How do you feel about walking around naked? Okay, we realize this might be a somewhat personal question. But to thousands of Australians, it's simply a way of life.
Keep reading to discover why a nakedness movement is catching on like wildfire in the Land Down Under. Spoiler alert: it has nothing to do with sex.
Australia is known for its sparkling waters, world-renowned opera house, vegemite sandwiches, and adorable animals.
Lately, though, it’s been associated with one rather surprising thing: nudity.
But it’s not the type of nudity you may be expecting.
Meet Sterre, a 21-year-old Dutch woman better known as Naked Travel Girl. She's been sharing her travels across Australia on her massively popular Instagram account.
And yes, you’ve guessed correctly. She’s doing so while naked.
Sterre claims that she’s taking it all off to prove that “being nude is not sexual or weird.”
Not surprisingly, she's accumulated over 97 THOUSAND followers.
Of her 50+ posts so far, nearly all of them include Sterre with her back to the camera, completely nude, save for the occasional sneakers, backpack, or, in one case, cozy hat.
We’re guessing that hat isn’t doing much to warm her up, but what do we know about naked exploring?
It turns out that Sterre isn't the only person in Australia who prefers to being in the buff.
The Instagram account called @GetNakedWesternAustralia recently posted a local news story on “young nudists” who are encouraging Australians to “strip off.”
It’s “empowering and liberating,” they say.
While Sterre gets her share of pervy comments, many of her followers applaud her unashamed nakedness.
“Being naked still makes other people uncomfortable,” she said in an interview with Daily Mail Australia.
“It is really a shame that not everyone can see the pleasure of being naked in a nonsexual way. I started Instagram without any purpose, but it quickly changed after I received so many comments and questions. I wanted to spread body positivity and show people being nude is not sexual or weird.”
More power to you, girl! Just watch out for mosquitoes and massive spiders.