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PeterandKate

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Textile mornings. Grrrr.
« on: August 03, 2018, 04:02:02 PM »
We've always enjoyed our twice yearly naturist holidays at VP. We're comfortable without clothes, comfortable with others similarly unattired. What we're not comfortable with is textiles. We respect their right to be where they are and just hope they'll reciprocate. Would that such occurred.

We like our morning strolls around the naturist zone, along the streets and down to the beach. Being out and about before the sun's too hot is ideal for we light-skinned pair. But but but. Self-consciousness, no matter how silly such a thing may be, is increasingly setting in as we find ourselves increasingly dodging textile joggers, textile dog walkers, textile cyclists. On a recent stroll we decided, for the first time, to attempt to keep score. Result: during our half hour meander we encountered two naturists on the naturist zone streets and 9 textiles. And then on the little promenade going towards the textile zone and beyond, a single naturist and 10 or 11 textiles. Running. Jogging. Cycling. Dog walking. The beach was, thankfully, textile free, but we find walking along the pavement easier than the sand and in any event, we should not have to be 'corralled' onto sand and kept away from paving: naturism is about freedom of choice, after all.

These repeated textile encounters have left us with a feeling of being, how can one put it? Exposed. We're not 'brazen' naturists. We don't regard naturism as a 'cause' to which we have some kind of duty to attract others.  We are not BN members. We have no problem with the local council's recent decision to make a stretch of beach that once was naturist into textile -- regrettable, but the council's reasons seemed fine to us.

We do wish though that more pertinent signage other than simply 'naturista' notices could be placed at the perimeter of 'our' zone with some kind of wording to the effect that if you wish to enjoy the sunshine with your clothes on, it would be appreciated if you did so in the company of like-minded others.

The way things are going, we're beginning to think that we should take our naturist holidays in naturist 'enclaves' -- not something we particularly want to do, but when as seems to happen more and more (where we're concerned) we're left feeling. . . odd, then that looks like being the only solution. Oh, and before anyone points out the obvious, yes; we're aware that not every naturist is naturist all the time. We aren't. We don't holiday in expectation of some inflexible diktat being applied (other than around the swimming pools). But the people we're encountering on our morning walks in 'our' zone could surely just as well do their dog walking, jogging, and cycling somewhere else. Or is that too much to ask?

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Re: Textile mornings. Grrrr.
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 10:57:56 PM »
We have felt the same for quite a while, it seems there is an unwritten curfew on naturism between 8pm and 8am.

We came back from the beach around 10pm (naked, how very dare we), there were a couple on naturists an 50+ textiles.

Keith & Peter

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Re: Textile mornings. Grrrr.
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 01:03:10 PM »
Regrettably, this is a 'problem' that has been increasing year on year. Difficult to know how it can be corrected, but I agree that more and better signage could help. ::)

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Re: Textile mornings. Grrrr.
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 11:56:31 PM »
We often go for a naked brisk walk before breakfast, along the sea front path to B2 and back. It's not uncommon to meet naturists who are dressed.

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Re: Textile mornings. Grrrr.
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 11:32:20 AM »
I don't know enough people in the area to say for certain if they are textiles or clothed naturists, but what I do know is that we often go for a walk in the morning & tend to be clothed (simply because we are likely to wander into different parts of the area & it saves hassle). We are still there as naturists though. Also, we tend to be clothed on an evening when we go for food or a stroll.

We are due to visit in a couple of months anyway having not been able to for a couple or more years, so hoping that it is still as unique a place as it ever was :)

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Re: Textile mornings. Grrrr.
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2018, 06:40:41 PM »
Naturists out for a morning or evening stroll fully dressed is fine with us (not that we'd know if they were naturists anyway) because what we don't see in a morning are other people. . . strolling. Or rather, a minority, anyway. The joggers and cyclists are a hectic intrusive majority and I think that has a lot to do with your own observation about "wandering into different parts of the area." It seems to us that by virtue of the exercise they are taking that's exactly what they are doing, having started off from outside the naturist zone. The solution to any feelings of being uncomfortable where we are concerned is to get dressed for our morning stroll. But that robs the naturist area of Vera Playa of so much of its appeal and a lot of the point of being there in the first place.

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Re: Textile mornings. Grrrr.
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2018, 01:27:24 PM »
The joggers and cyclists who pass through the naturist zone are doing it....because they can! We as naturists can't enter the "textile" zone and they damn well know it. The solution? Not an easy one as VP is not a gated community (thank heavens!). I would suggest you carry on walking as nature intended through Vera Playa and just ignore the cyclists and joggers and enjoy the freedom!

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Re: Textile mornings. Grrrr.
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2018, 10:30:52 PM »
Just walk round naked and take no notice.

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Re: Textile mornings. Grrrr.
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2018, 06:39:54 PM »
It's sadly the case that ridding oneself of self-consciousness in naked / clothed encounters isn't as easy for some as for others. Freedom to feel uncomfortable isn't much of a freedom where VP mornings are concerned.

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Re: Textile mornings. Grrrr.
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2018, 09:46:29 AM »
In defence of cyclists....... yes we cycle round with cycle gear on. But its always part of a much longer journey outside the naturist zone.

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Re: Textile mornings. Grrrr.
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2018, 01:03:18 PM »
I used to cycle a bit in VP (when I was staying there) and it is a very limited area, so can understand why cyclists, who may be naturists, wear clothes as they will have been out in the textile area. If staying nude it's cycling several laps of a very small area!