Start your naked life at home

20130510-IMG_0097Although they would never call themselves naturists or nudists (but then neither do I, so that’s fine by me), more and more people are starting to admit to spending time at home naked.  This is not about stripping off the moment they come in through the door, but simply a more relaxed attitude to nudity when it happens.  You get up in the morning, have a shower, eat breakfast, and only then think about getting dressed for the day.  Maybe you leave the bathroom door open when you’re in the bath so you can carry on a conversation with people outside, or perhaps they even come into the room with you to use the sink or talk whilst you’re in the shower.  However it happens, the important thing is that the people who do this see it as nothing sexual or provocative, it is simply another choice of outfit that makes life a lot more relaxed around the house.

This is something that my partner and I have done, for as long as I can remember.  There never seemed to be much point in getting dressed in the morning to come downstairs, or to fight to get clothes on over a damp body that just climbed out of the shower.  Nude was always more natural, and that’s now just the way we are at home.

Funnily enough though, it did surprise me the first time it happened to me at someone else’s house.  I was away on business, and ended up stopping at a friend’s house on the way home for the night.  She rarely wore much more than a bathrobe around the house, and so there was plenty of her visible when I arrived, but I’d known her for years and that was hardly unusual.  What surprised me though was in the morning, when she left the robe in her room and went to have a shower, then left the door open and started talking to me about what she was going to be doing that day.  There was no flirting or anything like it in what she was doing (I’m not her type… I’m male), it was just that she felt just as comfortable talking to me nude as she did clothed.

It has happened a number of other times since then, in both directions.  Sometimes friends have walked in on me, and sometimes I’ve walked in on them.  There was one occasion where I was away in Wales in a large tent, and a friend came to stay with me for a few days.  It was a big tent with several ‘rooms’ and I was in one of them getting changed when my friend wandered in.  We chatted for a few minutes before she suddenly said “Oh, sorry, I didn’t realise you weren’t dressed,” and went to turn away.  “If you don’t mind, I certainly don’t,” I said with a shrug.  “And anyway, neither are you.”  She glanced at herself in surprise, laughed, and we sat down to drink a naked morning coffee.

Being naked at home, or anywhere you’re comfortable and that nakedness makes sense, is a great way to start getting comfortable with your own body.  Body confidence is always being challenged these days, and being naked at home – on your own first, and then with family and friends – is a great way to cut through it all and get to what’s important.


Comments (7)

  1. Aamir Ali

    i ve three children 2 dau 15 and thirteen and one boy 12 yrs me and my wife share the nudity with our children is that ok for us

  2. Graham (Post author)

    There’s nothing wrong at all with being nude around your family, so long as no-one feels pressured to do anything they don’t want to. If they’re comfortable and you’re comfortable then enjoy your freedom and everyone will grow to be just a little bit more relaxed than those who haven’t had that start to life.

  3. Nicky

    That’s why their is nothing wrong with being nude at home and around family. It’s more relaxing and theirs alot more freedom in body acceptance.

  4. Ian J Patterson

    Why do I feel like that tent story is made up?

  5. Graham (Post author)

    Dunno, Ian, but it isn’t. I’ll grant you it’s abbreviated, and reading back what I wrote there I did make it sound a bit like a comedy show sketch (and being several years ago I obviously can’t be certain about the exact wording we used), but it happened.

    It’s worth pointing out – and I’ll add this to the welcome page at some point – that sometimes on this site I’ll change a key fact, or deliberately tweak a name or location so the people involved can’t be identified. That’s just basic politeness, as although I clearly don’t mind talking about the things I write, I can’t be sure everyone I write about feels the same. I can’t always check if they mind as I’ve lost touch with many of them over the years, and so I just turn things about a bit to protect their privacy. That might make some of the things I write sound a bit artificial, but if that’s the price to pay for politeness, then I’m fine with it.

  6. cold

    I`m the only nudist in the home, a single dad raising 3 boys. My boys know when I`m in my room I`m nude.I`m trying to introduce them to nudism. The youngest has seen me nude alot and has carried on a conversation with me when I was washing dishes nude. The other two sons have seen me nude in my room and walking to and from the shower and bedroom. I took my 2 youngest to a clothing optional camp. No one got undressed, I was just educating them on nudism. And that particular weekend there were only 2 others camping but no one else nude. I`m trying to educate them on nudism. But it is tough going seeing the oldest son is totally against it. I let them make their own decisions. But I also feel that if I feel comfortable nude in my own house I should be able to do so. Any thoughts or ideas on this , please leave a comment.

  7. dave

    I live at home with my wife and here mother.
    Both me and my wife love to be in the nude.
    Nude is not rude.
    It is a way of life.
    Every evening me and wife, sit at home without clothes.
    We great pleasure out of seeing each other naked.
    Same alright we both sleep in the nude.


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