“I understand as a group have never been to a clothing optional area,” I said. “I understand you’re interested about it, so I want to provide you with a lesson in social nudity. Let me explain to you what social nudity is really all about.
As I stood there all eyes were now on me and I mentioned, “First of all it is a non-sexual experience, and the very first thing you need to know is that folks may looks at first. It’s human nature.”
I turned around to be sure that everybody could see, and I mentioned, “Now that you have all “checked me out”, I request you to do this to make a point. It shows you that I understand you are looking and that I’m not ashamed or embarrassed and it tells you that you are natural inclination to look at it is not erroneous, not awful and it is not unacceptable to me.”
Then I entered the water, and introduced myself to each one of the individuals. The tension eased, and everyone relaxed and we talked for many hours about all subjects from societal nudity to physics to good films, professions, school and families. They were a terrific group of young individuals: university students, a disabled veteran, a Registered Nurse, a multimedia producer, a US National Park Ranger, and I really don’t recall what the other woman’s occupation was. All were relaxed, no one else got naked, but the social interaction was amazing.
By 6pm we’d all been in the pool for at least 4 hours and they had to leave to get back to their camp in the City of Rocks State Park, 4 miles away.
As everyone got ready to leave and pick up their things I asked this question, “OK, now everyone, how a lot of you even remember that I’m naked?”
I could see the light go on in their eyes as they realized just what it was all about. I understand some of them will be back to Faywood Hot Springs and I know they WOn’t be wearing clothes this time.
El Paso, Texas
First time encounter 🙂
So I am a 17 year male from Australia, I’ve consistently enjoyed being nude by myself and had dream of visiting the neighborhood nude beach with some mates, male and female. Today I finally got the chance; we walked down to the seashore and continued on to the nudist half of the beach, we subsequently stripped off and went for a swim. It felt so natural to be nude socially.
After our swim we lay on the shore and dried off then went for a walk and enjoyed the view; we’ve now determined as a mixed group of friends it is going to become a regular practice for our pals. Definitely going to happen more in the long run.
My wife Rose and I are newly weds in our mid 50s. Throughout our own lives we skinny-dipped as kids and teenagers, but never were able to do so as adults in our previous unions. Last summer, just before we got married, we began enjoying going in the pool naked. We sat on the patio to dry off after getting out letting our skin bask in the sunshine. What a great feeling.
Not long after this, we started doing yard work, nude, in the back yard where the block fence gave us some privacy. We have a neighbor woman who likes to poke her head over the fence to say hello when she hears us in the back yard (I believe that may quit after the first time she sees us nude). Now we spend a great deal of time naked in the back yard and we should since we have done so much work back there.
A couple of months ago we were watching a program on TV about the RV lifestyle. It got our attention because we travel around in a 25 foot travel trailer. One of many things in the software was Garments-Discretionary campgrounds. We though it was neat and that was the last we thought about it. That is until a few weeks ago when my wife brought it up implying it’d be fun to discover a Clothes-Discretionary campground and go see what it is all about.
During the the next couple of weeks I spent plenty of time hunting the web for Clothes-Discretionary campgrounds. There aren’t many in Arizona, in fact there are not many nudist organizations in Arizona, period. I located one near Phoenix, Shangri la Ranch, which advertises as a family oriented nudist camp. I did even more research on Shangri la Ranch and found it is family nude beach and comes recommended by posters on various naked recreation forums. I named the office at Shangri la Ranch and explained my lovely wife and I’d like to see for a weekend and it’d be our first time at a nudist resort. They were more than happy to accommodate us, even placing us in an RV space right across from the club house, pools, cafe, and hot tub.
After setting up camp and having lunch, we lose our clothes and headed for the pool. It felt so natural and free, we instantly felt at home. We went to the dance in the club house that evening and had a ball dancing nude for 3 1/2 hours. We didn’t care we were naked and no one else cared we were naked either. We met several very nice couples who were excited to meet us and celebrated our first time with us.
Rose and I can hardly wait to return.
I learned of another nudist resort that’s highly recommended not too far from us that we will be heading to perhaps in November. Terra Cotta Inn in Palm Springs. Tom and Mary Clare appear to be excellent hosts and the hostel is simply that which we would like.
I trust Rose and I become regulars at Shangri la Ranch and Terra Cotta Inn. We’re keeping our eyes and ears sharp for additional places to go to.
We are going to love nudism, Clothes-Elective and no clothing resorts and activities.
See you around. We only joined AANR yesterday!
-Mark & Rose
Wow. I did it.
I’d learned of a bare event at a nearby fitness center. It was sponsored by a local nudist club which leased the facility for an evening monthly or so. I’d become determined to visit the occasion having always been intrigued by nudism but never trying it. I was as nervous as I could get worrying about how I Had “respond” but I was perpetrated. I drove around to the health club that Saturday evening and sat in the car just eyeing the place for a great 10 minutes. I wasn’t about to chicken out. I went in, paid my admission fee and headed for the locker room. I immediately figured out that everything was co-ed. There was a couple in the men’s locker room and they were nude. Oh my. How would this go? LOL. I simply stripped as fast as I could. Out the door I went with not a thing on. Wow. Was this great or what? I took a fast dip in the pool and then went to the sauna and hot tub. I was feeling very comfy bare. This was amazing. I was hooked on nudism. Everyone was so friendly and open. I got involved in the volleyball game. Here I was playing co-ed naked volleyball. I was completely hooked. This was amazing. I stayed until the occasion was over appreciating the whole experience. 15 years after http://cutenudist.com ‘m still at it. A nudist for life.
18 Years back I went to a nude beach for the very first time and now I cannot appear to go eslewhere
I once heard about a nude beach near where I lived on the news as it made some contraversy. I was already sleeping in the nude for some time, never thought I’d try it outside, but then one day I visited the beach out of fascination. I didn’t go there to go nude, but after talking to one regular there I found myself taking my suit off and going skinny dipping!
Wow! What a sensation it was swimming in the ocean with no swimsuit! I began coming back up until the beach I went to got raided. I was fortunate I did not get found, but afterwards the beach lost its spunk, and single men started to be the standard offsetting the balance of men and women.
I must say that did not prevent me from becoming a naturist as I joined a landed club nearby and met loads of buddies while at it and the main idea is the fact that it wasn’t sexual being round the same images that Playboy and porn make degrading just in real life.
I even learned afterwards how great it’s to be in a motel room while on vacation with no clothing on and even not shut the bathroom door. I do however, live with my mother who does not understand about this, but I still sleep nude at night though! Wow is all I can say as no correct words can characterize the liberty you have without clothing! I have been hooked and there’s no going back for me!