The Introduction Thread

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The Introduction Thread

Postby Zatu on Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:45 am

So as to avoid a mass of seperate topics for this common purpose, (and because the one in Act I worked so well) I figure we should have one of these. And so everyone can get a recap/update on everyone else, even if you're one of the ancient omnicients of the forum, post so everyone else that joins knows who you are.

1. Name
2. Gender
3. Age
4. Etymology of name (if any) Mods note - This means your screen name, not real name!
5. How you got into naturism
6. Closet? Social? Something in between?
7. Where you live
8. Description of yourself

I'm Zatu, formerly Xenos (my taste in names changes quickly). I am an 18-year-old male. My name is just the name of a character I made up but the name sounds really good so I'm using it. (The character is now in my avatar. He's half killer-whale.)

I came across naturism about 4 years ago maybe, when looking for free porn (as many a 13-year-old boy does, yes I confess to being stupid and immature). People just looked happy being naked and somehow the significance of "OMG BEWBIES" disappeared after about two hours, as everyone looked a lot happier than me. So I did a little reading on the topic, thought about it during any free time, and decided I'd at least try it. Everyone else really seemed to enjoy it from the pictures I'd seen, so I figured I'd at least give it a shot. We had a pool at the time but no fence, so skinnydipping was out, so like many beginners, it was limited to sleeping, which was so easy to get away with it almost scared me. And it was great, and I couldn't go back. Then we got a fence. Then skinnydipping. Yay.

I'm semi-closet, after I was found out I just admitted it. Keeping it a secret from most people I meet in real life except my dad who doesn't mind, and keeping it from anyone that I think would tell my mom, because she has a strong opinion about everything and I don't want to risk her not agreeing with me because all evidence I've seen (and it doen exist) says that she wouldn't like it. Everybody I know exclusively online pretty much knows from me or from talk about me in which I was present and didn't object.

I live in Tampa, Florida, USA. I'm a bigtime gamer, really into almost anything that has an electric current flowing through it, I draw a bit, my younger brother is in an art school and he's quick to tell me any ways to improve. I'm good with Photoshop, I can use Flash, I can write HTML, a tiny bit of programming, etc. Just changed to Linux (thanks Azmodan) and typing on a Dvorak keyboard layout. Parents are divorced but not bitter to each other, both remarried, father redivorced (with good reason) and I'm currently living with him living in his girlfriend's (fiance's?) house with her and her kids. I graduate from high school in 2-3 weeks and I turn 18 on Saturday.

And that's me.

(Edited by Mod for clarity.)
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Postby Historybuff on Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:55 am

Oh wow, large words like etymology being used, this is fantastic :P

1. Name: Felix

2. Gender: Male

3. Age: 22

4. Etymology of name (if any): Well Felix means "happy, lucky or fortunate" in Latin, but historybuff is a double meaning, since I majored in history in college, and enjoy being in the buff

5. How you got into naturism: I think I was really born to be one, but I think it was an episode of MTV's Road Rules that got me into it as a lifestyle

6. Closet? Social? Something in between? Social, along with my wife

7. Where you live: sunny Texas

8. Description of yourself: What is this? a dating service? jk Well I'm on the shorter side of average height, brown hair, brown eyes, muscular...am a huge dork, love me some video games and rpgs....
:D

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Postby Gymnos42 on Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:43 am

1. Larry (past username was Gymnos40, now Gymnos42)
2. Male
3. 42
4. Larry is not short for Lawrence. It's just Larry. It's derived from Laurel, meaning kingly.
5. See my first time story in Cat's First Time story section
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6. Social. My family and I are active in a local Christian Naturist group though my wife is a household nudist and my daughter really doesn't participate.
7. Texas (DFW area)
8. Since this is a naturist site I would think who I am would count more than what I look like. I'm a Progressive Christian. I'm married to a wonderful wife. I have a beautiful and intelligent 16 year old daughter. I have a blue belt in Karate and I'm currently taking Tai Chi. My interest is art and music (all types. Though I'm currently a big Green Day fan). Politically I'm far Left (I'm a grass-roots worker cooperative socialist)
~ Larry
PS I actually don't mind about the appearance stuff. Just giving you a hard time. I'm short (5 feet tall), slim build, with not quite shoulder length gray hair and a gray goatee.
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Postby Zatu on Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:50 am

Gymnos42 wrote:8. Since this is a naturist site I would think who I am would count more than what I look like.

PS I actually don't mind about the appearance stuff. Just giving you a hard time.

