The Naturist Talks: John from Malta

As you may have read in the very first post of this blog, one of the main reasons why we started this project is to show the world that naturists are not some strange dark commune but that actually everyone could be one… Or could enjoy being one if they took the first step.


Our main example of “everyone” is of course ourselves, we write posts about naturism in general but also about our own experiences. But some of you might be thinking “Yes sure, those two are probably just the strange kids in the block…” (nah, we know you’re not thinking that about us, but we’re trying to write an introduction here). So we decided to let other naturists have a word as well.


So please sit back and get inspired!


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Meanwhile we already published several interviews with people from all over the world. You can find them in the The Naturist Talks section.
Today we’ll be talking with John, who’s 24 and lives in Malta


Hello John, tell us something about yourself
I’ve always been a quiet lad, sociable when I feel like but not really the one at the center of attraction. Books, animals and nature have always been my best friends. So has God. I consider myself to be a very spiritual person, and I see the divine in many things.


How and at what age did you become a naturist?
While initially I was a very shy boy, when I became a teenager I realized that opening up to others has its own pleasures. I found more satisfaction in discarding any shame attached to my body, and I began to feel the urge to reveal myself as I truly am, without getting too concerned with other people’s opinions. I was around 14 years old when I decided to be a nudist.


Is naturism allowed in your country and what’s the public opinion?
No, it’s actually illegal. It is extremely frowned upon, and associated with lunacy.


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Do you consider yourself a naturist, a nudist or an occasional nudist?
I would, in all honesty, describe myself as an occasional nudist.


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Do you find it easy to make naturist friends?
Not really. Due to the situation in my country, I do not have easy excess to any nudist environments, and usually I resort to websites and online fora when I desire to chat about the subject. Video chat is a poor substitute, but useful nonetheless.


What’s the best tip you have for beginning naturists?
Stay safe.


Anything else you’d like to share with our audience?
My dream is to visit some naturist or clothing optional establishment abroad, and experience the nudist lifestyle in the fullest.

Thank you so much for your participation John!

Do you also want to tell your story and experiences in naturism? Please get in touch via the CONTACT page! As long as we have people who like to contribute, we can keep The Naturist Talks running!


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6 thoughts on “The Naturist Talks: John from Malta”

  1. Thank you for sharing this interview with John whom I hope will get to experience nudism at its fullest and wish I could do the same.

  2. Well done, John, deciding to be a nudist when you were 14. I was too shy as a teenager, even though my parents were not shy to be undressed in front of us as children. It took me another 15/20 years before I was ready to strip off in front of family and friends at our villa pool in Spain; and another 20 years before I joined British Naturism (in 2006) so I could stay at naturist resorts in France and Spain that required an INF card. I wish I had been braver sooner but was discouraged by perceived socio-cultural attitudes to nudity.

  3. Richard, I applaud both you and John for discovering the joys of nudity when you did. I, unfortunately, did not until about age 60 and am still limited to living naked and free by my textile wife.

    I do enjoy nudity when the opportunity presents itself but if I’d discovered the joy of going bare sooner perhaps I could have convinced my wife to join me and would’ve raised our children in this manner so we could all live naked and free.


    • Thanks, Jim. At least you found the pleasure of being naked, even if you can’t be naked as often as you want. That is frustrating, of course, but what if you had never experienced it at all?
      I think what made me shy about getting naked was that even pre-teen I somehow associated nudity with sex and I was too easily aroused. With a bit more exposure (literally) to nudism/naturism as a lifestyle, I might have got over that more quickly.
      Gosh, this feels like the confessional: not that I have even been in one.

  4. Hi all.
    Like John I am from Malta and unfortunately till now we have no nudist beaches and Malta being a small island has no remote beaches to go to. Women here can bare their chest and wear skimpy bikinis however men are still frowned at when it comes to nudism.
    I also wish that some day I will go on vacation to a clothes optional resort but need to convince my wife first.

  5. Malta’s nudists can only entertain themselves at some hotel sauna or having to rent some villa or converted farmhouse, but this does not come up cheap!


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