We walked for miles to discover a peaceful area to read and sunbathe.

Most beaches in Michigan are full of noisy children and furious parents.

While the first social nudist encounter is a significant event, I really consider two “first times” when I think of my nudist life. Anxiety about ridicule, humiliation, and not being who others wanted me to be.

First, is the conscious decision to adopt nudism as part of who I am as a person — to buck social standards, to accept something some others see as peculiar. Nevertheless, I was far from open about it, keeping it hidden, keeping it to myself, and like many others, only spending time nude when alone. Additionally, there was a particular level of self doubt that maybe my nudist hobby was “a bit peculiar.” Maybe it was only a stage. It’s an accomplishment every nudist or naturist shares.

Anyhow we’ll begin writing our representatives to alter the laws in the Michigan National Lakeshore so that folks do not have to feel like criminals if they violate no one.

I do not understand why with the membership your organizations has, nobody has come up with a plan to legalize some regions of Michigan to be clothing optional.

As it was mid-evening there were very few folks at the beech so it managed to find a secluded place. I made the walk from our seats to the water 3 or 4 times, each time appreciating it more and more. My wife is now speaking about going back and removing her top. The single nudity we understood started with your shower, and ended as soon as you could catch your towel. We were never even allowed to wear sandals or flip flops. With the beginning of the Internet I found out about this matter call “social nudism.” I was intrigued as well as the thought grew slowly that I’d like to engage in this naked experience.

I walked into the lake and when chest deep took off my swimsuit. Before I walked out of the water, so as to not offend anyone, I put the suit back on. Still I lacked any social interaction with other nudists. After I started to do my work around the house naked.My wife was surprised when I came downstairs naked one day and I could tell her hesitation. I, however, loved this new feeling…sitting in the sun, wind blowing…it was incredibly refreshing and I said, “why not.” So, at first she didn’t need to go, but after a second she said sure. I’m walking in my birthday suit through dozens of women and men. Swimming sans clothing was a first for me also…and it was another wonderful experience. -Craig JNew Jersey Our Bare Venture When I was a boy the words “naked” or “nude” weren’t part of my family’s vocabulary. Faculty, work, marriage, kids, divorce; all flew by in what seemed to be a brief span of time.I recall thinking to myself that I’m a “nudist.” Being at a club, it doesn’t matter if someone is naked or not. They needed to show us round the resort but astonishingly my wife would not have anything to do with such a tour. We talked to a number of the other guests and we loved our time there so much we really hated to leave. -John YHOOPESTON, Illinois My lovely wife and I frequently vacation in Michigan. By this I mean that we were staying nude sometimes after a shower and then we began being naked before bedtime. My wife was unwilling but she agreed that there was no damage since we have been married more than 35 years.This summer we went north and found a isolated alone shore in northern Michigan.I’ll never forget the sensation of the first time nude in Lake Michigan. Nonetheless, after a while of sitting in our seats and seeing the scenery, I felt I really could take the following step. HD nudist movie spinning to keep content fresh and interesting–NEW! Following the children moved out to begin their own families, we began to be much freer with our clothing at home and we talked often about nudity and whether it was right or wrong according to Biblical standards. Evaluation of the Scriptures led us to the conclusion that just being bare, and being nude with others was not in conflict with our Bible. We still had not been able to go anyplace that let nudity.