The mayor’s office said the creation of a nudist area, though still in an experimental stage, is “part of an open-minded vision for the use of Parisian public spaces”. The idea has been inspired by Germany, Switzerland and Spain – all countries where nudism has been welcomed for years. “It can be exercised with respect for everyone,” the mayor’s office concluded.
Nothing much to get excited about in the item but it did remind me of our very own experience on a nudist beach while on holiday in Menorca a few years ago. The Chimpton and I decided to visit what looked like a lovely beach in Son Bou. So, in all innocence, we arrived at the beach only to discover it was pretty busy and so we decided to walk further along to get away from the crowds. All we really wanted to do was have a nice sunbathe and top up on the tans. If memory serves me well, this might even have been the place – much to The Chimpton’s revulsion – where I first muttered the immortal line, “sun-cream is for wimps!”
As we walked along the beach the crowds started to thin out but so did the clothing. At first it was just topless sunbathing but then the cry went out from The Chimpton: “Strewth that guy’s got no strides on… and his balls are burnt!”
The Chimpton has many desirable qualities, but alas, subtlety is not one of them.
The further along the beach we wandered the less people we wearing and the more we saw body parts badly burnt by the sun – not always a pretty sight. However, the funniest thing we witnessed along the beach were men on their own standing totally naked trying to impress the ladies. They would be standing there that long that their nether regions would start to lose interest – if you understand my meaning – and so they would have to give it a little tug just to maintain the attention.
Imagine the scene; standing along the edge of the beach on the sandbanks there was a line of men who every so often would have a little tug just to keep their little soldier standing to attention.
I swear, you couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried!
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