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beach nudity by the numbers

Which countries sunbathe in the buff?

18% of men and 6% of women worldwide have sunbathed nude.

28% of Germans and Austrians have spent a day at the beach naked, and are the mostly likely to do so worldwide.

Least likely? 2% of Japanese, 3% of South Koreans and 4% of Thai beachgoers have sunbathed nude.

20% of female beachgoers worldwide have spent time topless.

49% of Austrians are likely to go topless at the beach.

Which countries are most likely to go  topless?

42% of Spaniards are likely to go topless at the beach.

39% of Germans are likely to go topless at the beach.

Who knew?

 72% report being “very” or “somewhat” comfortable with the practice, trailing only the Spanish (74%).

Though statistically unlikely to participate, the Japanese expressed a high level of comfort with beach nudity or female toplessness.

Toplessness is a largely European phenomenon.

Source: 2014 Expedia Flip Flop Report