With my blessing, they learned about it from my sister, and being Greek, my mother actually amped up the melodrama. I thought I could use my writing and argumentative skills to prove that nudism was an innocent thing, but she wouldn’t learn of it. In her head, naturists were “deviants” like people with tats and piercings.

A week later, I came home to my parents discussing, and could clearly hear my dad saying, “I Will take him out of the will!” Since money meant everything to him, he supposed it meant everything to everyone else, and so he used the “inheritance menace” often. We went up to my room to discuss my “being naked” and I started my standard pro-naturism speech. His argument?

“You will turn gay!”
“Dad,” I said, “the Spartans were naturists! Our descendants!”
“Yes!” he argued, “that’s why they all turned gay.”
Sadly, even my dad bought into the stereotype of Greek homosexuality. The truth is, my ancestors did not think in terms of gay or straight; it only mattered whether you were the “giver” or “recipient.” So long as you were giving it, it did not matter with what or to whom.
Sooner or later during the talk, I given him a Paradise Lakes brochure, and he found something I hadn’t actually bothered to mention. Girls.
“Wait, wait,” he said, “there are girls there?”
“Well, yeah, obviously.”
For some reason, it hadn’t happened to him that girls could be allowed to frolic naked in front of guys. I even told him about Nicole and after that he was sold. My father’s tolerant attitude eased my mother’s stresses, and I ‘m happy to say my inheritance is secure (not that it’d have changed anything).
As of the writing, I’m 39, too old for young naturist events, but I think I Have finally figured out why nudism caters largely to people over sixty. That’s just how long it takes to see the truth. In all facets of our society, from our parents to religion to the media, we’re taught that the human anatomy is shameful and obscene, a matter to conceal and be disgusted by, but is occasionally, paradoxically, arousing. But this really is a lie-the most prevalent lie in history. A great many more folks never overcome the “shame of being human,” going on to their own graves fully dressed, in church clothes no less.
I will be lucky to have my own family, where I can be free not only of shame, but of secrets. At home, I no more need to listen for car doors, and our shower is clear glass. Occasionally our kids join in.
It nevertheless appears inexplicable that something as easy as removing your clothing can bring such happiness and insight. Perhaps in some ways, I never fully conquered my repressed youth. My wife, who’s tolerant of nudism, sometimes makes fun of me. “That’s your doctrine,” she says, “being naked?” But nudism, I tell her, isn’t about nakedness-strippers are not naturists, after all-it’s about being alive. Sooner or later in our history, in our rush to evolve and separate from nature, we have forgotten a significant part of being individual; we have forgotten that life is not merely to be seen and heard, but to be felt as well. Children, before learning to be ashamed, are the truest nudists. I’ve often dreamed of a people born into a world without clothes taboos. Dreaming of distinct ways of living is what fantasy writers do.
In 2005, I sold eighteen copies of my novel at a signing at Caliente, an even larger clothing-optional lifestyle resort several miles from Paradise.
The folks in my novel are named after the Finnish hero, Ilmarinen, because the Finns are known for body approval, and for devising the family sauna, where bathing suits aren’t permitted. Of my many Ilmarin characters, one is named Nicole. The other is Brittany.
This post about Finding Naked or Naturist Paradise was published by – Young Naturists and Young Nudists America FKK
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