A few years after graduating from college I joined the YMCA. I could swim and often went swimming there. At that time the requirement was nylon suits or no suits. I quickly discovered that "no suit" was really more comfortable. Unfortunately the policy changed when the Y went coed and a bathing suit was required. I enjoyed skinning dipping but did not want to do it alone as it was unsafe.|
A few summers ago I looked at a newspaper that listed nude beaches in New England and discovered there was a resort about an hour's drive from my house. I called them and received a nice brochure and letter stating singles were welcome. I went there, shed my clothes, and was given a tour of the resort. The place was clean, everyone was friendly, there was a lake to swim in, and a nice beach for sunning without a wet bathing suit! I especially enjoyed being able to go outside in the sunshine and fresh air to dry off from the shower I took before dressing to go home. Since then I joined a number of nudist groups. There is a group that meets in the winter not far from my home, so skinny dipping is not just a summer activity.
One day I went with a small group on a canude trip. We stopped for lunch at an area that we thought would be a good place to eat and swim. As we were eating, a car pulled up and shortly thereafter a woman appeared on the rock we were using. We quickly covered up. The leader of the trip spoke to the woman and explained that we were planning a swim after lunch and she said she did not see any problem with us swimming while she read her book.
Since I became a nudist I have made a lot of friends and feel better about myself. I told my family that I was a nudist -- My mother did not say much, one of my sisters kind of accepted it and my other sister got all excited -- she thought it was great.