So we do not rely completely on college students as our main source of members,

though we do count on them to augment our positions. The more students we get to
attend the indoor activities, the more people would go away with a better
knowledge and positive image of nude recreation. Perhaps when they get back home,
they will become active in the naturist groups within their areas, which will definitely
Help us all.

For those who know me, this
Will not be a surprise, but I was raised as a nudist. In fact, I was homeschooled
until I was almost 13 and had to attend a public school. I had always wore
clothing for those occasions when we’d to go into town for whatever reason,
but if it was warm… I used ton’t wear much. And most of those clothes were homemade
by my mother, so I definitely was not the fashion queen!
Nevertheless , as soon as I ‘d to go to public school, the
clothing thing became a serious issue actually
Rapidly. Children did not get my garments, and I fast became the butt of many jokes
about my mother and father’s economic state. They think fairly wrongly, while we
weren’t prosperous, we certainly never fought. But it became clear that I
would need to try to mimic the styles that others were wearing. But I hated it.
I hated the picture that garments gave to people. Everything I wore, it appeared,
sent a message to everyone, if only that I was attempting to adjust.
By the time I got into high school, I’d grown enough to where I just didn’t
care anymore. Coincidentally, this was about the same time which I reached the
Base of the popularity ladder and joined the computer club. I was then in
jeans and a t-shirt day-to-day, no matter the occasion, except maybe I wore some
Special for “spirit” day.
So, although I came to accept wearing clothing, and the messages it sent, I ‘ve
never enjoyed it. When it became mandatory to search for work, I discovered a
Entirely new range of messages that garments sent. , I believe, have it
easy, a suit is a suit. But women’s business suits, egad! The variety and flavor
and function of a woman’s business suit leaves something to be desired in my
So now, I attend school and I work. I find myself more clothed than bare. But
at exactly the same time, I’ve come to accept that I am still me, and still nude
under my clothes. A fact that would become clear if any of you met me in
Man, outrageous, hard-headed views and all. But I do long for those times
when I was a kid and could spend actually a week or more without a stitch of
Thanks for reading,
Talking to
friends about nudism was unusual at first,
but a lot of my friends think the thought is really good (even if they don’t want
to try). I’ve managed to convince a few of them (fairy easily I might add) to
come out and give nudism a try at our clothes optional swim. Essentially I just
listened to their concerns and answered them with as much advice as
possible, without trying to run the conversation. I had let them do most of the
Discussing. As for introducing the notion to them, I found it simplest to drop small
hints or raise questions in a joking manner. By way of example, at a house party where
Folks are in a hot tub (Hey, why don’t we just get naked!) and then only fill
Folks in with info from there. Or the tradition, “Have you ever attempted or
thought about attempting skinny dipping?” It was somewhat bizarre bringing the idea up
with female friends. It’s kind of odd to to tell your female friends to come
out and try being bare withyou without appearing kind of creepy. Speaking to them
about bathing naked or having a bare sauna and how great it feels (if they have no
experience) seems to be a great place to start. That way they’re able to get comfy
with naturism on their own terms. Telling my encounter with nudism looked to
Function really well also. I still can’t believe that in high school I didn’t feel
comfortable taking my top off at the shore, and now I am arranging a naturist
club at my university!
Some people, obviously,
Believe that nature is overly sentimentalized, the state of nature in which
the Noble Savage once lived in harmony with himself and his environment is simply
a myth engendered in the minds of comparatively well-off folks by the frustrations
of our urban culture, that it is not now and never was quite so good as it
is made out to be.
Possibly. It may be a myth.
But of us live without our myths. Like art, myth is one of the ways we
explain us to ourselves. There is beauty, and truth, in addition to pathos in our
Why be naked in nature? It
is, after all, not always convenient or comfortable. Sometimes the air is too
cold, the sun too hot, the brambles too unforgiving of naked skin, the insects
Overly hungry for our blood.
But still… our skin is
our largest sense organ. Wearing clothes when we don’t desire them is like wearing
a blindfold over our eyes or earplugs in our ears. We miss so much – the heat
of sunlight, the coolness of fog or a waterfall’s mist, the caress of the
breezes, mud between our toes, a summer rain runneling down our flanks.