Embracing Social Nudism
Becoming a nudist is not a matter of mustering enough courage to stand naked in front of people and interact normally. The ideals of nudism must be etched in one’s brain. Nudists know of the benefits of health, body acceptance and improved self awareness which are derived from the lifestyle.
They understand the value of not classifying other people according to the clothes they wear or their social status. Therefore to become one, you need to have such values.
For starters, interacting with other people while naked is not a simple task. Shyness, shame and lack of confidence are some of the factors which might impede any free interaction. The most prevalent fear stems in a situation where a starter is confused of where he/she will have his/her eyes focused in a nudist set-up.
You may have the urge to become a nudist or you may be practicing a little bit of nudism such as sleeping while naked or privately basking under the sun in your backyard while naked or even semi-nude, but a tinge of trepidation and uncertainty often grips you at the thought of extending this practice in a social set-up where there are both men, women and children who are as well nude.
You may have serious doubts on where your eyes will be focused while interacting. This may make you wonder if it’s okay for your eyes to look at the breasts or genitals. You may find this weird and inappropriate. You’re wrong.
Nudists Act Normally.
The same way you go normally and freely interact with other people or participate in group activities while clothed, is the same way nudists operate in a social nudism. The same way you keep focus while communicating to another person while clothed, is also replicated by nudists while conversing. In normal conversations, your eyes will keep a stare on the face of the person you are talking to. The same situation is replicated by nudists in their social interactions.
It doesn’t mean that your eyes must be glued to that person’s face because you are both naked and you feel guilty to allow your eyes stray and catch a glimpse of the other person’s breast or genitals. There is no shame feeling here. Generally, in normal conversation while clothed, each individual will have a complete view of each other. Each one is able to see the type of shirt the other is wearing, the skirt or shorts as well as the shoes.
In this situation, the conversation will go on freely without either of the person thinking about the other one’s clothes or shoes, but all interest will be on the subject of dialogue. The same situation is replicated among nudists. You will have a complete view of the person from head to toe but your mind is not supposed to drift from the conversation to the person’s body.
You need to maintain your focus on the subject of discussion. As much as you notice the person’s breasts or genitalia — of which is ok — doesn’t mean that you keep staring at the person awkwardly. This might seem challenging to you but the tips below will help you embrace nudism with much ease and comfort.
Understand the importance of nudism and accept nudity as natural.
We all were born naked. You need to understand that people embrace nudism because of different factors such as the joy of basking under the sun while naked thus allowing your body to get sun-tanned while at the same time allowing a cool breeze to go over their skin; nudism also promotes and fosters body acceptance and boosts the self-esteem of a person which is healthy. You need to understand that they don’t strip their clothes because they want to attract attention or that nudists do so to promote immoral sexual behavior.
You must to understand but nudism is a natural state of mankind both during creation and at birth; clothes are worn to protect the body such as from colds or other hazards e.g. chemical while spraying poisonous fumes and its vital to wear them when interacting with the general public. However, this does not mean that you should always wear clothes. You can strip at times e.g. during bedtime, and feel the satisfaction derived by this natural practice as you enjoy the freedom and accept your body.
Eliminate false/opinionated beliefs towards nudism.
Being naked especially with a person of the opposite sex is usually misjudged and misconstrued as an attempt to promote sex escapades because sex happens when people strip naked. This is wrong. People can freely interact and share while naked and have no sexual activities. They won’t even remember of anything to do with sex. Sex is always in the mind and until you let your mind to imagine it, then you can have natural interactions and don’t get sexually aroused.
You must realize that nudism is not a practice to promote irresponsible sexual behaviors, but it’s a lifestyle of living freely and naturally while appreciating your body. You need to prevent an erection or any sex-sensation by understanding nudism as natural and a great way of enjoying the freedom. Think of how doctors/gynecologist/reproductive health care workers will attend to patients, examine genitalia or breasts but since this is normal and okay in their profession, they will not be sexual intimidated or aroused.
Practice nudism by sleeping naked and carrying out some private activities
Doing this while naked such as cooking, laundry, watching a movie etc. This will help you to gain confidence and understand that it’s natural to be naked.