The World of Nude Recreation As Told By You
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Nudist & Proud
From Bullying to Freedom
At a very young age, I discovered that I was different.I was raised during a time when everyone took a shower after school's Physical Education classes. Other guys thought it was funny to make fun of the weird kid and the bullying went on for years until one teacher saw what was happening and excused me from showers. I loved playing sports but stopped when I had to be in the shower area where I could be bullied in high school.
In college I found creative ways and times to go to the shower. In my first marriage, I did not make love unless it was in the dark. For almost 50 years, no one saw me naked, except my doctor, until I read about nude recreation in an article published by AANR. I began studying and reading all the details. I found a confidant and ask him questions based on my research. To my surprise, he advised me that he was a nudist and worked with me to locate a resort for my wife and I to try. He assured me that no one was going to make fun of me. I was skeptical based on years of being shamed.
You have no idea how nervous I was upon arrival at the resort. I brought my swim trunks, just in case anyone stared and commented and planned to wear them if necessary. We went to dinner at the resort and I wore a towel to cover me. By the third dinner course, the towel was on the chair and not one person stared at me. They looked me in the eye and just carried on a normal conversation.
The next morning, we went to the beach and I got up the nerve to walk the beach natural with my wife. People greeted us and never looked down or stared. If one person commented, I would never experience nudity again. WOW! What a new freedom as a person that I had never experienced in my lifetime.For the rest of the time at the resort, I was natural and loved talking with the friendly people from all over the world.
I wish I had discovered nude recreation 40 years ago as it would have impacted my life in a positive way.
For anyone who was bullied, I suggest you check into nude recreation and the support you get from an organization like AANR. It can change your life to be the best that God created you to be.
Shell Beach, St Barts
When we stopped at St Barts on our nude cruise, we walked to shell beach where we spent the afternoon enjoying the sun and surf.
My first real experience was at a club in CT. I was 28, and my wife was a little skeptical but within half an hour she was nude. We made great friends, and I truly loved the nudist lifestyle.
We have been to Paradise, Lake Como and are members of a resort in Massachusetts; everywhere we go the people have been great.
Better Now Than Never, Best Choice I Ever Made
Growing up, I was never the popular kid in school. I didn't have many friends, I was always skinny growing up, and I used to feel so horrible about myself. But also with me being uncircumcised, I thought I could never consider myself sexy, and felt for the longest time that I was a failure in life. The one thing I lacked in my life was CONFIDENCE.
To get through college, I was tight on money. I had the hardest time trying to find a job. Well, I looked on the job openings board online at my college, and I noticed an opening for a "Nude Model" for an art class. I knew how insecure I truly was with myself, and I was sick of it. I had had it being the outcast who felt like this life had truly no meaning and he could never be sexy.
So at first, I just acted as though I was confident, I pretty much faked it. When I applied for the position, I told my future boss that I had taken art classes in school before, and nudity was nothing I couldn't handle. Best decision, because I did end up getting hired. Afterwards, I started taking notice of various pieces of artwork around my college, and noticed, hey all these people are naked in these sculptures and statues and paintings.
And soon enough, modeling just became easier and easier because I finally felt I was confident enough with my body that I'm not afraid to show it off. Now I love being naked.
And just recently, after reading something about raising awareness about social nudity, I had a fiscal epiphany in my mind, and thought I wanna give it a try. I read about a young guy's experience about how he went for a job interview at a nudist camp and realized that he truly liked it.
So I just tried it one night, I slept naked. Best sleep I'd gotten in a while. Then the next night I stripped down and just sat around like I normally would on a Saturday night and watch TV, and I was surprised how great and relaxed I felt (my body free as a bird and able to breathe, it felt good), it was the most comfortable I was in a long time. I loved it so much, I did it again the next night.
So I started a blog and shared it on Facebook and soon started interacting with fellow nudists, and realized how much they truly love it and how much I truly loved it too. Finally I decided, I liked it so much, why not just be naked all the time? I love it, I'm proud to officially call myself a nudist now! I am truly the happiest and most relaxed now that I ever been; best decision I ever made.
St. Charles, Michigan
Love to be Nude
Writing about this experience demonstrates that I love nudism. I have always like to be nude but really, after working around the house realized how enjoyable it is. Later I started to spend time hiking nude in the dunes or other secluded areas but concerned about offending other "clothed" hikers. I also like to sunbathe nude in the yard which works since there is a tall fence.
As time went on I wanted to go somewhere I could hike and enjoy nudity without being concerned about hikers or neighbors. So I decided to go to a nudist club (Forest Hills). After arriving there and checking in I immediately went to my car and stripped off my clothes. The feeling of the breeze and knowing I could walk anywhere, without concern, was great.
I was able to talk to other nudists and enjoy the experience. This year I talked for about two hours with one of the club members. We were sitting on her deck and having a pleasant conversation.
I enjoy nudism and social nudism is fantastic!