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Debate Score:351
Arguments:156
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Do You Think That Nudism Should Be Accepted In Public?

Should both males and females be allowed to be in a public place naked.


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Side Score: 271
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Side Score: 80
11 points

We live in a free country, correct?

There is no good reason to outlaw nudity.

Side: yes
2 points

Right on, it is a fact that we are told what to do and when to do it. The way we dress or not dress should be a gift of freedom as we know it!

Side: Yes
WindRiderX Clarified
1 point

I just want to clarify that it should be a right, not a gift.

Side: Yes
1 point

Why do people have such a greater disapproval of my post opposed to yours?

I would think they would have attacked the comment which is not only the highest, but made an argument that is wholly more blunt; that there is 'no good reason to outlaw it'. I mean I completely agree with you mate, I just don't understand why nobody is posting their dispositions towards your position :(

Side: Yes
3 points

Because you were challenging the functionality of clothes while I was challenging the attempt of government to restrict one from choosing to wear or not wear clothes.

Clearly they disagreed with your reasoning and not mine.

Side: Yes
6 points

Everyone was given the same body parts. So what if men have a penis and women have boobs and a vagina? There is nothing to be ashamed of by going naked in public. If we were supposed to wear clothes we would have been born with clothes on.

Side: yes
4 points

It is Ecolgically friendly, less laundry,less need to use deodorants,though some clothes shops would go bust!

Supporting Evidence: Live ecofriendly naturally naked (econudes.org)
Side: yes
Brian12345(12) Disputed
0 points

The born with clothes argument is silly. Clithes is a tool to protect you from elements and to protect others from loosing their eyesight.

Side: No
6 points

I don't see why not, we weren't born with clothes therefore we don't truly need them.

Side: yes
TheThinker(1850) Disputed
3 points

Im not an expert in human body adaption. But if what i read was true, the human body adapt to coldness mentally and not physically. So if you place a baby by itself in extreme cold weather, it is more likely to survive with clothes than without. Of course there are other factors to the child's well being.

Im not going to downvote you. I would usually say i would. But i understand your premise. I believe you should had said: because we weren't born with clothes, no law should say that we should wear clothes.

There are views to consider. One view is that people have the natural choice to wear clothes.

The other view is a contradiction to the first view. If i had a child and she sits on a deadly bacteria infected chair, i wouldn't want that for my child. In that view, i believe i have the choice to choose if my daughter could wear clothes or not. Not only it affects my emotions if she dies. But it affects me morally and selfishly because i want my legacy to continue after i die.

Side: No
DaWolfman(3319) Disputed
1 point

The question isn't whether or not clothes should be outlawed, it is whether or not any given person should be permitted to be in public without any clothes on.

If you place a baby, unclothed, in extreme weather it is going to to certainly not thrive as well as it would if it had clothes. I am glad we are both in agreement that extreme cold, and a lack of clothing do not positively correlate with any given persons well-being.

I appreciate you not downvoting me.

Let me rephrase what I said: Considering we were not born with clothes, we should not be mandated to wear them. Hopefully my revamped argument is now more synonymous and understandable to what I already said (in your eyes of course).

Those are definitely views to consider.

Here is the ideal situation: wearing clothes is not mandated. Wearing clothes is a choice. People can choose whether or not they want to wear clothes. Those sentences are all quite related to each other. One might even go so far as to say they are saying the same thing. But of course you might have some form of idea to contribute (i.e. a different way to say what was already said ).

So this debate which asks a simplistic yes or no question based off of opinion was answered by myself with the simplistic answer of ( essentially ): I believe nudism should be accepted in public as a choice.

Now you might have noticed that I have reworded my opinion on the manner several times, as I can only hope that you understand my viewpoint is not that wearing clothes should be illegal ( as that is not what the question asked of me nor is it what I said ) but that wearing clothes ought to be a choice.

"There are views to consider. One view is that people have the natural choice to wear clothes.

The other view is a contradiction to the first view."

That my good sir, is complete genius. I am glad you explained to me that there are differentiating views in existence and not only that but that these multiple views don't agree with each other in a complete sense.

Since I usually don't downvote people, I won't downvote you. I hope you think real hard about your next rebuttal if your next response is in fact a rebuttal ( considering your own position on the matter is unclear ), presumably you ought to be able to do that considering your enlightened thought process and that your name and picture is of the statue by Rodin which represents the ideology of thought.

Until then, I'll be back in a couple of weeks to check up on ya.

Side: Yes
Natural(6) Disputed
1 point

(You said) If I had a child and she sits on a deadly bacteria infected chair, I wouldn't want that for my child.

