I Did It For Science by Grant Stoddard

To expose my white parts to the elements for the first time since the Carter administration. A trip to the nude beach.

State your hypothesis in the form of a prediction that can be verified by the results of the experiment.

Going to a nude beach is something that a lot of people idly threaten to do in their late teens, twenties and thirties. But at these tender ages, few actually take the trip to the flesh coast. By the time they do get to an age when they're willing to let it all hang out, they look like walking scrotums. It's at this point that these "naturists" start claiming that frolicking naked on the water's edge is totally nonsexual. Given the Mother Teresa-esque appearance of these sea salt-encrusted oldsters, one tends to avert one's stare and nod ferociously in concurrence. But are the nation's nude resorts solely the domain of frisky but aesthetically unspectacular baby boomers? Or can we take these resorts back from the semi-retired and incontinent? "A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step," I thought to myself, and I grabbed some serious sun block and a beach towel.

Please list all the materials required for this experiment (including, if applicable, how they were obtained).

Sun block S.P.F 8 (for use on torso, face and limbs)
Sun block S.P.F 48 (for use elsewhere)
Frisbee (one)
Buxom young assistant (one)

In this portion of your report, you must describe, step-by-step, what you did in your lab. It should be specific enough that someone who has not seen the lab can follow the directions and recreate the same lab.

At the suggestion of a friend with an all-over tan, I set out for Sandy Hook, New Jersey's premier "clothing-optional" resort, just southwest of New York City. My beach date was Joanna, a Garden State cutie, a former Nerve intern and game for a laugh. Joanna is no stranger to donning the old birthday suit, having dabbled in a bit of nude modeling and having appeared in flagrante on her own website, Burning Angel.
     Sandy Hook is a narrow peninsula divided into several different beaches. We paid the $10 entrance fee for Gunnison Beach, the nude area. To get there, you head down a wooden trail that looks like it was constructed by the Swiss Family Robinson. The path opens up into a clean-looking square with restrooms, changing areas, a concession stand and showers. We sauntered over the sand dunes to the water's edge, where hundreds of people were sunning themselves. Some were in pairs lying face-up, motionless and slathered in oil; others were in groups, debating sports and politics; some were alone (these were mostly beady-eyed older men conspicuously peering over the top of a local newspaper).
     Still clothed, Joanna and I walked along the length of the beach, eyes on stalks at the nakedness before us. Who'd have thought there was so much variety in penises? Some hung like large, limp bananas, some were inverted, and others looked more like exotic toadstools than sexual appendages. There seemed to be three times as many men as women. A lot of the men were wearing cock rings, and the whole beach was extremely quiet. There also seemed to be a great deal more amputees than you'd find in a random sampling of people. Why that is I can't be sure. Perhaps they're seeking acceptance for their bodies in a place that professes not to make judgments. We saw parents with families; gay men in twos, threes and fours; and good-looking hetero couples in their twenties. But because this was a Tuesday morning, the majority of bodies were retired or unemployed. After walking up and down the beach a few times (and receiving several disapproving looks from naked onlookers), we decided to set up camp and strip off.

Quantify the effects of the experiment.

Although Joanna had been naked in public countless times, my only foray into public nudity was when I momentarily whipped off my swim trunks at my ex-girlfriend's grandmother's lake, only to accidentally let go and watch them disappear down to its murky bed. With my girlfriend in fits of tears, I had to make a mad scramble up the beach and wrap myself in a towel. Upon returning to Grandma's place, we found her sitting on the back porch with a pair of binoculars. The experience was enough to keep me clothed ever since.
     It was with some trepidation, then, that I got naked on the beach. First, we both lay down on our towels. On Joanna's suggestion, we undressed together. She unhooked the straps of her dress, I took my shirt off, she slid her skirt off completely and I did the same with my shorts. I turned to give Joanna the once-over, and she did the same. We giggled. Joanna looked carefully at my unit. "You're going to need sunblock on that!" she said, then took the tube out of her bag, squirted a large blob onto her hand and very matter-of-factly started to rub it all in. I looked around, conscious of the fact that we may have just broken some awful rule about what not to do at the nude beach. I mean, it's not as if I couldn't reach my bits and pieces myself. Men looked on at Joanna's ministrations with great interest. Foot traffic around us increased fivefold as Joanna covered all of my white parts with SPF 48. She insisted that I repay the favor, and I slathered her breasts and bum after she'd taken care of the rest. In the literature of several naturist resorts, I read that men generally don't get erections in public, but if one did, one must quickly cover it up, jump in the ocean, think about baseball, etc. So I promptly turned over, making a divot in the sand beneath, and took in the stranger-looking people on the beach. I turned back over ten minutes later to find that the adhesive properties of the potent sun block had left me with a sandy hook of my own.

