Its tough to know precisely when or where my first bare experience was like except being very youthful playing in the water
I used to be an associate of a club where my favourite place and task was to swim laps in the pool. It felt free being there without a swimsuit. Back then work consumed much of my time, yet, those trips were well worth the drive since it was a area which enabled me to become more socially & spiritually connected with the few very special people there. It was pleasant to attend an event; although it was the nature and quiet times I loved the best. Being there looked like a 'small piece of paradise'.
Often there were times, while driving freely down the frontage road on hot summer days, the highway to the right was crowded with cars inching their way to the beach. I had chuckle inside thinking . . . if only the folks knew of this better area just around the bend! My doctrine of naturism is that all of us are born bare since this is natures way of saying it is completely natural to be nude. It is also the most comfortable manner to be too. Having the ability to swim without clothing and to sense the cool water, the winds, and open air, even the raindrops -- this has been one of the most freeing experiences Ive ever known. It's especially fine in the common business of special friends.
After reaching my 30s I got a better awareness of myself and started accepting my imperfections. When beach freedom came around, I stop caring so much about what other people may be saying or believing. beach party consider there's a good deal to be gained from this, i.e. dropping the masks of insecurity and showing there is nothing to hide. beach party has also made me a happier individual.
If it were not for a longtime mutual friend, I'd never understood the Clothesfree site existed either. Since then I've learned a good deal by reading the varied issues discussed here. A large proportion of folks here are open minded, non judgmental, informative, caring and supportive of naturism. Being here makes me feel part of an extended  nudist family