‘50 Shades Of Grey’ Boosts Demand For Nudist Holidays

By @vitthernandez on
People sunbathe during the "www.inudisti.it" web community's annual gathering on private property at Oasis of Zello naturist resort near Bologna, central Italy, June 22, 2013. The largest Italian nudist web community has what it says are some 40
People sunbathe during the "www.inudisti.it" web community's annual gathering on private property at Oasis of Zello naturist resort near Bologna, central Italy, June 22, 2013. The largest Italian nudist web community has what it says are some 40,000 registered members. According to a leader of the web community, Italy's nudist population of around 2 million are often forced to travel abroad to practice nudism due to laws at home banning nudity in public. The community members are campaigning for the government to enact specific laws to cater to the needs of their community. Picture taken June 22, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi (ITALY - Tags: SOCIETY)

Travel agents have the controversial movie “50 Shades of Grey” to thank for an uptick in bookings for nudist holidays as the film made more people lose their inhibitions.

In Britain, a new company, IntimatePlaces.co.uk, was established for swingers and naturists, who seek discreet holidays due to higher demand and multiple inquiries from singles and couples in search of “a judgment-free holiday,” reports the Telegraph.

To be employed in the specialised travel agency based in Surrey, workers must be a swinger or naturist enthusiast. Dave Batley, owner of the travel agency, said that he has worked in the industry for years and observed the continued rise in demand for swingers’ holidays where tourists are allowed “the freedom of openly talking about your lifestyle choices without any embarrassment.”

With winter hitting the west, Intimate Places is offering European and Ameican tourists who wish to escape the extreme cold for sunnier places such as the Desire Resort & Spa in Mexico. The resort promises guests getting a tan and open air shower facilities while enjoying views of the jungle and the Caribbean Sea.

Another option is the Spice Resort in Lanzarote in Spain, an optional-clothing resort which offers a giant outdoor Jacuzzi enough for 50 people.

Customers could request for specific facilities or experiences, while the agency offers tailor-made suggestions but assures clients of discreet service.

For those who love the ocean, Intimate Places has cruises for adult couples with options of sailing on a clothing-option or swinger-only vessels that are run on private charter and can accommodate from 350 to 1,800 pairs.

Their package of 1,500 pounds per head is inclusive of a five-night stay, with the cruise liner stopping at San Juan, Puerto Rico, St Croix and St Marteen, and return flights.

But while people who have been to Intimate Places have given the thumbs up for the fun holidays, it is not the case for the film that has been panned by critics and moviegoers who said it should have been titled “50 Shades of Boring,” reports The Arizona Republic.

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