European (a.k.a. Topless) Sunbathing

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  1. So, my DH and I are going to Vegas next week. We always stay somewhere that offers European (topless) sunbathing as these pools do not allow children.

    I was wondering if any of you ladies have ever or would you ever sunbathe topless? If you have, what was the experience like?

    Me, I never have, although I do flirt with the idea. I'm just to intimidated :shame:
  2. I did once in the Canary Islands. but to be honest, it was a very unmemorable event. But I was surrounded by German & Austrian women, who I believe, do more of this that us Brits.

    Do I regret it? No, I was a pretty 18 year old with a good body & my boyfriend was with me.

    Would I do it again? Heck no! nature & gravity have not been kind to me :sad: But I also don't sunbathe at all either, I don't want skin like a cowboys saddle bag (having seen that state of my sunworshipping mother in law)

    But I'm soooooo with you on having a child free pool! :biggrin: I like to drink my margaritas in piece!
  3. I used to frequent a nude beach with a group of friends. I have far from a perfect body, and it's amazing how quickly you get comfortable once you see how imperfect most other people's bodies are. I love the feel of the sun on my bare skin. It's a very sensual experience, but surprisingly when you're in a communal nudity situation, it's not at all sexual. But then, I'm an old hippie at :heart: . :biggrin:
  4. No I wouldn't. It's quite common where I live (yes, in europe), and personally I feel offended when people take their tops of at the beach, altough I know I shouldn't and let people do what they want with their own bodies etc. But of course, here people do not care about kids being around or not, and I know I'd be emberassed if my mom took her top of while I was at the beach with my friends too.
    It might sound preppy from my side, and I don't consider my self a preppy person, but I think people should wear at least a small bikini top, however, if you are going to be in a area where it's allowed and it's okay,then do it if you feel confident.

    *Edited to sound less negative and correct some spelling*
  5. My thought is that it would be quite liberating, however I don't want to find myself the center of attention.
  6. i think i'd do it. i mean, if you're wearing a tiny bikini top, what are you really hiding anyway? everyone has a pretty good idea of what's going on up there.

  7. :roflmfao: :roflmfao: That's one good point, Amanda....
    However, i don't think i will go topless... First of all, i don't do sunbathing. Secondly, i'd feel really weird being topless... :lol:
  8. I am not sure which hotel this is in Vegas, but I've been to one there that has a topless pool area. I think the idea behind it is two-fold. First, lots of Europeans go to Vegas and this caters to what many of them are used to. My second point I am going to be delicate about because I don't want to offend anyone... but I have a friend who works in marketing management for one of the largest hotels in Vegas. She tells me that Vegas is struggling right now over issues with children. There is a big chasm because many adults resent the fact that Vegas has become too 'child friendly' and this is causing major problems for a lot of the hotels. According to what she tells me, adults complaining about disruptive children in casinos/hotels is the #1 complaint now. I can also corroborate this, as each time I have been to Vegas in the past six years, there are children in strollers in casinos and being schlepped up and down the strip. Even in 100+ degree heat (NOT fun nor safe for kids!). If you can give any credence to my friend's assertions, according to her, the nude pool areas serve the dual purpose of keeping children OUT...
  9. oddly enough, if you are the only one wearing a top, it feels more awkward than being without one.
  10. I would definitely go topless in an appropriate environment. I don't think I'd ever feel comfortable, however, going "bottomless" -- that's just the way I've always been.

    Topless really doesn't phase me at all. My main concern would be getting burned, so be sure to bring sunscreen. Anyway, I think it would be fun and would do it!!!
  11. i've never done it but i think i'd like to try.. eventually.
  12. As a 10 year survivor of malignant melanoma, ya could not get me to sunbathe, topless or not!!
  13. in vegas? not that i know of
  14. I don't think I could ever go topless. I'm just not that comfortable with my body and I don't think I ever will be. I don't even like wearing a swimsuit.

    It wouldn't really bother me if others decided to go topless. Actually if it keeps the pool kid free I'm all for it.
  15. We have nude beach here , my DH and I go to occasionally during Summer. I didn't feel comfortable at first but I get used to it .It's very liberating.