What we're about
This group is for anyone in the Ark-La-Tex area interested in nudism/naturism. We are non-landed group of like minded people who enjoy non-sexual, social nudity.
If you enjoy skinny-dipping, nude sunbathing, or that feeling of freedom while nude, then you may already be a nudist. If you're a nudist looking to meet fellow nudist, Ark-La-Tex Naturism just might be for you. Read on to learn more...
Wikipedia defines Naturism as such:
Naturism, or nudism, is a cultural and political movement practicing, advocating, and defending personal and social nudity, most but not all of which takes place on private property. The term may also refer to a lifestyle based on personal, family, or social nudism.
To read more, go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naturism
What We Are:
• A group that like to hang out and have fun
• We like to play various card games like Cards Against Humanity
• Hiking, swimming, camping, kayaking/sailing
• Fun loving, energetic
• And, we like to do it clothes free!
What We Are Not:
• Adult dating service
• Swinger group
• Adult Industry related (like pornography, sex films, web cam sites)
If you are here looking for any of that, please leave now.
If you are interested in joining our group, please fill out the New Member registration form.
• New members are always welcome.
• We encourage you to participate in group discussions, polls and other forms of communication
• Our group does not have monthly fee, but we do accept donations.
Ark-La-Tex Naturism was founded back in 2015 by an incredible visionary, Johnathan Darden. He had a vision of creating a Naturist Resort right in his own back yard. He even made the Shreveport Times - read about us here http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/2... (http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/2016/02/15/clothing-optional-one-shreveports-newest-community-groups/79703310/)
Sadly, we lost John in May of 2017, but we will always remember him, and his dream.
We used to have events at least twice a month, however we no longer have a place to host them. If you would like to suggest or offer a location suitable for clothing optional/nude events, please let us know.
Question: Are single guys allowed to attend?
Answer: Yes. (It’s not a couples-only thing.) Singles are always welcome However, it’s important to us to have a decent male/female ratio. Due to the increasingly huge male response we get, this means having to limit the number of people we approve, but we do the best we can to include everyone. If we deny your approval, you may request to join again. Wait a month or two or find a female and have her put you as a "refered by"
Question: What if I get an erection during a nudist meeting?
Answer: We cut it off! Just kidding! Cover up your erection with a towel or go in the water (if outdoors). And relax until the moment passes. We recognize that guys can get involuntary and nonsexual erections. But for the comfort and respect of others, we ask that you cover it up. Walking around with a full erection like it’s one of your best assets is a big no-no.
Question: What if I’m on my period? How can I still go to meetings?
Answer: For women who are menstruating, We highly recommends the DivaCup menstrual cup. It’s discrete, comfortable, eco-friendly, and safer (and cheaper) than tampons. Other brands of menstrual cups or tampons (cut the string short) can work too.
You can keep your bottoms on if you so desire, or wear a wrap-around skirt, sarong, or pareo. All you need is some pretty fabric to make one for yourself. That way, you'll look like you're wearing it because it looks nice, not because you "have to."
Question: What if I don’t look good enough to party naked with other nude people? It’s not enough to just be naked in order to party naked – right?
Answer: Take a moment to ask yourself, who says I don’t look good naked? Who decides what “good” means anyway? You look fine. All people are welcome, regardless of appearance. Naturism is not about looking sexy, showing off a “hot” body, or adhering to any cultural beauty standards. Naturists are average people of different sizes, shapes, colors and backgrounds. No one is holding a score card and rating you on your appearance. We are all 10s in each other's eyes!
Question: Are trans* people welcome as well?
Answer: Yes. People of any gender, gender identity and sexual orientation are welcome!
Question: Do I need to shave my pubic hair?
Answer: Shaving or not shaving is a personal choice, and it’s totally up to you. At our meetings, some are hairy, some are hairless and others are somewhere in between. Naturists don’t care one way or the other.
Question: I’m embarrassed because my genitals are not normal… will people laugh at me if attend a meeting?
Answer: To quote the Museum of Sex in NYC: “There is no one ‘right’ shape for a penis or for a vulva–among people and throughout the animal kingdom. Few, if any structures, show more variation than the genitals.” Rest assured, you are unique, normal and beautiful!
Question: I want to party naked!! How do these meetings work?
