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We are Simon and Maryline (my lovely lively partner) who found love thanks to naturism. We had both practiced naturism previously when our children were young but since our respective divorces it was difficult to practice naturism alone.
Each summer I rent out my farmhouse in the Bordeaux vineyards as a holiday home and move to a camping site. Being divorced and therefore single, I was always reluctant to move to a naturist camp site as a single man where the majority of people are couples or families.
Maryline had a similar problem and was keen to spend time at naturist beaches but reluctant to go alone.
We didn’t know each other although we were living just 25km from each other. By a lucky coincidence, in June 2009, we both posted a message on a French naturist website called “rencontres naturistes” (meeting nudists). We both said we were interested to meet someone to visit naturist beaches or resorts.
Imagine our delight when we saw each other’s messages and discovered we were living so close to each other.
For two weeks we corresponded by email getting to know each other and discovered we had many things in common.
We arranged to meet up in a pub in Bergerac. I arrived first and was drinking my pint of Guinness when I saw this smiling apparition walking towards the pub and I nearly fell off my stool.
It was love at first sight for both of us. After the drink, we went to a restaurant and we just never stopped talking the whole evening discovering each other.
At the time my house was rented out as a holiday home and I was living in my motor home at a nearby camping site. The following Saturday I had a change of guests and I suggested to Maryline she might like to join me at my house. I told her that she could swim in the pool while I prepared the house for the next guests. I joined her for an hour before the guests arrived. Looking ahead we decided it would be a good idea if I moved my motor home to a naturist camp site situated in a forest. I was still working part time and Maryline full time so she would be able to join me each weekend.
Nearly three years later, things have moved on. We are now living together and, as always, very much in love. We have spent several holidays together, including El Portus naturist camping in Spain and Cypress Cove in Florida. Last summer, while my house was rented out, we spent three months living in our motor home in a naturist campsite.
Then 18 months ago we took our love of naturism to another level by jointly buying an apartment in a naturist village on the Mediterranean coast. We spend as much time there as we can, including New Year when Maryline braved a swim in the Mediterranean on the 1st January.