I am not sure if this would be considered brave or not. I guess it was more of going with the flow. It was a hot sunny day and I was sitting by my pool nude. I do this a lot since I have a lot of privacy. I was just about asleep when I heard a voice say hello. I opened my eyes and the wife of my lawn guy was standing at the other end of my pool. She said she was sorry to disturb me but wanted to spray weed control. It was to late to cover up so I just asked her if she was hot if she would like to jump in the pool. To my surtprise she said she would love to. She was wearing a tanktop and shorts and in a flash they were on the ground. I have a shower by the pool. She took a quick shower and then jumped into the pool. When she came out of the pool she thanked me and said I was the last call for the day. I asked if she would like a cold beer and again she was delighted. We shared a couple of beers and then she got up to leave. It was a very nice visit and I enjoyed it a lot.
It’s heartening to know that many seasoned nudists here were as nervous as I was. I was a little surprised to learn that many nudists are just as nervous as non-nudists would be in a nude situation. Perhaps what makes you a nudist is that the desire to be nude is stronger than the initial embarrassment of being nude.
My first brave act was to strip off on a beach. There are no nude beaches close to me but I found a little cove where people rarely go and tried stripping off there. It was a lovely feeling, but I was constantly worried about being caught. Although a little later I did meet some other people who went nude there.
The next brave thing I did was to take some photos of myself and show a couple of friends. Not in a sleazy way mind you, I just wanted to find out if I looked ok in the nude. I was once offered a job modelling for an art group but I didn’t too that. The idea of being nude in a room full of people was too nerve racking.
After wanting to for many years, I finally found the courage to go to a real nude beach. It took some finding and I was really nervous by the time I got there. This was on new years day so there were lots of people there. But my nerves went away after seeing all the people there being nude and thinking nothing of it. I was still clothed when I walked onto the beach and intended to find a spot before undressing. But it looked so relaxed, that I took my shirt off before I even settled down. When I found a spot to lay my towel, I took the rest of my clothes off and I was surprised how quickly I got used to it. After acclimatizing, I got up and went for a walk, totally nude for everyone to see and it was no big deal at all because everyone was the same. In fact, I felt far more comfortable being naked there that I would feel just taking my shirt off on a regular beach.
I guess the most recent brave thing I did was to upload my nude avatar here. As mentioned, I have shown photos to a couple of friends, but this is the first time I have posted one for all the world to see. I don’t think I’ll leave it up very long so enjoy (if that is the word) it while you can. I don’t think I’ll be using the photo albums feature though – I’m not that brave.
Scene – October, early evening, sun just going down and about 70 degree’s. Me (Idiot #1) the recently discovered nudist notices that the timer driven outdoor lights didn’t go on because I had forgotten to reset it.
Hmm, timer is outside in front of the house in a surburban neighborhood, no fences anywhere and I live in a cul-de-sac. Hmmmmmmm, quick look, no one around…hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…neighbors right next to me are gone, neighbors across the way live in their back yard, and the other neighbors we don’t speak to…heck with it. It’s right outside the door, NO ONE is around I’ll just step outside real fast, change the timer and no harm done right? Right.
Open door, step though, close door because inside lights are on and I don’t want to provide a detailed shadow to my clueless(about my lifestyle anyway) neighbors. Adjust timer, lights will pop on in 5 min. Fantastic. Open the door…jiggle handle…jiggle handle furiously…invent swear words while feelings of overexposure set in.
Quickly look around while trying to remember if we actually bought the spare key and had the presence of mind to set in outside somewhere for similar, but clothed emergencies. NOPE! Still on the counter. Fantastic. Quick mental review of open doors…back door, open…no fence surban setting, (did I mention I lived on the corner of the cul-de-sac?) to far to walk, garage car door closed but for some reason, walk thru is cracked open.
The garage door is open. Fantastic. I’ll just quicly walk over that way and AS I TURN AROUND, my next door neighbors drive up in the van AND my neighbors across the way who live in their back yard walk by on the sidewalk with their dog.
Fantastic. “Um….hi?” said while doing my best run while not running into the open garage.
Nobility is not a birthright, it is defined by one’s actions.
There was a water park/ theme park that I used to attend many years ago. The signage at the locker rooms for the water park was very poor. Moreover, the entrance took people right past a row of changing booths with no curtains, or a clear view of some of the showers. This led to a situation where unknowing women, sometimes with their youngsters in tow, would wander in, only to find me or other men in a nude state. The results were always one of two things. Either A) the woman would apologize, I would say, “That’s okay,” and the woman would leave or cool.gif the woman would seem stunned and stand there . I would say, ” This is the men’s locker room.” The woman would nod and leave.
