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Excluding sex or bathing, what activities have you done naked?

Being a naturist (nudist) I was just curious. Excluding sex or bathing, what activities have you done naked?

Here are some things I myself have done, while naked.

  1. Sleeping. It is much more comfortable and it is easier for your body to maintain homeostasis and an even temperature if you sleep naked.

  2. Cleaning House. I started to just clean the shower naked, as then I didn’t have to worry about t getting wet or dirty. However, I reasoned there was no reason to worry about getting dirty at all when cleaning if I cleaned the whole house naked. I still ended cleaning in the shower, as after cleaning the shower, I’d also clean myself up.

  3. Gardening and yard work. I saw no need to get clothes dirty if I didn’t have to. I did and do wear clothes in the front yard, or if I am handling a mower or chainsaw, as a matter of safety. The function of clothes is warmth and protection, and some aspects of yard work require sensible protection. I’ll also do hand watering nude too. I don’t worry about getting wet, and if it gets hot, I can just turn the hose on myself and cool down without getting any clothing wet.

  4. Sunbathing. I think an all over tan looks much better and more natural than tan lines do, and much more attractive.

  5. Swimming. I hate wet swimwear. It gets really cold really fast once you get out of the water. Strangely, when naked, you don’t’ get as cold. You also don’t have to deal with a wet swimsuit getting everything else wet in your bag.

  6. At a Spa. This includes Jacuzzis, Steam Rooms and Saunas. Again, no wet swimsuits, and also it is easier to shower off sweat if you aren’t' wearing a swimsuit.

  7. Hiking. I love being out in nature and being naked enhances the experience as you feel the sun and wind (and sometimes rain) on your skin.

  8. Bicycling. I’ve gone on quite a few naked bike rides, usually as part of protests. The World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR), which happens in many major cities, is a protest about our dependence on fossil fuels. The WNBR in Portland, Oregon, in the USA attracts over 10,000 riders each year.

  9. Streaking. This is basically jogging while nude. In the e1970’s a lot of exhibitionists (persons who get aroused by others seeing them naked) did this, but for nudists it is always about just being naked and never about being seen by others… unless protesting, but then being seen still isn’t about sex.

  10. Table Games. Such as pool/billiards or ping pong.

  11. Boards Games/ card games. Oddly enou8gh I never played strip poker or any other stripping game. If nudity is no big deal for you, there is really no attraction to such games. However, I have played board and card games while naked.

So, what have you done naked (excluding sex and bathing)?

snytiger6 9 Nov 5

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Why would you want to know?

It is just somethign that peopel don't generally talk about. I just suspect that more people liek to do things without clothing than is generally known. The internet provides a platform where peopel are nto as reticent in talking about such things.

@snytiger6 That is a "non" answer. The question leads no place. After people answer, "I sleep naked; I do yoga naked: I watch TV naked," there is no place left to go. I am not sure how this information can be put to use.

@Gwendolyn2018 Not every question needs to spawn deep intellectual debate. Sometimes people just wan tsomething that seems like a lighter topic.

Also there are studies which show that people who dont' feel body shame and like their bodies have higher self esteem and self confidence. If people become awware that people liek to do some things while naked, that may whittle away at their being conditioned to think nudity was "bad". So, indirectly reading about others who like to do things while nude, can help peopel feel better about themselves.

In a society where idealized beauty are eatign disordered models who are Photoshopped and airbrushed to perfection creating totally unrealistic ideals that are impossible for most people to even come close to achieving, which leaves people feeling insecure and ashamed, to see so many responses form people who liek to do some things nude, sends a message that perhaps they need nto be so ashamed of how they look.

It is subtle, but awareness changes how we feel about things and ourselves.

@snytiger6 I used to weigh 250 pounds, and I have a good body image not because I went naked, but because I lost weight. One does not have to discuss what they do in the nude in order to have or develop acceptance of their bodies. People rely too much on others to establish their self esteem, and if someone needs to read about what other people do when they are naked to develop it, then they need to be more introspective.

@Gwendolyn2018 I would say there is more than just one path to body acceptance, and different paths work better for different people.

@snytiger6 And I would say that discussing what people do in the buff in a venue such as this is not about body acceptance.

@snytiger6 Fab resp.

@Gwendolyn2018 Having studied sociology, and how people are influenced by the attitudes, beliefs and judgements of others, I would disagree about your conclusions about discussion of the topic and body acceptance.

If people see that many people like to do (platonic) things without clothes, it will, for most people, affect them even if only very slightly to be just a littel less concerned about the flaws of their own bodies.

