Sex Positive St. Louis Bowls in the Buff at Saratoga Lanes (NSFW)

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Danny Wicentowski
Bowling shoes? Check...
David Wraith raises his bare arms and waits for the dozen other naked people around him to quiet down. It's Friday night, and they've gathered in the second-floor bowling alley of Saratoga Lanes in Maplewood.

"Just a few announcements!" Wraith shouts, waving his hands for attention. He and fellow St. Louis sex blogger Kendra Holliday planned this outing for Sex Positive St. Louis. It's the organization's first ever "clothing optional" bowling party.

"Be care careful about bending over, people," Wraith begins. "Do what you need for the purposes of bowling, but if you drop something, please, for all our sakes, consider bending at the knees."

See also: Photos: People of The World Naked Bike Ride

Though bowling may seem a stodgy backdrop to a wild nudist retreat, there is precedent: The long-closed Carriage Bowl, which used to occupy the corner of Kingshighway and Arsenal Street, reportedly offered patrons the option to bowl in the buff, according to the Post-Dispatch.

"We're just carrying on tradition," says Wraith.

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Danny Wicentowski
The chronically under-appreciated "bottomless" look was in full swing Friday night.
We asked Wraith the basics: What is nudism, anyway? Is it a sexual orientation? A lifestyle fetish like BDSM? Maybe an exhibitionist kink?

"It's a gray area," admits Wraith. "I'm not sure how I would define it in those terms. Personally, I am an exhibitionist and I am a voyeur, and I feel comfortable around naked people."

Despite the debauched atmosphere, Daily RFT could detect no orgies or associated hanky-panky at the bowling party -- other than some standard PDA between couples. At the party's height around 7 p.m., 30 or so people crowd the lanes, mingling and noshing on catered appetizers.

It's a diverse crowd of the naked and nearly naked: young, old, white, black, some chiseled like Greek statues, others pear-shaped and paunchy. More than a few generously portioned bellies broke free of their waistband prisons that night as well. Over the course of three hours, the bowlers play several spirited games. Thankfully, everyone brings their own towel to sit on.

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Danny Wicentowski
Wraith later used his towel to protect the dignity of this pool table when he needed to mount it for a tricky shot.

Continue for more NSFW photos, and learn why one nudist says "You can't go back" after a taste the naked life.

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53 comments
sean.brockest
sean.brockest

Thank you for not ruining the mood of the event by censoring the pictures.

Dustin Shannon Frey
Dustin Shannon Frey

Articles (read viewpoints) like RFT here are what makes St. Louis... St. Louis. Good work Sex Positive!

Allan Luba
Allan Luba

TRY IT YOU MIGHT LIKE IT. Go to a nudest resort for one day and do a report openly on it. You might get to relax and enjoy it

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

How about we end this unconstitutional ban on strip clubs in Missouri?

Amanda Lestina
Amanda Lestina

or Riverfront Times you could be more sex positive

Jeff Bailey
Jeff Bailey

Its 2014 and its still taboo to be nude! lol

Zach Denney
Zach Denney

As jerry Seinfeld said... Being naked with pockets would be pretty dope.

Bob Stclair
Bob Stclair

The joke around the ally .... man it sure is cold ! Ssssssteve just peed on his own ball's .

Bob Stclair
Bob Stclair

Mel odie ..... yes you should ! When you have dickie doo . ( your stomach sticks out further than your dickie does ) Or you use your boobies as leg warmers ! That's not so cool !

Lace King
Lace King

Or maybe we could all mind our own business and say, "to each their own"

Jim Williams
Jim Williams

Not thinking this would work out to well as a guy...lol! But! Hey go for it..lol!

Carl Richardson
Carl Richardson

and i didn't know about this wondering what there is to do. question answered..,

Sean Neuber
Sean Neuber

All those pictures and I didn't see one vagina. Dammit! Lol

Tony Baudino
Tony Baudino

Wow people its the human body. Grow up if you don't like it don't look and as far as your kids come on I see alote worse things out there. Maybe if we make the naked body not so taboo we can get our youth to respect there bodies more .

Dominique Ruiz
Dominique Ruiz

honestly why not ? ↑↑ A SLIT VERSES TWO LARGE BREAST OR BREAST IN GENERAL idk seems silly regardless

Linda Cantrell
Linda Cantrell

Obviously I've already done it...as that is me in the picture, but I'll convince Jon some day. Give me time.

Anthony Hultz
Anthony Hultz

Linda Cantrell this place is only a 2 min walk from my house if you and Jon were wanting to do some nude bowling

Brian Dering
Brian Dering

Now thats hangin out with some cool folks lol

Linda Cantrell
Linda Cantrell

I'm surprised there are only 45 likes on this pic. Oh wait...46!

Jennifer E. Willis
Jennifer E. Willis

Facebook messed up my account when I shared this story. They said it was porn and I had to redo my account. Pissed me off, cuz I have seen a lot worse than this on here.

Veronica Stewart
Veronica Stewart

Why? Just WHY? Society DOES NOT Need to see this. STOP IT!!!! O:-)

Scott Kelly
Scott Kelly

Can't believe in 2014 we can't walk around naked....smh

JamesMadison
JamesMadison topcommenter

debauched? Really? Is that the objective reporting of the RFT these days? How sad the debauched newspaper is no longer.



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