Well, uh,, OK. But it's still against the law.

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I'm not quite sure why nudity is against the law to be honest. It's not like he was doing anything with a sexual connotation :confused:
 

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I'm not quite sure why nudity is against the law to be honest. It's not like he was doing anything with a sexual connotation :confused:
Well, you surely don't want a 5-years old girl to see a 49-years old ugly looking man running nude at the street.:D

Besides, I would (and I guess a lot people also would) find disgusting to be walking around a nude man in the street.:eek:
 

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Well, you surely don't want a 5-years old girl to see a 49-years old ugly looking man running nude at the street.:D

Besides, I would (and I guess a lot people also would) find disgusting to be walking around a nude man in the street.:eek:
Only because you're not used to it. It's like topless sunbathing. Americans always make a big deal because it's something unusual. Europeans couldn't care less because to us it's normal.
 

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Only because you're not used to it. It's like topless sunbathing. Americans always make a big deal because it's something unusual. Europeans couldn't care less because to us it's normal.
I'd go even farther... I like this habit!
In Poland, however, the Evil Twins (right wing president and prime minister) have banned it recently. Some people (and especially politicians)need to f**k more, it'd calm them down.
 

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We were all born nude so that tells me nudity isn't something we should shun.
But that baby fat quickly turns into hairy old fat, that deserves to be properly hidden from view to keep us from losing our lunch.

Plus, being proud of pale, fat, sagging, and/or wrinkled bodies enough to show them off in non-nudist settings speaks volumes of a person's mental state.

Of course, nudity while trying to get fit in public is a little further down on the gag reflex meter.
 

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Plus, being proud of pale, fat, sagging, and/or wrinkled bodies enough to show them off in non-nudist settings speaks volumes of a person's mental state.
I would have thought that being OK with one's body is a sign of a very healthy mental state.
 

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Well, you surely don't want a 5-years old girl to see a 49-years old ugly looking man running nude at the street.:D

Besides, I would (and I guess a lot people also would) find disgusting to be walking around a nude man in the street.:eek:
Why shouldn't a child see someone naked? What harm will it do? What about some fully clothed person selling pornography?

Americans seem to be unable to tolerate the natural human body. I posted a cartoon FFS on these very forums and the American values were so hurt the it was deleted. OK I've no huge problem with censorship per se, but on the very same page there were similar cartoons posted of drug use, murder, religious hatred, self harm, guns, knives etc. etc. all deemed to be less offensive.

Here's an idea: Force gun manufactures to cast the barrel of every gun as an erect penis, make the trigger resemble a clitoris, then sit back and watch the right-wing idiots implode trying to figure out whether it's their right to bare genitalia or whether to limit gun crime to a curtained-off area at the back of the video store.

I've been naked on the beach in the last few months, and yes it feels really good in a non-sexual way.
 

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Sorry guys, I really have just looked for the photos I thought I had with the intention of posting them for the hell of it, but I can't find them......they weren't on your camera where they dcv? All the one I have seem to be of you.
 

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But that baby fat quickly turns into hairy old fat, that deserves to be properly hidden from view to keep us from losing our lunch.

Plus, being proud of pale, fat, sagging, and/or wrinkled bodies enough to show them off in non-nudist settings speaks volumes of a person's mental state.

Of course, nudity while trying to get fit in public is a little further down on the gag reflex meter.

I guess the healthy obsession people have with looking like celebrities and starving themselves to death backs up your comment? :rolleyes:
 

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Just more american fear-of-nudity, as people have mentioned above.

30 days in prison? He was getting up at 4am to do it so people wouldn't have to see, constraining himself to places with fewer people and he's still punished so harshly?

Sometimes this country mystifies me. :rolleyes:
 

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Sorry guys, I really have just looked for the photos I thought I had with the intention of posting them for the hell of it, but I can't find them......they weren't on your camera where they dcv? All the one I have seem to be of you.
Thats ok buddy, just next time, don't loose those puppies.
 

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I guess the healthy obsession people have with looking like celebrities and starving themselves to death backs up your comment? :rolleyes:
Actually it is the pale, fat, hairy old man with the need to show his nude body to kids in public that backs it up.

As for the celebrities, if you are starving yourself to look like Michael Moore -- maybe you should. ;)
 

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Well, you surely don't want a 5-years old girl to see a 49-years old ugly looking man running nude at the street.:D

Besides, I would (and I guess a lot people also would) find disgusting to be walking around a nude man in the street.:eek:
I agree with a couple others who question why nudity is such a vile thing to behold. A child seeing a nude adult stranger is only thought to be repugnant because Americans have been brainwashed into thinking nudity has to be automatically associated with sexual behavior. We criticize the Muslim world for forcing their women into burkas, yet it is just a more extreme version of our own values.

I have been in several environments where public nudity was accepted. I visited Panape Atoll, an island in the South Pacific, on several occasions. It is definitely off the beaten track. It is also right out of a Michener novel. The women on Panape still follow the old custom of being bare-chested. After the pleasant surprise wore off, it quickly became normal and mainly went unnoticed.

I also spent a decade as a whitewater rafter. Early on, I did it as a professional guide. But, most of the time it was just my primary hobby. We traveled throughout the Western US and Canada, from March through November. There was a group of us that were together for many years (still best friends with many). We often spent time completely nude; changing gear, relieving ourselves, sun bathing, washing in the river, etc. It was a natural way to live and there just were no issues with it for most. There were a couple of individuals who could not get comfortable being nude themselves. They were fine with others, but they could not do it. They were not singled-out, ostracized, kidded, or even had any notice vocalized by the group.

Most of my friends are liberal-minded. Over the years, we have been nude sunbathing (there are some places you definitely do not want a sunburn), hot-tubing and/or skinny-dipping. Once again, if you do not have hang-ups, it is almost irrelevant. There are no secrets as to what is under your clothes. We all come from the factory with the same basic bodies. They are not all constructed exactly the same. But, it is hardly worth the attention we pay to it.

:) :eek: :cool: :p :eek: :( :D - How do you feel?
 

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Maybe I have grown up in a society where public nudity is related to sex.

But I keep my point.

I mean, imagine getting on the subway just after work. The subway is crowded as always, and you have to squeeze between many hairy men who are all nude. I just couldn't tolerate being body to body with strangers, knowing that parts of my body are touching their private parts.:eek:

Now, if you tell me I'll have to squeeze between some Victoria Secrets models, I think I'll just turn out to be the #1 defensor of public nudity.:D



But okay, seriously, maybe the example of the subway was to graphic, sorry for that. And I know that the part of the Victoria model would never be true. But it bugs me to think that I'll have to be with some strange guy at my side who is completely nude. It just bugs me.
 

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Only because you're not used to it. It's like topless sunbathing. Americans always make a big deal because it's something unusual. Europeans couldn't care less because to us it's normal.
But normally they announce that it is a nudist beach. And if I am correct, you need to be over 18 to enter, don't you?

I'm curious. It is normal in what way? I mean, I don't have anything against nudist beaches, maybe I wouldn't enter there, but I know I have the alternative to go to no-nudists beaches. But would you consider normal walking around in the street nude?