Mihir Srivastava 07 Sep, This was my first excursion outside the Indian Subcontinent. It was a month-long trip to visit friends in Europe who had been my flatmates in Delhi. I also happened to be writing my book Conversations in the Nude , about my nude-sketching sessions. This trip was a private one, but not devoid of business. My companions in this tryst with nudity were two level-headed men: Jan Peters for three weeks in Germany and France, and Paavo Yliluoma for a week in Finland.
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Why Going to a Nude Resort Is the Most Freeing Experience (In More Ways Than One)
Sure, stripping down with strangers might feel weird at first, but it's totally worth it—trust me. Considered the granddaddy of nudist resorts, 'Hedo' as it's nicknamed, is a getaway for sex-positive people or, according to the resort's website, "the world's most iconic adult playground". As one of those sex-positive people, the thought of going to a clothing-optional resort didn't really faze me. Despite growing up in a family that didn't promote body positivity, I've been undressing in public settings most of my adult life.
At the suggestion of others who know that I always go topless at the beach and that both my husband and I regularly wear g-string swimsuits, we finally tried a nude beach. We spent six days on South Beach and tried the clothing-optional section of Haulover Beach one day. The results were somewhat mixed. Although the coverage of our swimsuits has been asymptotically approaching zero over the years, the psychological leap to nudity on a public beach was a bit jolting. For me, it was a tough mental adjustment to put myself completely out there.