Would you be into some naked co-working?

Working from home, together, naked.

Would you be into some naked co-working?

Depending on what sort of job that you've got, you might find yourself working from home quite a bit.

Working-from-home has a lot of advantages - it gives you a bit more flexibility and it saves you on travel.

However the thing that working-from-home lacks is the social aspect of work - the day-to-day interactions with other people that is a bit of a basic human need.

Co-working spaces are an established concept - you can rent a desk and go work somewhere where there's other people. But what if you wanted to do that naked?

As part of my podcast, Naked Men Talking, I've been exploring all sorts of different approaches to naturism and the power of getting your clothes off.

Naked Men Talking: The Podcast
Exploring naturism and the power of getting your clothes off.

As a result of the podcast, I've connected with a really strong community of men in London who coordinate opportunities to get naked through the Naked Mates platform.

This has led me to test out a number of different event formats - partly to help me explore different experiences of naturism but mainly because I like getting naked with other guys.

One of the social naturism events that seems to be a success is Naked Co-working. I've now hosted a number of these and it's a format that really seems to work.

My flat in London is small, so I limit the number of attendees to 6-8 guys. I set up the event listing on Naked Mates and people register to attend - it's a free event.

Everyone turns up, take their clothes off, pull out their laptops, set up workspaces around my kitchen table, and crack on. It seems to be a fairly productive way of working.

Although everyone is fairly focused on whatever it is that they're working on, there also seems to be plenty of opportunities for chat and interaction. But it is social naturism - it's not a sex party, no one is getting intimate, there are no boners (at least, there haven't been so far).

Why does it have to be naked?

Obviously, it doesn't. I could organise some coworking opportunities and everyone could keep their clothes on. But ask any naturist why they want to take their clothes off with others in a non-sexual space and everyone will tell you that it changes the dynamic.

Some people describe it as being more vulnerable, or more open, or more authentic. Whatever words you use, it seems that the universal experience of social naturism is that the vibe or the energy is different - more positive - when we share space with others unencumbered by clothing.

If you want to give it a try, hit me up on Naked Mates and come along to a naked co-working session in London!

Future dates for naked co-working sessions in London

  • 20 June
  • 18 July
  • 29 August
  • 26 September
  • 28 November
  • 19 December
Naked Men Talking: Events
Exploring naturism and the power of getting your clothes off.

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