The uninitiated may snigger and crack jokes about barbequing au natural, but for the thousands of visitors to Katikati Naturist Park each year, it's all about chilling out and saying goodbye to body issues forever.
I recently made a promise to myself that I would be who I am and not who people want me to be. This is the first step in keeping that promise to myself. I am a nudist who for the longest time kept that part of my life secret. Call it a mid-life crisis if you wish, but I recently brought my nudism to the attention of a once close friend (who could care less about my lifestyle choice) and my girlfriend, who is not OK with it AT ALL! This is where keeping the promise I made to myself gets complex and tricky. How do I live my nude life without jeopardizing the best relationship I have ever had? That is a great question that I have no answer to at all. Secrets are the one thing that can kill a relationship yet in this case so can honesty and openness. And unfortunately there is no middle ground on this issue because you can't be a partial nudist. So that brings us back to being honest and open, it brings us back to the truth... I'm a nudist. Still searching for the answer to my question... How do I live my nude life without destroying my relationship? Still no answer! I did however discover that me being a nudist automatically translates into me being a male whore. I'm a nudist not a sexual deviant. I can be naked without sexual intent. But it seems like that is the big reason why my girlfriend can not accept my being a nudist. To her, my being a nudist means I want to leave her and be with someone else. It somehow translates into "she's not good enough for me". The truth is, she has brought out a side of me, the real me, that has been hidden for so many years. The side of me that only my one true love will ever see. Yet it is the true me that threatens to destroy the relationship I have with my one and only. So back to the question at hand... How do I live my nude life without jeopardizing the best relationship I have ever had? I guess I will find out in the end because I still have no answer. The one thing I do know is that I love being nude and I will continue to live that way because it is who I am. The people in my life will either accept it or they can move on without me because in the end they will always be themselves so why shouldn't I be myself as well. If I can accept them for who they are they can do the same. I am as of this moment starting the new year off right... by being honest with myself.