It’s apparent there are some misconceptions about nudism and what all it entails, especially when it comes to families. I was raised in a nudist household. My parents were almost always nude at home, as were my siblings. We had other families of nudists over to our home. Its hard for someone who hasn’t experienced what that is like to understand, so here are some answers to questions that frequently come my way:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Were you always naked?
No. We wore clothes outside of the house except when at nude friendly locations- nude resorts, the family farm well off the beaten path, and the odd trip to nude beaches. Nudists are not nude 24/7. We still have to function in society, and that means donning clothes to go to school, to the store, etc. We also wore clothes when most of our friends came over, unless our friend’s parents were nudists as well or it had been established that nudity was accepted. Of course that rule was bent by us from time to time.
Did you want to be naked everywhere?
No. There are areas where I am comfortable nude, and areas where I wouldn’t dream of going nude. Nude beaches and nude resorts are safe places to be nude. I wouldn’t want to be nude in places where its not accepted- that’s just asking for trouble.
Was nudity required?
No. In fact, for a brief period while I was going through puberty, I resented nudism and wore clothes all the time at home. I quickly discovered I actually preferred to be nude though. My sister went through a similar phase, but is still a nudist to this day. My brother discovered he preferred clothes and is no longer a nudist, although he still is nude around our family from time to time.
How has it affected you?
It’s impossible to know for sure, but I think it worked out for the best. I have a healthy body image and am very comfortable in my own skin. While I’m by far not a jock, I had no issues showering after gym class or swimming. I am still a nudist to this day, so I guess you could say that’s one of the effects of being raised nudist.
Did you see your mom/sister nude?
Yes. We are nudists. I don’t understand why people insist on asking this question. And no, it wasn’t a big deal.
Source: Girls Ask Guys
Original publication 29 May, 2017
Posted on NatCorn 6th April 2021
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