With only one weekend remaining of the official summer, 2014, time is running out for a chance to skinny-dip (swim naked) this year. If you haven’t indulged in this traditional seasonal ritual yet, it’s now or never before it becomes an opportunity lost, forever. Grab your camera, join in the fun and avoid any regrets later. To view my post on skinny-dipping from last summer, click the title: Queen Victoria: Skinny-Dipping Mama!
Like most people, when I think of skinny-dipping, the above scene, or one similar, comes to mind. A hot summer day, humid, without the hint of a cloud visible in the sky. A group of people, racing to a body of water, stripping off their clothes in a mad dash to become the first one to reach the lake, river or other water source. Everyone completely naked long before they even reach the shoreline and relief from the heat. All carefree and fun-loving.
This is the life. Moments such as these are the ones that bind all our summers together. Tales reliving this skinny-dipping adventure will be shared among friends throughout the barren, cold days of winter. Memories of this day will fuel the dreams of the summer to follow.
If there is, indeed, a grand scheme for our universe, then skinny-dipping is an essential component of that plan. It is one of the most gratifying and satisfying experiences imaginable. Ask anyone who’s ever indulged. It’s nothing less than exhilarating.
Perhaps the most appealing aspect of skinny-dipping is its’ universal simplicity. It doesn’t require any expensive equipment or elaborate playing space. All that’s necessary is a body of water and at least one item of clothing, usually a pair of jeans or shorts, that is soon discarded. There is only one basic rule, the same world-wide: the skinny-dippers must all be bare-ass naked. It is so easy.
In fact, not even a towel is needed. Since skinny-dipping is usually a spontaneous decision, most potential participants are totally unprepared. Generally, most swimmers dry off in the heat and sunlight afterwards, basking in their natural glory and feeling of accomplishment.
Because of the spurious nature of skinny-dipping, there’s little, if any, time for the apprehension and nervousness that sometimes accompanies other social naturist/nudist events or functions. For many, it often serves as an “Introduction to Nudity.” A first look and celebration of the clothes-free world.
~ That day, they jumped into the river together. It was hot and nobody needed any clothes.~ Mark Twain
Personally, skinny-dipping is a true equalizer, an even aquatic “playing field.” There’s no prestige or status on parade here. No swimsuits involved, no judgments, therefore, no concern over the latest style or designer labels. The only way to “dress to impress” here is by wearing a friendly smile. It’s all skin, created naturally. All honest, open and it’s all beautiful.
I find this activity, like nudity, very liberating. Total freedom from all and any confining or restricting garments. It’s relaxing, refreshing and renewing. The simple act of skinny-dipping is similar to the washing away of all the concerns and stress of the world and leaving me rejuvenated and exuberant, especially as I experience it in the company of my friends. A calming moment on a sultry summer’s day. The epitome of the proverbial sea of tranquility in a confusing and turbulent universe.
It’s also extremely empowering, offering a sense of accomplishment and adventure on a steamy summer afternoon (or evening). My buddies (co-conspirators) and I doing something that is daring, forbidden and taboo, yet having fun at the same time. The sheer boldness of our open nakedness and camaraderie forging both a bond and a memory that we’ll share for an eternity. Customarily, skinny-dipping takes place in a location where it is not supposed to occur. The challenge of the entire episode is in not getting caught. We’re all doing something we’re just not supposed to do. This is what attracts my spirit of defiance and rebelliousness. A throw-back to the worldly innocence of those insolent teenage years. A chance to revisit a part of our spent youth.
“What happens in ‘Vegas’ stays in ‘Vegas'” may be true for the casino crowd, but this moment in time belongs to us – the skinny-dipping crew. Our motto is: “Let’s all strip and skinny-dip!” That slogan says it all,
If possible, before this summer ends, get out and create your own excitement and thrills. No commercial amusement park is necessary. Find your friends, everyone becomes naked and skinny-dip while there’s still time and comfortable outdoor temperatures. The cost is minimal, if not negligible. The memories and the pleasures last a lifetime. There’s no better bargain, anywhere. There’s no better fun under the sun.
Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!