RE:What was the pros and cons of your first time visit to a nude beach or resort with your spouse.

No cons except for the 12 hour drive. I was smart enough to do some research on line and took the wife to cypress cove. we both were apprehensive but we immediately took off all our clothes when we saw everyone else walking around nude. We both had a great time and have since gone to other resorts.

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My first experience at a nudist resort was a totally spur of the moment thing.I wanted to try something different,and being nude in the fresh air and sunshine sounded like an experience I would enjoy.I went in the middle of the week,so the place would be less crowded.
The only con was,I nearly changed my mind during the 2 hour drive.
Upon arriving,I checked in,payed my day fee,then went back to car to take my clothes off. As I strolled to the pool,the cool breeze caressing my flesh,I was hooked.I vowed to visit as many times as possible.
About 6 years ago,I introduced my then new wife to nude recreation.We now visit the nudist resorts together.

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My first experience was with my ex wife. It was not a nudist resort per say. I was stationed in Germany. All of the swimming pools near us the ladies would commonly go topless. My wife was not just reluctant but supposed to taking her top off. The first trip there she chose the place to lay down. We walked the entire grounds before she chose a spot. She could not find a spot where I would not be close to a topless female. Later, she wanted me to get us something to drink. As luck would have it I met a friend from work. He wanted me to stop by to meet his wife. I dropped off the drinks, told my wife what I was up to and made my way back to where my friend was. He was not too far away and still in view of my wife. This was good because half of my wife's issue was that I should not be seeing all of those topless women and she was keeping a close eye to make sure my eyes weren't wondering. My friend's wife had no such inhibitions. She was topless and very good looking. There I am with my wife keeping a close eye and meeting my friend's wife for the first time. Let me tell you I maintained serious eye contact. She had very green eyes. My wife and I returned to that pool several times during my stay in Germany. My wife realized that she was drawing more attention by leaving her top on. I was really surprised the first time she went topless. Living in Germany solidified my inclinations of how natural and beautiful nudity was. I was hooked. Unfortunately my ex was not. When we returned to the states there was no reason for her to take her top off much less anything else in public. I still have fond memories of that pool.

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First time visit with my spouse ... absolutely a "pro" experience all the way.

Unlike some, I almost always scout out a place before taking my wife to visit. For those places where I can't get in alone, I do lots of research first and get as much first hand info from friends that have actually visited a nude place.

Our first social nudist experience was to our local beach almost 25 years ago. I'd visited alone a few times prior, as I did our local club that we eventually became members of. I knew where she would feel most comfortable sitting. When I approached the subject, I said that if she didn't like it or felt uncomfortable, we would pack up and leave immediately. She was nervous but she's always nervous, to this day, when we visit any new place. She doesn't like being singled out as a newbie to the venue and not having been to a place, her unfamiliarity makes her feel that she stands out.

We arrived at the beach and I showed her the spot where I thought she'd feel comfortable but not too far away from the regular crowd so she could see for herself what goes on. We set up our chairs and I immediately took off my shorts and t shirt and stood looking over the beach and people near us. I sat and she was already reading her book with her shorts and t shirt on. A few minutes passed and I told her I was going down to the water to check the temp. I was out there for about 5 mins or so and when I returned she was looking over the beach and all the other people. As I approached the chairs, she stood up and said ... "this is dumb, I'm the only one with clothes on!" She took off her shorts, her t shirt and she was naked.

After lunch, I suggested a short walk down the beach. She agreed but wanted to venture down south where the beach was not as inhabited. Later in the day before we left, she suggested another walk on the beach and this time, the full length of the nude section. She watched, studied others and later said she was cataloging their routines throughout the day. It was one of too many visits to count that summer. Most of them, my suggestion, but many of them were actually her idea.

Our first visit to a nude resort was similar but we were with friends we'd met the second summer on the beach. It was equally a nervous time for my wife but she adjusted quickly and we visited for the day and stayed many, many nights at that resort many, many times over the 17 years we visited there. We met our closest friends at that resort.

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In early 1998 I was panning a getaway vacation for just my wife and I as we already had other plans with the kids that year. We had been to Jamaica twice before and the first had a tiny section of beach blocked off and designated as clothing optional which I checked out one day but my wife had no interest while the second was a family trip. So in 1998 we decided to go back to Jamaica but to Grand Lido Negril this time. From our first visit and other little local outings I'd done my wife was well aware of my interest in nude recreation. So, when I asked her if we could stay on the nude side of the resort she reluctantly agreed but made it very clear she would not participate and I was not to pressure her in any way.

We arrived at the resort and were shown our room, just as we opened the curtains to the beach side of the room another couple walked right by our window naked. I think it as a bit of an eye opener for us both but especially her. i stripped and she got her suit on and we went out at first hanging out closer to the room and then on the beach but more away from others. Eventually we wanted food from the grill and she wanted to cool off in the pool. That's when we started to meet some of the people. It turned out we had chosen the same dates as a large group from all over the world that went every year. We quickly hit it off with the group. They made no issue of my wife's suit and made her feel comfortable.