About ten feet away, a large, muscular man was sitting in a chair. He wore a baseball cap, shades, sandals and a particularly ornate cock ring. He was facing us, although I couldn't really see what he was looking at through his sunglasses. Whatever it was caused part of him to creep closer and closer to us. "Oh my God," whispered Joanna as his huge penis grew and pointed straight at us. His expression was unchanged. If popping a boner was a nude-beach snafu, this guy was unapologetic. Although he didn't go as far as gripping the turgid monster between finger and thumb, he did rub the back of his wrist over the head in a controlled circular motion, occasionally looking over his shoulders for the beach cops.
     There seemed to be a real sense of community among the folks at Gunnison Beach. "Hey John," "What's up, Don?" "Bruce, y' ol' son of a gun!" said people as they walked to and from the water's edge to the concession stand. In fact, there seemed to be a lot more "walking" going on than at a regular beach — people took any excuse to find new routes in the maze of

flesh between them and some arbitrary destination.
     Joanna and I took a walk to the far end of the beach. I'd heard rumors that the gay men all hang out there and that there might be some action of that nature. We found twenty or thirty guys sheepishly standing around, smiling at each other. But apparently all the action happens after six p.m. when the lifeguards knock off.
     One of the great features of Sandy Hook is the fact that the New York skyline is easily visible in the distance. Having nine million people in your field of vision certainly makes one feel nuder: "I can see you but you can't see me!" Pretty naughty. But the disappointing thing about being on a nude beach is that, because it's normal to be naked, after a while you don't feel nude at all. Only a saunter over to the concession stand to get a soda from the clothed woman rekindled the feeling I had when I initially dropped my shorts.
     Men continued to walk past us in droves, transfixed by Joanna's breasts, almost tripping over snoozing sun worshipers as they craned to get a better look. Then, there was a commotion: shouting and hollering coming from the water's edge. Everyone on the beach sat up in response. Nothing looks as bizarre as two stark naked middle-aged men pushing, shoving and slapping each other around. " I SAW YOU!" yelled one, pointing at a bewildered woman. "FUCK YOU", bellowed the other. "I SAW YOU IN THE PUSH-UP POSITION OVER THAT WOMAN!" insisted the first, who started waving his arms to get the clothed lifeguard's attention. The man covertly polishing his saber had stopped. The yelling stopped, and we decided to take a dip in the ocean. Hand in hand, we negotiated a path through dozens of nudies who unabashedly looked at our privates and our faces with winks and come-hither smiles. Some of the outfits we saw were nothing short of ridiculous: one gent was wearing pantyhose with the whole crotch missing, letting his wizened genitalia swing free in the front and leaving his ass crack open to the elements at the back. Another fashion maverick was wearing thong bikini briefs — which looked as normal as thong bikini briefs can look on a Korean War veteran. When the guy turned around, however, he revealed that his fetching swimming attire had a circular opening in the front through which he had pushed his penis and testicles. Could these be the most redundant articles of clothing since the cravat?
     For my money, being in the ocean is where being naked feels best. It's also the best place to leer at nearby bathers, so long as you're in deep enough to keep your periscope fully submerged. Once I'd gotten the awful thought of malevolent hermit crabs and malicious jellyfish wreaking havoc on my wedding tackle, I felt freer than I can remember. It was with much sadness that after four hours of sun worship, Joanna and I donned society's manacles and began to trek back across the dunes to the changing area. "It's sad, isn't it," mused Joanna. "I feel like I know your thing after seeing it all day, and now it's going away."

Summarize your findings. Don't forget to attempt to identify possible variables that could result in different findings for others trying to recreate your test results.

