I'm kevin and live in Portland Oregon and I live with the fact I love being seen and love feeling natural being nude. If everyone went nude it would still feel like the better way to live and tear down physical facades.
You may be both.
I personally am a voyeuristic exhibitionist and a nudist.
I like to see others nude, have others see me nude, and simply do not like to wear clothing, as a matter of fact I am sitting in my room alone right now totally nude, which is normal for me.
It seems to me that you are a nudist. You are talking about feeling free and content about being naked outdoors. You are not talking about going out of your way to have others see you naked. You present yourself who is comfortable just being naked and have not had much experience of doing so with others. When you do you soon find that it is no big deal and you could find friends who feel as comfortable as you. at least I hope so.
I havn't been to any resorts or beaches or anything but I understand what you mean. I'm in SC and I'm begining to think I'm the only one here. Maybe we can chat. I'm not a gold member so I can't mail you.
I have not yet been to a nude beach or resort, but enjoy being nude at the house and have been in front of people at college. I think even though it is about freedom and comfort, people also have this great fear of sexuality. I'm not saying I advocate walking around aroused or turning great nude environments into bastions of deviance, but we are alive and are sexual beings. You have to accept that sex ispart of who you are and not talk about it as if it is wrong and awful. Just except its part of you and get past it.
Probably a bit of both. I love to tell people that I an a exhibitionist nudist. I love to sun in the company of other nude folks but also love to be the only naked one on a beach. love to walk around hotel hallways naked deserted roads or parks etc, but most weekends I spend on a nude or nearly nude beach. vacation at nude resorts
As has been mentioned,both veiws are right.I know that I had the same questions/feelings.The fact that you have a desire to try social nudity and like to show off your body leads me to believe you would take to it with no problems at all.The first step is the toughest.That first moment when you allow the world to see your nakedness.It's like trying a food for the first time.Not knowing if you'll like it or hate it,but once it's in your mouth and the flavor rushes over your toungue,..it becomes your favorite food.Nudism is like that,love it or hate it.But if you never try you'll never know.
It seems to me that it's very possible for anyone to be nudist and exhibitionist whether one if male or female. When one is engaging in nudisim in a clothing optional place it's non-sexual, though, whereas there's something arousing about going naked or flashing where nudisim isn't allowed.
YOU ARE PROBABLY A LITTLE OF BOTH. MANY OF US ENJOY TO BE NUDE (ESP. OUTSIDE IN THE SUN). BUT I ENJOY ALSO BEING AROUND OTHER NUDE BODIES. TWENTY YEARS AGO THE FIRST TIME A NUDE BEACH, I WAS A BIT SHY AND WORRIED ABOUT ALL THE USUAL THINGS I.E.SIZE, FITTING IN, BEING FIT ENOUGH ETC. BUT AFTER A FEW MINUTES AFTER SEEING EVERY POSSIBLE SHAPE, SIZE, AGE, FITNESS ETC. I FELT RIGHT TO HOME. THAT BEACH WAS LITTLE MAKENA ON MAUI. I HAVE BEEN TO MANY BEACHES AND RESORTS SINCE AND LOVE THEM ALL!!
There is nothing wrong with being an exhibitionist, almost every nudist and naturist has a little desire for others to see them in the nude. Most are also voyeuristic as well and like to see others nude too.
Hell,I am proud of the fact that I am a voyeuristic, exhibitionistic, naturist even though I am able to keep my erection down when on the beach that I hang-out on in FL.
I often feel the urge to go walk along the river or in a remote park w/o clothes, but I fear being seen by anyone who would be offended. Only if I feel sure about this, then I occasionally do it. Feels wonderful!
For me, it does have a sexual connection, not arousal, but completeness, like my energy field grows 10-fold. I'm vulnerable, powerful, alert, scanning for signs of other people so I know when to cover up, but feeling connected to nature, earth below, heart within, very pleased to be alive. It's a meditation. These are memorable experiences, each time I do it, always alone. Perhaps I can share this kind of experience with others.
For many years I had always thought I was an exhibitionist. Recently I realized that this may be not be a true representation of whom I am. For instance I enjoy the freedom of being nude but I am uncomfortable in situations where I know that I might be caught by a neighbor or a friend who would not understand.
I think exhibitionist has a sexual derivation as the person who is attempting this is actually attempting to be sexually aroused by almost being caught. That would be the clinical definition of exhibitionism. Don't know if that is totally true or not.
A nudists, on the other hand, is only interested in the freedom associated with being nude. It took me a long time to understand that but until I did I had a negative view of what I enjoy. That is partially because of family views and partially societies views that I had that negative opinion.