The World of Nude Recreation As Told By You

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Getting Social

Making Friends

My first social time was at Forest hills. Sand volleyball and the pool. First time I did put on a robe to carry my wallet to pay for lunch. Showering outdoors next to a female was no big deal. Thought of returning but thought I would check out another resort. I went to Sunshine Gardens meet another guy or two to visit there so I returned often. I even went to some winter potlucks they had which were not advertised. After a few years with my dad gone I would take my mom to Florida. I stayed the month of January with a lack of work at home and went to see what resorts were open to me. Single nonmember at this time. I was able to go to Apollo beach and Paradise Lakes.

When I went home I got my AANR membership and the next year I was able to go to Cypress Cove and a singles weekend at Lake Como witch was great and got to know them and did this every year I took mom down.

They also did a singles weekend in April so I would fly down for the weekend and drive my rental car to get mom and drive her home. With this getting me more open to social nudism again I tried Turtle Lake in MI and then soon got my membership there. I was a member 2 years then my job went bad so lack of cash I didn't renew. Have gone there but not often. I also had been to Haulover Beach and another resort north of it once.

Better Late than Never

In 2001, when I was 55, I decided to give social nudity a try. I was rejected at the local resort due to being single. I contacted another one in my home state of Michigan (Forest Hills Club), and to make a long story short was accepted as a member.

I waited for warm weather and went there for my first socially nude experience on May 1, 2001. For some unknown reason I joined AANR the previous year, which turned out to be a smart move.

My first day at the resort, I parked my car, undressed outside the car, thought "Well, here goes" and walked out to the pool area with my cooler full of water and food. I expected someone to point and laugh at my body (one area in particular), but no one paid any particular attention to me. I thought, "Hey! I LIKE this!" I settled in and made myself at home--even doing some nude painting at the resort. That first day was my also my first experience with a hot tub, and I fell in love with the hot tub that day and spent most of my time there or in the pool.

Since then I've been a member of five resorts in different states and lived in three--including the one I live in now.

I was always shy and withdrawn, and social nudity has helped to bring me out of my shell. I've been accepted and well-liked at every resort where I've been.

I was once embarrassed to be seen nude, and now I don't care who sees me nude. All my life I've enjoyed being nude but usually alone--except for an occasional nude time with a brother or neighbor boys as a child.

I LOVE living in a nudist resort where clothes are optional, and I can leave my windows uncovered and walk out of my RV nude and not be afraid of someone calling the police.

People have told me, "I would love to live in a nudist resort, but I can't afford it." Apparently, they never compared the cost of living in a nudist resort to the cost of living elsewhere. I've found that living in a nudist resort is a LOT cheaper than living in a textile neighborhood, and the benefits are unbelievable!

We have two swimming pools, a hot tub, tennis courts, a bar for those who like to drink, a small restaurant, and over 500 acres inside the resort with thousands of acres outside the resort where one can roam nude. Most of area outside the resort, though, is only for the rugged and strong--which I'm not at nearly 66.

As a Christian, I've learned that this lifestyle is very compatible with my beliefs--despite what most churches teach.

I absolutely HATE wearing clothes and LOVE being nude. I only wear clothes when it's too cold for nudity or when I have to leave the resort, and then I wear only the bare minimum. When someone sees me wearing clothes in the resort, they comment on that since they're not used to seeing me dressed.

Even if in the future I move out of here and to a textile area, I will only buy a place that is secluded so that I can continue to be nude as much as possible. I would prefer to have my own property instead of paying someone rent to park my RV.

Social Nudity

I was in a family of nudist so being nude around each other was no problem. Even traveling to friends and other family members' house was no problem when growing up. My parents took us to nude beaches, parks, and resort all the time and I love them. I only became nervous as I got older. I have a lot of tattoos and even though they are not offensive I felt other naturists would feel this would be a covering. I also have piercings as well.

My husband and I went to nude resorts and I shed my clothes and nothing. Everybody was still nice and treated me so well. After that it didn't bother me. I love going walking, laying, and swimming on nudist beaches.

I am happy more blacks are coming out to join us. For the longest time my family would be the only ones. Even today my husband and I are sometimes the only ones at the parks and resorts and beaches. But I love it and tell people I still travel nude over my friends' house. I love to have small get-togethers. we take our clothes off and fun!

Relaxed

I started out as being nude around the house , we have secluded property that allowed me to be nude outside, and I loved it . Then me and my wife decided to try a resort ,and I have got to say there is nothing like it, social nudism is the best, a much relaxed place , many nice people , we have gone back time and time again to this place. And it has me in mind set that allows me to be nude all the time when possible, I love to work in the nude , swim in our pool nude, and if weather permitting being nude all the time. I just wish i would have tried this many yrs ago , the feeling of not worrying about what others think or what you think about others is refreshing, nudism to me is like a breath of fresh air you take,you are calm and at peace with yourself. I think I have found a very big piece of the pie, and also if most folks would just try this one time, I think that there would be a lot more peace in families and such. But we will always have the ones that want to tell us it's wrong and not for them, but they have not tried it, so how would they know, if they would just once try it I guarantee they would be better and more open folks, social nudity is the best there is , no pressure, no jealousy, nothing, just plain old people that do what they do, and don't care about the way they look, just down to earth people, and I can't agree more. Social nudism changed my life ,from just around the house nudism to folks that love that way of life as much as I do, more sure really try it. They would be a lot better off in my opinion.

Discovering the Truth About a Friend

About 10 years ago, my wife and I were on a vacation with a close (female) friend. We have known this friend for over 30 years, and we are quite close. We have traveled together many times over the years, and we usually rendezvous somewhere with her as we live many miles and timezones away from her.

One afternoon during that vacation, we went to a swimming pool complex (textile) and had a good time swimming and soaking in hot baths. Afterward, the ladies went off to their dressing room, and I went to mine, and when I came out, I had to wait 10-15 minutes or so for them to come out.

When they did, they were laughing about something. It turns out that in the open, communal shower, something was said by one of them about their wet suits and the other lady (neither of them can recall which of them said what) replied that it would be much better if we could have swam nude...and then their conversation apparently slid into a revelation that we, as a couple, had been enjoying varying degrees of nudism for over 15 years, and our friend revealed that she had done the same, starting when she was still married, and her husband had taken her to some nudist clubs near their home. That was around the same time as we had begun going naked around other people too!

After having a good laugh about the situation, and how careful we had all been over the years to avoid being "outed" as a nudie, we agreed that it was very nice to be out of the "nudist closet" with each other. With that, we began to plan our next vacation together -- to a nude resort.

As a single woman, she had been reluctant to go to too many nudist places, and was eager to try out more resorts where she could go naked for much or most of her vacation. We all agreed that we would all be much more comfortable being naked in the company of a close friend.

The next year, we met up and went to a nude resort together. The first few minutes of full nudity on that vacation were just a bit uneasy, but in no time at all, we were back to our normal and natural level of interaction, and we have grown closer and closer as friends since then. We all agree that it is unfortunate that we were afraid to reveal our nudist tendencies to each other long before we did...all those wasted opportunities to have been nude together.

We are currently planning our next big trip, which will include a nudist cruise. I would recommend that anyone try letting it slip out that you are a nudist...you never know who might just say: "Me too!"