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There are many reasons why we have embraced and enjoy the nudist lifestyle. The freedom, the friendly nudist, the relaxing feeling we have when nude. The list is endless.
Assuming there were no negative ramifications, who would you want to bring over from the textile side and share the joys of being a nudist. This should be someone you know personally, a co-worker, a neighbor a family member and not a celebrity crush or even worse a politician. Who would be at the top of your list and why.
An interesting question.
Over the many years that I've been a nudist closer friends have learned about my nudism. This had led to conversations about why I am a nudist, this usually covers the reasons you mention. Some don't have any inclination to try social nudity, but others have gone onto asking more in-depth questions about nudism, the latter are the ones that I feel might dip their toes into the nudist world. Usually their questions focus on what it is like to be nude with friends and strangers, I tell them that most new nudists quickly adjust to everyone being naked, that in a nudist setting naked is normal.
We live on the coast with a few nearby clothing-optional beaches. A few of the more interested friends have gone with us to them, there is no expectation on them that they will be nude there at some point that day. But they know that we will be nude and if we see nudist friends there we will socialise with them. Its only about 10 friends who've visited nude beaches with us like that, but they have all ended up naked there with us. One couple are now avid nudists, two others are hot-weather nudists and the others were not put off by the experiences but haven't yet become even part-time nudists. I've never taken any of these potential nudists to a nudist club. I've often thought that they might try social nudity more readily in an all-nudist environment, we've gone to the beaches with those willing to experience social nudity with us because they are much nearer.
We've been open about nudism for a long time with family and good friends. Once you get beyond the entrance hall you will see things like photos from nudist holidays so our friends know that we have no hang-ups about them seeing us nude. With certain friends there are small clothing-optional social events(pre-Covid!) where nudists and non-nudists happily mix, we were all friends before the nudist parts of our lives became apparent so being naked with the textile friends isn't a big deal. The textile friends who have seen us in this mixed environment and shown an interest in trying nudism are the ones that I've encouraged the most to try it and I'd choose to try doing so with others who show a similar interest in nudism. I'm pleased to say that a few are now nudists too and sharing the joys of nudism with those of us who've preferred nudity for longer.
Who would you choose to try nudism?
We have two close circles of friends; our textile friends and our nudist friends, both consisting of 4 couples, including ourselves. There are only two couples in our circle of textile friends I'd like to introduce to nudism. Of those 4 individuals, the husband of one couple might try it and the wife of the other couple would try it. It's their spouse that would be adamantly opposed to trying it. The other couple, I think, would both be opposed to trying nudism. The common response to giving it a try; for the women it's, "if I lost some weight I might try it." For the guys strangely enough it's their fear of "not measuring up." We've tried explaining these misconceptions and misunderstandings but to no avail.
Aside from these friends, there are a few co-workers and their wives that I'd like to introduce to nudism. They admit to have tried it at home and one couple has actually taken up the lifestyle at home and in their backyard, pool, spa but will not visit a beach, club or resort. I'd like to introduce our two closest neighbors; our next door neighbors and the couple across the street. They both seem like they'd not only fit in but I think they'd enjoy it.
Family; our daughters, one son in law and 4 of our 7 grandkids have all tried nudism and enjoyed it immensely. They partake somewhat at their own homes but not here, like they did a few years ago. The 4 grandkids are now older and at that awkward age. We don't really have any desire to introduce any other family members to nudism
I have 2 adult daughters. One is special needs and lives with us. She is my buddy and loves to jump in the hot tub nude. But other than that, she is influenced by my wife's dislike of nudism so just has a lot of fun harassing me about it; especially when I'm occasionally nude at home. My second daughter is married to a terrific guy and is a dedicated career woman. She knows all about my nudist interests, but we have never actually talked about it. I'm reluctant because she seems to be on the side of "it's not normal" and I fear alienating her. So, she and her husband would be the ones I would like to invite. It would be a very happy day for me if our whole family just simply went skinny dipping on our boat this summer.
Most probably my sister. She is an avid outdoor person and usually will jump into just about anything. I believe she would enjoy it once the initial shock wore off. If the opportunity ever presents itself, Ill probably give it a very careful introduction. Well have to wait and see.
That way they wouldn't care if they saw me nude in my backyard :)
Seriously though, that is a great question and I've thought about it several times since I read the question. I believe it would be nice to have my longtime friends involved so we could hang out (no pun intended) in our natural state.
My wife and I have tried with 3 of her friends - back when we didn't have nudist friends and thought it would be good for my wife to have a friend to accompany us. For various reasons they've all chickened out after agreeing...
Who would I like to bring now? My daughter.
My daughter grew up nudist; spent most of her preteen years naked at home and at the resort. Then puberty came around; and she quit nudism. Her mother and I divorced a few years later. Since then there has been no talk of nudism; except those rare moments where she'll recall trips to the nudist resort or enjoying clothesfree activities at home with Mom and Dad. But currently - beyond these fond childhood recollections - it seems nudism is a thing of the past for her.
I don't bring it up, as I think it would be "weird" for my daughter for me to propose her accompanying us to the resort; particularly me seeing her naked in her fully developed "adult state" (she's in her mid-20's now) after all these years. But I think it could be brilliant; with us acting like no time has passed at all, doing some of the same activities we used to do "back in the day", and reconnecting on a clothesfree level. I also think that spending time nude with my wife (her stepmom) would greatly improve their (practically non-existent) relationship.
Maybe "down the road" we'll be able to have that conversation.
I just asked my wife the question and after a pregnant pause from her, I suggested we could possibly ask her older sister. My wife responded that it would be a possibility but wasnt sure of her sister & husband seeing her nude. I recalled that they had recently taken a cruise to Europe and had wished they hadnt *chickened out* (her words) when other friends on the cruise visited a nude beach. I wonder if we can ever work it into a conversation with them but who knows?? Were all getting older & possibly a little more daring; maybe a chance will open. Well have to wait & see.
I don't recall ever suggesting to a friend except for a very trusted one. We had a hot tub party and she was there. She did take part but I think it was pretty overwhelming for her. When she saw Luann walk in naked with other friends around it just didn't compute. She addressed me in such surprise, you don't mind people seeing her naked?! I said no not at all. That didn't compute either. She trust my wife and I so she was looked after to insure she didn't feel threatened. There was wine involved and I had Luann dress her so we could take her back home. I doubt she dabbles in our nude world again.
We have asked a close friend he and his girlfriend at the time thought about it but said maybe later. Then one of wife's long-term friend said she would go but they have drifted apart, and the women has been through a divorce and wife and her do not see each other any more so have drifted apart. None of the other couples we are around seem like they would be a good fit so have not ask them. We do enjoy vacationing with a nudist couple and have gone to a nude beach and stayed nude most of the time where we shared a cottage and hotel room. The other nudist parties, kayaking we attend are quite fun but have not ask anyone to join us.