“Styledash, an online Weblog that tracks styles and trends, reports that the latest trend in telecommuting is working in the nude. One in eight men and one in 14 women responded to a poll saying they prefer to work in the buff. The article states that one clothing-optional resort that was interviewed stated that a whopping 80% of their clientele are not on vacation, but working.” – AANR
Nearly everyone has to work to make a living. Work normally gets in the way of healthy naturist practice. At times I just ache for the opportunity to work nude. To be in the sun, to live life the way I most enjoy - healthy, naked. Are these feelings true for you too?
A spectrum of nude employment possibilities exist:
The “At Home” naturist:
While not really work-related, some people live naked at home. Off come the clothes as soon as these people come home from work – what a relief! The “At Home” naturist often does personal work at home; consider this report:
“I've often worked nude at home. In our first house about 25 years ago I worked nude finishing off the basement except for the painting. This was entirely with the blessing of my wife . . . Overall, it makes for a much more pleasant and interesting experience and is easily possible at normal chilly wintertime house temperatures, even in the basement.” – Blue Train
I’ve worked at home nude as well. Mudding sheetrock nude is the only way to go. The only disadvantage of “At Home” naturist practice is that the curtains and blinds must usually remain closed, so after a time one gets feeling a little like a mole. A reluctant spouse can also impact “At Home” naturism. Lucky for me, PJ and I are both at “At Home” naturists; how about you?
The “Vacation” naturist:
Many people practice naturism mostly while on vacation at beaches, resorts, and cruises. This is a very enjoyable, and a totally relaxing way to vacation, but again, this is not really work-related. PJ and I also enjoy “Vacation” naturism. On our last vacation we visited Sunsport Gardens and Haulover Beach. Are you a “Vacation” naturist as well?
Now for some categories of truly work-related naturist practice.
The “Work at Home” naturist:
Some people are able to bring “aspects” of their work home, to be done while nude, as these school teachers report:
“I grade papers nude.” – Vanessa
“I grade papers nude, too!” – Charles L.
The “Work from Home” naturist:
PJ and I are good friends with a nudist couple – the wife works from home using the computer. Computer work is what really makes working nude “from” home a real possibility as these people have discovered:
“I have a home office, and of course I work nude. If you can, why wouldn't you work nude?” – Texas Nude
“For the past year I've been allowed to telecommute for work for 4 out of 5 days. (I only go into the office on Tuesdays, with few exceptions.) As you can imagine, I don't wear much, if anything, when I'm working from home.” – Alan P.
“I have been working nude at home as a telecommuter since mid-2001. What a pleasure. My stress level has reduced, and my job satisfaction and overall happy disposition as an employee (to say nothing of my productivity!) have increased tremendously since being able to work from home, nude about 90% of the year . . . I can hardly remember a conference call or other interaction with my co-workers over the past six years that hasn't been done nude . . . I would never again take a job in an office or anywhere else where I would be required to be dressed all day. . . Working nude from home the past six years has only reinforced our desire to live out the rest of our lives as full-time nudists.” – NoCollarWorker
“I enjoy being able to earn my living while sitting naked at the computer.” - Mark
I’d certainly recommend focusing on computer-related employment if one wishes naturist-related employment. Is anyone else out there lucky enough to be able to work as a naturist “from” home?
The “Work from Resorts” naturist:
This is closely related to the “Work from Home” category, and closely tied to the computer. Consider this lucky person:
“I was in Denver for a conference this past weekend and in no hurry to go home, so decided to spend a couple of days at Mountain Air Ranch. . . The wireless Internet was working very well, so I was able to ‘work remotely’ including being on conference calls . . . My coworkers on the phone had no idea how ‘remotely’ I was working! One of them did hear birds chirping in the background, so I mentioned I was working outside in the sun.” - Joe
The “Work Outdoors” naturist:
PJ and I love being free outdoors. We are freehikers, and are always looking for another place to get away to hike and feel the sun all over. We are currently working in El Paso. Yesterday I discovered a likely freehiking location. If anyone is interested in joining us for a nude hike, let us know.
