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My parents, two brothers and I became naturists when I was 12. Neighbors, friends of our parents and their kids, were members of one of the finest family naturist resorts in the country, and we initially attended as their guests.

We lived just 20 miles from the camp, located alongside a lake across the county line.

After a few weekend visits, our family made friends with many others in our town who belonged and we joined them at home nudist parties, including at our own home.

Those homes like ours with pools or others with isolated wooded areas were the most popular homes for these get-togethers.

We became home nudists as well and three non-nudist parents with our school friends became accustomed to visiting us as families and swimming naked in our pool.

When I met my husband-to-be at 19 - he was then 26 - he was hesitant to join me as my guest at the park. I told him that, unless he accepted and participated in the lifestyle I had come to love, no further relationship of any sort would be possible.

After his first visit, he was hooked and we have remained avid naturists since.

My husband's business causes us to live in one of four company condos around the US just over half the year and in the islands the rest of any year.

We have visited many nudist camps across the country and in foreign nations. We have met affable people in virtually every field of endeavor. Teachers, truck drivers, ministers, rabbis, stock brokers, physicians and physicists each find mutual interests at nudist parks.

Thanks to a likeminded cruisline and an exceptional job by several excellent organizers, we have also been ship passengers on one nudist cruise. These are not uncommon, but circumstances haven't yet allowed time to go on another such cruise.

As often noted elsewhere, it is also true that nudist resorts tend to attract an unusually large percentage of swingers. Any regular attendee can spot these groups. Swingers too can easily spot others - you'd have to be there to understand this because none of these display untoward social behavior - and most of those tend to stay together in various groups rather than socialize with the straighter families and their children. We have never heard of any ********* problem anywhere we have visited and families feel completely safe in these environments.

Many, who for whatever psychological reasons feel uncomfortable in other social surroundings, find they are far more comfortable and sociable among naturists. There's a freedom and openess among naturists found in few other social gatherings. As difficult as it may seem for non-nudists to believe, everyone there is considered a friend.

Last year at a park in California, we met a TV actor from one of our favorite shows and his family and still exchange e-mail with his wife, who particularly likes sending inside stories from the entertainment industry people they run across.

I am now 27. Unlike most married couples at family resorts,  we do not yet have children, but we enjoy the children's company whenever the families get together at our home or at our club.

We correspond with many we have met out of state or across the state. We offer our home as a sort of "hotel" for free to many of those when they vacation in our area's rather popular tourist area.

We have yet to host  acquaintances we have met across Europe and Canada but regularly correspond through e-mail with several of those also. And, oh, that TV actor and his family - they were in the area just once but checked into a local hotel. They were here just two days, partly on business, but his wife phoned us and gave the family's regards.

If our circumstances allowed, we would move full-time to one of the on-site residences available in some parks. I cannot imagine leaving this lifestyle even when we're old and gray. I pleasantly consider our aging whenever I talk with retired people we meet at these parks. Many have been nudists their entire lives and the majority seem considerably happier and healthier than many we know elsewhere.

Sarah

sarawks sarawks 26-30, F 24 Responses Nov 18, 2008

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very nice experience u had and still having I hope.
narrow minded always think negatively.
You are not doing any thing wrong. You are making others to be knowledge of nudism

my family and I r nudists at home .Ppl visit us and r use to our nuditiy but my daughter just turned 13 and she likes playing with my sons penis . My wife and I never do anything infront of them and .

May I wish you all the luck in the world and hope you are blessed with children as they would be raised by wonderful parents

sounds like u found a nice group of friends :)

Good to hear the a real opinion ******** away (!) from so much nonsense that is talked about naturism = all these ones who talk about it being a healthy lifestyle = yes it is, I agree, but how many of them are so to be willing just to admit that they like to see others nude and also to be seen nude themselves.

I remember not thinking twice (but looked more than twice!) when going into the sauna at home with my brother and some of his school pals = this naturism was good AND had parental approval = where was the problem? None.

Well, I did have the advantage of seeing my 2 year older brother "growing up"!!!!!<br />
It was all very exciting = knowing something was happening, it was good and was probably going to get even better = which it di - and STILL is!

Naked and 12? Quite honestly? I enjoyed the increase attention my development brought!!!

In Scandinavia we are so to be brought up on the basis of "wear if you want/do not wear if you do not want" = there something sensual about being nude at home inside at 26C when one can look out of the window and see snow at -20C!

In Scandinavia we are so to be brought up on the basis of "wear if you want/do not wear if you do not want" = there something sensual about being nude at home inside at 26C when one can look out of the window and see snow at -20C!

Well written, When you are ready and God wishes to bless you with children they to will be blessed by wonderful parents such as yourself. I believe that this build up stronger more confident children with no self esteem issue. Little Johnny when he reaches puberty doesn’t have wild visions of what the pretty girl in the front of the class looks like naked, cos he has seen his mother and sister along with numerous other women / girls naked at resorts and clubs. There is no mystery. Little Susie is less likely to engage in premarital sex because of her views on the human body. Both are proven facts that children that are raised in a nudist environment tend to be more socially adapted and better students

glad you enjoy it I have been a naturist since abour 8 when my friends family encouraged me to undress,mind you wasn't to hard my friend and sister along with parents made me feel normal!! pretty quickly and it became natural to go round hers ***** off and get on with homework.

I would love to find a place around were I live in Bealeton VA that I could go and get nude and kick back and enjoy maybe meet some people who like that same things as me .My wife would never go for it she says she feels fat .I love the feeling of being nude .

I loved your story...thank you for sharing.

Wonderful story.

This is o f the best naturist stories i have ever read. i agree you are so blessed. long may it continue

Very nice, you are so blessed.

very good story. I like reading proper naturist stories like this one.

How did it feel as a 12-year-old girl to be naked publicly? That's often a shy period for adolescents.

Great story. Nudism/Naturism is a great way of life.

A nice story! I am looking forward to visiting family nudist resorts, accompanied by a female nudist friend!

my mom was a nudist (I was an only child and my dad was often away) so I was raised at least as a home/social nudist - I enjoy bthe feeling and altho I dont have a lot of opportunity to go to nude beaches or camps etc - i do when I can. Thanks for posting here!

I so much enjoyed your story. My wife and I are nudists ourselves, we have only been to one nudist resort in West Virginia (due to lack of time and finances), but we have places out in nature where we can go to relax, hike, swim, or whatever. We are pretty much alone in our naturism here where we live. I think you did an excellent job of telling about naturists and about swingers and not muddying naturism as many other people tend to do. Thanks for sharing with us.

A very ture story.There's a freedom and openess among naturists 100% ture