Nudists are naked, therefore sans clothing. What is the nudist relationship to clothes? I cannot speak for every nudist of course and I will be happy to get your comments, but here’s my nudist point of view on clothing: I love to be nude and I love clothes! If I have to choose, I prefer to be naked, but when time comes to get dressed, I’d rather be well dressed. This does not mean that I am going to spend a fortune on clothing, but I am going to purchase the best possible clothing for my budget, because the way you’re dressed reflects who you are.
Let me take simple examples. When I am in a nudist environment or at home, I am fully naked, but sometimes for a pair of shoes. If I need to meet an important customer, I will wear a suit and potentially a tie if I am in a formal business environment. If I go to a non-nudist friend’s dinner, I will wear a pair of jeans with a comfortable polo shirt. As a rule of thumb, in a clothed environment, my clothes will be of the best quality I can afford while comfortable.
Now, what about others? Well I have the same approach and I tend to find well-groomed people more attractive, although I generally defer my judgement after hearing them speak. As I cannot befriend all nudists, I will not befriend all well-dressed people. This is my balanced approach to clothing. However, there is one occasion in which clothes make me angry: when worn in a nudist environment.
Here, my rationale is very simple: when in a nudist environment, all shall be naked. There are three circumstances, and three only I can think of, that I will understand and tolerate clothing:
- When one gets sunburned or other skin ailment that requires protection from the sun
- When one requires protection for security reason, for instance wearing an apron to do some cooking
- When temperatures get too cold to remain comfortably naked
Beyond those three reasons, I can understand a newbie nudist stays dressed for the first day spent at a nudist resort, but should get naked on day two, or leave! When in Rome, do as Romans, don’t you? So nudism and clothes are not antagonistic, but like all things in life we should strike the right balance.
Get Naked, Stay Naked, and Share the Naked Love!