nudism


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(1) A cultural and political movement advocating and defending social nudity in private and in public
(2) A lifestyle based on personal, family and/or social nudism
Medical conditions in nudists Sunburns, priapism, Peyronie’s disease (as with non-nudists, but more obvious)

nudism

1. In psychiatry, a morbid desire to remove clothing.
2. The practice of living without clothing.
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In the final chapter, "Sex, Race and Nudism," Ross shows that by disregarding one of society's strictest taboos, i.e.
His appeal to scientific authority universalized the case for nudism by placing disregard of "universal," "natural," "physiological laws" at the root of the individual and social malaise.
His history makes clear the internal differences and tensions between different strands of naturism and nudism, to the point where naturism was used to label rather incommensurate philosophies and practices.
However, non-nudists often link social nudism with animalism, criminality, debauchery, chaos, transgression, deviance, hypersexual perversion, erotic oases, incivility, and rustic naivety (Andriotis 2010; Barcan 2001; Daley 2005).
"Barefoot" in the title of this compendium of stylish homes is not a call to nudism but a reference to the carefree way of life these homes reflect and can instill.
In NewYork during the 1920S, the sinister-sounding Dawn Magazine focused on "eugenics, nudism and figure studies." Germany between the world wars saw a plethora of sincerely political nudist magazines dedicated to Life Reform, socialism, nationalism, and various other causes.
Shedding his clothes has become a bit more than a hobby for Jim, although the basic joy of nudism is an emotion he still relishes and, importantly, shares with his wife Angela.
Many, however, turned to vegetarianism, nudism, bodybuilding, eugenics or alternative cures in their efforts to improve and perfect the architecture and inner workings of the human body.
Literally translated as 'torso nudism,' Signore Salvadori has got shirty over the widespread practice of tourists stripping off in St Mark's Square during the hot summer months.
"I had an interest in nudism. Most of the pictures were nudism.
I REFER to your recent article in the Daily Post concerning nudism at Newborough beach.
"Jan Gay" (born Helen Reitman of American parents in Germany) was an educated lesbian with an eclectic career as a journalist, translator, writer, and promoter of nudism. While in Berlin in the 1920's, she became impressed by the research of Magnus Hirschfeld's Institute for Sexual Science and learned how to administer Hirschfeld's extensive psychosexual questionnaire.