a long time. While a couple of individuals go bare all of the time (and virtually everyone skinny-dips in the pool), plus a sizable minority of women go topless, nearly all the folks stay fully dressed. While nudity is taken at these occasions, the few full time nudists undoubtedly stand out as a tiny minority.
Now, I Have always loved being nude. I’ve been been a secret naturist since I was a kid, a home nudist since college, and a social nudist for about 5 years now. I have gone on naked hikes and canoes trips with my nudist club, where we have struck fabrics. And I’ve been going to pagan assemblies for 20 years, and have constantly skinny-dipped in the pool.
That’s because when I do, I am often the sole individual nude in my local vicinity.
Even now, after many years of going skyclad as much as weather permits, http://nudism-life.com have to work up some boldness to do it when 95% of the people around me are wearing something. It’s totally distinct from the feeling of naturalness in being nude at at nudist club. There is a certain feeling of being the odd one out, of being exposed, of anxiety that people may react negatively.
Actually, I’ve only had negative reactions once – from pagans who came from a different nation where garments are definitely NOT elective, even at pagan events. Everyone else has ever been taking. Many people never seem to even notice that I’m bare (though I understand they do) – and the few that do mention it are always positive. (Though occasionally jokingly.
while I go skyclad at assemblies, I immediately become comfortable about being naked among cloths. But I am always aware that I’m in an extremely little -and highly visible! – minority. I still have work up some boldness before venturing nude into the crowds – just like I used to have to do before walking onstage in front of a huge crowd.
However, I work up that boldness, if only as a point of honor. I’m one of the few actively nudist pagans at my local parties, and I wish to provide moral support for other people that may want to try it also – but like me, don’t desire to be alone.
Many years ago, I observed the few always-skyclad pagans at gatherings, and wished I was courageous enough to join them. It took many years, but eventually, I did. I think that I would be neglecting them if I did not continue their tradition.
And maybe, with luck, I Will inspire others to become nudists, just as they inspired me.