The textile public swimming pool I belonged to before I moved this year had a men’s locker that often found women wandering in, thinking they were on the lady’s side. Upon seeing me or other nude men, they would always, quietly, turn and leave, or apologize and leave. I would say it happened maybe once or twice a year. Only once did I ever hear one of the men express annoyance.
On the rest room usage, I was once at a visitor’s center at a national park where there was a long line of ladies outside both the ladies, and the men’s room. As I approached the men’s room, one of the ladies informed me, ” if you just need to use the urinal, you can go right in. As none of the ladies in line disputed that, I bypassed them and used the urinal. Nobody seemed to care. When I was at an airport in a foreign country a few years back, I walked into the men’s room to find a lady cleaning the floors. I turned around, to look for another rest room, but she told me, ” No no, you can use ( the facility).” Again, neither of us seemed to care, so all was well.
I asked my wife if she had ever noticed any guys wandering into the ladies locker room. She told me that only once did she ever see such a thing. Once, while she was at our textile pool, changing clothes, she heard the female attendant shout, ” Workmen are coming through the locker room.” Escorted by the attendant, 2 male workers walked through, inspecting some work that had been done. My wife was not visible to them at the time and nobody was using the showers, which had no curtains.
Before I get on with the story of how our first nudist experience changed the marriage that my husband and I enjoyed for years, I would like to point out that this is not us in this picture. This is a fun-loving German couple that helped our marriage change and evolve into something completely new. All thanks to our last vacation and all the fun that we had in Spain.
It all began sometime last spring when my husband and I were organizing our next vacation. It has been our little tradition to go to the Mediterranean but even the most beautiful part of the world can get a bit boring after a few years. We have been everywhere, from North Africa to turkey and we had tons of fun everywhere. However, this time we decided to do something completely different and we decided that a good idea would be to try out nudism. We had some friends who did this and they always told us how it was great. Plus, we both got into shape over the previous half a year and we really felt comfortable. I mean, we were still in our prime and we were sure that we would not be a sore sight for anyone.
We found this great resort in Spain and we booked our vacation. When we got there, we started thinking that we were maybe too adventurous as all those naked bodies intimidated us a bit. Still the people there knew how to treat first timers and there was no one pressuring us to get naked the very moment we stepped on the grounds of the resort. And it worked. By the end of our second day, we were sunbathing naked and we were loving it. I can tell you as a woman that it is freedom that cannot be matched by anything else. really liberates a woman and the sun and water feel great on the breasts and the clit. It feels sexual and sensual all at the same time.
And then, the third day, we met the couple form the picture, Eric and Greta, a great couple from Bohn, Germany who were regular guests at the resort. They were approximately the same age as us and we overheard them talking about a movie me and my husband enjoyed very much. It turned out that they spoke perfect English and that they were looking for new couples to meet there. I immediately noticed that Greta had an incredibly round and fit ass and that her pussy was all shaven and very alluring. I could say that as a woman. I cannot even imagine what my husband thought.
In any case, we spent the next few days together, doing everything together and after a while, you stop noticing that you are all naked all the time. In fact, I stopped noticing when my husband brushed against Greta or when Eric brushed against me. And yet, there was always this electricity. And then, one day, two days before we were about to leave, we asked them if they felt that same electricity that the two of us felt and they told us that they did. This never happened to them in all their years at the resort and after a few drinks, we decided to do something about it.
I do not wish to reveal any of the details, but let’s just say that it was the craziest night of our lives and that it was more fun than you could imagine. There was no awkwardness as well all saw each other naked before and it was insanely fun. It was also hot as hell as Eric and Greta definitely knew what they were doing and we weren’t half bad either. We spent the next night together as well and we have stayed in touch. We are seriously considering making this a regular thing and it has truly brought new life to our marriage. Not that we were in a slump, but nudism combined with swinging is the best thing ever.
My first nude experience was when I was younger and very much by accident. I went to a beach with a very long coastline on the more isolated end.
I didn’t see anyone around and I knew that nudism was tolerated so I completely disrobed and laid completely exposed in the sun. I saw a topless woman approaching and quickly covered up – being nude outside was completely natural, being nude in front of others was not. She smiled as she walked by and I just blushed – I was so prudish about public nudity that even seeing others in a state of undress made me uncomfortable. When she was out of site, I once again uncovered and decided I wanted to go for a swim. I have been an avid swimmer, a life gaurd in fact, so I decided to swim further down the coast and come back. Swimming nude was quite liberating! I did that and went past many of the crowded parts of the beach. After a while the current was too strong to turn back and I realized I had only one option, to walk back on the beach.
I must say that was one of the most uncomfortable moments of my life. I walked out of the water, covering my genitals with my hands. As I came to shore, I noticed that everyone was naked and seemed so natural. I still covered up, but was getting a little more comfortable with myself.Although I was very athletic and fit, I had always been sensitive about the size of my penis and all my pubic hair but when I saw people of all shapes, sizes and ages I realized that I was fine however I was. I let go, literally, and was free. It was quite a walk back. Being nude where everyone was nude was natural but I soon I had a new challenge. Although nudity was tolerated everyone on the beach, the most popular section was where almost everyone wore bathing suits- toplessness was common but I saw only one completely nude person.
