When invited to be guests in the home of friends, it is important to respect their wishes and in turn, expect them to respect us. This is a matter of common courtesy and treating others as we, ourselves, would like to be treated. In the above photo, the “welcome” mat in front of the door sends a clear and irrefutable message. We are about to enter into the home of a bare practitioner (naturist/nudist). The sandals are politely placed beside the greeting. The message is plain and simple.
No need to get alarmed but don’t be surprised if your host greets you clothes-free. It is, after all, his home and, in theory, his castle. His nudity is nothing more than his expression of confidence and trust in you as his guest. He’s got nothing to hide and wants you to feel as comfortable as you want.
If you’re comfortable being bare around others, especially those who are themselves totally nude, then strip off your clothing and join in. If not, then it’s generally fine to remove as much as you’re comfortable. Minimally, at least your shirt and strip all the way down to your underwear if being naked is something that you’re uncomfortable around. However, during your visit, if your inhibitions depart, feel free to drop your underwear at any time. Believe me, no one will object at all.
The majority of social nudists easily recall their first steps into the clothes-free world. We understand how awkward it can sometimes feel at first. Just take a deep breath and relax. If it helps, just think of yourself at your fitness club’s changing room. Some are naked and you’re mingling in your underwear. It’s that simple.
Most of us who are bare practitioners are comfortable with being the only one naked in groups of other men, even if they are in various stages of being undressed. We’re not in any way shy or self-conscious being bare in front of others, no matter what or how much (or how little) they’re wearing.
My spouse, Aaron, and I make no secret of the fact that we’re bare practitioners. Almost all of our close friends are the same. When we invite them over for drinks, food or whatever, it usually goes without stating the obvious that he and I, as a couple, will be clothes-free and the guests that we’ve invited are welcome to do likewise. As a matter of fact, I can probably count on one hand the number of men who’ve come to our condo and have not stripped off their clothes.
When you have a sign like the one above hanging on your front door (courtesy of my beloved husband), it’s easy to see why we have so few guests who have remained in their clothing. It’s also the reason we have an even smaller number of uninvited guests stopping by.
Aaron, my spouse, bought the above sign for our condo door. Having it in plain view before anyone knocks on our door discourages most unwanted intrusions on our lives. It also gives our neighbors something to discuss when we’re not around!