This group is wonderful, it really shows the beauty of mature women and it is really great to see mature women proudly posing fully nude and hiding nothing of their lovely bodies. It shows that real women are more beautiful than wat fashion wants to make us believe, and that being nude comes with joy, confidence and feeling good in one's body. Of course men - and women - will look, feel attracted to their exposed vulvas and breasts, and find that exciting, but that does not matter, nature has intended a woman's body to be attractive and for women to feel attractive so there is no reason to deny that it is enjoyable. I wish more women would be so confident as Magali and the other women posing on the photos here to show their femininity with pride. The world would be a better place!
Agreed, every woman is beautiful and we should all support women in being nude partly or fully at beaches & resorts. There is certain pressure from media / social media for us all to look a certain way, women especially, but that is all rubbish and much of it is fake. Be comfortable in your own skin and it will shine through to people around you. And when it comes to bodies and how the human shape has evolved, breasts and the penis are out there, easily seen, vulvas are more hidden, if a woman covers up that is fine, she has the right to do that.
I missed this great post the first time around:
I think it is a deeply seated instinct in many women to simply cover the vulva whenever they can. As nudists they develop some ability to let go of this but perhaps never completely. As women we do find ourselves vulnerable and in some situations more so than in others.
It's very much due to social conditioning. And nudists are not always that helpful in that regards, as many still find the sight of an "exposed" labia...distracting. If a nude woman "senses" such curiosity being directed at her, she will be less likely to be comfortable "being truly comfortable." That's what happened with my wife her first time at a nude beach; and why she will now only go topless there. And that's also why I feel nudists have a responsibility to watch what they're "looking at."
It takes time to develop enough confidence to leave behind a lifetime of habit to simply cover the vulva, even if it is only with the hand in some situations or by closing one's thighs.
We go to a "nude-obligatory" resort. And the "regulars" there tend to stay naked and be socially/physically active. So the labia being "seen" is more or less normalized; more so than at many other places I've been. That was "new" to my wife when we started going; as she was used to a more "modest" and self-conscious approach of "selective nudity" at C/O resorts. But finding herself immersed in an environment of "normalized candor" prompted her to relax her perspective, over time; and "undo" some of her social conditioning. As she consistently saw and interacted with women whose labia was "seen", she just naturally became less self-conscious about her own being "seen." But...I think that if she hadn't found herself in an environment of "normalized full nudity", she probably wouldn't have reached that level of confidence.
So I think that besides personal values and/or mental conditioning, the environment will play a large part in how self-conscious a woman will feel about being seen, nooks and crannies.
My wife has become very good at sensing the vibe at clubs and resorts. She will, at times, wear a sarong off and on for the first hour to first day or so, depending on whether it's our home club or a new place we're visiting.
She grew up in a very strict Catholic household and from very early on, her mother instilled lots of "good girls don't do that and ladies sit like this and never show that!" Unlearning much of that, after becoming a full-fledged nudist, took a little time but she became more enlightened, confident and realized that sitting a certain way and innocently showing all that she was born with, was not as bad as her mother had taught her.
Di's still discreet and in no way an exhibitionist but she no longer frets about getting out of a lounge chair or walking around the club or resorts completely nude. It still depends on the vibe she gets, and I can tell when she comfortable or not in certain environments.