I've heard more than one non-nudist confess to liking to delay getting dressed after a shower or bath (one of the few non-sexual activities that give even textiles an excuse to undress), and I can't blame them. Who wants to put on clothes while all your nooks and crannies are still damp? Granted, this is something that's usually only practiced alone in the home, and sometimes under the cover of a towel, but it's definitely one of the more popular (and practical) "gateway drugs" into the world of nudism. Call it "nudism lite". By the way, if you've ever showered in a communal locker room (a practice that's admittedly becoming less common these days), you've essentially participated in social nudism already!
While a core element of the lifestyle (although not every nudist enjoys baking in the sun), I think fewer textiles will be able to get on board with the concept of tanning nude. After all, there is the risk of skin cancer, not to mention the danger of putting your delicate bits through the crisper. But at the same time, many people acknowledge that tan lines are undesirable (albeit except in the context of a sexual fetish), even to the point that some women will bask in the sun half-naked (mostly naked, really) to avoid them. It takes just one more small step to get that coveted all-over tan; why not go the rest of the way?
Stay tuned for more in the coming