The Naturist Massage
Okay so let me throw another one into the mix.
We’ve done the sexual connotations of nude photography and the naturist angle, alcohol and how it apparently turns us all into swingers. Now what about the naturist massage? Like the naturist photography session which may focus entirely on a nubile young female model, the naturist massage also has its fair share of unwanted sexual connotation. Many massage parlours that offer ‘happy endings’ list themselves under the banner of ‘naturist’.
But just as being naked should not mean sexual activity why does the act of giving or receiving a massage where one or both involved are naked suggest it should be sexual?
There are naturist masseurs who always remain dressed and it is only the recipient who is naked. There are genuine massages where both are naked. But it does not mean there will be sexual activity of any kind.
I am an advocate of massage. It’s one of my favourite past times. I give and receive. I even have my own table. If I had the money I would hire my own masseuse! I am not trained but I have taken a little instruction from a trained professional and it’s a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon.
With your partner it can be the most intimate of experiences no matter how far you do or don’t go, but equally it can be and is entirely platonic with friends or acquaintances. On the other hand I have visited a lovely lady who resides up north and gives full on ‘naturist massages’ with the happy ending. I don’t consider her a naturist just because she strips down to her underwear but I don’t deny it’s a very pleasurable experience. It’s a very separate part of her business for those who ‘need to know’. But I don’t equate this particular service with the naturist lifestyle at all.
I read an article on Naturist Freedom UK a while back which gave an interesting insight into the working practices of a naturist and masseuse who chooses to remain clothed whilst at work. A wider gap between naturism and sex you could not wish to see. I applaud her professional boundaries and for sticking to them no matter how many times she gets asked for the little ‘extras’. Of course she gets her fair share of enquiries, but when it’s made clear she is going to be clothed, she doesn’t get a booking. These callers aren’t naturists though – at least not as far as I’m concerned. But it does imply that the link between naturist and massage suggests a more sexual form of service is expected purely because of the nudity aspect of it.
I wish my local swim would offer naturist massage sessions. We have saunas, steam rooms and jacuzzi’s and to all intents and purposes it is a bit like a mini spa although not quite as luxurious and certainly not as expensive. But a massage or therapy room really would be the icing on the cake and to me is in keeping with the ethos of what naturism is about.