Bare Essentials Founder - Women's Issues
Hopefully, this page will help alleviate any concerns a woman may have about Social Nudism/Naturism. On this page are my nudist experiences from my first time to present day, frequently asked questions and links to sites dealing with women in Nudism.
First off, let me give you some background information on myself. I am a 33-year young married woman who has always enjoyed the outdoors. I have a loving husband whom I enjoy sharing my lifeís experiences with. He shares in my enjoyment of the outdoors in that I love the beach, my pool, mountain bike riding, hiking, camping, fishing, swimming, and riding my ATV. I enjoy just about any and everything with the outdoors. I guess you would say I enjoy being one with nature. I am a Professional in Information Technology with two Associates Degrees in Architectural and Civil Engineering and recently completed my Bachelors of Science in Engineering. I have had several yearsí experience with various non-profit organizations and clubs. I am no stranger to client interaction and customer service due to my career and experience. So let me tell you about my nudist experiences.
As a child, I never really liked clothes. In the summer, I always walked around barefoot and usually shorts and a halter-top. When I was home in my room away from my two older brothers, I usually wore as little clothing as possible. I had to be careful with two older brothers, you know boys and girls arenít supposed to see each other, or thatís how I was raised as a child, and probably like most people. And so I did.
As a young teenager, my girlfriends and I would go skinny-dipping in our pools when our parents werenít around. The feeling of being in the crisp water, to say the least was a bit nippy, however it felt refreshing to have the water flow across your body with no tight bathing suit. It was a whole new feeling to us that we loved. As I became an older teenager, I became more self-conscious of my body, I imagine as most girls do. I didnít swim as much or just be outside; I went out with friends skating, the movies, and the mall, typical stuff. I enjoyed being with my friends all the time and sometimes we would go camping.
It wasnít until my high school graduation until my next nude experience; my friends (guys and girls) were hanging out having fun and of course celebrating, when we all decided to go to a local pond skinny dipping. After we got there, I really wanted to just strip and run and jump into the water. However, the guys did exactly that, but the girls including me waited for the guys to go in and then we stripped slowly while we got up enough nerve. It felt really weird being that self-conscious and scared to strip, when I had done it before as a young teenager so many times. Once I did, I felt a relief and then I ran quickly in the water. Again the water was nippy, but the feeling was different this time. It was still refreshing and invigorating, but there were guys there and they can see my body with no clothes, is what I thought. Oh my, I canít believe I did it.
After high school, my boyfriend (now my husband) and some friends would go to the beach on weekends. We went to a regular textile beach. This town had a business where you could rent hot tubs in private cabaŮas that we would go to. We always sat in the hot tubs naked feeling the bubbles and jets all over our bodies and conversed with each other. It was just a natural thing to get in naked and no one ever questioned. We loved it.
Then, my next nude experience was with my husband on our honeymoon. Still very self-conscious of my body especially after high school since I had gained weight when I went to college. I was not as active and worked my way through college not allowing for all the activities I was used to. Anyway, my husband and I went to Disney, Kissimmee-St. Cloud area, in Florida. We were married in June so it was very warm down there, the way we love it. We stayed in a hotel in Kissimmee with a Jacuzzi in our room. We enjoyed the Jacuzzi and again it was only natural getting in it nude. The jets and all the bubbles tickling your body were quite enjoyable.
In our hotel room, there was coupon booklet for various local attractions. My husband found a coupon for a nude resort where you could go in for a day visit. He told me about it and asked if we could go. I was very nervous and scared at first, but agreed to go. After all it was my honeymoon; I could do anything I wanted. So we went one day to the nudist resort, it was unlike anything I had ever seen. People walked all around nude, they were all different shapes and sizes, and ages. They were even playing tennis nude, which seemed very odd to me. Then I saw children playing in the nude and thought wow, this is a whole different world. After signing in with the office and getting a very courteous and warm welcome, my husband and I went to the outdoor bathhouse to undress. We both went in the bathhouse, I in the ladies and he in the menís room. Of course, he was out in a flash; however, I took a little longer still very nervous and extremely self-conscious. When I came out of the restroom, my husband was placing his clothes in our trunk and conversing with an older gentleman. When I approached our car, he introduced me to the gentleman and said that he asked the gentleman to take our picture for us by the palm trees. I was so embarrassed I could have killed him.
