Posted: Sep 2, 2010
|I went skinny dipping as a youth, and was caught once by my mother, and once by my mother and sister.|
Mom was cool, but sis, of course, had to tease a little. I reminded her that she wouldn't have thought it was very funny if I had caught her in the nude, and then she stopped, knowing I was right.
My first time as an adult: I live in the Grand Rapids, MI area, and had a job in 1982 that required me to go to a meeting in Detroit once a month. The meeting ended very early one month, so I decided to check out Forest Hills on the way home. The place was totally dead, but the man that greeted me told me everyone was resting up after hosting a convention the previous week-end. He took me to the office and checked me in, then he and his wife invited me to their little tear-drop trailer for coffee. It was a little strange the first time I shared the outdoor shower with a lady I had never seen before, but, as you know, the strangeness wears off quickly. From then on, I have gone there every chance I get, and was even a member for a while. Can't afford it now, but still love the place. Great place, great people.
Posted: Sep 7, 2010
You might try going to thenaturistsociety.com, clicking on the "resources" tab, and downloading or printing out the essay "205 Arguments in Favor of Naturism". (I may not have the title exactly right, but it's close.) Then ask your wife to read it with an open mind. Don't insist, but if you print it out, eventually she may become curious enough to read it. It is human nature, if you try to force someone to do something, they will dig their heels in. You could also ask her to go to a clothing optional facility where she could see the actual lifestyle without having to disrobe herself unless and until she is ready. If you stay very long, she may very likely take the plunge. I can recommend the Forest Hills Club in Saranac, MI. It's a small, member owned club, and has some of the nicest, friendliest people in the world. There may be some c/o facilities closer to you, but if not, give FHC a try. Good luck!
Posted: Sep 29, 2010
|I just did my first social nude event on 9/23/10. My girlfriend and I went to a local hot spring where they do clothing opt. swims at night. We sat around in the hot tub and did a few laps in the heated pool. It was very relaxing and we enjoyed it alot.|
Posted: Oct 1, 2010
|The first time I went nude and became a nudist was when i was 17.|
The summer between my Junior and Senior year of high school I participated in a foreign exchange program. I spent the summer living with a host family in Germany. It was two parents a 21 year old daughter who lived near her college, and 16 year old son. They showed me all of Germany Europe etc and it was great.
Two weeks into my stay i spent a Saturday with the parents, we had a day of hiking lunch and swimming at the lake. I saw the parents pack a bag so i packed my towels and trunks. We went hiking and all and later in the afternoon went to the lake. we went into the separate change rooms, and i noticed many men walking around naked and i figured it as nothing more than the fact that there was a shower room. i changed into my trunks in one of the stalls and had my towel ready then the dad walked with me carrying nothing but a towel, then i saw that 98% of the people in this lake were stark naked.
I tried not to make a big deal as not only the people there were naked but also the people whose home i was staying at. So kept cool eventually swam and tried my hardest to maintain eye contact as everyone was so casual. I was there for a good 3 hours that at the end i was actually a bit curious to try it, but didn't. As i wanted to try it it was time to leave.
i did built up the courage to shower afterwards but wasn't that big of a deal since it was just me and the dad since locker room was not as crowded as when we entered. But that was my first time naked in front of anyone else.
I was still awe struck on the ride back home, and the next evening we were having dinner and i built the courage to ask them about the nudity. Surprisingly they were open and honest and answered my questions and told me how nudity while swimming or sun bathing was normal throughout Germany.
After dinner I was going to do my laundry and after much thinking I used laundry as an excuse. I asked the parents that since i was doing laundry if it was alright to be nude so that i can wash all of my clothes completely. They told me without hesitation yes and that I should feel comfortable in their home as if it was my own.
I went down to the laundry and loaded my underwear in the washer. I undressed and put the rest of my clothes in the separate piles. I thought about it for a while my heart was beating but eventually removed my underwear and threw them in with the other underwear and started washing them. I did pace around the basement nude for a while before i finally just went back upstairs.
To my surprise the parents never made a big deal of it neither did the son and i went to bed nude. The next morning i woke up and walked to the kitchen and the daughter was there and all she did was say good morning. I spent my days at the house nude and parents would too since they later told me that they always slept nude, and with me being nude they felt it was ok to not put on pajamas when they woke up.
Several times since we even went back to that same lake and i chose the no clothing option.
