The World of Nude Recreation As Told By You
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Nudism & Health
Dreams Do Come True
While away on business seven years ago, I had a dream one night in my hotel room that I had started a "speech club." I had never even heard the term in my waking life but hey, it was a dream. As people would enter the room I would hand out a small piece of paper and pencil. When all were seated, I would start a timer and everyone would have 15 minutes to write a short speech about something that they felt very passionate about. Then every participant would stand up in front of the group and deliver their speech.
The odd thing was that while delivering your speech you had to be nude. No one would make fun or judge you because everyone would eventually take their turn delivering their nude speech. In my dream this was supposed to have a therapeutic value in self acceptance. I awoke the next morning staring at the ceiling and thinking "what a brilliant dream!" I shared the dream with my good friend and her face lit up and she said,"That was a brilliant dream!"
I laughed and said, "Funny you chose those words, that is what I said."
I then emailed my sister and told her about it and she said, "Wow, that was a brilliant dream!" My sister went on to say that she had always been interested in nude beaches and resorts because of the very reason of self acceptance. It was the most vivid dream I ever remember having.
With my wife's surprising support, she said she wasn't interested but said go ahead if you want to try it. I was away on business again in Houston, and made arrangements to visit Emerald Lake in Porter, Texas. I was hooked as I drove in the gate.
That first time taking my clothes off in the warm October sun out of doors was a feeling I will never forget. I made some immediate friends that have been friends ever since. My travels made it possible for me to visit many resorts and a couple of beaches as well as a national park in the dessert where one can be nude.
I love nudism, I love the open-minded, non-judgmental people I have met all over the country and the emotional confidence and self-acceptance I have gained. The spiritual value has been something I never even expected. It was so freeing and healthy to shed old beliefs about nudity being immoral, and fulfill a deep inner desire I have had since childhood.
My wife has tried it twice but says she just doesn't get the same thing that I get out of social nudism. Bless her heart for giving it a go, and continuing to support me in nudism.
I'd be nude all day every day if my life and surroundings allowed it. I cherish nudism and all it stands for and can't even express properly, what it has added to my life.
I did have a Brilliant Dream, and I am still living it! Who knows, some day, I may even start a Speech Club!
Body Acceptance and Nudism, In My Experience
In the last two years, I have gone through some major changes in my acceptance of myself. I have always suffered with body image issues since being an obese kid. Until the spring
of 2012, I could not comfortably go barefoot or walk down the beach without a shirt without feeling extremely self conscious. I was always made fun of for my chest and feet.
I was married for over 20 years to a woman who did not do anything to make me feel more comfortable with my body. Once I asked
for the divorce, I met a woman who really talked me up and built up my confidence in myself. I went to my first nude beach and walked up and down the sand without feeling self conscious. I even got some compliments which me feel really good.
I am now completely comfortable with my
body and have no issues being nude in front of others. It is truly amazing when I look back at my life how much I missed out on due to the teasing and comments made to me when I was
a kid. I am now 48 and have more body acceptance and confidence than ever. I am not conceited about it, but do believe that
I must look okay.
Please think before you make fun of a kid
or put others down. The damage can take years to get past.
A Vitamin D Deficiency
When I was a young boy about 9 yrs. old, my mother took me to a doctor because I was weak and tired all the time. After testing my system the doctor told my mother that I had a Vitamin D deficiency, or a need for total sunlight on my body.
In the early 50s being nude outside was a hard thing to accomplish. The doctor explained to my mother and I that my body was not processing bone marrow because I wasn't getting much sunlight. He said it's like a bear storing up winter fat to survive the winter. My little body needed total sunlight a few times a week to build up my immune system so I would feel normal.
It was summer time so my mother took me down to a small pond behind our house and told me to strip down and just play in the pond for about an hour. It was an amazing feeling when I took off all my cloths and jumped into the pond. At first my mom was looking all around for anyone else around. After a few weeks of almost daily swims and sunning sessions, I was starting to feel much better physically and my mind never felt more relaxed.
After a month or so, my mom just told me to go down the pond whenever I felt like it. It was a hot day in July when I was swimming and watching the fish when my neighbor girl came down to the pond when she heard some water splashing. I was so relaxed being nude that I asked her to strip off and come in and play in the mud with me. Much to my surprise she stripped down and ran into the water like she was meant to be a nudist like me.
We were only 9 years old and having the time of our little lives playing and getting muddy. Both of us made our nude swimming times our secret and no one ever found out. We had our secret code that we used when everyone would be gone for the day or a certain day after school that we could hit the pond. Over the years we found a lot of different places to swim nude like some of the big creeks that had some clean and fairly deep places to swim and watch the fish. We were both 15 when we were learning about our bodies in school. Sex was not an issue with us because we were good friends and totally protected our fun times in different places. When we saw each other at school we just winked and went about our day.
Over the years I have learned the physical and mental comforts and benefits of a nudist lifestyle. In 1986 I was traveling in northern California when I found a little isolated beach just waiting for me. About an hour into my nude beach day some other people showed up and we were immediately comfortable with our bodies. My life's direction drastically changed when I was only 9 years old because of a vitamin deficiency. Even today I can't go swimming in a public pool because I have to wear a suit. I wish I could find some nudist friends with a private back yard pool. All I can add to this is if you have any stress problems, all you have to do to eliminate your stress is...GO SKINNY DIPPING.
Palm Bay, Florida
Nudism & Health
I was in business 35 years and still a nudist. I thank my mother. Nudism is very healthy. We live longer, studies show. Our children have a higher IQ then clothed children. Our children abstain from sex in later years. We are happier, healthier, have less stress than clothed people. Studies have shown this for years. Nudism and health is paradise, as God intended us to live our lives naturally without clothes. We all need to come out of the clothes closet and change the world without harassment in our own yard or beaches.
Wake Up Call
Well I hope this is the right venue to write this. It is really a story that has yet to materialize but hopefully will be realized.
I will go to a good friend's funeral tomorrow, dead from a massive heart attack on Friday.
Two hours from life to death at 50.
The point of this is reflection. I became a nudist four years aqo, and joined AANR a little over a year ago. I have enjoyed the direction toward improving nudists' health being taken. The stories and articles are motivating and I have given thought to changes, even more so now.
I will turn 55 in a couple of days, and it is time to let go of some bad habits and instill healthy ones. Before AANR, I would never have considered nude yoga let alone a nude 5K, both of which I am looking forward to pursuing. So this is my nude health story in the works!
Please keep the motivation and healthy living tips coming!