nude outside in the backyard

nude-contestI don’t think it was brave, but I locked myself out of the house once and was nude outside in the backyard. It was cool outside so I couldn’t stay out too long and wait for my wife to get home from work. The hide a key was out front and it was in the middle of the day. Had to go around front and get the key.

I could have run but decided just to walk fast. Got the key and ended up injuring myself in the process. Should have hid a key in the backyard.

After I posted this reply I thought of one brave thing I did do. About 3-4 years ago, we went to our nude beach. We had been there several times alone. We hadn’t met anyone yet and there was these two couples, one of the couples had their 3 children with them. They were sculpting a mermaid in the sand. When they were almost finished I went down and looked over their creation and told them I had a polaroid camera in my back pack and would take a picture and give it to them if they’d like.

I could have been questioned why I had a camera or camera-less, they could have thrown it in the ocean, but they liked me, so I took the picture, gave it to them and we are good friends with them today. The women really helped my wife feel better about social nudism so it all turned out great.

I still prefer if nudity is shared by all people present

nudebeachwomanMy feelings haven’t changed much since: I still prefer if nudity is shared by all people present. I’m more open-minded, however, about textiles accompanying their nudist friend or S/O; if they’re cool with me, I’m cool with them.

The two situations I presented, I also realize, were a bit unique. In the first, we were a group of nude people who had just spent the entire week-end completely nude; and here walks in a completely dressed lady! Which sort of broke up the nude vibe we were all enjoying.
The second situation was genuinely a “chickening out” situation. My friend, or so she said, intended to join me but totally froze up (self-consciousness kicked in). She had no rational explanation for it; but I think it has to do with the whole “easier to be nude among strangers than with a friend/relative” thing. Her daughter came in the picture only a while later, asking why we weren’t nude; her mother explained that she had chickened out. Which caused her to also chicken out and return with a bathing suit on!

Since then, I have found myself in an “only nude person in the room” situation once or twice. In those situations, it didn’t bother me because those were people who typically went nude, just not in that particular situation. One was on a chilly morning at the resort; sarongs and T-shirts everywhere except me. The way I looked at it: “I didn’t just drive 90 miles to keep my clothes on! No way!” Another time, I was over at a friend’s house and he invited me to make myself comfortable. Why was that different from my second scenario? My nudity didn’t affect him as it had my friend. No worries; no intrusion? Then no problem.

to go out naked in the yard

nude-contestMy first time at a nude beach was at Little Beach in Hawaii. I had gone over and stayed back from the beach getting up enough courage to go over to the beach. Finally decided it was something I had wanted to do, so walked on down, found a spot and took off my swimsuit. The next step was to get up and go play in the water which I did.

Another time was at a warm spring and there was another person there sitting in a chair nude. After sitting in the spring for awhile, I got out and enjoyed the sun naked also. At first when other people came, I would put the towel over me, but after watching him, I had the courage to stay uncovered with the next few people that came. One couple came and he stripped down to get in the spring, the lady though changed into a swimsuit with him holding the towel up. She did loosen up some and would let her top straps down. Once the top slide a little to show one breast and so she casually pulled it up again. It looked like she wanted to join in, or at least go topless, but just could never move ahead with it.

My recent brave move was to go out naked in the yard of the condo we were staying at with my wife. She isn’t into nudism and so sometimes when we are alone someone and I have gone nude, she isn’t very approving. But it is early in the year and I was longing to get some nude time in the sun, so just walked right out and layed on the lounge chair. With the privacy wall at this place, I was hoping she wouldn’t say anything or be upset. She joined me in her bikini and appeared comfortable with me laying out naked. Later on she took her top off which was a little surprising. Later she slipped her bottoms off and joined me naked. Even more surprising was the next day when we were going outside to catch some sun. She didn’t even bother to put her bikini on, but just went straight out naked. There were still other times that she still wore her bikini, but encouraging that she was willing to do some nude sunbathing. Looking forward to the summer with her to see how far she is willing to go.

One last time to relate was when I was at a small resevoir and was laying on a inflatable mat floating on the water. I had on some swimwear that had some clasps, so I released the clasps and enjoyed floating on the mat nude. There were boats going by and a few other people on the beach, but it felt so nice. I have done this again once I got past the initial first time. Always keep them handy in case a ranger comes by.

