Hello and welcome to this page about this blog, ReNude Pride, and also about me. My name is Roger Poladopoulos and I am the author of this site. I am a same gender loving (gay) man and I am a bare practitioner (naturist/nudist). I began this online journal as a tool for sharing my experiences of living clothes-free and proud in today’s modern world.
My purpose in publishing here is to encourage, promote and support bare living not only within the gay community but throughout our broader society as well. In expressing my thoughts and perspectives, I invite others to use the “comments” option to voice their opinions and ideas, as well as criticisms and suggestions so that we can all learn from one another and create a climate of understanding between the clothes-free and the clothes-wearing worlds.
There are some additional ideas behind the publishing of ReNude Pride. Rather than list them all here (again), here’s a link to my initial post: A Penny For My Thoughts: On ReNude Pride.
I am definitely not an authority of the naturist/nudist community and don’t represent myself as being one. To my knowledge, there isn’t one single person or organization that is recognized as being the sole arbitrator on all aspects of social nudity. Rather, I am a man who enjoys being bare/naked/nude as often as possible and wherever it is possible.
I grew up in a textile (clothes-wearing) household where my identical twin brother and I were the only ones who preferred clothes-freedom (nudity). We were also both born Deaf. For a number of years, the rest of our family equated our Deafness and our nakedness as somehow being related. I think when Twin and I both “came-out” to our family as same gender loving (gay) that our parents began to realize that being nudist, Deaf and gay were in no way connected to each other.
I am married and we live in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area (Arlington, Virginia). I work in academia and my husband, Aaron, is employed at a local hospital (nursing). We met at a social nudity event in 2010 and were married on Saturday, August 15, 2015. We’re a mixed couple, Aaron is African-American and I’m Greek, Aaron is hearing (he knows American Sign Language) and as I mentioned above, I’m Deaf. When at home, we’re both almost always bare. We belong to several same gender loving (gay) social nudity groups in the Washington, D.C. area.
I do have other interests in my life aside from preferring to live clothes-free. I enjoy amateur photography, reading and, of course, creative writing. I play basketball, hike and volleyball and am a mediocre tennis player. I appreciate works of art but am sorely lacking in the talent area. I work-out at my local gym regularly and am extremely challenged in the culinary arts. Aaron is the cook and reigns supreme in our kitchen.
The photograph at the top of this page is not me! My photograph is posted below. The man featured in the heading has shaved or in someway removed his body hair, something that I would never do. I’m proud of all my body hair, as a matter of fact, I don’t shave anywhere below my neck; I daily use a razor to remove all facial and head hair. This is a personal preference and I understand and support every other man in their right to determine what and how much body hair they can tolerate.
Please leave a comment in the designated section or send to me an email if you have any questions regarding any topic you encounter here. I am a friendly guy and look forward to communicating with all.
Thank you for visiting ReNude Pride!