When I was younger and did not have the luxury of unlimited time to pursue my personal interests like I do now - whatever amount of time I could invest in nudist activities I made sure I got maximum value by actually being out there socializing naked with my naked friends on the beach or in other locations. Not spend that time sitting at home hanging over a website discussing pubic grooming techniques and other such silly subjects ... i think that's why much of the younger crowd are not active here ...Though I am well beyond that 38.2 year middle age, I too find a number of topics on these forums not worthy of the time to read them.
Interesting comments. Does it occurs to anyone that when you reach this age that nudity has very little to do with physical arousal. I find this site interesting because I am trying to discover why nudists desire a social nude lifestyle. I have been a home nudist for going on 20 years. Social nudity has not really been of an interest. Using this site to try understand the motivation of social nudism. My biggest reason to be naked is for comfortable freedom. I will continue to discover naturally social nudism
For us, there's no other reason than to find friends with similar interests and things in common. We prefer to find these people in person and not on the internet. The only place to do so is in social nudist environments. We've met plenty of nudist couples that didn't become friends because we had nothing other than nudism in common. Those we did become friends with had many similar interests, many things in common and had many of the same morals, philosophies and ideals as we did about most everything. Those are our friends, nudist and textile.
Asking why nudists desire a social nude lifestyle is like asking, "why would anyone want to have friends?" We are social people. We are recluses, we aren't loners, we happen to like people and the social aspect of meeting other people. When we find others that we have things in common and we have a bond of friendship, we become friends, whether they are clothed people and friends or nudes. I find it interesting that you state that social nudism has not really been of interest but "this" is a form of social nudism, agree or not. You are conversing with other nudists. You're not just reading but also responding.
I am just curious. Why have you just got into nudism? Could that be a main reason why it's middle aged men mainly. If you go to a nudist club it's about the same ratio between older & younger. Mark. Not a MU fan are you??
I have always wanted to be nude but lacked the self esteem in my body and the guilt of nudity to do so. Growing up, I was nude in private. When my children moved out and my medication made me warmer then my wife, I started as a home nudist. Love the feeling of being nude and have embraced the lifestyle. I am now trying to make my backyard nude friendly.
I have always wanted to be nude but lacked the self esteem in my body and the guilt of nudity to do so.
I would have liked to have been a nudist from my early teens, but certainly did not have the confidence nor independence to be so. I had severe acne on my back, chest, and shoulders and at that time treatment was often time spent in the sun to dry the skin out. As a bit of a pudgy kid, I often found myself reluctant to take my shirt off because of the negative body image I had. As I grow older, I find that I care much less about what other people consider normal and what their opinions of me are. Independence and confidence come with age, and it can take decades to get here if we make the journey at all.
Because it's taken this long to get up the courage.
When I was much much younger I liked the idea of nudism, but couldn't believe anyone actually did this. I didn't know any nudists (and still don't!). Nudists were always "those weirdo's and hippies". So I just forgot about it.
Thanks to TN, I have changed my views.