Get Naked Australia it is a contemporary naturist organisation that promotes body positivity through Naturism. We aim to use naturism to empower individuals and groups to gain body confidence and change the way society views the naked body. Nudity should not be something we fear. It should be embraced and celebrated.
What started as a fun photo of myself completely naked on a clifftop with my arms in the air and bum to the camera very quickly gained traction online. I started the page in May of 2016 and it took off like wild-fire. For some people it was seen as harmless fun. For others it was something very meaningful. Whatever people’s reasons for involvement was in those early days, one thing became apparent, people enjoyed seeing it and they enjoyed participating.
Within the first year of being online the pages following grew to over 100,000 followers. There were numerous news articles, radio interviews and even a live TV segment during a prime time news program. It literally went viral! We had dozens of people every day sending in their own photos from great places all over the country and stories about how the naked in nature experience made them feel. I received emails from people who were with groups of mates camping and all decided to skinny dip. I also received emails from people with mental health disorders and victims of domestic violence telling me how this concept of getting naked in nature has helped them reclaim their body which was very powerful stuff! There were a wide variety of reasons why people got involved.
The concept put out there was to nude up in nature either on your own or with friends. The purpose was to have fun, help improve the way you see your own body and to help remove the stigma associated with nudity. That is, that nudity is immediately linked with something sexual. We want people to treat naked bodies as simply that, just a naked body. I don’t want a world where we never wear clothes. But I don’t want a world where people never get to experience the joy of swimming in the ocean naked because of body inhibitions. Or feel too scared to get changed in front of your best friends because of fear of judgement. Or never get a nasty medical condition checked out because of fear of someone looking at your private parts. I want people to feel comfortable with their bodies and I think Get Naked Australia offers a fun way to take the plunge and experience naturism for the first time.
What was a very interesting observation as the page grew was that of the thousands of people who have contributed to the page’s feed, only a handful of these people would consider themselves naturists. The people contributing weren’t naturists, nudists, models or sexual deviants. They were every day people who were getting naked outside of the comfort of their homes for the first time. And that right there has shaped the future of what myself and my team are hoping to do with Get Naked Australia.
Our goal is to completely reshape the naturist culture here in Australia and empower individuals and groups to experience the benefits of Naturism within the right setting. We wish to promote naturism in Australia as a healthy practice rather than a lifestyle. We aim to build a community of people who think the same way and who practice naturism the way we feel it should be practiced. Always in the great outdoors and completely free of sexualisation.
We have begun this in two ways. Firstly by putting together a community group of people who gather together for hikes, skinny dips, beach days and cruises. This group is largely formed through friends bringing friends and we are yet to do many public events but they will hopefully be coming soon.
Secondly through our recent magazine and public social media profiles on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. In our magazine “GNA” we interview people about their experiences with naturism. We review the good existing naturist events in Australia and we aim to provide good modern venues for people to relax clothes free and present plenty of great places all over the country for a naked in nature experience. These include mountain lookouts, beaches, rivers and waterfalls. We believe if we can empower the individual to experience getting naked in nature, it will help build a big community of people who practice naturism regularly.
The term “Naturism” appears to be a term which lacks a clear definition. We believe that Naturism is the practice of being naked in nature. Naturism is asexual and about connecting to oneself, those around them and the great outdoors. Practicing naturism can be a solo skinny dip in a river or it can be attending a large social naturist venue. It all depends on your comfortability.
The benefits of Naturism vary for different people depending on the level on which you practice naturism:
– Improved self confidence
– Accepting your flaws
– Connecting to the outdoors
– Making friends of a similar mindset
– Opening your mind to new experience
– Experience Naturism on your own or with a close group of friends at many of the great beaches, lookouts and swimming holes around the country.
– Take a snap and share your naturist experience with us so that we can display it on our social media pages.
– Visit one of our endorsed venues for your own naturist getaway.
– Join our community group to attend one of our events.