Wow I started here in April 2006 and before that Steve's Nudes Letter was based at Tripod. It started in July 2000 and closed with Edition 89 in June 2010 looking at hundreds of news clips & tv items.
Below is a recreation of that very first edition ...
Q. Why am I writing this web page ?
In this new Millennium the public still seem to get in an uproar about the naked body ... why oh why ? The fuss over C5's showing of The Naked Jungle - a Crystal Maze for naturists was harmless fun.
Q. What about you ?
I'm a heterosexual, single guy of 40-ish who has experienced going 'naked' on holidays abroad & made some visits to local resorts & clubs.
Q. Are you a naturist or nudist ?
According to my copy of The Oxford Dictionary a naturist is a 'nudist' and a nudist is a 'person who advocates or practises going unclothed'. Well I must be both ... on an occasional basis.
Q. What type of nudist are you ?
There are boundaries of taste. So I am firmly a 'private' nudist who likes to enjoy the rare glimpses of the sun. If I sun-bathe nude I like to do it in the right environment within the walls of a club or on a 'public' designated beach for nudists away from prying eyes. Take Brighton Beach with no privacy, the public sit at the top and just look down on the naked ones. Who are the sorrier ones ?
Q. So why are you a nudist ?
I enjoy the relaxation of no clothing. It's not a full-time occupation you know, it just appeals at the moment due to the warmer weather. My first experience of swimming nude was quite refreshing. I get annoyed at the 'posers' who stand or walk along the beach shore with their all-over tan. Hey when I exit the water or sea I make straight for that beach mat or chair.
Q. So do you have that all-over tan ?
Sadly no despite many attempts in hot climates there are parts of this body that won't tan. I won't give up trying ... perhaps that's the fun !
Q. Do you fancy being a smoothie ?
I saw this programme on C5 about a group of naturists who shave off their body hair ( excluding the head of course ) and go on country walks. I initially thought STRANGE but ... if you experiment it's does give your body a different tone & look. What I do find strange is to become a member of this club men must be circumcised ? I'm awaiting a reply on that one.
Q. If given the chance would you walk down your local High Street naked ?
NO ... the same applies to tv shows and streaking across sports pitches. Good Luck to anyone who gains enjoyment from the experience alas the majority of the viewing public would probably feel differently.
Q. Do you shed your clothes at home ?
I get the impression by the public that they think nudists are strange people because they shed their clothes. If they decide to do it in the privacy of their home that's up to them. Another of the C5's programmes showed a naked group enjoying an evening meal - good for them. I occasionally relax with no clothes .. curtains drawn of course.
Q. Do you belong to a club ?
No ... there seems to be a misconception that single male naturists are a menace and they want to pry on family naturists which is rubbish. I made enquiries to a local club and received replies of "Can't you bring a friend ?". There are others like Silverleigh which I visited last year on a couple of occasions which accepts singles on certain times. It's a bungalow with a back garden which leads to a small indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna & steam rooms. I also made a one-off Friday visit to Eureka last year, found the experience of sun-bathing & walking around their gardens different but didn't strike up much conversation with its members/guests due to being a quiet day. Also it's seems unfair that single guys still have to pay more to visit these type of clubs which proves costly over a period of time unless you can afford their annual fees.
Till the next time ... here's looking at you !
A final thanks for your continued interest here.