Naked Instagram craze sweeps Australia

The account aims to promote body positivity

Naked Instagram craze sweeps Australia

A new Instagram craze has swept Australia, with plenty of our friends Down Under baring all in its name.

The Get Naked Australia Instagram account was started in 2016 and currently features more than 580 photos of Aussies getting their kit off all around the country and world in various different poses.

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The account states: "Promoting body positivity through fun, healthy outdoor nudity from all over the world!"

The unusual account was started by a group of friends and Brendan, the founder, told the Illawarra Mercury: "Whenever I go on a hike and find a swimming hole I'm always keen to strip off and jump in for a skinny dip.

"I posted a photo to my own social media of me naked on top of a mountain and people loved it.

"No one thought it was weird, it was well received and encouraged. My friends and I then started to get some cool group shots, including one with the Harbour Bridge and Opera House in the background, and I thought it would be cool to start a page for all our photos."

The account has taken off in a big way with almost 57,000 followers featuring people of all ages in various different poses.

Brendan also added: "Every other form of nudity is deemed sexual when it shouldn't be. People can be naked and comfortable with it without any sexual nature.

"Through Get Naked Australia we aim to remove that stigma associated with nudity and encourage people to go outside and feel the sun and water on their bare skin.

"People shouldn't feel ashamed or embarrassed to go skinny dipping or go to a nude beach."

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