Nudism Uncovered [NSFW]

Hi. I’m Evan, I live in South Florida, and I’m a nudist. I’m also a contributing writer here and will be posting an ongoing series of articles on my naked adventures and nudism in general.

As an introduction, let me tell you a little more about my philosophy regarding nudism. If you read articles about nudism, you will no doubt read about how nudism isn’t about sex; It’s about living freely, not being ashamed of our bodies, being natural, being healthy. All of that is true at times, but sometimes it is about sex; And that’s okay too. I believe that in the same way American society needlessly programs us to be ashamed of our bodies, we are also programmed to be ashamed of sex and our sexual desires.

I like sex. I like feeling sexy. I like that sometimes, guys get turned on by looking at my naked body. I get turned on by getting them turned on. That can lead to some fun, sexy times.

Here are some tips for people new to nudism or who want to get into it, but are nervous about it.

  • We all have to start somewhere. For me, it was sleeping naked starting in my preteens. If you haven’t tried it, that’s the first thing I would recommend. Sleep naked, every night. Your skin will thank you for it!
  • Get comfortable wearing fewer clothes. Go commando. Be barefooted when you can, and wear flip-flops when you must have shoes.
  • When it’s warm enough, always wear short pants, and go shirtless when you can, especially for doing yardwork. Point is, reduce the clothing covering your body.
  • Make the necessary changes to your house to allow indoor nudity, then be naked all the time at home. Get sheers to put over your windows so you can still see out, but neighbors can’t see in. (Make sure to test it out at night to be sure they can’t see in.) At my house, I have windows with sheers and some with curtains that cover the lower part of the windows, but leave the upper part open. From the outside, people can tell I’m shirtless, but they don’t know that I’m totally naked.
  • Create a private outdoor space to be naked. Creative use of plants and privacy fencing can give you a place to sun your buns.
  • Wear skimpy swimwear. When I wash my car, I sometimes wear a thong swimsuit. It’s the next best thing to being naked. Check the laws in your community to make sure it’s legal. Substitute a Brazil cut bikini for a thong if you are legally required to have more coverage.

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I remember the thrill of going barefooted to a fast food restaurant, knowing I was violating the no shirt, no shoes, no service covenant. They couldn’t see my feet from behind the counter and served me without hesitation. It made me feel like I was getting away with something.

Once you start to get comfortable with the above, it’s time to take the next step: Social nudism; Which is simply, being naked with one or more other persons, who may or may not be nude as well.

  • If you have a partner/lover, just be naked around him. If your partner is not comfortable with that, I’ll discuss some ways to bring him around later.
  • If you are in a roommate situation, hang naked with him/her.
  • If you are not ready to introduce your new lifestyle to people you know, you may want to find a safe space that is separate, such as a nudist group, or by taking a vacation at a clothing optional resort or a location that has a nude beach.
  • Nude Yoga – In case you didn’t know, nude yoga is a thing. Most naked yoga groups are based in the gay male community. Do an Internet search including your city name (or the name of a large city near you) to see if you get a hit. (In a future article, I’ll be posting a list of all the gay nude yoga groups I have uncovered, if you’ll pardon the pun.)
  • Nudist social groups are also a thing. It may be more difficult to find gay nudist groups in your area. If all else fails, start your own. Use gay social networks to spread the word. I joined a nudist group that holds wine tastings and pot luck dinners.
  • Speaking of social networks, make sure to mention you are a nudist if you have profiles on gay social sites/apps. This could be your gateway into finding an existing nudist group in your community.

One question I get asked is how do you go about introducing your nudist lifestyle to friends and family?

I’ll start by explaining my own journey into nudism. As a child, around the age of 12, I had heard of nude beaches and nudist colonies. One night, I dreamed I was with my family at the beach and in my dream, it was a nude beach. I decided to remove my swimsuit and the feeling was so exciting, that it woke me up. I decided then that I wanted to be a nudist. But how to go about it?

For me, it was a gradual process. I had already begun sleeping in only underwear. However, when I would get up in the morning, I would get dressed. One weekend, I decided not to get dressed immediately. I got up and just went to the bathroom in my underwear. It was no big deal. Over time, my family got more used to me just being in my underwear.

I also began to sleep nude sometimes. At first, I would be very restless because of the rush I would get by being naked. Eventually, there was no rush anymore and it was just as restful to sleep naked as in my underwear.

On into my teen years, I began laying out to get a tan. When I was about 15, I went to a sports store where they had Speedos and got one. From then on, I only sunned in my Speedo. I also at some point, began to show even more skin. Just in the act of walking around, swimsuits can ride up, and I just let it stay that way, allowing my lower ass to hang out. Then, I began actively hiking it up and also, from the other side, sliding it down some. My family got used to this and never really mentioned or discussed it. I think it helped that my father had done the same thing himself earlier in his life.

Eventually, I got bold enough that I was hiking my swimsuit up enough that it was like a thong. Around this time, I also discovered the International Male catalog and bought an actual thong, as well as some other sexy swimwear. I even got one of those sock g-strings that stays on by cupping over the balls. They don’t stay on very well, and inevitably I had some wardrobe malfunctions.

So, over a period of time, my family got used to me being in g-strings and the sock g-string, and occasionally having my bits partially revealed or sometimes, completely popping out. I didn’t make a big deal out of it, and neither did they. Finally, I got up the nerve to mention that I wanted to lay out naked. We had a corner of the yard that was not visible to any neighbors and I asked Mom if she was okay with that. “Well, it’s not like I’ll see anything I haven’t seen before,” she said. It wasn’t long after I started laying out nude that I also just began to not bother to put clothes back on when I came back inside.

This slow, cautious approach worked for me with my family as I was growing up, but as an adult, I take a more direct approach. When friends are coming over who don’t know, I just mention to them, “Oh, I’m a nudist so I might be naked when you get here, unless that bothers you.” I’ve never had anyone say it bothered them.

One thing I want to emphasize: Obey the laws in your community. Don’t get yourself arrested for being naked or for lewd behavior.

Share your experiences with nudism in the comments below, or let me know if you have any questions. I’ll be posting more articles about my naked adventures very soon.

Evan d'Arturo

A gay nudist, residing in South Florida, and a contributing writer for theBigGayBlog.

3 Comments:

  1. Great article, a coming out not unlike my own!

  2. do you know of any nude yoga clubs in dallas tx,??? thanks, i am married to a hot gal who loves my gay/bi side!!! this is her hottest fantasty seeing me in action!!! thanks, JERRY

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