A reader sent me the link to an article by someone that was made to swim nude for class at school many years ago. I’ve read bits and pieces about nude swimming at the YMCA and in school classes for the boys in the 50’s and 60’s and there are contradictory stories. Some guys hated being made to be nude and others revelled in it. I’d love to hear from any readers than have experienced these nude swims either at school or at the local YMCA or equivalent.

These photos aren’t from those situations but are perfect examples of those old times when men, in this case soldiers, could swim nude and relax together without any concerns of sexuality etc. Simpler times I think. Sure there were gay people but because they sadly couldn’t be open then so in a way it led to more freedom for guys to be nude.