Wow you have a much better chance of catching a cold then you do an STD, transmitted by sitting where someone else once sat! Do you wear a gas mask out in public? To me you are only morally wrong if you harm another person. I do not think seeing a natural human body can affect you morally, any more then seeing a person of an other race. Nudity is not pornography and the two should always be handled in a different manner.

Side: Yes
missliberal(30) Disputed
2 points

If you live on the equator. Trust me, if you live in Canada.....you need cloths!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Side: No
DaWolfman(3319) Disputed
1 point

I don't live on the equator, and that is completely unrelated.

The weather of the public place in which someone chooses nudity is not what is in question, nor is the question suggesting wearing clothes be illegal. It is asking if nudity ought to be accepted in a general sense. As in your next door neighbor goes out to get a newspaper without any clothes on, and that is legal. Whereas you can choose between both. The point isn't whether or not it is ridiculously cold outside, it is whether or not it should be permissible.

Side: Yes
WindRiderX Disputed
1 point

Two words, "Bare Oaks” a family naturist venue, that offers a naturist environment, in the summer for sure, but even state they are open all year long. I don’t think they are paying employee’s to do nothing all winter either.

Even my point about summer makes my case. You really must not be afraid to dream a little bigger!

Side: Yes
Naams(1) Disputed
0 points

Yes we are born naked and therefore should all go naked? Really.. We are also born with the ability to have sex with anyone, should we then have intercourse with our parents, children, siblings? To satisfy our desires is only natural isn't it? We eat meat, should we then also kill and eat human flesh? I mean it's only natural that we eat meat, so who says not human meat? There are boundaries which humans follow that sets us apart from animals, to believe we can do whatever we want with no consequences is idiotic at the least.

Just because early humans did not wear cloths does not mean we also need to go back to the stone ages and walk around naked. Times have changed, human sexuality has changed and we are much more perverted. I would like to see a naked woman walking around alone in the streets of New York, if she doesn't end up being beaten, raped or killed at the end of the day, well she must be something else!

Side: No
DaWolfman(3319) Disputed
2 points

Yes we are born naked and therefore should all go naked?

If you want to, then why not..? Outlawing clothes is not apart of my argument, the choice is.

We are also born with the ability to have sex with anyone, should we then have intercourse with our parents, children, siblings? To satisfy our desires is only natural isn't it?

Having sex with anyone seems a bit ludicrous don't you think? No I don't believe we should eat other people, fornicate with whomever or rape children.

The choice to be clothed or not is simply a choice that would physically effect the nude person, and possibly visually upset a viewer.

There are boundaries which humans follow, being clothed is not truly one of them. I have spent nearly entire days nude with my wife, am I an animal? No, the need for clothes simply wasn't present. There are nude beaches all over the world. Why? Because people like to be naked sometimes, it allows for optimal tanning. Are these people barbarians? No, simply people that choose to not wear clothes. There are entire nudist colonies that simply go about unclothed, and guess what; they continue to live just fine and just as humans.

The difference between wearing or not wearing clothing and murdering someone for their flesh are so utterly different from each other to link them together in a form of 'my argument is complete chaos' is insane. What I am suggesting already exists, just not in a blanket sense. Only in small areas. Where nudity is accepted in many places across the civilized world, I know not of a single one where cannibalism and rape are.

Side: Yes
Natural(6) Disputed
2 points

Only a Zombie would consider eating other human beings. This point is so far out of context it makes me want to barf! The main problem with seeing nudity as a bad thing is peoples hang UPS and body image always get in the way! To me seeing someones head cut off on TV is a moral issue not going to a clothes free beach! By the way a large group of ladies now have the freedom to go topless in New York and do it on a daily basis without the fear of being beaten, raped or killed. You have that right, why shouldn't they?

Side: Yes
6 points

You're just looking at the natural human body, there isn't a problem with it.

Side: yes
6 points

I see no reason for it not to be. We are all nude under our clothes. It is just what we are. It is only bad because someone decided it was.

Side: Yes
5 points

I can not stand how bodies have been made into something to be ashamed of or a taboo. The human body is JUST a body. And we all nearly have the same parts. I don't see the point of clothes except to stay warm, and if we want to be naked then let us be.

Side: yes
5 points

Because there is no shame in the natural human body, clothes were invented for protection from the elements and for decoration,not for prudery. Nude IS NOT rude! To be NAKED is to be YOURSELF, to be NAKED with others is to be at PEACE with the WORLD! I live naturally naked at home, on holiday and outdoors whenever I get the chance!

A Whole Day Nude
Side: yes

Why be so ashamed of nudity? You're born nude after all. For some reason people today seem to think if you see someones naked body you will be scared for life. Which is just stupid.

Side: yes
5 points

born naked live free, lets start the equality and diversity debate on this one, according to the "rules" modern society has to allow for everyone being different but allowed the same chances in life (totally agree) so if people wish to not lead a textile lifestyle why should they be discriminated against? isn't this now going against the fundamental values of equality and diversity within society today?

