Tuesday, 21 May 2013

How long does it take to become a nudist?

This is not a question I hear at all really but when I look back on my journey as a nudist I see that I actually wasn’t really a “full on” nudist for the good part of about 10 years. I loved being naked and wished I could be naked all the time but I didn’t identify as a nudist till I was in my mid 20s. It was at his time when I actively began searching for groups and people to meet with who shared my love for the nude mode of living.

The time at which someone would consider themselves a nudist differers from person to person. Some will discover this lifestyle and almost immediately fall in love with it and begin to identify from the on set. Others will simply develop a love for the nudist way of life but simply enjoy it for what it is and think no more of it. There are probably some who simply just enjoy not wearing clothes and don’t wish to identify as a nudist. As I have described in my journey I was enjoying the nude life where I could for the good part of 10 years before I called myself a nudist. My choice was simply because I did not know there was such a thing or such a name for the life I wanted to live.

The more difficult part about being a nudist for many would be the secrecy around their new found lifestyle. Many fear the worst if they were to tell family or friends about what they do. Fear of ridicule, hatred, being shunned from their circle of friends, and the list goes on. Could this be the reason some don’t identify so easily? This could be possible but who knows. There is one thing for sure, there are many who wear the nudist uniform proudly and have no problems telling people they are nudists.

If we as a collective of people want to uplift the names of our respective clubs and improve peoples understanding about nudism we should be proud to admit and identify ourselves as nudists. I felt the change in the universe the moment I opened up and told all about my life as a nudist. I can now be proud to identify as a nudist and feel no more restriction when I want to participate in events or even try to organise our own.

So I guess true identification as nudists in my opinion comes from the revelation that you are one because how can anyone be identified if no body know who they are? My revelation came about 20 years after I discovered the lifestyle. I called myself a nudist for 10 of those years but only truly identified myself 10 years after that, when I opened up my lifestyle to my family and friends. It has been one of the best decisions I have made in my life and do not regret it at all.

Find the courage to believe in who you are and find your identity so that you can share a beautiful unique lifestyle with those around you. I could be the very thing that makes you truly feel like you.

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