Once upon a time I was nervous about going to our weekly role playing game session. We were going to talk about all the cool things we had planned for the summer, metal concerts, conventions, trips abroad. We were going to plan our gaming sessions around them. Except that I had no plans. I'd not arranged to do any cool things all summer. I work full time, not like their studies back then.
So I thought about my problem and decided that I'd combat it with humour!
I found flyers for the most out of character events that'd be a hilarious joke. And that'd completely skim over the fact that I'd not got a cool summer plan like they had.
So the day came and we got to discussing and one night looked free to game and then I said, "Nuh uh, we can't game that day because I'm going to naked night at York Maze." Boom! Flyer down. Cue laughter...
"Cool! Can we come?"
"Awesome, I'm up for that!"
"Hey, my parents took me to naturist things when I was little, sure."
At this point I was kind of confused. The guys were really excited about going for it and they made a facebook event and loads of people wanted to go. It was and wasn't a big deal for me. I wasn't nervous about the nudity so much as I was about being so far out of my comfort zone for such relationships.
The big day came and went and it was awesome.
The next year came and we all went again.
Last year my best friends couldn't make it and most of the guys I knew bailed so I was mostly with people I didn't know yet. It was still cool and I am friends with those people now.
This year I've discovered that York Maze isn't doing it and I'm really disappointed as are my friends who missed out last year. I don't really know about alternatives.
I appreciate the benefits of the naturist community for arranging that kind of event, a cool place with fun things, and their presence to make it legitimate.
What I wouldn't like to do is join the naturist community. I think that they've got a problem with adverse selection, you only need one bad person to undermine everything. Plus those guys are an older generation and they are interested in different things. I don't identify as one. Plus we'd need to spend membership fees on stuff we'd so rarely use and I'm still the only one with money.
Anybody else ever give this a go? I wonder if trying to organise something in the privacy of my own home would work. I think we'd need a strong secondary theme or activity to really get it to work.
The biggest problem I have with social nudity is that it's impossible for people who don't produce lots of body heat to stay warm. I have to wear sweaters while Pete walks around in shorts and T-shirts. Setting a temperature where everybody is comfortable naked is tough. Clothes are functional, yo. They are the great temperature equalizer.
I'm also telling a story with a "to be continued..." ending. It's not so bad for an anecdote.
Basically I'd say find something to do as a group, such as a party, then find a place to accommodate that thing. SO if you and your friends are really into board games, set up a nude board game night. If you want something specifically annually choose a misc holiday like midsummer and use it as an excuse.
Also nudism is pretty cool, not that I ever see myself getting particularly involved in it.
My ideal outfit is an assault mech.
Also, it's hard not to get hard in a situation when all the hot ladies are also naked. You would think that embarrassment is the primary problem there, but it's not. The key problem is that it's very hard to walk or do anything but sit there and wait for it to go down. Naked beach volleyball, impossible with an erection! Injury is all that can result from that.
I'm reminded of an episode of Roseanne. Just put a book in front of it!
Also, what is the best interpretation of social nudity? Like what activities may change where or not it is considered such.
Sorry, this just isn't funny anymore. There are plenty of other reasons to tease Scott. On this one, every joke has been made and made again. Either be original or pick a different topic.
Edit: Was going to ask something but forgot after an error.
Plus when you say I'm not an old man (I.E. Not you guys :-p) your going to get some back :-p
But anyhow, I've been able to control my junks ability to have issues for a long time. It's called self control :-p
Anyway, I always wanted to go to a nude beach or event. Luckily, I don't have a penis, so I never have to worry about my junk hanging up.