As I was naked, wandering in the garden and coming back to have a coffee with my wife, I was thinking about ideas for my next post and this question came to mind. Why are we, nudists, getting naked? What are the reasons that push some people to drop their clothes, alone or with others? Many came to mind, but I wanted to ask others, so I turned to the cyber world. I reached to nudists all over the planet to give me their reasons. It was not really surprising to see that all those reasons could be categorized around three families of reasons. What was surprising though was the diversity of approaches and ideas, around this simple idea of nudity. It shows that despite the simple love of being nude, there’s a huge diversity of nudists that reflects the beauty of diversity in the world.
Comfort is the first reason that comes to mind when we think nudism. Being naked is comfortable. I’ve written a series of posts about the comfort of nudity and you can get those in the form of a free ebook.
BECAUSE IT’S MORE COMFORTABLE THAN WEARING CLOTHES, TEMPERATURE PERMITTING.@naturist_me
As I write this post, I’m entirely naked, comfortably sitting on my couch. Why would I wear anything ? I have no sensible answer to wearing clothes when I can be naked. The comfort that nudity procures is so obvious that I don’t want to wear anything. Many people are not comfortable in the own skin though. They think that they are not “beautiful” enough to be naked, do not want to expose their flaws or scars, or fear being see by others. Being a nudist crosses this chasm. By embracing nudity, anyone can love to be comfortable in their own skin. Learn to love your flaws and scars, love to be who you are.
The latter is the psychological dimension of the comfort of nudity. Being naked alone, but more so with others, brings a level of psychological comfort that I never felt clothed. Naked, we are vulnerable. Accepting this vulnerability makes us stronger mentally. Being naked with others also brings social comfort in a new way. When you meet other nudists, you all appreciate being naked. We share something, and all nudists you’ll meet will feel like old friends. Like-minded people tend to flock together, this is why the best way to appreciate nudism is to go to nudist resorts, clubs and beaches, and meet other nudists.
Freedom comes second of the reasons to be naked. The freedom of movement, the freedom of simplicity, the freedom to be who you really are, the freedom to be vulnerable.
FIRST, TO FEEL FREE. INITIALLY TO FREELY FEEL THE SUN, THE WIND ON SKIN WITH NO BARRIER. THEN COMES THE DISCOVERY OF SOCIAL NUDITY, OPENING TO NEW FREEDOM AND SIMPLICITY, REMOVING VIRTUAL BARRIERS. IT’S ALL ABOUT REMOVING BARRIERS, FINALLY@CraBar3
The first time you step in a nudist resort and undress, you quickly feel this freedom. It’s very difficult to describe as you need to live it. Most nudists will say that they feel imprisoned in clothes. I generally drive to the nude beach naked to feel this freedom. It happens that, sometimes, I have a couple of hours to spare and I decide to go to the beach, after doing some shopping or meeting a customer for instance. I’m obviously, and unfortunately, clothed in those moments, but I generally stop the car on the side of the road to undress before reaching the beach just to experience that freedom as soon as I possibly can. The same happens to many nudists I know when they come back home. Their first action when they close the door of their home is to undress and be free again.
Source: Nude & Happy
Original publication 25 April, 2021
Posted on NatCorn 10th May 2021
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