Skin. It’s our largest sensory organ. Probably the single most important reason people enjoy nudity. With Your clothes off you enjoy the world around you with a heightened sense of perception. Your surroundings bathe you. You feel it thoroughly, not just with your hands or see it with your eyes, but you experience it with your whole body. The elements are more perceptible, more alive. The sunshine on your skin, the breeze, the textures of the earth, even the feel of other people’s eyes. All of these thing are part of the nudist experience, far more pervasively than when you are wearing clothes in everyday life. In social settings or circumstances where you are spending time together nude, your awareness of them and their awareness of you are heightened. You see them for who they really are, and they see you, which opens the door to stronger, more unique and complete friendships.Since age, the color or the shape of your body isn’t a factor in how other people perceive you, it can’t be denied that nudists live in a positive, enlightened world. Differences are appreciated instead of being rejected or criticized. Differences in character and personality are what matters. That’s what makes a person’s inner self what fellow nudists want to explore. They want to know and become friends with the person they see in entirety without shame or reserve. Anyplace can be a nudist venue as long as it’s free of misguided attitudes toward the human body and false notions of what naturism actually means. Most people believe it’s natural (and acceptable) to disrobe prior to having sex, and it is. But your nudity is a sensual experience in and of itself. True, it does heighten the pleasure shared making love, but that heightened pleasure isn’t exclusive to love making. Nudity can heighten almost any experience; swimming for example, or a walk in the woods, even a social gathering with your (nudist) friends. In that your entire body is experiencing these activities, your enjoyment in doing them is enhanced, just as it is for the kids pictured below that have gathered on a sunny beach to have fun.
It’s a subjective matter whether men or women look more naked with their clothes off. Women are a collection of delightful curves. Their genitals are more inconspicuous and pretty much hidden between their legs. Men are a collection of lines and angles which are blatantly interrupted by their protruding sex organs, the one part of a man that is severely taboo in mainstream society. Nevertheless, unless shaven, that triangle of pubic hair in both men and women calls attention that part of the body.
But even among open-minded nudists, there are debates on etiquette, such as should women sit with their legs spread and their vulvas fully exposed, similar to the debate about male erections. My question is why not? The lady pictured above may sometimes sit that way dressed, why shouldn’t she do so nude? She’s nude for goodness sake! Just as a man’s penis is, even erect, her vulva is a natural part of her body, an intriguing part actually. Casually exposed vulvas simply aren’t lewd. In fact it’s their great variety from one woman to the next that makes them interesting to look at, as long as long as you allow yourself no more than a polite incidental glimpse. Many men are concerned about their penis size, which brings me to another aspect of social nudity that has a positive effect on self-esteem. First of all self-conscious men get to see that men come in many sizes and shapes. You recognize that you simply fall into the spectrum Mother Nature intended. You realize you are much closer to “normal” than you thought. Finally you realize that no one is being judgmental, that the size of your penis doesn’t matter to anyone but you. As far as I’m concerned there is nothing more natural and healthy than a nudist family. Can you imagine growing up in a home where everyone walks around the house naked, thinking nothing of it, enjoying freedom from shame and misguided psychological baggage. Children do not grow up confused about the differences between men and women. They naturally develop healthier attitudes toward sex. They are far less driven by curiosity than other children about the opposite sex, and therefore, many believe, less likely to get involved in premature or promiscuous sexual activity. Romance takes on a whole new dimension for young nudist couples. Guys aren’t burdened by the relentless drive to get her out of her clothes. Girls have time to get used to their boyfriend’s body and will feel more comfortable when the time comes to sleep with them. Both are able to bond in a more personal, intimate way. Together they share a freedom other young couples can’t know with their bodies covered with clothes, all the while continuing to appreciate all of the other agreeable experiences of a clothes free life. Who knows why men (women too, for that matter) enjoy being naked together, whether it’s a soccer game, hiking or just hanging out. No, it doesn’t mean they are gay, though gay men have gotten together nude since the beginning of time. These everyday men don’t have to find other men sexually attractive. They just enjoy being men, and getting naked together enhances their friendships.
Somewhere along the way society decided the human body is shameful. We started off right in the ancient Greek and Roman cultures, when nudity was acceptable and often part of everyday life. What happened? Who decided our bodies are shameful, that to expose them is a sin? How on earth did something like this kind of nonsense catch on? I’m sure the clothing industry is quite happy our society has developed such pervasive modesty, though the industry is notorious for designing clothes that emphasize the curves and contours of the human body, especially women’s. The current skin-tight legging craze young women are in renders them all but naked. Tops, especially swimsuits, are designed to show as much of a woman’s breasts as possible without, Heaven forbid, exposing her nipples. Bikini bottoms reveal the female buttocks in its entirety. How can they possibly think nudity is lewd?
If you are not already getting naked, give it some thought. Reduce it down to its simplest terms. Decide if you really believe the human body is shameful or lewd. Decide if you want to end up regretting not having the adventure of enjoying your body in its natural state. So many who wait until they are old enough to retire to try it, really do regret not jumping in decades earlier.