Germany could teach us all a nude bathing lesson

As I understand it, Heath management officials have invited British naturists to come up with a feasible plan for nude sunbathing on the Heath. Those backing the proposition suggest an area close to the men s pond for the venue. I cannot understand why. M

As I understand it, Heath management officials have invited British naturists to come up with a feasible plan for nude sunbathing on the Heath. Those backing the proposition suggest an area close to the men's pond for the venue. I cannot understand why.

My husband and I have visited a large number of nude sunbathing sites, on Naxos, Siphnos, Crete; in Paris, Amsterdam and Austin, Texas, of all places. In none of these sites was the sunbathing single-sex. In Germany, families change clothes out in the open without giving it a thought. I am therefore having difficulty understanding why the proposed site on the Heath should be single-sex, as seems to be assumed.

My experience of mixed sunbathing is anything but lurid. People tend modestly to keep to themselves.

I have never seen soliciting of any sort. If anything there seems to be an almost narcissistic concentration on the self.


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I suggest that any naturist venue on the Heath be mixed sex, and so I would think a facility close to the mixed pond would be more suitable than the men's pond. It's no doubt inappropriate that people should be allowed to swim nude, but that is a shame as nude swimming is one of the great pleasures in living.

Sally Taylor

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Mackeson Road, NW3

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