With my blessing, they learned about it from my sister, and being Greek, my mother really amped up the melodrama. I thought I could use my writing and argumentative skills to establish that naturism was an innocent thing, but she wouldn’t hear of it. In her head, nudists were “deviants” like people who have tattoos and piercings.

A week later, I came home to my parents discussing, and could distinctly hear my dad saying, “I Will take him out of the will!” Since money meant everything to him, he assumed it meant everything to everyone else, and so he used the “inheritance hazard” often. We went up to my room to discuss my “being nude” and I began my customary pro-nudism speech. His argument?
“You’ll turn gay!”
“Dad,” I said, “the Spartans were nudists! Our descendants!”
“Yes!” he claimed, “that’s why they all turned homosexual.”
Sadly, even my dad bought into the stereotype of Greek homosexuality. The facts are, my ancestors did not believe in terms of homosexual or straight; it only mattered whether you were the “giver” or “receiver.” As long as you were giving it, it did not matter with what or to whom.
At some point during the conversation, I handed him a Paradise Lakes booklet, and he detected something I hadn’t actually bothered to mention. Girls.
“Wait, wait,” he said, “there are girls there?”
“Well, yeah, of course.”
For some reason, it hadn’t happened to him that girls could be allowed to frolic naked in front of men. I even told him about Nicole and after that he was sold. My daddy’s tolerant attitude still my mom’s stresses, and I will be happy to say my inheritance is safe (not that it would have changed anything).

As of this writing, I am 39, too old for young naturist events, but I believe I’ve finally figured out why nudism caters largely to people over sixty. That’s just how long it takes to see the truth. In every part of our society, from our parents to religion to the media, we’re instructed that the human body is black and obscene, a matter to hide and be disgusted by, but is sometimes, paradoxically, arousing. But this really is a lie-the most common lie in history. A great many more folks never defeat the “shame of being human,” going on with their graves fully dressed, in church clothes no less.
I will be fortunate to have my own family, where I can be free not only of shame, but of secrets. At home, I no more need to listen for car doors, and our shower is clear glass. Occasionally our children join in.
It still seems inexplicable that something as simple as removing your clothing can bring such happiness and insight. Perhaps in some ways, I never completely got the better of my repressed childhood. My wife, who’s tolerant of nudism, occasionally makes fun of me. “That’s your doctrine,” she says, “being naked?” But nudism, I tell her, isn’t about nakedness-strippers are not naturists, after all-it’s about being alive. Sooner or later in our history, in our rush to evolve and separate from nature, we’ve forgotten an important part of being individual; we have forgotten that life is not only to be seen and heard, but to be felt as well. Children, before learning to be humiliated, are the truest naturists. I’ve often dreamed of a people born into a world without clothes taboos. Dreaming of different methods for living is what fantasy writers do.
In 2005, I sold eighteen copies of my novel at a signing at Caliente, an even bigger clothes-optional lifestyle resort several miles from Paradise.
The people in my own novel are named after the Finnish hero, Ilmarinen, because the Finns are known for body approval, and for devising the household sauna, where bathing suits are not enabled. Of my many Ilmarin characters, one is named Nicole. The other is Brittany.
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