Once the decision to be a Naturist is made, some people simply find themselves somewhere suitable and strip off, whilst others want to be but are still not sure how, where or why! Let’s start with the easy bit: Why?
Okay so we dress it up, (a rare thing for a Naturist, I know) with explanations of soaking up the much needed Vitamin D for some really good health reasons, for not having to sport “white bits”, especially strap marks for the ladies, (well, usually for the ladies), for it being a leveller among people from all backgrounds, for the feel good factor of no soggy swimwear and the relaxed atmosphere we all share but when it comes down to it, the reason we do it is simply because it feels good! Of course you might not understand this until you do it for yourself and if you have never considered Naturism before but your partner is asking you to give it a go, please do as they ask because although I was reluctant at first, the day a warm breeze caressed my naked skin, it became apparent! There’s a feeling of freedom, liberation and confidence. You’re doing something you’ve been told not to do all your life: social nudity!
How and Where?
There could be some among you who find it hard to walk around naked even in the privacy of your own home, curtains drawn and handy wrap left by the front door in case the doorbell should sound someone’s arrival. So perhaps that is the first place to become accustomed to your own nudity.Next time you’ve showered don’t be in a hurry to dress, relax in your own skin.
When that feels completely normal you can venture outside.
Every Naturist dreams of having a totally private back garden and if you have that privacy then the first step is to take advantage of that garden and bare all in your back yard. Of course, you have might have spoken to your neighbours and they applaud what they regard as your rebellious, brave or cranky behaviour and don’t mind an occasional, accidental flash of skin if they look your way.You might even find that they are Naturists too! In fact you might well know several Naturists already but just don’t know that you do!
There are a number of naked walking groups. Whilst it is not illegal to be naked in public there is always the chance someone might think it is and if that happens it is generally the Naturist who comes off worse so please be careful and carry something to cover up the moment you see anyone in your vicinity. It’s often accepted without comment, especially if you are in a group. BN will back you as long as you weren’t intending to cause ‘alarm and distress’ which is the bit you could be arrested for.
Now that you’ve got used to being naked in the privacy of your own home and back garden the next step could be a Naturist beach. I had mixed feelings about these but it worked for me, when my husband suggested trying it out at the Welsh Morfa Dyffyrn beach. I thought it was okay as I didn’t know anyone there and I was hardly likely to meet them again and that’s exactly what happened.
Source: Naturally Carolina
Original publication 8 July, 2020
Posted on NatCorn 27th July 2020
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