Frequently Asked Questions

"It was as if they had all been comfortably naked and a person had entered fully clothed, suddenly making them self-conscious and indecent."

— Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

"I come from a country where you don't wear clothes most of the year. Nudity is the most natural state. I was born nude and I hope to be buried nude."

— Elle MacPherson, Australian model and actress

"Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes."

— Henry David Thoreau, Walden

"Enjoy Clothes-free recreation. Life is not a dress rehearsal."™

— Twenty-First Century Enterprises

Question: What do you mean when you say that clothes are optional? Must I Get Undressed?

BARE BUNS is a "clothing optional" club. Our events never require nudity, except that at most activities, you must be unclothed to use the pools, courts, and equipment*; there are some events, such as public dances, restaurants, community programs, or ball games, where nudity would be inappropriate. However, you should be forewarned that staying clothed when the rest of us are happily relaxing without a stitch might make you feel "different". Also, be aware that the longer you wait, the harder it is to get undressed. The easiest way is to just jump in as if you've been doing it all your life. Most people say that they became comfortable with their nudity within ten to fifteen minutes!

Forget the idea that "if I get undressed, people will notice." In reality, if you disrobe you'll blend in with everyone else, but if you stay clothed, you'll be as noticeable as you were in that awful dream where you were naked in public and everybody else was dressed!

Nudist dreaming of being clothed Cartoon courtesy of Ron Coleman and NetNude. Used with permission.

*Etiquette requires that you sit on a towel, and protective clothing such as athletic shoes are OK.  We found it necessary to modify the clothing optionality because we learned that the presence of clothed people made the rest of us, especially women, feel uncomfortable.

Last updated: July 24, 2003
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