We were all born nude and then it started with a diaper and the textile indoctrination began.
Some of us have returned to our natural, naked beginnings but some would like to dip a toe back to shedding our textile requirements.
There are many reasons why people have not tried it and all are valid points. Some have jobs where their employment could be jeopardized; some have had negative experiences at a club or beach; some have a spouse or significant other that does not understand or want to participate; some have religious or familial restrictions and others believe you must have a perfect body to be a nudist
I have been a life-long nudist. I don’t wear clothes in the house. I enjoy walking in the door and having my clothes spring off like a cartoon character with the requisite “boing” sound. I was satisfied with being a “house nudist” and going to our local nude beach with my husband and a friend or two.
Then I decided to make the leap into “social nudity”. As an introvert and a woman, this was a big step for me. My husband and I have enjoyed going on the Big Nude Boat for the last several years and meeting an entire ship of people who were happy to walk around the ship nude, play games, lay out at the pool or just sit and chat with other nudists. Completely nude. Wow. Not having to get dressed until dinnertime is a real treat and enjoying it with like-minded people makes it even sweeter.
When we joined AANR – American Association of Nude Recreation in April, we were given a whole new set of options. Clubs, beaches and international options for safe, nude recreation. They promote wholesome nudity and do not condone or tolerate any sexual situations or swinging. We have already been to Cypress Cove in Florida and are planning on returning as well as checking out other clubs and beaches.
Everyone is passionate about something – I happen to be passionate about nudism and body acceptance. I am also passionate about Arizona – one of the best places on the planet to live and play. And when I can combine my passions and share with others, then it makes the entire experience extra special.
In 1980 I was one of the founders of a nude travel club called Arizona Wildflowers. We’ve had a lot of fun with the name, calling ourselves “Blooming Idiots” and “Arizona Weeds.” I’m sure others have had other names for a group that at one time topped over 200 active members of ASA/AANR. We camped, hiked, boated, traveled in motor homes, and even attended a number of clothed activities (attending the local horse track, for example) just because we enjoyed each others’ company. Probably 30 years ago I became the sole owner/operator of the business and have continued to have at least one very popular activity – the nude white water raft trips through the Grand Canyon.
Elves Chasm Nude Grand Canyon Swimming HoleThe Grand Canyon is visited by more than 6 million people a year. Most of these people are not Naturists.
People all over the world enjoy nonsexual nude recreation. Some call themselves skinnydippers. Some call themselves nudists. Some call themselves naturists. There are nudist or naturist vacations, clubs, resorts, campgrounds, groups, cruises and beaches across the globe.
We asked American Association for Nude Recreation President Beverly B. Price about AANR and nudism.
How would you describe AANR in one sentence?
The American Association for Nude Recreation is the oldest and largest organization in the Western Hemisphere advocating for and educating about nude living. Continued…Read full original article…