Chillin Nekkid for the first time!
Naturism is highly under-rated. I can assure you, if you’ve never had a taste of it, you don’t know what you’re missing! Everyone who is unfamiliar with it is going to have misconceptions about what it’s all about, how it feels to be nude outdoors with others, and so on. But here is what I suggest. If you’re not comfortable with yourself naked, it might be difficult to even imagine yourself nekkid in the broad daylight vulnerable to the gazes of other (nekkid) people. So, hang out nekkid by yourself. Thus far you may have spent your life being naked for mainly 2 reasons: bathing and sex. To take a shower, you get naked, maybe glance or look at yourself in the mirror for a minute, shower, and put some clothes on right after. Sex means nudity for that time period, but maybe once out of bed, the clothes go back on. Now try this out– exit the shower, dry off, and don’t get dressed! Just walk around your place naked. You don’t have to do it in front of roommates or family, but if you have your own space, just chill out naked. (You could also try to convince your roommate/significant other to do the same). You can read, play on your computer, work, do the activities you normally do. After a little while you’ll forget you’re even nude. This is especially rewarding if it’s summer and you can’t afford A/C and your room is 95 degrees, with a fan blowing. (But that’s a summer plus.) If you can get comfortable with your own bare body this way, you could probably warm up to hanging around other nekkid people! Plus, getting dressed after a shower is a hassle anyway. If you’re just hanging out to relax, there’s no reason to let anything restrict your body.
Then, if you think that’s nice, try it outdoors! This can be step 2. Step away from the computer, go outside into the sun to feel the heat and the breeze against your skin, close your eyes, breathe in deep, and just stay in the moment. You’ll soon feel completely free and peaceful in your body, mind, and soul. But alas, this may be impossible where you live. I’m in the countryside, but my neighbors would probably go into shock if I strolled through my open unfenced yard nekkid. But if you got some privacy in the back, take advantage of it! This can be a surprisingly rewarding experience. If not, consider stepping out into the wild, i.e. A nudist club where you can experience it!
*Also, try skinny dipping if you never have!! Find some water where you can swim alone or with friends and jump in without that pointless swimsuit. Or jump in first, then take it off if you’re shy. It’s a very freeing experience.
Naturists or nudists are individuals who practice naturism, which combines nudity with a healthy lifestyle, respect for all humans and love for the environment. Sun exposure provided through public nudity offers major health benefits while reducing carbon footprints by minimizing the need for clothing manufacturing. Originally developed in Europe during the 17th century, there are two types of nudism.
- Personal and family nudism occurs within the confines of home for maximum privacy.
- Social nudism takes place within private living spaces with friends and acquaintances that follow a naturist lifestyle. A number of facilities including resorts and clubs also provide social nudist opportunities.
The concept of nekkid ties in with social nudism, as many prefer to flaunt their nude and naughty behavior in front of others.
Flexibility attracts many to a naturist lifestyle, as there is no steadfast definition of the concept. In the United States, nudists focus on the sans-clothing aspect while European followers embrace health aspects along with nudity. Currently more males than females openly practice a naturist lifestyle. Many indicate that social nudism offers acceptance of an activity deemed questionable by modern society.
Smaller, specialized groups exist within social nudism to practice nekkid activities. Motorcycle enthusiasts based in Kentucky teamed up to create a nudist cycle club known as the Nekkid Riders. Founders felt the “nekkid” moniker alerted others to freaky happenings. The club boasts membership across the United States and around the world in Germany, Australia and Korea. Members attend rallies and motor-sporting events stripped down to their birthday suits. Less courageous members ride in specially designed thongs.