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World Record Skinny Dip Set for July, So Prepare Beach Bods Accordingly

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | May 25, 2015

World Record Skinny Dip Set for July, So Prepare Beach Bods Accordingly

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If you are the kind who relentlessly over packs for a vacation consider a "Nakation." That way, you can keep all of your clothes at home.

This summer will see droves of tourists head out the door for the joy that is freedom away from clothes. Leaving the wardrobe and inhibitions safely at home.

Yes, it’s time to talk about nude tourism, something that demands an open mind and liberal use of sunscreen lotion.

The American Association For Nude Recreation (AANR), via a press release, unveiled its grandiose plans for a North American showcase of human bodies.

Now while some of you will clasp your button-up shirt a bit tighter with that revelation, there are some of you who will revel in the news with the exuberance of Will Ferrell about to streak.

Following video is NSFW for obvious Ferrell shenanigans and skin:

The AANR is celebrating its 40th annual Nude Recreation Week with an attempt at a world record.

The celebratory week takes places from July 5-11, culminating in a nation dropping their respective swimsuits and briefs for a giant showing of what their maker gave them.

The "drop what you are wearing" moment will take place Saturday, July 11 at 3:00 p.m. ET at various locales.

If that sounds like fun to you liberated individuals, you can glean more information at the organization’s website. There you can find a long list of places outside your own kitchen where you can roam around naked and feel a bit cheeky about it.

AANR president Beverly Price adds some gravitas to the event: “Our members come from all walks of life. Single people, families, and retirees; teachers, construction workers, clerks and computer programmers; globetrotters and homebodies, but we all share the common belief that the human form is a gift of nature, dignified and worthy of respect, regardless of shape, size, age or hue, and we recognize that body acceptance can be achieved through nude recreation.”

WXIA recently reported on the budding popularity of "Nakations," which is like regular holidays only with drastically less wardrobe dilemmas.

The report examined Georgia’s Serendipity Nudist Park, which is surprisingly absent from the previously mentioned list.

Stuart Antrim works at the park and explained to WXIA that there isn’t anything all that awkward about visiting such a place: “Shame is something that must be learned; we're not born with it. Once you get past 30 seconds of awkwardness, they (realize) that learned shame melts away.”

The AANR has been around for 85 years, via the press release. And the WXIA report has numbers that show this is far from a small organization.

According to a 2013 budget, there were 34,000 members that paid dues, which helped aid a $1.5 million budget.

Now the press release states that the previous record for skinny-dipping occurred in 2009 with a “record of 13,648 simultaneous skinny-dippers in 143 locations across North America.”

Here’s to hoping that 14,000 brave souls decide to unleash upon the world the entirety of their glory. If you need us, we will be indoors wearing several layers enjoying a pot of tea, waiting for this all to blow over.


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