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Old 03-31-2010, 04:21 AM
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We have been clothed in society far to long for this to be accepted really. I will say though, while the female body is a thing of beauty, the male body is not. LMAO anyone watch sinfield?
Lol, to some extent it should be called "Sinfield".

That show is hilarious... and wrong as well. Going nude isn't exactly... well, since I believe we all have a sin nature, we'd all be too preoccupied with sex if we all went out in the nude. Whether or not it's a agreed we have a sin nature, I think we can all pretty much agree on the latter of what I said...
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Lol, to some extent it should be called "Sinfield".

That show is hilarious... and wrong as well. Going nude isn't exactly... well, since I believe we all have a sin nature, we'd all be too preoccupied with sex if we all went out in the nude. Whether or not it's a agreed we have a sin nature, I think we can all pretty much agree on the latter of what I said...
I'm not sure I agree. Look at the Greeks, or native peoples, or the Na'vi! Nudity isn't sinful to them, it's just the way they were made. They see no reason to go to great extents to cover themselves up, just what is necessary for survival. Heck, nude beaches are pretty common in modern Europe. They seem to have no issue with nudity - those beaches aren't falling into massive orgies.

Religion has a LOT to do with this, especially the Abrahamic religions. All trace their roots back to the story of Adam and Eve, where the idea that nakedness is a sin, and that the body should be covered, first comes from.

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I would say its more common in Europe for a reason such as this! (not a serious post)

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Old 03-31-2010, 06:04 AM
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Sadly, it's kinda true. LOL
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:08 AM
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I'm not sure I agree. Look at the Greeks, or native peoples, or the Na'vi! Nudity isn't sinful to them, it's just the way they were made. They see no reason to go to great extents to cover themselves up, just what is necessary for survival. Heck, nude beaches are pretty common in modern Europe. They seem to have no issue with nudity - those beaches aren't falling into massive orgies.

Religion has a LOT to do with this, especially the Abrahamic religions. All trace their roots back to the story of Adam and Eve, where the idea that nakedness is a sin, and that the body should be covered, first comes from.
The difference as I see it is the Greeks did indeed have orgies and free sex throughout its society; marriage had absolutely nothing to say for itself except among the minority. Rome was.... eh. Rome was worse.

Nude beaches state that their purpose is to show themselves at their liberty: the way god (or "mother nature" in some groups) created them. It's a way of stating their lifestyle, and what they consider "moral" and "immoral". They've established that nudity isn't necessarily a symbol of sex. They're the one exception, and pretty rare in the world as compared with the rest of society. You're right about them, but they can't be used as an example because nude beaches are usually made up primarily of fun-seekers, who don't regularly come, but rather have spontaneous trips for "leisure". They can't represent society because they're a rare bunch.

Natives of other countries have societies that are raised to understand certain habits and principles. For instance, you'll have to look long and hard to find a native tribe somewhere in the world that uses absolutely no clothes (I contend there aren't any, but there's always a possibility; I don't know everything). Sure, there are many tribes where the women are topless, but the reproductive areas are always covered up, representing the values of what sex really means. Even the Na'vi had their primary genitals covered in some form or another.

We, as a civilized society see breasts as a sexual item (and rightly so). But in the technical sense of word, they aren't actually part of the reproductive process. So when the question is asked, "Why shouldn't we present ourselves as freely as we want," not including the fact that our society forbids it, I stand by my guns: we'd be too preoccupied with sex. Breasts are debatable, other genitals aren't.

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Sadly, it's kinda true. LOL
Thats what makes it even funnier Hahahaha!
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I would say its more common in Europe for a reason such as this! (not a serious post)

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LMAO if someone wants to be in the buff at his or her home is their prerogative. Anyway that being said that article has a lot of things wrong particularly regarding clothes and tying them up to skin cancer. Skin cancer is cause by overexposure of damaging UV rays. Basking in the sun while is not at it's peak it's healthy. It is decidedly not otherwise.

Take it from someone that does live in the tropics...
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LMAO if someone wants to be in the buff at his or her home is their prerogative. Anyway that being said that article has a lot of things wrong particularly regarding clothes and tying them up to skin cancer. Skin cancer is cause by overexposure of damaging UV rays. Basking in the sun while is not at it's peak it's healthy. It is decidedly not otherwise.

Take it from someone that does live in the tropics...
Maybe our sensitivity to UV rays has come from our dependence on clothing like this? One must wonder how high the rates of skin cancer were among native populations in the past.
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:48 AM
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Maybe our sensitivity to UV rays has come from our dependence on clothing like this? One must wonder how high the rates of skin cancer were among native populations in the past.
It's about vitamin D. I tend to subscribe to the out of Africa theory. Humans were dark skinned. When they moved to high latitude there is less sun and even less UV. That UV exposure produces vitamin D. I have a pretty strong that light skinned humans were an evolutionary step for like far from the equator. That light skin allows more of the UV to get to the low layers of the skin to make vitamin D. That makes for a competitive advantage.

This is just my take on it.

As far as running around naked I'm all for it. My wife tells me that it is my preferred state. The only problem is that I'm more on the American side of Human No More's image in his recent post. Oh well...
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Maybe our sensitivity to UV rays has come from our dependence on clothing like this? One must wonder how high the rates of skin cancer were among native populations in the past.
Keep in mind that the Ozone layer also plays a part in this. A few centuries ago the cases of skin caner were probably not as common and people worked in the fields men in Europe and around the world toiled their fields a lot of times with their backs bare to the sun
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Police questioning: "Why were you outside, in the middle of the second largest city in Sweden, naked?"
Me: "I've read it's good for the brain."
Police: "Fair enough."

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That'll only work if the police is from Skåne, though.
Ha ha ha tur man bor i Skåne då

Have you seen the episode from Simpsons when they are in Sweden (something with the noblel price): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqqrBKUf-N0
I wonder if that's how most people view sweden...
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Have you seen the episode from Simpsons when they are in Sweden (something with the noblel price): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqqrBKUf-N0
I wonder if that's how most people view sweden...
No, when I think of Sweden, I think of DICE.
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I liked the part about not wearing shoes! I haven't worn shoes in about two weeks! its good to know that it can help my body and mind
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