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post #41 of 52
I haven't been to any nudist clubs, although I've looked into them. My aunt lives a few miles from Avalon, in West Va.
Anyway, I wanted to say that I wouldn't hesitate to bring my kids if they wanted to go. I'd explain that people don't waer their clothes at this place, but that it was fun and they were welcome to come along if they wanted.

Now, I grew up in Japan (after age 10), and spend many evening at the hot baths there, and some were co-ed. When I was first invited, I declined, out of embarrassment, but all my friends went with their families... After awhile, I got curious, and started going. It's not a big deal. It's common there to go, even if you're just staying the night a friend's house. About 8 o'clock, everyone ups and goes to the hot bath, where you shower and then soak in nice hot baths together. When I was in high school, I even once had a slumber party where we all went to the hot baths together.

Nude recreation (and bathing) together is not new, and it's not wierd.
post #42 of 52
I would like to do something like that with my little ones I think my 8 year olds would be embaressed. I like to give my younger children the idea that God made our bodies and they are nothing to be ashamed of.

I have so many issues with my IL's and their ideas of sexuality and how our bodies should be hidden, kept secret. I am trying to combat the ideas my IL's put in my kids heads like only older girls can change baby girls diapers and boys changed by men. No one can be changed in front of anyone and no one should ever investigate their own body. I am nude alot in my own house and my kids are ok with that. they come into the bathroom while I shower and talk to me as I get dried and dressed. we have had an open door in our bathrooms since the kids we...born really. I would like to have my kids see at a small age that a body is natural and not something to be hidden and ashamed of. I don't think this is a SEX "thing" but rather a self confidence 'thing".
post #43 of 52
Well - I talked to DH. His reply was









no how, no way, nada, but:













Have fun honey if you want to go. You mistake how I am in private (nude!) with how I would be in public.

I wonder if my mom would go with me....
post #44 of 52
I took my daughter to Harbin Hot Springs when she was 5 or so. She wore her swimsuit some of the time, as I recall. It wasn't an issue - about half of the kids did, especially the older ones, and an occasional adult wore one as well.

At that time, her eye-level was at the average adult's crotch-level, so crowds were somewhat overwhelming... but it was basically okay.

The worst thing was that it's just not a kid-friendly place, even though kids are permitted. Kids were restricted to two of the 5 pools, for example, and if adulst were in the pool with kids they were expected to keep their voices low, and the adults were into this thing where one would sort of cradle-hold another and walk around the pool, some weird therapy thing. Lots of odd people. Oh, and we camped, and some idiot came over when we first got there and asked me to ask my daughter not to use her "big outside voice" when she wasn't being any louder than the rest of us, she was just talking... and then they stayed up really late talking outside and kept us up.

Anyway, I would check and make sure the place was actually *welcoming* to kids, rather than just allowing them... there's a place near Santa Cruz that's much nicer, something like Blackberry?

Dar
post #45 of 52
I think this a very cool idea. But I wanted to jump in quick to say that we once treated a mentally ill man in the ER (i am an ER nurse) who was picked up at a nudist "family resort". His sole purpose of being there was to oogle young children. I'm sure you thought about this and the pros and cons. I just feel it would irresponsible of me not to share.
post #46 of 52
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Originally Posted by Cole
As far as tips: bring sunscreen and lots of it.
Sadly, this isn't enought to protect against skin cancer. It might actually be worse because it gives people a false sense of security. A beach umbrella and limiting exposure between 10am- 4pm would be more effective.
post #47 of 52
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Pants do serve as fart filters, now don't they. Oh, my. Don't eat beans before going to a nudist resort.
:LOL

You know, I would think this is a pretty fun idea but the pedophile issue scares me. Of course, they're out there anywhere but I bet this would be a magnet. We had an article this summer about how many sex offenders the police have found hiding in the bushes by our local lake.

Would a private beach be an option? Maybe hard to find but I know we vacation on private beaches here. And when we visit inlaws, their backyard and pool area is completely private. I bet you could find some resorts that have private villas, etc.
post #48 of 52
I am so very surprised and disturbed that so many mamas here at MDC are so judgmental these days. Thank goodness not every post is but come on I feel like I am reading at Babycenter or some other mainstream junk site.

To the OP, I am so sorry you have gotten a lot of flack. I swear this place is not always like this.

I don't know a thing about nudism, though I was at a naked beach once on my honeymoon.

I'd go with my kids if I were into it though. I wouldn't let them out of my sight on any vacation- naked or otherwise.

Have fun!
post #49 of 52

Screening at clubs

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Originally Posted by BusyMommy
:LOL

You know, I would think this is a pretty fun idea but the pedophile issue scares me.
The club we joined in NJ had a strict screening process. We were interviewed twice on the phone before we were allowed to visit. They checked our IDs when we first showed up (to make sure we were who we said we were). Then we had to interview with several people throughout the day before they'd agreen to let us join. They don't allow singles (only couples) and are pretty tight on who they invite. They didn't do a background check, but I felt fairly secure with the screening process.

Not all places are like this. Some let anyone in if they're willing to pay the entrance fee. If you're worried about it, try to find a place with a good screening policy. Beaches and places open to the public do not feel nearly as safe and reliable as private clubs.
post #50 of 52
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Originally Posted by chrissy
Thank goodness not every post is but come on I feel like I am reading at Babycenter or some other mainstream junk site. [/b]
I see your point, to an extent... but it might be time to revisit Babycenter. This place will seem like heaven when you come back. :LOL

And about giving the OP "flack" - it's called questioning a decision and perhaps offering a differing opinion. That's generally a positive thing. I don't remember anyone personally attacking the OP. (Of course, I also haven't re-visited the entire thread).
post #51 of 52

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post #52 of 52

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