How to go about introducing your friend/partner to nudism

As more people discover and experience nudism, the lifestyle becomes more appealing than the ideology that most people had held about it before trying it out for themselves.

However, in their journey of self-love and body positivity, many nudists would agree that this exotic lifestyle would be even more fun with a friend. The problem however is, most people do not know how to go about introducing their friend or even spouse to nudism.

In this article, we would show you how to get past the barrier of communicating with your non-nudist loved one and getting them to test the waters of the nudist lifestyle.

Let's get started!
What kind of friend are you asking? 

There are people who still hold the ideology – and very firmly that nudism is for loose people. And while this could not be any farther from wrong, you must put this into consideration when asking a friend to try the nudist lifestyle.

•    How does this friend react to other people in public who wear less?
•    Would this friend frown at a painting celebrating nudity?
•    Does your friend value clothes or their “public image” over anything else?
•    Was this friend brought up very strictly or religiously?

Any of these could be strong pointers to your friend's orientation towards the concept of nudism.

If your friend does not admire the nudist lifestyle, and perhaps even criticizes it, then you want to ask a different friend. But if you insist, then you want to start by calmly dispelling the misinformation surrounding nudism. We would show you how to do that further down in this article

Mention nudism

Don't be too direct when you want to ask your loved one or friend to try nudism – at least not yet!

Simply mention it casually as part of a general convo and see how they react. This should help you understand their mindset.

Jokingly or subtle chip in sentences that hint at your love for nudism or skinny dipping or the idea of a nudist cruise and see what they say to the thought!

Tell them the truth.

Hey, you are a nudist for heaven's sakes, not the grim reaper – tell your friends that you are one!

After gauging your friend or partners reactions to the concept of nudism, it is time to come clean about who you are. And while you are informing this friend about your lifestyle, do not appear shy, nervous or embarrassed – there is absolutely no need to be.

If anything, you should exude confidence. Be open, honest, and upfront as you discuss your stance on nudism with your friend.

Dispelling the misconceptions

Chances are that all your friend knows about nudism would be hearsays that are not the truth.

A lot of people consider nudism to be a sexual lifestyle. In fact, nudist resorts are perceived as a den of open sex, orgies, exhibitionism, and voyeurism – the onus is on you to dispel these misconceptions by educating your friend about how nudism is focused on the natural aspect of nudity, as against the sexual aspect.

Make your research and present proof that there are lots of nudist resorts, clubs or cruises that do not condone things like that!

Your friend may not know that children are also welcome in many nudist localities and as such proper etiquettes of nudism are followed in such a family environment.
Research and teach!

Now pop the question

At this point, you can ask your now informed friend to try nudism with you. Be sure to take them to a nudist resort or club that fits everything you have just explained. Because telling a friend that there are nudist localities where sex is prohibited, only to take them an uncultured location is not going to help your cause.
Also, when you ask your friend or partner, do not pressure them.

If they promise to try it out then congratulations, you've done well. If they refuse your ideology – respect that!

Good luck!