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Saturday, November 01, 2008

A Buff Household -- Perhaps


What exactly is one supposed to say when one's husband casually mentions that maybe we should make our home clothing optional. I'm not saying which daddy said it to which daddy. But I'm just sayin'. I mean, one of us loves nudity. The outdoors. Indoors. Wherever and whenever. Nude beaches? You bet. And my recent trip to Albany, New York, simply wracheted up the anty even more...just another click or two (scroll through and see the apron shot).

I'm not sure how the rules would play out, exactly. I mean, would everyone who comes over have to shed their garments at the door -- we'd need hangers and a place to place clothing for our guests. Or would it be a "take it off it you want to" sort of situation? And I can't simply believe that everyone who shows up here would want us in the buff. Nor would I want everyone who shows up here in the buff. Yikes! Our parents on our nice leather couch with bits and bobs touching it? Hum. I'm going to have to think that through. And what if it's just a casual knock at the door in the afternoon...just a friend who drops by, for example? You'd have to eyeball them through the peephole and then decide whether to open the door or not and whether to put your clothes back on or not. And if they weren't quite expecting it? Oh my. I suppose a proper engraved plaque could be hung with care next to the front door. And we'd have to keep the heat appropriately turned up in the winter -- shrunken goods are not pretty when you already don't have much to start with. But I do suppose it'd be a nice way to help our earth go green with less clothing to wash and such.


We've got several friends who are nudists and I'm behind them all of the way. (That doesn't sound very good, I know.) And please believe me when I tell you that I'm all for nudity. I'm just busy sorting out the details in my head as to how this would all play out. Your thoughts? Oh, and one more thing, we'll start taking applications for personal visits soon. Who wants to be our first guests? You can leave your clothing at home, or in the car at least.

17 comments:

larry said...

i think i know which one suggested this,YOU!bits and bobs? i had a friend who used to refer to "the hangy down parts" that might stick to the leather sofa. i would lay down some towels at the very least....

larry said...

on a vaguely similar topic, a man in the chicago suburbs advertises haircuts by a nude barber for 35 dollars.the mind boggles....

Breenlantern said...

methinks you're verthinking it...be nude when you want to and it feels comfortable and right...find out which friends enjoy nudism and would like to hang out or socialize nude in your place...it doesn't have to be all or nothing...we didn't hang out sand clothes much here (although I now feel it was a missed upportunity to with another like minded friend)but I do feel free to move about the home sand clothes or partially clad depending on the friends we have here. We have also contemplated a clothing optional event in the new pace and go to parties that are pre-described as clothing optional. SO I guess I'm saying: make your own rules and decide how you want to proceed...and you KNOW we'd enjoy being on your list of "friends to get naked with"

Jason said...

Interesting dilemma! If my life supported it, I would so be a nudist. But I'm the only one that I know that would get into it. And how does one do that when one's spouse is so not into it?

Good luck working all of these questions out!

Good post, good topic.

Doug said...

I'll be right over.

Lemuel said...

When I got to the comment about your parents sitting on your new couch - being a geezer myself and all - I was ROFL! My mind went all Dionne Warwick and immediately burst into song "That's what Depends are for!"

RAD said...

Summer-No worries lets get nakkid! But for winter..not so much....well unless the heats jacked up..then maybe....If not I have to wear at least some sock and undies...

Ur-spo said...

we tend to go 'sky clad' here. Perhaps mostly as it is so bleeding hot all the time. It becomes routine,
on the negative side it looses the erotic element and being nude doesn't translate into sex (or at least not here).

bridgeout said...

WHEW!!! You would definitely need A LOT of hangers by the door! But I really like Breenlantern's comment!! Perfect!

CJ said...

Well, I used to be somewhat of a nudist here at home because it's always so warm and humid here. Even this evening,Nov 1st, it's muggy. But when I got the dogs there was something about a claw on the scotum and a wet nose in my ass I didn't like. But I'm always shirtless. It's one of those pleasures I've always enjoyed since leaving home. My mother thought tank tops were too vulgar to wear to the dining table so now you know the rest of the story.

larry said...

cj, too much information!

Gregorio said...

He he,

I also have a friend that enjoys nudity. He says that it is your natural state and freedom, etc..He also has been to nudist colonies. I have not, but am not opposed to the idea. It is interesting to me, and I would tend to agree that wearing clothes is not completely natural, but we're accustomed to it. In a few weeks, I will be going to Barcelona, so I may have to go to a nude beach, we'll see...

Gregooooo- The American living in Spain

Keith said...

I was a nudist around the house when I lived in West Hollywood--way too hot there during the summer, for someone who at that time had been used to living in San Francisco!

Wayne said...

I think clothes are a good thing. You may not need a lot of them, but a lot of people definately need some of them!

David said...

Well, if the heat is ratcheted up in the winter to make nudity possible, that cancels out any "green" benefits from less clothes to wash.

I agree with breenlantern, know your friends and their preferences and use that as your guide.

afod said...

Don't forget to have a stack of towels washed with Downy fabric rinse right inside the door for those who forget to bring them so that they aren't sitting "cheek to cushion."

Thom said...

Invite me over, please!