Monday, January 18, 2010

On Nudism

Though I'm not entirely sure why, part of me wants to be a nudist. There's a lot of overlap in the nudist and swinger communities - perhaps being naked inspires sex and swapping, or perhaps the types of people who are open to one new/different thing are open to others, too. Many times I've thought to myself "hey, why not, let's just try it".

I don't like it.

Don't get me wrong - for sex, showers, more sex, etc., I enjoy being naked, and I'm not a shy person by nature (semi-anonymous, yes, but not at all shy). But if I'm just lounging around, I really prefer to have at least something on below the waist (even if it's just a wrapped towel or loose shorts). It's reassuring. Is this 30 years of Puritan America strangling my inner nudist?

I don't think so.

To put it bluntly, I don't care for all the flopping around. Gravity has always been kind to me, but there's still a bit of wiggle room in there, and letting it all hang out isn't always the most comfortable thing in the world. And fabric, while thin, offers me a level of protection against accidental nicks, knocks and abrasion.

Though I've been self conscious in the past, I've really gotten past that, especially with sex partners (if we're going to have sex, or even be very open about it, I'm totally cool with you seeing my imperfections). I'm not someone who needs to cover up for modesty's sake. But as much as I might want to, I think I'll cover up just a little until I'm needed, thanks.

Do you go nude at home as a matter of course? Or stay nude if sex has happened/will happen again soon? Have you gone a step further and been to a nudist camp/resort? Are my issues common, even among some nudists? I'd love to know.