I am a nudist and proud of it.
On 8 July 2018 I had a decision to make: go to a pool party or stay home alone. I think most of us would prefer the pool party, but there was a catch – I would have to be nude.
When I was younger I desperately wanted to be nude as it would allow me to be open and free, but it was not accepted by people I knew and I therefore I didn’t have the courage to step out.
By choosing to attend the nude pool party, I made a life changing decision. I chose to be confident and believe in myself. As a result I have realised I do not care what detractors might think of me.
The Central Florida Naturists define a nudist as ‘a person who is strong, confident, open, honest and free.
‘A person who enjoys being naked as often as possible. A person who loves, respects and appreciates their bodies as well as the bodies of others.
‘A person who knows all bodies are beautiful, no matter what their size, shape, or gender.’
Given this awesome definition, I can’t think of a reason for clothing.
When I first attended these nudist groups, I felt the people there tended to stand out because they were so unique.
I didn’t realise what I was picking up on was the huge confidence the attendees had in themselves.
But this confidence is not manifested in egoism, in fact I discovered that many are loving individuals who look at the inner self of others.
Nudists are used to looking past your outer shell and they speak to you as if you are just another good person.
Original publication 23 May 2019
Posted on NatCorn 28th May 2019