- Step 1: Don't call them nudists Don’t call them nudists. The politically correct term is 'naturist.'
- Step 2: Don't stare at people's private parts Don't stare at people's private parts. Here’s a good rule of thumb: If it would be unseemly to gape at that body part when it’s fully clothed, it’s downright rude to gawk at it undressed.
- TIP: Assume nothing about the morals of your fellow nude beachgoers.
- Step 3: Ask permission before taking photographs Always ask permission before snapping a photo or video -- they're naturists, not zoo animals. And no one wants to worry that their jelly rolls are going to be on YouTube.
- Step 4: Be wary of using binoculars The same goes for binoculars, which are only appropriate if you’re discovering new lands, looking at birds, or enjoying an opera.
- TIP: If you get aroused, you needn't hide it, but you shouldn't flaunt it either. In other words, cut the beach stroller conversation short, and sit down until the moment passes.
- Step 5: Restrict nudity to the beach Restrict nudity to the beach. When you're in the parking lot, for example, have some clothes on.
- Step 6: Cover chairs with a towel Carry a towel wherever you go so you can put it down on beach loungers, bar stools, restaurant chairs, and so on.
- Step 7: Make everyone feel comfortable Make everyone feel comfortable, even those who are only willing to go so far as being 'top-free," as the naturists like to call it. Naturists, after all, are all about acceptance.
- FACT: Some naturist clubs only accept married couples.
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