A WOMAN has opened up about how “whipping of her clothes off” helped her regain confidence after “everything went wrong at the same time”.
Jane Baker, a first aid trainer, hit rock bottom after losing her job and relationship.
But when the 52-year-old spotted an advert in a local paper for an event at a naturist B&B, it all changed for her.
Now the mum-of-four admits that stripping off at the nudist hog roast party changed her life.
Speaking about the experience, Jane, from Carmarthen, South West Wales, said: “I stuck out like a sore thumb when I arrived. [It was] surrounded by three dozen or so strangers, all completely nude.
“But after I whipped off my clothes I felt the most comfortable I had in years.”
Jane, whose confidence was at an all-time low, will never forget her first foray into nudity.
She added: “Everything seemed to be going wrong at the same time and I knew I wanted to get away from it all, but I couldn’t afford a holiday abroad so decided to look for somewhere closer to home, which was when I found Acorns [Naturist Retreat in Tiverton, Devon].
“Driving down there I had to pull over twice and collect my thoughts – I was nervous beyond belief. When I finally got there it turned out to be one the most surreal moments of my life.
“On one side of me was a woman absolutely starkers doing her knitting by the pool, on the other side of me was a gentlemen in the buff doing the Telegraph crossword.”
“But the thing that struck was that, after 10 minutes, I completely forget that everybody was naked and started seeing people for who they are.
“That’s the beauty of naturism. When you take your clothes off you’re quite literally taking away the barriers and that’s the best way to meet new people.”
Source: Daily Star
Original publication 18th July 2019
Posted on NatCorn 20th July 2019