Aside from that, it was very crowded. I had no choice but to keep on going and I continued walking nude. People looked at me – I was probably the only nude person they had seen for a while – but I kept on going. It is ackward being nude in front of others when they are not but I learned to deal with it. When I finally reached my clothes, I was a nudist for life.
When I went back to my apartment with my friends, male and female, I told them about my experience. I told them too how good it felt and asked if they minded if I went nude in our apartment, they did not. Since then I spend as much of my time nude as possible and don’t care whose looking.
In the last couple of years I have become an activist for nudism in our area and thought I’d share some stories about how we go about it. Now I have a girlfriend who joins me in promoting nudism and the lifestyle.
It seems some areas like Boulder Colorado are going backward instead of forward and this bothers me as it could start a trend in other cities as these things often do. I’m 300 miles away on the other side of the state, maybe thankfully, but I hope a movement will grow to reverse these laws and to educate people as to the true nature of simple social nudism. We as a community need to promote a better image of nudity and the nudist lifestyle.
Just for example, here’s what we are doing. I started a nudist group here in Colorado called the Grand Junction Naturists,(www.gjnaturists.com) and we do things like we hosted a World Naked Gardening Day at our house this year and we invited the media to cover the event if they agreed to present it in a positive light. We made the front page of the local paper and were on TV 4 times and all of it was very positive. Next year we plan on hosting it again and again inviting the media to cover it, plus we hope to begin some safe advertising to grow our group and offer free information for those who want to learn about our lifestyle. Our website has a decent amount of educational material on it already and we plan to add more including a printable version so they can share it with others in a printed form.
This year my GF and I decided we no longer cared who knows we are nudists, including her employer and fellow co-workers, as well as family, and guess what? We have had almost no negative reactions. Some were a little shocked and said they could never do that, but most were curious about why we do it which opens up to the door for us to be ambassadors for the lifestyle and to try to encourage them to get over their negative body issues.
And it’s working, slowly, a little at a time, but we are having an effect. Here’s some examples. One friend of ours is very heavy set and was very self conscious of her body and said she could never go naked around others. Well over the course of maybe 8 months I gave her reasons why she shouldn’t be embarrassed about her body and just slowly let her know about the nudist values and way of life. Finally one day she went to a private commercial hot springs with us and surprised us all by dropping her robe with nothing on. Since then she is much more comfortable being nude around others and in talking about it.
My history without clothes has been long but quite sporadic. As I read in this forum, there are many who have been comfortable with nudity since childhood.
That was certainly not possible for me in the very conservative home in which I was raised. I do remember very vividly my first experience. When I was 13, our family was trailor camping in a forest in the south of England. It was a lovely morning and I was up before anyone else. I stepped outside in the dewy morning in my pajamas and found a path leading away into the woods. The temptation was too great. Once I was out of sight, I took off all my clothing and ran naked through the forest. It was a fantastic feeling! Unfortunately, it was not an experience I could repeat easily. As I grew through my teen years, there was no possibility of being nude at home or in the back yard.
I had to be satisfied wearing brief underwear and I would sometimes lie on a towel in the yard. My mother was not thrilled, but did not say too much. Some years later, I was married and I remember with great fondness a day when my young bride and I walked naked in a field. It was a great feeling of freedom, but not one which has been repeated often. Over the years, I have visited Wreck Beach when I was visiting Vancouver. There I found people very open and accepting. Unlike many I have read about in this forum, I did not have any hesitation about taking off my clothes with strangers. It was a very freeing experience. I remember once lying across a log from a young woman and a couple of young men who were having a conversation.
They were totally normal in the things they discussed although they and I were naked. I thought what a great sense of self confidence each person showed, especially the young woman. Perhaps that is what many people lack, the self confidence and positive self image to be themselves even when they are clothed. My children are grown now so my wife is much more accepting of my being naked around the house and in the yard. She smiles at me and recognizes that when I have been able to lie in the sun naked for an hour or so, I am so much more relaxed. She says, “If this is what it takes for you to be relaxed, I’m all for it”. This means that it’s o.k. for me to be naked and have no tan lines.
She does not particularly share my enthusiasm. For those of you who are easily able to be naked and free at home, the beach or the club, enjoy that freedom. Not all people are able to experience that degree of freedom and enjoy being comfortable in their own skin, whether they are naked alone or with others.
Hi, I haven’t yet had the nudist experience which i would call my first time coming out to the world and saying hi i’m a nudist, but am only 18 so i guess i have plently of time to, however and have really enjoyed it.
