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February 3, 2013
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Should nudity be taboo?

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KorukiKonaru Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
There was another thread on here which inspired me to write this.

It's safe to assume that most people who read this live in a country where public nudity in areas where it's not legal to be so will result in you getting arrested. Why is that? Many people would agree that it's not inherently shameful to be naked, but there are still many more who would faint over the sight of a penis or, heaven forbid, a woman's breast.

In many cultures, such as that of Aboriginal Australians, nudity is perfectly acceptable since there is no existing taboo on being so. In harsher climates, wearing clothes makes sense. You wouldn't travel through the Sahara desert or the wildnerness of Siberia with your titties flashing. That's suicide. However, when exactly did common sense turn into "Oh ewwww a dick put it awaaaaay"? I've grown up in such a culture, but I would like to live in a world where I don't have to feel ashamed of having what nature dictated.

So, the questions...
1. Why is nudity considered such a shameful thing?
2. Who is responsible for insituting this belief in the first place?
3. Do you agree that it is shameful, or do you support the freedom to wear clothes in public or not as you wish?
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neurotype Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:lock: OP request :)
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DesmondForever Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013   General Artist
I think that as the human psyche and social organisation evolved in certain cultures, the heads of the tribes realised that whoever had the biggest wang and most sculpted body was most desirable to the ladies of said cultures. Assuming these chieftains had small to average wang size and possessed a less than average physique, they abused their power (presumably inherited) and instilled fear into the tribes-people, claiming that their deities wished that flesh be covered and that the naked human form was an insult to the heavens. Then they'd make a few examples of those who didn't follow the rules by executing them aaaaand eventually everyone was scared into wearing clothes.
Nudity isn't shameful. The shame came from these surly, insecure and inadequate ancient leaders of men, and now we suffer for it. I mean... Hitler had one testicle and look what happened with that nut-job (pun intended, although I'm not sure if this reference has anything to do with my point at all... hmmm do I even have a point?).
Moral of the story kids, it's just skin and hair. Beyond that, it's cells and atoms and quarks and energy. Hope I've entertained somehow....
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KorukiKonaru Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I enjoyed talking with all of you and hearing your opinions, but after hearing the same comment nearly 200 times I think I've heard just about everything there is to say. If anyone else comes in before this gets locked, don't be surprised if I don't reply. Until next time!
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Rhichter Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Because its a sign of intellectual and technological maturity to cover yourself for both protection and humility. You have to understand that when something is culturally imposed, there is a reason for it. Because in this instance, but not all, it promotes ideals and behaviors for which are beneficial to the individual and the group.

Wearing clothes increases your chance for survival so much so that it is necessary to impose these things in paternal evolution.

That's why.
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KorukiKonaru Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
That makes sense.
Sorry for the simple reply, I'm getting pretty tired answering to this thread so many times.
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Rhichter Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Its not because we're all trying to hate each other and not let everyone be in our natural state. Clothes are our natural state. Being naked is not beneficial to us, we've evolved with clothing in the same sense a bird has evolved to make a nest for its eggs. Being naked is our not having a nest for our eggs.

In places like africa where the people aren't technologically advanced and aren't intellectually capable, they didn't evolve complicated clothing because they didn't need it. But in places like Europe, they did.
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moofactory Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Teh Fuq?

What the hell do you know about our aborigines?
I dont see topless aborigines walking around one of the suburbs near by where I live mate.
Because its not socially acceptable and IS a legal offense.

Quit using examples of other cultures you know absolutely nothing about.
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KorukiKonaru Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
For the record, I'm Australian myself. And when I wrote that, I was referring more to their traditional ideas. They certainly didn't object to nipples before colonisation.
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CodePurpleyedrawings Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
hmm, I guess it's shameful and stuff because seeing other people naked is seen as this special, sexual, privilege. People just don't like their sexuality and feelings. Also, lots of people are self conscious about their bodies, so when someone else is naked, they feel shame and then quiet rage.

I wouldn't mind. But there is one con. Lack of protection. Lack of protection against sun, cold, rain, prying people, perverts, dirt, and insects. I don't now if you know, but private parts are sensitive. They are prone to infection, sweating and chafing. Oh there you go, you might sweat. Ain't nobody got time for that.

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KorukiKonaru Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I'd like to give an intelligent response, but I've given the same one about 50 times already, sooo... @_@ I agree with you, and I'll leave it at that.
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