A recent write-up of Gunnison Beach in Time Out New York suggested that it didn't have an overtly sexual vibe. Horseshit! Sure, the place attracts families, members of the back-to-nature crowd and those who simply can't bear having tan lines, but those types were hugely outnumbered by horny, mostly gay guys who want to look and be looked at. Hung muscle boys lay prostrate at the water's edge while packs of cock ring-wearing gawkers shuffled tracks in the moist sand. Dotted among them are handsome urbanite couples and women stripping out of ironic Girl Scout T-shirts and applying high-potency sunblock to their recently inked skin. My hunch is that these folks aren't all on some getting-back-to-nature granola trip. As a horny teen, I always imagined that nude beaches would be major leerfests, a precursor to some serious rolling around behind the dunes. But my adolescent daydreams were repeatedly debunked by media-produced images of pear-shaped retirees innocently playing volleyball, their dimpled flesh trying in vain to keep pace with the uncoordinated movements of their frames. Yet the reality is a lot closer to the hormone-fueled fantasies of my youth. For me, being naked at a public beach was both sexually exciting and emotionally freeing, regardless of cultural lifeguards' attempts to draw a definitive line between the two.
 

Commentarium (36 Comments)

Aug 13 02 - 4:33pm
TP

Hey....great article.....but it is even worse on the weekend..You were missing all the fishing boats off the beach "pretending" they are fishing.
Joanna...you can lay on my beach anytime!

Aug 13 02 - 7:47pm
ME

As usual, Grant, you are up to your same level of brilliance. Great, great piece. Week in and week out, you are consistantly the best thing on Nerve. Keep up the good work. Joanna... Thank you for showing what your mama gave ya. God bless you.

Aug 13 02 - 10:29pm
JMC

I loved this piece. It was a really interesting "experiment" and I loved how it was written structurally, putting the story into an experiment/lab report write up. After reading, I made a commitment to myself to get naked more often and let my flesh be a little bit more exposed. I think being naked is one of those things that is a rite of passage and I love doing it whether its in the sheets or on a beach.

Aug 14 02 - 9:48am
RM

One of your best, Grant. We needed an experiment that didn't disappoint you, as some of the others have. Joanna seems your best assistant yet, and I hope you'll consider bringing her on another adventure where her talents can again be put to good use. Long live this column, perhaps the best thing Nerve's got.

Aug 14 02 - 10:08am
AY

Very well written article but I found your choice of beach to use for your "experiment" disappointing. While there are many nude beaches at which overt sexual behavior is common there are many more where that isn't the case. You need to expand your experiment to include other beaches. I regularly attend the nude beach at Robert Moses State Park on Fire Island. At this beach there is very little overtly sexual behavior. Many regulars will confront individuals who are engaging in sexual activities on the beach. If a discussion with an individual doesn't solve the problem the police or rangers are occasionally asked to deal with the situation. There is a very strong sense of community at this beach. Most visitors are very friendly and helpful. There are many beaches like this where one can go to enjoy the feel of the sun and water unencumbered by clothing without being bothered by sexual activity or gawkers. Sexual activity at nude beaches should be discouraged whenever possible to help protect our rites to continue to visit these rare locations.

Aug 14 02 - 10:38am
ME

I would like to start a lobby to have Joanna assigned as Grant's permenant assistant for "I Did It for Science." All in favor:

Aug 14 02 - 11:37am
mean

Grant, was the nude beach sexually hot for you because of the nudity or because of Joanna. I am very modest but if you offered Joanna on a foray to a nude beach ... well, I would drive to the beach naked. Needless to say the men want more Joanna.

Aug 14 02 - 9:37pm
DB

I did the same thing and had virtually the same experience you did at Sandy Hook. I remember coating myself liberally in SPF 48, in places where "the sun don't shine" to avoid an embarrassing burn. Then I made the mistake of lying down on the sand. When I got up, I looked like a veal cutlet. Sand was sticking to me in places I didn't know I had.

Aug 15 02 - 9:22am
ron

i loved this article. i have been to nude parks and beaches myself a number of times. have never seen such overt sexual activity. but i would like to visit a place like that.
and joana is to die for.