Side: yes
4 points

If you are immature enough to think its gross God made us the way we are.I agree we shouldn't be dirty in public so they should bring a towel or something but I really don't see why its a big deal we were naked in the beginning we just made clothes for warmth

Side: yes
4 points

Of course, we are nature of this planet, yet we are ashamed of out naked appearance.

Side: yes
3 points

Yes absolutely right! And of course there is another facet, why should nudity be accepted in art but not in Life?

We are all born naked and that is how we go out of the world, so can't we accept it in daily life?

Supporting Evidence: Reasons to be eco-nude (econudes.org)
Side: yes
missliberal(30) Disputed
2 points

Not in Canada....you'd freeze! Nudism is only an option during the warm seasons in Canada and the United States. And I will say this again, human sexuality is for one's devoted/married partner and it is inappropriate to share our bodies with everyone we see!

Side: No
4 points

Yeah... For those who'd like to! I have a friend who'd like to be nudist.... According to her,'Nudism will do away with all the fakeness!!'

Side: Yes
3 points

I enjoy being naked but not everybody does. Your friend is wrong though about nudism doing away with all fakeness. People who become nudists/naturists are usually simply more open and honest to begin with. Nudists also typically have less stress in their lives and lower blood pressure than the clothes compulsives. But trying to force a clothes compulsive (CC) to go nude in public would have just the opposite effect. It would increase their stress levels and blood pressure.

Most CCs have a narrower view of nudity than we do. The great majority of CCs that I've met find it impossible to separate nudity and sex in their minds. They can not see a nude person without their thoughts turning to some sexual scenario. Just look at all of the objections to public nudity that have been posted here. What percentage of objections have nothing to do with sex? That people can enjoy being clothes free without having to be engaged in sex, they find unfathomable.

Side: Yes
4 points

you only need to clothes to stay warm so why should you be banned from taking them off if you are hot

Side: Yes
2 points

They also help a lot when hunting or fishing and you are having to push through heavy brush. But otherwise I like to leave them off.

Side: Yes
4 points

Yes, Nudism is freedom, as long as they carry a towel to sit on to keep it sanitary. I'm Marine vet and I would love to be nudist and so would my fiance. I think if everybody were nude they would be allot nicer and relaxed. Also I enjoy looking at the human body and I work hard on mine and would like to show it off. I say if it doesn't hurt anyone then go with the flow. They legalized Cannabis why can't we set our self's free. When your nude in nature that's how God intended it. How lovely to live in a society not based on what your wearing but how you act.

Side: Yes
4 points

Your skin is the largest organ in/on the human body! Best way to get vitamin D. !?!?

Side: Yes
4 points

We all born nude, natural, you wear clothes only when weather is cold:)

Side: Yes
4 points

I support freedom, and that includes the freedom to not wear clothes. The idea that nudity should not be permitted because it might offend some one is ludicrous. Using the same logic, if someone was offended by purple hair, piercings, tattoos, etc. then those "offenses" should be outlawed as well. I've seen nothing in the Constitution guarantying any one the Right to an offense free life.

Side: Yes
4 points

Logically, we are born nude, we are taught the fear of nudity and we are taught that nudity is sexual. Nudity is not sexual or evil, that is a solely cultural judgement. If you are a person of faith, God created us nude in his image, it was Satan who taught us shame of God's image. Shame is a sin plain a simple especially if you have shame in the image of God, right? To understand better how we are taught to fear nudity, listen to this podcast: http://www.naturistliving.bareoaks.ca/2009_12_01_archive.html

Side: Yes
4 points

Seeing a human body does not cause harm to other humans so why should it be criminal and unacceptable for one human to walk around without clothes in public. It doesn't make any sense whatsoever to make the human body a criminal act (the severest type of punishment under our laws). This law (in Canada) is only there for so called moral reasons. It is not there to protect the public from any harm. In Canada it was created for a specific purpose that has long past. It is also a form of discrimination just like not accepting gay people or jewish people. Allowing naked people to roam the earth doesn't mean you would see naked people everywhere you go. Private businesses can currently have dress codes. This wouldn't change if people were allowed to be naked in public.

Side: Yes
4 points

Nudity is the natural state of the human body. Society, in general has a phobia about the nude human body and all too often mistakenly relates simple nudity to pornography. It is natural. I know others will argue that 'sex is natural' or 'defecating is natural' and they wouldn't want to see that in public. I agree that both sex and defecating are natural. The difference is that nudity is simply the state of existing it is not an action where as having sex or defecating are actions that people would be offended by.

