Okay, tons have been written about naturism, why it's so relaxing and its numerous and various benefits. However, as I was walking on one of the many tracks of the beautiful nature and naked retreat of SunEden, in South Africa, and I saw a naked couple walking towards me, a question and an evidence stroke at that precise moment! Why was I naked in front of those people, and why those people – I did not know – were naked in front of me?
There's only one reason: because they felt good! I feel good when I am naked and there's no other reason why I am a naturist. To me and many naturists, nudity is natural, it's comfortable and I just feel good naked!
Of course, this is not something that came overnight. Actually, yes, feeling good naked came overnight but realizing this was a complete natural feeling shared by millions of people worldwide took time. But there's no other explanation to being a naturist. Naturists know there's nothing sexual in being a naturist. Naturists know there's a big, big difference between being a naturist and being an exhibitionist, which is linked to sex and arousal. I'm not aroused because I'm naked and nakedness does drive arousal in a naturist environment.
But yes, this was it, this is the answer to give to non-naturists when they ask you why you are a naturist. Just because I feel good. Of course, this can drive the discussion to body shame, body acceptance, accepting our own flaws, looking at people in the eye, the benefits of naturism, and becoming who you really are. And the advice you should give non-naturists is to just try. Of course some people will be totally against trying. But at least, they should accept that naturists are just normal people who just do not see a naked body as something inherently wrong or to be hidden.
So next time you meet a naturist, get naked, and next time you meet a non-naturist, explain why he/she should get naked. Because in the end, there's no better lifestyle on this planet and no other way to feel really, really good in our own skin!
Get Naked, Stay Naked, Live Naked and Share the Naked Love!