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To Wear Pasties, Or Not? A Girl’s Dilemma When Preparing To Visit A Nude Beach



I’m about to have my first nude beach experience, thanks to my upcoming trip to Vama Veche, Romania. If you have no idea where this town is, you are not alone, I didn’t until I started reading about Romania and happened upon it accidentally. Vama Veche is located south of Constanţa, Romania, very near to the border of Bulgaria. It’s been called a haven for hippie traveler’s, and has remained a non-mainstream tourist destination. It also happens to have a famous nude beach, and plenty of live music festivals.

Vama Veche, Romania. Photo courtesy of Study In Romania.

Vama Veche, Romania. Photo courtesy of Study In Romania.

I’m not afraid of going to a nude beach, and I am fully prepared for the horrors I may see. The idea of a nude beach is always better than the reality…old, out of shape men, floppy penises, hairy chests, backs, and arms that all seem to form a shirt with their hair density. As for the woman, there may be a few lookers but my bets are on there being “real” women. I mean by this those that do not spend hours in the gym or have their breasts augmented, lifted, or tummys tucked. I think it will be quite refreshing to see for someone like me who lives in a city where if you’re not the prescribed definition of perfection you don’t belong here. Los Angeles is a world all of its own and only when you venture outside of it do you see an honest reality–one of my favorite parts of traveling.

I’m not the vainest person, but I do have certain things I want to protect while I can. Youth is fleeting, and I’m not going to pass the pencil test forever. I’ve heard rumors that sun exposure to women’s nipples can cause them to darken. I’m fair skinned, so use your imagination and you can imagine that my nipples aren’t very dark naturally. I’d like to keep them that way. I have also just had my first bout with skin cancer, so I’m even more paranoid now of going out in the sun, even with the SPF 50 I wear daily. The agony of having skin cancer removed from my stomach I imagine would not compare to having it removed from a nipple. This brings me to my current dilemma…do I wear pasties at the nude beach to protect my precious nipples or leave it to the will of the nipple gods?

The only solution I have found, besides not taking off my top, is to wear pasties. You know, the sticker-like nipple covers that are normally reserved for romantic encounters or to make nipples flesh colored under clothing, and stop them from saluting hello when the weather is cold.

Where does one buy pasties? Let me rephrase that, where does one buy fashionable pasties? I did a quick search on Amazon for pasties– Amazon does carry everything. I could have walked a block from my house to the Pleasure Chest adult store but the pasties they sell may be more inclined towards the bedroom than the beach. Then again, spicing things up with tassels or stars might be fun. I’m sure I’d meet plenty of people that way; having a conversation about my nipple pasties would definitely be a great ice breaker. Here are some of the options I found…

Adhesive Nipple Covers By Cheeky

Adhesive Nipple Covers By Cheeky

Adhesive Nipple Covers By Cheeky

They look like bandaids, and have the same fabric texture too.  I do like the flesh tone idea, as its less conspicuous, and the flower shape is cute.  At only $3.69 the price is certainly right.

Nippies Skin Covers

Nippies Skin Covers

Nippies Skin

They’re reusable!  They also look like they would melt in the sun; being made of silicone only makes me believe this is a definite possibility.  I’m thinking they may make me look deformed, as if I have no nipples because they match your skin tone.  Kind of creepy.  Plus, the case they come in looks like its carrying a diaphragm–I can only imagine what security at the airport would think of that if they searched by bags.  It would make for a great story, though.

iCollection Heart Shaped Sequin Pasties w/Tassles

Low and behold, Amazon has the tassels pasties! I knew they had everything. They are heart shaped, with tassles, and sequins; its looking kind of fun and definitely better than a bandaid like the Cheeky ones above. Then again, how would tassels fare in the water? Would they swing every time I walked up and down the beach? This option may become more annoying than its worth. Especially if I come away with tassel tan lines down my chest that look like I’ve been scratched by an evil cat.

Nippies Black Rainbow Metallic Turquoise Green Star Pasties

Nippies Black Rainbow Metallic Turquoise Green Star Pasties

Nippies Black Rainbow Metallic Turquoise Green Star Pasties

A waterproof option! Obviously someone out there was thinking like me when they went to a nude beach and went home to design and create waterproof pasties. These may be the best option, and they would match my bathing suit bottoms. Yes, I am still on the fence about going full commando. There are things in sand that can bite you. I have places on my body I’d rather remain itch free.

There are obviously plenty of options to protect ones precious nipples from the sun.  The hardest part is choosing whether to go plain, a little playful, or all-out feisty with tassels.  I have some time to consider my options, and considering how small they are to pack I may just buy each one and see where my mood takes me the day I reach the beach.

An update on my nude beach experience is sure to follow, as well as a review on how my pasties held up (or didn’t).

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