Tuesday, December 27, 2016

My favorite thing about Miami

(Note:  Photo is not a selfie!)

I spent Christmas in Miami with my brother and his wife and family.  A sister and her daughter also joined us on Christmas Day.  I am still in Miami and will head back on Friday.  It was great to be together at this condo that my brother had access to for this week.  I come from a large family and it is hard to get us all together in one place, so we get together usually in smaller groups.  Lots of phone calls and Facetime on Christmas Day with family.

As you know, I love Miami especially because Haulover Beach is here.  That is the nude beach and it is awesome.  

I was going over to Haulover on Monday (December 26) to unwind.  My sister had left and so it was me and my brother's family.  Most of them wanted to go to the mall to find After Christmas sales, but my nephew who was home from his sophomore year of college wanted to hang with me.  I told him I was going to Haulover and that it is a nude beach.  He was a little surprised, but not that surprised because he knows me!  LOL!  He asked me if he went with me if he would have to get naked.  I told him no, but that he would actually stand out more being in swim trunks than naked.  His father (my brother) walked by and heard the conversation.  He laughed and told him that he should go.  

My nephew has a girlfriend and I told him that it is not a gay thing (well, you know what I mean!) and that we could go to the area where men and women were more plentiful and not all guys.  So here we go.

It was a nice day, a little breezy but very nice.  We get there and I am in a T-shirt, shorts and flip flops (my normal attire) and he was in a tank top, some board shorts for swimming and some kind of sneaker-looking shoes.  I get right down to it.  He is a little reserved, but the shirt and shoes were off and he was in his board shorts.  He agreed that he saw what I meant about a dressed guy stands out more.  I assured him that no one would think about him being there and not nude because he is with someone who is.  It would be different if we were both there in trunks.

So...I go swimming and come back and he then goes in the water.   When he gets back, I notice that he is taking the wet board shorts off.  A new convert!!  He admitted he felt he was looked at more by being dressed.  

We had a great afternoon talking and sharing this new experience for him.  And he was very vocal talking about it to my brother and sister-in-law when we got back to the condo and that is why I feel like it is OK to share here.  He is an adult anyway, but I would not tell his business unless he was telling it.  I doubt he will be a regular to nude beaches like me, but I think he was glad he was able to overcome the hesitation of trying it.

Life is an adventure, right?  LOL!
 

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    1. He is 20 years old and doing great in college. (Not like his Uncle Gabriel!)

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  2. Gabriel...thanks for sharing...sounds like a great time at haulover! ..and a lucky kid to have such a great uncle!
    Hot dude on the beach...so not a "selfie," huh? ....but does that infer it was taken by others? ...should I stop by to verify it is not you (I think I can make that into a worthwhile trip, incidentally!)? LOL!

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    1. I always like being one of the cooler uncles if I can be. I have to give props to his parents for being so laid back about it. When my brother overheard the discussion, I was afraid that he would get mad (associating nude beaches with public sex, etc.). So they are cool too. And he is 20, so he is an adult and can make his own choices. I would not have invited him if he was under 18 because that should be a parent's call.

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    2. Also, I am happy for you to come over to verify that the photo is not of me. I am way hotter! LOL!!!!

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    3. Have no doubt that you are way hotter...your word is all I need.....butt - and we are talking hot butt here - the hands on verification cannot fail to be sensually exhilarating....I'm on my way! LOL!

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    4. Well you know I am joking...well, not really...LOL! I think I do have a nice butt, but my friend who is pictured is doing pretty good in the booty department too. Come on over for a comparison and be the judge!

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  3. Bravo!
    Gabriel you are the cool uncle! We never stop learning Life's lessons and your nephew learned one from you...public nudity is not public sex! Your body is nothing to be ashamed of!

    Kudos as well to your brother and sister-in-law! They have raised a young man with an open mind. They let him make his own decision and they listened when he wanted to talk about the experience.

