Many people are ready to try nudism yet don’t know how or where to practice it.
Start with Step 1 below to increase your comfort with nudism and help you find ways and places to spend time nude, or (if you need more specific advice) check out the sections listed above.
Method 1 of 3: Understanding Nudism
1 - Recognize that nudity is natural.
We are born naked and it is our natural state. Clothing keeps us warm and is often necessary to wear in public, but that doesn't mean it needs to be worn at all times.
There's a time for letting your natural self just be. Imagine the freedom that will come with feeling the air and sun touch your skin everywhere, not just places that are normally exposed.
2 - Get to know the purpose of nudism.
Nudism, also called naturism, is about more than the simple act of being nude; it's also about getting closer to nature. In your natural state, there are no boundaries between yourself and the natural world.
How freeing and exhilarating would it feel to lie naked on the beach, or under a tree, one with the natural world and comfortable in your own skin?
People choose naturism to reach this particular height of happiness.
3 - Know that nudity isn't always sexual.
Yes, people have sex naked, but nudity itself does not have to be sexual. Revealing clothing is often more sexually suggestive than being totally naked, since it leaves more to the imagination. If you're worried that becoming a naturist means you're opening yourself up to unwanted sexual encounters, know that for many naturists, it's about being free and natural, not lecherous.
Being a naturist is not about having public sex or exposing yourself to others. Many naturists are modest people who choose naturism for the above reasons, and not in order to sexually connect with people.
That said, nudity can be pleasing to the senses in a sexual way. The feel of air or water flowing uninterrupted across your entire body awakens the senses and may be arousing. This is healthy and natural.
You should not feel ashamed to have or explore these sexual feelings. Suppressing sexual feelings is unhealthy in general, and suppressing them in the context of naturism negates the healthy benefits of a naturist lifestyle.
Next: Method 2 of 3: Practicing at Home