Go to a Nude Beach – Maybe NSFW

Completed: 26. Go to a Nude Beach

I tried to work toward my nudity comfort level in anticipation of this goal, but I realized nothing can get me 100% comfortable, so I had to rip off that bandaid.

A few days before my birthday, I decided that I MUST go to a nude beach on the anniversary of my birth. Being in my birthday suit on my birthday seemed too fitting to pass up. Also, if not now, when? It’s going to start getting cold.

gunnison beach bumper sticker

Spelling error aside…

We traveled to New Jersey to go to the nearest “clothing optional” beach, Gunnison Beach.

We arrived on the beach and there were hundreds of naked people. We went around 10 a.m., so that was surprising, but reassuring. I wouldn’t be the odd man out.

gunnison beach nude beach sign new jersey

WARNING: Nudes ahead

Kris and I looked around at all of the exposed genitals that surrounded us, looked at each other, then realized we had one goal: take yo’ panties off! Kris knew I was uncomfortable, so he asked if I wanted him to take his clothes off first. To which I quickly replied, “yes.” I then disrobed. It was weird at first, but was so freeing, especially being around others who are so comfortable with their bodies. I appreciate that. We went down to the water, then sat on the sand for a bit to people watch.

It was like being in a different universe. Here we are on this tiny strip of land, in New Jersey, across from Manhattan (you can see the skyline), and we’re naked with hundreds of strangers. It’s unreal that this little pocket exists in uptight America.

Also, I have literally never seen so many penises in my life.

Photos or it didn’t happen, they say. The fact that I’m posting this photo — it really forces me to get out of my comfort zone.

Mission accomplished. I completed one of the most personally challenging goals and quite possibly the boldest thing I’ve ever done. I feel more empowered and free from my body issues. The bad news is, I think this photo squanders my chances of becoming Vice President of the United States (unless America stops being so puritanical when it comes to naked bodies). I pray to baby Jesus that no reflective surfaces made their way into any of these pictures.

Our nude shadows

– Lyssa

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10 thoughts on “Go to a Nude Beach – Maybe NSFW

  1. I think that it’s awesome that you were able to do what you did even though you weren’t completely comfortable doing so. Would you ever do it again?

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