My mom encouraged me to go naked all the time. When puberty came I got shy about it but that didnt last long again because of my mother.She said erections are normal and frequent in teen boys and I should ignore them or go someplace private and masturbate. I followed her advice.Throughout my life I struggled with being a nudist or naturist and being an exhibitionistand it did become a problem in grade school. I was made to go into therapy at 14 years old. It made me worse or more of an exhibitionist, it finally ended.I got arrested for public nudity twice, once at 17 and again at 22. That was embarrassing but going back into therapy this time around settled me down making me less militant about being naked.I mellowed as I aged but have always only wore clothes for three reasons.1- to not offend2- to keep warm3- to avoid arrestAs I aged I let myself go a bit too much and noticed people were no longer as accepting of my casual out in the open nudity.I got myself back in shape, no more ugly fat belly and dumpy butt.I slimmed up and toned myself back into shape over a five year period and the strangest thing happend.Once again people I knew were accepting me into their homes again and accepting my constant nudity. My sex life vastly improved and I was a happy person again.Ive learned the clothed society seems to accept a healthy looking nude male but would prefer an overweight out of shape male to remain clothed.The other factor is most of the people I know and socialize with are empty nesters meaning no kids. The few, only two couples that have children dont mind but they speak to their kids if they ask questions about me. And I told them to let me know if I need to wear clothes, they both are very appreciative of that as Ive known them for years.Now as I retired and age I am still accepted as the nice guy who doesnt wear clothes.Im often told I look twenty years younger than my age,Some how Ive gotten accepted by non nudist friends and neighbors as someone they always invite over and who will stop by for a visit but will be completely naked.I found balance.But I still think of myself as an exhibitionistBecause I do get turned on by this.
Did you live in a nudist household? Single mom?
I think I need to take some of this advice! You're right fit males are more accepted.
Seems to be many reasons for leaving the curtains behind. I would never have been the slightest bit inclined to join the old nude men ranks if I had stayed as I was. I was one of the extreme hiders. Very scared to be seen naked. Thoroughly taught it was a moral crime to see or be seen. But along with it a lust addiction popped up outa nowhere when I was 13 and it troubled my mind to no end, I fought it relentlessly for many years. Prayed against it, struggled to control it. No relief for over 3 decades. Finally gave up trying and tossed the whole mental mess in Gods lap, told Him, "You clean up my mind, I can't do it." Right away he started revealing to me that it was my mothers attitude toward nudity, and my own lack of normalizing the natural body in everyday life as a child, that had caused the issue in my mind. So all I needed to do was go naked a lot and ignore myself, and go join other naked people too in a nonsexual social context. The mental training of seeing and ignoring had the desired effect. That old lust compulsion faded away and vanished. It was difficult to change my feelings. But deciding I needed to, I intentionally took steps to cancel out those feelings of extreme embarrassment at being seen and decide I'm going to be ok with it. So now after 10 years of practising it. I am OK with it, enjoy going to naturist group meetups. Even being caught nude at work by someone is no longer a fear, it's happened a few times and I handle it with ease. Now I know that clothing is the real cause of immorality, not nudity as the world believes. It's clothing that hides the body from sight, allowing the subconscious to drive the imagination to throw lust on the body, and when lust goes too far it generates crimes.
Wasn't all that old when I started. just 46. 56 now and aiming to get in more naturist recreation with friends as I can find it.
I was too busy with work and family and being a nudist was just a dream. Then after turning 40 my wife decided to leave me, so I ended up living alone and started going shirtless while at home. I enjoyed this new freedom and decided to get a sun tan while in the backyard. Started wearing a tan-thru swimsuit while laying in the backyard, I became comfortable and got the nerve to lay naked and enjoyed the feeling of being totally naked. I ended up spending more time naked at home, after sometime I decided to seek out other places to get naked and learned about a clothing optional hot springs. It was a great experience which has lead me to hiking naked, pool parties, a beachs and a nudist resorts.
Whatever the reason, it's great! Naked time is cherished time. My day begins naked and continues until just before employees arrive. Even thought I know it would not be accepted I am to the point of wanting to just remain nude continuously. For me, there is no greater enjoyment than spending an entire day naked. I will leave on deliveries for the day with my shorts and shirt neatly folded on the passenger seat, back up the truck to be unloaded, get dressed to open the rear door, and undress again before leaving. I have done this for years and truly love the freedom of naked driving.
My commute begins daily with me leaving home naked with work clothes in hand. My work day begins with coffee, a walk around the property and sometimes around the block before retrieving my clothing back in the vehicle. Fridays there are no employees as we work a four day week so, naked time all day!
So whatever the reason, I love being one of the men of a certain age that love to get naked!!!
I got into nudism later in life and now feel more comfortable around my house or with other nudist friends than I would have when younger. It was always on my mind when younger of more nudist lifestyle but didnt occur until out on my own and then it still took a while to get into it more. I always wonder now what it would have been like in the mens dormitory at college and what level of nudity existed there. When I was in college, I lived in a co-ed dorm so you couldnt run around naked in our section of the floor since girls could come through at any time.
I have been a nudist since 27 years old, when I went to Lake Powell and spent 10 days naked. It had water back then.Now I am 70 and living alone and spend as much time as possible naked. I sleep naked and get up in the morning and sit on my deck and have coffee and do my exercises.I go camping a lot and have several places where I go skinny-dipping and sunbathe nude. Occasionally there is someone there already and I usually ask first and get naked. and they usually join me.I gave up caring a long time ago. At the gym at home and just strip down at my locker and go to the showers or to the sauna nude.
in the morning a get a up of coffee at local store, come home get off my bicycle and strip. take my coffee and drink it sitting in my yard, course it is around 5 am and my nieghbors are not out. enjoy coffee nude.
It was a mid-life decision to follow my secret dream to pursue the nudist lifestyle. I was interested in nudity from an early age and tried it once but was scared that I would be caught. Then when in 7th grade I was able to be naked with other boys in the locker room during gym class which lasted through 12th grade. My nudity was put on hold while I pursued a career and later a family. I was living alone after turning 40 and I had more time for myself and started laying in the sun in the backyard wearing a tan-thru swimsuit. One day I decided to do it totally naked and enjoyed the new experience. I became very comfortable being naked in the house and around the yard that I decided to try be naked away from home. My first experience was at a clothing optional hot spring, had so much fun that I started hiking naked and later went to a clothing optional beach/park and a nudist resort. I learned to accept my naked body as it is and that my nudity was not an issue while around others.
My experience is that as I get older, I am more comfortable in my own skin and don't care as much about what other people think. I am not here to live up or down to other peoples expectations but simply to enjoy the freedom that nudism provides. For me it's about breaking down barriers and people being more open because there are no more masks to hide behind. Some people discover this very young while others are late bloomers but either way, isn't it wonderful!