View research View latest news Sign up for updates. This ethnographic project considers the politics of public sexuality at a Canadian nude beach. This study explores the interaction of the naturist versus sexuality discourses that arise at the beach. On the surface the beach reads like a simple heteronormative space that is controlled and dominated by heterosexual men. Upon further investigation of the discursive field of sexuality at the beach, where different sexual scripts, postures, and identities are elaborated and inscribed, an amalgam of these discourses emerged that complicated the simple power relation of heterosexual males over females and gay men. What is at stake in this analysis are bodies and pleasures—not simple sex desire and domination. This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access. Rent this article via DeepDyve. Brush, P.
Pubic hair is out
Which, in and of itself, was an education. But after said 3. And, never having spent a full day wearing nothing but sunscreen, I thought it would be an interesting little trip outside of my comfort zone. It did not disappoint, and here are a dozen things I learned in my afternoon by the pool at a nudist resort. Not just on women, on men, too. Since every guy on the planet makes a point to look anywhere BUT down in a locker room, I wasn't aware that we men are also now going totally bare. Around the pool at Caliente, rarely was any dude rocking much more than a soul patch.
I was headed on vacation with my husband to a town with a nude beach for a week, and I decided we absolutely must visit it no matter how uncomfortable the idea made me. My sweet husband wasn't crazy about the idea, but being the supportive guy he is, he got on board. There is a swirl of reasons I was attracted to the idea of a nude beach.
I began to sweat, afraid to let the words escape my lips. In the event I'd misread the signs, my follow-up was a bona fide career ender. My mercurial boss strode past us, his face in a manila folder. My heart thumped, but I was beyond the point of no return.