Excellently written. Expresses most of my views in a way I never could.
Ordinary life, for most people, is missing something very good: being naked, for its own sake, while doing something enjoyable with people you like. Because most people seldom, if ever, experience that, they aren’t even aware of what they are missing. Most people who enjoy social nudity say they like it just because “it feels good.” But there’s really more to it than that.
Everyone has experienced nudity in ritualized activities like bathing and sex. However, quite apart from that, nudity is a normal, natural human state that is pleasurable in and of itself. Once an individual experiences this state in routine, everyday situations ? especially social situations ? wanting to enjoy nudity for its own sake makes a lot of sense ? unless inhibitions conditioned by society interfere. When this inhibition occurs routinely, a valuable part of human experience goes missing.
Here’s a thought experiment. Think of what it…
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