Social Nudity Etiquette
Respect yourself and others
Naturism is about freedom and acceptance. All people are welcome regardless of age, gender, nationality, sexual orientation or gender identity.
We do not judge anyone for their physical appearance or condition. In fact, you will not find a more body positive and friendly group of people than naturists! Treat others as you would wish to be treated.
It is impolite to stare in the textile world, so why would it be any different in a naturist environment? Staring can make people feel uncomfortable and unwelcome.
Of course, this doesn't mean you have to wear a blindfold while at CottonTail Corner or one of our swims, simply use common sense. While talking to someone, look directly at his or her face. It is more respectful to the individual and would not be misconstrued as an inappropriate behaviour.
Never photograph anyone without their express permission.
All cell phones come with a camera, but please make an attempt to stay off your phone while you are visiting CottonTail Corner, as they can make others uncomfortable and wary.
At our off-river events, please put you phone in your pocket, and don't take it out again until leaving the event.
We promote family oriented naturism, which is wholesome and non-sexual. Sexually suggestive language, lewd and lascivious behaviors, harassment, and threatening behavior will not be tolerated at the beach and our events. As well, comments to someone about their body or about someone elses body are unwelcome and inappropriate.
Let's have fun and keep it comfortable for everyone. Common courtesy and common sense is key! We share the river with people who are unaccustomed to nude people, so keep it confined to CottonTail Corner and stay clothed while on the trail.
No Sexual Activity
Nude is not lewd but combined with public sexual displays, it can degrade our image and will offend other guests. Not only will you be asked to leave the beach, but you risk a criminal record.
Do your part as a responsible beach user to keep CottonTail Corner safe and secure for all. If someone’s behavior is making you uncomfortable at the beach or at one of our events, please report it immediately to the CottonTail Corner Administration or get assistance from others while at the beach. If you feel it is a serious matter, please report it immediately to the Stony Plain RCMP at 780 968 7267. There is a team of volunteers that will take pictures of anyone caught in sexual activity and that will be provided to the RCMP for prosecution.
Naturist recreation areas are created to allow expression of freedom without clothes. It is NOT a hook up location.
Don't Ruin It For Everyone Else
In today's world, it is necessary to have guidelines for the naturist lifestyle. Not only is it very easy to destroy all the hard work we have put into social acceptance, but people who are new to naturism may not realize how to properly deal with social circumstances. Adhering to these guidelines ensures a safe and pleasant environment for all users.
Finally - Be Considerate. Please don't disturb the wildlife. We are in their home, not the other way around.