Sunday, January 30, 2011
You're a Nudist?!
Recently, a coworker and I were discussing the overwhelming need to get away and go on a nice long vacation. As we discussed the many places we would like to visit she quickly asked “Do you know where the Smiths went on vacation?! A Nudist Resort! Can you believe it?!”
Without thinking and almost like a knee-jerk reaction I said “Yes I can believe it, I’ve gone many times myself.” This did not register with her as she continued on. “I was so shocked that….wait?! YOU’VE gone?!”
Normally I don’t talk about being a nudist at my workplace for obvious reasons however, I have worked with this person (let’s call her Betty) for almost 20 years and I could tell she was genuinely curious and desperately wanted more information. The “Smiths” are mutual friends of ours and she just couldn’t picture them going nude. It seemed so out of character to her for them to try nudism that she just had to know more about it. What I said next surprised even me!
I blurted out “Yes Betty, I’ve been a nudist for several years!”. Oops, did I just say that out loud? Well it was too late. There it was, out in the open for all to see. No turning back now! I saw myself as a nudist and couldn’t stop myself from saying so. She just stared at me for what felt like an hour and said “I think that’s fantastic!”
I spent the next 45 minutes answering her questions and discussing what it’s like to go nude and be free. She really admired us for being able to do so even though she didn’t think it was for her. Maybe its not for her right now, but I’m betting that somewhere down the line she will give it a try. Her curiosity was too intense to just leave it alone.
Perhaps you’re a lot like Betty and you’ve come to this site in search of more information. How do I become a nudist is an excellent question and wikiHow has written a great article on how to get started. I gave much of the same advice to my friend. Mostly, be comfortable with it at home first before going to a club or resort for your first visit.
As for me, I found it very liberating to openly talk about a lifestyle I’ve come to embrace. A lifestyle that makes me feel good about myself and has changed my perspective on the world around me. Not to mention those I come in contact with on a regular basis.
Who knows? Perhaps I’ll even bump into the Smiths sometime at a nudist event. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to find more people I know enjoy nude recreation. I hope you’re one of them!
Posted by nudist1010 at 6:13 PM