It actually wasn't asking about appearance. I didn't describe my appearance at all. Just who I am and what I like.
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Postby SigmaTau on Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:10 am

1. Name: (withheld to protect the innocent)
2. Gender: M
3. Age: 28
4. Etymology of name (if any): Comes from a college society of which I am a member
5. How you got into naturism: LONG story. Suffice it to say, I was a closet naturist when I was younger, but am now a full-fledged member.
6. Closet? Social? Something in between?: See #5.
7. Where you live: See my profile
8. Description of yourself: I haven't been vague enough yet? I'm a geek, I play video games more than any human has a right to, I'm intelligent and like to figure things out, and most importantly I'm a Christian. I look exactly like the lego man that I used to use as an avatar (and hopefully will one day again), which is kind of frightening.
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Re: The Introduction Thread

Postby Cherry Cotton on Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:12 am

1. Cherry Cotton
2. Female
3. 19
4. Made it up while at the bookstore.
5. Slowly, but with conviction.
6. Closet, sadly. Meh...
7. In an undisclosed location (some of you old-school FBZ-ers might remember)
8. I'm CHERRY! I'm awesome! Everybody loves me! When I grow up, I want to be queen of the universe, so be sure to curry favor with me now and maybe I'll give you an insider position as Interior Secretary of the Department of Making Queen Cherry Some Goddamn Cookies Already or something. ("Curry favor?" Is that the right phrase? It makes me think of, you know, doing me a favor by giving me a plate full of curry. Which, in fact, you are welcome to do! Send any plates of curry to this addr--[somebody puts their hand over Cherry's mouth])

Ha ha, no, I'm kidding. Tha name's Cherry, dahling, and I run the overly energetic and sometimes contrarian (but not on purpose!) end of this board. I'm totally about things being naked. I'm a Quaker, and as y'all certainly know, we Quakers believe in plain dress! No social status or nothin', we Quakers like to keep it short 'n' simple. So, what kind of dress is plainer or more honest then none at all? Of course!

Hmhmhmhm. I loves my friends, my family, everybody, life, the universe, everything, cherries, oatmeal, videogames, Sonic The Hedgehog (if he existed I would be following him around like a groupie right now), Astro Boy, Puyo Puyo, Utena, Digimon, Lain, all kinds of different things... love, happiness, strange conversations in the wee hours in the morning, waking up to fresh bread, long, hot showers, meeting somebody for the first time, all those kinds a' things. When I grow up, I want to save the world from an invasion of giant robots by sacrificing my body to float above the city and become a bright pink glow that dissipates into the hearts of everybody, everywhere, giving them the power they need to resist the giant robot invaders and make peace, because giant robots are just THAT DAMN COOL.

I am also prone to long-winded posts that, if successful, end up having nothing to do with the topic that started.

Do you know what my thing o' the moment is, besides my wonderful Nintendo DS that I cuddle with when I go to sleep and want to have about a gazillion of its babies (not really, on either count, but I wouldn't put it past myself)? Those ridiculous skooshed fairy calendars. I don't know, they're... cute. Awfully cute. Adorable. I think if I have one goal in life, it's to be a skooshed fairy for one of those calendars. I think other people want to be, you know, Miss January, but I want to be a skooshed fairy.

...

That's about all. Get to know me better and I promise you will find a veritable treasure trove of personality quirks and epic case studies. I am truly a sight to behold, I do believe, in my bottomless well of arrogance. (Or is that a topless well? I mean... oh... nevermind) If Shadi ever tried to use his Millenium Key to get inside my head, he'd never be able to leave. Points and a kiss go to whoever knows what the hell I'm talking about.

Hmhmhmhmhmhm. That's about all. CURRY!
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Postby Petrus on Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:23 am

1) Name: Petrus
2) Gender: male
3) Age: mature years-still feel 25 yrs old at heart!
4) Etymology: Managed to lock myself out from this site a couple of years ago and couldn├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ót re-register with my own name Peter, so opted for the Latin.
5) How?: Probably been a naturist at heart all my life, but had problems reconciling it with my Catholic religion. Swam nude a few times when serving overseas with R.A.F. When I married 35 years ago started going around nude until it was time to go out, which evolved into being nude all day when at home or garden. We soon started to enjoy naturist holidays and we were club members until a few years ago.
6) Closet?: less of a social nudist than in the past ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ômainly holidays and occasional swim. However most relations and friends have accepted that I will be nude when they visit.
7) Essex: county abutting London to north east- much more rural than most realise.
8)Description: Retired Married with two grown up sons. . Enjoy walking with friends, punctuated with a pub lunch. Classical music and occasional concerts. France-holidays and food/wine. Family history (ancestors Norfolk/Fens), which gives an excuse for frequent forays into East Anglia proper. World War I history-visiting Belgium and France.And lots more!
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Postby Richard on Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:41 am

