About nudity : for me, it's a real way of living. It's a real contact with Nature, with my nature, with nature of human being. It's not a sexual thing. It's a way to be and not to have, a way to discover the real freedom : the freedom of body which can't be without freedom of soul, and vice versa.It's a philosophical way of living my own body in harmony with Nature. A way to feel wind, water, heat, cold, wood, mud, universe.
My best experiences about mixing my life and clothing optional way of living :
- 2007, it was in Hawaii, 5 weeks of naked woofing, cropping bananas and avocados, living in a yurt in the middle of forest, near volcano.
- 2010, naked swim with dolphins in Acores Island, it was my 40th birthday own ritual
First Xavier (and the others), instead of writing a message with 2 languages misted, you can write it completly in one language ant then make a translation into another or more. It's an advantage of this website according to couchsurfing or hospitality-club. Only appréciations about other bewelcomers don't have this fonctionality. But, don't éditer now your first message, the thread may disappear of the group (it's a bug of this forum).
Nearly 3 years 1/2 after couchsurfing.org subscribing, It was finaly by this website that I found my first traveler to host. Acording to nudity (to sleep or when it's hot), y profile (in 3 languages) is clear about my choices.
The 3rd evening, I showed him photos of a rainbow gathering in portugal (with naked persons after a meal), and also new year in Stockholm photos where I stayed one more nigth in an hotel of the airport wher I made a photo of me naked in front of a miror. No particular reaction, may be a smile. Vincent (18 years old) coosed then to take a shower where he stayed long for washing undervears . I finaly, I went washing my hairs at the lavabo.
Then, for the fist time in 3 evenings, I undressed to go to bed first but I realised I forgot my watch. So I went back naked to fetch it. Vincent was now ready to get out of the showert with a towel. He saw me taking thje watch and going back. We spoke normaly as if I was dressed. It's also possible Vincent saw me getting out of the bed naked before dressing. He was not himself a "naked sleeper". He tooked off sockets but kept undervears and the jean the he just unbuttoned before going in his sleeping bag
So, everyone did as he wanted without beingbothered bythepresence of the other.
I'm naked when I'm home alone, and I'm happy as soon as I can undress. I'm feeling free being naked, but I'm respectful of people who don't share my way of living.
I would definitely enjoy welcoming home naked people. When you have nothing to hide, the relationship becomes more sincere, even if I do know that honesty has nothing to deal with nudity. It's just a feeling.
I've been hosted once by a guy quite twice my age, who was shaving naked in his bathroom when I entered to take a shower. He wasn't shocked and invited me to take my shower while he was finishing shaving. Which I did in the most simple way. Then we had a drink in the living, both naked without feeling awkward.
I guess people daren't speak about nudity, thinking it's gross and inappropriate. I wish I could meet couchsurfers willing to get undress at home, but like a nice guy I'm always dressed to welcome travellers!