Naturist Caryn Kettle, 63, always keeps her Melbourne house very warm, especially on chilly winter mornings, so that she can do her housework in the nude. “I hate clothes!” she says.
A naturist, or a nudist, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is “a person who goes naked in designated areas”– like private homes and gardens, designated beaches, and specific public spaces.
Kettle, vice-president of the Australian Naturist Federation, has been a naturist since she was 16. “It’s lovely feeling the wind on your skin. It’s liberating in that I don’t have to think about what I am going to have to wear today – that takes a huge weight off my mind,” she says.
Anything can be done sans clothing, she says. “You can vacuum, you can dust, you can polish, you can do the washing, you can chop wood.”
For hygiene reasons she draws the line at cooking nude. “Men shouldn’t barbecue naked!”
Original publication 29 October, 2019
Posted on NatCorn 15th November 2019
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