How Do I Get Started?
How Do I Tell People I'm a Naturist?
How Do I Persuade My Wife
to Join in?
What if I Get an Erection?
I've always fancied trying naturism, but don't
know how to get started
Everybody is different. Some people will prefer the anonymity of a naturist beach,
others will prefer the secure environment of stripping off with friends. Others will
prefer the anonymity but security of a closed environment like a club. I would suggest
that you start by being naked on your own - in your home. Don't wrap yourself in
a towel when you go from the bathroom to the bedroom. Is your garden private? If
it is, try sunbathing in the nude. When you are ready to be socially naked decide
if you would rather be in an anonymous environment or need the security of friends.
Sometimes the opportunity just presents itself - eg an evening barbecue by a river
and later on some people go skinny-dipping, or you find you are on a secluded beach.
It is not a big deal. In a nutshell, how you get started is to take your clothes
off - and you're a naturist. There, it's easy isn't it?
How do I tell people I'm a naturist?
Just be open about it - it isn't a big deal and if anyone has a problem, it is their
problem. I can only think of one exception to this, and that is where you work with
children, not because there is anything wrong with being a naturist but this is an
area where other people's prejudice could cause a problem. For example I know teachers
who are naturists who do not let it be common knowledge in the staffroom. I used
to be a teacher and I never made any secret of it, but that is now 15 years ago and
the climate had changed. I now work in an office environment and in all the places
I have worked and in social circles I find that responses fall into distinct categories.
am too. I just haven't told anyone about it'
In every place I have worked there has
been at least one such response
'I would love to do that. I just haven't dared'
be surprised how many responses like this I get. In the end, quite a few of these
people join us.
'I don't know if I could do that. It wouldn't bother me if I someone
else were naked, but I'm not sure if I could do it'
And you'd be surprised how many
of these people, when they find they are in a 'clothing optional' environment, end
up stripping off
These people just can't handle it and wouldn't even
be happy in an environment where they are dressed and we are naked. If we go to a
swimming pool, these people would not join us in the family cubicle but would have
to have a cubicle to themselves.
I find that the 'antis' are a tiny minority. I have
only met four. I am totally open about my naturism and find that reaction is very
positive. OK, I get a bit of teasing, but it is not malicious and I don't mind having
the p**s taken out of me. After all, as I keep saying, it's no big deal!
How do I persuade my wife to join in?
Be open about it - as above. See if there is a naturist beach - you go naked and
she doesn't have to. You might well find that she ends up joining in. As it is something
totally natural - treat it as such. If there is still a problem there are many sites
on the web which deal with naturism specifically from a female point of view. You
could show her some of those.
Patti Logan - this would be an excellent starting point
What if I get an erection?
This is a common fear for men starting naturism. As you have guessed, as naturism
is not a sexual experience erections are not welcome and are not part of naturist
etiquette. But you will find that it probably is not the problem you think it will
be - as I said, naturism isn't about sex and you will see bodies of all shapes and
sizes and you will become very blasé about it all. If you find you do get an erection
in the early days, simply roll over onto your stomach or jump into the pool until
the problem has passed.