Side: Yes
4 points

The naked human body is not offensive, the thoughts created in the minds of some people about nakedness are offensive. The natural unclothed body is how we are born and how we die. The reason people think nudity is not good to see in public is that they associate nudity with sex or as a threat to their own sexuality. A naked person is just a person with no clothes on! that is all!

Side: Yes
3 points

Being naked is a natural right. No one should tell you that you should wear clothes. Being arrested for being nude in public is like someone telling you that you can't think.

I understand why some people are against it. People say: "i don't want to be a fat naked obese man or woman." Why? It is due to the fact that it is unpleasant. However, the reason why it is unpleasant of the way society has progressed. Soceity has progressed in a way that it has manipulated our minds to think that fat people are disgusting and skinny people are beautiful.

Am i right? Am i right that it is society's fault? If not, please educate me.

If there was a law that nudism would be allowed, we will all get used to it mentally eventually.

The only reasonable proposal against nudism is diseases. If you sit on a bacterial seat, the bacteria is going to spread into your butt. Am i right? lol im just assuming with an educated guess.

The best reason is that i don't want to suffer through coldness. Yes, your body can adapt to the coldness but i don't want to "experiment."

Im saying "Yes" because nudism is a natural right. How? I can't really prove that. We are born naked. And wearing clothes as a law doesn't seem right to me.

Side: No
DaWolfman(3319) Disputed
0 points

Being arrested for being nude in public is like someone telling you that you can't think.

In fact it is not, people are not arrested for performing an intangible process that is only perceivable to the one conceiving the intangible process. Being arrested for being nude in public is just someone breaking the law by doing something illegal. And if laws are not upheld then what kind of society do you want to live in?

"i don't want to be a fat naked obese man or woman." Why? It is due to the fact that it is unpleasant.

Who wants to be fat? I would actually go so far as to say people don't want to be fat due to health reasons. Which is probably why obesity is a major health topic, not because people don't like the way fat people look; more so due to fat people developing health issues in a general sense.

If there was a law that nudism would be allowed, we will all get used to it mentally eventually.

Humans do have a tendency to adapt.

Am i right? lol

Well if someone doesn't want to wipe down their seat with a sanitary napkin or put a towel down then that is their own fault for contracting a disease by sitting on a chair. Drinking chlorine, lead paint, paint, ink, Drain-O, and many other substances will kill you, but they are not illegal to purchase. Same concept. If nudity is legal, then people can do something stupid and sit on a dirty bus seat without cleaning it and contract a disease ( <-- that would be stupid ) or a relatively intelligent nude could simply put a towel down on the seat or clean the seat off.

Im saying "Yes" because nudism is a natural right. How? I can't really prove that. We are born naked. And wearing clothes as a law doesn't seem right to me.

Then why are you arguing with me about proving points, when you make a statement in a factual format and follow it by stating that it is something you can't prove?

Side: No
TheThinker(1850) Disputed
2 points

Then why are you arguing with me about proving points, when you make a statement in a factual format and follow it by stating that it is something you can't prove?

My mind is weird.

Who wants to be fat? I would actually go so far as to say people don't want to be fat due to health reasons.

I would say that is true as well as the fact people don't like to look fat. To them it is gross. Is the subliminal reason due to health problems? I don't know. There should be a study.

Side: Yes
3 points

Personally, I don't see what's wrong with it. We never used to wear clothes and people didn't bat an eyelid. So what if you see something you don't like the look of, the answer to that is to not look! It's purely natural, we're all human and all the same, and I think people should learn to accept that. It's meant to be a 'free' country so why should we stop people being nude?

Side: Yes
3 points

The human body in all shapes and sizes is not shameful. We should be free to be who we are, just as homosexuals, transgender, and other people who fall outside the norms of society are. If you have a problem with nudity, it is your problem, not mine, stop projecting your

insecurities onto the rest of us. Those who claim they don't want to see granny walking naked, stop being so shallow.

Side: Yes
3 points

We have far surpassed the alleged sanitary reasons.

The biggest issue now is that people fear hurting another's feeling or offending one another.

Yet, we live in a free society, where offense is as likely to be found, as breathing that day.

We should be allowed to freely express ourselves through nudity. Not a mandatory law obviously but, a break in the rule against it.

Side: Yes
3 points

Our bodies are perfectly natural. Nudity harms no one. If we could see how normal people look naked, we wouldn't be so swayed by the unrealistic image presented to us by advertising.

Side: Yes
3 points

We need to use our intelligence and realize that we've been brainwashed into thinking that nudity is immoral. But there is no proven logic for this so not allowing people to be nude where they please is discriminatory. Naked bodies do NOT harm anyone including children. There is well documented studies that prove that children in nudist families are very well adjusted and don't have so many body issues. And the only reason it shocks an average person is because of this fear that its bad and because we never see naked people in public. If we routinely saw naked people it would no longer shock people.