Aug 15 02 - 10:44am
jr

As a female in my early 30s who's been going to Gunnison beach regularly for 7 years, I have to disagree with the way you portrayed the intentions of most beach goers. I realize this was a study done from the perspective of someone who was new to being nude in public, but I'm afraid your perspective was a bit skewed due to your own suspicions. You seemed to think that you and your female companion were being visual devoured by fellow beach-goers. I won't tell you that this doesn't happen, but I think your own (understandable) discomfort probably made you believe this was the case when that's usually not the norm. People are going to look at you if you are in front of them, just like if you were at the supermarket, but if they are regular nudists, they probably weren't taking much notice of you or your friend's genitalia. We've all seen it all.

As far as there being a sexual overture at Gunnison, again, I think this was mostly in your mind. You didn't actually SEE anything more provocative than your companion putting your sunscreen on your dick, right? (Which by the way, isn't really cool to do there, since as you stated, you were perfectly capable of applying it yourself) Even after 6:00pm, when the lifeguards leave, open sexuality is frowned upon at Gunnison. People who enjoy going to that beach, and do it on a regular basis, are well-aware that blatant open sexuality will cause complaints, and therefore the possible closure of our beach, and therefore will speak up to any parties that could conceivably cause the rest of us problems.

I hope that if you enjoyed your time at the beach, you will make it a point to visit more often and then you'll wind up with a better perspective of the people that go there and the goings on that actually occur. In the meantime, please be careful that what you publish to the public doesn't attract the sort of people that might confuse a nude beach with an orgy type atmosphere. To find that, they might want to book a trip Hedonism in Jamaica.

Aug 15 02 - 11:23am
rfs

As a 67-year old who has been to Gunnison Beach, NJ, one time, and pondered differences between 30-something people and the so-called geriatrics, I offer the following: Yes, this beach is generally quiet and does not offer an overtly sexual atmosphere, but the ratio of men to women seemed (I didn't count) to be nearer 20-30:1. This beach, and perhaps any place of public nudity, offers an object lesson in the benefits of maintaining a good body. My experience is that physical appearance and well-being can be maintained, and sometimes enhanced, with a modest level of life-long effort and daily discipline.

Men and women have mistaken notions of what is doable for themselves and available in partners of the opposite sex. They do themselves and the opposite sex a disservice. You can look great and physically appealing in your 60's and 70's, and there are people of the opposite sex who have managed it. And I offer myself as an example of that conclusion. There are exceptional older folk out there who know how it is done and who nevertheless are subject to the prejudice of stereotyping. Younger folk, and other folk, generally have unseeing eyes and minds.

Aug 16 02 - 12:55am
KAT

Trust America to leer at nudity. I've been going to nudist beaches for ages in Europe, and there are particular beaches for particular preferences -- NONE of which end sexually, at least not overtly. The atmosphere is just, well, a day at the beach. In France, women openly doff their tops while sunbathing just about anywhere, including the public pool. No one looks twice. If elbows were constantly covered in public, we'd find them sexy uncovered. America (and England), try to remember that nudity does NOT necessarily equal sex!

Aug 15 02 - 7:18pm
ABC

No VAGINAS???

Aug 15 02 - 9:56pm
RD

I've gone to Sandy Hook 1/2 dozen times or so. It's definitely a LOT different on the weekend. It's not as sexual as you describe. Also, on the "non-gay" side, the ratio is a little better. You'll also only find a few "fully clothed old men". Very few. Sounds like there were too many weirdos when you went. I go alone as a single hetero guy and like it a lot! I'm going this weekend.

BTW, I have a car so if Joanna ever wants to go again and needs a ride....I'm right here!! Randy1430@aol.com

Aug 16 02 - 1:39am
jas

i went to the nude beach not to far from hollywood florida very nice

Aug 16 02 - 1:43am
CR

This was one great story, and the pictures were good too. course I didn't look at it for the pictures.

Aug 16 02 - 2:06am
DLJ

There is more to being nude outside than perhaps your first experience would let on. America's nude beaches are a bit of a joke as far as I'm concerned. You have made some good observations though about various clashing interests on the beach, but this is nothing new.

