Imagine going to a place where wearing clothing is
not required. A place where families can come
together and enjoy a day unlike any other. Indoor or
out, summer or snow, friends shed it all for a different
kind of living. A life free of crippling social
inhibitions with no need for repressive clothing.
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So You Decided To Become a
Nude Park Nudist? Here are Some FAQ's for You! My body is far from perfect. I'm
concerned that people will make fun of me.
It's quite possible that no one has the perfect body. And while some bodies are
more beautiful than others, nudism isn't a beauty contest. Just as in the
clothed world, there are all kinds of bodies in nudism. Body acceptance is at
the root of nudism... you'll learn that while not perfect, your body is as
acceptable as all others when you experience social nudism.
My wife/girlfriend is hesitant. How do I get her to visit with me?
There is no simple answer to this question as obviously different people have
different reasons for not wanting to experience nudism, just as there are
different reasons to try social nudism. The answer is to correct misconceptions
in most cases. And with nudism, most objections can easily be reasons for
participating in the lifestyle, when looked at from the nudist perspective.
The American Association for Nude Recreation has a great brochure "From a
Woman's Perspective" to share with your wife or girlfriend. See if she would be
willing to visit without pressure to be nude on the initial visit.
Please don't let nudism become a source of conflict. Our ideals are family
based, and family is far more important than being nude at Sunny Haven.
What if I get "physically excited?"
In nudist society, erections aren't polite. So, while it is unlikely that you
will experience an erection while participating in social nudism, should you
experience such just cover with a towel or conceal it 'til it goes away. Don't
How old are the people who come to Sunny Haven?
All ages! While we've never taken a survey to find the actual average age of
members and visitors at Sunny Haven, it's likely to be 40-45. Though we've had
members from a few days old to in their 90s. So the real answer is... all ages!
How do children react to nudity?
Young children find delight in being nude. Young children know what adults
discovering nudism find out again--that it's fun, free and comfortable. Older
children quickly adapt and enjoy all the recreational opportunities of the park.
Why participate in nude recreation?
Because it's fun and it's healthy. Body acceptance is a powerful concept and a
key to self acceptance and the acceptance of others. Whether relaxing, playing
sports or socializing, the nudist experience is a positive one both mentally and
Isn't nudity offensive?
We don't think so. If you do, we would like you to reconsider. We believe that
the human body in its natural state cannot be offensive or shameful, that it is
Isn't nudity sexual?
Nudism isn't any more and quite possibly less sexual than life in general.
Nudism is about being nude when practical, not about sex. It's about body
acceptance, physicality, spirituality and asthetics. Nudism in general can be
quite sensual--just think about the sensations of bathing your body in the air,
sun and water--but is not in itself sexual.
Do I have to undress right away?
Sunny Haven is a
nudist park... a place where people come to be
socially nude. For the comfort of all, we expect that all members and visitors
be nude while in the common recreational areas of the park. Nudism is a
participatory activity, not something to watch.
If one person of a couple is hesitant to disrobe on an initial visit, that would
be okay. We believe that the comfort of Sunny Haven would make participation
easy in a short time.
Do I have to be nude all the time?
While Sunny Haven is a nudist park (not clothing optional), there are certainly
times when being clothed is appropriate (or recommended or at times even
required). In general, however, nudity is the correct state of being at all
times when health, weather and safety allow while in the common and recreational
areas of the park. Nudity is mandatory at all times in the pool and hottub.
Do you look at each other? I don't think I would be comfortable in a
conversation, for example.
It's okay to look. It's not okay to gawk or stare. (Pretty much the same as in
the clothed world if you think about it.) And therein lies the answer to how to
talk and interact with others. It's just the same as in the clothed world.
To understand this realize that nudity is the norm in our world. Just as you
don't think about others or yourself being clothed in the clothed world... you
will soon give no thought in regards to others or yourself being nude.
Are there other nudist parks or clubs in the area? How do I find nudist
parks, clubs and beaches?
This area of the country is rich in nudist history and we are within a couple of
hours drive to five other nudist or clothing optional parks. There are a total
of eight nudist parks in the state of Indiana alone. Most of them are members of
the American Association for Nude Recreation. and its Midwest division, the
Midwest Sunbathing Association. You may want to visit NudistParksUSA.NET where
you may find nudist parks and clubs via a quick zip code search.
What if I run into someone I know?
Chances are that they will be just as nude as you.... and quite comfortable with
nude recreation (unless it's their first visit too). They'll likely be glad to
see you. Conversation will be easy... you have something to talk about: a common
interest in nude recreation.
What should we bring with us?
Bring the same things you would take in a visit to a clothed park or beach
except a bathing suit: hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, towels, something to read,
something to play with (Frisbee, volleyball), camping supplies if you're
Isn't all that exposure to the sun dangerous?
Some sun exposure is quite likely good for us. But certainly overexposure isn't
a good thing. Shade or suntan lotion takes care of that. If you think about it,
while nude we don't expose a lot more than we do when in a bathing suit anyway.
So the only difference is you'll use a little bit more suntan lotion.
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