Anyone ever been 'skinny dipping'?

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1. Posted by mikturner (Budding Member 2 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

Hi -

I was travelling around Iceland/Greenland a few years ago. Whilst driving around you'd come across natural hot springs. Pull over to the side of the road, strip completely naked and jump in. I was amazed that people of all ages didn't seem to mind taking their clothes of and relaxing together.

Has anybody experienced this. Where have you been 'skinny dipping' and did you enjoy it?

2. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

WHOA, skinny dipping....youre nuts Ronnie

3. Posted by rolla (Full Member 32 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

in countries where sauna is popular, it is quite natural to find urself naked together with ur neighbours one day in a very narrow room. and get drunk while being in the sauna. the first time i met my finn-friend's mum i had a sauna with her. it was the 2 of us naked. and she rubbed my back with honey. and we got drunk.

i also had a bath in a river with all the women of the village in eastern bali. over there everybody is bathing everyday, twice a day, in rivers and similar, women with women (downhill) and men with men (uphill). everybody was staring at my skin, but it's been magical!!!!

moreover, close to where i live in italy there's a famous naturist spot (on the adriatic coast) where naked and swimsuit-dressed people are sunbathing together, and i've seen it in holland too: people playing volleyball naked while dressed ones are having a snack or carrying their dog for a walk. no wonder at all!

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

Quoting moscowmetr

WHOA, skinny dipping....youre nuts Ronnie

You've never been skinny-dipping, Daniel?? I'm not sure why, but I find that hard to believe.

I grew up in Minnesota - "Land or 10,000 Lakes" - so we went skinny-dipping all the time. We'd also take our horses swimming and think, "Hey, if they're naked...". (You get the idea.) Also been "dipping" in Jamaica (swimming pool, jacuzzi and ocean - none designated for nude bathing), Mexico (ocean because a friend dared me to go with her for her first time), Antigua (hot tub - nude designated), Idaho (river and resevoir - why not, it was hot that day), Door County, Wisconsin (Lake Superior - snorkeling a wreck), Chicago, Illinois (Lake Michigan - again, why not...) and I'm sure I have forgotten a few.

You're only as comfortable with skinning-dipping as you are with yourself. ;) And, yes - enjoyed it immensely or I wouldn't have done it over and over. Nothing like the feel of water against the skin.

5. Posted by silvercann (Budding Member 38 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

I'm also from MN and have skinny dipped all around the world. Be comfortable with yourself and enjoy!

6. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Isadora

(Lake Superior - snorkeling a wreck


Hope that was a Scuba certified Snorkel there Isa

7. Posted by pog (Budding Member 9 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

In relation to the act of skinny dipping and the old fashioned "nude run" are there many countries that frown on this passtime?

I love the idea of losing the gear and going au naturale, but this could lead to an early trip home; so maybe it's just a case of reading the culture and the ppl at the time and going with what you feel - What does everyone think?

8. Posted by AlexT (Full Member 245 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

Yes, of course I have skinny dipped. Don't personally see a problem with it...
I dont see a problem with the occasional nudie run either, although it is alot less tolerated in certain places (hmmm... france)...

9. Posted by s_hoot (Full Member 497 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

I got one for yall... When i was stationed in Newquay, Cornwall in Southwest England for three years (2002-2005) me and a couple of mates went down to the beach one night after a long night on the piss. It was the middle of summer too and if you have ever been to Newquay you know how many people are there. There must have been a few hundred people on the beach at 2 in the morning when we got there. One of us, cant remeber who, got the novel idea of "lets go skinny dipping". We three agreed that if "You do I will do it" so we counted to three and we just stripped down and ran into the ocean and plunged into the freezing 50 degree Atlantic Ocean. We left our clothes on the beach and was too pissed to think "oh, should we have someone watch our clothes". Well after about three minutes in the water I look to shore and see these three birds shifting through our clothes. I take off at full speed out of the water and get to the clothes just in time as they start to drag them away up the beach. They were laughing and had evil smiles on their faces. I grabbed my pair of trousers first from the first girl and then started screaming at the other one. They quickly dropped them and ran off. It was almost a really really bad night but is surely one to laugh at. The next time we decided to do it the summer after, I stayed back and watched the clothes....

10. Posted by fia (Budding Member 54 posts) 18y Star this if you like it!

Sure I've been skinny dipping. Hey, I'm swedish, i would be weird if I hadn't. I'm not very comfy with lying stark naked on the beach surrounded by other nudies though, but at night, when the cliffs are still warm from the sun, and there's no one around that's just amazing! And ofcourse in midsummer if we're having a party near the sea and everybody gets drunk, then it really doesn't matter who sees you..