How to Get Younger Nudists Involved in Nudism
Younger Nudists and Nudism:
Getting the younger nudists and naturists involved is proving to be a harder task than some people thought!
Spreading the Word: How to get the younger nudist generation involved
Younger Nudists – Nudism, though embraced and appreciated by many, is often an unexpressed and ignored impulse by the younger generation. Oh sure, they’ve probably thought about the idea of freeing themselves, but usually, the younger generation considers any type of expression not accepted by their peers as taboo.
They are being hit with the trials of adolescent, but they’re also dealing with instant access of anything and anyone. They live in a world of constant overexposure- Facebook, Blackberries and iPhones make the sharing of their social lives an instantaneous experience. For the sake of technology, however, they’ve lost the intimacy that comes along with the process of actually getting to know people, nature and the world around them.
The experience of becoming comfortable with one’s own body image as well as one’s own naked body is a gradual process that occurs over time. It’s a learning and a ‘getting to know’ oneself and the natural environment from which we came and where we are going. Begin slowly with the younger generation. As with any age group, the younger generation needs to feel comfortable and acclimated to the movement at their own pace. Privacy should be of the utmost concern. Even if they are adults, they are still relatively young.
Their hormones, their changing bodies and their developing minds make them easily susceptible to feelings of personal shame and embarrassment. Their minds will jump to the age and gender differences between themselves and others, so allow them plenty of time to get acquainted with the feeling, and with the idea of personal nudity before you approach the topic of going public.
Suggest that they begin their movement with a same-sex friend. Chances are, they’ve already seen one another in bathing suits or similar clothing. They’ll be able to put one another at ease and they’ll have a great string of memories to remember the experience by. Also, suggest that they begin privately. In-house and backyard nudity will be the precursor to a public nudist resort.
Remember, when bringing someone of any age group into the nudist movement, patience and comfort are the two most important elements to ensure a proper experience. It is no different with the younger generation.
This article about Getting Younger Nudists Involved in Nudism was published by Young Naturists and Nudists America YNA