I think there is a sexual side to nudism but it can also be controlled depending on the environment, the other people around you or the type of nudist event you are attending.
When I am nude at home with my GF, which is most of the time we are home, we do tend to have more sex. About three years ago, my last child moved out and it gave us the freedom to be naked at home nearly all of the time. Our sex habits got way more frequent. Sex with each other and our self play both doubled. It has been fantastic.
We have nudist friends that are fantastic people and we love their company. There is never any mention of sex with them. We have other friends that are much more open and, well, you know....
The point is, be nude, do what is comfortable for you and never try to make anyone feel uncomfortable. It's pretty much just like real life except naked.
Of course there is. Or can be, As others have said its situation dependent.
We love to be naked on the beach, enjoying the sun, waves, etc without the restrictions of a swimsuit.
At other times we like to be naughty.... a little minor exhibitionism, sexy chat in the RIGHT venue, etc..
nude in both situations .... beach and flashing in a balcony, with different motives and sources of pleasure.
Just figure there is a time and place for everything!
Is Naturism/Nudism sexual and/or erotic?! No!! Is it sensual?! Can be!! One advantage we have over the textile world is that we already know and like how our partner looks like, so we can concentrate more on the spiritual, intelectual and mental part of our relationships, instead of the physical. Textiles are at a disadvantage here because they build up this mental picture, this ideal, preconception, etc. what their partner might or should look like and they might be disappointed when they do not live up to their expectations when they see each other nude for the first time!! We are just as sexual as the next person, maybe even more so, however we can distinquish between when it is appropriate, in the right context, in the right environment, in the right place, at the right time, with the right partner or partners, etc. and when it is not!! What people do in their tents, trailers, RV's, mobile homes or houses is nobody's business!!
Yes, there is a sexual side to nudism. Seeing the nude form of whoever it is you are attracted to can be a turn-on. However THAT DOES NOT MEAN PORNOGRAPHIC (caps intended). As a heterosexual male, I do no need to see a woman with her feet in her ears, or spread so wide daylight comes through. In fact, I prefer not to.
I dont know about you guys but when Come home from any nude environment I feel very sexual and my wife notice it and she loves it. I think people have a Lotta double standard if nudity was not a big deal then why is it such a $billion industry.
I have started to respond to this topic several times and each time I have deleted my message without posting it. Ill try one more time
I believe that how much someone associates sex and nudity is dependent on how repressed their sexual education was as they were evolving/growing up. Where I grew up sex was never spoken of in a positive light, and was always used with negative connotations (he couldnt keep his dick in his pants, she couldnt keep her legs closed, etc.). This trained me that sex was not good. As I grew up and had sex for the first time, I found that it was quite enjoyable to me and also for the girl I was having sex with. So much so that we did it often. Those 18-20 years of learning were being proved wrong, and for a long time, I went into the opposite extreme, where I couldnt;t get enough sex, and just seeing my girlfriend even only semi-naked would make the sexual desires in me grow to the point where I had to have sex with her. That stage in my life also passed, and I had settled into the stage where I found sex enjoyable and pleasing, but it wasnt the only thing driving my actions. I could see topless women and enjoy the beauty without the instant sexual arousal. I even got to where I could see naked women and men, and as long as they werent having sex, I would not view the situation as sexual. I could stand next to a naked woman and net even get an erection (until she invited me to take the interaction to a sexual level).
SO for me, nudism/nakedness and sex are only as related as I make them.