Today’s #AskNudeSophie question comes from @hamishnude. He asked:
@hamishnude: Have you ever seen any severely disabled nudists? #AskNudeSophie
I have been to nude beaches and clubs all around the world, so yes, I have seen my share of disabled nudists. Some of them had minor physical impairments and others were severely disabled or disfigured. Many were missing an arm or leg. I have met a few confined to a wheel chair. But, there was one disabled nudist I was quite fond of, and one of the most interesting people I have ever met.
He was a young Austrailian man in his early 20’s. I don’t quite remember his given name because his friends called him “Trunk”. There were two reasons for this pet name. First he was blessed with some of the largest male genitalia I have ever seen. The second was his penis was the only appendage he possessed. “Trunk” was born with severely undeveloped arms and legs. His legs were amputated and his arms were no more than a couple small bumps coming out of his shoulders. He and his friends were on holiday and they had placed him in a cart and pushed him down to the beach. Someone might think taking him to a nude beach was some sort of cruel joke, but nothing could be further from the truth. Trunk loved it. He allowed me to sit on the beach and talk to him. I learned that his parents had instilled in him a sense of positivity. That his disability was far from disabling. Yes, there was not much he could do on his own, but because he was so energetic and kind, he always had friends willing to help him. Of course, he recieved plenty of ill glances, but he chose not to let that bother him. He found no shame in his body and loved who he was.
Whenever I hear someone say they aren’t attractive enough for to be nude in public, I tell them about my friend Trunk. If he can live a naturist lifestyle, there is no reason why anyone shouldn’t be able to.
Hope you enjoyed my story. I am always looking for more topics of discussion. If you have a topic you would like me to write about ask me on my Twitter account @TheNudeWriter and use the tag #AskNudeSophie