Skinny Dipping and Swimming BareFew things include the feeling of freedom and happiness like naked swimming, or skinny dipping. Folks have been swimming bare as long as there have already been people. While in the ancient past, naked was the lone way to go swimming, in modern times, it is much less okay to be naked. Having said that, folks still swim in the nude.
Despite the fact that one needs to be naked to properly skinny dip, it's often a group or social activity. Usually, one member of a group indicates the activity, and the others agree to it. Shortly, everyone who wants to join in is naked and jumping into the water while those that preferred not to partake in the activity occupy themselves some other manner.
Although not the only kind of group nudity in existence, skinny dipping is ordinarily considered to be quite benign and "all in great fun" by most.
The swimsuit was first introduced partially to combat the "immorality" of swimming or bathing in the nude with those of the opposite sex present.
The first recorded instance of a swim suit is in 4th century Greece, though the first modern day bathing suits showed up in the 18th century in public bath houses in France and England (see the History of Women's Swimwear).
Modern swimsuits would definitely violate the strict modesty of Victorian times.
A police officer measures a girl's bathing swimsuit to see it satisfies the necessary length
But if the swimsuit has been a part of culture for such a long time, why then do people still enjoy the occasional dip in the buff? In the end, most of us don't go around airing out all of our "unmentionable" touches in everyday life, and swimsuits cover up those bits and are reasonably easy to swim in unlike their Victorian era counterparts. There are many motives.
Perhaps the most obvious is that there could be a certain perceived sexuality in skinny dipping, specially if you do so with someone you're attracted to within an intimate setting. There are other reasons, nevertheless, that might not be as obvious, especially in a bunch setting.
Despite the fact that morals are becoming less rigorous than they were at many times in the past, people still frequently feel repressed. Skinny dipping is one way that they'll release that feeling. It is much like bathing, but in a much bigger bathtub.
Those in the water have an expression of emotional freedom and, since the water frequently hides details to an excellent degree, can feel less abashed than they would if they were simply walking around unclothed.
Skinny Dipping in Big Deep, Woodstock, New York
The awareness of liberty is another reason. Although there'sn't much to many modern swimsuits, and most aren't quite prohibitive, there's still something freeing and natural about there being absolutely nothing between you and the water that surrounds you. This sense of independence can be exhilarating, and many people love the adrenaline rush.
Another reason is that it is taboo, even in the current society. To many, the act of breaking taboos and the absolute joy of going against tradition feels amazing and creates an adrenaline rush. The fact that they can do something so "naughty" and, hopefully, get away with it is appealing to many individuals. It is an opportunity to rebel against societal norms and expectations in a relatively safe fashion.
Cooling down with a naked swim after unclothed hiking in the mountains of NY with FKK
Only be cautious to not do it around cops, or around individuals who might call law enforcement. Like it our not, people still have a tendency to have a problem with public nudity. It is still, in many jurisdictions, considered to be indecent exposure.
And, let's face it, the natural state of the body is nude. Many people like to skinny dip as a way to get "back to nature" - to feel and be the way nature intended.