One of the things I love about social nudism settings is I can forget about my body hangups for a while. But no matter how much I get into nudism/naturism, I still have hangups outside of those settings.

Take the first signs of cellulite on the uppermost part of my thighs, which I’ve only noticed recently. Like, no way am I going to accept this without a major fight — which means plenty of thigh-type workouts.

Then there are the extra few pounds I noticed this week, which came out of freakin’ nowhere! Needless to say, I haven’t been eating much since — or drinking any wine, which, apparently, is a very sneaky source of calories.

Then there is the sagging face and its lines and . . . aaaak!!!!

Yet, when I am naked with my naturism friends this weekend, all of the aforementioned hangups will be forgotten, if only for a couple of hours.

But then afterward, I will be dieting and exercising like crazy and booking a facelift date with a plastic surgeon and a microdermabrasion date with an esthetician. And dithering over which dress to wear to work . . .

A paradoxical enigma, that’s me, yes?

Sigh . . . I can’t wait to sit in the communal hot tub with my new friends . . .

How about you? Has naturism helped you overcome body hangups, if not permanently, then temporarily?

Jillian