It’s 2C outside and John nips into his garden in the Lincolnshire countryside to cool off after doing some chores indoors.
With a log burner keeping the temperature toasty in his home, you might think there is nothing unusual about this – until you learn he is naked.
“Our home is really warm, so we don’t feel the cold,” said John, feeling refreshed and planning another trip outside to take out the bins.
“It makes you tingle all over your body and is really invigorating.”.
John Price and his wife, Donna, are two of the county’s growing number of naturists, who prefer to bare all while most of us are layering up against the elements.
However, with a rise in people suffering with mental health and body confidence issues, they believe more of us should try it.
“Being naked is liberating, you feel free – and that is something people are struggling with at the moment,” explained Donna, 55.
The couple were first introduced to naturism 10 years ago when they visited a naked beach in New Zealand
They moved to their home in the Wolds countryside near Spilsby from Kent six years ago after visiting the county on holiday.
“We never realised how beautiful Lincolnshire was until we visited a friend, who is also a naturist,” said Donna, who admits to being a fair weather naked walker.
On the occasions they have ventured out in clothes to go shopping, they say they have already noticed people’s moods changing.
“When we first came here people seemed much friendlier – although we have noticed lockdown is making them grumpier,” said John, 70, a retired signalling tester.
Source: Skegness Standard
Original publication 20 January, 2021
Posted on NatCorn 6th February 2021
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