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Nudony
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Posted - 09/23/2020 :  12:09:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't bring it up much. But my wife does. She's had no hang-ups about telling her friends about our latest nudist excursions.

Usually she gets "oh...you're so brave...I could never do that" comments; which I think boosts her ego a bit lol!
One of her friends expressed that she would like to try resort nudism and bring her daughter; but her husband is totally opposed to it. He's got some jealousy/control issues.
Another friend of hers expressed a desire to join us on a couple of occasions. We've even had several discussions about it. But every time it comes down to the wire: she chickens out. After a couple of times I just threw in the towel (no pun intended).

I don't think we'll get any of her friends to join us anytime soon.




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FireProf
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Posted - 09/23/2020 :  02:03:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We're amazed at the difference in maturity between our friends and our daughters friends. Our friends, you'd think, should or would be more mature, after all... they're in their early 70's or pushing the 70 mark, as are we. They act like pre teen kids when the subject of nudity is brought up, even in fun.

My wife has tried a few times to tell her friends/ our close female friends, that we are nudists and the places we go. It's usually a good segue into the subject when they've asked where we visited on our getaways and trips. As she gets ready to tell them all, the 3 other women, they make stupid remarks about women their age should NOT be running around naked, their bodies are good enough to be seen naked.

In contrast, our daughters friends found out we were nudists and that we go to nude beaches, nude clubs and resorts and have seen photos of our trip with our family to Club Orient. When we see them at a function, they always ask if we've gone anywhere new or back to some of those places, recently. They are truly interested and they think we are so progressive and act young for our age... as if age has anything to do with it. But, their parents would not do it and are content acting older than they are and think such things are just silly. It's actually fun to discuss, inform and educate all these younger people about our life and lifestyle. with our daughters friends, we don't seem to broach the subject with them, they broach it with us.



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Daretobare
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Posted - 09/23/2020 :  05:51:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All of our friends and neighbors in out our florida place know. Either they are nudists too or know of the resort next door. But it's never looked down on or discussed. In our northern home in PA, have figured it out. My sister in law and her husband know since we introduced them to the lifestyle. My wife and I don't go around disclosing it but if asked dont deny it either. We have some relatives on my side that have figured it out but only one asked and yes I confirmed it. It was a female cousin. Our sons know yet our oldest son has friends that have figured it out and commented. Some good, some not. Ironically one female friend of his was born and raised as a nudist and went with her family to nude venues growing up. She no longer practices with her husband and kids but doesn't regret her upbringing either.


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FireProf
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Posted - 09/23/2020 :  10:02:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know I've mentioned this before but our girls and their husbands know, as do our grandkids. In our life, those people are the most important. They are respectful and supportive and though not nudists like we are, they do dabble in nudism in their own ways. They're all that really matters.

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Nudony
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Posted - 09/24/2020 :  12:44:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by FireProf

We're amazed at the difference in maturity between our friends and our daughters friends. Our friends, you'd think, should or would be more mature, after all... they're in their early 70's or pushing the 70 mark, as are we. They act like pre teen kids when the subject of nudity is brought up, even in fun.


There's this idea that as people get older, they get more "relaxed" about a lot of things, including nudity.
I think that maybe this "myth" came from the observed demographics at nudist resorts. People assume that since many nudists there are over 50; then people over 50 "must be more comfortable with nudity." That's not taking into account the fact that perhaps they started embracing nudism 15-20 years prior; which would mean that they technically became comfortable with nudity in their 30's.

After a certain age people tend to become more ingrained in their opinions. I have also observed the same reaction from "older" people as FP described. My own Stepmom once went on a rant after describing a visit with her home-nudist cousin who was skinny-dipping in his pool: "Don't nobody want to see his old saggy balls hanging! Gross!" Quite the visceral reaction towards simple nudity. Her reaction also denotes a certain repulsion towards the effects of aging on the body. She was herself in her mid-60's at the time; and the mindset that "older" nudity is unseemly does seem to permeate "older" folks' opinion on the subject.

Which brings the question: is there an "optimal" age for broaching the topic of nudity with someone? Well I think that for men, the optimal age is anywhere between birth and the grave.
For women...it's a bit different. My first and current wife were initially both reluctant but open-minded, and they both eventually embraced social and active nudism; at 26 and at 43 respectively. Neither had "ingrained" opinions about it. I'm not sure at what point that all changes; and I don't want to generalize too much. But there definitely seems to be a "cut-off" point where they get in the mindset of: "too old for this." But it's certainly unfortunate.




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