Hey friends, we’re back with another edition of #YourNudeOnStory. In this installment, we chat with Larry, a former public safety officer, military veteran and lifelong nudist/naturist residing in Florida. Larry has been a friend of our page for a couple years now, and today we’ll sit down and learn about his experiences and points of view on nudism.

So Larry, I understand you’ve been a nudist for many years—how did it all start for you, what drew you into nudism/naturism in the first place? I have been a nudist my whole life. I just never liked wearing clothes. Even though I did hide it for several years.

What reactions did you get when people found you were a nudist? When I told people I was a nudist most people accepted it, some didn’t but that their problem, and some were shocked about it and asked several questions.

What do you enjoy most about taking off your clothes? I enjoy the freedom and peacefulness that being nude gives me. I also enjoy the feeling of the sun and wind on me and having no restrictive clothing on me.

How do you feel your life journey has excelled since you decided to become a nudist/naturist? I have PTSD from my military time and from when I was a law enforcement officer and fire fighter and nudism/naturism helps me cope with that. The journey has been tough at times, divorce, friend and a job loss due to it but mostly it has been great and would not change a thing except hiding it go a long time.

Also, I’m curious, what really intrigued you to share your lifestyle as a naturist and your opinions on naturism on social media in the first place? I feel like anyone that wants to live the nudist/naturist lifestyle should be able to. I know it is not for everyone but for us that do should be able to no matter where we are at without being afraid of being arrested, as long as no laws are being broken. I truly believe that if people were more educated about our lifestyle it would be more accepted. Nudism/Naturism is not about sex and somehow the porn industry uses the title nudism/naturism for their purposes and this needs to change. I hope by talking about our lifestyle on social media will help educate people on the lifestyle and maybe help someone to maybe try it.

What are some of your favorite activities to do in the buff? Some of my favorite things to do nude? Well just about everything! But if I had to break it down to the top 5 it would be this: Tanning, Woodworking, Fishing, Working out and Swimming.

Do you have any special place(s) you like to go where you can enjoy yourself and just be nude? I don’t really, have an island I like to go on when I’m fishing to just to lay out and relax on. And I sometimes go to Paradise lakes in Land O’ Lakes, FL.

How do you feel sharing your nudist/naturist way of life has made an impact on you and others you may know? I really do not know if I have really made much of an impact but I have gotten a few of my friends into the lifestyle and I try to help others by answering their questions about it.

What advice would you give a non-nudist who’d seem willing to try nudism/naturism? If a non-nudist comes to me for advice I usually tell them to try it a home first, then go to a place like a nude beach or resort. I also tell them if possible it’s better to go with someone who is a nudist and to read up on the lifestyle and I will always try to answer their questions about it.

Finally, is there anything else you would like to add? I only hope that one day we as nudists/naturists, will be able to go anywhere and do anything we want to nude and our society excepts it. It is a great lifestyle for as I’m concern and people should at least give it a try. Who knows, you may like it and adapt as your lifestyle.

Thanks for joining us Larry, you have actually been a big inspiration for me as part of my naturist journey. Learning your story has really helped me realize how much I have truly been a lifelong nudist at heart myself. It’s great to see how much you truly care about freedom and equality for nudists, keep it up man.

Friends, if you’re interested in sharing #YourNudeOnStory with us, be sure to DM @teamcloptzone on Twitter, I would love to talk with you about your experience as a naturist to share on our blog, as part of our mission of spreading the positive word about clean, wholesome nudism/naturism and body acceptance. The better we band together as fellow naturists, the stronger we can be about showing the world how natural and truly normal nudism/naturism really is, and in turn I feel it can become more accepted and more people will be willing to join the clothes-free way of life. So #NudeOn friends, together WE ARE #TeamClothingOptional.