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On the academic “literature” of social nudity… and why nudity may be “offensive”

Since we’d just mentioned this topic… There is a well-curated list of the academic literature on social nudity at the TNS site: Academic Studies on Social Nudity. (It spills onto a second page, when one would have sufficed, so don’t … Continue reading

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Human bodies are words

Human bodies are words, myriads of words, (In the best poems re-appears the body, man’s or woman’s, well-shaped, natural, gay, Every part able, active, receptive, without shame or the need of shame.) – Walt Whitman, “A Song of the Rolling … Continue reading

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Questions for naturists and nudists to think about

It seems as though we’re always asking ourselves certain questions about our enjoyment of nudity in general and social nudity in particular. This is quite healthy and isn’t any indication that we doubt that such enjoyment is quite proper and … Continue reading

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Authenticity, again

We’ve used the terms “authentic” and “authenticity” a lot, and given various examples, but not really offered a definition. Here are some basic dictionary definitions: au·then·tic, adj: 1. Conforming to fact and therefore worthy of trust, reliance, or belief 2. … Continue reading

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Social nudity and authenticity

Playwrights don’t produce a large number of works that contain explicit nudity or even deal with the subject of nudity – or at least not works that are commonly performed. Obviously, that’s because of the formidable taboos against nudity in … Continue reading

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