Nudism Benefits Me

When thinking about how living as a nudist benefits me, it is easy to come up with a quick and simplistic list. 

As a nudist living in a nude community in Florida, there is the immediate relief of so much less laundry to do on a weekly basis. Although there seems to be many more towels in the hamper, at least those don’t need to be ironed. 


When living and working in the cold and wintry Northeast, clothes shopping was one of my most time-consuming things to do each weekend. It fulfilled a dual purpose: I wanted lots of clothes for work, and shopping took place inside, out of the weather. Since it was really not that rewarding of an activity, having it be a very tiny part of my current life is beneficial to me!


Packing for trips is much easier. I tend to vacation in nude venues and on nude cruises. There’s no need to carry a lot of clothes – a few fun wraps, some towels, and only a couple outfits are needed for even long trips. 


Closet space is no longer a problem. Trying to keep up with fashion trends is no longer very important to me. As long as I can have my fun and funky big earrings, I have all the trendy things I need. 


There are, however, much more important benefits to living nude. The physical benefits have been well documented. It is healthy for the human body to enjoy nature nude. The longer I live as a nudist, the less interested I am in putting clothes on. Although I value the warmth and protection when needed, for the most part I dislike the restriction of free movement and the irritation of textiles on my skin. Children usually love to be free of clothing. They have the right idea! Nudity allows them to run and play much more freely. 


As nudists, I think we are able to more quickly get to know people on a deeper, more meaningful level. The time that once may have been taken up with (usually superficial) conversation revolving around clothing labels and styles can now be spent in more meaningful exchanges. 


Nudists are typically accepting of each other as we are. Without the barrier of textile trappings, the snap judgments sometimes made about others based on clothing and taste in same is removed from our lives. This provides us more opportunity to get to know others and build real relationships. I think everyone probably has times that they did not engage with a stranger because they dressed “strangely” or very differently from the norm. Those times were possibly lost opportunities based on perhaps erroneous assumptions. 

I recommend nudity for everyone. Yes, when it’s cold, wrap up! When it’s sunny, put on your sunscreen. Wear a hat. Find yourself lots of fun shoes – use up that extra closet space. To really enjoy life though, whenever possible, go nude! 


Taken from the AANR Monthly Bulletin, "Across the Board" brings information and thoughts from the Governing Board of AANR to you. The Board values your membership and wants to make sure that it is doing what is right for the members and clubs. The first step is good two-way communication.