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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Western said that the Gold Coast was perfect city to host the party, which took off in America as the brainchild of Seattle-based nudism advocacy website bodyfreedom.
69) Suren's treatise advanced the idea that nudism could create national unity.
My one quibble is that she might have said more about the influence of Percy Bysshe Shelley, who was advocating socialism, free love, nudism, and vegetarianism long before Carpenter was born.
What is the plumb-line position of libertarianism on libertine acts between consenting adults, such as prostitution, pornography, fornication, gambling, homosexuality, nudism, etc.
Nudism shares the same appeal for young and old, he said.
The author describes Richter's tumultuous upbringing, his penchant for nudism, and his prolific writing of poems--many included in the book.
When the chamberlain inquires somewhat hesitatingly whether that is "in accordance with modern thought" Basil replies, "Perfectly:' At one point Seth discovers nudism in a European magazine, and despairs: "Here have I spent four weeks thing to enforce the edict prescribing trousers for the official classes, and now I read that it is modern not to wear any at all
Participating in homosexual sodomy does not necessarily reflect an attempt at self-actualization either, and indeed Justice Scalia was deeply skeptical of any distinction between homosexual sodomy and nudism in their respective substantiations of self-defining conduct.
From all appearances the compound is deserted--presumably because everyone is out of doors indulging in freestyle nudism.
Foucault (1980 [1975]) claims that mastery and awareness of one's own body can be acquired only through the effect of an investment of power in the body: gymnastics, exercises, muscle-building, nudism, glorification of the body beautiful.
While nudism has been the social norm for decades in Europe, U.
As an unforced sculptural encapsulation of both the Nietzschean image of the ecstatic dancer and the contemporary German cult of Nudism, this figure epitomised the dynamism and sensuality of Kirchner's beginnings as an artist.