"What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact
that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful
that the garment with which it is clothed?"
I Would Like to be a Nudist BUT...
I AM OVERWEIGHT, CAN I STILL GO
Does it matter? Let's be honest in
western countries most people are overweight. What you look like to
other naturists is of little interest to them. The fact that you may
have scars or limbs missing is accepted. A fellow naturist will look
you in the eyes rather than stare at your body. This you will quickly
MY PARTNER DOES
NOT SHARE MY ENTHUSIASM
This will always be an initial
problem. You are proposing a radical change in your lifestyle. Your
partner may never have thought of becoming a nudist and your
suggestion to do so would startle him/her.
He/she may have heard all sorts of
rumours and misconceptions about what happens at clubs or on the
beaches. It could be that he/she may have had a puritanical
Whatever the causes of the lack of
enthusiasm extreme care is necessary in supporting your case. From the
outset it is important that sincerity, honesty, and respect of your
partner's feelings remain the basis of your case.
According to a survey conducted by
The Naturist Society, it is usually the male partner who suggests
giving naturism a try.
It has been noted however that, once
they actually experience social nudity, women become very enthusiastic
club members. They quickly realise that the naturist environment is
safe to both themselves and, more importantly, the children, and enjoy
their new freedom, the friendliness of other nudists.
I MAY SHOW MY
Men are afraid that they will have an
erection in the presence of female company. Women have concerns about
menstruation, erect nipples and flushed cheeks.
These are valid and understandable
concerns to each individual. They are also over rated. It is in fact
unlikely that this will happen. A naturist environment is not a sexual
one in spite of the nudity and mixing of genders. I have been a club
nudist for many years. During that time I have never seen anything
that would cause embarrassment to the individual or others.
Should a man feel roused he can cover
his modesty by laying on his stomach, taking a shower or swim, or
covering himself with a towel.
If it is 'that time of the month' for
a woman, there is no requirement to strip off completely. Clubs have
toilets in which steps can be taken to rectify one's appearance.
WE HAVE A YOUNG
Fantastic !! How often do you see
your own children running about the house or sharing the bath?. Are
they concerned about their nudity there?
Young children thrive in the naturist
environment. It stirs the heart to see children enjoying themselves in
club play area, or in the pool with mum (or dad). Kids mix naturally
with other children and, whether at a club or on a beach, will enjoy
just being themselves. Nudity does not worry them.
Just as importantly children are safe
in a naturist environment. We are all very conscious of the harm that
unsupervised children can experience and are constantly vigilant.
DO NOT KNOW HOW
TO GO ABOUT DOING SO
This is easy. Take off your clothes
and relax in the privacy of your own home. Feel the freedom of being
natural, enjoy each other's company, and discuss social nudity between
Various countries have their own
National Naturist Councils. They are there to help you. Write to or
telephone one and ask for an `Information Pack' to be sent to you.
Information Packs are tastefully
printed and will give you all the information that will enable you to
start learning about the naturist lifestyle. They will answer the
questions that have inevitably arisen either in your own mind or
whilst discussing the matter