I have in the past gone nude on sometimes fairly busy Spanish beaches

nude-childrenI used to be less careful than I am now. I have in the past gone nude on sometimes fairly busy Spanish beaches, carrying nothing and walking purposefully past them for several miles. It is not illegal there. People would notice, but few seemed at all bothered. Only once did anyone (a man) object on the specific grounds that children might see me. As we know, children take no notice of simple nudity, but I did feel nervous because I then felt vulnerable and had no means at all to cover-up. I occasionally experienced groups of two or three women expressing obvious approval that I was nude, not that I was looking for that. I always avoided single women who were not nude or top-free so as not to make them feel uncomfortable or threatened. It was interesting to observe how some couples saw me nude and then removed their clothing.
That was in the past. In the interests of not causing offence and not giving naturism a bad name even if legal I have changed my approach to public nudity to be less obvious. Just like Pete, I agree hiking is a lot more fun than the beach. I also use quieter Spanish beaches where few people pay any attention other than just noticing, some see me and do the same! Hiking in Spain, it is so quiet the chances of running into someone are low. Hiking in the UK the chances are much higher. If alone I have tend to disappear off into the bushes, feeling nervous since I have absolutely no wish to offend but afraid it might be taken as more than simple nudity. Doing a Spencer Tunick installation has given me a different pespective on how the Brits see nudity. 1700 people went nude for several hours in a city in the name of “art”. Most were not naturists and were very nervous at first. I don’t go nude on UK beaches unless lying on my belly in a quiet spot. I only stand up when there isn’t anyone around for at least 700 yards, but may walk a long way then. If someone keeps on walking towards me I don’t usually worry about it, since it is their choice and I am on a very wide large beach, but if it is narrower I sit down and am discreet until they have passed. If I see a lone woman I often cover up as we get closer so she can feel “safe”. No-one in the UK has ever objected or seemed offended. Occasionally they have been obviously amused, so I just say hello. You might wonder why I do not use nudist beaches very often. The main answer is simple. Sadly, in the UK and on the smaller Spanish beaches there are often various pervs hanging around and I do not feel as comfortable. They are the ones giving naturism a bad name.

I have in the past gone nude

nude-childrenI used to be less careful than I am now. I have in the past gone nude on sometimes fairly busy Spanish beaches, carrying nothing and walking purposefully past them for several miles. It is not illegal there. People would notice, but few seemed at all bothered. Only once did anyone (a man) object on the specific grounds that children might see me. As we know, children take no notice of simple nudity, but I did feel nervous because I then felt vulnerable and had no means at all to cover-up. I occasionally experienced groups of two or three women expressing obvious approval that I was nude, not that I was looking for that. I always avoided single women who were not nude or top-free so as not to make them feel uncomfortable or threatened. It was interesting to observe how some couples saw me nude and then removed their clothing.
That was in the past. In the interests of not causing offence and not giving naturism a bad name even if legal I have changed my approach to public nudity to be less obvious. Just like Pete, I agree hiking is a lot more fun than the beach. I also use quieter Spanish beaches where few people pay any attention other than just noticing, some see me and do the same! Hiking in Spain, it is so quiet the chances of running into someone are low. Hiking in the UK the chances are much higher. If alone I have tend to disappear off into the bushes, feeling nervous since I have absolutely no wish to offend but afraid it might be taken as more than simple nudity. Doing a Spencer Tunick installation has given me a different pespective on how the Brits see nudity. 1700 people went nude for several hours in a city in the name of “art”. Most were not naturists and were very nervous at first. I don’t go nude on UK beaches unless lying on my belly in a quiet spot. I only stand up when there isn’t anyone around for at least 700 yards, but may walk a long way then. If someone keeps on walking towards me I don’t usually worry about it, since it is their choice and I am on a very wide large beach, but if it is narrower I sit down and am discreet until they have passed. If I see a lone woman I often cover up as we get closer so she can feel “safe”. No-one in the UK has ever objected or seemed offended. Occasionally they have been obviously amused, so I just say hello. You might wonder why I do not use nudist beaches very often. The main answer is simple. Sadly, in the UK and on the smaller Spanish beaches there are often various pervs hanging around and I do not feel as comfortable. They are the ones giving naturism a bad name.

