Naked Vacations: Bad for Your Health?

Jeanne Sager

nude beachThe number of Americans taking "naked vacations" is apparently on the rise.

And the only thing more painful than the media's attempt at a cutesy nickname -- nakations, really? -- is the health risk that comes with nudity on the shores.

Did you know you can get a sunburn ... there?

Suddenly rolling on the beach with your sweetie just went from ooooh, aaaahh to yeee-owch!

Let's break this one down for you: There's a reason the private areas are sometimes called the places "where the sun don't shine."

Just as babies are significantly more susceptible to sunburn because of their thin, delicate skin, so is the pristine epidermis of your breasts and beyond.

Remember lying in the cottage on your beach vacation covered in giant blisters from too much time without sunscreen? Now imagine popping those same blisters on your crotch.

You might never have sex again.

But don't knock the nakation before you try it. The scientists say a daily dose of naked time helps with brain development, and social nudity can lead to "stress reduction, satiation of curiosity about the human body, reduction of porn addiction, a sense of full-body integration, and developing a wholesome attitude about the opposite gender."

Just slather on the sunscreen for safety.

Your sex life will thank you.

Have you gotten a sunburn in a sensitive spot?


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