Interview for Playboy
by Andrew Daniels | May 8, 2017
*Note from Living Waters Spa – We frequently get inquires about the clothing-optional aspect of our spa. Recently Playboy contacted us and we gave them a bunch of information about what a “true nudist / clothing-optional” resort is all about. They did a great job summarizing it all. Prior to the interview we told the writer that he might not like what we have to say. He asked us why we’d say that? To which we replied that we spend our day helping Americans realize that nude does not equal lewd and that Playboy has objectified women over the years and that it associates nudity with sexuality. So we were very pleased with a great presentation of what we are.
Here are some excerpts from the article:
Breasts are wonderful works of art that are almost as lovely as the ladies to whom they belong. If you want to stare at a great pair, however, don’t do it at a nudist resort.
Seems counterintuitive, right? After all, you’re surrounded by breasts—as well as plenty of other bare body parts—everywhere you look. Your eyes are bound to land on a few sterling sets. But if you spend your whole stay at a nudist destination gawking at (or trying to hook up with) your fellow guests, you’re missing the point entirely, says Jeff Bowman, owner of Living Waters Spa in Desert Hot Springs, California, one of the top-rated European-style clothing optional spas in the country.
Living Waters is a spa first and a nudist resort second, and the same is true for many legitimate clothing-optional destinations, Bowman says…guests flock to his spa to get killer massages and relax in the natural hot springs, and just so happen to enjoy stripping down while they treat their bodies to a little TLC.
You need to have a firm understanding of what your resort offers—and more importantly, what it doesn’t—before scheduling your stay. Call the club first and ask as many questions as you can. “We talk to our guests on the phone before they book, and we weed out those who think this is a swingers hotel,” Bowman says.
If you go in blind with the wrong intentions, you’ll be sorely disappointed. As Bowman puts it, “A swinger showing up to my spa is like if you went to a vegetarian restaurant and asked, ‘Where’s the beef’?”
Now that you’re nude, it’s time to take advantage. “There’s nothing that beats skinny dipping in pure mineral water,” says Bowman. Easy enough for him to say, but it’s a hell of a pitch: “For the first time, you’re experiencing water on parts of your body that you’ve previously only gotten wet while in the shower,” he says. “And you’re allowing the sun to hit those body parts that we never let hit in America.”