In this post, I discuss the issues surrounding sex and naturism. Many people believe that because naturists are nude, then it must be about sex and while sex and naturism do belong together in the right context, it is this that people get wrong.
We have discussed in another post the difference between nudism and naturism so do not need to go into it here, so let’s jump straight to the sex! There have been comments made in various social media platforms regarding sex and naturism and specifically that the two do not meet – this is actually a false statement.
In the first instance, a naturist is simply a person who prefers to spend as much time as possible naked and quite often in a natural setting but not exclusively. Much of this time is spent either on their own, with a partner or as part of a wider social group either at a beach, club, event etc. and that is the point of naturism, it is the freedom to be naked in a non-sexual environment.
Now, naturists are also human beings and the human being has this strong desire to have sex, and lots of it! Male or female, everyone enjoys sex and we are the only animals on this planet that have sex for pleasure. This means that, like everyone else on this planet, naturists also like to have sex but the difference is the context. Let me explain.
The concept of the lifestyle is enjoy nature as nature intended either socially or as individuals in a non-sexual environment. This environment (which can be anything from a beach to a club) provides a setting where people can be free without the social constraints of life and that includes sex. Therefore, sex in a naturist scenario is frowned upon as is evidence of sexual arousal – this is usually very evident in a man but not so in a woman. Acting on this arousal is also frowned upon because the idea is we’re enjoying nakedness in a non-sexual environment and also, there may be people (and children) who would not particularly want to see other people having sex.
Now, as I said, naturists like to have sex as well and they do this by taking the sexual act outside of the naturist environment. On a beach, for example, they may retire to a secluded area, bonk away and then return once satisfied. If a man gains an erection, he will simply lay on his stomach or cover with a towel until the swelling dissipates but if he decides to play with this erection to climax, he will also be frowned upon as would a woman who openly plays with herself. Having sex or engaging in a sexual act in public in the sight of other people is not only illegal, but is exhibitionism which is not what naturism is about.
So while the naturist does have sex and enjoys it as much as anyone else, it is not something that is done in the open for all to see. The perception that the general public has that naturists are swingers or exhibitionists has been created by a minority of people who call themselves naturists but exhibit their sexual acts for all to see. There is nothing wrong with engaging in sexual acts between consenting adults when on web cam, at the beach or out in the countryside but to do it under the name of naturism is not conducive to the lifestyle – we do not have sex because we are naturists, we have sex because we are human beings.