Housework in the nude

Housework in the nude

Joined: January 2nd, 2005, 1:45 pm

June 9th, 2005, 1:54 pm #1

There is an interesting article in today's Daily Mail, UK headed, 'We're all naked domestic goddesses.
Apparently it's a newly-discovered social phenomenon that 'countless Breitish women love doing housework in the nude'.

It was discovered when a Gloucester housewife complained about a new buildinbg going up near her home as it would 'ruin her enjoyment of vacuuming in the nude. At first this claimn was treated with some derision, until many other women confessed that they, too, like to do the housework in the nude. 'All spoke of a feeling of liberation and release.

The D.Mail interviewd nine of these women. Some anecodes:

'I spoend so much of my time running around at work that it's great to come home and get down to some mindless cleaning. I find it therapeutic and relaxing'.

'There's a practical reason.... - it saves washing your clothes when you get sweaty'.

'The moment I get home from work, I strip off to do the housework. At the office no one would suspect it because I wear a very conservative, buttoned-up suit. But once I get home I become a different oerson. When I was growing up , Mum used to strip off to do the h/w, so it's s'thing I've inherited. My poor children do get v.embarrassed. They'll come in from school and I'll be there doing the laundry topless or washing dishes in just my rubber gloves - they beg me to put on some clothes. Unfortunately for them, I do everything naked or semi-naked, from the cleaning to the gardening.
The only downside is the involuntary flashing. Last wee, S. was bringing a friend home and I didn't realise her Dad was dropping them off. I was tidying up, completely naked when I heard them all tapping on the window.. The last thing that poor Dad saw was my naked bottom disappearing up the stairs at the speed of light'.


'I have been caught out once. One Saturday, I was vacuuming the living room stark naked and forgot I had left the curtains open. I looked up to see a gang of boys hooting and whistling at me. I just smiled at them and closed the curtains.
I was not that bothered. I think we're far too hung up about nakedness. I do all the ironing, vacuuming and all the cleaning in the nude - the only thing I'm careful of is when I'm using bleach....'


'I did have amn embaarassing incident - I was hanging out clothes on my balcony and, as I put up the airer, I looked dow and, to my horror, saw a garden full of people having a BBQ staring back!


'It's entirely practical - housework is sweaty business if you put your back into it, so it makes sense to do it nude.
Plus there's s'thing fun about it: it's almost like going back to your childhood when you ran around with no clothes on'.


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Nat
Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

June 9th, 2005, 2:20 pm #2

I think there are a lot of 'closet nudists'- frustrated people with the urge to be clothesfree in a clothed world. I was like that myself in my younger years, and still am to some extend. And the hardest thing about nudism is explaining it to a non-nudist person. It's just about impossible. I wind up just telling them if they have to ask they wouldn't understand.
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michaela
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June 9th, 2005, 2:21 pm #3

There is an interesting article in today's Daily Mail, UK headed, 'We're all naked domestic goddesses.
Apparently it's a newly-discovered social phenomenon that 'countless Breitish women love doing housework in the nude'.

It was discovered when a Gloucester housewife complained about a new buildinbg going up near her home as it would 'ruin her enjoyment of vacuuming in the nude. At first this claimn was treated with some derision, until many other women confessed that they, too, like to do the housework in the nude. 'All spoke of a feeling of liberation and release.

The D.Mail interviewd nine of these women. Some anecodes:

'I spoend so much of my time running around at work that it's great to come home and get down to some mindless cleaning. I find it therapeutic and relaxing'.

'There's a practical reason.... - it saves washing your clothes when you get sweaty'.

'The moment I get home from work, I strip off to do the housework. At the office no one would suspect it because I wear a very conservative, buttoned-up suit. But once I get home I become a different oerson. When I was growing up , Mum used to strip off to do the h/w, so it's s'thing I've inherited. My poor children do get v.embarrassed. They'll come in from school and I'll be there doing the laundry topless or washing dishes in just my rubber gloves - they beg me to put on some clothes. Unfortunately for them, I do everything naked or semi-naked, from the cleaning to the gardening.
The only downside is the involuntary flashing. Last wee, S. was bringing a friend home and I didn't realise her Dad was dropping them off. I was tidying up, completely naked when I heard them all tapping on the window.. The last thing that poor Dad saw was my naked bottom disappearing up the stairs at the speed of light'.


'I have been caught out once. One Saturday, I was vacuuming the living room stark naked and forgot I had left the curtains open. I looked up to see a gang of boys hooting and whistling at me. I just smiled at them and closed the curtains.
I was not that bothered. I think we're far too hung up about nakedness. I do all the ironing, vacuuming and all the cleaning in the nude - the only thing I'm careful of is when I'm using bleach....'


'I did have amn embaarassing incident - I was hanging out clothes on my balcony and, as I put up the airer, I looked dow and, to my horror, saw a garden full of people having a BBQ staring back!


'It's entirely practical - housework is sweaty business if you put your back into it, so it makes sense to do it nude.
Plus there's s'thing fun about it: it's almost like going back to your childhood when you ran around with no clothes on'.

Thanks for that story. It is good to know. And it does make sense to work nude, especially now where the temperatures are beginning to rise.

It is too bad, though, that the one woman felt she had to close her curtains. This depletes the amount of natural light she gets to carry out her task. I don't know about the laws where you are, but here, if you are standing outside someones domicile gawking in the window, you are the one who is committing a crime.
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BigAl
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June 9th, 2005, 2:54 pm #4

There a no laws in GB regarding nudity on one's own premises. And even in Public places, s'one would actually have to make a formal complaint before one would be 'spoken to'. However, few people take advantage of this liberal attitude.
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michaela
michaela

June 9th, 2005, 3:08 pm #5

Same here. That's what I was eluding to. The one who is nude in her home is not the one who is wrong, but the one standing on the sidewalk looking in her window is the one in the wrong.

Some towns here do have ordinances against nudity outside even on ones own property within city limits. So if you wanted to hang up the wash nude you might risk trouble. But where I live out in the country we have no worries with laws or peeping Toms.
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Nat
Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

June 9th, 2005, 3:10 pm #6

This is sort of a gray area of law actually. People have been arrested for being nude in their house in cases where it was clearly visible to the public- say for example, standing in front of a large picture window without shades or curtains. It's a judgement call that has to be made on a case by case basis.

And this reminds me of a story about the old biddie who called the cops to complaint that her neighbor on the corner was walks around inside his house naked. The cop comes out and says lady- that house is a half block away- how can you possibly see that? "Well here officer, you have to use these binoculars."
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michaela
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June 9th, 2005, 3:17 pm #7


I think that is where a good lawyer turns the tables and has the onlooker charged with being a peeping Tom. But the problem there lies in finding that good lawyer. If one walks by their picture window in the nude and is arrested because someone on the outside looked in and was offended, then we have another case of a stupid law that needs reform.
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Nat
Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

June 9th, 2005, 3:24 pm #8

Well "intent" should be the governing factor. Being nude in your home is not illegal. Having open windows is not illegal. But when someone make a point to stand in front of a open window knowing they are visible outside- this would likely be construed as exhibitionism.
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michaela
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June 9th, 2005, 3:27 pm #9

Yes, true. But if I am vacuuming in that sector then it is hardly exhibition. If I stop the Hoover and do a dance in front of the window, then, yes, it would be considered an offence. Unless I am a really good dancer!
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Nat
Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

June 9th, 2005, 3:29 pm #10

Well understand that I would never complain about you doing your housework (or even dancing) in the nude, Michaela.
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