1. Name
Richard
2. Gender
Male
3. Age
59. I was my parents' celebration for the end of WW2.
4. Etymology of name (if any)
They must have liked the name. So do I.
5. How you got into naturism
I was on holiday with my wife in Crete a few years ago and I noticed that hardly anyone was wearing anything on one quiet beach. So I stripped off as well and it felt good, so I was hooked. As simple as that. Unfortunately, she didn't follow suit.
6. Closet? Social? Something in between?
Closet, basically. I'm a fairly private person, so am happy not to push things too far. Since the boss barely tolerates my preference, we can't really participate in social nudism.
7. Where you live
Shropshire. Rural county in the west midlands of England, bordering on Wales.
8. Description of yourself
Accountant. Married with two grown-up children and two grandchildren, so far. Like Petrus, enjoy walking with a pub lunch, classical music and family history, plus sailing and skiing.
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Postby saralee on Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:49 am

OK then:

1. Name Sara
2. Gender Female
3. Age 22
4. Etymology of name (if any) From my favourite danish pastry
5. How you got into naturism Grew up in a naturist family
6. Closet? Social? Something in between? Social, never been particularly 'closet'
7. Where you live In the UK
8. Description of yourself I'm a postgraduate student working towards my MA. I work part time as a life model, which is much better paid than bar work, waitressing or other student part time options. I'm a rather quiet, bookish type most of the time.

I posted on here very occasionally before the site was hacked, and I was a regular visitor. My current commitments mean that I probably won't be posting much for the next few months. I think that this forum is important for young naturists, and I would like to see it return to its former glory.
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Postby sanua_chap on Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:29 pm

1. Name
Paul

2. Gender
Male

3. Age
That's too difficult - it keeps changing! Right now, it must be 48.

4. Etymology of name (if any)
I intended to type 'sauna_chap' but my fingers tripped up.

5. How you got into naturism
That is too long a story for right now. In short, I slowly grew into it. I have described much of the story on various pages of our family web site, with most of the relevant details on: http://www.hazelden.org.uk/l3_paul_comfortable.htm.

6. Closet? Social? Something in between?
Social, but not very. It is not a high priority for my wife and I, but when we get an opportunity we usually take it. Before we moved to Bristol, we belonged to a naturist swim and sauna club.

7. Where you live
Bristol, a delightful city in the West of England.

8. Description of yourself
Full of contradictions, a jack-of-all-trades, interested in absolutely everything, a Christian, father of 3 boys, play Go when I can, read, argue...
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Postby ailsaman on Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:42 pm

Hello everybody,

Firstly, glad this site is back although sad everything previous has been lost forever.

Secondly, glad I kept a copy of my original intro so here it is again, I├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬óve amended it a bit for people who remember it from the first time.

I'm Kelvyn and I'm 30. I have been a naturist for 7 or 8 years now, although I suppose I always was a closet naturist. My parents are not naturists but were casual with nudity; from 3 or 4 y.o it seemed normal to see my parents naked at bedtime and bath times and mum usually went topless in the garden or on the beach. It wasn├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ót until I went to school that I found hardly anyone saw his or her parents naked, and if they did it was only same-sex.

Like most youngsters (?) it also seemed quite normal to play in the garden or splash in the pool and not wear trunks, quite often I would join or be joined by the young girls from next door or other friends and we would rarely bother putting on swimming costumes - unless we were on the beach. We├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ód rough and tumble totally unconcerned about our nudity or us having ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├ï┼ôdifferent bits├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ó. Only when we reached 8 or 9 y.o was it considered more appropriate to wear swimming costumes, although the girls found them uncomfortable and there were occasions when we would skinny-dip and perhaps there was more than a passing curiosity in the differences in our bodies.

When I reached 10 y.o I decided I wanted to be ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├ï┼ôgrown-up├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ó and be like daddy I told my mum that I wanted to stop wearing PJs. ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├ï┼ôOK├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ó she said and that was that.

In my teens though I became more uncomfortable about being naked around my parents and seeing my parents naked. I think my parents sensed this and my mum would cover up her bottom half if I were around. I still liked to go naked in private and would often wander around the house if no-one was around.

I didn├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ót become a naturist until I got my own place and could enjoy the freedom of being naked whenever I wanted. I also felt confident to visit a naturist beach for the first time. I know try and visit my local beach at Leysdown as often as possible.

Do people know I├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬óm a naturist? Well only if they ask!

My girlfriend Fiona has also become a naturist. She├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ód had the opposite upbringing, which actually made her more determined to try naturism, she just hadn├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ót found anyone keen to take her. On our first visit to a beach 2 years ago she was very nervous and although happy to go topless was hesitant to remove her bikini bottoms. On the second visit she felt much more confident and I was quite surprised that she took everything off almost straight away ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô she actually told me she├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ód left her bikini off deliberately so she├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ód have no choice but to go naked, and although not up to walking about was quite comfortable. Since then she has taken to naturism and has become much more confident with her body ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô it did take her a while to admit to her parents that she had become a naturist but I think they came round eventually. We usually go about the house naked, unless we have visitors or something and also have a secluded garden so nude sunbathing is not a problem. Fiona has also managed to persuade a couple of her friends to join her on the beach so she doesn├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ót have to pester me to go with her every time her tan needs topping up!