I spent the rest of my stay nude and even as a family the 5 of us would visit other lakes and beaches nude my last night all five of us were sitting nude in the back patio (since they lived in a secluded farm house where the neighbors had no view of the backyard) sipping coffee and talking about the summer. When I returned I was a nudist i did some skinny dipping my senior year and when i moved away for college I looked up local resorts walked around dorm nude and have been a nudist ever since.
Posted: Oct 1, 2010
|My first real experience was on my 20th anniversary vacation to Hawaii. We went to Oahu for three days, then on to Maui for a week. I had looked up c/o beaches and found Little Makena beach just down the road from our condo. My wife was not a great fan of this but humored me a couple of days. I would start the day getting up before dawn, driving out to Little beach and watching the sunrise. What an exhilarating feeling. I would stay out for a couple of hours and drive back to the condo to wake my sleeping wife. we would do vacation things and then head for little beach in the afternoon. |
It was fun to lay on the sand and feel the breeze all over. It was also fun to play in the water and get out because we were tired, not cold. I will never forget that trip and will be going back soon to recapture the feeling. That trip told me I was meant to be a nudist.
Posted: Oct 16, 2010
|My nudism goes back to when I was 6 years old that I remember. My family went on vacation on the beach of Lake Huron in Northern Michigan. It was the typical swim and play all day in my trunks, eat meals in my trunks, well you know what I?m talking about. The second day was the same except that night we were romping on the beach, there was NO moon and my folks said that we were going skinny-dipping. The beach was dark, and empty, and we kids were NAKED running screaming and swimming and having a ball with my naked father. We weren?t really being nudists as much as we were being ?BAD? but it was ok tonight because we were on vacation. The folks sent us up to the cabin wrapped in towels carrying our trunks and was told to get in our PJ?s and go to bed while my mother was getting out of her suit and joining dad to skinny dip and probably a little more fun than we kids had. This happened every year on our vacation until my sister was born when I was 10. Now, my folks weren?t nudists I never saw either naked unless by accident like I said we were just being BAD, but I never forgot the feeling. We ended moving up to that town and living on that beach just a short distance down the road, and every chance I got I was skinny-dipping on my own or with a buddy when he finally joined me. I never really knew anything about nudists or their lifestyle until I was 17. One of the nice things about living on the beach in a resort/tourist town was that every week we had a NEW influx of families come in and lots of teenaged girls to party with. In 1965 I met this gal on the beach and we started talking and we decided to go for a walk on the beach after lunch and she was staying at the resort right next door. After lunch I went to get her and I came from behind her cabin and as I glanced in the windows I saw her naked parents scurrying for the bedroom on the run. She came out of the cabin in her bikini and said, ?just ignore them? and we took off down the beach. As we walked I had questions naturally and she explained that they were nudists. (I don?t remember her really using that term but the meaning was the same) After a while when we got to a desolate part of the beach she asked if I wanted to go swimming. I said I did and with that off came her suit and she ran and dived in the water. I was stunned, but this young teenager got over it fast. I must admit that she got my attention if you know what I mean, but the cold water of Lake Huron took care of that. (give me a break I was a teenager) We played and had naked (night) walks on the beach and talked everyday for the next week and I was hooked and have been comfortable in my own skin ever since. On my second date with my wife (a HOT humid day) I took her to a swimming hole she was wearing her bikini under her clothes and I stunned her when I just stripped and jumped in Naked. It took her a while to get used to the fact that I didn?t care and was comfortable that way. Over time she finally got over her shyness around me and we skinny-dipped and ran around the house and the yard (at the cabin) naked. She was always pulling the drapes closed on me when I walked through the house naked and didn?t care. We had a couple occasions that we dressed in front of friends (camping) and it didn?t bother her but she was still somewhat shy about social nudism. When she announced her official retirement date and we were planning a 4 month RV trip I told her that I wanted to try a nudist resort she agreed to ?TRY? it but said why couldn?t we have done it when she was 30 instead of 50. Before the internet you knew about nudist ?CAMPS? but didn?t know how to even start finding them, so I researched, found and joined AANR and mapped clubs across the country. We decided to try Natural Horisuns outside of Houston as our first. I made her make the reservations for our RV on Saturday and Sunday and leave Monday morning. I still don?t know how but we got in the area a day early and she called and asked if we could come in earlier and all was well. (little did I know how great this was going to turn out) When I was checking in I asked if I could pay day by day in case she was uncomfortable and management said NO problem. We parked our RV and I was setting it up.