Ive seen it happening on some FB naturist sites. A women comes along and men will pounce on them with comments that make them feel like they're on the strip tease stage. No wonder they don't stay around.
I'm middle aged man, at 51, but got here quite a bit differently than most. Never married and no children. Just a woodsman and farmer of sorts, logging, sawmilling, mechanics and inventing at times. Put together a crude foundry and machine shop. Started a trucking company with my brother and it's growing slowly. But found I don't like driving, like the woods and gardening too much. Besides naked time on the road is terribly limited, only in the bunk at night. I missed it bad. Plan on going into raising produce more. (which means more time naked working in the small fields and gardens on my mountainside.) I am working on inventing stuff that will make the trucking pay better.
Men tend to operate a little more toward the physical realm, and women a bit more on the emotional side. Does that make men more attracted to naked life? I'm sure there are many aspects.
For one thing, our society was way more open to male nudity - even in the US - until the last few decades. Shame and fear came in, freedpm went out.
Now we have a much more puritanical approach to all things body or sex rlated.
And more porn than ever.
So older men are more accostumed to thr concept of non sexual nudity and nude activities, especially with all male settings.
Aside from that, I would guess there are more older folks because most people arent able to let go of the insecurities and hsng ups until they are pretty far on in life. At a certain age, you see life a lot more clearly a toss off a lot of your tolerance for the bullshit. The clothes probably come off about then, too.
A visit to Spanish beaches shows that those naked tend to be under about 35, and contain almost as many women as men. British are amongst them. At 64 I will be amongst the oldest of the naked people on a Spanish beach.
Yet come home and where are they? Not in the naturist clubs I know of, which are middle aged to old and predominantly male. Is there something about the naturist club way of doing things that puts those who are younger off, especially females?
I've often pondered this in regard to my own nudist life of 30+ years. I think as many others have stated we are in a huge crisis of "body image/body acceptance" slopes for women - although I think it's important to not rule men out in that notion too. Some times, I wonder if it is a "primal" thing with men. Some days, as a male, I almost think men are more "programmed/wired" to being nudist and accepting of social nudity with fewer societal issues. I have noticed at my home resort, over the past few years - there are more younger men and younger couples. It makes my heart sing to meet younger people not being jaded by what society may think of social nudity. And when I talk with them, it's interesting to see how nudity opens up their mind. I think for some people it can be a cultural awakening. For others, it's experiencing the world as they never had. And, there are those who find they focus better without distraction. I wish all ages, genders, and orientations could experience the joys of how social nudity opens our minds and allows us to peer deeper into ourselves and what's around us. Which leads me back to wondering, are men more prone to accepting the lifestyle? More open minded? More programmed to be nudists? Interesting conversation. No matter, it needs to be a joy for everyone - especially those who want to try it.