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    1. I wanted to go back for a couple of hours today so he joined me again. I am changing my plans slightly and going back home tomorrow because it seems like I am missing out on a lot of business. I am booked for Friday and Saturday at my max, which is a good thing.

      Anyway, he joined me again today. I think I see a future nudist in the making! LOL! Actually I think for him it is more the novelty of going as opposed to a lifestyle, but you start somewhere.

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  4. I read your story about your time with your nephew. Is wasn't weird to get naked in front of him? It sounds like he was not that shy either. I would not be able to do that with a family member.

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    1. I am a nudist, so I am comfortable being naked in front of others. I don't parade around family or anything like that, but I enjoy time with other nudists in social situations, nude beaches, etc. My nephew didn't seem embarrassed when I stripped down in front of him. It was on his terms whether he joined in or not and no pressure. That is the great thing about social nudism. Things are chill.

      I do get that it is easier to be nude in front of strangers before family. I probably had to ease into it that way if I look back. If you do have some interest, I would go to a nude beach or nudist resort where there probably would not be anyone you would know and ease into it. If you do, please let me know.

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    2. I actually like the freedom that you feel, but I am more reserved. I carry some extra weight and don't feel that comfortable being naked with others like in a locker room.

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    3. Tim;
      (Please pardon me for putting my oar in...)
      This may seem odd coming from a man that is a nudist, but I also had issues with my body size (I am 6'1" and my weight varies from 245 to 255). Bryn and I have always spent a lot of time nude. We have a group of "nude" friends that we have known for years. When I was waiting for a hip replacement a few years ago my weight ballooned to 355 lbs and I became very self-conscious about my size. I wouldn't get naked when our nude friends were around nor would I strip off at home when it was just Bryn and I. To make a long story short, the man I love and our friends got me through my problem. They didn't give a damn what I looked like, they were concerned that I wasn't happy. It took courage to drop my shorts when I first began to go nude again but I was surrounded by people who cared.
      Please take Gabriel's advice...plan a trip to a nude beach and lose yourself among the crowd. OR check on the net and search nudist clubs near where you live. They often have introductory events for people that are new to nudism. Remember that nude beaches and nude clubs are social places that allow you to be free. Nudists come in all shapes and sizes but nearly all of them are happy, friendly people.

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    4. Excellent advice, Bruce. I do think that nudists are very social and welcoming people, no matter your body size or shape.

      Tim, I assure you that any legitimate nudist club or beach will be filled with people who are not model-perfect. The reason I say legitimate is that if you go to some sex club-type setting, you will see more hot men who may be escorts, etc. A real nudist organization or beach is filled with real people. I have been going to nude beaches and resorts for something like 15 years and love it. I am happy to answer any questions you might have. And Bruce is a cheerleader for nudism too. Go team! LOL!

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  5. I did the first step of making love with an old time friend. We both enjoy it and are comfortable with each other nudity obviously.
    As for you, you are a good uncle, your openness with your 20 year old nephew is exemplary.
    The photo of that strapping culetto is very eye fulfilling, but why state is not a selfie ? After about 3-4 years of following your beautiful blogs I and pretty much all of us KNOW you will never publish a selfie. It is ok dear friend, and please accept my apologies for asking you before.

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    1. I try to be open to my nephews and nieces and will answer most any question that they might have about me being gay, etc., as long as they are old enough and it is an age-appropriate conversation. Otherwise, I would check with their parents to see what they are comfortable with me sharing.

      And as for the selfie, I have to let you in on a little secret. On one of the blogs, I did include a shot of my butt just to see if any comments were made. (Sneaky, I know!) I thought it would be fun. I post some ahead, so I cannot remember exactly a time frame but it has been since I returned from my hiatus. So to say that I will NEVER post one is inaccurate! LOL!

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  6. Did anyone comment on the shot of your butt ? Just out of curiosity.

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    1. One reference that was a compliment. :-)

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