Love your body and get naked everywhere”
In this installment of Nudist Planet’s Bare Voices Michalis from Greece tells his story.
Bare Voices Michalis Greece
I live in Greece. People here are very conservative about nudism and public nudity, although the ancient Greeks loved the naked body. This conservatism made me exactly the opposite. I am a nudist and I try to be naked almost always and everywhere. I like being nude at home, the beach, nudist resorts, and sometimes public transportation. Normally, I refer to myself as urban nudist.
Many times, I choose to be naked even in public streets. The only thing I wouldn’t consider doing nude is maybe cooking. It is not very safe for the body. If it were allowed, I would go to a restaurant naked or a bar. In the real world, I go to the beach and sometimes at gay bars. Of course, if it’s cold, I turn up the heat. I try to avoid wearing clothes. But I cover up when necessary like when answering the door. I don’t want to make others feel awkward.
The first time I was socially naked was at the age of 14. I was in a textile beach near my city, and I decided to go for a walk. After some hundred meters, I noticed many people were without swimsuits and I decided to try it. The feeling was so great and liberating. So I decided to stop wearing a swimsuit forever. The first people who saw me nude were some friends of mine at the beach. There was no reaction, as some of them were also naked. I started nudism alone without being advised or motivated by anyone else. What I advise, is that everyone should try it at least once in their life.
Most of the people in my life know that I am nudist. They have heard about it, because my naked walks are very famous in Greece, and my videos have been presented even on the news on Greek TV. It is important to promote it, because it is the most important feature of my personality. Unfortunately my family members are not nudists. I am the only nudist. If I had children I would encourage them to love their body, to be self-confident and of course to be nudists. But, I mostly prefer to live alone, so that I can always be naked. Also, I am not a member of any naturist clubs or associations for the time being.
Why I’m a nudist
The best part of being a nudist is the freedom, body-acceptance and self-confidence. And getting closer to nature. Besides, most naturists are peaceful and more charming people, so it’s easier to communicate with them. I’d like non-sexual naturism to be legalized everywhere. I’d like to be able to be naked in my city everywhere and anytime I’d like public nudity to be legalize. And I don’t like the fact that many nudist areas turned into cruising areas. I don’t like nudism combined with sex.
The funniest story is the tolerance that the police of Berlin show whenever they meet me naked. They told me that they had to come, since someone had called them. And then they let me go.
Tell your story
Each of us has a story to tell. An outlook on the world and on naturism that can be beneficial to others. Share yours here by contacting Kenn. I’ll send you a list of questions to get you started.