Becoming a mom gave one woman the courage to love her body — that's when she became a naturist

Naturism is about way more than getting naked in the woods

On a scorching day in August two summers ago, Andrea Alves walked naked into a park with her 5-month-old son while her husband, Peter (name changed), went to work. That was the day Alves, a 31-year-old elementary school teacher, adopted naturism as a way of life. A part of it, she says, is to be “self-confident and comfortable being naked both at home and in a naturist environment.”

Alves, now a mother of two, is raising her children with the naturist philosophy while her husband shrugs and moves on. “My own husband does not participate in naturism, but he supports my choice. He wears clothes to the point where I call him a never-nude. He wears clothes, and I do not,” says Alves nonchalantly.
Peter Alves, who is also a teacher, explains the situation with a metaphor: “Think of it this way: My wife and kids like going out for sushi, and I don’t eat sushi. I don’t have a problem with it, but I’m going to stay back.”

If only the notion of being a naturist were as easily digestible as sushi rolls.

read more – Source: She Knows

curator’s note: It is interesting to this reader that the husband in this case is the reluctant spouse. Also factors of life like becoming a mother and the close proximity of a naturist venue were big in her adopting clothes free living. 

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