As Jaqui Dowling is the first to admit, it’s not been easy to cast off a lifetime of bodily inhibitions. Her first attempt, on a girlie holiday to Ireland when she was in her late 30s, ended in utter humiliation.
‘My friends persuaded me to go skinny dipping but then ran off with my clothes to the far side of the beach so I couldn’t grab my towel as soon as I came out of the water,’ she says.
‘I felt sick inside. Being naked around others was alien to me. My mother believed you had to be dressed before facing the world. I’d never even let my own children see me naked, let alone my friends. I felt as embarrassed at seeing their bodies as I did about revealing my own.’
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