I never grew up thinking much of nudism, it just wasn’t on my head. In my mid 20s I discovered how much I appreciated being nude after I took showers, and also would start spending a growing number of time nude at home. I think I was a part time home nudist for a while, which was excellent.
After a while, I believed Iwant to try social nudism, but I was not certain if I had the nerve. Heck, I’d never even been nude in a locker room. Our school just had us change clothing, so down to panties was about the most exposure I ‘d with others.
After a couple of years, I finally decided to give it a shot. I had chatted online with plenty of nudists and located another man my age who lived close to me. One day I drove over to his apartment (hands trembling with the first timer nerves) to meet up. Rang the doorbell, and much to my surprise he answered the front door nude and encouraged me in. While I was caught off guard (I believed we’d discuss somewhat in person before nudity), I still believed it was trendy as well as a pretty good ice breaker.
So, I considered to myself “when in Rome” and within about 30 seconds of meeting, I’d stripped down in his front hallway! It was only like ripping off a bandaid! Of course it was a considerably more freeing and liberating experience than taking off a band aid. Much to my surprise, I was not embarrassed or self-conscious to be standing there naked in front of a complete stranger. It was exhilarating.
We hung out for a few hours, talked about nudism, watched TV, played cards (not strip poker, of course). It was a wonderful experience and I am glad I finally gave it a shot after all those years.
That was about 5-6 years past and I’m still participating in social nudism – whether it is at a friend’s house or at a nude beach or resort. Happy I finally gave it that first shot and never looked back!
I knew I was a nudist
Even at an extremely young age, I enjoyed being nude. I had two other brothers growing up so I found it hard to have any privacy to be bare. My parents had over 6 acres of property as well as on a hot sunny day I would go off by myself and strip off all my clothing and lay in the sun.
As I got older and moved out on my own, I started to sleep naked; nothing is more relaxing than that to get a full night’s sleep. On the weekends, if I wasn’t going anywhere I would be naked round the home for the whole day and do whatever.
Six years ago I eventually decided to really go to my first nude beach located at Playalinda Beach. It didn’t take myself really long to be nude like everyone else. For the next four years I kept going back once or even twice a year. My only regret is that I didn’t go sooner. This past September I finally ran my first nude 5k race at cypress cove. I appreciated so much that I’ve signed up for two races this year.
Now, whenever I can I ‘m always nude in my house or at a nudist resort being free of clothes and worries; there is nothing like it.
Naturism Takes Flight
Sometimes, I’ll jokingly comment that I owe my thanks and my love for naturism to my company. You see, I work in the airline travel industry as a flight crew member. Back in http://nudismnudist.com when airlines offered onboard magazines as an amenity for flying customers, I was nonchalantly thumbing through the pages of one of the publications entitled “Outside.”
It offers its readers info and guidance about outside recreational sports equipment and travel. Among the pages of the particular dilemma comprised a vibrant pictorial advertisement for Lee Baxandall’s, “World Guide To Nude Beaches & Recreation”. The name of Lee Baxandall will be understood by any experienced naturist or nudist alike (of which I was neither at the time). Lee first took up the action of naturism in Wisconsin as an Eagle Scout. Later, in 1980, he became the founding member of The Naturist Society. He is also an inductee into AANR’s Nudist Hall of Fame. But I digress. His highest guide to nudism in natural settings peaked my interest. With pencil & paper, I jotted down the address of where to purchase my copy of the exhausted record of locations where one can vacation, camp, swim and socialize without wearing a single stitch of material. A number of weeks prior to my encounter with Mr. Baxandall’s guide, I had organized an upcoming week of holiday alone in beautiful Maui, Hawaii. After receiving my copy in the post, I instantly turned to the section of nudist beaches located in the Aloha State and discovered “Little Beach”. When it was time to board my flight for Maui (this time as a regular dude and not a working crew member), I anxiously anticipated the second I’d eventually experience an entire week on the sand and by the ocean wearing nothing but my skin along with a smile. That first anticipated ‘bare’ second has now come and gone. And my memory of it brings many descriptive words to mind: natural, liberating, freeing, exuberating, lusty yet nonsexual, energizing, rejuvenating and much more. And for me, the ‘so-much-more’ comprises spiritual reconnection. I believe my nakedness will not belong to me, but instead to Creation. NAKED is how I was ‘created’ and brought into the world. THAT, within http://nudism.name , makes it religious in nature for me.
It makes it a good thing, balanced and pure; nothing to be ashamed of nor to hide. Rather, I see my nakedness as something to embrace and to be lived. I need to let it breathe my existence. Inside my view, to deny my nakedness is to denounce my Creator’s creation. I do not want to silence that breath. It is a gift. I desire it to thrive. I want it to grow. And in doing so, I express my sincerest kind of gratitude to the “Giver” of that gift; oh, and gratitude to my employer for carrying that magazine on the airplane. And for giving me the coveted perk of air travel. It’s an ideal means by which to find and experience more of this lovely planet’s Au Naturel destinations. Today, I still love flying high Au Naturel!
Long Time Nudist
When I was still a kid I always felt good when I was bare, so I’d always make sure I needed to walk to the restroom to take a bath and back to my room naked. as soon as I turned 8 years old I started sleeping nude and also would sit around or lay on my bed in my room bare all the time, and when no one was home, I’d always be nude in other portions of my house.
as soon as I turned 12 years old I had a friend and streaking was a huge craze then, so we would streak every opportunity we got. Sadly my family would not have agreed for me to be a nudist, so I CAn’t tell them, nor be naked in front of them.
When I moved into my very own house I was naked all the time. I tried to persuade my girlfriends that they’d enjoy being a nudist but most would not try it, and also the ones that tried it didn’t like it, but I constantly continued being naked all of the time since it is the only way I wish to be.
Before I got married my fiancee knew I was a nudist and also would continue to be a nudist after we were wed, and after 25 years of marriage she understands I will always be a nudist.
She’s not a nudist. As well, my children aren’t nudist. Lucky for me my family understands being bare is the way I’m comfortable, and also don’t mind that I am consistently nude. I loved being naked, and always will.
I’ve been a nudist for 49 years and no way I’d ever change.
Buffalo, New York
Breaking Down Barriers
On a recent visit to a Florida beach resort, while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, the unbelievable craving to be nude in the water was too much to suppress. I found myself out beyond any other swimmers and removed my trunks. I remained there for what seemed like hours loving the feel of the water and a liberty like I ‘ve never experienced before.
I am a 51 year old man and never would have thought to do something similar to that in a private pool let alone the Gulf. The exhilaration I felt left an indelible picture of the freedom and awareness of one with nature that I would like to keep up.
Upon returning home I instantly joined AANR and am actively seeking a local resort to go to. It’ll be my first “official” exposure (no pun intended) to a naturist environment and I welcome any ideas.
Thank you for opening up a new phase in my life.