Years ago the YMCA had swims for men and high school boys where the rule was nylon bathing suits or no bathing suits. As only males were present I was able to enjoy suit freedom. Well, the economy changed and as the swims were open to women suits (of any kind) were required. I wanted to continue skinny-dipping but knew that swimming alone in a remote area was unsafe. Because nude beaches are not easy to get to where I live, I found out about a nude campground.|
After getting the necessary information I decided to give it a try, but first I had a problem. At the Y I could go in swim, shower, and go home with no problem. At the campground I would not want to go for just a short swim and then go home. I also would not want to spend the entire time I was there in the water. That meant that I would have to do something I had never really done before -- go nude in mixed company.
At that time I was very comfortable going around my apartment in a bathing suit. I was not comfortable just being nude while I was eating or watching TV. After my morning shower I would wrap a towel around my waist and eat breakfast. I always had something on. Now my question was "How can I be comfortable going around nude in mixed company when I am uncomfortable just being nude when I am alone at home?" For one week before I went to the campground I practiced. Practice being nude? Yes. Strange as it sounds I practiced. I would go around naked (no bathing suit, no towel) whenever I was home. Watch TV, do dishes, do cleaning, pay bills, what ever had to be done had to be done in the nude (well, shorts were ok for doing laundry as the laundry room could only be reached by going out into the public hallway).
When it was time for my first visit I had become comfortable with myself when I was just plain nude. I did not need a reason like I was showering or swimming, I was simply nude and I was more comfortable that way.
I went to the campground, removed my clothing, took the tour, swam in the lake, sat in the sun, walked in the field, and really enjoyed clothing freedom. When it was time to leave I took a shower and rather than try to dry off in a humid area I went outside in the sunshine and fresh air. With the light breeze I did not really need the towel. That convinced me - nude was the only way to be. Now I'm clothed only when it is required.