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Nudist & Proud

Happy To Be Nude

I love to take walks early in the mornings on weekends. So last summer I decided to be brave I went out for a walk without a thing on, it was exhilarating to have the morning air blow on my naked body. I have done this even in the snow & heavy downpours during those downpours I have taken a shower in them, the warm rain feels so good. I rarely wear clothing when I go anywhere I am a Nudist & I AM Proud to be one. :)

First Time

I am proud my mother was a home nudist. I learned respect for other people's feelings going nude when 12-years-old at the beaches and also in resorts. Being nude is paradise and freedom others just dream about. Nudist are the best listeners and best friends in the world. We need more nude beaches in Florida and a hotel on the east coast to go to with AANR standards enforced. Being nude is very natural. I love being nude all the time.

A Learning Experience

I started back in 1962 out of curiosity; I first visited Sunshine Gardens,near Battle Creek,Michigan.My wife and I went every once in a while. After an Army service, we went there occasionally.

I was a NNC member for a while then later with the TNS and AANR. We visited Sunny Haven,and Forest Hills.Turtle Lake has always been our favorite. I attended three conventions there.

We are looking forward to being with our friends again next year.

My Nudist Life

After sunbathing nude in the past I finally decided to become a full-time nudist just about one year ago. I never feel more at ease and comfortable than when I'm nude. Once I decided to shed my clothes I sunbathed and worked in the back yard fully nude with knowledge I might be "caught" by my neighbors and comfortable with the idea, though my wife worried it could lead to legal issues if I were reported to the police. So far, it hasn't happened.

When home alone or with only my non-nudist wife I spent as much time as possible fully nude, dressing only to go out and dressing minimally to walk to the mail box or into the front yard, sometimes with only a towel or robe wrapped around me. And, still I got no negative feedback from my neighbors.

Recently I made a trip to Florida to assist my mother and while there she actually suggested, on my first Sunday there, I go to the Bay County Bares resort if I wished. I'd recently told her I was a nudist and she was okay with it.

Unfortunately, my wife learned during my absence I'd been corresponding on-line with other nudists and blew her lid. To keep the peace I tried to curb my nudism but found I cannot deny who and what I am. So, after a short absence I've returned to the websites and have begun again to go nude when she is not around to complain.

I can never return to a 100% non-nudist way of life. Somehow, I must help my wife to understand who I am and regain her acceptance of my right to live nude since it harms no one.

Nudism, What Dreams Are Made Of

The bright sun and warm breeze enveloped parts of my body that had never met either one prior to this day! I walked beside a small lake with the sound of small waves lapping the shore and a slight whisper in the many pines that towered above my head. That day was October 7, 2006 at Emerald Lake Resort in Porter, Texas.

Three months earlier as I occupied a hotel room near Detroit, Michigan, I awoke from the most vivid dream I have ever experienced. In this dream, I had started a Speech Club (don't ask, I had never heard of one either, you know how dreams are)where 20 to 30 people would meet twice a month at various locations such as a residence, a rented hall, etc. I would stand at the door and great each person as they entered the room and hand them a small piece of notebook paper and a pencil. After all had gathered and found a seat, I would start a timer and everyone had 15 minutes to write a short speech about a subject that they felt very passionate about. Each participant would then take turns standing in front of the group and deliver their speech.

The odd thing was, as each took turns speaking, they had to deliver the speech naked. In the dream, this was supposed to have a very positive psychological,emotional and spiritual effect as each would be taking the risk of accepting themselves just as they are. No one would judge them, as everyone would eventually be in the same position!

When I awoke the next morning, I was staring at the hotel room ceiling and saying to myself, "that was a brilliant dream." Unlike the nude dreams I had as a child in which I would find myself at school and be the only one naked. I thought to myself,"this would actually have a positive effect on the participants."

I shared this dream that very day, with a female coworker who was very open minded, a good friend, and we could literally discuss anything! She looked intently into my eyes as I shared the dream with her, and when I was done she exclaimed; "Monte, that was a brilliant dream!"

I found her choice of words interesting as that was my exact words to myself that morning!

I then shared it with one of my open minded sisters in Colorado via email, and she wrote back; "Monte, that was a brilliant dream!" I found this all so interesting and I'm no expert on dream studies, but I was convinced that this was coming from a desperate inward desire to leave a very religiously repressed life behind and breathe without guilt for possibly the first time in my 52 years.

My wife didn't find the dream exactly brilliant, but bless her heart, she was supportive of my desire to try nudism. It was even her idea that I join AANR even though she has only been nude socially twice with me.

It has been the most free and rewarding 5 years of my life thus far, and I have met many beautiful people and seen amazing places as my profession takes me away from home most of the time.

Positive thoughts, freedom and beautiful feelings to all who embrace nudism