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Friends, Family and Nudism

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.

Started Early in Life

It all started in Okinawa. As a child, I used to run naked through the fabulous white and billowing clouds of DDT, which were sprayed nightly in the summer months. Many of the local kids did this. I don't quite understand the impulse to be naked while doing this, but then again, during summertime at latitude N 26, my sisters and I spent most of our time with very little clothing anyway. It was a very basic feeling, arms outstretched, inhaling the sweet smell of the insecticide. Sure, it sounds horrible, now. The gas was banned in the states in 1967, but not out on the frontier. I see Johnny H. from Australia, and Claudia from DontKnowWhere, running next to me. We are all about 7 or 8 years old, sweetly innocent.

Much past that, I don't recall being naked outdoors again until my 20's in the Sespe Wilderness of Southern California, with either Bill O. or my wife, Cora. Yep, I'm talking about the very remote Sespe Hot Springs, only accessible after a long, hot 6 hour death hike.

Later, in my 30's and 40's, the ex and I, and the youngest of the girls, would frequent Bonny Doon beach, just north of Santa Cruz, CA.

Now, I belong to Oaklake Trails, about 3 hours away. I love every minute naked in the sun and with my friends.