View Poll Results: Have you ever skinny dipped with other people? (choose all that apply)

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  • Yes. With friends as an adult

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  • Yes. With relatives as an adult

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    I got over my body shyness some time ago, of necessity. We have to perform medical exams on each other all the time at work, decontaminate in the field, have genderless shared hygiene facilities sometimes, and so on. I even participated in our mostly-nekkid firefighter calendar we did for fundraising a few years back.

    One of my other jobs also typically involves a fair bit of nudity, so that helps.

    And I'm just a dumpy middle aged guy, sorta.
    where can I get w copy of that calendar!!!??
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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    where can I get w copy of that calendar!!!??.
    He's probably laying on a bearskin rug with his arm in a strategic position, like Burt Reynolds did in Cosmo. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-07/burt-reynolds-came-to-regret-that-cosmopolitan-centrefold/10212484

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    I remember that Cosmo pic well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeParker View Post
    He's probably laying on a bearskin rug with his arm in a strategic position, like Burt Reynolds did in Cosmo. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-07/burt-reynolds-came-to-regret-that-cosmopolitan-centrefold/10212484

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    Classic example of “bear”.nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar View Post
    When I've lived or visited less populous places and where it's not out of line, relieving oneself out of doors is a nice benefit.
    When my exSO and I visited her parents on their small Oklahoma farm, I made it a point to go outside and pee in the woods at least once every day. As a city kid it was a treat being able to do that. The only other time I'd done it was on backpacking trips.

    (It just occurred to me that maybe wanting to pee in the woods is a guy thing. Opinions?)

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    Related to body shyness: Looking through my filepile I came across an old survey that compares random Americans opinions about skinny dipping in 2000 to an identical survey done in 1983. The question was have you ever skinny dipped in a mixed group of males and females. In 1983 15% said yes. In 2000 25% said yes. I wonder if the percentage would be higher or lower now? I also wonder what percentage of those people had only skinny dipped with close friends and not with strangers at a beach or pond. So I've added an anonymous poll to the top of this thread.

    FWIW I have skinny dipped in a group many times, but only during supervised naked swims at a boys-only summer camp when I was 8-11yo. I wish I'd had an opportunity (or enough nerve) to group skinny dip as an adult too.

    ETA: That was back in the old days when sleepaway summer camps were still cheap enough for people who weren't millionaires to send their kids to camp for 2-3 weeks every summer. What is it now, $800-$1500 per week?
    Last edited by GeorgeParker; 9-15-21 at 10:11pm. Reason: Added an ETA:

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    I have a good friend who lives in a typical Southern California suburban type neighborhood. His backyard is not viewable from outside except for jets that are about to land at the nearby airport. (The flight path goes right over his house). He routinely pees in his backyard but I think thatís more a combination of the fact that heís into classic cars and is often working on them in his garage and that it saves water if he only uses the toilet for #2. But maybe Iím wrong. I will have to ask him.

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    There is a combination of factors. Very limited body of water exposure (was lucky enough to generally get to swim once a year, labor day, at generational friends gathering). Closest body of water, was the creek/storm sewer run off, that would range from ankle deep, to maybe shin deep. The last family vacation and only "time at the lake" when I was 11. If it weren't at a function parents took me to, I was alone in a boat. Local lake visited, once, when taken with a church group my sibling was a part of. (don't even remember what was done, and young enough to have no idea where that lake was as they changed its name later and it was decades after that I learned that).
    I am sure body shyness would have played a factor. Once I hit eight, I went from being able to eat all I wanted without any effects, to gaining weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    Once I hit eight, I went from being able to eat all I wanted without any effects, to gaining weight.
    I'm the genetically skinny son of a genetically skinny mother. At 18yo I was 5' 10" and weighed 120 pounds. Couldn't gain a pound no matter what I did, and if I did gain 5 pounds by pigging out on ice cream and other high calorie stuff for a few weeks, it fell off just as fast when I went back to my normal eating habits. It wasn't until my late 30s that I hit my current weight of 140lb. But I was so used to being skinny that I didn't think about it much and wasn't body shy about it unless someone teased me.

    Like you, swimming just wasn't available in my day-to-day life growing up, only at summer camp and on very rare family trips to a lake.

    As an adult I spent several months living in the woods, and when it rained I would stand in the rain naked and rinse myself off good the same way I would if I was taking a shower, but without any soap. But I was always alone when I did that, so even though it was outside, it doesn't count.

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