The only clothing optional beach I've been to is Apollo Beach. And while it's not just for nudists, there is very little parking there so it does get annoying when they take up those spots when they could be at the next lot over where there is plenty of parking. Some people park at lot 4 and ride bikes to lot f (c/o lot) or walk the mile to get there. I haven't had to do that yet.
I think the naked body scares them.Why? Surely they can see you're not carrying a concealed weapon? LOLWell it certainly wouldn't be concealed anymore. Lol. Sorry. Just had to. You left it wide open for that one. ;-)
Reminds me of a conversation I had a few years ago.
The nudist resort I was staying at had a full bar with a bartender.
By law, he needed to wear clothes while working.
Of course the customers were nude.
He lived in the nearby town.
He told me he had been taking some ribbing from his friends, the bartender and some customers, in his favorite bar in town.
They were always making jokes about him working at a "Nudist Colony". He was really tired of it.
I made a suggestion and he loved it.
The next weekend I was back and so was he.
He told me what happened the next time the "Nudist Colony" jokes started.
He said, "Well at least I know none of my customers are carrying concealed weapons,"
THAT stopped the laughter real fast.
Whats your point?
Clothing optional means exactly that.
Whether or not they are wanting to be nude or partially nude or remain clothed is totally up to them.
Whats your argument with clothing optional beaches or resorts.
It gives the couple or the singles the option to slowly ease into being totally nude, if they so wish.
Expecting others to be totally naked at a clothing optional resort or beach, is like expecting all nudists to respect others at those same resorts or beaches.
Its just not ever going to happen.
Its called clothing optional for a very good reason.
It allows others to test the waters at their own pace, just as you all did.
I suppose it depends on the beach. The one I went to in Maspalomas was a clothing optional beach, however it did have designated areas. Right at the entrance to the beach was clothed, then you have to walk for about 10 minuets down the beach in order to reach the nudist area. It was a huge beach, with plenty of space for textiles and only a small nudist area. There were a few people that walk the length of the beach and pass through the nudist area, which was fine, but occasionally you would get a textile come and bathe in the nudist area, which I did get quite annoyed by, and Admittedly, I just assumed he was a 'Pervert'.
Clothing optional is just that. Anyone has the privilege of being fully clothed or completely naked. My experience has seen just that. Some men were even wearing shirts as well as their shorts. The women wore one and two piece suits, bottoms only, or nothing at all. Can't say I noticed anyone being offended.
I agree that it can be a little annoying. I mean, arent there other beaches, pools, etc. that you can go to and be clothed at? Lol. I stay at a B&B in New Orleans that has a clothing optional pool and many times Im the only one nude at the pool. In the end, as long as we all respect each other, then I really have no problem sharing.
The only nude beach I have gone to (been to it several times) I have always seen clothed people there.
My second ever visit to this beach (and 2nd ever visit to a nude beach) I saw no one nude. So thought maybe it was a Sunday morning sunrise thing that only textiles go there, and decided not to strip off.
After a few more visits, I discovered it was just that there is a walking path near the beach, and that at the end, the choice is either turn around and go back the way you came, or walk out onto the beach and through the nude section.
After finding this out, I figured since it is designated as nudity allowed, that any textile walking along it would either expect to see nudity, or at the very least not be able to complain about it.
And since I don't get many chances to visit a beach, I wasn't going to let them bother me again!