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timmycs
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Re: Orient Beach - where to sit/eat/drink? [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1697298 - 05/19/16 07:15 PM (47.17.85.213)

Textiles have plenty of Carribean islands and beaches to choose from.

I really don't get why someone who hates the naked body would choose to be on Orient Beach at 8:30 in the morning when a possible naked person might be walking by

oh my how terrible


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pat
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Re: Orient Beach - where to sit/eat/drink? [Re: timmycs]
      #1697299 - 05/19/16 07:22 PM (75.133.113.202)

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timmycs said:
Textiles have plenty of Carribean islands and beaches to choose from.

Go somewhere else if it bothers you so much




With all due respect, Timmy, it's comments such as yours that tend to create more and unnecessary criticism and hostility towards the whole nudity thing. St. Martin has been tolerant for all the forty plus years we've been visiting. It's a big island. There's room for everyone.

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pat



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Re: Orient Beach - where to sit/eat/drink? [Re: pat]
      #1697300 - 05/19/16 07:24 PM (47.17.85.213)

With All do respect the hostility came from scuba man

There was no need for his comment

And yes, my point is that there are plenty of beaches and plenty of room for everyone

Edited by timmycs (05/19/16 07:27 PM)


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Re: Orient Beach - where to sit/eat/drink? [Re: timmycs]
      #1697303 - 05/19/16 07:28 PM (75.133.113.202)

While I wasn't thrilled with his post either, technically he is at least partially correct. The accepted norm these days for nudism is at Club O and not the entire length of Orient. Thus the 8:30 gendarme walks. Times change and so does the island, whether we like it or not!

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Re: Orient Beach - where to sit/eat/drink? [Re: pat]
      #1697305 - 05/19/16 07:47 PM (47.17.85.213)

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pat said:
While I wasn't thrilled with his post either, technically he is at least partially correct. The accepted norm these days for nudism is at Club O and not the entire length of Orient. Thus the 8:30 gendarme walks. Times change and so does the island, whether we like it or not!





-- and the reason I thanked Jaybird. I still maintain Scubamans opinion

"but I don't want to get that visual on the other part of Orient where I go to"

was not required nor did it add any info to this topic.

My question is valid as to why anyone would visit a beach that at specific times of the morning you might see a nude walker when you are intolerant of the body, and there are plenty of other beaches on the island.


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Re: Orient Beach - where to sit/eat/drink? [Re: timmycs]
      #1697307 - 05/19/16 08:05 PM (75.133.113.202)

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timmycs said:
Quote:

pat said:
While I wasn't thrilled with his post either, technically he is at least partially correct. The accepted norm these days for nudism is at Club O and not the entire length of Orient. Thus the 8:30 gendarme walks. Times change and so does the island, whether we like it or not!





-- and the reason I thanked Jaybird. I still maintain Scubamans opinion was not required nor did it add any info to this topic.

My question is valid as to why anyone would visitd a beach that at specific times of the morning you might see a nude walker when you are intolerant of the body, and there are plenty of other beaches on the island.




I guess the point could be many know that nudity these days is supposedly limited to the Club O section of the beach. And some don't have a clue or care either way.

The point is, St. Martin is not a nude island but it is an island with a stretch of nude beach, most specifically the area in front of Club O. There are other areas where nudity is practiced such as Cupecoy on the Dutch side as well as Happy Bay and Rouge on the French side along with a few of the more remote and unpeopled beaches but it's not a given for these places.

We started visiting Orient Beach when it was a nice lonely stretch of mostly unpeopled real estate that happened to have some of the nicest beachfront on the island. As it was developed the whole character of the beach changed. Personally speaking, it's no longer on my preferred list, but my bottom line is I try to comply with whatever the rules or accepted practices are, and I could personally care less what, if anything or nothing, people wear there. But today, it is not as accepted to be nude anywhere or at anytime you want along Orient.

My fear is and has been for a long time, those who continue to push the envelope could push to the point they do away with it completely. And that said, I'm done.

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pat



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Re: Orient Beach - where to sit/eat/drink? [Re: timmycs]
      #1697309 - 05/19/16 08:16 PM (72.137.166.232)

I can appreciate everyone's perspective and I thank everyone for their input. I do have one more question about Club O that may lighten the mood but I might blush...hehe Perhaps I could private message someone for this in case it's too forward for the forum? It just pertains to what "hair styles" are the norm for men and women....because "when in Rome..."

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Re: Orient Beach - where to sit/eat/drink? [Re: OllieEh]
      #1697312 - 05/19/16 08:37 PM (192.96.136.138)

All accepted, some men are bald, some have a crew cut and some have a full Afro (no offense to anyone). Women....all accepted, some women are bald, some have a pixie cut and some are au natural. All and anything goes. Hope I was being sensitive to the subject LOL

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Re: Orient Beach - where to sit/eat/drink? [Re: OllieEh]
      #1697314 - 05/19/16 08:43 PM (216.106.98.27)

Braids are the norm there these days!

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Re: Orient Beach - where to sit/eat/drink? [Re: islandgem]
      #1697316 - 05/19/16 08:52 PM (72.137.166.232)

Thanks Jaybird...you were very sensitive. But Diet Pepsi came out my nose when I got to pixie cut...and braids...lol

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