Pixelization = Titillation

Far from supposedly protecting the innocent or the easily offended, pixelization on TV or in the movies actually increases prurient and overtly sexual interest in the body. Can there be any doubt that the TV networks and the government don’t realize this? Of course they do: sex sells. Bars or spots covering the breasts, buttocksContinue reading “Pixelization = Titillation”

Naked Social Euphoria

 A brief review of Co-ed Naked Philosophy from Martin Brant: Author Will Forest has a unique appreciation for the human body. I call it unique when it should be considered normal, but somehow our society has gotten onto a path of misguided morality that somehow judges the human body as shameful. Hence Co-ed Naked Philosophy,Continue reading “Naked Social Euphoria”

The Most Revealing Part

Can you imagine a clothes-free or clothing-optional university? Here’s a sample from Co-ed Naked Philosophy, and it’s not the same as the free download sample at Smashwords! In this passage, the student group Corporal Rights Movement (CRM) has organized a rally on the campus of Gulf Coast University: The Most Revealing Part Bodies in variousContinue reading “The Most Revealing Part”

Stripping and Teasing

One Monday morning in the fall semester of 1997 or 1998, when I was an assistant professor at a university in Alabama, the phone rang in my office.  “Are you married?” the female voice asked.  “Yes, why?”  “My friend, So-and-so, used to be your student. She’s getting married this weekend and we’d like to knowContinue reading “Stripping and Teasing”

Naturism in Brazil

I’ve had the opportunity to meet several naturist leaders in Brazil and visit a couple of naturist sites there. In a nutshell, here’s what I’ve learned about Brazilian naturism: Besides the US and Canada, Brazil is the only other country in the Americas that has a national naturist federation. Its sites and groups range fromContinue reading “Naturism in Brazil”

Dare To Go Bare

I love listening to good music about social nudism! The clothesfree.com site has been featuring Ton Dou’s catchy naturist-inspired music, with some fun house-produced videos, and of course the theme music of Shane Gentry and the Nekkid Monday Band. Another great song about the topic is Dolly Parton’s “Sugar Hill”! I’d like to feature oneContinue reading “Dare To Go Bare”

In the Spotlight: Nudity and Performance

Performance theorist Richard Schechner on the contradictions of “nakedness”: “Nakedness reverberates in apparently contradictory directions. A naked baby, a naked corpse, a naked person asleep. A naked prisoner running a gauntlet of truncheon-wielding concentration-camp guards. Dreams of being naked alone among a crowd of the dressed. Naked and seductive; hundreds of naked people sunning onContinue reading “In the Spotlight: Nudity and Performance”

On Reserve

Unwrapping the Sensory Mechanics of Nudity There are certain body parts that the twin social strictures of religion and politics most want to cover—or, more accurately, to bind. These parts are put on reserve, so to speak: under wraps. According to the rules of repression, they can’t be checked out, or unwrapped, except by special,Continue reading “On Reserve”