I’ve never gone to a “nudist camp,” but I do go to several neo-pagan gatherings which are “clothing optional.” And I am a well endowed (36 DD) woman.
Strangely enough, while I HAVE to wear a bra for comfort in “real life,” I find it’s not so needed when I’m at gathering. Maybe 'cause there’s no stairs, no high cabinets, no running to catch the bus - it’s just not that uncomfortable. If I was to play volleyball, I’d probably put on a sports bra or tie a bandana or halter around my breasts to keep them bound for comfort. The worst part about being well-endowed and topless is actually being around a campfire. The nipples get hot and burn before the rest of me is close enough to get warm! Holding my hands or forearms in front of my nipples helps, as does the “pagan rotisserie”: turning slowly around the fire.
And yes, sunscreen and bug spray are a must. I use a natural bug spray I make myself, but I haven’t found a natural sun screen I trust yet. Any recommendations? (I have very fair skin and lots of pre-cancerous moles, so I don’t like to risk getting burned one bit.)
Most of us carry quad chairs with us if we’re planning on sitting, as sitting on the ground for long periods of time isn’t comfy naked or clothed once you’re past 25. And I’ll often wear a hippy skirt if I’m walking in the woods, because sitting on a log without a cloth is…well…no funner than you’d imagine.
And I know it’s hard to believe, but there’s nothing sexy about most folks wandering around in their altogether. Actually, it’s those who are covered up that I more often feel sexual attraction to. (Never underestimate the power of the imagination!) I’ve never spotted an erection at a clothing optional event, so if they do happen (as I trust plnnr, who I think is male, would know best), apparently they aren’t too difficult to deal with or hide, 'cause it’s never bothered me or any of my beautiful female friends.
I’d estimate that during a week-long festival, I’m in some state of nudity about 1/3 of the time. There are those who are nude (some prefer the term, “skyclad,” but they’re a bit pretentious) the whole time, and those who change in their tent and wear clothes the entire time.
And I have to admit, seeing a 68 year old man wearing nothing but a fanny pack and hiking boots will put a smile on my face every time!