We all know that for most of us nudists, sharing with non-nudists our love and passion for nudism is not always easy. However, it’s a necessary step for a wider acceptance of nudism in our society. We all should be ambassadors of nudism with our close circle of friends and family.
But sharing this can lead to some very awkward moment, as nudity is really taboo for many people. Having said this, we need to acknowledge the fact that naturism is a legal lifestyle in most countries in the world that have a local naturist federation. And I would reiterate the advice to become of member of this federation, as it legitimates your status as a naturist. Of course, you do not need to be a member of your naturist federation to claim you are a naturist, but I personally found it helped.
One way to break the ice during a conversation is to share that you generally swim naked whenever it’s possible as it’s really a wonderful sensation. Most people will agree, and you can go on staying nudity can also be experienced in nature and with other through naturism. It’s then good to share the definition of naturism from the INF: “Naturism is a way of life in harmony with nature characterised by the practice of communal nudity with the intention of encouraging self-respect, respect for others and for the environment”.
Generally, after this beginning of conversation, your friends will generally ask if you are a naturist. And the answer will come naturally. The risk? That some of your friends and family will find you are nuts. However, true friends will hopefully not judge you, as you are not forcing them to become naturists. However, if they are not against your views, you may propose that they join you for a day or a week-end at your naturist club, and that you will be very happy to introduce them to naturism, as it’s a wonderful lifestyle that promotes self-respect.
Who knows? If you do not try, you will not get the opportunity to bring new naturists in and to get naked more often. Naturism is an awesome lifestyle and I believe it should be shared widely if we want to live in a more tolerant world.
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