My new boyfriend—let's call him John—and I were walking hand-in-hand from our hotel room at Hedonism II, the infamous clothing-optional, adults-only resort in Negril, Jamaica, to our first Tantric sex class. I whispered to him, "So, listen. Everyone's focused on their own partner.
The idea of a nudist resort can be both alluring and terrifying. We all stumble upon clothing optional beaches from time to time, but to book a vacation that is all about the nudity is a different story. We decided to get the skinny and the not so skinny on what really goes down at a modern-day clothing-optional hotel.
I've been extremely lucky to have many travel adventuresbut few have impacted my life more than my trips being naked in front of total strangers yes, I'm aware of how strange that sounds. I've vacationed at nude resorts three times now, which means there's very little I feel self-conscious about these days. Of course, all nude resorts are different, just like any culture or person's experience of said culture is different.
A rental home in Honolulu where nudists hold yoga parties is at the center of an investigation into prostitution, sexual assault and child sex crimes. The Freedom House in Upper Nuuanu advertises itself as a "clothing optional" space where naked yoga gatherings are held. We are just a place where like-minded people can gather. But investigations are underway by police and child protection services after a woman claimed her five-year-old daughter witnessed sex acts taking place at the house.
Published: April 16, I watch as a pack of women run towards the beach. To my left, a naked year old man plays a game of ping pong with his female companion.
Which, in and of itself, was an education. But after said 3. And, never having spent a full day wearing nothing but sunscreen, I thought it would be an interesting little trip outside of my comfort zone.
When I tell people I'm going to a naked resort in Jamaica, they respond as though I've just revealed my salary or the details of my last menstruation. It's a long blink or a visible shift backward in their seat. Several ask, after a pause, "Are you a naked person?
There are plenty of misconceptions and myths about what happens at a nudist resort. Photo: Thinkstock. The idea of a nudist resort can be both alluring and terrifying. We all stumble upon clothing optional beaches from time to time, but to book a vacation that is all about the nudity is a different story.