New Zealand’s biggest nudist club says it has the best nudist experience in the country.
The New Zealand Naked Scuba Club’s new annual survey of more than 8,000 people says the country is the world’s happiest place for nudist activity.
“We have been here since 1871,” New Zealand nudist Andrew Stapleton told ABC News.
“Nudism is an old tradition, so the world has been here for a long time.”
Stapletons wife, Julie, says the New Zealand Nudist Club has been around for about 20 years and it is now a thriving organisation with more than 200 members.
“I can’t believe it, I can’t see the beach,” Julie Stapletson said.
“It’s so far from anywhere I live and I’m very happy for that.”
Julie Staperons husband, Andrew, says he is happy to be in the nudist community.
“There are so many different kinds of nudists, there’s something for everyone, there are people who like to be naked in the water, there is a whole spectrum of people,” he said.
New Zealand has seen a huge rise in nudist numbers over the past decade, with the number of nudist clubs in New Zealand now at over 100,000, according to the Nudists Association.
The group says the increase in nudists can be attributed to the growing popularity of nudism in the western world.
“The global trend of nudification is going very well and there’s a huge increase in people wanting to get into nudism,” Andrew Staperon said, adding that the number in New England is around 5,000.
The survey also found the most popular places to be a nudist are beaches, parks, lakes and rivers.
“Our beaches are a great place to be and our parks are always packed with people,” Andrew said.
There are also areas of the country that are more popular for beaches than other areas, including Canterbury, Wellington and the north-east.
There is also a growing number of beach parties, with several nudist groups holding annual gatherings at beach clubs in other parts of New Zealand.
“If we had to choose, we’d probably go for the beaches in Wellington,” Andrew says.
“You’re never really far away from the beach, you’re just so close to it.”
A number of other countries are seeing the benefits of nudis activity.
In Germany, nudist parties have grown by about 100 per cent in the past 10 years, with many nudist beaches being open to the public, including the iconic Lake Constance in the city of Bad Hersfeld.
In the UK, there have been more than 4,500 nudist events since 2007, according a survey conducted by the National Nudism Association.
In Australia, there were just over 50 nudist beach parties in 2012, according the National Council of Nudity Associations.
The United States is not on the trend for nudism.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the percentage of nudie beaches in the US has been decreasing for the past 20 years.
Nudis movement in the United States has grown since the 1970s, with nudist activities increasing from about 5,400 events in 1980 to nearly 11,000 events in 2013, according an article by Dr. Jill S. Kohn, a professor at the University of Arizona.
“In the 1970’s, when nudists first started out, it was just a hobby, it wasn’t anything that people had in the household,” she told ABC Radio New Zealand on Friday.
“But then the 1970 census was done, and a lot of people started becoming nudists.
They found out that they were becoming a part of the population, and so that’s what happened.”
Dr. Kollmann said the trend has been very positive in the last few years, although she noted that there are still a lot more people out there that are not into nudist culture.
“People are very sensitive to that, and there is still a sense of exclusion,” she said.
Naturism is not only a healthy lifestyle for women and girls, but can be beneficial for the environment as well, as well as the health of our planet.
According the American Naturist Association, the health benefits of body image are not limited to those who have a body shape that is attractive.
They are also the primary reason why women and men who do not follow a healthy diet are at higher risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
In an article published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers from the University at Buffalo, University of Minnesota, University at Denver, University College London and Harvard Medical School, all in the U.S., said the benefits outweigh the risks associated with the practice.
“Although the benefits to health may be limited, there may be long-term benefits that outweigh the costs,” the authors wrote.
“One reason for this is that there is evidence that women and women of childbearing age are