Public Nudity =) !

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    Jul 01, 2008 6:17 PM GMT
    As most of you who follow any of my threads probably have realized by now, I tend to be a very liberal/libertarian type when it comes to human rights and social issues. One thing I have always advocated is the legalization of public nudity.

    I think it is absolutely stupid to require people to wear clothing in public. Humans are just highly specialized animals, and as such, we should only wear clothing out of necessity, not out of societies pressure to do so. I mean, if it's 90 degrees outside, why the hell do people expect you to walk around fully clothed?

    I dont understand why people are so afraid of nudity. Seeing a naked person should not be a big deal, and whether to protect the "innocent" children from nakedness or to prevent public sex, robbing people of the right to walk in public naturally is an injustice.

    Basically, let people get naked, baby!!! icon_biggrin.gif

    haha what do you guys think?
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    Jul 01, 2008 8:51 PM GMT
    BearCub17 said...haha what do you guys think?

    Come to Austin and check out Hippie Hollow. Weekends are a little mixed, clothing-wise, but weekdays are naked naked naked.

    I'm for functional clothing: a strap or whatever to prevent chafing and swinging. Hairnets, to keep stuff out of my food. Aprons and gloves for doctors and nurses...that sort of thing.

    But other than that, I'm all for public nakedness. Except on children, who should wear burkas.
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    Jul 01, 2008 8:54 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said[quote]
    Come to Austin and check out Hippie Hollow. Weekends are a little mixed, clothing-wise, but weekdays are naked naked naked.

    I'm for functional clothing: a strap or whatever to prevent chafing and swinging. Hairnets, to keep stuff out of my food. Aprons and gloves for doctors and nurses...that sort of thing.

    But other than that, I'm all for public nakedness. Except on children, who should wear burkas.


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    Jul 01, 2008 8:58 PM GMT
    Considering the general level of fitness of the population, I am very happy to have them stay covered up.

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    Plus, who wants to sit in a seat previously occupied by a big, fat, sweating naked guy...or a little, skinny, sweating naked guy, for that matter?

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    Jul 01, 2008 9:02 PM GMT
    Mmmmmmmmmmm....sweat! I went to Sonoma State University here in CA and it was (and I believe still is) a clothing optional campus. No one really took part, however in the early 70's they did.
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    Jul 01, 2008 9:04 PM GMT
    I dont agree with this. I do not want my nieces and nephews playing at the park and then witness some person walking around naked. They dont need to see that.

    You will also have people who do not know how to act and public masterbation will quickly rise.

    If you want to be naked do it in the privacy of your own home or go to a nudist community.
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    Jul 01, 2008 9:07 PM GMT
    I agree with Calson; who wants to sit in someone elses sweat? I think though, if people want to be nude, let them, on the nude beaches that are provided for themicon_smile.gif
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Jul 01, 2008 9:12 PM GMT
    Caslon raises quite a valid point. Think of the people you see in life outside of the gym/your rec sports/etc. What percentage of them do you have any desire to see naked? What percentage of them are you quite happy you don't have to see naked?

    Also, consider this: if we remove the societal pressure/expectation about wearing clothing and make it more functional, the primary reason why most of us outside of the tropics would wear clothing would be protection from the cold. The fatter you are, the less the cold effects you. Therefore, from a purely functional basis, the people who would be most likely to wear clothing would be those we would least enjoy seeing naked.
  • fitdude62

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    Jul 01, 2008 9:29 PM GMT
    Maybe if more people were naked more people would go to the gym out of necessity.

    Just a thought.

    I spend as much time naked as I can.
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    Jul 01, 2008 9:33 PM GMT
    To the proponents of public nudity: ya really wanna see your dear ol' mom letting it all hang out?
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    Jul 01, 2008 9:43 PM GMT
    Think it over next time you ride a public bus or the subway during the rush hour... ick
  • Aquanerd

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    Jul 01, 2008 9:48 PM GMT
    fitdude62 saidMaybe if more people were naked more people would go to the gym out of necessity.

    Just a thought.

    I spend as much time naked as I can.


