That is a lovely story :)
How true, I have fond memories of nude swimming in school. When
coming of age it was an acceptable way to check out other guys.
Nothing sexual, just natural curiosity to see how my developing
body compared with others. Too bad schools don't have that policy
I always do everything I can to stay naked in the locker
room...when I come into the locker room pants/shorts come off
first...always freeballing...then the rest of the clothes...then I
drag out my towel and everything else I use in the steam, sauna and
shower...when I am leaving I put everything back in my bag before
getting dressed...Pants/shorts last except shoes.
I lost all myinhibitions at the age of 11 when Istartedschool at an all boysprivate grammar school backin the late 1960's. They had a small indoor swimming poolandI was quite surprised to discover that everyone had to swim in thenude. It was very basic, an open changing area, no lockers but justhooks on the wall and a couple of open showers. At the firstswimming lessonmy entire class of 30 gotundressed andlined up all along the side of the pool with just their towelswrapped around them. The gym master asked who was in the swimmingteams of their primary schools. I put my hand up along with 2 otherboys. Then he asked who was swimming team captains at primaryschool. Only I put my hand up. He told me to go and hang my towelup on peg number 1 at the end of the deep end of the pool. I didand stood their naked aloneon the side of the pool. I feltvery embarrassed andvenerable as everyone stared at me, and were whispering toeach other. I wanted to try and cover my nudity with my hands. Thegym master blew his whistle for silence. Then he told the other 2boys to join me. He then asked any boys who could not swim to puttheir hands up and go to the shallow end of the pool and hang theirtowel up on the pegs. The remainder of the boys joined me.Eventually after about 10 minutes we all got into the water. I wasthe best swimmer in my class so the gym master asked me to join theschool swimming team which meant I went swimming nude mostlunchtimes and often after school also, right up to the age of 18when I went to university. I was told the school ended the nudeswimming policy in the late 1970's.My experience was much like yours. My dad enrolled me into swimming at our local YMCA at age 10. Before that I swam in creeks and ponds with family and friends and always nude, but I was surprised to find out that the YMCA was nude swimming also. It was different in that I didn't know these other boys because none of them went to my school that I knew of anyway. Then during open swim teenagers and men joined us in the pool, also all nude. I discovered that I really liked being nude with other people. I liked showing off for them too. I liked walking around on the deck so other boys could look at me. It was an excitement that was new to me and I liked it. I still do that too. I will walk around naked so others can look. Of course you never know who is looking and who isn't, but the thrill is the same either way.
i think it's a shame that society's attitude towards nudity in general isn't more open minded, especially when it comes to child nudity, nudity is nudity and nothing to be ashamed of, just like the human body
Rather like you, I quickly discovered that I really liked being nude with other people and that I liked showing off for them too, so Iwould get out of the pool and walk about before diving back injust so other naked boys could look at me naked
i think it's a shame that society's attitude towards nudity in general isn't more open minded, especially when it comes to child nudity, nudity is nudity and nothing to be ashamed of, just like the human bodyYes. There haven't been many studies done on the subject that I'm aware of, but the ones I have heard about show that kids raised in a nudist environment have healthier body images and better self-images than kids raised in clothed environments. When you grow up looking at real nude people, it's much harder for others to convince you that your own imperfections are serious enough that they must be corrected before others will like you. You've grown up seeing imperfect bodies, so you know that your own imperfections are nothing special.
Rather like you, I quickly discovered that I really liked being nude with other people and that I liked showing off for them too, so Iwould get out of the pool and walk about before diving back injust so other naked boys could look at me nakedgood for you, i bet your childhood was great, mine was never like that. i can honestly say i never looked at other boys in that way when i was young or behaved that way in front of them, maybe i should have, now i know what i was missing