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How I Became A Nudist

By Crystal

My name is Crystal and I am a member of Young Nudists of Texas United. I wanted to tell my story about how I became a nudist for other women considering visiting a nudist resort. I was introduced to naturism through my boyfriend (now husband). He told me about his experiences and participation but assured me if it made me uncomfortable he did not have to participate, that he would just continue naturism at home only. I told him I would go with him to a gathering and make my decision after that. I was really going to see for myself if it was something sexual. Candidly, I really couldn’t believe that there would nothing sexual involved.

I attended a pool party and found that indeed there was nothing inappropriate going on and that it was something with which I would be comfortable. More importantly, I am comfortable with my boyfriend participating even if I was not present.

There is definitely a perception that social nudism is linked with sexual activity because when I share this with my friends, they are curious. They are accepting but I always get asked questions, especially by the females. I believe that while younger people are more accepting of participation in this type of activity and they will not shun you or judge you, they still associate nudity with sex and have a hard time separating the two. I found more friends concerned over being touched, stared at or grabbed more than concerns with body image. My age range, and that of my friends, is 25-35.
 

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13 Responses to How I Became A Nudist

  1. Sun Shine Naked Adventures says:

    Well done Crystal. Nude regards from Sun Shine Naked Adventures Cape Town South Africa. Email: nakedmcclubsa@yahoo.com

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  4. Thurston Munn says:

    Thanks for your words of encouragement for other women who may be contemplating this step as well.

  5. Dan H says:

    Crystal:

    Thank you for writing and posting. I’ve been to Bluebonnet a couple of times when Young Nudists of Texas was having events there, so I may have seen you there. I wrote my own entry on this blog a few years ago ( you can read it at: http://www.aanr.com/blog/national-exposure/

    If you see me at Bluebonnet (or anywhere else) this summer, please say hi.

  6. Collin says:

    Hi Crystal! I am not a member of the Nudist community, however, I am a student at Michigan State University and i am writing a Research Paper on Nudism. A great source of information would be you! You are a younger member of the community and would help me significantly if you could help me out! If you could simply email me at collin.slates@yahoo.com, I have some questions I think you could answer. If you do not wish to help I understand, just let me know as soon as possible!
    Thanks,

    Collin

  7. nudist59 says:

    It really is a shame that nudity is equated to a sexual environment. I’m in my late 50’s and became a nudist last year, and my one regret is that I did not become a nudist much earlier in life. It has opened a new door to my life and has given me more confidence as a person. On a different level, my wife is aware of my nudism and while she semi-supports me but does not understand and will not join me, I am made to feel like an outcast at the resorts I attend. Not fair. My nudity is about me feeling good about me, not trying to “hook up”. Please, all younger people accept that older folks also like the freedom and comfort of social nudity, and the vast majority of us are not out to be lecherous. We just want to enjoy life in a natural state. I hope you all understand.

    • Eugene says:

      nudist59: It’s a pity you’re treated like an outcast and that your wife won’t join you. I don’t know which places you visit but at least in Texas I don’t believe married folks who attend alone are treated that way. At least not that I’ve seen. Having said that, I recommend you talk to your wife a few more times and explain the importance of why you do it and why you need her there. Try to find a place that lets women wear clothes. She may have more incentive to join you if she thinks she can at least cover herself. She can then join others when she feels comfortable.

      One of the sadder things is when I meet married people at resorts whose partners refuse to join. I understand everyone has an opinion and a right to do what they want, but it’s still sad. If your religious ideologies are vastly different, that’s one thing. But most people I’ve met tell me that their spouses simply feel uncomfortable with the idea. I think a fair thing to do before you pass that kind of judgement, though, is to actually give it a try.

  8. Roland Wurstner says:

    Great comments by Crystal. I wish I verbalize in such sincere manner. Ron

  9. Brian Clark says:

    Hi my name is BRIAN CLARK. I first became interested in NUDISM after seeing my first NUDIST MAGAZINE many years ago. I live in the BAHAMAS and had met a wonderful older couple who were long time NUDISTS, they were members of EMPIRE HAVEN in N. Y. STATE They convinced me to give the NUDIST LIFESTYLE a try. .was many years ago. Now I am A PROUD NUDIST and LONG TIME AANR MEMBER… I urge others to give NUDISM A TRY and feel THAT WONDERFUL FEELING OF TOTAL FREEDOM. BRIAN CLARK, NASSAU, BAHAMAS.

  10. Garya says:

    I have enjoyed being naked most of my life, but it was after dealing with prostate cancer that I am embracing this life affirming choice. As I entered the remission stage of cancer, I discovered several positive things have changed. The first is my attitude of acceptance of myself and others; that life is a one stage act; and with litations come discoveries of hidden opportunities. Being naked as much as possible and enjoying this freedom is allowing me to my embrace life. I am grateful and thankful to a wife who gives me my naked freedom as she gains confidence in her own beautiful self.

  11. David B. says:

    My wife and i run in the nude racing series (aanr-sw) each year. We meet so many nice people. I believe Crystal is one of the runners we see each race. As a running community in general, we try to stay healthy by walking, running or staying active.

  12. John Ellingsworth says:

    Thankgoodness for AANR. They have given me so much strenght and courage as an active nudist. My life would not be the same without AANR. Thankyou.

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