Everything has a price;

life is full of trade offs. Like a street seller in a mid-eastern bazaar,
nature is consistently offering us incredible buys. If we don’t want his fine,
Handmade pottery today, perhaps some rare, imported silks… Because he knows
We’re uniquely capable to recognize the quality of his products, he will let us have
our selection for an outrageously low price.
What’ll we choose, if
the only price nature asks http://nudistsplace.com/first-time-nudist-stories/skinny-dipped-while-family-was-clothed/ is to give up our clothes for several hours or a
day? A taste of independence? An ample bouquet of new sensations? A feeling of
connectedness and belongingness to the natural world?
Yes, and what if we could
Manage at times to splurge, to be without our clothing for whole days all
together, even at the price of occasional discomfort? What then?
I remember being at the playground when I was perhaps 5 or 6 years old, early on a
weekend morning, when a little boy arrived in wet diapers and very sensibly took
them away in order to run around and join the play and sit in the sand. Another
girl took him home quite soon, recognizing that he was too young to have come to the playground without
his parents’ permission. This was clear to me and to her, but many of the
other kids had already been indoctrinated against nudity. They believed he’d to
be taken home because he was indecent. A two-year old? This occasion was very
curious to me, since I understood that the kids were imitating the activities
and perspectives of each other and their parents. Without understanding the word for it,
I still recognized the conventionality that drove them to mimic others in this
That same summer, or perhaps
the next, another little girl suggested that she and I and a third little girl
pull down our pants and reveal our pudenda to each other. It was a matter of play
for them and inquisitive indifference to me. I was more interested in why they cared
than in the real exploration. The third daughter, smilingly happily and
playfully, displayed clearly uncommon genitalia, and the first girl responded
by saying something like, “Oh, yuck! I’m going to tell my mother!” I ‘d no thought
how to manage this, but I knew right then that a great trauma had been
perpetrated. That little girl, I learned later, underwent several surgeries and
a very depressing puberty.
During one of those
pre-pubescent years I skinny-dipped with my mother one time, my father watching
over us above the river bank. Her squeals were louder than the chill of the
water could account for, and she never stopped grinning. It is the only sober
laugh I remember hearing from my mom while I was growing up. I also used to
wash my father’s back when young; that was one of our rites, along with
watching the fights on Friday nights. Both rites ceased after my first
brother was born, except that after I began menstruating, my mother
Out of the blue instructed me to go wash my dad’s back. He was quite quiet
throughout and this is the only memory of his member I have, as if I never
Detected it during those preceding bathtubs. My father died at age 36 of a heart
Strike and my mother is a proudly recovering alcoholic now.
Much of my childhood, as I
Recall it, was spent observing and listening. I was not as compelled as others
to act out or experiment, with one exception. Two lads were gleefully pulling
wings and legs off grasshoppers one day, and I detected their unexpected
expressions. This was something I could not figure out by observation alone, so
on another day soon after, I ran an experiment. There was a spider I’d been
watching for a little while, managing to see it once as it captured and gorged on quarry.
Well, I caught it in a jar when other children were ga there d around and made them
stop and look. Afterward I let this spider outside, and as it was walking away I slowly
lifted my foot, clad in a white sandal that I could likely recognize now,
and then brought it down and squished the spider. And I understood the looks on
those lads faces, since I could feel it on my own, even as I retched at the
Terror of what I ‘d done and the sight of that black and yellow smear on the
Why is this even relevant
to a story of how I got into nudism? Well, I Will have to tell about more of those
Sorts of lads and how they awakened my sexuality while also awakening shame. Or
rather, I can not separate those boys from the others who came later. Or the
Harshness after visited on me reverberated with my previous harshness to the spider.
I don’t know. They may be only inseparable.
When I was in fifth grade
I had a boyfriend who was shorter than me, and another boy desired to take his

Area. He dissed me and my boyfriend, and since I was larger, I took it upon
myself to protect our honour with a proper fistfight. By this age I was starting
to engage life, you see, rather than merely find. Later a third boy, after
ominously forewarning me, grabbed me on the way home from school to snitch a
kiss. Indignant and incensed, I told my mom, who called the school. Well, the
school official imagined that I was the one who had been the aggressor,