I came across Expedia’s Flip Flop Report in an article from CNBC recently .
According to Expedia, the report is “an annual study of behavior and preferences among beachgoers in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia/New Zealand.”
In the article (and report) I learned that Germany has won another title this summer.
They first won the highly coveted World Cup in Brazil and now Expedia announced that “Germans were the likeliest to sunbathe fully nude at the beach“.
This was the third year in the row that Germany won this distinction however this year there was a tie with Austria.
Some Stats from the report:
- 28% of German and Austrian beachgoers have spent a day at the beach in their birthday suit
- Beach nudity is more common among men (18%) than women (6%).
- 74% of worldwide respondents consider speedo-style briefs to be acceptable to wear
When I think of this topic, my first trip to Europe comes to mind.
A friend and I visited Barcelona and then headed off to Ibiza. Ibiza seemed to be a very popular place for Germans to go. While on the beach there were (from what I recall) lots of topless women and speedo wearing men all around us. I remember us both laughing at he large, overweight men wearing speedos. YUCK!!!
What are your thoughts on nude sunbathing?
I think if it is allowed only on designated beaches then it doesn’t really cause any problems but I don’t see it really having a place on public beaches.