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Aug 16 02 - 10:41am
RR

Gunnison beach is probably the most non-sexual atmosphere on the Shore. I think you were just turned on by Joanna. My wife and I have been regulars at Gunnison for several years now and I can tell you that your impression was a little skewed. Not that it's your fault, after all you're a newbie.
My advice would be to have someone who's regular introduce you around so you can actually talk to people instead of just visually observing us.
Most of the folks at Gunnison are regulars and we protect our little piece of paradise vigorously. Which means we hate gawkers, asian men in their underwear, groups of Hispanic teenagers that just come to stare, etc. Oh, and articles that bring more pervs.
If you want wild, open sex and nudity go to Hedonism II in Jamaica, I'm a regular there too and I can tell you that is very sexual, Gunnison is not.
BTW-even though Joanna looks great, she's not the only hot bod on that beach. Most folks think it's just a bunch of old pervs and fat ladies that go there. I'm living proof that's not true.

Aug 16 02 - 3:56pm
al

Couldn't have been more on the money. At one time I was a relatively frequent visitor of Black's Beach in San Diego. And a couple of times I brought my wife along. We both thought it was sexy and wished there were private tents one could rent rather than having to go home to work it off. But the freedom to run, swim, play volleyball, or what have you without clumsy garments is worth the trip and the temporary embarassment. Everyone should take the opportunity to try it a couple of times.

Aug 16 02 - 8:37pm
JF

Hello,

Congratulations for your feature.
Your say at some point that "There also seemed to be a great deal more amputees than you'd find in a random sampling of people. Why that is I can't be sure. Perhaps they're seeking acceptance for their bodies in a place that professes not to make judgments."
Do you think that men with small ones go more to nude beaches in search of body acceptance? This could be a good theme for one of your writing trips to nude beaches. I am really curious.
When you use the word "amputees" it may sound that you are moking them, because the word suggests a negative image.
All the best,
joaodefreitas2002@hotmail.com

Aug 16 02 - 8:42pm
gen

Grant - love this column, regardless of topic... funny, witty, always interesting - keep up the great work

Aug 17 02 - 3:15am
S

I had a great laugh! Good job on the report. In Belgium nude beaches aren't sexual at all, there you will only find retired people and some back to nature family's as you called them. Those beaches are the more quite ones on a busy day on the Belgian coast tho!

Aug 18 02 - 12:27pm
DB

This is hilarious. The best article i've read on Nerve ever. Had i been a more eloquent writer, I would have penned the same words to describe my first trip to the nude hot springs in Ukiah, CA. The funniest thing in the world is the combined look of horor and fascination on the faces of a lesbian couple when a naked man walks by.

Aug 19 02 - 12:31pm
MIL

As a former Nudist Iliked your article vey much itotally agrre with you on the population of nude beaches Inthe late70s when Ifirst started mostnudists were geniune(free body people) but in about7/8 years (early 80s0 i changed to gays & people who liked naded bodies

Aug 19 02 - 9:03am
jg

This article reads like a high school freshmans first attempt at writing a sociology paper. Gunnison is not a clothing optional resort like the author said it is one of the beaches in a National Park.

Like some of the other feedback writers I have been to that beach only on weekends and like they observe it is very different from what the author has written.

Yes it is not usunusal for people to look at others as they walk to the ocean. Hey, that sounds like what happens at every clothed beach I've been to. Yes there are some horny old men just like clothed beaches, and the vast majority of cable TV subscribers.

Overall the authors views make the place seem a lot wilder than it is. My take is that it is not unlike clothed beaches but that you find a much larger number of openly gay men, far fewer families, children or teens, and more older couples. Also the majority of beachgoers seem to be far less occupied with the sexual aspect of things than the author.

I would say this article is sensationalized and at points inaccurate.

Aug 19 02 - 8:46pm
BC

Sh*t. Now I'm gonna have to go.

Aug 22 02 - 4:47pm
brs

Your writer needs more experience! I think Nerve should send him to a beach or two, or perhaps a few real resorts (rather than public beaches)....and give a continuing view of the nude scene.
For contrast, ask Joanna what her perspectives are. Men and women react very differently (emotionally) when they are nude in publc, and men can learn alot by listening to comments from "the other side".