(dressed) When I was done I came in and there she was NUDE and cleaning. I got undressed and went outside with the lawn chairs. The club was empty being as it was Friday morning and she had the whole day to get used to being nude in a strange place. There was a guy on the lawn tractor that she found humorous, she ran inside when the trash truck came in the club to collect but all in all she did really well, SLOWLY adjusting. About 5PM the locals started to arrive and she had a gradual influx of naked people until the club was ½ full. We went to the hot tub and pool with t-shirts on as it was March and a little cool. We spent most of the evening in the hot tub chatting and laughing with people and getting harassed when they found out we were newbies but really had a lot of fun that week end. Needless to say we stayed all weekend and Monday she said that she had been scared and figured that this would be a one-time event but she had fun and was willing to try it again but couldn?t we do it somewhere warmer. Three weeks late we decided on JDS (Jardin Del Sol (now Defunct)) outside of Tucson and we would try it for a week. We met some great people that are still friends today and ended up spending a month there instead of a week and had to force ourselves to leave and get on with our trip. We now have and live on 5 acres with a trout stream in the woods at the end of a dead end road, go nude 24/7 unless we go to town. We look forward to and still hit the clubs when we travel in the wintertime. My wife and I have been together for 36 years now.|
Posted: Oct 18, 2010
|My/our first time in a social nude setting was on our 23rd anniversay weekend. |
We had several times discussed going to a Clothing optional resort, but she would have no part of it.
After a Heart to Heart discussion she gave in to go to a Clothing Optional Bed & Breakfast not too far from us. I made the arrangements but I figured she would back out at the last minute.
We were both nervous, having never been or done anything like this before.
We arrived at the B&B, meet the owners, they gave us a tour, meet the other guests, they showed us to our room we had rented, which overlooked the pool and hot tub area. We were getting settled and getting undressed while looking out at the pool wondering if we were really ready for this. I got naked, my wife got into her new swimsuit. We made our way to the pool, layed out for a while then decided we would go get something to eat. We got back into our street cloths and went to eat. After we got back, we hung out on the porch naked trying to get use to the whole idea a little more. After a while, we made our way back to the pool, me nude, my wife in a covershirt only. We decided to get in the pool but it was a nude area only, so my wife slipped out of her shirt discretly and into the pool. This was her first time at skinny dipping. After a while we all decided to go over to the Saloon. All the men(4 of us) were nude, 2 of the women in cover shirts only, 2 in panties only. We all hung out playing pool and darts and just talking for about 3-4 hours.
The next morning we ALL had breakfast on the patio, everybody nude except my wife in a small top and shorts.
After breakfast we packed for our next stop which was not a nude place. When we went to check out, my wife told the owners that we had a great time and we would be back. I was shocked since we had not discussed it, but that was ok with me too. We went on to a cabin that I had already prepaid for. We were very disappointed with the cabin and wished we had just stayed at the B&B, but it was 3 hours the other way.
Overall we had a Great First Time Experience being nude in a public type setting.
We hope to go back to the B&B as money and time allow.
Posted: Jan 2, 2011
|I kind of have 2 first times. One was back in college. My friends and I were renting a house in a neighborhood that was mostly college students renting. During winter break, I was down there working and mostly everyone else was gone. One night while I was getting ready to go to bed, I heard some screaming and I looked outside and two girls were running down the street naked. I asked them if I could join them and we ran down to the beach and back. When we got back to my house, they came in for a couple of beers and to warm up. We hung out nude for a while and then went back outside to do some snow angels. They ended up leaving and I went to sleep. For the next few nights though, I ended up rolling around in the snow naked after it got dark.|
After that, I didn't really have any nude experiences except for occasionally taking my trunks off while swimming in the condo pool while no one else was there.
My first real social nudist experience came about 4 months ago, the week after Labor Day. I went to a local club (Solair) in Woodstock, CT. They are a nudist club and made you disrobe while doing the tour, so any shyness quickly went out the door. I was worried about what people might think of me since I am overweight, but nobody cared. It ended up being one of the best days of my life. I have been back twice and plan on becoming a member this spring/summer.
Going there has really given me confidence in myself and not worrying about my body image and since I started going, I actually lost about 40 to 50 pounds.
I can't wait to get back into the nudist life when it gets warmer. I am going to be attending the NudistClubhouse event at Cypress Cove in April. Hope to see many of you there.
