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"We got to this spot by boat and after climbing onto the island. We wanted to see the view and feel the ocean, so taking our clothes off seemed like the next natural step. At first it's so weird to be naked with your friends, but then it feels truly amazing and freeing. Never has the path to kindness, generosity, acceptance and love been clearer to me than in that moment." // @thor_schuitemaker + @monkeyogagirl + @derekhardiemartin // #getyourassintonature // Support GYAIN by sharing your own story or purchasing stickers. Just follow the link in the profile!

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"There are very few moments in life when I think to myself 'the view couldn't get any better than this' and then a rainbow appears. It takes a lot of courage to take your clothes off in front of others and even more to post a picture for the world to see. Luckily I have supportive friends who now join me frolicking naked on mountain tops. But women, and all people really, should be able to display their bodies in confidence with out being shamed or sexualized." // @clair.bear by @crumpetnips in Kodiak, AK // #getyourassintonature // Support GYAIN by sharing your own story or purchasing stickers. Just follow the link in the profile!

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"And there I was, alone on an island above the arctic circle, walking on the top of a mountain and looking at the sea and sky merge together at the horizon. The sun was shining and I started to undress, until my but cheeks were exposed to the elements. I balanced my camera on my water bottle and a granola bar, and set the timer. I ran, jumped, laughed. 10/10 would recommend. I am showing that I am proud of who I am and what I have accomplished, that I am strong, empowered and that I can handle whatever life throws my way." // @envirobabe // #getyourassintonature
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"Spending a little over a year in the city had me pretty overwhelmed. My boyfriend and I took a day to go explore Inwood Hill Park and I instantly knew that this was a place to let the stress out and take back ownership of my life. It felt so empowering standing there bareing it all, it made me feel refreshed and renewed, ready to go back to the city and keep pushing through knowing that support is just a train ride away." // @leeerrroooyyy by @michael.fell.over at Inwood Hill Park, NY // #getyourassintonature
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"Honestly, getting out and hiking with several of your good friends is hard to beat. But, making it a tough 8 miles into the wilderness to stand atop of a peak stark naked with your pals will do it. There's just something so comfortable yet refreshing about being naked in nature; it feels natural and exhilarating. I think the best part is being away from societal views of nakedness allowed us all to remember how comfortable we are in our own skin, and it is was really unifying." // @phoebe_elizabeth97 + @tori_leaann + @ktawebs by @abigaildolanbc in the Bitterroot Mts, MT // #getyourassintonature // Support GYAIN by sharing your own story, purchasing stickers or a 2018 calendar. Just follow the link in the profile!

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"In the same way that you don't know how permanent a tattoo feels until it's on you for good, you don't know how liberating and free it is to be naked in a farmer's field until you actually are." // @johnmarkowsky // #getyourassintonature
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"I never thought I'd be able to convince these three beautiful souls to strip down and bare it all at the ass crack of dawn. But here were are - nips out, shoes off and feeling that crisp morning breeze." // @tonii_bologna + @kierarisuglia + @charvey9 + @michelle455 in Yosemite NP, CA // #getyourassintonature //
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"I've lived in national parks two summers in a row, and through these experiences I've met people who helped me liberate my mind and inhibitions, and these people and places have given me experiences that have changed my relationship with myself, with people, and with nature. The connection with these three entities are best when raw and simple." // @adeezly // #getyourassintonature

Get YOUR Ass Into Nature (@getyourassintonature)

"I've never thought about #getyourassintonature, and I'm a little ashamed of my body but I did something that made me nervous and a little scared. We got the strength and said screw it and Boom! stood up naked. Avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked." // @itsviccccc + @bfresh2424 // #getyourassintonature

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"It was frigid outside with intermittent snow flurries, and there were so. many. tourists. I stripped down anyhow, because when else am I going to be in the middle of a geothermal-heated river somewhere in Iceland? A sweet French woman saw what we were doing, decided we were her people, and came to share our pool and her beer with us. This odd obsession has been sowed in me. I see nature, I want to be naked in it." // #getyourassintonature

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"For me adventure is a place where you have never been.
A place where you can say that 'this is life,' 'I wished this day won't end,' or 'this is what I lived for.'" // @johnpaulojohn at Da Beach // #getyourassintonature

