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First-Time Nudist Experience

OY VEY! My Jewish Mother

I was raised by a Jewish mother who taught me that showing skin was the worst thing on earth. She also instilled in me that my body was definitely not beautiful or perfect. I heard it all the time. Cover up. I even had to wear shoes in the house when visitors came, because my toes were "weird looking" in her eyes.

At 25, my then boyfriend told me about a nude beach he was going to every weekend. (Pirates Cove in Malibu). He wanted me to go with him. I thought he was nuts. I resisted at first, but then he finally talked me into it. He promised we would leave if I couldn't handle it.

I climbed the rocks with trepidation. We got onto the beach, I threw my stuff on the sand, looked around and went WOW! It took me maybe 20 seconds to take my clothes off. That whole summer was like the summer that I fell in love with myself and my body for the first time ever.

At the end of the summer, we broke up; and I never went to another nude beach or resort until I was 42. I missed it. I felt like something was missing. No one would go with me. Finally, at 42, some friends confessed to me that they were nudists; and that they belong to Glen Eden. My reaction was pure excitement.

I begged them to take me. We arranged it for the following weekend. I was so excited that I made myself sick. Nothing was going to stop me. I went anyway, and that was the day I rediscovered myself-the day I became really alive and whole again. That was 1993. Today, I live in a nudist resort in Land O' Lakes, Florida; and I am so lucky to be able to live here. As a single gal, I feel safe.

We Never Looked Back

We were curious, anxious and scared, all at the same time. We researched various options and chose "The Terra Cotta Inn" at Palm Springs for our first time trip. Once we walked in, it was obvious this wasn't going to be our normal vacation. We were shown around the grounds by Mary Clare and then went to our room to get unpacked.

After a few minutes, we ventured out and my wife was sure she would leave the bottom half of her swim suit on. After less than 5 minutes, she saw that she was the only person with anything on and quickly took them off.

On that first trip, we met fantastic people that have become life long friends and can't imagine life without nude recreation.

If you have thought of trying it, stop thinking and start planning. You won't regret it.

This Changed My Life

One day when my parents were not home I was in my robe alone in the house. I would get two weeks home alone and it was summer so when they left I went outside and let the robe drop to the ground. I realized the cool summer breeze and how it felt so good so I got into the hot tub. Amazing!

For the rest of that summer I didn't put on clothes. My parents were scared at first but they realized this was what made me happy.

Introduction to Nudism

I was helping set up security for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. I was at the Hard Rock Cafe in Atlanta talking with a couple. Told them I had to get away for the weekend. They gave me a number and name to call of a nice resort close by that had a pool, hot tub and very friendly people. As they left they told me it was a nudist resort.

I thought about it and decided to try it and went that weekend. Loved the experience and the people I met. They made me feel so welcome and everything seemed so natural. When my daughter came down to work security with me I told here where I had gone and she wanted to go with me. We went the next weekend and spent two days there. We were hooked and even though we could go to the opening Olympic ceremony free, we watched it on a TV in the motor home of a family who were teachers from California while relaxing at Hidden Valley nudist resort in Georgia.

We went there another time before we had to leave Georgia. When we got up to the New England area we visited some local nudist resorts and felt at home. My wife and I now live in a nudist resort in Florida, and my daughter visits every year to live the nudist lifestyle.

First Time

June 1st, 2009. I made my way to Mira Vista Resort in Tucson, signed in, took my clothes off and wandered about the Resort. I introduced myself and confessed that this was my first (public) experience as a nudist. Nancy said "Show me your tush!" I turned around and was pronounced a "cotton tail." What a delightful and gracious introduction and welcome to the nudist community!