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First-Time Nudist Experience

finally did it

I moved to Idaho from a small desert town in the state of Washington. I loved the mountains and streams in this beautiful stated. On my frequent trips to my favorite river we would drive by a sign that said Sun Meadow Family Nudist Resort. I mentioned to the wife that we should stop there some time and check it out. "No way" she responded. So years later we divorced and as soon as I could I called and made an appointment to go check it out. In my youth I used to have a very private spot in the woods by our house where I would go get naked and just enjoy the feeling. So anyway I stopped in, went for the tour and 10 minutes later was a member and couldn't be happier.

It was October in Idaho so outdoor activity was pretty much nill. But I soon received the newsletter of sorts that Sun Meadow sends to members. And there were concerts, Dances, and dinners and just cool happenings going on all winter long. And every Saturday there was kind of like a meet and greet potluck. So I went and didnt know a soul. And evidently it showed as a couple came over and sat down next to me. "Newbie?" they asked. They took me under there wing for the evening and now I know most all the members and with any luck have met my future wife there. What fun!

Our First Time

My wife and I started going to Gunnison Beach in NJ this past summer, She was hesitant on removing her bottoms as I had no problems going totally naked. On a recent trip to Jamaica our resort had a Au-Natural section our first day there We decided to check out the beach after meeting a very nice couple at the "textile" section beach our first nite there. Before we went my wife said to me that she was not removing her bottoms and I said ok we went back to our room to "freshen" up then left for the short walk to sunset beach.

We meet up with the couple that we meet at the bar the night before. Set our stuff down and proceeded to join in on the experience. I dropped my shorts with no problem I then turned to my wife as she was removing her cover-up expecting to see a g-sting bottom but was greeted with my wife being completely naked. My god was she a beautiful sight we then walked up to the bar for drinks and food. We enjoyed the experience so much and thanks to the couple we meet my wife was so comfortable there that we spent an entire week on that beach hardly ever going back to the textile side. now that we are home unfortunately to cold weather we cant wait to be able to go naked again.

We have decide that at least two weekend a month will be designated "clothing free" weekends as much as possible with all the kids we have.


I was a "closet nudist" my whole life. As a child I would get naked whenever my parents left me alone at home. I had a desire to be nude in nature, and as an adult I would visit remote areas of public parks and enjoy nude freedom. However I was always fearful of being caught. Both because it was illegal and I didn't want anyone to see my nude. I thought I was a weird sicko for wanting to be nude in nature, and tried to suppress my longing.
After years of illicit nudity in nature I realized I needed to find a legal way to enjoy being nude outdoors.

In February of 2011 I found Gulf Coast Resort online and decided to try it. I drove by once but lost my nerve. The next time I drove up to the gate and lost my nerve and left.
The third time I made it inside and went to the office. I was very nervous but the nice lady there put me at ease, gave me a tour, and information. I went back to my car and got NAKED.

I was a bit self-conscious about my body (I'm very skinny) and had no idea how people would react to seeing me naked. I walked around the office building to the small recreation area. I saw nude people of every shape and size playing tennis and other sports, and lounging by the pool. I was NAKED and no-one cared!
"Ohh" was the first thought that came to my mind. Something, like a switch, changed in my mind and I had a new perception of myself and others. I walked around the area and enjoyed the sun and wind on my bare body. It was so amazing! The freedom! No worries. Everyone was friendly. I visited every weekend for a few weeks.

When I joined AANR I found out about Lake Como Nudist Resort and started going there instead. It's so big and natural with wonderful nature trails I felt completely free and at ease.

Today I live in a nudist community, and I must say embracing nudism is the best thing I have ever done for myself. I feel that God led me to nudism. It's sad that I wasted half my life wearing clothes and being ashamed of my own body.

Dressing Up To Undress

Dressing Up to Undress!

My story of becoming a nudist is rather interesting and maybe somewhat unique. It all began in 1997 when my job was abolished. The stress of unemployment with insurance, a mortgage, child support and no obvious new career on the horizon was taking its toll on me. Some years before I had built a pool behind my house and really enjoyed a private skinny dip late on a Summer night.

The middle of a jobless week with no interviews, no calls, and just no obvious possibilities, I was so stressed out that I summoned enough courage to visit a nudist resort in an adjoining county. That resort was Hidden Valley in Georgia. That chill out was the best therapy I could have possibly experienced. I then visited the resort at least once a week but kept it a secret from my fiancée because I just did not think she would understand. When revealed sometime later I discovered - she just did not understand.

I finally found work in Charlotte, NC and visited Carolina Foothills Resort in South Carolina on my trips back and forth to Georgia to visit my children and my fiancée. The distance, my liberal thinking, my intent to follow my bliss, among other problems destroys my relationship with my fiancée.

So, there is a chance encounter at a coffee house event conducted by a Unitarian Universalist church where art is featured. I had just got disengaged and I got in a conversation with a lady that had just separated from her husband. The lady I met was Gail and we both now know well that then special sparks began to fly!

I had worked previous years on weekends at a renaissance fair and had appropriate costume attire. I invited Gail for our first date to be my damsel at the fair. The fair exposed our common flair for the enjoyment of being exhibitionists. Little did I know that Gail had written a book on costume design. O.K. I was thinking, would she enjoy nudism?

I took Gail to Carolina Foothills. She had been nude a few times in a hot tub. How would she react? She embraces it completely and I begin to believe I am falling in love with this woman. Later, traveling to a conference in Nashville, we stop for an overnight stay at an AANR Convention in Crossville, Tennessee. That was really a worthwhile experience. Gail admits being a bit uneasy having been asked for the first time to dance in the nude with a man besides me.

On trips to Georgia we frequent Hidden Valley and decided to enter a July 4th costume contest. I dressed as a firecracker (only in one special spot) and she was the statue of liberty with a torch. This lady was definitely lighting my fire! We won the contest.

Another conference related to my work takes us to Anaheim, CA at Disneyland where we are required to be Disney characters in a costume contest. I was Captain Hook and Gail was Tinker Bell. We won the contest and the prize was paid registration for the next conference to be held in Tampa, FL.

The trip to Tampa affords us the opportunity to take vacation days and stay at Pa

First Time Was Awesome

I was fresh out of college in early 70's but had not lived the 'flower child' life here in conservative Midwest. But a college field trip to the southwest gave me my first chance to let loose. And of all places to enjoy desert heat, sun and first time group nudism was in a nice cool creek down in the Grand Canyon of Arizona.

Cool water was soo refreshing after uphill hike with heavy backpacks. There were a couple hesitant girls who kept t-shirts and undies on, but that didn't stop them from going in the water to frolic with all the rest of us nudies. You could see from the look in their eyes that they really envied us being naked,but something still kept them from going for it, despite all the encouragement we shouted at them.

Seemed that this was a 'first' for many in the group, so I was not the only noob' naked in the sun. The longer we were naked, the more at ease all were. Women stopped trying to hold a hand over their breast or pubic area, and with no towels with us, we all found the comfort of warm rocks to lay out and sun dry.

Our hike out and return trip was nothing like that day naked in the water. I have no idea how many others were won over, but I certainly was sure I'd find myself naked and in the sun soon again.

Yearly return trips for me for a decade down to the canyon were scheduled each summer. Spent every trip finding new waterfalls and pools to play naked in, and I always managed to fine another 'noob' somewhere along the trail to convince to come along on my side trips to 'find the freedom' too.