Fandango’s Provocative Question #137


Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

My provocative question for you this week was prompted by a question that Melanie asked in her Share Your World prompt on Monday. She asked, “How could carousels be spiced up so they are more exciting?” In my tongue-in-cheek response, I suggested, “First, make it adults only (i.e., 18 or over) and second, require everyone to shed their clothing before getting on the carousel. That would make it more exciting. Or possibly more frightening!”

That got me thinking about a question some of you might find a bit provocative. Are you ready?

Have you ever been to a clothing-optional (nude) venue, such as a beach, resort, club, party, etc? If so, what did you think of the experience? Would you do it again? If not, would you ever consider going to a clothing-optional gathering? Why or why not?

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20 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #137

  1. Marleen September 29, 2021 / 6:22 am

    My mother is extremely judgy about kind’v everything except her own oddities (and her own oddities are seriously more extreme than anything she judges in others). Why did I bring up my mother? Because she took me to the one and only nude venue to which I’ve been… a beach in the San Diego area. She took me down a cliff to get there. I was twelve. I was thinking, a few minutes ago, about the fact that this wasn’t traumatizing (although my mother herself has been and is); I still think of San Diego as one of my favorite cities. I am glad I went (not that I had a choice), to find out how uninteresting the place was. But here is what else I’ll say. Apparently, a lot of people consider any hot tub or sauna anywhere to be clothing optional. There has been a debate at a (high-end) local fitness center about the rule(s) that clothing is required and children aren’t allowed into the locker rooms and shower areas. A friend and I went to a hot tub (again at a fitness club), one day, and took my husband along. We were both surprised when he came out of the men’s side of entry (there was a rule that you had to go through either the men’s or women’s locker area-slash-bathroom); we weren’t shocked enough to object, and… there was soon nothing to see. I have been nude in one place that I wouldn’t call public but was not home. Nah, I don’t care about doing that again. But I was sunbathing, so I wouldn’t put it past me entirely. Meanwhile, my mother has a screen up in a hallway due to her being totally paranoid that somone half a mile away will be looking in the direction of a window with a view to a second floor balcony if she walks from her bedroom to the upstairs bathroom in the middle of the night. You really wanted to know about my mother, right? You’re welcome.

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    • Marleen September 29, 2021 / 6:52 am

      Thanks, Jim.

      P.S. My mother found the nude beach to be far from uninteresting.

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  2. Mister Bump UK September 29, 2021 / 7:20 am

    I got into a lot of trouble on this question once. In a discussion with a friend, I said that the people who did this were all old men and women, and that I had no wish to see nudity with saggy bits flapping everywhere.
    If I wanted to see nudity, I wanted to see young, firm, beautiful bodies.

    That, at least, is what I should have said.

    Unfortunately, what came out was “fifteen year olds’ bodies”. Just, really, because fifteen is about the perfect age, physically, right? Aesthetically, everything is where it should be. Not a trace of cellulite etc.

    And they thought I wanted to f*** their underage daughter!


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  3. pensitivity101 September 29, 2021 / 8:00 am

    In short no, but I did stumble onto a nudist beach once and left pretty sharpish as I was the one being stared at.
    Ex partner wouldn’t even let me skinny dip at a friend’s pool so I became very self conscious after that as he was always going on at me about my body shape and excess poundage.
    Hubby and I have no secrets and are comfortable with each other either way.

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    • Stine Writing September 29, 2021 / 7:43 pm

      I don’t mind being home and I suppose to take a swim would be one thing but just walking around with friends just to say I walk with friends while we are all nude…not me.

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  4. Melanie B Cee September 29, 2021 / 10:08 am

    Here’s my contribution:

    I AM surprised – no that’s the wrong word. Dismayed? – Nah. Maybe a bit saddened at Pete’s comment about ‘who wants to see saggy old bits and pieces – give me firm and everything in the right place flesh only please.” Nothing wrong with that, and he is entitled to his opinion certain. I ain’t fussing. BUT. That attitude is exactly what hubby and I encountered a LOT in our more active years. But the nudist group we belonged to had one rule – NO JUDGING. And most everyone there was a bit long in the tooth anyway.

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  5. leigha66 October 9, 2021 / 10:10 pm

    Only clothing optional “party” was just for me and my ex husband when we would get a sitter for our daughter. 😮

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