I am in no way an exhibitionist, I am extremely overweight, I have a private yard, pool and live on the beach, nude when no-one is around. If I have a lady friend over, we are rarely dressed due to the heat here, we will wander out and jump in the pool. However when others are around, it is mostly beachwear. When I was younger I lived in a commune in teh mountains, no neighbours for miles, so up in the morning, wander around the orchards, swim in the dam and so forth as nature intended. We moved to a new trendy beachside resort town, we built he 1st house in the street, no neighbours, get up of a morning, walk outside, water the trees, look at the beach. So one morning I am pottering about my yard, crews of builders driving up and down the street working on new houses and I have this strange feeling something is wrong. Oh yeah, we haven't put up any fences, I am in hippie mode wandering around starkers in full view of the world.
Considering how excited everyone gets when a woman breastfeeds or takes her top off, you would think it was the end of civilization or some shit. For me whether you are nude or not is only important if cooking bacon or hiking through deep snow.
It is who you are. Comfort zone is important to all humans... a place where you feel at home. But to many clothes is the big equalizer. I always say... if there is an afterlife... there will be no clothes. I remember being about 10 and talking with buddies about when I get married at 19 because I didn't wanted to get married at 18. I was going to commit a crime that will put me in jail for a year. I will tell my bride that my first 24 hours we needed to spent naked because it was a family tradition from the men in my family. I was 10 okay? But I like to dress like a gentleman and I am a shoe freak yet I recognize nudity is the natural state of mankind when not in cold weather.
Hello fellow artist!
Important? Not really. Preferred is more accurate, and that is in direct relationship to temperature. I don't care how warm the hot springs are...if there's ice all around my clothes stay on!
So even before nudist resorts I was wearing as little as possible in my space, limited by consideration for current company. I mean if you're wearing it needlessly you're getting it dirty and you're going to have to wash it so...
I just think it’s wrong how ashamed of the human body people seem to be. It’s one thing to be worried about nudity for hygienic and other practical purposes, but no one should have to be afraid that their body is unacceptable. People are going to get aroused at first, but as long as they aren’t staring and pleasuring themselves to you, it’s all part of breaking the mindset IMO, why the nonsensicle expectations?