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No judgment.

Sending nudes: a time-honored, horny part of contemporary courtship, and a fundamental part of getting off together in 2016. But is the exchange of nude photos so thoroughly woven into the fabric of our social interactions that we need a special day to do it? 

According to Twitter, hell yeah: #NationalSendANudeDay is trending.

But, my thirsty friends, I regret to inform you that today is *not* National Send a Nude Day. It's not that there's anything wrong with such a day, in principle. It's just that today is May 19, and National Send a Nude Day is in October. 

According to one of those sites that searches for the first time something appeared on Twitter, the inaugural discussion of America's holy day of naked texting was October 5, 2012. 

@ForeverFlyB is perhaps not getting the credit he deserves for being first to a trend that didn't blow up until four years later. But that October date didn't stick, and every year since has brought attempts to get #nationalsendanudeday trending in just about every month. 
It just didn't work until now. Today's edition seems to have jumped off from Instagram, carried over to Twitter by one @lovee_valicia. She has more than 5,000 followers, and a few retweets from that account was apparently enough to kickstart Send a Nude Day after years of failure to launch. Worth noting that most of the past attempts were by dudes—it took a woman to finally make this a thing.

But remember, it's a "fake" day meant to "trick" you into sending nude selfies. So don't smash that send button, America! 

Or do. Swapping nudes with a willing partner is a thing between adults, and you can do it any day of the year, as far as I am concerned. Who needs a fake holiday?


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