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With the increasing size of this page and acceptance of pages like it on Instagram, comes more potential problems. One of the most apparent of those problems is sexual harassment, particularly to the women contributors. // A little context/background: as of now, with just over 116K followers, 59% are men and 41% are women. This phenomenon is primarily our fault. We post ~25% more photos of women than men. This is due to our strict standards for stories that accompany images. Women, overwhelmingly, tend to have more to say about their experience than men do (come on guys! we know you can write better stories!). This bias towards women in our posts gets us more straight, male followers (probably). // We have no control over are the derogatory and unwanted comments, direct messages and images that our women contributors receive. This has become an increasing problem over the last few months. It's so bad that often, when we post an image from a woman contributor, we send them a message asking them to send over any users who they've felt threatened by or been harassed by and we promptly block those users from our community. This works well as a long term and temporary fix to our problems but the reality is that we can't catch everyone. These problems can often be avoided when contributors post anonymously (which is always an option) but we want to give credit where credit is due. We want to make this community as safe and excepting as possible but the issue of sexual harassment is often an uphill battle. What do you think? Are we missing something? Are we doing a good job or a bad one? // Please always let us know if you feel threatened or harassed by another user's behavior. We will always block users that threaten or harass. If you have any thoughts on this issue please feel free to drop a comment below, contact us on our website or send us a DM. Please note that we hardly check DMs due to volume and it's our least preferred form of communication. // #getyourassintonature

Get YOUR Ass Into Nature (@getyourassintonature)

Stay away from the mall. Go outside with your friends/family // #getyourassintonature

Get YOUR Ass Into Nature (@getyourassintonature)

"If you're looking for a sign to go out and explore the world that's waiting for you, go. This is your sign." // @julienelore // #getyourassintonature

Get YOUR Ass Into Nature (@getyourassintonature)

"It takes courage in yourself to know if someone walks around the corner you can give them a smile and say gday mate" // #getyourassintonature

Get YOUR Ass Into Nature (@getyourassintonature)

"Anyone who is able to be naked in front of others is courageous. Not only is it about image but about safety. I think that's why it's so taboo. I believe everything stems from love or fear, and a lot of people are afraid of what people will think as well as afraid of what they might say about them. They don't feel safe enough to be able to go there. As a female, I am hyper aware of this, and having been in a place where my sexual autonomy has been taken from me, I am super proud that I can claim myself. I'm not afraid to show my ass, even though it isn't rock solid, or tan, or perky or whatever the fuck it's "supposed" to be. it's real. I am real, all of me, and I am beautiful just like all my sisters in the world. And that's why I'm so passionate about getting my ass into nature. The feeling is so incredibly wonderful and fear shouldn't keep anyone from feeling this! No matter what they've been through. Let nature heal you and dissolve any feelings of fear." // @gypsyhuman // #getyourassintonature

Get YOUR Ass Into Nature (@getyourassintonature)

"My whole life I have been really self-conscious. I was an acne covered, closeted gay kid in a small town. I always had to try so hard to be the guy everyone wanted me to be. The pressure weighed on me a lot, so I went away to college. After a couple years in college I came out, and the experience was very similar to taking this picture. Suddenly its like you’re completely naked in front of the world. It is utterly terrifying, but joy and freedom you gain from it is like nothing else. I do have to thank my boyfriend for supporting me in both cases. But just incase you don't have someone like that, let me be the first one to tell you to be proud of who you are, even if you’re just a guy naked on a cliff!" // #getyourassintonature

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"I felt like I had found the top of the world...this was taken the day after we'd seen the eclipse in its totality. A previously packed mountainside was now empty so my sister and I had this rock all to ourselves. Obviously it was time to be naked. Later on we hiked down to the bottom of the mountain to find the perfectly beautiful, perfectly empty, perfectly private lake. Again it was obvious that we were going to be naked. Just us and the salamanders..." // #getyourassintonature // P.S. make sure you check out the link in the bio for a new calendar that would make your mom proud

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Who's ready to start their week... and the ski season? // @nrz22 at the #getyourassintonature group photo last spring // #getyourassintonature // p.s. check out the web store (link in the profile) for some new goodies we just launched in collaboration with @backcountrysquatters

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"Bucket list- climb a icy mountain to embrace the sunrise naked. Check." // @jamesdanielkelly // #getyourassintonature
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