First one I tried was the Therma Europa Centre in the centre of Berlin

nudebeachpussyFirst one I tried was the Therma Europa Centre in the centre of Berlin. Cost was 18Euro for a full day pass, which is good value I think. I went on a Saturday and stayed for about 8 hours. The changing rooms are seperate for male and females. In the main complex there is a swimming pool, 4 saunas, 2 steam rooms, hot and cold spas, and a bar and restaurant. Plus there is also areas outside where you can swim and relax. The clientelle really is pretty much 50/50 males and females, and of all ages. Woman come here either by theirselves, with friends, or with partners – unlike the UK where the vast majority of women who visit are with a partner. Everyone who goes in the sauna or steam room is fully nude(unlike these UK places where most people keep themselves wrapped in a towel) and a lot of people just walk about the complex nude(though in the restaurant and bar area you have to wear a bath robe). And also unlike these UK places, there is no perving or “swinging” going on. Everyone here is here because they enjoy using the sauna, spa, and swimming pool. I really enjoyed my time there. This is the sort of place I’ve been looking for a very long time. It was very busy on the day that I went.

Then on the day that I returned back to the UK I had a bit of time to spare, so I went along to the Sauna Garten in Blub, at Buschkrugallee 64. Wasn’t that easy to find the actual place itself. I had to go into the Hotel reception and ask, who directed me to the other side of the car park. Then I couldn’t spot it easily, because there was no clear signs at the entrance to say that this was a sauna complex, there was only a sign(can’t remember what it said) to indicate that this was the entrance to a bar. Anyway, ventured in and found that this was indeed the sauna. The price was 18Euro for up to 4 hours, or 20Euro for a day pass. As I only had just over 2 hours to spare however, I went for the 4 hours option. All very nice inside. The changing room is unisex. Then in the main area there is 6 saunas, and 2 steam rooms – all of varying temperatures and styles. Plus there’s a small swimming pool, sanatariam, and relaxation area. Again, everyone nude in the sauna and steam rooms – none of this silly towel wearing business. A good number of people walk around the complex nude. Didn’t seem to be quite as balanced a mix of sexes here though(on this occasion anyway), maybe about 62% males/38% females at my rough estimate. I went on a Tuesday afternoon between 3 and 5pm. There was probably only about 30 people here at that time. I expect it would have got a little busier later that evening after I had gone. I was sad to have to leave the place! As with the Therma Europa Centre, I found this sauna absolutely brilliant. And I would visit again if/when I’m next in Berlin.

If only they had places like this in England. It would be great to visit one each week to relax nude. Instead all we get here(apart from the UK festival saunas which are highly recommended) are these pathetic seedy “naturist health Spas” which are dominated by perverts and swingers(due to the inclusion of “play rooms” upstairs), and a mostly male clientelle. Never ever again will I pay to visit those places again – the price I pay(paid) for those(?15 for Bristol Gardens, ?18 for Rio’s) will pay for half the cost of a return plane ticket to Berlin! I paid just ?35 for my flight to Berlin from London Stansted.

I look forward to returning to Berlin or elsewhere in Germany later this year, and spending a day or two nude at one of these excellent sauna complexes again.

German Saunas = absolutely brilliant!!

UK Saunas = absolutely rubbish

If you get a kick out of the idea of other people seeing your wife nude

nude-beach-videosThere are so many variations of nude living that one needn’t even call oneself a nudist or naturist. I’ve known people who were nude at home most of the time; yet never referred to themselves as a N or N. My X never referred to herself as a nudist either; even though she participated in social nudism. Those I have known who did call themselves nudists or naturists were active social nudists, with AANR memberships and resort/club membership. They used either term to “authenticate” their active participation and commitment to the nudist philosophy.
I don’t think you need bother with defining or labeling your nude tendencies – unless you’re actively seeking a social nudist environment. But if you still feel the need to define what you do, I think the term “home-nudist” is applicable to your situation. As far as your last question, it depends on your intent. If you get a kick out of the idea of other people seeing your wife nude, then you might be venturing into hedonistic territory. I enjoyed my X being openly nude amongst other nudists; because her comfort with nudity was important to me. And the recognition of her attractivenes provided me with some measure of pride. But it had little to do with some hedonistic impulse to display my nude wife (p.s. I’m not judging you at all; just explaining te difference).

Nudism is not a religion

nude-bech--famillia--nudist--videoNudism is not a religion. The characteristic of a religion is blind faith in an intangible. Belief in something which cannot be proved. Nudism is a way of life and a form of recreation. Nothing else. The benefits in the form of physical and mental health are tangible and easily proven. The individual who started this movement to have nudism declared a religion evidently didn’t think it through. As things stand in today’s political climate a nudist religion could not be practiced on public property, an ever growing amount of real estate, nor could it even be mentioned in schools. While sexually oriented nudity could still be shown in the movies and TV wholesome, family oriented nudism being a religion could not. These three things are essential to the growth of family nudism. 1) More public lands should be set aside for clothing optional use 2) nudism should be taught in school as a perfectly acceptable alternative way of life and recreation and Social Studies classes should introduce students to the many countries, mostly former Socialist Block countries, who embrace nudity 3) nudity should be portrayed in the movies and on television as being perfectly normal and natural rather than being sexually charged and titillating.

