Very interesting one this is, and very interesting to read all the replies.
I have a friend who moved to the South West.
Her husband was in the navy and her marriage was going in a bad way. She moved so that she could see more of her husband, and he changed his job to spend more time with her.
His new job didn't pay so well and they were struggling with money. Although they had a lodger living with them, it still was a struggle paying the mortgage.
She was never shy about being naked in front of people, and even though she was in her late 30s at the time, she still had an amazing body. She looked about 10 years younger than her age, and even to this day still does.
To earn extra cash she worked as a topless barmaid 3 days a week at a pub in the docklands.
It was a fairly rough area with all the workers from the docks, navy and fishermen.
When I used to talk to her about working there and coping with the men and their comments. She said that she never felt vulnerable, and was always in control, even though she was virtually naked.
She said she held the upper hand, and was always in total control of any situation at all times. Although she was a tough cookie who could always look after herself, and give as good as she got, she said that being naked gave her a sort of power, and the respect of everyone there.
She enjoyed the work and worked there for quite a while