Last week I was followed on Instagram by the Young Nudists of Australia. They liked a couple of my photos. I liked a couple of theirs, then next thing I know they’d sent me a direct message asking “Are you a part of Young Nudists of Australia yet?”

Now don’t get me wrong. I’m very flattered but as I pointed out to them, I don’t really consider 42 that young, especially in regard to an organisation that is promoting nudism amongst a demographic that is almost certainly put off nudism because it seems full of old/older people. I’m very much on board with encouraging people in their 20’s, 30’s or even teens to be comfortable nude which is exactly why I wouldn’t try and be involved in the organisation.

I have friends that I hang out nude with that are a decade or more younger than me and I have no problem with that. More importantly, neither do they but it’s human nature to socialise with people similar to you and as a nervous, new nudist I think a 20-something would prefer to be in the company of fellow 20-somethings rather than 40+.

I’ll take it as a compliment though that the YNOA thought I might be eligible. It proves that I’m either in decent shape or I’m choosing my Instagram nudes well.

Update: I didn’t make the decision that they wouldn’t want to hang out with me. It’s official policy that their members are 40 and under.