    Just another thought...
    Who are the guys that walk around naked in the lockerroom at your gym, and who are the one wearing workout clothes in the sauna?
  • fitdude62

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    Jul 01, 2008 9:50 PM GMT
    I only wish I had a sauna......lol

    Point taken.....icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 01, 2008 9:51 PM GMT
    Sorry, man, but I couldn't live in a place where the grotesque are free to flaunt their grotesqueness. Why? Because they would, they would flaunt their grotesqueness, given the opportunity. All kinds of other laws would need to be in place, concerning weight and hygiene. I don't need to be the witness to someone's lack of toilet paper skills and I don't need someone's crabs leaping on me in the subway. I don't need the extra shit particles up my nose that are normally trapped by someone's pants when they fart. I have nothing against the human body when it's maintained. When it's not, cover it up. We have laws about maintaining our homes. We would need laws about maintaining our bodies and it aint gonna happen. You'll have 90 year old ladies tripping over their tits, old men with knee-bruised balls. I just threw up a little in my mouth. Gotta go.
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    Jul 01, 2008 10:20 PM GMT
    TO THE OP

    Mate, you can walk around naked all a like.. but the post below gave me chills!

    MikeOnMain saidThink it over next time you ride a public bus or the subway during the rush hour... ick
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    Jul 01, 2008 10:29 PM GMT
    There are bad bodies, and there are good.

    Yes, people's bodies are gross. But, we're conditioned to be disgusted by them. And I think nieces and nephews deal with the facts of life a lot better than adults do.

    That reminds me of my sister-in-law, who didn't want the kids to know I was gay. "What do I tell my kids? How do I explain it to them?" Which is such a stupid question. Kids deal with facts. I told her to say, "Uncle Mike has a boyfriend, who'll be there when you are." And leave it at that. Oddly enough, the kids couldn't give a rats ass who was spoiling them.

    Once you see a few dozen ugly naked bodies, you get over your giggles and disgust and deal with the person. Same as with the clothed people.
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    Jul 01, 2008 11:03 PM GMT
    shrug. nudity doesn't bother me, we see people that brought sexy back ... to the stone ages, at the nude beach here. we see families with kids of all ages at the nude beach.

    society conditions us to revile the nude human form in public, regardless of sexual desire. especially in america.

    put clothing on for function and hygiene or if you so choose, otherwise i'm really bothered by the lack of clothing. of course it's not sanitary to sit on a bus seat that some other unclothed anus was a few minutes ago. you'll find that nudist colonies often ask people to carry a towel with them for the purpose of sanitary seating like this.

    it's more the knee-jerk reaction people have when someone brings up public nudity that catches my eye.
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    Jul 01, 2008 11:33 PM GMT
    zdrew saidTo the proponents of public nudity: ya really wanna see your dear ol' mom letting it all hang out?

    I don't want to even think about it much less see it. (But thanks for planting that imagery icon_redface.gificon_rolleyes.gif )
  • Timbales

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    Jul 02, 2008 12:36 AM GMT
    I think more people should wear more clothing.
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    Jul 02, 2008 1:29 AM GMT
    Sometimes it's what we don't see that gets us through the night... I agree with Carlson.
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    Jul 02, 2008 1:33 AM GMT
    Confirmed exhibitionist here.
    no prizes for guessing where my loyalties lie
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    Jul 02, 2008 2:11 AM GMT
    Sorry. I can't agree with public nudity no matter who it is (hot or not). If people want that kind of "freedom" then I say go to a nude beach or to one of those nudist colonies on an island somewhere.

    I don't want to be walking down the street and have to actually see someone's bits flapping around (male and female). Clothing provides a form of protection form weather, bugs, and diseases. Would you want to sit in a chair after someone on a sweaty day knowing they were stark naked and rocking the birthday suit and see a puddle of ass juice on that chair? I think not.

    I'll be the villain and openly admit that some people should not walk around naked in the first place. I don't feel bad in saying it because I know lots of people are thuinking the same thing too. That's just a reality. Besides, if everyone walked around naked it would take away the mystery and in a sense it would take away a person's uniqueness and style since clothes do give that sort character to a person.
  • Hagan_F

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    Jul 02, 2008 3:33 AM GMT
    If they don't ever make it legal in public, you can come over to my place and be naked to your hearts content! icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 02, 2008 3:35 AM GMT
    Yeah, not into public nudity! Plus see here in SF almost every day and it's NEVER the ones who you want to see naked!!!

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    Jul 02, 2008 10:02 AM GMT
    Anytime I have been at a nude beach (where I keep at least a bathing suit on) it is not the people with great physiques that are nude, but those that are really out of shape. Enough to kill the sex drive for a month.