Supporting Evidence: Grand jct Co naturists website (Http)
Side: Yes
3 points

As I read various articles and delve deeper in to the lifestyle choices outside what the majority of the world consider normal, I have discovered that there is one thing that is prevalent among all of them, the feeling that we need to hide it from everyone.

I know for a several years I chose to hide my lifestyle from people because I was afraid of what they might think or what they might say or even possibly do. I hear all the time from various people, all because I choose not to hide the fact that I am a, here I go again with that word, A NUDIST.

“OMG you’re a pervert”

“Psst, don’t go around that man or let your kids anywhere near him because he doesn’t wear any clothes.”

“You mean you let your kids see you like that?”

“OMG You’re creepy, how could you let your family (wife, son, daughter) take those kinds of pictures of you?”

“Somebody needs to call the local children’s services on you!”

“Nobody wants to see that nasty stuff.”

“They will fire you if they find out.”

“You will never get a job”

“The bible says that is a sin and you’re going to hell.”

We all have our reasons for wanting to hide our chosen lifestyle/s but fear and shame seem to be the biggest reasons. What are your reasons for not being more confident, being proud of the lifestyle you have chosen and announcing to “your world”, I AM “insert lifestyle choice here!”?

I choose to no longer hide who or what I am so for the record, here is my announcement. My name is Moe and I am a nudist, bisexual, husband, father, son, brother, christian and a biker. I think the biggest thing I am is no longer afraid.

Side: Yes
2 points

As time goes by, more and more people know about my nudist lifestyle. Do I announce it or tell everyone? I can't say I do because I have too much to lose if I do. My job is important and also my family and friends. Most people do not understand the naturist lifestyle and are not in tune with it. This makes me feel like a total outcast and even though I have nothing to hide I feel I must keep it try to keep it from certain people. It is almost like I am a bad guy, or something. I am getting tired of going to sit in the back of the bus and I feel like I may become the object of some unjust hatred because of my beliefs. There are places for you nudists to go you know. Most people call them Nudist Colonies, but to me this is like calling it a Prison Camp or something. It is like we cannot be a part of the normal world, because we are not normal. But then again I am just the same as you, I just don't like clothes very much, they hide the inner beauty of the real me!

Side: Yes
boydallen(4) Clarified
2 points

"Natural" does come up with some serious questions and concerns. And hopefully we'll be able to help pull these out and resolved.

BTW, they are called "Nudist Resorts", not Colonies. We have not used the term Colonies in over sixty years. This is a fine example of the rest of society not understanding what naturism is (or called) even though the public has been told for over sixty years through education and media. We do not "colonize" any more than a golf club. Does going nude at a golf club suddenly make it a "colony"? No it doesn't. Does going nude camping at a campground such as KOA make it a "colony"? No, but it will soon be called that by those who doesn't know what naturism (not naturalist) is. (Meant only as update, clarification and a little education) :D

Supporting Evidence: Boyd Allens Christian Naturism (bacn.bravesites.com)
Side: Yes
3 points

I read through many of the comments and the ones that really hit home here are DaWolfman's comments as to what the question on the table for discussion actually is. Let me mention three terms here: RIGHTS; TOLERANCE; ACCEPTANCE. The question does not ask about legalization of public nudity or making it a right. It asks whether I think society should accept nudism occurring in public places. My answer is ideally I would like to see a day when all of society accepts nudity in public as just an everyday occurrence. This also is not asking about mandating acceptance only whether I think society should have acceptance for public nudity. yes, I think it should and hope society will someday. However, being more realistic in the here and now, in many places in the USA, we are lucky to even receive tolerance. As an example, conservative, largely republican Orange county, CA. Every news story about someone being nude in public, they're always portrayed in a very negative light, usually as a mental case or a severe pervert. Having public nudity as a right means that members of society must obey the law and not stop a fellow member of society from being nude (if public nudity becomes a legal right). Acceptance is something dealing with an individual's own belief system. I think everyone should accept nudity. But I am willing to accept people simply being tolerant, and if public nudity is legalized, I expect members of society to obey the law and allow nudists and anyone else who wishes to do so, be nude in public. Acceptance and tolerance have no bearing whatsoever on legal rights. If the Constitution were changed tomorrow to say I can go nude in public anywhere in the USA and its properties, and that someone preventing me from doing so is actually the one breaking the law, then acceptance and tolerance are beside the point. They have to obey the law or if they are breaking it, they have to face the consequences, regardless of whether they tolerate or accept anything. You can mandate legal rights and activities, you cannot mandate tolerance and acceptance. No matter how intolerant a racist is, they are not breaking the law merely by being intolerant or unaccepting. They are breaking the law by doing hate crimes, attacking an Asian person or Mexican person, etc... but merely being unaccepting or intolerant of and by themselves are not illegal. it's about society's beliefs, not their actions. That said, more often than not, extremely intolerant people tend to act out, so keeping within what the law says is illegal requires enough tolerance to turn the other way and at least mind your won business. Anyway, what I think should happen for acceptance, and what I think will happen are too different things. To get absolute acceptance from every human on the planet of any one behavior or lifestyle is probably asking a lot, as there are so many different belief systems. I don't think simple tolerance is too much to ask, though. Genuine legalization of public nudity will likely require a decent amount of acceptance though and tolerance of those who do not accept it. Let's face it laws are based on what society accepts or tolerates. I guess I'm saying the first step is at least tolerance. We need a decent amount of acceptance (tolerance comes before acceptance) for legalization to occur, so yes I want society to accept public nudity. But we've still got a long road to travel, what with many places losing their clothing optional status, such as California state beaches and San Francisco, and Lighthouse Beach in New York.