I’m Nathalie and my first ever time going really nude

65529016MI guess I’ll do my first posting here since it asks about another first time thing. Ok, I’m Nathalie and my first ever time going really nude with other people around was two years ago when I was in high school. Four classmates and I went out to this small lake on one of the boy’s grandmother’s farm to go swimming during the summer (obviously). All 3 of us girls had swimsuits under our shorts and tops so it didn’t start out to be a skinny-dipping trip, just a place to swim. The two guys had cutoff jeans shorts and tshirts and they were going to swim like that (minus the shirts). Anyway, after we were there for awhile we really liked it because nobody was around and it was like a private little lake on private property. One of the boys was joking and said he should have brought some cards so we could play strip poker and one of the other girls said you don’t need cards to play strip poker, you can do Rock/paper/scissors and the loser has to take something off each time. The winner can challenge anyone they want to. The more they talked about it the more they acted like they were really going to do it. I was the quietest because I was probably most shy of the entire bunch and also I was self conscious about myself to the point I even dreaded taking showers in gym class in front of other girls.
They finally decided that one boy and one girl (luckily not me at first) would do the rock/paper/scissors thing and we’d play until somebody lost all their clothes. It couldn’t take long for SOMEONE to lose because I figured the girls are all wearing a two piece swimsuit and the guys either had one or two pieces of clothes on, I didn’t know if they were wearing undershorts or not.
Anyway, to hurry it up, the boy lost the first round but when he took off his shorts he still had undershorts on. So the girl challenged the same one again to try to get him totally naked but he won the second time so she had to take off her top, and so it went. Each time something came off it was thrown up on the rock at the edge of the lake so it wouldn’t get lost in the water. The funny part was everyone was standing in water pretty much up to their chest so the guys were pretty well hidden when they got naked and the girls just kind of bent their knees enough to keep the water level higher than their breasts when they took their tops off. Everyone continued to play until everyone was nude and I really felt pretty giddy about it and actually liked how it felt to be outside with absolutely nothing on.
The swimming and horsing around was fun and the longer we were there the less everyone tried to hide under the water. By the time we had to get out of the water and leave, all five of us were standing naked up on the rock together retrieving our swimsuits and shirts without making any effort to cover ourselves with our hands.
It was pretty strange to me to recognize that I felt LESS self-conscious standing with 2 guys and 2 other girls totally naked on that rock than I did in the school shower with girls in my gym class.
Since I was 17 then I didn’t get a chance to go nude in public again until I’d graduated from high school and started in college. On Spring Break nine of us went to St. Martin and spent 5 days at Orient Beach last year and that was the most fun yet!
If nothing else, I’ve learned that a tall, pale, skinny red-headed girl doesn’t look any worse naked than I do in a swimsuit, so why bother to wear one? I hope this posting is ok with everyone and I’m not breaking any rules or whatever. THANKS!

This was from age 16 to 18 …

63456573I will add a funny story for you and for your son that might put his mind at ease. I used to go to a naturist resort each summer with my cousin and my aunt and uncle. This was from age 16 to 18 or so, in the early and mid 1990s. My aunt used to take a few photos each summer of the family and our friends.

Last year my cousin, who is 35 now, found an old picture that she had never seen before. A picture of the two of us together, when I was 16 and she was 17. We are posing with one of my best friends from our trips to the resort, a boy named Stephen who was a year older than me. He’s in the middle, and Jodi and I are on either side, and we’ve got our arms around each other and everyone is smiling and no one is wearing anything but sandals.

Jodi found this photo and thought it was such a nice picture, we all looked happy, and at first she couldn’t figure out why she’d never seen it with the other family photos. Then she realized … Stephen had an erection. Apparently her mom didn’t want to include it with the other pictures because of that. But Jodi thought it was hilarious, and she couldn’t wait to show it to me. This young boy, his arms around two young girls, all of them naked, and he’s got an erection and a big old smile on his face. Cracked us up.

But the point? It was completely innocent. There was nothing lustful or inappropriate about it, and at the time we didn’t even notice it, so he must have covered up or done something about it pretty quickly. Tell your son that it’s no big deal unless he makes it a big deal. It’s natural.