By Alyce Collins
THIS MAN loves being in the nude so much that he says his SKIN CRAWLS whenever he has to wear clothes and all he can think about is finding a safe place to STRIP DOWN – and he thinks nudism should be accepted as a PUBLIC lifestyle choice.
Actor and producer Kyle Durack (27) from British Columbia, Canada is so addicted to being naked, when wearing clothes for “too long” he describes suffering from crawly skin and repetitive thoughts about the need to strip off to the level where he is compelled to undress.
Kyle is so relaxed naked he will sit in gatherings with total strangers who are not nudists, wearing no clothes as if everything is normal. He insists after the initial shock people quickly adjust to the situation to the extent they become totally normalised to his lack of clothing.
Kyle says he has always had an affiliation with being nude ever since he was a young child when all he wanted was to remove all clothing and feel free.
As a child, Kyle would wait for his parents to go to bed and once they had he was able to go around the house completely nude, feeling much more comfortable.
Throughout his life, Kyle became more fascinated with the nudist community and began to do more things in the nude. Kyle now hates the feeling of any clothing and when he has to wear clothes for his job he yearns to leave just so he can strip off somewhere.
Kyle hopes that society will become more accepting of the nudist community and that seeing someone naked will no longer be a shock, as he laments the fact that he could wear anything, including women’s clothes or a scary costume and no one would be offended. However, society would condemn him if he was to walk in public in his natural state of nudity.
“I always loved being nude, but for me it’s not really a choice,” said Kyle.
“If I go too long without enough nude time then my skin starts to crawl, and my mind becomes a broken record, nagging me to take my clothes off. It becomes my only focus to find a safe place to strip down.
“When I was a teenager I thought something was wrong with me, and I remember Googling people who are addicted to being naked to try and find some answers.
“But at that time, I was too conditioned by body shame to be able to accept that I was a nudist, although I definitely was.
“When I’m nude, I am more relaxed, and my body can breathe. I can feel the air on my skin and feel the texture of different surfaces instead of the same fabric rubbing against me all day.
“I appreciate that when I’m at a social nude gathering, everyone is so much more open. Nobody has anything to hide and everyone is completely equal. In my experience, it makes for creating great friendships.
“There’s a certain morality to the nudist community, everyone accepts each other as they are. It doesn’t matter what your size is, body shaming is highly frowned upon regardless. I think the world could use a little more of that perspective.
“At home, I am always nude. I’d love to be naked throughout my day outside of my home, but unfortunately society doesn’t accept nudism as an appropriate public lifestyle choice.
“I find it fascinating that if I wanted to go outside in women’s clothing then that’s fine. If I want to wear all black and scary make up with piercings everywhere then that as well is fine.
“But if my choice of dress is to not wear anything at all and be comfortable, I could get arrested. Something is very wrong with that in a supposed ‘free country’.”
Although his parents don’t have a problem with it, Kyle admits that some of his friends have struggled to accept his nudist lifestyle.
Kyle also spoke about the surprising reaction he has received from strangers, which was more of intrigue than shock.
“All of my close friends have seen me totally naked at one point or another and they couldn’t care less. In a way, I feel like there is a deeper level of trust among us because of it,” said Kyle.
“Interestingly, I find strangers are more intrigued than anything else and they are full of questions.
“Last year I was staying with some female friends who had both seen me naked before, and they decided to invite some friends round – total strangers who had never met me before.
“They came around and once they got passed the initial shock they were totally fine with it. We didn’t pretend I wasn’t naked and it was fully acknowledged.
“There’s no difference with talking to a nudist than talking to a person wearing clothes. They are still people, you can just see all their skin. At the end of the day, skin is just skin.
“Tarzan is the epitome of our natural wild and human instincts without any shame. In many ways, he’s more human that what we’ve become.
“I want the world to start to see the body for what it I and everyone to be truly comfortable with themselves.”
Kyle regularly posts nude images on his Instagram to encourage more people to become more accepting of the nudist community. You can check this out at @tarzan.rex.