These days, I have to wonder about the relationship between nudism and sensory issues. I work with many individuals who have sensory issues and I’ve noted lately that I seem to have a few of my own. I definitely am ultra-sensitive to smell. Cigarette smells have always bothered me but this weekend I noted that the smell of dirty dog (my sister’s dogs) made me completely unable to sleep. I also don’t tolerate loud noise well. Of course, like many of you, I feel so much better without clothing. It’s almost comical that when I’m having a bad day at work, a colleague consistently recommends that I get some nude time, which does always seem to get me “back to normal”- or as close to normal as I come.
Since nudists obviously prefer to be without clothes, I have to wonder: are there others out there who prefer being without clothes simply because of the sensory stuff? Do clothes literally make you feel stifled and uncomfortable? And, if so, did this happen as a result of you being a nudist or did it cause you to be a nudist in the first place? Inquiring minds want to know. I want to know.