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Friends, Family and Nudism

Teling the Family

I started going to nude beaches when I was in the military after I came back from the Gulf War and it changed the way I look at life.

My wife had a hard time accepting it at first. She thought it was about sex but after she went she found it was just going to the beach without the bother of a swimsuit. We went more and more with our kids and then we found a club nearby and decided to give that a try. We found very friendly people who were happy to meet us. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We made some great friends there and had many wonderful relaxing weekends.

Since we lived far from my parents and brother and sister I never mentioned it to my mom and dad. However, when my brother came for a visit I did mention it to him and even took him there for a day visit. He had been going to nude hot springs for a while so it was no big deal. Later on a trip to visit my sister I had an accident on the way to a nearby nude beach. I had lots of stress dealing with the insurance claim and police reports, I was completely stressed out. My sister took some time off of work and said she would take me anywhere I wanted to go. So I told her there was a beach I wanted to go to and that is was a nude beach.

Well, she had never heard of it and was kind of interested. When we got to the parking lot she kind of got worried and asked if she had to be nude. I said no keep as many clothes on as you like but I am planning on going nude. Is that okay? She was fine with it and we had a good time when we got back to her house she proudly told her husband she had been to her first nude beach.

I had still not told my mom or dad but I am pretty sure that sis took care of that. Some time later my mom began dropping hints especially after she had a few drinks in her! Anyway the whole entire family now knows and they don't think anything less of me, so far as I know. Every time one of my nieces or nephews likes to run around naked they say they take after their Uncle Alan, which is great for me!

My kids are all grown now and we have grand kids. My oldest granddaughter was raised by us for a while so her mom could get her life on track so we have a very close relationship. Her mom has no problem with us taking her to the nudist resort we belong to and she always has a great time swimming and running around. She is such a ray of sunshine and everyone at the club knows her they treat her like family. I know that this experience is going to give her so much self-confidence and be a positive influence. I am really happy to have passed on this message about body acceptance to her.

I know nudism may not be for everyone but it is something I feel everyone should try. For me it was a life altering experience all for the good.

Friends, Family, and Facebook

I didn't really hold back in telling friends and family after discovering the joy of nudism. I didn't go out of my way to tell people but didn't "hold it in," either. My immediate family found out I was a nudist shortly before my first Christmas as a nudist. One sister and I were going shopping for matching Christmas pajamas for the kids when she mentioned that the adults should get matching pj's, too. I told her that I'd never wear them and, when asked, explained that I sleep more comfortably without them. After ooh's and aah's I told my sister that life is just more comfortable without anything on, at which time she learned I am a nudist.

While my closest family members knew, many other family members didn't know until this past summer. At that time I said something on Facebook about going camping. A half-sister asked where I liked to go camping and I mentioned Juniper Woods, telling of the beautiful grounds and wonderful people. Within 20 minutes I received a message from her telling me that she didn't know that I was a nudist. Other messages from friends and family members soon followed. None were judgmental; all of them simply said that they didn't know.

Telling others that I'm a nudist never includes a drumroll or fanfare. It's a statement of fact, just as my favorite color or work situation are statements of fact of who I am. With this way of telling people I haven't had lots of drama as a result. There are often questions, which leads to wonderful discussion. Sometimes I even find someone who wants to try the lifestyle on for size!

Nudists Are The Best Friends

When we first started going to our closest nudist resort, I never dreamed that the people we would meet over the years would become our best friends. Our best friends hail from Canada, California, Ohio, Florida, and who knows where else in the future.

I don't know why we are best friends. Maybe it is because we have a deep, abiding kinship from sharing laughter, food, sports, travel, freedom from clothing....

We come from diverse walks of life; we have differences of opinion; we have different levels of education, different occupations, different skills, different bodies. None of that matters.

What matters is that we all met one day because we went to the nudist resort. We shared a volleyball game, a tennis set, or other activity, a meal, a drink, a conversation, and we have continued to share with one another and to enjoy each others' company.

Mostly, though, we consider ourselves part of a greater family that we have chosen to be a part of, as opposed to a family in which we were born. We care about each other, we love one another. Our nudist friends are family.

Grandma Said Go Naked If You Want To

My first time was when I was around 13 years old. A friend and I were at my grandparents' farm and I suggested running through the corn but with no clothes on.The other boy thought nothing of it and we stripped off and ran through the corn and all over the farm nude as can be. It was such a feeling I couldn't explain it to my grandma when she caught us. I asked her not to tell my parents and she said she wouldn't and she said go naked if you want to. Needless to say I spent a lot of time there.

Hi, I'm Jim of Las Vegas

Hi, first, I'm new to naturism, having just decided to become so this summer while working in my backyard. I'm 61 years old and work as a Security Officer at a major hotel/casino on the Las Vegas Strip. My wife, so far, has not joined me in my lifestyle choice and may never. I have been fortunate enough, though, to get our soon-to-be 36-year old daughter (Dec 27) to join me nude twice at home and I can be freely nude in her presence anytime, though not if my wife knows about it.

I'm hoping to get our daughter to become a naturist herself, though she has said she's not sure about going nude outside so far.

I am a retired 24-year Air Force veteran. We have two children, our soon-to-be 41-year old son (Dec 27, also) and daughter. Additionally, we have a daughter-in-law and four grandchildren (all our son's and his wife's). Unfortunately, our relationship has been strained and we've not seen any of them for several years though they also live here in Las Vegas.

I began my journey into naturism a few years back by sunbathing in the backyard until my wife became fearful I'd be reported to the police if seen by our neighbors. I gave it up for her after she broke down in tears. This summer, however, while digging to get rid of rocks and caliche in the backyard I finally decided just to shed my clothes and not worry about it. Then, after getting reassurance, online from a member of the Las Vegas Bares club I should be safe from prosecution if my neighbors have to look over the wall to observe me, I decided to throw all caution to the wind and just go bare full time. I never plan to go back.

My wife is still uncomfortable with the idea but, I hope someday she will accept my lifestyle choice and will, in fact, join me. Further, I hope we can even bring our daughter in to join us sans clothing whenever circumstances allow.

I have even walked to our mailbox down the street after dark in only my robe with the front open and stood out front of the house with my daughter, both day and night, while she smoked a cigarette or to see her off, with my robe open when there was no one else present.

I'd love to introduce my entire neighborhood to naturism and feel free to walk about at all times clothes free.

I am also signed up on the figleaf forum website and the Naturist-Christians.org website, where you can read my introductory post of the same title I have used here.

I look forward to reading your stories about your introduction to and life as a naturist.

I really regret not having gotten into this lifestyle, with my wife, while or children were young to give them a sense of confidence and body acceptance without shame or themselves or anyone else.

Not sure whether I will ever join a club or take a nakation/nude cruise, though I think it would be a great experience to share with my wife, who happens to be of Vietnamese heritage and who I met in Saigon in 1971. We have been married since January 6, 1973.