I am Aussie woman who loves the outdoors - beaches and the Australian bush. I often found a secluded spot and was naked but never considered naturism as a lifestyle.
Close to 2 years ago I started playing words with friends on line with an English guy. He was friendly and we chatted and some months later he shared that he was a naturist and some of the type of events he enjoyed and was helping to organise. I probably initially just thought it was nice but never explored it any more. I recall telling him I didn't think there was much here in Aus.
Of course I was wrong and about 12 months ago I started going to a nude beach and amazed myself at how liberating it felt and how comfortable I was and then about 8 months ago I went to first naturist retreat with a friend camping. I had such a good time, I felt so comfortable and started to make new friends. I have been back to other naturist retreats and events and am now hooked on the lifestyle and made some wonderful friends and it amazes me still how much how much our clothes influence our conversation and without them we can communicate with everyone at the same level. People are amazed that I have only so recently been a naturist as I am so totally comfortable in the environment.
I am so pleased I chatted with my English naturist friend and if we ever meet then we will definitely share a bottle of the best Aussie red stuff naturally of course.