Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. It all sounded familiar. Then I remembered that I, too, once swam naked with other boys.
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We used to skinny-dip in one of our neighbors' pools—until they called the police on us one night. Our dorms were really close to a beach, so people skinny-dipped down there all the time. The practice or act of swimming in the nude, especially in a public place or someone else's private property.
So I had mixed reactions to the news that police in Northern Ireland have threatened two young men with a criminal recordand the possibility of being put on the sex offenders register, for going skinny dipping in Belfast Lough last week. Perhaps these two men had been cavorting about on a busy beach strutting their stuff in front of everyone, petting each other or even propositioning people? That kind of behaviour is at best offputting, and at worst downright offensive and intimidating. There were other people on the beach, including picnicking families, but it was not packed, and they were mainly in the water, with their nether regions hidden.
The story I'm about to tell you is true. You will not believe it. Nevertheless, the events are accurate and factual.
So, when my parents wanted me to learn how to swim they sent me to a summer swimming program for boys held at the nearby public school on Sears St. There was just one thing: you had to swim naked. I got used to it, and managed to learn to swim well enough to keep from drowning.
The sensual details of this Water series are both crystal clear and beautifully distorted, remininding us of a Southern California childhood growing up in swimming pools. Terry Hastings discovered photography after years in the theater and performing arts. He may have previously directed performers onstage into great configurations and stage pictures, he now collaborates with the four elements: Wind, Water, Earth, and Fire.
Eventually, we plan to support initiatives that assist in male-affirming development of young boys and men. There are no age restrictions above age 21, but we do try to keep a balance. Member ages currently range from 20 to 55, with an average age of 37, and majority in their 30's.
From mistresses to treadmills, these men have as many forms of relaxation as sources of stress. But some of the city's titans have a secret. They meet around private pools in private clubs and swim together, naked.