Posted: Jan 3, 2011
|I guess my first time was while stationed in Turkey (1978 - 1979). I decided to sunbathe in the nude at my work site since I was the only one there, by carefully blocking off the site behind the kennel support building (I was the kennelmaster for the military working dog section). |
I next sunbathed nude while stationed at March AFB, CA, in the backyard while living off-base. I never got another opportunity until my wife and I moved into our current home here in Las Vegas, NV, where I sunbathed nude acouple of summers until my wife prtoested, fearing I might be reported by neighbors seeing me nude in the backyard.
Finally, this past summer while working to re-landscape the backyard, I eventually decided to shed the shorts I would wear in favor of total freedom and have been going nude every chance I get ever since, including a total of five occasions with my 36 year old daughter, who joined me nude on two of those occasions inside the house.
Not nearly as exciting as other stories I've read but, it's my story of introduction to the nudist lifestyle.
Posted: Jan 21, 2011
|First time was my high school "senior skip day" many years ago. I wish I could remember the experience but I was in no condition to remember much of anything that day. |
My first recent experience was in 2004 when my wife and I went to Germany for 2 weeks. Near the end of the trip we stayed in Baden Baden and I "dared" her to go to the Roman Baths. To my shagrin she said yes with no hesitation! Gulp! Now I had to put or shut up. At first it was unnearving to be naked in a mixed gender public setting, but that quickly faded and proved to be a very enjoyable experience.
A few months later we decided to visit a local nudist resort near our home in Florida. Since then we have never questioned not being nudists and wondered why it took so long for us to discover it! We now spend most of time at home nude and have a place at the same resort where we are nude all the time. Also, we've visited beaches, resorts in other parts of the US, and have gone on a few nude cruises. If we had only known then what we know now!
Posted: Feb 2, 2011
|As a Boy Scout in the 1960s we would go swimming at the YMCA in downtown Pittsburgh. In those days no swimming suits were allowed. But I was just a kid and I guess I didn't think it was any kind of big deal to be naked with other boys, so I don't think it would count as my first time. Of course as adults we become more conscience of our bodies and my first time as an adult was when i was about 35. I had moved to Florida about five years earlier and kept hearing about this nude beach near Cape Canaveral. About the same time, a woman in Sarasota was fighting for a topless beach on Lido Key and a lot of stories appeared in the papers about nudists and other nude beaches. One article talked about Playlinda and I thought I've got to check it out and one Saturday I did. What an experience. Growing up in a typical Italian-American Catholic family, the idea of being naked in front of other people was a completely foreign idea to me. But I've always had this urge to be nude in a social setting. It may have something to do with all those National Geographic magazines I read as a kid and seeing how comfortable the people who lived with nature were. Well, I totally fell in love with having the sea breeze blowing across and around my body. It was so exhilarating. I've been a home nudist ever since and try to get to the beach or a resort as often as I can. If people only got past their hangups, they would all become nudists.|
Posted: Apr 7, 2011
|I first decided to try nudism 3 years (2008) ago and went to Turtle Lake during the winter as i was not sure i wanted to visit during the busy summer. I took a big towel to cover up, but discarded it after a short time. I was the only person in the pool and there were 4-5 maintenance people there, but no one seemed to care...so i didn't either. Later in the day more people arrived and it was fun to just sit in the hot tub and talk. I felt comfortable in not even carrying my towel...played pool and ping pong. Since then i have enjoyed clubs with my fiancee(she was a natural from the start...stripping right in the parking lot...she's been great and enjoys it). We have been to TL, Forest Hills (we live near Grand Rapids, MI) Sunny haven in NO. Indiana and White Tail Resort in a trip to VA and DC last spring. We spent some time in Hawaii recently, but had a hard time finding truly nude beaches on the Big Island. It's not legal in the islands, but there are some. We stayed at hangin Loose Resort, which was really great. We did spend time at Kahuna Black Sand Beach which was clothing Optional. It was our first nude beach...and was fun and relaxing. I wish we had nude beaches in Michigan. Before my first visit to TL, I did try nude sunbathing in one of the lesser used state parks near St. Joe, MI, but there are joggers who sneak up on you. I am fortunate that both were understanding! We hope to explore some beach areas in northern MI and some new resorts this summer.|
Posted: Apr 7, 2011
|An after thought...as a kid, 10-12, I developed a keen interest in nudism, but remained in the closet for almost 50 years. When the family was gone at night in the summer, I would go to our porch naked(with clothes nearby, just in case) and sometimes just go to the back yard or sit on the steps in the back garden area. A couple of times I opened my bedroom window and crawled out(at night) onto a little flat area on the roof. I would sit there in the nude, enjoying the view and the summer breezes, but have to wash my feet and butt from the dirty shingles. Sorry i missed all the possible fun time i could have had in my teen through 40's years. I'm trying to make up for it now and try to stay naked at the house as often as possible.|
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Posted: Apr 7, 2011
What did you think of Hangin' Loose? We were there a few yrs ago. Aren't Micheal and Jan about the best host a person could ask for? He took us to the drum circle he is a member of on the sunday. What a wonderful group, and such a stunning day it was on the beach.
