Nervous when I first went to Gunnison but got over it quickly. Also a little uncomfortable the first time I got lunch at the beach stand, but not after.
I had been going to Gunnison for years before I went to a resort. I know from this board that some resorts expect people to be dressed for check-in so I was hesitant. I saw another person strip in the parking lot and head to the office, I did the same. Stayed nude until I left.
I was embarrassed receiving my first full body massage and my first body wrap. They were the first times I had been nude in front of a women that I wasnt romantically involved with.
I was nervous and anxious the first time I experienced coed social nudity. I/we had been wanting to try social nudity for 30 years before we finally did. Disrobing in front of others was exhilarating and freeing, no shame or embarrassment
I am still self conscious about certain things and whenever I hear whispering, I believe they are talking about me but then I tell myself that I am sure they have better things to talk about than me and my hang ups.
For me no issues, I grew up swimming at the YMCA when it was mandatory nude and now in the YMCA men's locker room. Then skinny dipping with the guys when we moved out of the city. Group showers in school. Then lately being naked in men's wet area at Korean spas. For the wife she was use to being naked for massages or when we were alone on the boat in Lake Michigan. However when she 1st went to a Korean spa and saw all those naked woman she was nervous and embarrassed at her 3 kid mom body. But she said that after about 5 minutes and saw woman of all shapes, sizes and the fact that nobody stared or cared she feel in love with it. When we went to our 1st nudist resort the freedom just enhanced her enjoyment. Before Covid we had multiple trips planned to nudist resorts, oh well maybe next year. At one resort, last year, we meet another couple that were 1st timers. He was nervous about the size of his package and his was just a little bigger than mine. I told him that you have to enjoy the freedom of nudity for what it is, not for what you have. There will be guys with bigger and smaller, but who cares. True nudist will notice your body but will not fixate on it. If someone does not want to befriend you based on your package then you really do not want to be their friend. We spent the next 4 hours with him and his wife enjoying life the way it should be. I also explained that if I am staring at a naked body it is normally because I am having a difficult time understanding what the tattoo is saying.
When I was a kid around 6, I had a group of friend all within 3 years in age. It started out as peeing our names in the snow to pee sword fights, there you only saw a little of each other. The next summer we were at our friends house, he had a pool, he asked if we wanted to go swimming? He and one other kid were the only 2 who had a swimsuit, he said well if you wanna we can all swim naked (not knowing it was called skinny dipping yet lol), he pulled his suit off and said who else wants to join? One other buddy dropped his, I didnt wanna be last, so I dropped mine and then everyone was nude. We swam a lot nude from that point, the other friends dad had a camp and wed go on weekends, run in the woods naked and skinny dipped in the lake. Over the years, it was just normal to see each other nude, see how each of our bodies were changing and learning together how to handle things, up until I moved when I was 14.
Now.. Not really Embarrassed?, but a little nervous, Anxious, yes. Im in a new state, new school and starting the 9th grade. I know like 2 people, in gym class having to get naked and showering with other boys, not the ones I grew up with. It was something I had to do and accept it, after a while it was not a big deal. In our new house we had a pool, when no one was home, I slipped back into my old ways of swimming naked and sun drying. I was nude at home as much as possible. Moved to my own house at 19 with my girlfriend and thats when I/we started staying naked all the time in the house and started to nude sunbathe in the backyard. One day I was out bullshitting with the neighbors and the guy who lived 4 houses down says, I noticed you guys like to nude sunbath? With a big grin and the other 2 said well, now that he mentioned it, we were going to say something too Well our wives wanted us to say something, because we REALLY dont mind when you GF is out there with you. I was a little red faced and said What are you talking about???? The all looked at each other and about the same time said, well you do realize we all live in 2 story houses right LOL. Well the cats out of the bag so yep lol I went up to my back bedroom and looked and I could see 6 houses down and low and behold the lady who lived in the last house was out there too LOL Ever since then I tell my neighbors, if you look over the fence there is a 97% chance youre gonna see me naked. At this point Im really interested the nudist lifestyle, It was not about being embarrassed but more about just doing it in a public setting. I was comfortable with being naked in the house and backyard, so the next step was with others. The first time was at a clothing optional beach, I was wearing a t-shirt, shorts and shoes, so when I arrived it was easy to get naked. I saw others that naked, said to myself well its now or never and I quickly got naked. I checked out the area, walked along the water line and had a great time being naked, no one paid any attention to me while totally naked. The total freedom and vulnerability was exhilarating and liberating. I was hooked! To this day, I dont hesitate in getting naked when I am in an environment where nudity is acceptable and/ or around other nudist gatherings.
All tan, you make a great point. It seems like as kids we are more comfortable with the idea of being nude. It goes to show how societies stigma alters life. Isn't it always cute to everyone when the little baby leaves its bath and loves to run naked. Then one day he/she is told it's wrong. We are all quilty of it I'm sure.
I remember my own self growing up. I was very comfortable with running through the woods naked playing to be indians with friends a chilhood relatives. Skinny dipping in a creek or pond. Then adolescents licks in, peer pressure and next thing we know we are shaming our own selves with body image, penis size, breast size. We date in our later teens. We play around sexually. We marry, we are comfortable sexually and then one day we find ourselves going back to being nude around our homes yet maybe a spouse dislikes the idea yet let's your young one run naked after bathtime. It's again cute. But not you.
What im saying is we ourselves have made the simple natural state of nude a very complicated matter. We ourselves can change our way of thinking and how we instill it on our children and possibly generations on.
Yeah, I was a little embarrassed at first. I had a guitar and spent a lot of time playing it (badly) partly to cover up my groin area and partly because it was the only thing I could do. But after an hour or so, I put the guitar down and took a swim and played some badminton with the people there, and all was cool.As for the second part of the question, if I meet somebody in a nudist envrionment that I knew but that I didn't expect to see there, I wouldn't care a bit. I'm naked, they're naked. I think a lot of people sort of suspect me as a closet nudist, anyway, because I'm wearing less than they are. If it's hot and humid, I see no sense in wearing anything more than a pair of shorts and sandals, or whatever I can get away with, in textile environments.
In my case, when I tried to cover my nudity in public, I stayed in the jacuzzi for a really long time to the point that I got dehydrated and fainted.
My first full body massage was an embarrassing moment.
It was before I had become a nudist about ten years ago. My wife and I were on a cruise. She signed up for a massage and convinced me I should get one too.
I was nervous when I entered, not knowing If I would like it or not. The young female masseuse gave me the option of keeping my briefs on or be totally nude so I opted for nude for the full experience.
It was a draped massage and I was on my chest.
Being the first time I was naked with another woman other than a mate, with all the touching, was stimulating to say the least and the massage was wonderful, but it resulted in considerable fullness.
What I wasn't expecting was for her to tell me to turn over. I was borderline mortified. There was no hiding my condition, draped or not. It required a lot of self control on my part but the effect on me was obvious.
I just had to tell myself that it was probably not the first time this had happened on her massage table and did my best to relax for the remainder of the massage, at least, what part of me I could control.
I had a difficult time knowing that she could see the obvious shape under the sheet
I have to say, I really enjoyed the massage and she didn't seem to be phased by my condition in the least. At least she never said anything, just kept it totally professional. I'm sure I was more embarrassed than she was.
I have had many since then, none of which caused the type of reaction as the first.