Nudism/Naturism: By the water

View from the shore in my back yard. (Photo: Amy Hasbrouck)
View from the shore in my back yard. (Photo: Amy Hasbrouck)

As the snow falls gently outside my window this morning, I’m thinking of warmer, sunnier days . . .

My happiest times as a naturist are when I am strolling along a clothing-optional beach or sitting/lying by the lake outside my home, feeling the sun’s rays and the summer breeze caress my body.

It’s all so very natural. It’s all so divine.

I look out at the lake, the view you see above, and the words “houses of the holy” come to mind. Yes, it is indeed “God’s country,” more magnificent than any shrine man can create. In places and times like these, clothes are an aberration, a blasphemy in the presence of pure Mother Nature.

Yet, when I’m basking by the lake enjoying the sights, scents and sounds of the rippling water and the woodland creatures, I am ever aware that I may have to cover up briefly with my towel if canoeists or other boaters should pass by.

But the birds in the trees around me have no such concerns, neither about me nor about the boaters. Life goes on . . . oobla di, oobla da . . .

I am loathe to wear a swimsuit, and only do so when there are people around who might be offended by my nudity. It’s ironic, though: I look so much sexier in my bikini than I do when I am naked — but the prudes have less of a problem with that.

We all need more times like these, when we can be one with nature in our natural states. Which is why it is so important that all the provincial/state and federal parklands, rivers and lakes have designated areas for nudists/naturists.

It is up to us, all nudists/naturists who are already liberated from the textile mentality, to raise awareness of the need for more public spaces where people can get back to the figurative Garden in their natural-born state, if only on some sunny afternoons in the summertime . . . when the living should be easy . . .

— Jillian

7 thoughts on “Nudism/Naturism: By the water

  1. Yes we too are so ready for a return of warmer days and nights so we can spend them naturally. Your words of clothing making bodies more sexual in appearance is so true. We just enjoyed our annual Nude Years Party at our resort which was enjoyed by many as we danced, enjoyed adult beverages and danced/ swayed to the music of a live DJ. There is no question that all the ladies in their heels, jewelry and some very skimpy and revealing party dresses were far more sexual in appearance while dancing and cavorting about. By the last hour of the night most had shed all the clothing and heels to dance totally nude and were far less sexual in appearance while doing so. So does nudity really equal sex, of course not. It was only the antics of some of those who were nude that were sexual in appearance. However in this environment, no one was complaining.


  2. Thanks for reminding me of warmer days.

    Having lived in Berlin where there is ample provision for FKK (Freikörperkultur, Free Body Culture), and also experience the naturist area in the Ribersborg park in Malmö and the naturist beaches of Skåne County in Sweden, it would be wonderful to have that sort of provision everywhere: England, Canada, throughout every part of the world where we naturists would appreciate it.


  3. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been much more comfortable without clothing than with, and I find myself frequently in the same situation you described. I also find myself mildly irritated when I have to put on a robe or a pair of shorts to walk outside and get the mail, mowe the lawn, or work around the house in order to avoid confrontations with the neighbors or law enforcement personnel. I envision the day when that will no longer be necessary.


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