I am also new at this and would like to meet others. My wife on the other hand is not into this yet. I am having a little trouble convincing her to give it a try. I have been an in home nudist for 3 or 4 years and enjoy it very much so e-mail me I would like to here from others.
I was a public nudist for about 3 years. It all started like this: I arrived in small-town Alaska in mid-Winter. When Spring comes to the frozen north, powerful urges come over the land, and people get caught up in all that.
A male friend who ran a small restaurant invited me to a pond on a fine Spring Saturday in Fairbanks. We walked along the trail, then alongside the pond, when he started stripping and abruptly dove into the deep end. Other people I knew were also nekkid. After I recovered from the shock, I decided to join in.
I found myself wanting to do this again, so I drove my truck/camper back into the woods to this same pond the following Saturday, and there they were AGAIN, and some new people.
Then someone else invited me to be a guest a-t a Sunday night sauna, a weekly event a-t the home of a Finnish-ancestry schoolteacher/artist couple/family. It was pot-luck, with a few people I'd already met, and everyone had interesting things to talk about. The rule was: naked in the sauna and back yard, but wear a-t least a towel in the living room/kitchen. I have more stories about those get-togethers if you are interested.
A few years later I married a fine, short lady, also of Finnish ancestry, who had no intention of trying nudity. I got a new wife 9 years later, and it's the same story.
Diane did skinny-dip with me in our little backyard pool this last summer, when temps were perfect.