1 Its Not About Sex

We're so hardwired to associate nudity with sex that we think nude beaches are these erotic fantasy worlds, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Once you get past the initial shock of seeing people naked, you'd be surprised by how mundane it all becomes. The nudity is about feeling liberated, not aroused. If you're looking for something more than that, it may not be for you.


2 You Dont Think about How Much You Need Pockets Until Theyre Gone

You don't realize how many things you carry around with you. Unless you plan ahead and bring some sort of bag, you'll spend your day fumbling to figure out what to do with your essentials, like keys, phone and wallet. Carrying them in your hand all day is unrealistic, and setting them down is a good way to get yourself robbed. Forget to pack a bag and you'll be forced to improvise, and, believe me, you don't want to do that.


3 You Dont Realize How Big Something Is Until You Try To Shove It Up Your Ass
I repeat: DO NOT IMPROVISE. An iPhone may seem small in your hand, but it's a whole different story when you're trying to stick it where the sun don't shine. Also, keys are sharp. They can cut you up pretty bad, even if you wrap them in a sandwich bag before you do the deed. 


4 It Can Be Hard To Get Comfortable At First

When you're not accustomed to being naked all the time, even the most commonplace activity can feel a little awkward. Something as simple as sitting on the beach with your bare bottom can feel surprisingly uncomfortable, particularly when said bottom is stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey full of the things you were too nervous to leave in the car. Don't worry. This is normal, and provided you don't rupture anything, you'll be relaxed and having fun before you know it.


5 Just Because Theres No Clothes Doesnt Mean Theres No Rules
The biggest mistake you can make at a nude beach is to assume that anything goes. It does not. Aside from the lack of clothes, the rules are pretty much the same as they would be at a normal beach. For example, going up to a stranger and asking them to help you find your car keys by rooting around your in your asshole is no more acceptable on a nude beach than it would be anywhere else. Make sure you know the rules, and you follow them.


6 Going Back To Normal Life Can Be Hard

Nude beaches are awesome, but leaving them behind can be hard. Being back in regular society can be an adjustment. Coming home, you may find that clothes feel more restricting, normal things feel more boring, and your phone still smells kind of funny. You might find yourself walking around your home naked more frequently or keeping your wallet in your butt sometimes because you know you can now. You may feel out of place in the clothed world. Don't worry. This is normal. Just remember: The best part of a nude beach is that you can always go back... you know, so long as you weren't banned for asking a stranger to look for things inside your butt...