Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Visitors who are new to nude recreation often ask these questions. We hope you find this FAQ helpful.
- Will I feel self-conscious?
- What about our kids?
- What’s the difference between clothes-free vs. clothing optional?
- Do I have to be naked all the time?
- How will I feel if I’m not in the greatest physical shape?
- Do males get visibly excited?
- What about nudism and religion?
- What if we receive unwelcome advances?
- How can I make my spouse/significant other more comfortable about trying it?
- Why do you have a restriction on Single Males?
- Will my picture be taken or my privacy compromised?
What are the benefits of nude recreation?
Self-esteem is enhanced in the nudist world, where body acceptance is the norm. Conversation seems to come easier. Many report the “time warp” phenomenon. A one-day respite spent clothes-free seems to relax people more than an entire weekend elsewhere. Without clothes, stress seems to melt away.
Will I feel self-conscious?
Most first-timers adjust to social nudity in a matter of minutes and discover it’s not nearly as big a deal as they thought it would be. Some feel self-conscious before they undress since they’re likely to be the only ones not nude.
What about our kids?
Children are natural nudists and quickly take to it like ducks take to water. Pine Tree welcomes children and encourages familiies to join. You’ll find activities and facilities for your kids to enjoy — and they’ll thank you for taking them along. You’ll find more information about activities and facilities for children on the Children’s Activities page.
What’s the difference between clothes-free vs. clothing optional?
Pine Tree is a clothes-free club. You’re expected to be nude, weather permitting. Other clubs that state they are clothing optional allow visitors to remain dressed.
Do I have to be naked all the time?
While many people prefer to go nude 24 hours a day at Pine Tree, others find it more practical to dress in the evenings when it gets cooler, for meals, or for some social activities. Nudity is required in the pools and the hot tub. It is required for play on the courts during warm weather except for health reasons. Obviously, when the weather gets cold, we bend to reality and put on clothes for outdoor activity.
How will I feel if I’m not in the greatest physical shape?
You’ll feel right at home. Pine Tree, as well as other nudist clubs in general, is a reflection of society at large, with people of all shapes and sizes. Please don’t feel like you need to “lose 10 pounds” before you can come visit. That just means you’re losing valuable time when you could be having fun!
Do males get visibly excited?
Not often. Nudist clubs are far less sexually charged than places where bikinis, thongs, or other provocative clothing are worn. On the rare occasion where this occurs, simply don a towel, turn over, or take a quick dip in the pool.
What about nudism and religion?
Nudists find nothing inconsistent between nude recreation and their convictions. You’ll find all faiths — and people of no faith — representated at nudist resorts. Most nudists of faith find that enjoying the great outdoors in their natural state draws them closer to their Creator.
What if we receive unwelcome advances?
This rarely happens. If it does, simply report it to the Office or any of the Pine Tree Board Members. Steps will be taken to ensure it does not happen again. Everyone should feel comfortable. Behavior requiring an apology is not tolerated.
How can I make my spouse/significant other more comfortable about trying it?
It helps to understand that Pine Tree is a a family-oriented club. Few people of either sex at Pine Tree or any other nudist club — or anywhere else for that matter — are “perfect 10s” or look like size 2 actresses. AANR (American Association for Nude Recreation) has more information on their website about AANR family values and nudism from a women’s perspective which may help.
Why do you have a restriction on Single Males?
As a family-oriented club, a majority of our membership is couples — both married and unmarried — and families. Pine Tree makes an effort to maintain a gender balance among our single members. We receive a far higher number of inquiries about membership from single men than from women. We only have openings for male singles when the number of female singles increases, and preference is always given to existing members changing their membership to single.
Will my picture be taken or my privacy compromised?
Pine Tree understands that privacy is paramount to our members and their families. There is never any requirement to be publicly identified or consent to having your picture taken as a condition of membership. (However, photo identification is required for admisssion on your first visit to ensure guest security.) Our standard practice is to address members in public by their first name and last initial, never their last name.
And just for your peace of mind, the images that appear on this website have been taken with the written permission of the subjects depicted.