I never grew up thinking much of nudism, it only wasn’t on my mind. Inside my mid 20s I discovered how much I appreciated being naked after I took showers, and would start spending an increasing number of time naked at home. I guess I was a part-time household nudist for a while, which was excellent.
After some time, I thought Iwant to try social nudism, but I was not certain if I ‘d the nerve. Heck, I’d never even been nude in a locker room. Our school just had us change clothes, so down to panties was about the most exposure I had with others.
After a couple of years, I finally made a decision to give it a shot. I’d chatted online with plenty of nudists and found another guy my age who lived close to me. One day I drove over to his apartment (hands shaking 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 talk a bit in person before nudity), I still thought it was cool as well as a pretty great ice breaker.
So, I considered to myself “when in Rome” and within about 30 seconds of assembly, I’d stripped down in his front hallway! It was just like ripping off a band-aid! Of course it was a considerably more freeing and liberating experience than taking off a band-aid. Much to my surprise, I wasn’t embarrassed or shy to be standing there naked in front of a complete stranger. It was exhilarating.
We hung out for a number of hours, talked about nudism, watched TV, played cards (not strip poker, of course). It turned out to be a amazing experience and I’m 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. Glad I finally gave it that first shot and never looked back!
I always knew I was a nudist
Even at an extremely young age, I enjoyed being bare. I had two other brothers growing up so I found it challenging to have any privacy to be nude. My parents had over 6 acres of land as well as on a hot sunny day I ‘d go off by myself and strip off all my clothes and lay in the sun.
As I got older and moved out on my own, I started to sleep nude; nothing is more relaxing than that to get a good night’s sleep. On the weekends, if I wasn’t going anywhere I ‘d be naked round the home for the whole day and do whatever.
Six years ago I eventually made a decision to go to my first nude beach located at Playalinda Beach. It didn’t take myself very long to be naked like everyone else. For the next four years I kept going back once or twice a year. My only sorrow is that I did not 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.
Today, whenever I can I am always nude in my house or at a nudist resort being free of clothes and stresses; there is nothing like it.
Naturism Takes Flight
Sometimes, I will 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 the day 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 subscribers info and advice about outside recreational sports equipment and traveling. One of the pages of the particular problem contained a colorful graphic advertisement for Lee Baxandall’s, “World Guide To Nude Beaches & Recreation”. The name of Lee Baxandall is going to be comprehended by any seasoned naturist or nudist alike (of which I was neither at the time). Lee first took up the activity of naturism in Wisconsin as an Eagle Scout. After, in 1980, he became the founding member of The Naturist Society. He’s likewise an inductee into AANR’s Nudist Hall of Fame. However , I digress. His premier 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 worn-out listing of locations where you can vacation, camp, swim and socialize without wearing a single stitch of material. A couple weeks ahead of my meeting with Mr. Baxandall’s guide, I had organized an approaching week of holiday alone in beautiful Maui, Hawaii. After receiving my copy in the mail, I instantly turned to the section of nudist beaches found in the Aloha State and fell upon “Little Beach”. When it was time to board my flight for Maui (this time as a regular joe and not a working crew member), I anxiously anticipated the instant I’d eventually experience a whole week on the sand and by the ocean wearing nothing but my skin and also a smile. That first anticipated ‘bare’ moment has now come and gone. And my recollection of it brings many descriptive words to thoughts: natural, liberating, freeing, exuberating, sexy yet non sexual, energizing, rejuvenating and so much more. And for me, the ‘so-much-more’ contains spiritual reconnection. I believe my nakedness will not belong to me, but rather to Creation. NAKED is how I was ‘created’ and brought into the world. THAT, within itself, makes it spiritual in nature for me. It makes it a great thing, balanced and pure; nothing to be ashamed of nor to hide. Instead, I see my nakedness as something to embrace and to be lived. I need to allow it to breathe my existence. In my view, to deny my nakedness is to denounce follow . I do not care to quiet that breath. It is a gift. I desire it to boom. I want it to grow. And in doing this, I express my sincerest kind of gratitude to the “Giver” of that present; oh, and gratitude to my employer for stocking that magazine on the plane. And for granting me the coveted perk of air travel. It’s the ideal means by which to find and experience more of this beautiful planet’s Au Naturel destinations. Today, I still love flying high Au Naturel!
Long Time Nudist
When I was still a child I always felt good when I was naked, so I’d always make sure I needed to walk to the restroom to take a bath and back to my room nude. When I turned 8 years old I began sleeping nude and also would sit around or lay on my bed in my room bare all of the time, and when no one was home, I’d always be naked in other parts of my house.
When I turned 12 years old I had a friend and streaking was a big craze then, so we would streak every chance we got. Unfortunately my family would never have consented for me to be a nudist, so I couldn’t tell them, nor be naked in front of them.
as soon as I went into my own house I was bare all the time. I tried to persuade my girlfriends that they’d like being a nudist but most would not try it, along with the ones that attempted it did not enjoy it, but I always continued being naked all the time since it’s the only method 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 knows I ‘ll always be a nudist.
She is 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 don’t mind that I ‘m 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 incredible 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 stayed there for what seemed like hours loving the feel of the water as well as a freedom like I ‘ve never experienced before.
I am a 51 year old man and never would have presumed to do something like that in a private pool let alone the Gulf. The exhilaration I felt left an indelible image of the freedom and awareness of one with nature that I need to carry on.
Upon returning home I promptly joined AANR and am actively seeking a local resort to go to. It’s going to be my first “official” exposure (no pun intended) to a naturist environment and I welcome any suggestions.
Thank you for opening up a brand new phase in my life.