Nakedness has never been more popular. From the gender equality campaign “Free the Nipple” to more casual meet-ups, there has been an explosion of naked events around the world.
There are naked runs, picnics, walks, gallery visits and bike rides. In fact, every year tens of thousands cycle naked through 100 cities worldwide, with crowds cheering them on. There is even a new naked restaurant in London with a waiting list of thousands (just be careful when ordering the soup!).
So why do people want to strip naked in public? Well, it’s not about sex, and most times not about exhibitionism. It’s exhilarating to be butt naked in public, leaving your clothes and cares behind.
Many naturists say they become more self-confident and improve self-esteem, because nudity frees you from social constraints. Clothing allows you to hide your faults; nudity helps you accept who you really are. You get to be yourself, literally.
There are many other reasons people love to strip off: improved physical and mental health, deeper and more meaningful social interactions and simply the pleasure of a warm breeze blowing on your bits. Which all sound good to us.