Side: Yes
3 points

Freedom comes with price called tolerance. The 9th amendment of the U.S. Constitution says nonspecific rights are protected by the constitution. No one can stop others from exercising their rights even if someone may be offended by their freedom. "I believe that people have the right to their own beliefs. I do not feel people have got the right to stop me from expressing my beliefs by picking up the phone, calling the police and having me put in prison." "Don't let those who have body negative values define what is and what is not acceptable. Body shame, like prejudice, is not natural. It is learned from others and benefits no one. "Nudity is a state of fact; lewdity, to coin a phrase, is a state of mind." Why teach our children to have disgust at the sight of a mere naked body?

Side: Yes
2 points

Only for sexy people. :p......................................................................

Side: yes

I had to up vote you.. Nudism is just something else people would abuse. Like..., yoga-pants. They were NOT designed foe EVERYBODY. An yet, I see yoga-pants being abused everyday. It's a bad situation to be subjected to that ;-)

Side: yes

Nude is only part of being human, it would bother me, besides most people are not going to be nude in the public.

Side: yes
2 points

you have the liberty to do what ever you want until it messes with someone elses liberty.

Side: Yes
2 points

Hey, if you're comfortable enough with your body that you wanna streak for life, then go ahead. It would be awesome if people could go naked on a daily basis. Shit, i would be hugging everybody.

Side: Yes
2 points

Many of today's leaders were naturists or nudists, to me it seems very strange that many people have a very bad attitude against these very meek and open people! It should be our God given right to dress as we wish as long as we are not harming others. Many have the opinion sex and nudity are one in the same, which they are not. If you have never taken your clothes off and walked out in your back yard, you should do it now! If you have never gone to a nudist beach, why? What is holding you back?0

Side: Yes
2 points

Interestingly, the title (Nudism) doesn't match the question (Nudity). Nudism is a philosophy or a life style. It should be expressed publicly without restrictions even if it includes nudity.

Nudity by itself should not be declared illegal, only actions or behaviour. How the human body could be declared illegal or harmful for others to see? We do not live in Saudi Arabia nor in Ancient times when people believed in magical power of eyes (cf. Medusa Gorgon). Or do we?

Side: Yes
2 points

Speaking on the side of Christianity, I submit this argument.

If God created man (male and female, or humanity) in his image and likeness, then just what part of God are you ashamed of, are you afraid of?

Do you think that God is ashamed of his creation? We look up to artists who draw and create statues of nude bodies and put them up in museums and art galleries, hang them up in our homes. Yet we think God, who created those bodies called "art" is ashamed and want to cover his beautiful creation? What foolish people we are.

It is in our blindness, our hard heartedness that we see ourselves this way. We are projecting our shame and fear on God and thus covering what HE created called "very good".

Please check out my website at http://bacn.bravesites.com/ for more information on Christianity and Nudism. You will be surprised what Christians can think of nudity. I am currently nude in my home, in the living room with my family as I write this. We have no shame or fear of the human body. It is as God created and called "Very Good". Look it up!

Supporting Evidence: Boyd Allens Christian Naturism (bacn.bravesites.com)
Side: Yes
2 points

If God was against nudity, then why does he still create us naked? If you don't believe that, then take a closer look at a new born baby.

Some say "I can't help it, I was born that way" and get by with that answer, then so can I.

"I can't help being nude, I was born that way"

Live Nude and Prosper

Supporting Evidence: Boyd Allens Christian Naturism (bacn.bravesites.com)
Side: Yes
2 points

The main arguments against the legalization of public nudity that I always hear are:

1) I don't want to see ugly/fat people naked

2) It's unsanitary

3) Children shouldn't see naked adults

4) Adults shouldn't see naked children

5) It would increase the rate of rape

Now, argument number one is one of the most idiotic things I've ever heard. You don't want to see naked people? Well, maybe I don't want to see people with tongue piercings. Should we outlaw those too? This argument is just immature and closed-minded.