We hope to have a naturist holiday in 2006, although we have no idea where. Fi├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ós keen on the idea of just packing some hand luggage and heading off somewhere. What does anybody else think?

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Postby aymz on Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:00 pm

1. Name
Amy

2. Gender
female (you know any boys named Amy?)

3. Age
19 (never knew Cherry was the same age as me!)

4. Etymology of name (if any)
it took me a long time to figure out how you would actually spell the nickname some of my friends use. i think that's pretty much it.

5. How you got into naturism
i grew up in a home where clothing was an option, not a necessity, and where the human body was not something to be ashamed about. and sometimes nudity was more practical than clothing, and sometimes it was just more fun.

i'm the only member of my family to call myself a naturist/nudist though. my decision to make it a lifestyle thing came after watching the Channel 4 documentary you all seem to have been in, and was no doubt boosted by the favourable impression i got from sites like this one.

6. Closet? Social? Something in between?
i'd say in between. at home, i've the luxury of not having to explain nudism and my naked time to my family, provided i stick by the rules we all grew up with. but i don't have to hide it either.

at uni i live in halls, and there i have chosen to "come out" as a nudist (to a positive outcome and greater freedom). however, i'm the only one i know (not that i've exactly sought out others), so i don't consider that social nudism - just me being lucky enough to be surrounded by people who don't mind me living the way i want.

i've been to beaches, twice with my ex-bf (who went nude too) and once with friends (who didn't) - aside from that, i haven't experienced any social nudist activities yet.

7. Where you live
England, term-time in t'north, and home-time in the south.

8. Description of yourself
it's always hard to describe yourself, isn't it?

i'm an outgoing, confident and happy person who has no qualms about speaking their mind. i'm a blonde, but i'm not dumb (although there are moments). i think i'm getting known on these boards for long, biographical posts, and i've been told the content is good. i do think maybe i take myself too seriously though - telling jokes doesn't come naturally to me, i'm afraid.

in the real world i'm currently in the first year of my BA (English Literature, i don't think i mentioned it before), and that plus the sort of social life you'd expect from a freshman keeps me pretty busy. like a few other people on here i've found life-modelling to be a useful way for someone who doesn't mind taking their clothes off to earn some extra cash, but other than that i don't have any employment.

i like Wes Anderson films, books set in and about foreign countries (Louis de Bernieres is a particular favourite), Mexican food and cheesy classic rock music (Guns n Roses, Kiss, AC/DC etc) and the most important things in my life are my friends and family.
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Postby sailorman on Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:28 pm

Name: Sailorman

Gender: Male, otherwise I suppose it would have been sailorgirl or sailorwoman

Age: 55

Etymology of name: I was in the US Coast Guard for 26 years and spent a good amount of time at sea. Sailing around the world on a sailboat is a lifelong dream.

I got into naturism as a gradual process. I went skinny dipping as a kid. There are a lot of situations where wearing no clothes at all is just more practical, comfortable and fun.

We are probably in between naturists. We are frequently nude at home, and go to the occasional nude beach or resort.

We live in Texas.

I'm a greying grandfather who enjoys sailing, gardening, woodworking and of course my grandkids.
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Postby Loz on Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:45 pm

1. Name
2. Gender
3. Age
4. Etymology of name (if any)
5. How you got into naturism
6. Closet? Social? Something in between?
7. Where you live
8. Description of yourself

1. Loz, also known as Lawrence.

2. Male. Last time I checked.

3. 19.

4. Gneric nickname... most people can't be bothered to use my full one.

5. Fluke, more or less. I may repost my first time story at some point soon.

6. Don't-Have-Time... or, as we say around here, Too-Damn-Cold :wink:

7. South coast, near Brighton, UK. Currently studying (and so spending most of my time) in Bath. Beautiful city. Except Twerton.

8. Meh, I'm me. Most people here will know me fairly well, I don't hold much back.
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Postby mhookem on Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:28 pm

name is mhookem ( otherwise known as Mike)

Male

54

mhookem comes from being an avid fan of the University of Texas Longhorns

just sort of evolved into naturism; started sleeping nude and then spending time outdoors when at home( we lived on 3 heavily wooded acres); enjoyed skinnydipping at a local spot on the lake near my wife's first home after graduating from college and it has grown from that;

Now I'm mostly an at home nudist only because it has been hard to get away to nudist places. I wish there were more "free" nudist places to go to close to me

I live near Dallas, TX

I am a somewhat outgoing person ( still working on that) and enjoy being with friends ( would like to have some nudist friends)I noticed the younger people here seem to enjoy electronic games. never really got into that but enjoy card games.

I am also a grandfather and happily married to a wonderful woman ( she is a sometimes home nudist)
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