Have you ever been nude in public? Here at Temptation Holidays we love our Nude Holidays but know that some people might worry about getting naked in public for the first time.

Clothing-optional resorts and nude holidays aren’t just for naturists and nudists, many of our adult adventurers love the opportunity to relax without clothes and they often tell us of how it changes their relationship with their body and self-image.

Whether you want to get naked to do away with your tan-lines, or because you love the idea of strangers watching you in your birthday suit, going on a nude holiday can be an empowering and joyful experience. We spoke to three women who have all found that getting naked has helped build their body confidence.

Tabitha Rayne is a writer and the inventor of the Ruby Glow vibrator. She lives in Scotland and loves to go swimming naked and take midnight rambles in the nude to bring her closer to nature.

I am one of these people that has always struggled with body image and my own body positivity. Clothing makes me feel awkward and not quite myself.

Being naked though, I feel liberated. At ease. I'm not saying I like to look at myself naked or have other people see me naked, I just *feel* comfortable.

I think being naked brings you closer to the elements, remember the last time you felt the actual sun heat up your skin, or (less often) allowed rain to soak you. I thoroughly recommend getting nekky, especially in nature.

Skinny dipping is one way of building up your confidence in being naked alone before you bare all in front of strangers. But how do you build up to allowing strangers see you in the buff for the first time?

Sex Blogger Amy Norton chose the safe space of a BDSM club for her first time stripping off in front of strangers. Choosing a safe setting and only removing one piece of clothing at a time and only when you feel comfortable keeps you feeling in control and creates the sensual experience of a slow, seductive striptease.

I vividly remember the first time I bared my body in front of anyone but one of my romantic partners. I was 19 years old and it was my first visit to a BDSM club. The idea of taking my clothes off was terrifying, but I was determined to do it.

To begin with, I just wore a long skirt and an underbust corset which left my breasts on display. As the night went on, I got more confident and shed more and more clothing.

A decade or so later, that night still marks a major turning point for me; I felt a renewed confidence in my body - a sense of power that nothing else had ever given me. Being nude in front of other people in this sort of environment still has that effect now, all these years later.

Nudity isn’t just for kinky people, going au naturel on holiday is becoming more and more popular and more and more resorts are naturist friendly and cater to naked travellers. Resorts like Desire Riviera Maya include clothing-optional areas where guests can shed their clothing and inhibitions.

Going to a nudist beach, or on a nude holiday where nudity is normalised and celebrated can be particularly powerful for body acceptance.

Writer Zak Jane Keir found that going nude is less daunting when everyone is naked too;

I went to Hedonism about 20 years ago. I'd done a bit of getting naked in public prior to that at swingers' clubs but not quite as much or as thoroughly. The resort has a nude beach and a 'prude' beach where you can keep your swimwear on and there is no pressure to be totally naked if you don't want to.

When I went, there were quite a lot of older people there who spent all day naked. I saw a whole range of body sizes, quite a few people had things like major surgical scars and at least one woman had had a mastectomy.

Everyone was relaxed and happy. I find that being naked in public with other naked people is really, really good for getting comfortable with your body because when you see all these other naked bodies and the people who inhabit those bodies being so happy and comfortable, you can't help but feel the same. (My only real issue was getting a sunburned bum from snorkelling naked...)

If you’re are still wondering how it feels to be nude in public and are nervous of stepping out in your birthday suit on holiday, these are our 3 top tips;

  • It’s all about you and how you feel. Go at your pace, you’re in charge of your body and how much of it you reveal.
  • Look for clothing-optional areas where you can keep your swimwear on if you want to.
  • And finally, don't forget the sunscreen! The bits we keep covered up tend to be paler and more prone to sun damage, a burnt bottom is a sure way to spoil your holiday!

Have you got a story about going nude in public or on holiday? We’d love to hear from you on social media so we can share your story with our adult adventurers.

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