Here is a fellow who has discovered outdoor nude employment:
“I think there are more opportunities to be nude in the workplace than one would think . . . I had a job that required visits to rather remote locations, and often I was alone for those visits. I found I could drive there naked, or in just a shirt, and did it often . . . The job also entailed collecting GPS data on the locations of roads and trails sometimes. I did this naked most of the time as it was hot and much more comfortable. I figured while hiking no one would know that I was a government worker and I had nothing to fear about being reported since it would have been reported to me . . . I also know I wasn't the only one in the agency that chose minimal attire - it was well known, and accepted, that our hydrologist did his stream surveys with nothing other than his equipment belt. . . Naked cubicles may not be very common, but there are a lot of other occasions where lack of clothing does not have to equal lack of income.” – Daves-ndt
The “Private Office” naturist:
Private office naturism takes a little more courage, but Larry1 finds it not only possible but very enjoyable as well as sociable:
“I have an office where I work and I do get to spend time nude working on classes that I am teach my officers or doing other types of paperwork. I do have a co-worker who is also a nudist and she will sometimes come in to help me with the paper work and she will be nude also. Although I wish I could work someplace where I could be nude all the time, I do not see that happening in my line of work.” – Larry1
Here’s another private office naturist:
“I own my own company and I know when other employees will be in the office and when no one will be there. I routinely work naked in my office early in the mornings before my employees arrive and on weekends when I am the only one in the office. I find it as freeing as hiking naked. On weekends I am often on the phone with customers conducting work and of course they have no idea I am naked as I carry on business as usual. It's a shame I can't be naked at work all the time. I truly enjoy it.” – Mnthikenude9
Recently, a business in England tried a ‘Naked Friday.’ It definitely improved office productivity according to Tom:
“A group of office staff have discovered they work better together when they are NAKED. Workers at design and marketing company onebestway in Newcastle upon Tyne stripped off at the encouragement of their boss, who thought the move would boost business. . . The event, dubbed Naked Friday, was deemed a huge success and is even credited with turning around the firm’s fortunes. Front-of-house manager Sam Jackson, 23, told The Sun: ‘It was brilliant. Now that we’ve seen each other naked, there are no barriers. We weren’t put under any pressure. If we wanted to come in clothed or in our underwear, we could. But I love my body and I wasn’t ashamed.’ During the week leading up to the strip-off, the workers were encouraged to photocopy parts of their bodies to make them more confident about themselves. A nude model was also brought in for the workers to sketch and talk to. Sam added: ‘It took a week of David being in the office for us to build up courage. The first few steps were very nerve-wracking, but once I got to my desk and got used to it, I felt totally comfortable. It was emotional but we found we were much more able to talk to each other honestly – and have been since. The company has improved massively.’ Managing Director Mike Owen, 40, said: 'We're either brave or mad. But I did tell everyone they didn't have to do it - only if it felt right.'”
The “Independent Business” naturist:
Thinking about nude employment makes me want to start my own business where employees could work free. Each morning could start with a group nude hike to get people ready for the day. I’ll bet it would be productive, and certainly more fun.
Here are several people who report being able to work nude in an independent business setting:
“We are a small company, with warehouse and offices, and there is always someone undressed here or there in the warehouse; especially in the summer. I have worked in the office on my own time in the nude, and many times in the warehouse. Being a small company, we have little traffic and our warehouse is not open to the public. There have been many times in the summer that we have been building or stocking the shelving and wearing nothing other than our shoes to protect our feet. . . I have the best job!” – Bunsuner
“Actually, about 20-some years ago I had a small warehouse business and before it got big enough to have employees, other than the UPS man every afternoon, nobody ever came through the door. It was strictly mail order and phone ins. So on hot days and without air conditioning, I would strip down and carry on business as usual. I wonder what my customers would have thought if they knew I was taking their orders wearing nothing but a smile. Everyone is crazy in their own way – well, except for me of course.” – Happy Hikers
Private contracting sometimes offers opportunities for nude employment:
“I accepted a flooring job for a friend of a friend. She wanted her basement floor covered with hardwood laminate flooring. I Started on Friday evening . . . and finished Monday evening. The basement consisted of a living room, two bedrooms, a kitchen, and the hallway. I was able to do the entire job in the nude over the course of the four days (evenings actually).” – Aqui Zinaga
The “Late Night” naturist worker:
Working at night can offer opportunities for nude employment as shaved and Love2bnude52 discovered:
“[I have] . . . done security work for over 30 years and found some jobs [with] a chance to go nude . . . [I] worked a night shift for about 3 years at a factory making batches of juice up for the production lines. I worked with my wife and no one else and most nights I would work in the nude as the work could be hot and [I] found it comfortable. I suppose the company may have wondered how come my overalls hardly ever got dirty, but over the years I have had many jobs that I could work naked as [I] usually worked alone or with wife. . . I did have a night job in a warehouse - me and another guy . . . one hot night I jokingly said [we] should work naked [to] be cooler . . . he says yeah ok, and stripped off, so I did to and [we] worked naked together for about a year.” - Shaved
“I actually was encouraged by my boss to work in the nude if I was comfortable. I worked midnight to 5:30 in the morning at a . . . bookstore. No monkey business but I did work nude for about 4 months. It was fun and even had the blessings of the local law enforcement. It was the perfect job if only I could make a living at it.” – Love2bnude52
The “Full Time” naturist worker:
A good number of people are employed at naturist resorts. I’ve noticed that the workers are often required to be clothed. What’s that about?
I remember talking about nude employment with the manager of Silver Valley Sun Club. He’d left his ‘normal’ job to work nude – management allowed it there. I was envious.
Working at a resort has never seemed an option for me. Perhaps I need to explore it further. Anyone else wanted to work nude full time at a naturist resort?
Thinking about nude employment definitely makes me more creative and open to different options. It’s time for PJ and I to get serious about making a living nude. Or perhaps, as we get older, nude part time employment, or even nude retirement. How about you?
“If possible, compute in the nude.” - From the book "Supercharging MS-Dos" by Microsoft Press, under the section "Static Electricity Is A Killer"