I have a fairly conservative upbringing however my parents view is basically that it is ok for people to see you nude, you should not be ashamedof your body, but you should be clothed pretty much all the time, besides changing, showering etc.
I have just in the last six months i have started sleeping nude, i have found it very confortable and clean and even sleep better, my parents have woken me up some morning, finding me nude, i used the excuses “i couldn’t find pj’s/boxers, hot night got really hot and itchy” etc, obviously i should have said, its more confortable, i sleep better, heaps of ppl do it, but being worried about their opinion of me i did not say the above.
About 3 months ago i went back to a mates house late one night with 3 girls and 4 guys (including me), all close firends, being summer we decided to go for a swim in his very warm pool. I guess the plan was to swim in underwear but two of the girls said they were not keen because they did not have bras on, because of the dresses they were wearing, My male mate said, ive got my boxers but am going in naked cause this is what im slepping in. A good excuse! and then my other mate said yeah im just going in in the nud, but you. One of my male mates got in (naked), the one of the girls suprisingly stripped down and dived in (she has a very relaxed personality). I having swimmed naked in my own pool did not feel to uncumfortable and dived in. One of the girls thought it was kind of funny and took her bra off and jumped in (leaving her bottom underwear on), followed by the other male (naked) and the last girl (in her underwear). It was great, there was lots of laughter at first and a bit of covering up,but soon everybody became more relaxed and we just talked normally and swum around for hours. Although i guess it was alcohol that played a part in people being so confident to just dive in, including me, it was a good chance and excuse to do it. But the best part was that it was non sexual, just a group of mates enjoying there company, naked, there was no questions asked or encouragement for the other two girls to strip fully, because it was an individual choice. Too often people think that once you have gotten naked it has to escalate to sex.
Another experience i had was in the country at our property, I was working out on the farm (middle of summer), and was extremly hot, there was no around the house, so i got nude and into the cold spa,put on the jets, this was a very relaxing experience. My dad appeared out of no where and was pleased to see me in the spa and then noticed my underwear realising that i had just jumped in. He having been also working thought it was a great idea and also got in, covering himself on the way in, and hiding under the bubbles. I was very pleased that he had done this, it seems that people are willing to go nude in some situations such as spaaing but not in the backyard, around the house, at the beach etc which is a shame. I hope to find another excuse to go nude and encourage people in my family to go nude.
The first time I was completely nude in public, with strangers I did not know around, my husband and I were on vacation. We would wake up very early, before sunrise, in order to jog on the sandy beaches while they were still deserted.
We’d finished jogging on the beach, and stopped in a secluded cove close to the hotel. There, we took off our clothes and walked into the sea. At that time, 6.00 am, the beach was deserted, the sea, flat and cold. There was a big rock reef on the sand, 40 feet inland from the shoreline, where we left our clothes.
We were enjoying our early bath when we heard a shout. We looked up and what we saw was a multitude of people standing on the shoreline. Some of them were already in the water and coming toward us!
They were mostly teens, of both sexes, but mainly males. They had ridden bicycles from a nearby town, in order to spend a few days at the beach on their own. They had brought their food and they were going to camp among the trees along the beach. It was pretty obvious they were settling in to stay a good while.
We didn’t know what to do! The police made their rounds at 7:30 and we could be fined or even worse, arrested for our public nudity. Some of them came to us and as soon they realized I was naked, they got closer. They couldn’t believe it!
At first I was embarassed, but we began talking and the ice began to melt. One of them asked me if I was shy. I was, but I said “no”. He called to his buddies, “Hey, come and see this,” and more came. I found I was starting to enjoy it. Maybe I was the first woman they saw nude. I like to think so in my secret fantacies.
It was ten minutes before 7:00. We had been in the water a long time and we were cold. My nipples were erect and protruding. The group was waiting for us to leave the water. And we left. I’ll never forget the look of anticipation and awe I saw on their faces.
When I found myself standing on the sand, nude, in the front of them, my shyness flew away. They were admiring me… and I really enjoyed being nude for them!
We had time before the police came on their rounds to move into the trees and we stayed with them. No one got upset or angry. Nudity was something new to them and they were fascinated.
We talked standing, sitting and lying on the sand for a while, drying our bodies and taking sun. They asked a lot of questions: Where are you from? Where do you live? Are you shameless? Do you do this all the time? I was totally relaxed and I completely exposed my naked body to them.
One asked if he could take pictures and he did. He took pictures of the group, some of whom had shed their own clothing. He photographed my husband and I both alone and together. We gave him our postal address and money to send the pictures and we were pleasantly suprised when they actually arrived.
My first public total nudity was a beautiful experience… I will never forget it. We met the group again later that afternoon and stayed until sunset. The next morning my husband and I, nude, bathed, talked and joked with them again. The following morning when we got up, I was saddened to see they had gone.