Cherie Lidbury, who lives in Newcastle on the New South Wales coast, says she fell into the nudist lifestyle in her 30s when she was a sales rep on the road and has embraced the concept ever since. Ms Lidbury then met her husband Mark online and one of their first dates was at Swanbourne before they decided they liked being naked so much, they travelled the world together staying in naturist parks and nude accommodation and meeting similar people on nude cruises. While nudists may seem small and far removed group, Ms Lidbury says nudism is actually very common and the community is thriving.
Nudism -- it's like being in the shower, but you're probably outside, you're not covered in soap, and everyone is staring at your genitals. And despite that not sounding fun, nudism has a dedicated following. To learn more about what the heck being a nudist is actually like, we spoke to Mark Haskell Smith, who stripped down and wrote about his adventures being completely naked all over the world in his hilarious new book Naked at Lunch.
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It's 6AM and I'm about to drive a hundred miles down a French motorway to spend the day with naked strangers. Creeping out of my guesthouse in an idyllic Pyrenean town, I've forfeited my breakfast croissant in the hope I'll make it Cap D'Agde — the world's biggest nudist town — by lunch. While slightly fascinated about the logistics of a naked metropolis — where do people keep their phones and wallets?
On 8 July I had a decision to make: go to a pool party or stay home alone. I think most of us would prefer the pool party, but there was a catch — I would have to be nude. By choosing to attend the nude pool party, I made a life changing decision.
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During my freshman year of college at University of California, San Diego where the campus sits on the bluffs just above the areathe notion of a nude beach was exceedingly intriguing to me as you might imagine. Of course, I never actually did GO to the location. Fast forward to being the father of a toddler.