Here are some thoughts for open-minded people in the Northern hemisphere at the beginning of summer with its (much) warmer weather – the best time of the year to go naked.
It’s likely that when you were very young – 2 or 3 years old, maybe – your parents occasionally allowed you to play around the house or in the backyard with nothing on. Or after a bath you might have been allowed to stay naked until bedtime. You almost certainly enjoyed the experience at the time. The chances are, however, that you have no clear memory of that – unless your parents thought it was cute and took pictures or videos.
If you’re not already into naturism, you may recently have read somewhere about “nudists” or “naturists”, or about just the idea that spending more than a brief amount of time without any clothes on can actually feel pleasant and liberating. It may, for instance, have been this good article in the New York Times: How to Feel Better Naked.
So perhaps you’ve been curious to find out what it’s really like to enjoy everyday life without wearing any clothes – as long as that’s possible in your circumstances. Maybe you’ve tried being completely naked when you had a few hours at home when nobody else was around – and you found it really felt quite good – but also strange and almost surreal. Something surprisingly pleasurable you’d never considered before.
You may even have occasionally wondered how it would feel to follow your normal routines – hobbies, daily chores, or whatever – just as usual, except for not wearing anything. Going naked just for the sake of being naked. Maybe you tend to be barefoot at home, like most children. Having no clothes on your body can feel just as good as having nothing on your feet – probably even much better. If you’ve actually given it a try, you may well have realized nudity’s in fact rather comfortable and agreeable – as most young children do (before they’ve started going to school).
Maybe you’ve begun to suspect you could actually spend much or all of your day without any clothes on whenever that’s physically comfortable. So you begin to make that something of a habit. Of course, you’ll need suitable circumstances for frequent nudity. You should have enough free time when you don’t need to go out for work or some other purpose. If you live alone, that should be easy.
If you live with others, however, you may have to limit your naked time to when others aren’t around – unless you can be sure they won’t mind your nudity. But if they don’t mind, the experience of daily life without clothes could be even more satisfying – knowing that you’re equally respected whether naked or not. Best case: others might be tempted to wear as little as you do.
So let’s assume you do have the opportunity to not wear anything for extended periods of time. In fact, that becomes what you prefer. Will it start to feel entirely “normal” and unremarkable? Or will there always be a feeling of strangeness, given the way complete nudity whenever possible is so different from conventional social customs? Will you continue to value how you’re able to thrive without depending on something artificial that almost everyone else seems to consider essential?
Probably you don’t need to worry about losing the sense of “strangeness” that comes along with a lifestyle that embraces nakedness. It’s really pretty simple. Once you’ve discovered the unique pleasure that comes from dispensing with clothes in daily life as much as possible, what will always seem so strange is that most other people can’t appreciate the wholesome pleasure of being naked, because they’re simply unable to free themselves from their irrational dependence on clothes. They’re hooked on wearing clothes, since they have no choice much of the time.
But you’ll be sure that wearing clothes beyond what you need for physical comfort or protection is excessive, and the more time you’re able to spend wearing nothing the better.