Two first experiences

I started enjoying nudism by sleeping in the nude. After I started to do my work around the house naked. My wife was surprised when I came downstairs naked one day and I could tell her hesitation.

As it was mid-evening there were very few folks at the beech so it managed to find a secluded place. I walked into the lake and when chest deep took off my swimsuit. It felt amazing. Before I walked out of the water, so as to not offend anyone, I put the suit back on. I’ll never forget the sensation of the first time nude in Lake Michigan.

I removed my swimsuit and was bare outside, other than my backyard, for the first time. I recall thinking to myself that I’m a “nudist.”

Being at a club, it doesn’t matter if someone is naked or not. YOU may be nude and appreciate. I just wish I’d have started this before.

-JLR
Michigan
After discussing a visit to Gunnison Beach here in NJ, my lovely wife and I chose to make the trip. I’m 40 and my wife is 41. We were both aware that it was ‘clothes optional’ and I understood that most people would be bare, but I believe my wife thought it’d be a 50-50 split (bare, partially nude).

When we got there she was a bit overwhelmed. She did not take her suit away at all. Nonetheless, after a while of sitting in our seats and seeing the scenery, I felt I really could take the following step. But she then said, “sure, do it.”

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A few seconds later, I stood up and took off my swim suit. Nothing happened. No quake. No bolt of lightning. Nothing. Everyone went about their company.

I, however, loved this new feeling…sitting in the sun, wind blowing…it was incredibly refreshing and http://nudistrude.com . I adored it.

I said, “why not.” So, at first she didn’t need to go, but after a second she said sure. That was rather intimidating. I’m walking in my birthday suit through dozens of women and men.

Anyway, the water was amazing. Swimming sans clothing was a first for me also…and it was another wonderful experience. I made the walk from our seats to the water 3 or 4 times, each time appreciating it more and more.

I’d love to return and try it again. My wife is now speaking about going back and removing her top. Hey, whatever makes her comfortable. We’ll see the way that it goes.

-Craig J
New Jersey
Our Bare Venture

When I was a boy the words “naked” or “nude” weren’t part of my family’s vocabulary. The single nudity we understood started with your shower, and ended as soon as you could catch your towel. My brother and I never went shirtless or barefoot. We were never even allowed to wear sandals or flip flops. Being naked was never an option.

As always, life continues. Faculty, work, marriage, kids, divorce; all flew by in what seemed to be a brief span of time. With the beginning of the Internet I found out about this matter call “social nudism.” I was intrigued as well as the thought grew slowly that I’d like to engage in this naked experience. Still I lacked any social interaction with other nudists.

Following the children moved out to begin their own families, we began to be much freer with our clothing at home and we talked often about nudity and whether it was right or wrong according to Biblical standards. As Christians we needed to do the right thing. Evaluation of the Scriptures led us to the conclusion that just being bare, and being nude with others was not in conflict with our Bible. We began to be naked at home increasingly more. We still had not been able to go anyplace that let nudity.

Finally we had our opportunity one winter when we were on a Caribbean cruise. The ship docked in Jamaica. I had already found out that we could get day passes at a resort that had an Au Natural island. They needed to show us round the resort but astonishingly my wife would not have anything to do with such a tour. She needed to get out to the island when possible. I couldn’t agree more. As soon as we arrived, we found two lounge chairs in a bright location. We had our clothes off in the blink of an eye. Like many others have said, it was so good to be naked. We talked to a number of the other guests and we loved our time there so much we really hated to leave. Being nude on the isle was so natural and easy. We were hooked!

This summer we’ve traveled to three nudist clubs/resorts. We had so much fun. My wife and I agreed that we should have done this earlier!

-John Y
HOOPESTON, Illinois
My lovely wife and I frequently vacation in Michigan. We are household nudists for the past six months. By this I mean that we were staying nude sometimes after a shower and then we began being naked before bedtime. We drink coffee and eat lunch naked.

My wife was unwilling but she agreed that there was no damage since we have been married more than 35 years. This summer we went north and found a isolated alone shore in northern Michigan. We walked for miles to discover a peaceful area to read and sunbathe. Most beaches in Michigan are full of noisy children and furious parents. We simply wanted seclusion to locate some peace and relish the sun.

However, I went swimming after an hour of sunshine and my swimsuit got too wet to lay down on my towel so I took it off. My wife, who is awfully self-conscious and incredibly spiritual was distressed that we might be arrested for my nakedness. We are old-fashioned Republicans and we do not condone criminal acts.

She was becoming hot and after much whining she also carried of her swimsuit and went for a dip at the lake. I really don’t understand why being naked is a crime if you’ve a designated location where it could be legal to be without your clothes. Anyhow we’ll begin writing our representatives to alter the laws in the Michigan National Lakeshore so that folks do not have to feel like criminals if they violate no one.

I do not understand why with the membership your organizations has, nobody has come up with a plan to legalize some regions of Michigan to be clothing optional. We must modify the perception that nakedness is a offense that should be penalized by the law. A lewd act should be penalized but a nude body isn’t a motive to be detained or punished.

-bquintan
Allow the Adventure Begin!

I have consistently found it interesting how different people define their “first time” nudist encounter. While the first social nudist encounter is a significant event, I really consider two “first times” when I think of my nudist life.

First, is the conscious decision to adopt nudism as part of who I am as a person — to buck social standards, to accept something some others see as peculiar. From my first age, I’ve always loved being naked. Nevertheless, I was far from open about it, keeping it hidden, keeping it to myself, and like many others, only spending time nude when alone. Why? Fear. Anxiety about ridicule, humiliation, and not being who others wanted me to be.

Additionally, there was a particular level of self doubt that maybe my nudist hobby was “a bit peculiar.” Maybe it was only a stage. It was not until early adulthood that I eventually said, nope, this is not bizarre, it isn’t a period — it is pure, it’s wholesome, it’s authentic, it is interesting, and it’s lovely. More to the point, it is part of me. I’m quite proud of that conclusion. It’s an accomplishment every nudist or naturist shares.

My first “social” experience was not at a club or a beach or anything like that. It was in my home. It was the night I got up the nerve, turned to my wife and said, “I believe I’d like to be nude around the home sometimes…..just because I enjoy it. Obviously, she knew I clearly appreciated being naked, but I had never sought out time to be nude only for the pure enjoyment of it. Obviously, she did not mind. I will never forget the exhilaration of walking into our living room, only minutes after, completely nude.

Since then, I’ve had many “naked experiences.” As much as I cherish each if them, they all go back to the day I first decided nudism was going to be a part of my own life and the nighttime I shared it with the love of my life. I’m a better person for it — happier, more understanding, more accepting. I am happy to say I have never looked back!

-Drew

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