Before digging into the details of three volumes forming the trilogy, I want to start by saying that I loved this book. I devoured it in one day. The topic, the relation of the author to naturism and naturist experiences who lives her passion on a daily basis, is treated well, the narrative keeps flowing, often makes you smile, and writing is pleasant. I therefore encourages whether you are or not a naturist, to grab this book, an ode to this wonderful lifestyle that is naturism.
These three books follow each other, and it is best to read them in order. They reveal the psychology of the author and above all describe in detail her happiness to live naked and this need, sometimes misunderstood, that the naturists are to get naked. It addresses the naturism without complex, does not fall within the otherworldliness, consisting of separate naturism and sexuality, but deals frontally with the visually pleasing side of a naked body. If you are naturist, you will definitely find yourself in its lines, and if you are not, you will discover an unsuspected respect and wellness. I wish you good reading, naked as it should!
Volume 1: Being Naked
In the first volume of this trilogy, Sally explains how she discovered naturism and how it has imposed itself as a necessity in her life. It emphasizes particularly its relationship with nature, as for example, when she takes his horse in the meadow, in her birthday suit, or when she walk around naked in the surrounding countryside.
It also describes how she lives her naturism on a daily basis, including with her friends, naturist or not, her sister and brother-in-law, and how she organizes nudist evenings. Her stay at Vera Playa, Spain, helped her discover the happiness of nudity for all activities, including shopping or going to the restaurant. It also explains the happiness felt by the sharing of nudity during social activity.
Sally made me smile reminding here readers that she’s a woman, and that as such, as many of her peers, she loves clothes! What is not, in any way, incompatible with the happiness of being naked. It also introduces her relationship with Fleur, a ballerina who dance nude and which will remain one of her lovers.
After sharing some of her naturist experiences in England, France and Spain, she discovers Montalivet and makes the decision to live there, naked all year round. The book ends when she sets up at Montalivet with her friend Bryan with whom she shared her house for a few years, and now able to fully assume her happiness to live naked.
Volume 2: Still naked
In the second volume, Sally continues to describe her life in Montalivet, her many experiences of total nudity and her sentimental life, including a long passage with Fleur, both in England and in France. Fleur however puts her finger on the possible fatigue that Sally could feel to live in a closed naturist environment. It’s almost at the same time Bryan decides to leave Montalivet for California.
Sally is faced with a dilemma: what to do with the house? This interlude introduces a crispy story (I’ll do not disclose everything) before ending with a French roommate, a little staid. The choice of the roommate episode is the pretext for a few stories with ‘fake’ naturists.
The roommate turns out to be interesting because prompt to reflections on naturism and mutual respect between textile and nudist. I especially liked this sentence near the end as she comes back on her happiness to be naked: “naturism is an experience to be shared”. This gives a good overview of the spirit of the book. This volume ends with the feeling shared by all naturist and I feel full while I write this (bare as it should) sentence: “I like being naked.”
Volume 3: Naked in winter
The third and final book deals with the relationship between nudism and cold. Indeed, in countries such as the France or England, winter is not conducive to nudity. However, it begins by looking at the comfort of being well in the warm, or even take advantage of the beautiful winter days to enjoy snow and sun.
It also reviewed nudist activities, as the openings of museums for nudists. Then, it wanders in the naturist literature, oriented more towards sexual topics than naturist ones, and describes the textile – naturist relationship, especially when one person is nude and the other clothed. Finally, it focuses on nudity as a tool of protest, as for example the Femen. As she says: “I tend to do a lot of thinking during the winter months and my thoughts go off in all directions.” Naked in the winter, she confides her thoughts.
She moves from France to England, from her life with her roommate to her relations with Fleur, and then questioned the need to be naked, even in winter, take us in her love affair with Cressida, then finish on the need to maintain her body to live nude still long!
It is a pity that these books does not exist in French for our French-only readers. I would therefore like to make a call to Sally, if she goes through this page while wandering on the web: I would be delighted to translate this book in French so that the francophone public benefits, contact me if you are interested.