Did you also walk between the parking lot and beach nude?
Not yesterday but I have in the past, yes. This time around I got out of the car and covered myself with a canga.
A canga is kinda-sorta like a beach towel, except it's not a towel per se. It resembles a sarong or maybe a bed sheet in how lightweight and breathable it is. We don't use actual towels to lie on over here in Brazil and instead we use cangas. They come in all colours and sizes, most of them are rectangular but if you look hard enough you can find some that are circular and gigantic, like for a few people to lie on.
I don't have a picture with it wrapped around my waist but I do have a few of it on the sand, as well as a couple of myself lying on it. EDIT: uploaded some for reference.
Me personally I like to where a pair of extra shredded short shorts with holes in them with some in areas that possibly expose me if someone is looking close enough. I bring an old t shirt since I burn. Then of course shoes or flipflops. That's it! A towel and sunscreen. Maybe a hat. Water. At my nude beach you can be arrested for being 'nude' so minimally covered is required - and cops usually there to enforce that.
Why the shirt?You have a good point but I guess its because as I said the top of the hike seems to be predominantly trafficked by textiles who aren't even there for the nude beach.
But even if the men have a shirt on for the walk, most of them will take it off once they get to the beach, so it shouldn't bother anyone to see shirtless man on the trail.
I've always wanted to do this at blacks because I find dressing for the short hike only to undress at the other side to be a hassle but I've never had the nerve due to the everyone else usually being fully dressed on the trail when I've went. Have you done this recently? What kind of reactions do you get? The other thing that deters me is that the parking lot area has lots of textiles who have no intention of using the nude beach.
I have not been there recently, but I am sure it has not changes since my last visit two years ago.
At my age, the idea of worrying what someone else may think about how I am dressed is long past.
That said, I have never had any reaction of any kind by anyone either in the parking lot or on the trail to and from the beach.
When I first started going there in the early 80's, even the textile males never wore a top.
It is only in the last 20 years or so that men seem to have become more uncomfortable being seen without a top on.
You have to do what you are comfortable with, but I believe if you try it once you will see no one really cares.
One time after leaving the beach, I had to stop and get gas.
Again I just wrapped the towel around me as I got out of the car.
I was expecting to just pay at the pump like I normally do, however there system was down and I had to go into the mini-mart to pay.
After a slight hesitation, I simply went in a prepaid at the counter.
Guess what. People did not run out screaming or covering there eyes. No one even gave me a second glance.
Since you go to Blacks and Deep Creek, obviously you have taken that biggest step of being seen nude in a nude friendly location.
Now you need to start pushing your boundaries and feeling more comfortable either in minimal clothing or nude in other areas.
Due to the Covid-19, this years World Naked Bike Ride in Los Angeles was cancelled.
I would recommend you try to ride in next years event. Once you have done that, you will never worry about what others think about what you may or may not be wearing.
Went to Gunnison today. Most of the men walking between the parking lot and beach were wearing shorts and shirts as usual. Shirtless men seemed a little more common than usual. Did see one man in a tanga with a very narrow back, which is probably the legal minimum on the trail.
hen I first started going there in the early 80's, even the textile males never wore a top.It is only in the last 20 years or so that men seem to have become more uncomfortable being seen without a top on.
I wonder how much of that is due to the fact that we're all more aware of skin cancer and are limiting our exposure to the sun? I know that's a concern for me, especially since I'm sorta elderly and there's a history of skin cancer in my family.
hen I first started going there in the early 80's, even the textile males never wore a top.It is only in the last 20 years or so that men seem to have become more uncomfortable being seen without a top on.I wonder how much of that is due to the fact that we're all more aware of skin cancer and are limiting our exposure to the sun? I know that's a concern for me, especially since I'm sorta elderly and there's a history of skin cancer in my family.
Quite possibly. However, sunscreen has become much more potent so that should overcome the reluctance to go shirtless, I remember some years back when SPF 12 was considered a strong sunblock, now 30 and 50 are common and 100 is available. Unless you put sunscreen on your torso, you may get more sun through a shirt than being shirtless with sunscreen. I remember some years back, when I first started using SPF 30, I spend a full day at Busch Gardens early in the summer. At the end of the day, when I took off my shirt, I had a distinct reverse " farmer's tan" My chest and shoulders were noticeably darker than my forearms!