What’s a good age to start with nudism?
Maybe the best timing is just from day one. The moment you’re born. You’re nude anyway, so why don’t just stay like this for the rest of your life? It’s a great idea, but unfortunately at that age the choice isn’t yours. If you’re not born in a naturist family, someone will take away your nude freedom within the next minutes.
The following years aren’t much easier. Until you’re three or so, your parents will allow you to run around butt naked under the sprinklers in the garden or at the beach on hot summer days. But sooner or later also this won’t be part of the options anymore. Then come the awkward puberty years when things start to grow out of proportion and hormones confuse your mind endlessly. By the time those hormones get a bit tempered you’re twenty-something and in college or university. All your time is spent with boyfriends and girlfriends and BFFs and hobbies and studying and getting hammered at the bar.
When life starts getting over your head
If you thought your twenties were heavy, wait until you get to your thirties. That’s when the really scary stuff comes. Mortgages, marriages, children, careers and everyone telling you that it’s about time to take life seriously. Fun-time is over, honey. For us, those early-thirty years were the most suffocating ones in our lives. It seemed like every bad decision we made could be haunting us for the rest of our lives. Interestingly, it was also around that time that we rolled into naturism. Why? Maybe, because we were looking for an emergency exit.
Life was going too fast, the rat race was sucking us up and we needed a way to escape from all of that. Even if it was just for an hour. Or maybe an afternoon. A different world where things would be different than everywhere else. Spending some time in the nude among other naked people proved to be a great relief. As if, with our clothes, we were able to shed our worries and doubts as well. Those moments we didn’t care about the rest of the world anymore. And neither did the rest of the world care about us. Nobody was telling us which dental plan or pension investment scheme we should take. In fact, nobody was even telling us to put clothes on.
When the future starts to be important
All that long term thinking that comes with being a thirty-something isn’t necessarily bad. We like to think ahead. If we’re planning to make babies, at least we want them to have a bright future as well. And we hope to remain on this planet ourselves for some decades to come. So why not strive for a better place for all of us. How about the environment and the hole in the ozone layer? What if the world is really warming up? Will consumerism will eventually kill us all?
All those questions might one way or another direct us towards naturism. Maybe not in one straight line, but it does create a desire for the simple life. A place where we can enjoy nature instead of concrete. Where we don’t need 200 inch TVs or 2000 dollar purses. Some kind of paradise where people like us for who we are instead of what we own. A place where we can be ourselves again. Like a naturist camping.
When our body discovers gravity
The perfect body doesn’t exist. That much is sure. It’s something unreachable. It’s the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. You may run for it, you may search for it, you may dedicate your whole life trying to reach it… but you never do. All the way through puberty you hate how your body looks. For the rest of your life, you wish you had that body again like when you were nineteen.
our thirties can be a huge attack on your body. The stress, the long days at the office, the lack of exercise, the dinner parties, the late-night stops at McDonald’s and your firstborn all have their influence. Meanwhile, you see all those tight bathing suit models pass by in the magazines. Yes, you know that they are photoshopped, but why doesn’t anyone photoshop you?
The answer to all these doubts and anxieties aren’t found in diets or the gym or the fashion store. Because also those keep changing the way rainbows do. You may be on the good way to reach this summer’s expectations, but who knows what the next season will bring? More investments from your side, that much is sure. The real answer is right there in your head. Why would you want to compare yourself with a brainless image from a commercial or a magazine? Why not check out what real people look like. As a nudist, it doesn’t matter at all how you look. You’ll never stand out as the thinnest or thickest or longest or shortest. People come in all different shapes. At nudist resorts, you realize that your shape is nothing bad at all, in fact, it is what makes you YOU.
Source: Naturally Carolina
Original publication 9 January, 2021
Posted on NatCorn 23rd January 2021
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