex.
Well I felt the same way not that long ago until I had my change of heart, but now I see things in a different light and feel that while yes the name of the Sex Party does certainly put sex in your mind (why couldn’t they call it the Lifestyle Party or something!) I also feel that if Nudism is going to become more mainstream we need all the help we can get!
In the same way that GLBTxyz?? movement has made so many inroads into mainstream society… And guess what? they have sex too!
The important thing we need to stress is that while we may engage in sex we NEVER do so in a public place, it may be legal to be naked in public on a legal nude beach, but nowhere is it legal to have sex in public!
Anyway, have a read of what Glen has to say in his article which is written from his much younger point of view and then let me know your opinion…