I’ve been chatting with her daughter on facebook and typically working on her. She’s also heavy set and didn’t enjoy her body or nudism. She has told us that she’s even nude at home a lot now and she posts opinions on her Facebook page about favorable body acceptance and supporting our nudist lifestyle. When it warms up next year, or if they come over for an indoor party by themselves, I plan on suggesting they get comfy here and not worry about the clothing. However, if she has her sons with her we can’t do that as we can not be nude around them since their dad (her ex-husband) isn’t alright with it, yet. We’ve been slowly teaching the sons about nudism and even put a nude photo of the two of us by our pool on display where they could see it. The photo is quite tasteful and while we are completely naked, I am sitting while Carla stands and no genitals are showing. Anyway, they saw it and mentioned beach hard on which gave us the chance to further clarify that we’re bare whenever they are not near and that we are more comfortable with no clothing. We also explained that there was nothing wrong with, nor in seeing our graphic. We hope to get them out to soak in the hot tub one day and we plan on having a sign stating that no suits are wanted in the bathtub, which will again get them talking. Then maybe one day they will want to really go without suits also, even if we can not yet. Or we’ll take them to Orvis hot springs and clarify on the way what to expect as it’s clothing optional. We’ll ‘probably’ wear suits to prevent issues with my girlfriends daughters ex-husband but in case the sons say it is acceptable for us to not wear them, we likely will go without. Anyway, it would be a great way to get them around a larger group of people who mostly soak naked.
So, slowly, we are helping friends as well as family, together with strangers, learn to be comfortable with social nudity and aspire to expand our efforts in the coming year.
If I could afford it and had the independence I’d want to do much more, almost full time, but for now I’m restricted to part time activism.
Perhaps one day……