Like everything you do for the first time, the first nude hiking costs a certain effort, to tackle with memorised conventions and prejudice, and then simply do it. However, once you have taken this step, you will tell of deeply moving impressions:
"A revelation, for which the words are missing."
"In me grew a sense, then a certainty, of what we lost, when we began to walk only clothed …"
"I became part of my environment, and the environment be¬came part of me. Feel the wind all over the whole body. The warmth of the soil, the caressing or scratching of the bushes. My breath …"
"My senses still took the chirping of the birds, the soft rustle of the leaves and my own breath – nothing else. No chafing of clothing, no narrowing feeling, only pure freedom and oneness with nature."
"For me it was, after initial difficulties, a great experience, which I would definitely like to repeat."
"The nudity became increasingly normal in the course of the hike."
"Thank you very much for this experience of freedom and ease."
Alone or with a group? Hints level 1
Those, who hike alone in the buff, do not have to take others into account. This might be an advantage, but you are also alone, when you meet other hikers. Since still not all fellow citizens are informed about the hobby of nude hiking, unpleasant comments and reactions might happen occasionally. Particularly single men are occasionally considered to be exhibitionists, and that even happens now and then with police officers – although they should know it better.
In a nude hiking group, you are in better hands – especially as an insecure beginner. On the one hand, with 10, 20, or more participants, no one would have the idea, that the hike could be based on sexual motivation (exhibitionism), on the other hand, the group naturally offers protection and security solely through its number: Together, they are strong. In addition, one can rely on the experience of at least the initiator of the hike, who normally can also explain his intentions.
Difficult passage. Source: Usenet