You Have to Be This Old to Enter

You Have to Be This Old to Enter

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!

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  • i'm 69 and I am going too enoyn my life, newbie can't wait too go too indian hills in slidell, la.
    • I don't get the whole going to a location to "be naked." That's not an activity. It's a state of undress. Beyond the initial sight of seeing others like that, there's not much to bong over in that. At least not for me. So why would I pay to go to a place to meet others that also enjoy that state of undress when I can spend my money elsewhere and meet people I have more in common with and make tighter bonds with people closer to my age, and then introduce them to the nude aspect of my life at a later time?
      • I agree with the comments about resorts charging a lot of money, especially from younger people's point of view. I do see the role that nudist clubs and resorts play but I've spent far more of my life as a nudist visiting public beaches, for free. We've holidayed at nudist resorts many times, but for a day out we're far more likely to go to a nudist beach in summer, there we see a whole range of ages, young couples and families through to people in their 80's. Sometimes the majority are retired, but many yo
        • I'm only recently entered the 'older age' category post 50 I think, I never experienced agism into my 40's, but in my 50 I have certainly have BUT its when CLOTHED not a nude place! I prefer being with older people anyhow (always have even when 'young') so I love the fact that naturism venues/events attract older people anyhow. The young who dont engage may never know the beauty of older body assets which in my view have character to them unlike young 'assets' which all look the same
          • I'm only recently entered the 'older age' category post 50 I think, I never experienced agism into my 40's, but in my 50 I have certainly have BUT its when CLOTHED not a nude place! I prefer being with older people anyhow (always have even when 'young') so I love the fact that naturism venues/events attract older people anyhow. The young who dont engage may never know the beauty of older body assets which in my view have character to them unlike young 'assets' which all look the same
            • I'm only recently entered the 'older age' category post 50 I think, I never experienced agism into my 40's, but in my 50 I have certainly have BUT its when CLOTHED not a nude place! I prefer being with older people anyhow (always have even when 'young') so I love the fact that naturism venues/events attract older people anyhow. The young who dont engage may never know the beauty of older body assets which in my view have character to them unlike young 'assets' which all look the same
              • It is amazing to me that with the nudist community stretch marks, weight, scares, etc. don't matter, but age still does. My wife and I met another nudist couple when we were in our 20s and they were in their 50s. Now they are in their 60s and we are in our 30s and we have a great time hanging out with them in their pool, having dinner together and vacationing together. Shouldn't we try and look past age, clothes, appearance, etc and look at the person on the inside. My advice is try to see the real pe
                • As a life long NATURIST, I have always seen the younger folks at FREE naked areas like lakes, ponds, rivers, and beaches. Let's face it $30 to be NAKED!? This recreation thing has become HUGE BUSINESS. an 18o Male or Females won't spend that to be naked. The Naked Society has allowed a few organizations to take over what should be free. And what they can not control, they have allowed to let slide into the Textiles' hands, never to be naked again. It costs now to be NATURAL!
                  • I will be 65 in 2 months. Nudism has been a way of life for me for the past 45 years. Blacks beach in San Diego is my personal paradise. while living there from age 30 to 38 I went there easily 600 times. returning last year at age 63 I enjoyed RUNNING up and down the cliff. only to read some guys blog gripe about all the old men at the beach. I wish younger folks enjoyed being naked as much as us older folks do. It is THEIR loss. tragic. stupid.
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