As for number two, no one is forcing anyone to be naked. People who choose to go naked do so at their own risk. If we wanted to reduce chances of disease transmission, why not force everyone to wear gloves? They say that the hands are some of the most unsanitary parts of the body. While we're at it, why not make everyone wear full-body hazmat suits? It follows the same principle as forcing everyone to wear clothes.

Numbers three and four can be pretty sensitive subjects in today's "pedo-mania" mindset. I'll deal with both issues separately.

Number three. People fail to realize that the naked body is not always a sexual thing. We typically associate nudity with sex in today's culture, because most people have sex naked.

Now, let's say a kid sees a naked adult. Is he immediately scarred for life? No. A child does not automatically associate nudity with sex, unlike most adults. Most likely, the child will be curious to why the adult's body looks differently than his. It's the overly zealous parents that force the "nudity is shameful" mantra down children's throats. On a related note, do you ever wonder why we have so many suicidal teens hating their bodies nowadays? It's because most teens' first encounter with nudity is pornography, which both sexualizes the human body and presents an impossible ideal for sexual attractiveness. If children were to see real-life adults naked more often, they'd probably be more comfortable in their own skins.

Number four. There is a big difference between public nudity and public sexual activity. If an adult were to see a naked child, so what? Unless he's a pedophile, there's no sense of sexuality or dirtiness in a child's body. Now, I know that pedophiles do exist out there, but don't you think it would be pretty obvious if some naked guy were standing outside a playground with an erection? That kind of behavior transgresses the bounds of public nudity, and goes into the realm of public sexual activity. Behavior such as that would still be firmly outlawed.

The final argument I often hear is that nudity will increase the rate of rape. First, it must be noted that nudity is actually LESS sexually stimulating than a bikini (in a real life situation). The reason is twofold: one, a bikini draws attention to the sexual organs, while nudity does not draw attention to any particular body part, and two, bikinis allow the viewer to "fill in the blanks" with whatever he finds most stimulating. With nudity, what you see is what you get: warts, blemishes, and all.

Now, for the sake of argument, let's pretend that nudity does, in fact, cause increased sexual arousal in viewers. That is still no more reason to ban it than it is to ban short-shorts or mini-skirts. Once again, I must emphasize that nudity is a choice, with risks and benefits, and it is up to the individual to weigh the consequences and decide for himself whether to go naked or not.

Well, there you have it. Please don't reply until you've read my entire argument, and please be mature and intelligent about it!

Side: Yes

Clothings function is to protect us; look at gloves- we have warm gloves to keep our hands warm, and we have work gloves to protect our hands from injury. The fact that they cover the skin on the hands is not the intended function of gloves, merely a necessity for them to function.

That should extend to all clothing. If somebody does not wish to wear clothing, they should not be required to. If an individual objects to seeing a nude body, they should cast their gaze elsewhere- the problem lies with the objecting individual, not the nude individual.

Side: Yes
2 points

Certainly do agree nudism is fine in public. In fact, I don't believe you need to refer to it as nudism unless it is in public.

Side: Yes
2 points

Sure, what is the big deal? We don't seem to mind violence and that is much more harmful. Also, if you don't like nudity you can look away.

Side: Yes
2 points

If Naturism was socially accepted I feel it would reduce the amount of sexually motivated crimes because the human body would no longer be the taboo that it is in the western world, tribes have been comfortable with naturism for centuries and yet they are considered primitive? how can they be primitive when they can accept that which the "First world" can not - definitely should be accepted. Accepting does not mean it will be compulsory but it would give people the freedom of speech and choice that we already claim to have but clearly haven't got yet

Side: Yes
2 points

Naturism is a way of life in harmony with nature, characterized by the practice of communal nudity, with the intention of encouraging respect for oneself, respect for others and for the environment.

Side: Yes
1 point

Yes, but not anyplace. There must be places designated for nude use by authorities that is police protected.

Side: Yes
1 point

Sure, why not. It will probably break down some other barriers.

Side: Yes
1 point

To Quote the NeoNudist:

"The argument of indecent exposure, and public decency is often made by those that feel that the requirement to wear clothing is best for everyone. but it could not be further from the truth. The positives of a Naturist lifestyle far outweigh any perceived negatives, which are only derived from a lack of understanding, and irrational fear.

And the real public decency would be to not ban and criminalize the natural form of the human body, nor would it require a mask or support any notion to hide our true self, or that such a thing could be an offense to another human being having had also been born with a human body. nor would it support the perversion of morality itself, by suggesting that view of the uncovered human body could only be of sexual nature. but support that the body is a part of our personality and who we are.

