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It’s only the stereotype our state’s picked up, and with great reason.
It may surprise you, then, to hear that being naked is a fairly common thing up here. Not in public, mind you; we’re, typically, a quiet, diffident culture that attempts to offend no one. But it’s a rare Canuck really who’s never gone skinny-dipping on a hot July night at a bungalow, or stripped off at a deserted playa, or lounged around your house with nothing more than a towel.
The most recent Federation of Canadian Naturists survey, conducted by a respected third party data company, indicates that about two-thirds of Canadians have some amount of nudie in us. Nearly half the nation is OK with being naked around your house, 60 percent of us like sleeping naked, and completely one quarter of Canadians think that skinny-dipping in mixed company or stripping off at the strand would be a great notion.
Federation of Canadian Naturists Survey
Ontario alone has at least nine official naturist sites, and we are mindful of a half-dozen other popular locations – and countless unofficial swimming holes – where clothing just ain’t desired. We are, after all, at the exact same latitude as the French Mediterranean coast, with a climate that is highly conducive to the clothing-free life for one third of the year.
What, though, is a lousy frozen Canadian to do in the cold season, when we are putting on 16 pieces of insulated clothing to go plug in the block heater and crank up the snowblower? While it is sometimes tempting to give up and hibernate until spring, there is no need to alter who we are simply because the weather’s less than perfect. We must make do with whatever Mother Nature decides to throw our way.
We may not be able to go out in the cold (at least not for long), but the primary reasons for social nudity – the honesty, the openness, the freedom, the comfort, the equality, the respect, the interesting – are equally as valid inside. We slip something delicious in the oven, we put on some good music, we break out the beverages. It’s hard to remain dressed when you are basking in the glow of a cranked-up woodstove, even if it is twenty below zero outside.
Young Candian Naturists Enjoying Naturism in Canada
The hardest part, actually, is finding folks to share this with. Recall those statistics we mentioned earlier? Those were collected from people who knew they had remain anonymous. We’re still a quiet, shy culture, and we’re taught that you simply do not talk about such things, just in case someone might disapprove. The threat of being hassled by a bothersome prude, or of having to answer difficult questions from relatives and buddies, look to count heavily on people’s heads.
hundreds of people of all ages and body types, will probably believe, "I Have seen and our own experience indicates that these aren’t actually issues – but the anxiety that they could be difficulties is actual, which anxiety is frequently enough to prevent folks from trying things they truly want to do.
Youthful Canadian Naturists At Bare Oaks Naturist Park in Toronto
Our clear next step, then, is always to create environments where young folks like us, many of whom are just starting to experience the clothing-optional life, can feel comfortable and relaxed, in a familiar culture and around supporting peers. Some states in the US have FKK-connected groups, and we are beginning to spin up the Kingston-Frontenac Free Body Society (KFFBS) in eastern Ontario.
What’s the Kingston Frontenac Free Body Society? We are an 18-to-late-30s social group who appreciate new friendships and old, relaxing fun in sunlight, and new ideas for open minds. We like intelligent conversation, cutting edge science and good literature.
We like great food and drink, enjoyment and laughter. Nudism is a lifestyle which professes that with the absence of clothing one can enjoy the feel of sunlight and wind on our bodies. We’re about creating a positive, safe and friendly space where you can relax, destress and just love being individual.
The Kingston, Ontario place has some of the finest outside in the world, and we take complete benefit of it – whether hiking, swimming, snowshoeing, sailing or simply lounging around naked on the strand. We try to create a space that is welcoming and comfortable for everyone.
friendly, no-pressure environment. If this sounds appealing, come read more about us. And, if you are in our geographic and demographic scope, introduce yourself and come on out!
life. But the doubts consistently vanished when I hiked. To commune with nature in my natural state was such a transcendent have a four-twine heap of firewood in the shed to make sure of that.
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