Sadly I think if I was a woman, I would probably think twice or even rethink again before showing my body in naked form. Seeing some of the comments women have to contend with, it is no wonder they just keep a low profile. Another case I think of a minority ruining things for the majority, The people I have met, have been happy go lucky people that are happy doing what they do, my wife does not like to post pictures simply because when she does, so many people give her unwanted comments, nice breasts, wish I was beside you, They fit my mouth nicely, and a heap of others. So now days we simply go to a naturist area and just do our thing, and she is comfortable with that. as mentioned earlier, the ratio is a little better balanced in life than it is on the net, probably because if you spoke to women in person like some do online they would get a smack across the face for their disrespect. but that is just my opinion, and I am not trying to have a go at anyone, they are just my observations.
This is Mrs. Harley here, speaking on behalf of us women.Men are always speaking for us, and usually are way off track, on most of it.I, as a female have been enjoying nude sun tanning and being naked, as much as I can ever since I was 15 years old.During that entire time till now, I have never once been harassed or felt threatened in any way, what so ever.Yes, of course I have been hit on and have had many many compliments send my way, but at no time, have I ever been harassed to the point that I felt uncomfortable or unsafe.I and we, have been all over the world, and have explored and stayed at many various nude resorts and nude beaches, from vanilla resorts to more adult oriented resorts such as Hedo, Desires and Hidden Beach, and have not once either witnessed any harassment or had any of it coming my way.From my own experience and our own travels, the women are just as much into nudity as the men are, if not even more so.One can not use this site or sites like this one, to gauge what the actual ratios are ( men to women ) , when sites like this attract only older men or single / married perverts, with nothing but time on their hands and looking for a cheap thrill.You read or see so many older men on here who are married, yet there is no involvement from their own wives?You would think, that should be the real question here.Why are you married if, you are not doing things together?Especially the sharing of enjoying the sun and fun together, as a married couple.I would think, that if you are in a healthy loving relationship, that doing things together, especially in your later years, would be the most special and loving thing that you could do, for one another.If she is into nudity, then you are into nudity as well.But, if nudity is just her thing, than you are not with the right partner.Since men love to speak for us woman, let this woman tell you what we think.We happen to think that this site and sites like this one, are flooded with older married men ( sans wife) and single men, just in order for them to get their jollies off.The chat sections are nothing but older men and the forums are dominated with grumpy old men, with not one woman amongst them., yet they are married.The poster writes: Why are so many Nudists middle aged men?Being a female, my answer would be, just because they are looking for a cheap thrill, if the truth be known.Their middle age wife, probably has no idea that they are even trolling on this site, yet here they are.I could be wrong, and just as wrong as you males are, about us woman being in fear of being Harassed, by you males.It is just not so.A simple F OFF, will put a quick end to any unwanted conversations or any corny and unwanted pick up lines.To you married men, who are doing your own thing, without your wives being involved, Shame on you!Find something else, that you can do "together", besides you just thinking about yourself, while finding your own cheap thrills.I believe it is because a lot of people are raised to be ashamed of their bodies and that nudity is somehow unacceptable. Only later in life do we realize how much better nudity is for each of us and at a certain age we just don't care what people think about us anymore
In my opinion, you answered your question best. I think we become more comfortable in our own skin as we age. And too, many of us don't discover the great feeling of being nude in nature until we try it. And that isn't always when we are youngest. Cheers!
odd post Mrs Harley!I enjoy being nude whenever .Include your wives boys, or go find yourself another hobby, or someone that wants to share your interests with you.There is no good reason or any valid excuse, to do things on your own, without your wife being included.naturism is not hobby akin to knitting, golf, reading!!! My wife shares my love of naturism but is no longer comfortable with social nudity because if some throw away comments by other who were unclothed and you guessed it, including females. At that time I was reconciled to no longer being involved in social nudity and indeed cancelled a future booking at a naturist resort. When she found I had cancelled she asked why and said that I should still go as provided I respected he'd preference to not go she fully respected my joy in social nudism. Indeed when I have not been away for a while she will ask when I am meeting up with naturist friends again and suggest I should organize it. I choose to believe she us nit trying to get me away but rather that we can be soul mates without being joined af the hip. So I find the criticism of married males having some time away as demonstrating a generalization that like most feneralusations is inappropriate.. Mike
Can't say for sure for anybody else, but in my case, it's taken me a lot of time and work to be comfortable with myself. When I was a younger man, I was so worried about meeting other people's expectations. As I have aged, I've begun to understand the futility of trying to live up to standards or with mores that I really don't agree with. Being naked is only one part of that, but it's an example about how as I get older I don't really give a $#!t about the opinions of most other people. I am who I am, and those who love me understand me, and the rest of the world really doesn't matter.
Can't say for sure for anybody else, but in my case, it's taken me a lot of time and work to be comfortable with myself. When I was a younger man, I was so worried about meeting other people's expectations. As I have aged, I've begun to understand the futility of trying to live up to standards or with mores that I really don't agree with. Being naked is only one part of that, but it's an example about how as I get older I don't really give a $#!t about the opinions of most other people. I am who I am, and those who love me understand me, and the rest of the world really doesn't matter.I agree to what is said here.
However I have been a nudist since my teens but the opportunity to spend much time nude during my early years was limited due to my daily activities. As I got older I made more effort to have more nude time and changing partners from a basic prude to an accepting growing nudist has allowed for more such activities.
Also the lack of available info re nudism and such activities when I was younger didn't help my development in the lifestyle and being brought up in the country also meant less interaction with fellow nudist. Now we have the internet I found about activities that happened right under my nose some years back that had I known existed back then I would have been more involved.
That's my theory and I'm sticking to it.
I am trying to wrap my brain around the fact that this site (and others) seem to be frequented predominantly by middle-aged men. If I were to guess, I would say that the ratio of single males to all others is probably about 10-1.I understand some of the reasons (e.g. men more comfortable about self and nudity in later years, women's nudity still tied to sexuality, etc.) but that still doesn't seem to explain the imbalance. Any (serious) thoughts or opinions on this phenomenon?I'm a life long nudist and I just turned 60 and nothing has changed. I still love being free of the bonds of clothing and free to enjoy life naked. I don't know why the unbalance of men verses women but I'm sure it sexually that has to do with it.