More People Are Going Nude During Lockdown

Some people prefer sheltering in the nude

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Pam Fraser is one of many people embracing the nude lifestyle in lockdown.
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By Kayla Kibbe / May 16, 2020 6:00 am

Any of your co-workers could be working from home naked as you read this.

Nudism is on the rise as lockdown keeps us confined to our homes, with more people deciding to shelter in the nude. And while some people may simply be enjoying the freedom to stay naked all day in the privacy of their homes, many new nudists are making it official, with a British nudist organization reporting a 100 percent increase in new members amid the pandemic.

British Naturism has logged at least 210 new members in the past two months, Inews reported, suggesting the pandemic lockdown has given some people the freedom to discover their passion for going about daily life in the nude.

“I’m sure a healthy proportion of those people are suddenly able to experience nudity at home because they don’t have to get dressed,” British Naturism’s Andrew Welch told Inews. But that doesn’t mean they’re not bonding with their newfound nudist community. Nudists in isolation are reportedly participating in virtual gatherings and events, including naked yoga and nude morning coffee meetings.

Other proponents of going nude in isolation point to practical benefits, such as avoiding unnecessary trips to the laundromat.

“Can I stay in lockdown forever?” British Naturism ambassador Pam Fraser wrote in an Instagram post. “I’m loving not having to get dressed every morning. Plus I have like zero washing to do.”

Welch even went as far as to call nude sunbathing “the new national pastime” in the UK. However, as some sunbathing nudists in the Czech Republic discovered, nudists in the time of coronavirus still need to keep their faces covered, even if nothing else is.

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