We recently received an email from Benjamin, a young man who wanted to tell of his experiences becoming a naturist. As it’s always good to hear about young folks coming into the movement, we invited him to write them for our blog, hopefully to inspire others in the same situation. This is his story, in his own words.
My transformation from a textile to a nudist was hard. I all began when I was 14. I heard about nudism and wondered what it was. I was intrigued by the fact that so many people from all walks of life could take off the clothes of the world and communicate and do everyday activities naked. I had always had thought I was very ugly and that people would judge me because i wasn’t very thin, or I wasn’t what the world wanted me to be. Learning about nudism, I discovered that everyone accepts people for who they are and there is no shame. Every human body is beautiful whether you are skinny or you have extra pounds. whether you are tall or short. when I turned 18 I decided to try nudism. I found a local nudist camp that said it was friendly to those new to the nudist environment and went to it. It was very hard for me at first, since I had worn clothes all my life. I felt that it wasn’t right to show my body, but with the love and care of other nudists I was reassured that it was okay, and that I wasn’t going to be judged. So after about an hour at the camp I took my clothes off, and you know what? It was the greatest feeling in the world. I felt like I was more close to people and that I had nothing to hide. My body was free, I was free, and I felt like a whole new person. Ever since then I have been a nudist and almost never wear clothes unless the law forces me to or its really cold out and I mean freezing. One thing that bothers some people and turns them away from Naturists, is that they think that it is about sex. Let me tell you, nothing could be farther from the truth. I am not saying we arn’t sexual beings, but in such a non sexual environment its impossible for me to think sexual thoughts. I encourage everyone to try Naturism. Just be yourself be naked, be free. It is the most wonderful experience in the world. I promise everyone that is interested but not sure about it, it is the most enlightening freeing experience you will ever feel, and you will never want to wear clothes again.