Answer: Join our Meetup group.
Question: What does the cost of the meeting include?
Answer: Generally at every meeting, there is: cash bar, snacks, games, music, dancing, movies, face/body painting, meeting great people and more!
Question: Are these meetings nude mandatory?
Answer: We are a clothing optional group. We will never ask you to get naked. We do however ask that Textiles (non-nudist) leave at a certain time.
Question: So…this isn’t an orgy? Sex party? Swinger party?
Answer: No! Our meetings are just like any regular party, except that everyone happens to be without clothes, and we have zero tolerance for inappropriate sexual behavior.
Question: At the meeting – will there be a place to store my stuff? What about my cell phone / money / wallet?
Answer: We provide you with a safe to put your valuables in. The key to the safe is on a string you can put around your neck.
Question: What should I bring with me when I attend these meetings?
Answer: Please bring: a towel or blanket to sit on, a valid license, and enough clothes to get you there!
Question: Are photography or cameras allowed?
Answer: No, simply because the presence of cameras makes many people uncomfortable. We may put a piece of tape over your camera lens on your phone. We ask that you hold your phone flat so the camera lens is facing down towards the ground.
Only the meeting organizers or people from the media (with permission obtained first) can take photos. Snapping pictures of people without their knowledge and permission will result in confiscation of your camera/phone to delete photos, and you will be asked to leave.
Question: I really want to go to a meeting, but I don’t have nude friendly friends to go with me, and I won’t know anyone… Awkward turtles?? What can I do?
Answer: Come anyway, we don’t bite! Most of the naturists we know are very friendly, open, non-judgmental people! We also suggest signing up to volunteer with set-up for the party an hour or 2 before, so you can meet a couple of nice people in a less intimidating situation.
Our meetings are not sexual in nature. The human body is nothing to be ashamed of and we believe that social nudism and social nudity are completely natural! Just because everyone, yes everyone, men and women, will be naked it does not mean that it is a sexually charged event.
Be respectful, use common sense and don’t do anything that you would not do at any other bar, club or party! Again Nudism & Naturism have nothing to with sexuality. We work hard to create a safe and welcoming environment … we have zero tolerance for any misbehavior of any kind!
What To Expect When Attending A Meeting?
Our meetings are a great way to gather with friends and relax without any barriers. Most of these meetings are planned in the exact same manner that clothing-mandatory meetings are planned. Guests are welcomed into a comfortable environment where they can socialize, perhaps sample food, and sip on wine or other beverages. There may or may not be special activities or games planned.
Some meetings may be theme-based. In this case, get creative when coming up with your costume. You may use body paint or fake tattoos to decorate your skin. You may simply use your hairstyle and cosmetics to present an image that correlates with the theme.
Swingers Parties vs. Non Sexual Nude Nudist Parties
Those uninformed about our meetings are often quick to lump them into the same category as swinger parties. Parties thrown by swingers are held for the purpose of sexual exchange, but that is not the case with our meetings. A meeting for naturists or nudists will have nothing to do with sex.
There may be swingers present at the meeting, but they generally know the difference between swinger and nudist events. Basically, what a person does with their sex life is not important. What matters is learning the rules of behavior before attending a meeting.
Meetings – How Comfortable are You?
Our meetings might not be the best way to make your introduction to our nudist community. If you have never been in a group of naked people before, the idea may seem overwhelming. You're welcome to message us and plan to come meet us before the meeting. It is natural for the eye to wander as you first start interacting with others in the nude. It is also natural to feel a bit self-conscious, though it helps to have a solid acceptance and love for your body image prior to going into this lifestyle.
Ideally, you will interact with the other guests at our meetings just as you would interact with guests at any other type of meeting. You will introduce yourself to new people, joke around, tell stories, and share your life. You might enjoy great food and delicious drinks and go home with a smile on your face.
How To Enjoy Our Meetings:
Take in the natural scenery when attending your first meeting. If the meeting is outdoors, notice how the grass, leaves, sand, waves, and other natural elements around you smell, look, and feel fresher in your natural state.
Do not focus on the fact that the meeting is full of nude people. Focus on how you feel, how connected you are to your own body, and how many new friends you are making.
Your level of enjoyment will tell you whether our meetings are for you or not.