several years. While a couple of individuals go naked all the time (and practically everyone skinny dips in the pool), along with a sizable minority of girls go topless, most of the people stay completely dressed. While nudity is accepted at these occasions, the few full-time nudists undoubtedly stand out as a tiny minority.
Now, I Have always loved being bare. I have been been a secret naturist since I was a child, a home nudist since faculty, and a societal nudist for about 5 years now. I have gone on nude hikes and canoes excursions with my nudist club, where http://ournudism.com/young-nudist-photos.html have struck fabrics. And I Have been going to pagan gatherings for 20 years, and have always skinny dipped in the pool. I’m totally comfortable being naked among fabrics now – so long as their are other nudists with me.
But it took me a long time before I became daring enough to go skyclad all the time at pagan gatherings.
That’s because when I do, I’m often the sole individual naked in my local vicinity.
Even now, after many years of going skyclad as much as weather permits, I still need to work up some boldness to do it when 95% of the folks around me are wearing something. It is totally distinct from the feeling of naturalness in being bare at at nudist club. There is a definite feeling of being the odd one out, of being exposed, of anxiety that people may respond negatively.
Actually, I Have only had negative reactions once – from pagans who came from another country where clothing are definitely NOT optional, even at pagan events. Everyone else has always been taking. Many individuals never seem to even notice that I am nude (though I know they do) – and the few that do mention it are always positive. (Though occasionally jokingly. When I came out of the non-CO dining hall once and didn’t take off my pareo instantaneously, one friend asked if I was ok or not ).
When I go skyclad at assemblies, I instantly become comfortable about being bare among textiles. But I’m constantly aware that I’m in a very little -and highly visible! – http://crazypublic.com . I still have work up some boldness before venturing nude in the crowds – just like I used to have to do before walking onstage in front of a huge crowd.
Nonetheless, I work up that boldness, if only as a point of honor. I am one of the few actively nudist pagans at my local gatherings, and I wish to provide moral support for other people that may want to try it too – but like me, do not want to be alone.
Several years ago, I observed the few always-skyclad pagans at assemblies, and wished I was courageous enough to join them.
It took many years, but finally, I did. I think that I ‘d be neglecting them if I didn’t continue their tradition.
And maybe, with luck, I’ll inspire others to become nudists, just as they inspired me.