There have been many studies which show that children raised in naturist homes have a better body image, better self esteem and have much higher confidence in themselves.

Many naturists, also talk about how going nude helped them gain a positive body image and improved their self esteem.

Mostly, they use nudity as a way of learning to reject societal rules which limit them nd their choices in their lives. It make them question things more and ot just blindly accept what they are told by society or others in general. They become more true to themselves.

Like I said earlier, there is more than one way to accomplish positive changes including those about one's own body image. The naturist/nudist path is just one. If you found a different path for yourself, I am happy for you, but it does not mean your way is the only way.

@snytiger6 Of course my way is not the only way. I still do not see, however, how discussing what one does in the nude on a site ostensibly for the discussion of agnostic and atheist issues is going to help body image. I don't see how discussing it online is going to affect body image, period.

@snytiger6 Read the initial post--it says nothing about body image.

@Gwendolyn2018 Nowhere is it stated or implied what we can or cannot, or should or should not discuss here. All your lamenting won’t change that. If a topic doesn’t float your boat or fit your agenda, perhaps don’t participate.

I just realized this post is nine months old. ?

@BlueWave I did not put restrictions on the OP: I asked a question and made some observations and opinions. I did not read where that is against the "rules."

@Gwendolyn2018 No, you did not specifically say exactly that. Here's what you said: "...on a site ostensibly for the discussion of agnostic and atheist issues..."

@BlueWave And . . . ?

@Gwendolyn2018 You implied that we should not be talking about anything that is not related to being agnostic or atheist. I think you knew that’s what I meant.

@BlueWave Out of everything I wrote, that is the one thing on which you focus. Gotcha.

@Gwendolyn2018 I read everything. That’s just the one thing on which I chose to comment.


None other than sex and bathing.

Nothing wrong with not doing thinkgs naked outside of sex and bathing. Most people simply have been conditioned not to consider nudity outside of those contexts. Part of the purpose of my post, and why I included practical reasons for doing some things nude was to just open people up to consider more than their conditioned (learned) options and what actually makes more sense from a pragmatic perspective.

I'm in a community living center. We all remain clothed here. As well as work.


I have trouble understanding why some people are so fascinated with nudity. In my opinion, clothes serve the purpose of keeping you warm or cool yes, but also keeping you clean. The thought of sitting on anything with no undies is disgusting to have no idea what was on that surface before you.

At nudist clubs, or in nudist homes, it is customary to carry a towel with you for sitting on.

It is true, that some cultural adjustments would have to be made for purposes of sanitation and general public safety.

I think the purposes of clothing are three fold. First you wear clothing for warmth. Also you wear clothing for general protection. Finally peopel also wer clothign to denote their status int he community.

One of the greatest things I like about nudist clubs is that without the visual cues of clothing to denote status there is no status and everyone is treated pretty equally.

I've listed reasons why nudity works well for doign different things in the original post.

To me, the question isn't so much why people are fascinated with nudity, but as we are born nude, but why are people so obsessed with clothing?

After all, we are naked under our clothes.


Spent a week in Jamaica that has a nude side and a prude side - clothing optional.

For some, I don't think "prude" is always accurate. Some peopel have just never encountered nudity outside the the contexts of sex or bathing and our culture had trained us to equate nudity with sex. The idea of platonic nude recreation is something mos tpeople have never heard of or been exposed to. If they could gt past the feelings of "body shame" many people would really enjoy platonic nude recreation.


Backcountry skiing! And river rafting. Fun, butchagotta slather on the sunscreen.

I've hiked nude up above the snow line on Mt Hood (Oregon), but the air temperature was probably around 80F. I could not imagine skiing naked. I am just too warm blooded. To me clothing has two main purposes, warmth and protection. Still I ride my bike naked, so warmth is the more important to me. Even with the cold, the idea of skiing naked does seem like fun.


Sleeping, skinny dipping, sauna, hot tubing, sun bathing. All I can remember.


been to sauna


Def no 1, but since I love sailing single handed, often go sailing naked.


That is an awesome meme! LOL


Cooking, and Be Smarter Than I Was, please!


I can't really think of anything, I even go to bed with clothes on.

Mr_Dj Level 5 Nov 15, 2017

Yeah, we are generally conditioned as a society to wear clothes all the time, except when bathing or having sex. The problem with that is that peopel only think of nudity in those two contexts, and most often think nudity = sex/ When in fact a person can be nude doing virtually anything.

As one of my favorite T-shirts says "If we were meant to be naked, we'd be born that way."

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