Nude by Nature: Living naturally without clothes
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Nude by Nature: Living naturally without clothes

My family and my very close friends well know my decades-long relationship to clothes—I am not a comfortable carrier of textiles. The moment my feet enter my door, the clothes disappear. I am comfortable in my skin, wrinkles, imperfections and all.

I teach adult students in Southeast Asia. During one lesson I told my students I wouldn’t be around for a few days as I was going to a naturist resort and then to an island to spend the day on the beach with a naturist group. “What is a naturist?” I explained it is someone who prefers living without wearing clothes.

The students were fascinated.

“What do you do?”

“Exactly what other people do, except we do not wear clothes.”

My first nudist camping trip
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My first nudist camping trip

I made the decision to start my new journey and visit every nudist campground in Georgia. I pulled up a list and discovered 10 of them plus one across the border, all in the state from the north Georgia mountains all the way east to the coast. My first stop was Native Woods in Darien,GA….

1,000 Families Project: Naked Among The Oak Trees—A Mom Of Two Embraces Naturism
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1,000 Families Project: Naked Among The Oak Trees—A Mom Of Two Embraces Naturism

In this family, mom practises naturism and enjoys hanging out in the nude with her two naked little cherubs. Dad? He’d rather keep his clothes on. Never had I imagined I would become a naturist overnight. But after visiting Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park in East Gwilliumbury, Ontario, that is exactly what happened. I moved…

A Very German Idea of Freedom: Nude Ping-Pong, Nude Sledding, Nude Just About Anything
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A Very German Idea of Freedom: Nude Ping-Pong, Nude Sledding, Nude Just About Anything

The first time Michael Adamski saw his mother-in-law naked it was awkward. But it wasn’t as awkward as seeing his boss naked. Mr. Adamski, a police officer in Berlin who investigates organized crime, first started going to a nudist camp at a lake outside Berlin after he met his wife, whose family owned a cabin…

The naked truth: At Conn. nudist resort, ‘You can’t hide behind fancy clothes. You have to be yourself here’
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The naked truth: At Conn. nudist resort, ‘You can’t hide behind fancy clothes. You have to be yourself here’

Dozens of brightly colored floats bobbed in the pond. There were noodles and air mattresses, blow-up fish and alligators, boogie boards and floating chairs. Children laughed and adults waved to friends drifting by. It could have been a scene out of any summer camp vacation, except for one thing: Everyone was naked. “Floatopia” was one…

We spent a day in Sandy Hook at NJ’s only nude beach. Here’s what to expect if you go
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We spent a day in Sandy Hook at NJ’s only nude beach. Here’s what to expect if you go

“Nude bathers may be present on beach” warned a sign near the packed parking area of Gunnison beach — a strip of sand and sea in the Gateway National Recreation Area separated from other Sandy Hook beach-loungers by grassy dunes. The presence of nude bathers is the only reason my friend and I drove an…

Naturist couple reveal how taking their clothes off helped them find contentment
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Naturist couple reveal how taking their clothes off helped them find contentment

A woman who has been in a wheelchair since 2010 said being naked in social settings has helped her feel good about her body for the first time in a decade. Sixty-eight-year-old Joy Batley, from Wymondham, said she had always enjoyed the feeling of going without clothes, but had only felt confident enough to do…