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1. Posted by hotintexas (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y

hotintexas has indicated that this thread is about Sweden

Ok, I admit it, I am a bit prude about my daughter nudity.
I had to explain this once already after our last trip to Europe.
My husband travels globally about 80% of the year, I am not purde about us, just do not think I am ready to address this subject with my daughter yet.

I was hoping to get some information on travel to Sweden, and if I needed to avoid the public pools and beaches in order to keep from having to have the same conversation with her now at the age of 10 (last time she was 7) reguarding nudity again.
Is this something I should expect at the hotel pools?
And is it safe to book a beach cottage in September and avoid seeing this sort of thing?
Also does anyone know of any child friendly things to do in Sweden outside of Stockholm (other than Smaland and Kingdom of Glass which we are planning to visit).

2. Posted by scotty (Full Member 22 posts) 12y

Nudity shouldn't be a problem, but toplessness you can't avoid. The only place men and women go totaly nude is usually at designated beaches.

Good luck, lol

3. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 12y

I have to agree, I have never been to a beach in Europe where there weren't topless women of all ages. Now I'm not to sure about hotel pools, I have only been in one in Rome about 7 years ago, but there were no other people there other than my friends and I.


4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5911 posts) 12y

Yep, toplessness is near impossible to avoid at beaches in Europe. Even full nudity can happen in some parts. I was at a beach in Holland several years ago where there was a rather fluid distinction between the naturalist part of the beach and the rest of the beach. While standing at a fries stand, a fully nude guy came up next to me to place his order - I must admit it wasn't the most comfortable I ever felt