Hello David, tell us something about yourself
Hello, my name is David and I live in a major city on the East Coast of the United States. I’m a graduate of a big public US university and “elite law school.” Successful attorney, writer, happily married, grown son, homeowner. Age 60.
I used to both work out and run. Now, I go to the gym for two to two and a half hours every morning to lift weights and do aerobics. Working out seven days a week helps me both physically and psychologically.
We had a dog named Itzy, a cocker spaniel, for 15 years. Both my wife and I drive brand-new Toyota sedans.
We enjoy going to the theater, taking long walks, hiking, biking, reading and our friends and family.
How and at what age did you become a naturist?
I don’t have a specific reason for it, but from the beginning, I have never felt comfortable wearing clothes. Growing up, as an only child, with both parents out of the house at work, I had a lot of time at home alone. From an early age, I spent that time in the nude. I was nude indoors and very often (as long as there were no neighbors around), I would go out to our large back yard, and be nude outdoors. It was just so much more comfortable!
As I got older, by the time I went away to college when I was 18, I was into serious exercising and discovering the wider world. I wanted to feel good about my body and be proud of my body – and I felt both back then, and have always felt both – in the nude.
At my college, there was a big hillside (used for sledding in the winter) where college students, including me, could enjoy each other and the sun, in the nude. That was my first experience with public nudity, and certainly not my last!
Is naturism allowed in your country and what’s the public opinion?
We hate to divide people into groups, but we’ll do it anyway…
Do you consider yourself a naturist, a nudist or an occasional nudist?
To my mind, the term “naturist” applies to those who belong to “naturist” organizations such as The Naturist Society, and while I share their views, I no longer read their publications (although I follow them on Twitter).There are no really good private nudist-naturist campgrounds near my home, and publications and organisations that bill themselves as “naturist,” at least here in America, seem to recommend these private clubs and do not place the same emphasis on the qualities of nudity at public beaches, nudity among friends and nudity at home. (Being nude at public beaches, or among friends or at home, alone or with my wife, are all important to me. I am open about my body and and am very happy to spend my days nude and and sleeping at night in the nude.)I am in fact an enthusiastic and outspoken advocate for nudism, and if that also makes me a naturist, I would be proud to be designated as such.
Do you find it easy to make naturist friends?
What’s the best tip you have for beginning naturists?
Anything else you’d like to share with our audience?
I am happier and healthier being a nudist than if I wore clothes. I strongly believe that my mental health is better, because I am more proud of my body, more relaxed, and happier. Obviously, I sleep better in the nude than if I wore clothing to bed. And I am not shy being with others when I am nude, whether indoors or outdoors, socializing with friends, or with my wife or alone. Being nude is a personal choice, maybe, but it is the right one for me and for lots of people!
Thank you so much for your participation David!
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