Good Question: Home Nudist Etiquette With Visitors
Home Nudist Asks How To Be Casually Naked in Front of Surprise Visitor
We received an interesting question the other day in an email about going naked on one’s own property. I thought I would share my reply and also share this with the community to get others’ thoughts on this too!
Here’s what the email said (it was from a guy):
“I am most comfortable while nude, [my wife], not so much. We have a large and rather private property. I am still trying to avoid the ‘run and hide’ feeling when an unexpected visitor arrives. Options? Run and hide. Carry a wrap. (Seems kinda dumb on my property.) Approach the visitor? Then what do I say? Really don’t mind being seen nude, just would like a proper response when it happens.”
“Well, it’s a good question about etiquette. Societal norms would dictate that you cover up every time, but it is your own (private) property, and most people can handle nudity given enough time to adjust.
It’s hard to predict how any visitor will react, although I suppose that can depend on how well your visitors know you! haha. You could just approach them nude and then put something on if they appear to be uncomfortable. If you know the person approaching is uncomfortable with it, then you could go and fetch something to put on, asking them to wait while you go grab something. They can always look away for the time being.
That would seem less awkward than the ‘run and hide,’ which I can imagine also resulting in paranoia, where you’d constantly feel like you have to be on guard, on your own property. And it gives the impression that you’re doing something wrong / shameful, which you’re not, as there’s nothing wrong with hanging out naked at home. If you act calm and casual about it, then that will help show them that it’s not a big deal. You can tell them you just like to be nude because it’s more comfortable.
You could also put up a sign on your property that says something like, ‘You are entering a clothing-optional zone.’ “
The home nudist replied that he had in fact already placed a sign at the entrance to his property, but still felt a little paranoid.
What do you think? If you are a home nudist, what do you do when an unexpected visitor catches you by surprise?
By the way, here we are talking about visitors showing up on private property, but you might be wondering about the legality of being naked in your backyard if you are visible to neighbors / passers-by. It actually varies by state, so it is wise to look up your local nudity laws. In some (or most?) states it’s legal as long as you have a fence around you or other barrier. Check out this discussion on AskANudist.com to see how others handle it: “Regulations on Backyard Nudism?”
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About the Author (Author Profile)I'm Felicity Jones, author of Felicity's Blog and co-founder of Young Naturists America. I write about nudism and naturism in today's world along with issues like top-freedom and body acceptance, and various naked topics. Enjoy, and please leave a comment when you've got something to say! :)
For me its very simple. I have a sign on my door, alerting visitors that I am a Nudist - Naturist. I only get dressed for the business visitor bearing my best interest. Over the years that I have lived this way, I can tell you that there are those who are okay with it, and there are those who stay away. It is my home, and sacred ground for nudism!