So we went over to the palm trees and posed, with just our smiles on and the gentleman took our picture with our camera and then wished us a pleasant visit and a happy honeymoon. He was such a very nice and polite man. He never even acted like we were nude which to me I thought was weird. I thought everyone would stare. After our picture we wandered around the resort to see what we wanted to do. We took a paddle boat ride out on the lake, and then we went swimming and sat in the hot tub. Everything was so wonderful, it took some time getting used to being nude in front of so many people. However, we felt right at home and it wasnít long before we felt comfortable and didnít worry about our bodies. We continued to enjoy the day there and when it was time to leave we decided we would definitely go back.
After our honeymoon, we decided we needed to find a clothes-optional place somewhere near our home to go to. But to our despair we found nothing in Delaware. We found out there were some beaches in New Jersey but couldnít find the one we were close to. We used to go to secluded areas near our home to sunbathe nude and even went up on the roof of our house. We never gave up on finding the clothing-optional beach when finally one day we did, after a couple of years. After we found the beach, again, we were nervous but we went and checked it out. Guess what it was wonderful, everyone was very friendly and polite. We now found our new beach. We went every weekend we could and decided to buy a summer place near there. We have met so many wonderful human beings and now are our great friends.
Our new friends told us of a Spa Party that was hosted in Delaware, so naturally we were interested. It turns out it was less than a half-hour from our home. We went to a few parties and loved dancing, swimming, and being in the hot tub, sauna and steam room nude. We enjoyed it so much after a short period of time we decide to become members.
We have enjoyed going to the Spa Parties for a few years now and canít wait each month to go. We also sit around our home nude and enjoy the naturalness and freedom. We have introduced many of our old friends to nudism and they also love it. At first the different ones we have introduced, were under the impression, nudism must mean there is nothing but sex going on. We were fast to tell them this is not the case, that there were many couples, singles and families who enjoy just being au naturel. We have met other young couples too who enjoy nudism, but always comment on the fact that there are usually a majority of old people when they visit resorts. We have found this is some instances also, but we know that if people our age and younger donít attend the resorts and beaches then there will never be any young people. Another thing we discovered is that more and more people are accepting and enjoy nudism.
My husband and I celebrated our tenth year wedding anniversary in June 2000, and planned on going to a nudist resort to stay for a week. We wanted to go to Hedonism in Jamaica, and Paradise Lakes, in Florida and also wanted to go back to Cypress Cove in Kissimmee, Florida. Although we wanted to visit them all and many more, we decided to celebrate where we first experienced social nudism at its finest, Cypress Cove. We discovered they have added many new attractions at the resort since we were there and enjoyed experiencing it as experienced nudists. Again, we found the other guests, residents and staff were all very polite, friendly and non-judgmental. We can't wait to go back!
In January, while on a business trip I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Cypress Cove again. As usual, everyone was very friendly and polite. I was by myself and still I had a warm welcoming visit. I spoke to several folks and no one made me feel uncomfortable, It is most interesting meeting folks from all over the country at one place. Most everyone there was actually partially dressed because it was cool for them, but it was warm for me and I was determined to get naked! A did have a few strange looks that people couldn't believe I was actually naked when it was only in the 60's.
In conclusion, I have discovered that being a nudist really puts a whole new perspective on your own body self- consciousness. I have learned that there are all different types and sizes of people. Everyone accepts you, for who you are, not by your age, race, religion, financial status, body size or shape. We are not out there to impress anyone; we are who we are. I have also discovered there are many young adults, be it singles, couples, or families, who enjoy nudism and desire to be with other people closer to their own age. In Delaware, there is only one Nudist club, which is at the other end of the state, and there is no other club close by without traveling a good distance. Therefore we started our own Nudist club, in hopes to discover other people, singles, couples and/or families to enjoy the entity of social nudism and meet new friends. We believe in a family atmosphere with wholesome, natural freedom to explore and enjoy life au naturel.
I HOPE YOU LIKE IT SO FAR!
THIS IS A STORY OF MY EXPERIENCES WITH NUDISM AS A WOMAN TO DATE. HOPEFULLY I WILL MEET YOU ALONG THE WAY IN MY LIFE AS A NUDIST.
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