It used to be that clothing optional resorts were only for the super liberal — those people who lit their houses with lava lamps, decorated their doorways with hanging crystal bead curtains and always had a mysterious smoke coming out of their backyard.
Today, thanks in large part to shifting attitudes about being nude (thanks, Millennials) and with resorts like Hedonism and Temptation, nudist resorts have gained a reputation for being for everyone. The gays are no exception.
Jon Jackson, the co-owner of Inndulge, a popular clothing optional resort in Palm Springs, California explains that “every summer for the last three or four years, we’ve seen more and more people coming to try a new experience.” He went on to say, “And once they try it, about 70% of them return within the year!”
So, what’s holding you back? If you find that you’re still on the fence about daring to bare on your next vacation, here are reasons that might convince you to drop trou:
Your Balls Will Thank You
You’ll Let Loose
Feeling less inhibited will encourage you to try other things outside of your comfort zone. You’ve conquered being naked in public, now go ahead and try that bungee cord jump you’ve always wanted to do or challenge yourself to complete that hike through the desert. Live the dream! INNDulge’s Jackson adds, “We see a noticeable boost in confidence after a guy strips off his clothes, it’s like they’re all of a sudden ready to take on the world. They’re also much more comfortable making small talk and being social.”
You Don’t Have to be a Muscle Queen
Don’t believe the hype that only ripped and toned men are frequenting the gay nudist resorts. According to Jackson, “You’ll find bodies of all shapes, sizes, and ages. Everyone is welcome.”
Nobody is Going to Laugh or Point
We’re All The Same
You and Your Partner Will Have Great Sex
You’ll Eventually Forget You Are Naked
You’ll Leave With a Sense of Pride and Satisfaction
About The Author
Phil Bessimer is a comedian and satirical songwriter. He is also a fitness instructor and is currently trying to survive a paleo diet. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York City but is actively looking for a husband who will set him up nicely in the suburbs.
Photos by INNDulge and JoeSwickFoto