My first-time bare encounter was when I had turned 23 and just moved to Monterey, CA for a new job. I was exploring the region before beginning my job in several weeks, and also the preceding Saturday had detected a nude beach along the Big Sur Coast and decided to go there the next week.
I arrived fairly early in the early hours, made the half mile trek down to the bare section and found a good place about 20 yards down the beach from an elderly couple and a young gentleman who were already down there. I was VERY nervous and decided I Had take it step by step. In the meantime, more people started to populate the seashore and soon there was a gentleman about my age just fifteen feet away from me laying out bare reading a novel.
Time passed and one hour in the beach and I still couldn’t get up the nerve. Finally the guy near me looks over at me, nods “hello” then asks me if I’d enjoy a cold beer. I accepted, and to my surprise he got up and dragged his towel and all his possessions right next to me, reached in his cooler, grabbed a couple beers then introduced himself and handed me a beer. Among the very first things he said was “This is your very first time at a nude beach, is not it?”
So, REALLY furtively off came my boxers but my shirt stayed on. He laughed and said “Now that was not so bad, was it?” I laughed and we continued to talk. Even though the boxers were now away, I was sitting up with my knees pulled tightly to my chest, arms wrapped around my legs. Well, “it” happened almost instantaneously and I promptly rolled over on my stomach, just to hear a bit of a laugh and “Do Not worry- happened to me my first time too” from my new-found friend.
Regrettably, the place where I worked in CA went out of business and I moved back to Michigan where nude beaches are non existent and anti-nudity laws are rigorously enforced on public lands. I actually wish there was a landed, private nude beach on Lake Michigan! I would be there every weekend!
Grand Haven, Michigan
A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE
She was raised strict Southern Baptist, so sometimes being nude at home was O.K., but she would have never considered social nudity.
Singles clubs were difficult, so I began taking short weekend excursions to get out of the house.
One of these excursions found me near Panama City, Florida, about four hours from home. I’d seen the Baybares website, so out of interest I called and asked if a single man would be accepted. When the pleasant seeming lady on the phone welcomed me, I asked ways. The nerves grew as I found and continued along the sandy drive to the club. I nearly turned around three times, however there was no place to turn without getting stuck in the sand. Afterward I came to the cable on the other side of the road that indicated the club entrance where I was met by a cordial guy wearing a towel around his midsection.
The nervousness escalated exponentially as I parked and began the walk to the clubhouse. There, by the pool proved to be a amazing woman sunning completely bare. She flashed me a wonderful smile, presented herself as Gloria and began to chat with me. I could not believe how relaxed she was, even though she was fully nude. I then carried on to sign in, pay my grounds fees, and be given a simple synopsis of the rules and etiquette of the club.
I returned to my car to undress. After taking a tremendous breath, I took off the last of my clothes. Then I turned around, in whole panic, but I was immediately met by a throng of nude people of all ages and body types welcoming me and inviting me to play water volleyball and attend the potluck dinner that evening. They treated me like a long lost cousin who had returned home.
It turned out to be a fantastic weekend, and it provided just the intimacy with friendly people which I desired so desperately at that point of my entire life. Gloria will never understand what a great gift her smile and friendly dialogue was to a lonely stranger. It gave me the nerve to return to my car, undress, and begin the next chapter of my life as a nudist among some of the friendliest, most welcoming people in the world.
I remarried a year later and my new wife came to understand how significant societal nudity was to me. After a year of marriage she graciously decided to participate as well. She appreciates our trips to Cypress Cove when we can get away a couple of times each year.
My only sorrow is that I waited so long to detect the amazing experience of social nudism and how friendly people are at nudist clubs.
Nude at the seashore
On Saturday, July 16th, I went to my first clothing-optional beach at Robert Moses State Park’s Lighthouse Beach. It was early and when I arrived, several people were already enjoying their nakedness. I looked around and slipped off my top & shorts and in an instant, standing naked and enjoying it. Nobody stared or gawked and for the following three hours I enjoyed the independence of no clothes. My only regret is that I was alone & had nobody to share my experience with. Maybe next time, I will have a guest join me
The only thing that troubled me
My first nudist experience was when my partner and I went with friends to Cypress Cove in Florida. Having lived in Fla many years, I was use to tiny swim wear and intense sun. So that the transition to no clothes and extreme sun was easy. That’s until I reached for my pocket knife in nude in beach . I didn’t have one! Pocket that is. In the clothed world going without my knife I felt nude. Fortunately, I had a small satchel in my vehicle in which I could carry my wallet, knife, and reading material.
Once I had overcome my lack of pockets, the friendliness, ease, independence, and openness at the resort made the weekend very gratifying. We’ve been back several times and I am looking forward to our next trip there next week.
Our first encounter being socially naked was in 1998. We had as often as possible been naked independently at home for a long time since the day we were wed but we had no idea what social nudism was around until we found it online. Being born again believers in God, we still believed that nudism proved to be a right, good, and healthy lifestyle. After more on-line study we were convinced that accurate nudism wasn’t about sex and we scheduled a visit to Pine Tree Resort, in Crownsville, MD.
We checked in at the office, and were introduced to a nude host couple who would give us a tour of the property. We undressed and toured the property. Folks were swimming, playing tennis, grilling and just relaxing as at any resort in a park-like setting. There was an indoor and an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a hiking trail, snack bar, gift shop, etc.
It was our first time swimming nude, and we have never worn a swimsuit since that day. As the male half of this couple I can declare that there clearly was no embarrassment with an erection that I had earlier concerns about. You’ll always have a towel as a back-up just in case. We haven’t seen that become an issue for anyone. The hardest part of that first day nude was having to get dressed for the trip back home.
We now see White Tail Resort in Ivor, VA consistently, as it’s our favourite nudist resort. The people are very friendly there. White Tail is a family oriented resort attended by people of all ages. To be nude all weekend, and to wake up and walk outside bare in the morning and feel sunlight along with the atmosphere all over your naked body is pure ecstasy. We now vacation at nudist resorts nearly entirely.
Our other favorite nudist resorts include Cedar Creek, Serendipity Park, Cypress Cove, and Lake Como. All of these resorts are family oriented resorts and are recorded on the AANR website. We realize that we are safer at a nudist resort than at a hotel. The easiness at a nudist resort is beyond any other we have ever experienced. The practice of social nudism has been a lifesaver as a result of strain alleviation we appreciate while nude.
One day bare around other people loving life in this wholesome surroundings is just like a week in a luxurious clothed resort. For those who have not experienced social nudism then do not deny yourself this experience. Nudism is a genuine retreat from the uptight and pretentious fabric society we live in. When we see individuals of all ages playing sports, having a meal together or just unwinding nude among buddies, our only regret is the fact that we didn’t begin this wonderful lifestyle earlier.
-Captain & Sweet