Posted: Apr 8, 2011
|I would go back to Hangin Loose in a heartbeat...great people! We were not there when he did the drum circle, and he had a cold. Hope to do it again...soon! We really like the Kahena Beach. Have not been to other islands to check out other resorts or beaches. We checked out a couple of reportedly nude beaches, but everyone there was clothed at the time we were there. I'm thinking that others might have been waiting for someone to strip off suits, but didn't want to cause trouble. I think that there might be 2 other resorts on the Big Island...near Kona(Banana Patch is one). When at HL, we stayed in the Honeymoon Hale...rustic but really neat! Romantic!!|
Posted: Apr 18, 2011
|Thanks for accepting me as a group member.|
First time is a very evocative term for me. When I have had chance to looked at previous posts I would be very happy to contribute more positively!
Posted: Apr 23, 2011
|Welcome Pam! Tell us about your first experience?|
Posted: Oct 6, 2011
|My first time was in April this year. It was my first holiday alone, my first trip abroad and my first nudist holiday. It was also my first time naked with other people. I stayed in a small, family run nudist guest house. The welcome I got was so good I immediately felt at home. Being in the Algarve, Portugal the weather was hot and sunny, so it didn't take long to strip and sunbathe on the patio. The lady of the house came by with a cheery "caught you" and I was soon joined by other guests. It all felt so natural.Then we walked to the beach. Magnificent - nude beach and a bar. Well to cut a long story short, I enjoyed it so much I've been back twice since and I have another visit planned in November.|
Posted: Sep 9, 2012
|I guess I had two first time experiences... first time nude with another person, and first truly social nude experience.|
The summer of my junior to senior year of high school, we would go to the beach a lot, my friends and I. One day my buddy and I were at the beach and he told me about how he and his friends growing up in one of California's beach cities would hang out during the summer nude. I told him that intregued me, but since it was such an overcast day we were just too cold at the beach. I told him that when at home alone I didn't bother getting dressed, and it was so liberating. He asked if I wanted to try sunning in the yard of my house without suits, so I said sure. So we returned to the house, went out back, set up the loungers, took off our suits and enjoyed the sun uninhibited. That experience let me know I was a home nudist.
Even after getting married I would come home, strip, shower and hang out without clothes. My wife said she didn't mind, but never joined me. Years later after my daughter was born I stayed clothed at all times, like many articles I've read here, that seems to be the norm.
After my divorce, once again I was able to enjoy my freedom again, that's when I started reading about nudist colonies and places to go nude. But it was some time later, after relocating to SoCal that I discovered a clothing optional place near me in the desert, and my true first social nude experience.
One spring day, just this last April, after doing much reading and searching, I made my trip to Deep Creek Hot Springs. I arrived early, and after a few wrong turns, made the 2 mile hike to the pools. Upon arriving, I took a deep breath, and stripped. I went across the cold creek, to the hot pools to warm up, then found a place to set up, and eventually met and talked to many people out there who didn't care that we all were in various states of undress. It was so liberating and freeing, being nude makes me feel at one with nature and just feels like the natural and normal way to be.
Since then I go out there as often as possible to hike, soak and commune with other nudists. A true oasis in the desert.
|Bigbare... thanks for posting the "205 Arguments In Favor Of Naturism"... this will come in handy as I get asked all the time... cheers!|
|jimshedd112... well I was excited for you... and I'm jealous, I'm working on my 24 year old daughter. She's getting there slowly.|
|thank you all for sharing your stories... they're all unique, even if parts are similar. Have you all noticed that?|
well I loved them all... they kept me smiling through them all too.
well... think I'm done reading for today... will read the next post down tomorrow :D
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