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Naturist Couple Are Encouraging People To Try Being Naked During Lockdown

Naturist Couple Are Encouraging People To Try Being Naked During Lockdown

A couple of naturists are hoping that lockdown might encourage others to get their kits off and embrace their naked bodies.

Juliette Gill and her husband Ivan, who live in Scotland, have spent 15 years as naturists and say they're happy to do most things while naked including gardening, chilling in their hot tub and even cooking - sounds a bit dangerous.

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The couple, who live in Dunoon in Scotland, are hoping more people will now enjoy the freedom of naturism and are the faces (and bodies) of a new campaign from British Naturism, the cleverly named Great British Take-Off.

The campaign hopes to encourage more people to whip their clobber off during lockdown.

Juliette told the Daily Record: "If you've got a garden, enjoy it. Sunbathe, garden, play games, it's all much more fun when you're naked."

Juliette says she accidentally got into naturism but now loves it, it's even how she met her husband Ivan.

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She was on holiday in Fuerteventura when she saw a number of naked people making the most of the nice weather on the beach.

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"Attitudes to naturism in Fuerteventura are quite tolerant," she explained. "There aren't really any signs, I just saw people really relaxed and enjoying being naked. I thought, that looks good fun. And ended up giving it a try myself."

The next day, she went back to the beach and stripped off - and says she found the whole thing 'liberating' and 'relaxed'.

While sunbathing she spotted a man who had been staying at the same hotel as her and when she bumped into him again a couple of days later, he introduced himself as Ivan and told her a little bit more about naturism.

When the holiday was over, Juliette went back to Glasgow and Ivan returned to Norfolk, but the pair felt a connection and Juliette began to spend time in Norfolk where their relationship grew.

The couple have since got married and now live in a naturist-friendly bungalow with a large back garden that isn't overlooked by any other houses.

Opening up about her journey with naturism, Juliette said: "It took me a few years to have the confidence but now I'm perfectly comfortable going for forest walks and walking naked in quiet areas. The ­neighbours know and don't care. If they happen to spot us in our gardens, they couldn't care less. We are lucky."

She added: "It's not about being sexual, it's about being comfortable and liberated about your body."

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Topics: UK News

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]