“I’d been celibate for 10 years and, as a nun, my practice meant my brain was able to override my bodily needs.
Lying there having that massage I had an epiphany. I suddenly had a sense of the vitality within my body and decided the time was right to leave the monastery.
I’d been a nun for ten years and was open to new opportunities so when I spotted the shop I thought ‘why not’ and headed inside.
The first time I tried on latex I felt empowered. It compliments the female form and somehow felt reminiscent of the ritual wearing of Buddhist robes. The shop owner and I became friends and she introduced me to the latex scene.
I went to a club feeling all risqué, but I looked at other people wearing top-to-toe latex and rubber masks and realised I was actually quite conservative. I find the whole thing amazing and intriguing. It’s really liberating.”
Damcho is now crowdfunding her PhD exploring human rituals and she says she has no regrets.
“I travelled around the Himalayas. It was incredibly enriching and inspiring for me. But now I want to continue my contemplative adventure using a different medium. I still feel a bit like a naughty nun. But I’m a middle-aged woman who has always liked to express herself so why not?
I’m finally letting my hair down when I once used to shave it all off.”
Why not –to each her own. As Mama Ru always says,
“We’re all born naked… the rest is drag.”
(Photos via The Mirror)