Skinny dipping was something I did a few times, when I was that sort of age, so I don’t understand why the prudishness, either!
I have some very funny memories of such times. One time, on holiday, a female friend and I went skinny-dipping with our boyfriends, got out before they did, stole their clothes, ran off (keeping our flip-flops off and running back in our bare feet, so that they couldn’t catch up with us!), leaving them to walk back to the house we were staying in, naked, locking them out for a bit when they got back, for good measure!
Steamboat Springs is one of my favorite places on earth. I’ve never been there in the winter time, since the town is crawling with skiers. Hubby and I try to make it there once a year during the other seasons. I’ve visited Strawberry Park Hot Springs many times and even partook in after-dark skinny-dipping a couple of times. It’s quite liberating. 🙂
We have many clothing-optional hot springs in Colorado…even during daylight hours.
It’s not something I have done for years now, but at least for many, a natural, even intinctive, thing to down particularly amongst teenagers. Obviously it would likely create offense on a crowded beach but I find it amusing in quieter places. Perhaps a little jealous even, a part of me wishing to join in.