During the COVID pandemic many people found comfort in working from home and even sans clothing. Some are now looking to continue the sans clothing lifestyle. Here are some tips to get started with naturism and experience social naturism.
1. WHERE & WITH WHOM?
Before you launch into social naturism you’ll want to look at naturist venues near you and you’ll want to possibly find a friend to go with. The best place to get started is at a clothing optional venue like a hot spring. Getting naked in front of a partner is easier than in front of your friends so if possible go with your partner.
2. WITH OR WITHOUT FAMILY & KIDS
Should you take your kids and family? You may be nervous about your kids seeing you naked and what they’ll think. Kids have no shame in nudity and often will not care if you’re naked. In fact your kids seeing you naked can be very positive for them because it teaches them to that the human body is not taboo or exclusively associated with sex.
Explain to the kids and your family why this is important to you and why you want to try social naturism if you plan to invite them to join you. You can keep your decision to try social naturism between you and your partner.
3. RESPECT THE RULES
When you visit a naturist venue, be sure to follow the rules exactly. Always respect the environment and help keep the site clean. Body language is very important and of importance. Do not stare, even if you see someone has a body imperfection or any difference.
4. COMFORT AND HYGIENE
These both are important. When you sit on a chair or working out in the gym, don’t forget to bring a butt towel. It is important for hygiene and comfort. When you’re hiking nude, you’ll still want to consider wearing shoes to protect your feet. Living sans clothing does not mean you should pass on the basic rules of hygiene.
5. AVOID GOING NUDE IN NON-NATURIST VENUES
Especially in some countries like the United States, public nudity can get a person into trouble. It is best to only go where nudity is allowed such as clothing optional beaches, pools and naturist resorts. The laws are more permissive in other countries, so be sure to research your local laws.
6. ACCEPT YOUR BODY
For the first few minutes you may feel nervous. This feeling normally goes away quickly for most people. Many men are worried about getting an involuntary erection. If this happens, get into the pool, rollover or cover up with a towel. Respect is the important key word here. Respect your body and that of others. Once more, don’t stare and they won’t stare at you. As time passes, you’ll become more comfortable and you’ll find that your acceptance of your own body will grow.
7. PACK HOW YOU ALWAYS DO
It may sound silly, but you may wonder what to pack for your naturist vacation. Often times at a naturist venue, nudity is mandatory. You may still find it necessary to have clothing for playing sports or if you must leave the naturist venue any reason. Also be aware of the weather and pack accordingly. You don’t want to get stuck without the proper protection for the weather conditions. Also in some cases, you may be required to wear clothing inside of a food venue at the naturist site. So pack what your normally would.
8. BE YOUR TRUE SELF
You may not be comfortable with your body, but you are willing to try out naturism to gain more confidence. Great! You’ll find that those around you are kind and are not judgmental of your body. Some people may feel more comfortable being fully free of hair and some may not, that’s up to you. When who are on their period should not be worried about having to wear clothing in a nudity mandatory place because this is acceptable and hygienic.
9. SUN PROTECTION
You can get a great all over tan by practicing naturism. Be aware though that much of the skin you are exposing to the sun now will need protection. Your skin in some areas is sensitive and it could be painful to be burned there. Don’t skimp on the on screen especially for the first few days.
10. BECOME A NATURIST AT YOUR OWN PACE
As you approach your first naturist experience take some time to relax and begin by spending time naked at home. Simply be naked while doing your normal activities around your house, such as, watching TV or doing your chores. Once you’ve done this for a while, you’ll begin to feel like getting nude in front of others doesn’t seem impossible anymore.
There you have it, 10 tips for becoming a naturist. I hope your first experience changes your view of those around you and you find that it is a very body positive community. Feel free to post questions in the comments and I’ll try to help you. Maybe I’ll see you at a naturist venue sometime in the future.