Family Naturism and Growing Up Naturist
Teenage naturists are a new experience for me. As a semi-active naturist, it’s a subject matter I read around, and hear constant misinformation about in the mass media, and happen to be hearing the same misinformation and paranoia for over twenty years. It feels as though no one learns from history and treats family naturism as though it had just started yesterday.
But we know better, as full time naturists.
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Do we really take the time to talk to our children about being raised naturist? Or do we simply take for granted our lifestyle alternative and merely leave them to make their own choices? How much do we actually know about what they have gone through?
As a former member of the Hawaii Skinny dippers, we had no teenage members. I created a convention that the first teen member to join membership through their parents, or turned 13 as a youngster member, would get a free comic book on their birthday. To this day, I’ve never personally given any free comic books.
So I took it upon myself to speak with college students in the nudist world about how they grew up and how they felt about being raised nudist. I was prepared to hear everything warts and all. At the risk of sounding negative, I assure my readers any negative statement is intended to point out genuine concerns in the world of family naturism.
My first interviewee was a girl named Angie, aged 19, one of two college girls working at the Olive Dell Naturist Resort in Southern California. Eatery guidelines state that employees must be completely clothed, and it must work nicely since their diner has an A rating by the Board of Health.
Upon my three visits, I never saw Angie or her pal participate in any activities in the nude. Her buddy did on my fourth visit, but I reiterate, it was my fourth visit. Angie is not opposed to it, she told me. She is significantly more than willing to drop trough if the situation calls because of it. Yet, neither she nor any of her closest friends at the club call themselves naturists. She feels the label just is not mandatory.
Angie had been raised at Olive Dell since infancy and was a very energetic naturist as a child. She would visit other clubs where there would be about 50 other nudist kids her age during the huge occasions, holidays, gatherings, but some time when she hit puberty, the amount of youngsters her age dwindled to five or less.
During this awkward stage, she felt forced to go naked, so she and her friends rebelled, participating fully clothed during nudist events. You do not see this tendency represented in nudist videos or magazines much, but from my experience it was all too common.
The resort guidelines mandate that one must be fully unclothed in the swimming pool, Jacuzzi and the deck around it. The patio just above the pool, the teens felt, can be considered a gray area. Though it’s highly recommended that everyone go nude, it was frequently difficult to apply. So the outdoor patio and the adjoining clubhouse becomes the hangout spot for the teens.
My boyfriend was very much against nudism when I met him, she says with a laugh. His family was quite apprehensive. They told him that we were a tribe that danced around a campfire in the mountains and practiced cannibalism. When I told my dad, he greeted my boyfriend with a knife and fork.
Angie’s current boyfriend often hangs out with her and it is quite typical to see the four of them (Angie, her closest friend and their two boyfriends) walking about completely clothed or in towels around the pool. What struck me most was that, despite the propaganda of the Naturist Society and the AANR, Angie wasn’t aware of any movements to promote naturism among young people.
When I go to these resorts, she says. All I see are elderly adults. So it’s too simple for young people to assume that to be able to remain in business, nudism had to be advertised for an old demographic, irrespective of what doctrine they preached. But unlike other young naturists, Angie and her friend are actively involved in the naturist company. Working full time in the cafe gives her a steady paycheck and much insight to the way the club runs. It wouldn’t surprise me if she began running the resort in ten years.
Curiously, she did not seem to be aware of websites that encourage naturism strictly to amateurs, since most sites can not post pictures of adolescents unless they desire to bring COGs (Creepy Old Guys). Being used to assembly amateurs dragged along by their naturist parents, she looked surprised when I told her I’d needed to be a naturist since I was 13. She didn’t think it’d be legal for me to have pursued it back then.
Olive Dell Ranch
Unlike beach family naked picture , Olive Dell has the greatest amount of young adults I’d ever seen, so the feelings of loneliness and isolation does not seem to influence the young folks there as it did in my adolescent years. The youth program is very strong and very active, though I ‘d noticed they are not mentioned in CFI newscasts.
When I brought up all the paranoia surrounding the AANR youth camps in Virginia and other states, Angie and I both had to laugh. There were too many real problems that young naturists must cope with before tackling fictional issues which have already been solved by the camp’s rules and regulations.
But the one real problem still remains. Though I do not error Angie or her buddies for remaining clothed until they get some alone time, I do need to wonder if the surroundings supports her to drop trou as she says.
If there was a constant influx of college students, not only the post faculty work force bunch of Vita Nuda West, would Angie be a more active naturist?
I would presume so, but it’s just a figure. From my observation, the young folks go bare when they’re with their own community. There is still a sense of intimacy associated with naturism. And it would be nice to have us middle aged nudists to show them that you can be naked without being intimate. It’s just a good deal of fun.
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Jordan Blum is a lifelong nudie and cofounder of Nudist Portal.