Australians are unexpectedly shy when it comes to nude beaches. Even after all these years of me going and more publicity around nude events like the Sydney Skinny nude swim, there are raised eyebrows and looks of confusion when I mention that I go to nude beaches. Lots of people giggled awkwardly when they heard I was doing a nude cruise through Croatia last year.

In Europe it’s just so different. Nude beaches are common and even celebrities use them. Spanish born actor Quim Gutierrez was photographed enjoying some nude beach time a while back. I hope that one day Australia and the U.S. catch up to Europe and we don’t influence them the other way.