Welcome to the site, Ald! You'll find this is probably the best site on the internet for nudists. A lot of wonderful people here and site admin is responsive. When you have a chance read through the different forum threads, lots of great information, viewpoints, opinions, hints and tips. And have fun meeting some really wonderful people here!
I know what you mean about friends not knowing of your nudist tendencies. None of our friends, family or co-workers know of our lifestyle. We keep two seperate worlds...so to speak. I've done a little investigating by making comments or jokes and the results weren't positive about nudists. So, we just have two circles of friends and if any of them should overlap then all the better.