About 48 hours after we arrived I was playing volleyball in the pool with some of the members of the group and my wife was talking with others on the side of the hot tub. I will never forget looking up to see her walking back to the room (I thought she was using the restroom) and then seeing her walk back out without the suit and she wasn't even trying to hide behind a towel or anything! That was the last we saw of the suit and we ended up joking the group and meeting up with them again in 1998 and in 2000 and to this day stay in touch with some of the people we met on that first trip.

So best parts were seeing my wife make the decision herself and be so confident in it and meeting some great people. The hard part (maybe a con) was working hard to honor her wishes and not even accidentally bother her about participating.

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So best parts were seeing my wife make the decision herself and be so confident in it and meeting some great people. The hard part (maybe a con) was working hard to honor her wishes and not even accidentally bother her about participating.

I totally get that.

As I previously mentioned my first time at a nudist resort was with my ex at WTP in '96. At the time I'd considered it only a minimal success because she was maybe naked 10% of the time we were there. It felt like a strong "con" to have to honor her wishes to not be "pressed" about being nude as well.
That day, although mostly C/O, did end on a strong nudist note though. We were getting ready to leave - and I thought at that time that was probably going to be a one-time experience. I reluctantly opened the trunk to pull our clothes out; and that's when I heard the manager addressing my wife, asking her about her first-time experience and inviting us inside for a chat. We had just returned from the hottub so she was just wearing a towel. As I shut the trunk I glanced over at my wife, wondering how she was going to react. And I saw that she had dropped off her towel! She proceeded to the main office, nude; as I watched her with complete surprise and admiration. We chatted for a few moments, and my wife seemed completely comfortable interacting naked. She had chosen herself to have that bit of nudist interaction; I hadn't had anything to do with it. In spite of her reluctance I guess she just didn't want to leave without at least trying to be nude; and the owner talking to her presented her with that sudden opportunity to make "that leap."

Still, I thought this was a one-shot deal. But I managed to convince her to do an overnight stay at a resort while vacationing. We got there late and I expected another "10%" nude day. I went for an early morning naked jog; and when I came back to our bungalow, I found her naked on the patio waiting for me! And she stayed naked that entire day.

I guess sometimes what appears to be a "con" can turn into a "pro" in the long run. You can "lead them to the water"; and whether they take a little sip, or a big gulp, doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be a "pro or a con" in the long run.

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... though my wife didn't jump right into interacting with others right away, she did have a long conversation with our Nude Beach Mom, Marianna Handler, the second or third visit. I was surprised at how much my wife was agreeing with Marianna on many naturist issues and ideals, even though my wife had only been a home/backyard nudist for close to 20 years at this point. I just sat and listened and was encouraged that my wife, with no social nudism experience, was speaking like a seasoned social nudist of so many years.

I also thought that that first visit to the beach would be one of very few and far between excursions but that first visit, when we were packing up to leave, I'd said, "this was fun, thanks for coming with me today!" My wife replied, "yeah, it was much better than I expected. Let's come back again soon." She suggested many of the future trips to the beach that summer.

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... though my wife didn't jump right into interacting with others right away, she did have a long conversation with our Nude Beach Mom, Marianna Handler, the second or third visit.

It's interesting how much those interactions can lead to a progression.

For my ex, that bit of nude interaction with the very friendly and helpful WTP owner started her on the path to social nudity. But it would be meeting Cheri and a few other nudist women at the club that would set her on the path to "confident nudity." When she met them she had been nude at the resort and had interacted on a limited basis. But as far as being fully engaged and social in groups; well she still struggled with it. When she met them she was able to articulate her issues, discuss them and "absorb" their personal practical approach and philosophy. She subsequently found her confidence and was able to reconcile her extraverted and gregarious nature with social nudity.

I have to say; without the WTP owner, Cheri and a few other people, we just wouldn't have gone very far with nudism.

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Our first time was a very good experience. We had been going nude at home for almost a year since we moved to Florida. I have always wanted to go to a resort and brought it up to my wife. I had done some research on Cypress Cove in Kissimmee and realized it was close to Disney. We had a 5k race planned in April, the Star Wars Darkside 5K, and were already going to be down in Orlando for that, we stayed at Disney Thursday night, but couldn't go to the parks because our passes were blacked out. We would be done at the race and checked out by 11am so what better time to go to Cypress than after that race?

My wife checked out the website, thought it was a place she could handle, so off we went. They gave us a great tour of their facilities, showed us all of the places, the pools, restaurants, bar, massage area, workout room, hair and nails, the store they have. The oddest part of it all was that everyone else was naked and here we were clothed!

After the tour, I left it up to my wife whether we would stay. She said, might as well. They have a private lake area with less people. I asked her if she wanted to go there to take our clothes off, she thought and said, no, might as well right here by the car.

We did go down to the lake at first to put on sunscreen, but then we headed to the pool area. Everyone was very nice and it was good to get something to drink to calm our nerves. Met some great folks and she was very comfortable. I got her a massage while we were there and she was hooked.

We are now members and heading back down there tomorrow (8/16) for another visit.

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I would say ours was a good one. it was at St Martin, and it led to many more experiences. We now enjoy visiting new places and getting to know awesome folks.

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