Every year, thousands of women rush to the beaches and swimming pools of Turkey. The first day is consumed with thoughts of getting a golden sun kissed tan. Towels are laid on sunbeds, the oil is rubbed into pearly white skin, then the bikini top comes off and they lie back to relax while the world passes them by.
Sunbathing without a bikini top is rarely discussed in public. Women who do not agree with it keep their thoughts to themselves for fear of being called a prude. Whichever camp you are sitting in, does not bother me however I firmly believe that women should not sunbathe without a bikini top when they come to Turkey. Now, if you are a woman that does this, I am already hearing you cussing and screaming at me. It is your right to get a gorgeous tan without horrendous white strap marks making you commit the most outrageous fashion faux pas known to man.
I hear you girl, I used to do exactly the same thing. Typically taking your bikini top off is done in the tourist resorts that adorn the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts. Anyone could argue that these tourist resorts are man-made money making machines that are designed to keep holiday makers happy while they take your money. They will cater for your every need and let you do what you want, even if it goes against their principals and upbringing.
However remember that Turkey is a Muslim country, and while that young fit Turkish man walking around in Nike shoes and singing like a rap star may seem modern and westernised, the thoughts going round in his head are the complete opposite. These young lads generally come from small villages where a girl showing her assets in public is likely to get her thrown out of the village or committed to mental health therapy for the rest of her life.
He finds a job in a hotel and on his first day, a women laying on a sun bed orders a coke. He is embarrassed and he is shy. This goes against every principle that he was bought up with. Now this young lad will get used to it.
What will not change though is his opinion that western women are easy. The women that do that are easy and cannot complain when men hassle them. There is few place that you can sunbath nude. One of them patara beach. Patara has long sandy beach located around kalkan. At the entrance of beach for textiles. There is also some facilities like sun bed and umbrella that you can hire.
For nude sunbathing take the sea left and walk. Patara longest beach of Mediterranean region of Turkey Around 18Km. So keep walking after a while it becomes less people around.
There is not any report for any problems. Another beach is Altinkum Beach vicinity of Cesme. You can Altinkum with public transport or by your car. If you choose travelling with car please consider after place Babanin yeri road is not well maintained. If you choose not proceed with car.
Park your car around Fun beach or Babanin yeri. Go to beach. Pass this beach also. Go another rocky cape with small footpath. Around before and after second cape you can see some nude sunbathers. While using this beach please be gay friendly.
Everyone must be respect to each other :. Also there is no any report about trouble. In i confirmed that male and female can be swim nude. There is no any facility around that beach. You can carry your water and some other stuff. Other than this beach you can find lots of small beautiful coves and small beach at sea side of Turkey. Before go naked always keep with clothes awhile than turn your nature. There is one more choice for nude sunbathing, if you make some search Nude cruise in Turkey some nudist friendly tours advertise can be find.
These are mostly naturist friendly tour operator and they sail undiscovered cave and beach. Most of their route suitable for skinny dipping. At the other hand topless sunbathing is not problem with hotels private beach. Most of hotels use own beaches with security. You can go topless if you feel comfortable. If you choose other than hotel beach or clup beach like public beach you can also go topless.
Most of beaches can be tolerate. Especially at famous beach like Cesme, Didim, Bodrum. Turkey is Muslim country with democratic governance. All of these observation is my own observation around the several beaches of Turkey. If you choose nature you also know most of beach has peeper. You never know when you meet them. Come back when you have got rid of the Internet warrior syndrome and can discuss the subject in an adult and civilized manner.
The people of Turkey see no difference between a bikini and topless, only you do. Get a grip on reality, and stop caring so much about nipples. Hi Mike — the sex before marriage tends to apply more to women than men. I know quite a few Turkish men who also consider it their right to have a mistress. Yes, they are targeted simply because they are viewed as being easy therefore are lower down on the social scale.
Yes you are supplying their economy with your money but they are supplying you with a low cost holiday. However if this is the case it does deflate the reasoning behind the moral outrage of seeing a pair of breasts on a beach. See you can twist logic however you want to win an argument. End of the day people should show a bit more respect across the board, world would run a lot better if they did. I am not a fan of topless sunbathing and I am a westerner. I think that its a way for women to try and get attention. They can very easily pull their staps down or even wear strapless.
However, why is it that we should respect their culture when they dont respect ours? I dont see them taking their headscarves off when they come here and wearing shorts and sundresses like we do. Yet we should be forced to cover our head if we visit their Country. Unless you are against the westerization of turkish society…?! These countries need the money they make from tourists so should learn to cater for them by accepting their western ways.
You bring up very good points Rayner. I am 83 years of age. Live in Britain most of the time. Go to Bali, Indonesia a lot. Then I realised that they really want to practice their English. So I will spend say, 15 to 30 minutes with them.
I designed the first two ringed baby sling when I lived in Hawaii in I discovered that they use a baby sling in Bali since forever. Even boys as young as eight will carry their very young siblings around in a sling. I feel so much at home as it is possible to be. I have my slings made in Bali as the seamstress is very good. I think that the reason why you will find in Denmark young women up to all sorts of ages sunbathing nude, as in other Scandinavian countries.
It is a matter of economics. If you rear a man say in England which has a very violent undertow, or of course America. Women are trained or brought up to say no, most of the time. Which of course they are perfectly entitled to do. But it has the effect of making many men frustrated and angry. Of course they are not, but in my personal experience, one does not have to go through the often complicated ritual present in England before a women will be open to sex.
I suspect that I am laying myself open to critism. The Scandinavian countries are largely socialist, wheras we in Britain and America are capitalist. Nudism in public places are frowned upon. Whereas in Denmark, and other sociolist countries, women will be nude in any grass covered space that is available.