Would you wear a bathing cap to a pool event with a group of otherwise naked naturists?
I was considering attending a local naturism’s group swims until I found out about their bathing cap rule. I’m not sure if they are simply complying with a provincial (Quebec) regulation or if it is a group rule.
It’s irrelevant. Bathing caps are mandatory for everyone at this group’s swims.
It’s a deal breaker for me; it just seems so unnatural and contradictory to what naturism stands for — and I hate the feeling of a bathing cap squeezing my head. It is so retro.
I was interested in the group because it is closer to home for me than the group in Ottawa of which I am a member.
But I am wondering about naturism groups around the world: have you ever heard of naturism groups demanding that members wear bathing caps at their public swim events?
Would you wear one?
Is it a rule specifically aimed at women? I recall a comic strip in Mad Magazine many years ago (in the Dave Berg “Lighter Side of” section).
A woman is about to dive into a pool when an attendant orders her to put a bathing cap on, pointing out a rule that specifically mandates that women do so if they use the pool. He says that long hair can clog up the drains, and when she points out that she has short hair, he said it doesn’t matter. Rules are rules. She then points to two people already in the pool who have long hair and he replies, “They aren’t women.”
It may be a Mad Magazine “joke” but it did point out a basic unfairness in society.
The rule is for everyone in the group, apparently.
No….ANYTHING on my naked body would break the “spell”!!!
I think it’s a city or local rule. In Montréal city pools, bathing caps used to be mandatory (I don’t know if it’s still the case). In the pools where the FQN held their events, there were no such rules.
Hi, Richard. The group I was referring to in my post is the FQN. I suspect it is a municipal bylaw in their case.
That’s too bad. They must use a city-run pool. Back then it was at Cegep Maisonneuve or the Guy-Favreau Y and it was not an issue. Where is it now?
Haven’t seen one in years at the Van Tan Club of which I am a member, wreach beach or at any nudist club that I’ve to on the western USA
Reminds me of when a four year old girl was ejected from a swimming pool for not wearing a bra. Her mother was told, rules are rules. All females must wear a bra.