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Old 06-12-2008, 11:24 PM   #41
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When I was about 8 my parents became nudists. On our first visit I remember us all standing at the check in desk when suddenly everyone dropped their cloths. I was shocked then I was instructed to do the same. Felt very funny for about half an hour then it was amazing how your mind shifts. When your nude and so is everyone else it seems quit natural. To be able to just jump in the pool at any time without changing was wounderful.
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Old 06-13-2008, 12:31 AM   #42
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There is one other lady on the board who is at least an occasional nudist with her husband. I'm not sure if she'll see this thread or what the etiquette is of identifying her to you. Maybe one of the moderators can advise.

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BTW, for one downside of too much sun ...

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Only thing I can say is that I have seen many, many thousands of nudist folks, and none of them had whatever kind of condition is in that photo. I'd suspect there is some other disorder involved in whatever that lady is exhibiting.

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I will advise. Don't.
Fair enough. I don't think she'd have a problem with it, as she has mentioned it publicly on either this board or one other that I also see her posting to.

No, it's not you, CFB ;-).

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Welcome to the board Mike and Marilyn!
I love the nudist lifestyle.....one of my friends is one and has asked me to join her at her lake community this summer for a couple of day trips.
I have been to the nude beach a couple of times and it is absolutely liberating and wonderful to be naked and talk to people at the same time!
Clothes are overrated!
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Oh, Citrine, once again, I have to tell you that you are going to have such a great time in Asheville. You will love the folks there. It is a great bohemian art community, with lots of open-minded, easygoing hippie-type folks (but a bit cold for nudists!).
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It is a great bohemian art community, with lots of open-minded, easygoing hippie-type folks (but a bit cold for nudists!).
Might be a bit tough on the men's egos, but that nippy weather should make the women just that much cuter.

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Welcome to the board Mike and Marilyn!
I love the nudist lifestyle.....<snip> Clothes are overrated!
Very much so! Thanks for the kind words. Hope to see you online often.

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Just read an article about a traditional nudist beach in VT that is under threat. It's too bad that certain folks just can't make do with the 99% of beaches that enforce clothes and have to demand 100% clothing compliance everywhere.

Nudists Take Over Vermont Beach - Living on The Huffington Post

I've never tried the nudist lifestyle but would have no objections to it (at home everything is chilly stone, tile and brick so I even wear socks in the summer indoors, unfortunately). I have fond memories of a wedding reception that devolved (evolved?) into skinny-dipping in the pool, and after the first hesitation I was surprised at how non-self-conscious I felt, even in front of the minority of guests who remained clothed (close friends and super-uptight).
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Yes, it's always about the kids, isn't it?

Except that these experts of morality and decency never come out and say what exactly is wrong or harmful about kids enjoying Nature nude with their families.

Kids are natural nudists. They have to be taught and reminded to wear bathing costumes. It's natural, fun, comfortable, and human. But the grown-ups seem to know better and think that there's something harmful -- they never say what -- about enjoying skinnydipping.

My guess is that if anyone actually bothered to ask the kids of nudist parents if they enjoy skinnydipping or the nudist experience, the response would be overwhelmingly positive.
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Nice pics but they are lacking people. I guess your laundry bill will be fairly low in retirement.
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Yes, it's always about the kids, isn't it?

Except that these experts of morality and decency never come out and say what exactly is wrong or harmful about kids enjoying Nature nude with their families.

Kids are natural nudists. They have to be taught and reminded to wear bathing costumes. It's natural, fun, comfortable, and human. But the grown-ups seem to know better and think that there's something harmful -- they never say what -- about enjoying skinnydipping.

My guess is that if anyone actually bothered to ask the kids of nudist parents if they enjoy skinnydipping or the nudist experience, the response would be overwhelmingly positive.
My mother had some pictures: when I was quite young I would go outside and take off all my clothes (in warm weather of course). Didn't see the point.
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My mother had some pictures: when I was quite young I would go outside and take off all my clothes (in warm weather of course). Didn't see the point.
For adults, the point of clothing must be sexual decoration. Several posters here have remarked that after a few minutes in a nudist environment, they forget all about bodies and sex.

Who could ever say that after a few minutes at a (clothed) cocktail party?

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... they forget all about bodies and sex.

Who could ever say that after a few minutes at a (clothed) cocktail party?

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Sooo true. Nudity is not about sex. Unfortunately, American marketing, fashion and cosmetics have trained our culture to equate skin with sex. Taking off your clothes is a great equalizer, since you can then relate to people as people, not as status symbols, sex symbols, or other artificial stereotypes. You meet the nicest people when you're nude!

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Of course y'all read about the Austrian women's soccer team that beat Germany recently: Streaking to victory in topless match | U.S. | Reuters
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Taking off your clothes is a great equalizer, since you can then relate to people as people, not as status symbols, sex symbols, or other artificial stereotypes. You meet the nicest people when you're nude!
If someone is able to discriminate because of what someone is wearing, I'm guessing they'll come up with a way to discriminate when there aren't any clothes involved... for some people, it'll always come down to how many stars are on their belly.
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Austrian women streak to victory in topless match - Football - The Press
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Yes, it's always about the kids, isn't it?

Except that these experts of morality and decency never come out and say what exactly is wrong or harmful about kids enjoying Nature nude with their families.

Kids are natural nudists. They have to be taught and reminded to wear bathing costumes. It's natural, fun, comfortable, and human. But the grown-ups seem to know better and think that there's something harmful -- they never say what -- about enjoying skinnydipping.

My guess is that if anyone actually bothered to ask the kids of nudist parents if they enjoy skinnydipping or the nudist experience, the response would be overwhelmingly positive.
I grew up taking regular dips at the local skinny-dipping hole, and look how I turned out. (Ammunition for either side, I reckon.)

Advantages: no wet clothes to bike home in afterwards. Saved on chafing.

Disadvantages: the occasional embarrassing moment when I hit puberty, but hey, good time to work on the back tan. Problem solved.
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And for those folks that require photographic evidence:
Well, Google Images was way behind the "curve" on this one, so I'm glad someone finally got to the "bottom" of the situation.

Gosh, cleanup must have "sucked" Eh, never mind.

I'm sure Jim McMahon is already rallying his marketing troops behind the next Super Bowl pay-per-view halftime show...
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hi nudist. not a nudist here but i did once unknowingly wind up at a nudist party back in my 20s (when i looked good nude). after about 20 minutes i became very uncomfortable with all the naked people around me. so i stripped down and felt much better.

i still have an anti-fetish about mixing food with nudity though, not into it. but i think not eating in bed has more to do with crumbs.

meanwhile, just happened to catch your post the other night and then today i found this:

KTRE.com Lufkin and Nacogdoches |Florida Condo Banking On Clothing-Optional Pool

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida housing complex has hit on a new idea for selling units in a slumping market, a clothing-optional pool
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