Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Nude Novice Notes: Stripping
COME ON OUT OF YOUR CLOSET OF CLOTHES AND WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF SOCIAL NUDITY!
When I initiated this series, "Nude Novice Notes" on DQN In Northern Virginia, the purpose was to provide a resource for those among us beginning their journey into queer social nudism. An informational collection of topics potentially of interest and relevance to men exploring or just entering the clothes-free social environment. It was never intended to become a comprehensive authority or "how-to" guide to nude life or living.
Over the years, I've received a number of emails concerning nude etiquette and social nudity practices. Some I've answered individually and others I've addressed in features as a part of this series. Throughout this experience, I realized that this vehicle was also being used as a tool for some veteran or practiced social nudists as well as novices or newcomers. That's fine. Whatever is needed to increase personal comfort and confidence while engaging and interacting in the naturist culture can only be a good thing has always been my philosophy.
Several weeks ago, just before the winter holiday season, I received an email from a reader who identified himself as a practicing nudist for almost six years. His question, "I've been stripping in public for nude parties and I want to know, is there a correct way to get my clothes off? Shirt first, then pants or the other way? I'd like to know this."
Most people have their own routine for dressing and undressing. It's whatever they're comfortable with and convenient for themselves. Usually, men take it off in the same order that they put it on. That's not a requirement in any case.
What's important isn't the ritual of stripping but the end result of the process. We're getting naked for the experience and the socialization with our queer brothers. Rather than concerning ourselves with the "how-to," it's better to focus on both the event and our friends. Just as no one is concerned with how others arrived at the party, no one is really thinking about how anyone removed their clothes.
Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!