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Nudist & Proud
My Nudist Life
I visited my first nudist club at the age of 18 and was totally blown away with the experience. (It actually took two visits before I went inside. I was too nervous and scared the first time and just took the information from the lady at the front gate.)
Once I experienced the freedom and liberation of nature and interacting with people in the nude I was hooked for life. I just couldn't get over the fact that here were all these people with no clothes on and doing just regular stuff: talking, lounging, enjoying the nice summer day, etc. and all without a stitch of clothing on. What was surreal about it was that no one seemed the slightest bit concerned that everyone was nude. There were no sly glances or nervous twitters or any suggestion that being nude was bad. I knew then and there this was a lifestyle everyone should embrace. Back then I was too naive not to think that everyone would love going nude as I did. Because of that, I had no opportunity to head for the closet. I went right home and told everyone I knew, my friends, my mother and sister, my co-workers, everyone, about this neat, exciting, and natural way of living. After I got over the shock that not everyone thought the way I did, I decided to pursue my nude life on my own. From day one everyone has known I'm a nudist and proud of it.
Some weeks later I met my wife of 37 years at the same nudist club and we were married within a year. We raised three kids as nudists but alas, they all left the nudist life after growing up and marrying clothes-minded spouses. (I'm still amazed today that not everyone embraces a nude lifestyle.)
I went through a nudist activist phase for about five years where I thought I could convert the world to nudism. My wife and I helped in the formation of the then American Sunbathing Association's newest regional group, the Southwest Sunbathing Association and I served as it's first President. I started a worldwide naturist correspondence group, The Network, with members in 32 countries and a Bed and Breakfast Registry for nudists who wished to host traveling nudists in their home. I formed the first nudist group online on Compuserve and later transferred it to Delphi. I was involved in the creation and development of Houston's first nudist apartment complex in the 80s, Club Fieldstone. My wife and I appeared on countless TV and radio talk shows promoting the apartments and nudism in general. We also taught a brief introduction to nudism through Leisure Learning and appeared at church, Rotary Clubs, and University psychology classes as guest lecturers explaining nudism. I helped produce a nudist promotion film to be aired on cable TV for the Southwest Region. Despite all that I don't think I "converted" one solitary soul to nudism--sigh.
Today, I'm content to live nude and visit our local nudist club occasionally where I do the club newsletter and website.
Take care and ... Keep it Bare!!!
I began the nudist thing back three years ago, we have a secluded farm that allows us to do what we want, well anyway, I began to go nude when i could,and now I am nude all the time.Me and my wife wanted to do it socially so we visited a couple of resorts in our area, and man I gotta say some of the best folks I have ever met there is no judging or anything. It makes me glad I went nude and I will be nude when I can at the home front, and be at the resorts with others who enjoy the nude lifestyle. Nothing like it from my way of thinking of it more should try it, maybe then they won't be so uptight and worried about every little thing
A few friends know that I usually visit a nude beach. Recently I ran the Bouncing Buns Clothing Optional 7K Trail Race at Sunny Rest Resort in Palmerton, PA. It was a great opportunity to combine my love of the sport and my love for outdoor naturism. I posted my results in the newsletters of the two running clubs that I belong to. So I came fully out of the nudist closet for all to read.
How I Came Out of the Nudist Closet
We live at a nudist park in TN and recently a TV crew from AL came to do a news story. I was one of the folks interviewed for the piece. This is the link to how I came out of the nudist closet on TV(with video and everything!):
Totally A Nudist - Inside and Outside
I have always been a nudist in mind and heart all my life. I was not born into a nudist family, although I wish I had been.
I didn't practice nudism actively until I started working at age 17. It took me a number of years to experience my first nude vacation - at Club Orient on St. Martin. When I arrived there, I was very nervous because that was the first time I had been completely naked. I was nervous that others would comment negatively about how I looked, but they didn't! They accepted me just like I was and talked with me openly and I met some wonderful people while there, including the managers who were nudists from Holland.
As the week progressed, I was very comfortable wearing nothing and by the time the week was over, I hated to put clothes on for the trip home.
I am retired now and am living in a retirement community that is textile. I have to wear clothes when I am outside my apartment but when I'm inside my apartment, I live naked all the time.
I will tell anyone I'm a nudist and proud of it if the conversation lends itself to revealing that about myself to my friends here. It hasn't happened yet, but I'm sure I will be able to "come out of the closet" about my liking to live naked all the time!
Living naked is lots of fun! I don't have to decide what I'm going to wear any day. It sure makes doing laundry easier and less stressful!
For the rest of my life, this is the way I choose to live--naked and free, and proud of it! I'm hoping to marry a nudist lady to share my life with and grow old together. For me "The best is yet to be!"
Raleigh, North Carolina