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First-Time Nudist Experience

First Time 50 years or 1 month

We moved to CA when I was 33, bought a house and had a pool built. I quickly started skinny-dippin' at night. My daughter would often join me. When she left home to join the Navy I started cleaning the pool in the nude, in the daytime of course. When I was 44 my company sent us to the Bahamas to install a missile tracking station. They had a nude beach which my wife and I visited. She claimed it was nude because there were never any people on it. I started taking off my skimpy swim suit after a week or so and after about a month I just left it in the trunk of the car. One day we had walked about 3 miles down the beach and turned to go back. Around the first bend in the beach we saw 3 couples walking toward us in city clothes. It was high tide so we went into the water so they would have room to pass without getting wet. When they were even with us they asked if we lived on the island and we responded "yes." Then they barraged us with questions-what did we do for recreation, cost of living, etc? We kinda pointed at the beach, water and some nice shells we had picked up. As we got to our car one of the men asked if I wasn't sort of embarrassed being the only naked guy in a group of eight. I looked down and said "Gosh, I AM naked! You know it IS a nude beach and I would think YOU'd be embarrassed wearing clothes." Fast forward thirty years, my wife fell into fragile health and I lost her five years later. Our last serious talk she suggested I marry again and I should join a "nudist colony." After she passed I spent a miserable month and then remembered her suggestion. I printed out the free first time visitor pass and went to Glen Eden. I met many nice people, swam a lot, basked in the sun and that night I slept all night with no tears. The next week I took the motor home and dogs and went again for two nights. Again I slept like a baby all night. Guess what? The next week I joined and got a Gold Seal gate pass. I only live 17 miles so I go out about every other day and my sleepless nights have practically disappeared. So now, was I a nudist when I skinny-dipped in my own pool or on my first trip to GE?

What did you expect?

After several years of wrestling with the idea,
I finally made it to a naturist resort in beautiful Palm Springs. I was moments away from stepping outside for my first ever experience, when someone knocked on the door. Without thinking I popped it open to find a lovely but fully clothed lady standing there. Apparently she had the wrong room number. I'm proud of the fact that I didn't even flinch. Her direct eye contact was as if it was set in stone. But, when she turned to leave she really "got an eye full" as she walked away.

My first thought was something like, "Well, what did you expect, feathers?" So, with that thought in mind I went outside and began the best and most relaxing vacation I had ever had. Needless to say, I haven't looked back,
except to laugh. At that time, I became a
practicing naturist and I'm proud of it.

Adding to my bucket list

My first experience was at Blacks Beach in La Jolla California. I was there just out of boot camp and while in my "A" school I kept hearing about the nude beach in La Jolla. I had started a bucket list of things I wanted to do in life a few years earlier and got to thinking....why not? I could add this to my bucket list!! I am 3000 miles from anyone I know, it would be great to say that once when I was 24, I went to a nude beach.

One of my "A" school friends and I decided to give it a shot on our last weekend in San Diego. We were a bit nervous as we headed to the beach. Finally when we got there, we opted to walk up and down the beach with our clothes on and then decided to shed our clothes!

We were both amazed at how quick we became comfortable with being naked, we actually felt more awkward when we had clothes on and nobody else did! We stayed for several hours, swimming, enjoying the sun, and having a great time. Funny story about that trip, I dozed off on the beach. Not sure what I was dreaming about, but I started to have an erection and it woke me up and I had to sit up and cover up, and was pretty embarrassed. In 22 years since that time, it is still the only spontaneous erection I have ever had at a nude resort. When people ask me questions about being a nudist, that is one of the most commonly asked questions, and it just doesnt happen.

When I returned home from that first experience, I thought that was it. I didnt know it existed elsewhere. Several years later, after moving to South Carolina, I somehow found out about a resort in the Columbia, SC area. They have an annual even called Nudestock and I spent the weekend there and was hooked! Now everywhere I go, I look to see what nudist resorts are in the area.

I have a complete change in my self body image. Before my first experience I was very self conscious of my body....now I am extremely confident in my body. I feel amazing when the sun, breezes, and water caress my body...it is totally a completely freeing experience! I talk openly about my experiences and have taken several people for their first experiences and never has anyone had a bad experience.

Free at Last

My first time nude experience occurred when a friend of mine talked me into going to a clothing optional get together at health club with her. I was incredibly nervous the whole week before but I was comitted to doing it. We entered the club and went to what was marked as the women's locker room to undress. The first thing I saw was a guy taking his briefs off. My friend saw my confusion and laughingly said "everything's coed here." We got a couple of lockers. She was naked in no time. I had taken my shirt and shorts off but froze there; too nervous to take anything else off. I kept looking around at who else was in the room and was just plain nervous. I tried to unhook my bra but my hands were shaking so badly I couldn't manage it. My friend took care of it for me. So there I was topless. I quickly shed my panties and put everything in the locker before I lost my nerve. What a feeling when I walked out of that locker room completely nude iin front of 100 people. It was exhilirating and embarassing at the same time. But there I was hiding noothing. We headed for the pool. Swimming around naked felt so good and it kind of felt I was covered. Next came the sauna for about 5 minutes to dry off. By the time we exited the sauna I felt totally comfortable with being nude and wondered what all my nervousness had been about. I was hooked. This was great. So freeing. We went over to watch the volleyball game for a while. When that game ended I joined the next game. OMG. Was this great or what? Here I was bouncing around the volleyball court completely naked and loving every second of it. It struck me that in about a half hour I went from petrifed to take my bra off to cavorting naked. I was so free. We stayed for over two hours and I hated to put clothes on later. LOL. That was it for me. I became a nudist. That was about 20 years ago and I've never looked back.

Nude in Oklahoma

Some time ago my wife and I were discussing what we'd like to do and I said, "I wish we had some property so we could run naked in the woods together". She thought that it sounded like fun.

Fast forward a few years and the topic came up again, but since we still didn't own any property she said what about one of those nude places (sounds like she might have been thinking about this a little). So we Googled nude and Oklahoma and found two places within an hour's drive of us. We sent an e-mail to both and got a very nice reply from OakLake Trails near Depew. So I get a call from my wife at work one day telling me I needed to take a day off as she had made a reservation for a night's stay during the week we figured that less people would be there as we got our "feet wet" during the week).

We arrived at OLT and were given a tour of the resort. After filling out the paperwork we were off to our cabin. We disrobed, grabbed our towels and stepped outside for our first ever nude in public experience. We decided to walk one of the trails to get comfortable. As we were returning down a road to our cabin we passed by some folks clothe, I didn't realize it was clothing optional.

I told my wife, "If you had told me three weeks ago I'd be walking down the road buck naked in front of people I'd have said you were crazy," but there we were doing just that and it didn't even feel weird. We then headed off to the pool and hot tub to soak and relax.

We met several nice people that night as we soaked in the hot tub and spent the next day lounging around the pool, but soon it was time to leave. On the way home my wife said, "that's the first time I felt comfortable in my own skin."

How soon did we go back? Five days later we spent the day there and have since become members of OLT.