If you've ever visited a clothing-optional resort community, you may have noticed that there are a large number of people there in their golden years. It seems that retirement helped them to lose their inhibitions and they high-tailed it, en masse, to the local nudist gathering. Certainly, there's nothing wrong with finding the freedom to be around others in your birthday suit, but when the majority of nudists are 55+, does that mean that the younger crowd is left out in the cold?
Although, in theory, nudism is a family-friendly activity for young and old, in practice, it may be a different experience.Whether clothed or naked, there is a generational difference in our approach to life, especially when looking at 20s and 30s vs. 50s and 60s. The younger group may be seen as loud and disrespectful, whereas the older folks may appear to youth as stodgy and not fun. It can be a dilemma, especially for the community organizers who want to plan events that appeal to all visitors.
What has your experience been in the clothing-optional lifestyle? Do you feel too old or too young for some events? Have you ever experienced a feeling of ageism? Chime in below in the comments!