Well, I got fed up the other day. Fed up with not only Facebook’s rule forcing people to use their real name but fed up of keeping my lifestyle hidden from my textile friends and family. The other night I posted this on my textile Facebook account:
“I might lose friends and family but I have an announcement to make. I’m gonna know who my real friends and family are with this. Remember how I have been to you the past 30 years to you. Since I’m tired of Facebook’s censorship and their rule to have a real name, I’m a Naturist / Nudist. Much like clothed people we live our lives the same way but clothes free. I believe that clothes are only needed when it’s cold or the weather does not permit. Non-sexual nudity is my way of life. I will not post like in the past of nude related posts but you need to know that I’m a non sexual nudist and believe in being who I am and wish to stop hiding my way of life. Please do not disrespect my way of life. As a nudist we don’t mind if your clothed. Respect the fact of the matter we rather live clothes free. I’d never judge you, I ask you don’t mine.”
The reactions I got were not what I expected. Rather than people sparking jokes or receiving negative feedback, I got quite the opposite reactions. People were saying things like, “You’ll always be my friend and I got your back”, “You go!”, ” I don’t understand the concept exactly, but we are family so I don’t judge. I just think that as long as nobody gets hurt, it’s all good!”, “this are your choice and I respect, live and let live!!”, “there is so much more to you than meets the eye!”, “A few of my bestie’s are naturists and seem to be more at peace within the group.” and “lol awhile ago i was like “does this guy ever put on a shirt” and now i know!”
So for the rest of you when you feel like you’re ready to break the news to family and friends, Just remember that you’ll truly know who your real friends and family are should you decide to make that announcement.