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Nudism & Health

Body Acceptance and Nudism, In My Experience

In the last two years, I have gone through some major changes in my acceptance of myself. I have always suffered with body image issues since being an obese kid. Until the spring
of 2012, I could not comfortably go barefoot or walk down the beach without a shirt without feeling extremely self conscious. I was always made fun of for my chest and feet.

I was married for over 20 years to a woman who did not do anything to make me feel more comfortable with my body. Once I asked
for the divorce, I met a woman who really talked me up and built up my confidence in myself. I went to my first nude beach and walked up and down the sand without feeling self conscious. I even got some compliments which me feel really good.

I am now completely comfortable with my
body and have no issues being nude in front of others. It is truly amazing when I look back at my life how much I missed out on due to the teasing and comments made to me when I was
a kid. I am now 48 and have more body acceptance and confidence than ever. I am not conceited about it, but do believe that
I must look okay.

Please think before you make fun of a kid
or put others down. The damage can take years to get past.

A Vitamin D Deficiency

When I was a young boy about 9 yrs. old, my mother took me to a doctor because I was weak and tired all the time. After testing my system the doctor told my mother that I had a Vitamin D deficiency, or a need for total sunlight on my body.

In the early 50s being nude outside was a hard thing to accomplish. The doctor explained to my mother and I that my body was not processing bone marrow because I wasn't getting much sunlight. He said it's like a bear storing up winter fat to survive the winter. My little body needed total sunlight a few times a week to build up my immune system so I would feel normal.

It was summer time so my mother took me down to a small pond behind our house and told me to strip down and just play in the pond for about an hour. It was an amazing feeling when I took off all my cloths and jumped into the pond. At first my mom was looking all around for anyone else around. After a few weeks of almost daily swims and sunning sessions, I was starting to feel much better physically and my mind never felt more relaxed.

After a month or so, my mom just told me to go down the pond whenever I felt like it. It was a hot day in July when I was swimming and watching the fish when my neighbor girl came down to the pond when she heard some water splashing. I was so relaxed being nude that I asked her to strip off and come in and play in the mud with me. Much to my surprise she stripped down and ran into the water like she was meant to be a nudist like me.

We were only 9 years old and having the time of our little lives playing and getting muddy. Both of us made our nude swimming times our secret and no one ever found out. We had our secret code that we used when everyone would be gone for the day or a certain day after school that we could hit the pond. Over the years we found a lot of different places to swim nude like some of the big creeks that had some clean and fairly deep places to swim and watch the fish. We were both 15 when we were learning about our bodies in school. Sex was not an issue with us because we were good friends and totally protected our fun times in different places. When we saw each other at school we just winked and went about our day.

Over the years I have learned the physical and mental comforts and benefits of a nudist lifestyle. In 1986 I was traveling in northern California when I found a little isolated beach just waiting for me. About an hour into my nude beach day some other people showed up and we were immediately comfortable with our bodies. My life's direction drastically changed when I was only 9 years old because of a vitamin deficiency. Even today I can't go swimming in a public pool because I have to wear a suit. I wish I could find some nudist friends with a private back yard pool. All I can add to this is if you have any stress problems, all you have to do to eliminate your stress is...GO SKINNY DIPPING.

Nudism & Health

I was in business 35 years and still a nudist. I thank my mother. Nudism is very healthy. We live longer, studies show. Our children have a higher IQ then clothed children. Our children abstain from sex in later years. We are happier, healthier, have less stress than clothed people. Studies have shown this for years. Nudism and health is paradise, as God intended us to live our lives naturally without clothes. We all need to come out of the clothes closet and change the world without harassment in our own yard or beaches.

Wake Up Call

Well I hope this is the right venue to write this. It is really a story that has yet to materialize but hopefully will be realized.

I will go to a good friend's funeral tomorrow, dead from a massive heart attack on Friday.
Two hours from life to death at 50.

The point of this is reflection. I became a nudist four years aqo, and joined AANR a little over a year ago. I have enjoyed the direction toward improving nudists' health being taken. The stories and articles are motivating and I have given thought to changes, even more so now.

I will turn 55 in a couple of days, and it is time to let go of some bad habits and instill healthy ones. Before AANR, I would never have considered nude yoga let alone a nude 5K, both of which I am looking forward to pursuing. So this is my nude health story in the works!

Please keep the motivation and healthy living tips coming!

It Was Always "Natural"

My experience with being nude started really at birth and ever since. My Parents weren´t nudists but, living in Holland, it is the norm. Then we came to Canada. At the tender age of 6, I remember Mom just letting us go nude at the lake all the time. I always thought the other kids were strange wearing bathing suits.

Why? As time went on my brother and I would always be nude at the house, even when there were guests of Mom and Dad's around. Of course they came from the old country. As I got older I always went hiking nude. Sure, we ran across people out in the woods, but they stared and we continued on.

As a adult now I go to the resorts that have non-clothing options. I guess I feel the opposite from those who feel great when they take off their clothes. I feel normal when I feel the warmth of the sun, or the feel of sand or leaves on my skin. I love it when
the waves of the ocean hit you and you feel every thing. The best part is when you are nude with others; there is true fellowship with them. You see all of them as they are with nothing to hide.

I think the whole world should be nude. After all isn't that how it started in the beginning?