Having your companion sunscreen your delicate parts? A great idea...but not cool in most nudist venues.

It's not that the situation isn't sexual....but being that overt is an invitation to legal problems. Do it yourself, or do it in private...just to help keep the cops away.

Why go naked?... It feels great. It's fun to see what the rest of the world is hiding under those clothes...and it's only fair to let them see what you've been hiding.
Go for a swim, a hike, a bikeride.....I've even run 10K races nude. No, no damage occurs...everything just tightens up for the duration of the race.

Do a regular report...but do your own lotion. And get your companions comments...she may surprise you.

Aug 23 02 - 5:41pm
DD

I've been going to Gunnison beach for twenty five years and I really don't recognize this place you have written about. I've never seen all the amputees you spoke of in the artical nor have I seen the man in panty hose with the croch cut out. I don't feel the sexual tension you spoke of either. It sounds like you wrote this at your desk and really haven't been to the same beach I visit. If your assistent did, as you say she did, rub your genitals with sunscreen then you were breaking beach rules. You drew a crown because you were the only couple that particitated in such poor judgement. You are lucky you didn't get thrown off the beach and given a fine for public lewdness. I hope you don't return to our beach and misbehave in this manner again. Nerve readers who expect to visit Sandy Hook and see the kind of behavior you have written about will be disappointed. We don't appreciate trashy and untrue publicity. Stay home!

Aug 27 02 - 4:49pm
jmj

Blocking the luscious Joanna's pubic hair wasn't fair. As an attendee of nude beaches , that's always one of the delights- seeing how it's groomed, if at all. On the Vineyard and elsewhere I've yet to see any cock rings, although in San Fran they were present. Must be a gay thing.
Thanks for the lively report on NJ. More Joanna please.

Aug 29 02 - 10:39pm
gh

the nude beach at sandy hook sounds like it's more lively than when my sweetie and i were there in the late 80's. at that time, the cleanup efforts hadn't taken effect. the shore was littered with medical- and other- paraphernalia; a quick dip (in the surf) wasn't an appealing option, and the beach was nearly empty. but, i felt that my mission was to support my love and her newly enhanced physique. she was 40ish, but had achieved a l'il annie fanny lookalike status and was anxious to share it with the immediate world. her daily regimen of swimming and screwing combined with her larger than lifesize aereolae to create a truly spectacular attraction. for my part, i was willing to expose my penile-challenged form for the cause. if my shortcomings happened to embolden some well endowed lout- well, what are friends for?

anyway, the day wasn't a total washout only because a few fishing boats buzzed us and "annie" got to wave and prance for their benefit.

thanks for the piece. ( and i liked joanna's contribution a lot.)

Aug 30 02 - 3:26pm
MBD

It has been 30 years since I went to what became famous, Blacks Beach north of San Diego and La Jolla. It was difficult to get to as one had to climb down steep paths and even use a rope to get down one slide! Another route was a road down from a set of very expensive cliff homes. There were old wrecked cars on the beach dumped over the cliffs and very tanned bearded hippies and a few couples then. I had met a young blond student (I was 32, she 20) who I had met on a La Jolla beach and was hot to go down to Blacks for her first time. After swimming naked and rubbing sun screen on each other (I brought a cooler full of beer, lunch, and fruit and a few joints) we found a small stand of trees and big boulders for some naked sex play and oral sex ending in some very hot girl on top screwing. We embraced in some water up to our necks and I managed to enter her standing up. Back behind the trees she loved doggie style screwing as she turned to see my expression as I went in and out grasping and spanking her young teen age cheeks. This was the beginning of many sex adventures I had down there, as between 1974 and 77 it was legal to be naked for around 300 yards. I became a weekend nudist and I met singles and couples, including young dancers from topless and all nude bars who worked on their all over tans. With a large beach umbrella, a cooler with beers and soft drinks and some joints, and a large beach towel, I was in cockhound paradise! The real heavy sex action was after 5 pm when we would be at a large home with a pool and a deck and two or more showers. One time I was on a bed with two young babes, one sucking my cock and her dance partner licking my balls and then mounting me after licking me all over. What a little cocaine will get in return! Blatant sex was not cool on the beach, but once in awhile a beautiful young couple would put on a show for me and my date by the girl applying lotion to her mans hard cock and let him kiss her nipple as she reached over. I got some expert blow jobs behind the rocks by a woman I had just met and then I mounted her for some noisy, sweaty screwing mixed with the great scent of Hawaiian Tropic sun screen! Ah yes, the good old days!

