A 25-year-old married mother-of-one, Emily Nikols, has come up with a ‘weirdly unique’ method of earning money. She cleans men’s houses without wearing anything and she is paid £45 (about 27, 720 in naira) per hour.
The Liverpool indigene puts on only rubber gloves as she scrubs bathrooms, dusts shelves, vacuums carpets and irons clothes at her naturist clients’ homes. But she insists her customers – who are forbidden from making advances – are complete gentlemen, and claims she never feels like a s*x object even as they watch her clean totally nude.
Emily said: “To me cleaning n*ked is really not a big deal – it is completely normal. I’m just a really confident person and am really comfortably with nudity so being naked doesn’t faze me at all.
“While cleaning naked was something I had never done before, it just felt really natural to do. This fits in really well round my daughter, and it is a really well-paid job – the money is good for what you have to do. So far it has been a really positive experience. There hasn’t been anything which has made me think twice.
“The clients are really respectful and chivalrous. They carry the hoover up the stairs for me and offer glasses of water. The most common question people ask is ‘is it warm enough?’ but after a few minutes carrying a hoover around you definitely are.
“My friends and sisters know and are really supportive. My husband was initially a little concerned for my safety but he trusts me – I am an adult. I had a baby nine months ago and I’m sure there are people who would think ‘oh my god’ at my body. But I’m not there to be a sex object – so it doesn’t matter if I have a few stretch marks on my hips or a baby belly. Everyone has a naked body under their clothes, I’m not sure why we’re all so uptight about it.”
Emily came up with the idea after her friend told her about women who are paid to film themselves cleaning their own homes naked. She then found firm Naturist Cleaners on Google. The company employs almost 80 male and female staff across the UK, and she has been doing the job for five weeks so far.
Clients enter strict agreement which forbids them from making any sexual advances towards them. Explaining her first day at the job, Emily said:
“Before my first job I was a little bit nervous but it was completely ok. The clients are naturists so for them it is completely normal to be naked, and that makes you feel normal and comfortable. It’s not about being sexy or about your own body, it’s about making a naturist person feel happy and comfortable.
“They don’t care if you are young and gorgeous or 65 and wrinkly, it’s about being comfortable nude. There is only stigma attached because someone attaches a stigma. If the client is happy and confident you feel like it is a normal thing and there is nothing to be concerned or nervous about.
“I arrive clothed because as much as the client and I don’t have a problem with it, that’s not to say the neighbours don’t mind, and get undressed indoors. Then we have a bit of chit chat, I do my jobs and then go. I have never felt uncomfortable but if I ever felt there was anything untoward I would be able to leave.”