I went to a nude beach for the first time two weeks ago in CA. (Black’s Beach) I was alone, and as a guy, was a bit concerned about seeming like a perv and not wanting to be gawked at by gay guys. So I chose a spot on the beach seemed relatively safe. Not completely isolated, but not near anyone. Well, after I worked up the nerve to shed my clothes, it felt great. Especially when I went in the water.
So as my nervousness was subsiding, I just had fun swimming and enjoying the water. After a few minutes I realized there were two nude young women nearby, who came down to the water after me. (Mostly I realized this because suddenly there were 5 or 6 guys flocking the area too. What the heck?!) I was a little annoyed, feeling like I was going to be lumped in with these other losers following the girls, though I was actually there first. Well, just as I was starting to leave the water, I realized the girls had a waterproof camera. So I decided to say something rather than just walk away awkward. I acted like I was a little shocked and annoyed that they had a camera there. Then walked over to them reached my hand out and suggested that I could take a picture of the two of them. (Keep in mind this is my FIRST time at a nude beach. I’m very conservative and have never even been naked with my girlfriend. Can you say NERVOUS?! But I just tried to hide it.)
Well, the long story short, they laughed and let me take their picture; and we stayed there and had fun in the water together for probably another 15 minutes. Later I worked up even more nerve, an went over to them on the beach with my camera and asked them if we could all take a picture together… which we did.
What a completely amazing experience! I have gone from being afraid to take a shower in the men’s locker room at the gym, to being comfortable in my own skin around almost anyone, including those two young, attractive women. What a confidence booster!
I went to Gunnison Beach last weekend and had a fantastic time meeting other people. Guys, girls, and couples. I still don’t think I’m ready to go au naturale with people I know, but this is definitely a liberating experience that I plan to continue enjoying.