Sep 04 02 - 2:54pm
BDM

Back in the mid 70s Blacks Beach north of San Diego was a legal clothing optional beach until 1977. I was in my early 30s and spent many Saturdays and Sundays working on a decent tan, often with a woman who was a newcomer to nudity. I often went to a nudist resort east of San Diego which had many single members, including vivacious young women who loved to have their buns, backs and legs rubbed with sunscreen along with cold drinks, beer and snacks. Several times I ended up in a mobile home with another couple to smoke a few joints, sip wine on a sofa and then engage in some heavy sex. Having a young babe work on her oral skills while sitting next to a man with his woman orally enjoying him is one hell of an experience! Both honeys kept their heels on, just like the porno babes do as they mounted us for a lap dance before we gripped their bare buns for a sweaty in and out session, nipples in our mouths as they let us spank them until they came. More showers, another drink, another joint and then more sun on the lawn. Blatant sex on the beach was not cool, but more than one woman could be seen pulling on her mans cock as she applied sunscreen before he dived into the surf in embarrasment. There were a few large boulders and some trees below the cliffs for some hot screwing for those who loved making love on a sun blasted beach!

Aug 13 07 - 12:09pm
J.D.

Yes and No. I have been to Gunnison a number of times, never seen anyone with a cockring or other bizzare attire. In general, a very typical, not particularly sex-charged nude beach. A detail worth mentioning: this beach is WIDE and LONG. Upon entering the beach, the beverage kiosk looks nearly like a dot on the horizon, it's a 10-15 minute walk through soft sand to the water, even after the wooden walkway ends. Most, tired of walking, congregate here, gays to the right. The beachgoers thin out further to the right,then the strand is deserted, save for a few walkers.To the extreme limit of the nude area, we are talking about the better part of a mile, you can't tell if your'e looking at people or flotsam. Stories to the contrary, I haven't seen any Live Sex Shows in the main area, but some privacy is achieved by some individuals by walking down the ffar end. On a Saturday evening, I saw a lively, romantic Hispanic couple playing in & out of the surf, nothing you wouldn't see on any beach, except that our man had a persistent erection, which he made no attempt to hide. When I walked on, and I was "far enough away" I couldn't resist looking back, and yes indeed, they were having sex. Kept walking. The thing is, they basically WERE in private, they stopped whenever anyone got close, nowhere near any childeren. There was very little possibility of them offending anyone, you'd have had to walk 1/2 a mile deliberately to THEM. I thought it was No Big Deal if these two indulged thier passions on the far outskirts of the beach. Irony: you can go to a dance club and see couples as lewd as hell with clothes ON, but we are expected to forget all sexual interests with them OFF?

Dec 30 08 - 3:57pm
rb

You have convinced us to do it afterall you only live twice.

May 03 10 - 4:11pm
Brian

Great job discovering Nude Recreation! Now that you've done it you need to build on your circle of naked friends. There is a "Facebook" like site for nudists called NudistClubhouse.com where you can meet more people who will take you to more places than just the nude beach!

Jul 18 12 - 5:55pm
RE

I went my first time yesterday and loved it. I'm 58 years old and always wanted to go to a nude beach but felt it would be uncomfortable. Was I ever wrong. It actually felt very free and relaxed. The beach itself is so big and beautiful it's hard to beleive it's in New Jersey.
I was by myself and sat in the straight section. There were some gay guys around but no one was engaging in public sex.
I have to admit it to me it felt sexual with all those naked people and , the natural beauty of the place and the peacefulness of it all. I was there on a weekday after 6 and the weather was as beautiful as can be.
I didn't see any wierd clothes but I wasn't walking around much either. It was too new for me. I will be back some day.
I had to talk myself out of my inhibitions into going there and stripping down and just enjoying myself.
Treat yourself to this and you will be glad you did.