First Time Visiting a Clothing Optional or Nudist Resort?
We Have Answers to your Questions!
First Nakation? We understand you may have some questions… that’s only natural!
We have listed some of the most commonly asked questions along with some sensible answers from experienced nudists – us. We have been residents of Paradise Lakes Resort for over 30 years. We also have the largest collection of private nude vacation rentals in Florida – as far as we know.
Please feel free to call us if you have any other questions – we’ll be glad to help!
– Ed and Diane
Will I feel self-conscious?
Most first-timers adjust to social nudity in a matter of minutes and discover it’s not nearly as big a deal as they thought it would be. Some feel self-conscious before they undress since they’re likely to be the only ones not nude.
Do I have to be naked all the time?
While many people prefer to go nude 24 hours a day in clubs, others find it more practical to dress in the evenings when it gets cooler, for meals, or for some sports activities. A few clubs have policies requiring clothing in their dining areas, dance halls, and health clubs. Paradise Lakes has a clothing optional policy throughout the grounds. Wear as little or as much as you like.
Do men get visibly excited?
Not often. Nudist clubs are far less sexually charged than places where bikinis, thongs, or other provocative clothing, are worn. On the rare occasion where this occurs, simply don a towel, turn over, or take a quick dip in the pool.
What kind of people will I find at an clothing optional resort?
You’ll find a cross section of society, with people representing all colors, religions, occupations, body types, age groups, and income brackets. Without clothes, however, it’s less likely you’ll know a bank president from a bus driver!
What’s the difference between clothes-free vs. clothing-optional?
There’s a relatively minor difference between these two types of clubs. Clothing-optional clubs allow visitors to remain dressed, believing that some people take more time to adjust to social nudism. At clothes-free resorts, you’re expected to be nude, although no one expects you to disrobe until taking a tour of the facility and deciding to stay. It’s helpful to call a club you’re expecting to visit for clarification of their policies.
How will I feel if I’m not in the greatest physical shape?
You’ll feel right at home. Nudist clubs are a reflection of society at large, with people of all shapes and sizes.
What if we receive unwelcome advances?
This rarely happens. If it does, simply report it to resort management and steps will be taken to ensure it does not happen again. Everyone should feel comfortable. Behavior requiring an apology is not tolerated.
Will my picture be taken or my privacy compromised?
Privacy is paramount to our members, guests, and their families. There is never any requirement to be publicly identified or consent to having one’s picture taken as a condition of membership. (Photo identification is usually required for admission to clubs, along with other measures to ensure guest security.) And just for your peace of mind, the tasteful images that appear on this website have been taken with the written permission of the subject(s) depicted.
In increasing numbers, however, our members are telling neighbors and friends about their favorite way to relax. They find it’s an idea that’s just too great to keep for themselves!