The Benefits of Naturism on Boats: Exploring the Freedom and Wellness of a Clothing-Optional Lifestyle at Sea
Well it’s no secret that we are both naturists. We became “open” about it a few years ago. We were quite shocked to find out that quite a few of our friends were also naturists but didn’t like to admit to it. I (Carl) wrote a piece about how it helped me some time ago when I was diagnosed with complex PTSD. The post is over on our Patron page.
Naturism may shock some people, some may think it’s vulgar and dirty, others may think there’s some perverse connotation to it, but for many, the biggest survey ever into naturism has found 14% of people now describe themselves as naturists or nudists: an estimated 6.75 million – or one in seven people.
Naturism, or the practice of being naked in social and recreational settings, has been around for centuries. It’s a lifestyle that promotes body positivity, acceptance, and the freedom to express oneself without judgment. For those who love being on the water, naturism on boats is a natural extension of this lifestyle that can offer a range of benefits for both physical and mental wellbeing.
First and foremost, naturism on boats is great for physical health. Being naked allows the skin to breathe and soak up essential Vitamin D from the sun, which is important for maintaining strong bones and a healthy immune system. Vitamin D also helps to reduce the risk of diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and multiple sclerosis. Additionally, being naked on a boat can help to regulate body temperature, making it easier to stay cool in the hot sun and avoid overheating.
Beyond the physical benefits, naturism on boats can also have a positive impact on mental health. For many people, being naked in social settings can be a liberating experience that promotes body positivity and self-acceptance. Naturism on boats can provide a sense of freedom and connection to nature that can be difficult to find in our modern, technology-driven world. Being surrounded by the natural beauty of the ocean, the wind in your hair, and the sun on your skin can be a transformative experience that promotes relaxation, mindfulness, and a sense of calm.
Naturism on boats can also foster a sense of community and social connection. By participating in a naturist boating group or club, you can meet like-minded individuals who share your passion for being on the water and embracing a clothing-optional lifestyle. Naturism on boats can provide a sense of camaraderie and belonging that can be difficult to find in traditional social settings.
Another benefit of naturism on boats is the sense of adventure and exploration it can provide. Boating allows you to travel to new destinations, explore hidden coves and beaches, and experience the beauty of the ocean in a way that few other activities can match. Naturism on boats can provide an added sense of freedom and adventure, allowing you to connect with nature and explore new horizons without the constraints of clothing or societal norms.
Of course, as with any activity, it’s important to take proper safety precautions when engaging in naturism on boats. Make sure to wear appropriate sunscreen and protective gear, and be aware of potential hazards such as strong currents, wildlife, and inclement weather. Additionally, it’s important to respect the privacy and boundaries of others when engaging in naturism on boats, and to seek out like-minded individuals and groups who share your values and interests.
In conclusion, naturism on boats can offer a range of benefits for both physical and mental wellbeing. From promoting body positivity and self-acceptance to fostering a sense of community and adventure, naturism on boats can be a transformative experience that promotes relaxation, mindfulness, and a sense of calm. So whether you’re a seasoned naturist or just curious about exploring a clothing-optional lifestyle, consider giving naturism on boats a try and experience the joy and wellbeing benefits for yourself.
Let us know in the comments your thoughts about naturism in general. Are you a naturist? Are you against it? Be interested to hear your thoughts.
Next week: “Sailing the World on a Budget: How to Fund and Live a Nomadic Sailing Lifestyle”
Fair winds and calm seas
Carl and Jenny