Frequently Asked Questions - At a retreat

Our retreats all have different themes and the content may vary, but there is often a mix of facilitated workshops, space to be creative and lots of time to relax and be sociable or just soak up the atmosphere. Most of our retreats are based in rural settings and people often take the opportunity to walk or just admire the countryside. We gather on Friday afternoon/early evening and after dinner will take an hour or so to introduce the TBA Team, the programme for the weekend and each other and to put together agreed Ground Rules and Naked Etiquette so that people feel safer and more able to take part in the weekend. On the Sunday, we tend to finish around midday and try to organise a lunch together in a local pub or cafe so we can all go back out into the real world together before heading home.

Absolutely not! We offer the opportunity for people to experience being naked if they want to be, or to experience being in a room with people who are naked or partially naked. There is no expectation or need for you to take off (or do) anything you don’t want to.

If you feel able to then yes please. We all help to create the space and need volunteers for lots of things. This can include, (but isn’t limited to) more physical activities such as clearing up, cooking, cleaning or more support tasks like including people in conversations or letting the TBA know if we need more food or if someone needs support. Sometimes people may not feel able to help out due to their emotional or physical wellbeing, but if you see something that needs doing and feel able to, then we hope people will be able to get on with it, or at least let the TBA Team know.

This may vary from event to event and we will let you know via the Welcome Letter that is sent out about 3-4 weeks before the event, but here are some things that are fairly regular:

  • Towels (one for drying and one for sitting on with naked bottoms)
  • Slippers or indoor shoes
  • Flipflops for the shower
  • Musical instruments
  • Books/items/articles or anything else you might want to share with others

This means that we have a positive attitude towards all explicitly consensual sex, (including those who may be in the same space but not actively participating) and with a non judgemental approach to sexuality in all it’s diversity, whilst also recognising that not everyone is sexual or particularly interested in sex.