LETTER: Burnt bums a not-so-fun side effect of nudity

A CLOTHES optional beach in the Bundaberg region, what a liberating idea. But there are drawbacks.

As a dinghy fisherman in the Top End I worked in Stubbies only and tanned almost all over.

Then in 1990 I sailed a catamaran from Brisbane to Darwin.

Off Gladstone it occurred to me that five miles off-shore I could tan all over without offending any one and cast aside my trusty Stubbies.

In less than a day's sunlight my nether regions were so sunburnt that for several days I could neither sit nor move without pain in the bottom.

I haven't sunbaked in the nude since.



Have you ever sunbaked in the nude?

This poll ended on 29 September 2015.

Current Results

Yes, do it all the time


Once or twice


Never, but I'd love to


No way, that's gross!


Only partially


This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Topics:  letters to the editor nudity

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Footy dad: I can hold my head high

Geoffrey Whittaker says it's 'awesome' to see justice served after enduring a trial this week. He was found not guilty of assault.

'I'm glad I'm not the one that looks like the idiot any more'

Footy fight: Coach accused of spiteful, 'vicious' act

Geoffrey James Whittaker, who has pleaded not guilty to assault charges at a football carnival.

'Sometimes it's appropriate to defend oneself by striking first'

Dad 'head-butted' footy coach during kids' rugby carnival

Geoffrey Whittaker has pleaded not guilty two assault charges. The offences are alleged to have occurred during a children's football carnival in 2016.

Geoffrey James Whittaker pleads not guilty to two assault charges

Local Partners