Nudists have been targeted by online “perverts” who sent them filthy comments and pictures. As a result, they are making a new community that’s a “safe” space
A nudist community has been inundated with lewd messages on Instagram.
The Get Naked Australia page, which boasts more than 226,000 followers on social media, aims to “promote body positivity through naturism”.
Its posts celebrate people being at one with nature in the hope of “normalising nudity”.
But unfortunately, “perverts” have targeted members of the community in recent months.
A GNA spokesperson said: “We have had to face an unfortunate truth regarding our Instagram page.
“Whilst our aim is to promote body positivity using naturism to a new audience, this page has become somewhat of a haven for online perverts.”
They added: “It has now become common for people (women in particular) who share photos with us to receive hundreds and sometimes thousands of unwanted follow requests.
“Many receive unsolicited DMs and of course some receive the dreaded d*ck pics. It’s a bit ridiculous.”
To make the community a safer one, Get Naked Australia is launching a private group.
Everyone will be screened and “young, vibrant and active” nudists without sleazy intentions will be granted access.
The GNA spokesperson explained: “So whilst this page will function the same with heavier monitoring we have come up with an alternative to capture the genuine people who are here to step out of their comfort zone and experience naturism within a safe space.”
Source: Daily Star
Original publication 30 December, 2020
Posted on NatCorn 18th January 2021
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