FREQUENT CONCERNS AND QUESTIONS
“What if I meet someone I know?”
That’s always a possibility. However, they are there for the same reason you are. Most likely they will be happy to see you and you will have discovered a mutual interest.
“Will my name or picture ever be made public?
Not without your permission. All personal information is kept confidential. Photos are not permitted at group functions without member’s approval.
“How do I act and where do I look when talking to others?”
Act and talk as you normally would if everyone were clothed. Looking and curiosity are all very natural. Checking someone out is normal. Gawking or staring is considered impolite whether people are naked or clothed.
“Do I have to be nude all the time?”
The point of joining a naturist group is to be naked, so yes; most of the time members are expected to be naked. Exceptions would be if the weather were cold or wet. Often times members do wear socks to avoid cold feet. At non-nude outings please do wear clothing.
“I’m afraid I might get an erection.”
Actually that seldom happens but if it does don’t worry or be embarrassed. Those things have a mind of their own sometimes. If it bothers you throw the end of your towel over it until the pesky thing goes away. It’s nothing to be ashamed of or embarrassed about. Purposeful exhibitionism is in poor taste.
“I don’t have a perfect body and my endowment is not what I would have wished for.”
No one has a perfect body and very few have the endowment they wished for. Perfect bodies are a fallacy of Madison Avenue advertisers who are selling people a myth. People come in all sizes, shapes, colors, and yes, textures. You will be just fine and will learn that all naked bodies have a beauty to them.
“Will there be women at these events?”
No. Our club is for men only. We do share swim nights with a family oriented naturist group and women and families will be present at those events only.
“Is sexual activity allowed at club events?”
No. This is not a sex club. Sex and drugs are not allowed and members will be asked to leave if they indulge.
“Is touching permitted?”
Normal friendly touching that is acceptable when someone is clothed is probably acceptable when naked. Sexual touching at a meeting is not acceptable. If someone touches you in an unacceptable fashion politely say “No thanks” if you do not wish to be touched or “Later” if there is an interest. With all aspects of life “NO” means “NO”.
“How much will it cost to be a member?”
Dues are $15.00 a year for an individual, $25.00 for a couple. Dinner meetings require a $7.00 fee to the host for the food. Swims also have admission charges listed in the newsletter.
“What should I bring to a meeting?”
Always bring a towel to sit on. If a hot tub or pool is available bring an extra towel for that purpose. If the event is outdoors you will want to bring some sunscreen for sensitive areas.
“What else do I need to know about being a naturist?”
As they say, everything you need to know you learned in kindergarten. Respect other members and their property. Respect the host’s wishes regards, smoking, removing shoes, etc. You are a guest in their home. Be gay friendly.
Try to arrive on time and leave when it’s over. Thank the host. Be ready to learn from others and let other learn from you. Bring a good joke if you have one. Offer to host a meeting if you can. Oh, and have a good time!