I was reading a few great articles by clothes free bloggers, mainly: “A House Divided Cannot Stand – What’s Happening to the Clothes Free Community” and, “Why isn’t social nudity thriving?” as well as thought-provoking comments on those posts.
I am 2 months into my clothes free journey. As it unfolds, I feel the desire to connect with other clothes free folks in the area. At the moment, all of my clothes free connections are through social media. Certainly, it is a powerful medium; I am constantly moved and inspired by rich and inspiring exchanges that emerge from these places. At the same time, I feel a bit isolated and alone in my city. I don’t actually share the lifestyle or experience with any other human in my vicinity.
It is wonderful that there are resorts, beaches and other places that are clothes free or clothing optional.
At the same time, distance can be an issue. I have one main job and several other small jobs, so time is not always abundant for longer travel to these places. I take into account whatever financial responsibilities I have (student loans are a beast). I also don’t own a car. So, going to existing designated clothing optional / clothes free areas would mean setting aside significant time and funding just for that. Of course there is absolutely nothing wrong with that; any vacation would require the same investment.
But that’s just it: my clothes free lifestyle is not a vacation. It’s my everyday life. I wake up in my own skin, prepare food, do laundry, read, write, clean, chat, dance, and work (if at home) clothes free.
The thing is, I want to be able to take the metro or bus for $1 – $5 to a place in the metropolitan area, throw my mat down and do clothing optional yoga with folks on a Wednesday night, and then be home by 9:30pm in time to sleep and wake up for work the next morning.