Just remember true freedom means never having to hide who and what you are."

Supporting Evidence: NeoNudism, Naturism Updated. (neonudist.com)
Side: Yes
1 point

Sure once the birds are fit :) if they're tubbies forget it......

Side: Yes
1 point

We humans are another species like animals. Surely we should have the same acceptance. We are not born into artificial living, we are born natural. Amazingly the clothed community often make judgements towards others appearances, whether make up, hair, especially fashion and weight, etc.. Public nudity will open the doors to a better acceptance of the individual and their own body issues (if, any). The way forward I believe is to go way back to the beginning away from the conditioned methods which society has been affected by for a long time. If it wasn't public nudity it would be race, gender, or something else that someone would either judge or be ignorant towards. Stay nude, stay happy!! AC

Side: Yes
1 point

We humans are another species like animals. Surely we should have the same acceptance. We are not born into artificial living, we are born natural. Amazingly the clothed community often make judgements towards others appearances, whether make up, hair, especially fashion and weight, etc.. Public nudity will open the doors to a better acceptance of the individual and their own body issues (if, any). The way forward I believe is to go way back to the beginning away from the conditioned methods which society has been affected by for a long time. If it wasn't public nudity it would be race, gender, or something else that someone would either judge or be ignorant towards. Stay nude, stay happy!! AC

Side: Yes
1 point

Who does it really harm? People get so offended by it for no good reason. It is perceived as being sexual but nudity on its own is not. Some people will say it harms children yet we are born naked and it seems most children are natural nudists until told not to be. If they are so offended, they could just look away.

Side: Yes
1 point

People often think nudity is inherently sexual, but it isn't. If You Have ever been in a nudist environment you will quickly see how quickly it becomes no big deal. We have such a fear of nudity that is crazy and makes us scared and uncomfortable of our own bodies.

Side: Yes
2 points

No, just no. Do you really want to see your grandparents walking around in the buff?

Side: No
natmike2(11) Disputed
7 points

I wouldn't have minded one bit seeing my grandparents naturally naked, why not? Ive seen so many naked bodies of all shapes,sizes,colours,ages in my 50 yrs of being a practising naturist that I can honestly say that EVERY body is natural and normal, even those that have limbs missing,mastectomys and disabled - you are definitely NOT missliberal rather missconservative!

We should live and let live, not be judgemental, nudity cannot harm you, just because you don't want to see something doesn't mean it shouldn't be allowed - I hate to see people with pierced tongues and eyebrows but I'm prepared to let them be!

Supporting Evidence: 205 arguments in favour of nudism (www.naturistsociety.com)
Side: yes
missliberal(30) Disputed
3 points

No, I only meant that as a joke! Each and every body is beautiful; young and old. However, I do believe that bodies are to be shared with one's devoted partner. Public nudism is technically free pornography for the world; plus, here in Canada, nudism is not even an option unless you want to freeze! As a Catholic (not a conservative!), I believe that our bodies and human sexuality should be protected.

With that said, I wouldn't judge anyone who would choose nudism as a lifestyle. It is their personal choice for themselves.

Side: Yes
2 points

Exactly, "just because you don't want to see something doesn't mean it shouldn't be allowed" I wouldn't want to see it and so would other people. It's a good idea to keep it as a private thing for individual interests. No one needs to indulge someone other who says that, "other do it, so why don't I?" (Nothing about you.)

Side: Yes
1 point

EVERY body is beautiful! If one only wants to see nude people who have perfect, or nearly perfect bodies, one is selfish and immature.

Side: No
NakedToad(10) Disputed
1 point

Of course I do. It would mean that they were still living. I'd like that.

But, I find that people who object most to nudity are the ones that can not separate simple nudity from sex. I want those of you who object most to nudity, think about your first thoughts when you see a photo of a nude a senior citizen or obese individual. One of the things that I've heard most from the clothes compulsives' around me is "Who would want to have sex with that?" I have even heard that from TV reporters covering some nude event where old or fat people were present. The problem seems to originate in the dirty little minds of the clothes compulsive.

Side: Yes

If nudism was allowed, there would be wet spots on many public seats where women have sat. ;-)

Side: No
natmike2(11) Disputed
2 points

JUst to say, it is the convention the Nudists carry small towels - NOT to cover their natural genital parts but to sit on, so that there will be no germs passed to another, so they DO respect health laws!

Supporting Evidence: naturist etiquette (www.inthebuff.co.uk)
Side: No

Oh..., well..., That's nice to know..., I guess. ;-)

Side: No

While I think some bodies are attractive the majority of bodies that would be shown are NOT. This would make me feel ill.

Your sitting in a nice restaurant eating and some big obese person sits next to you…no thanks. Can you imagine sitting on the same seat naked as the naked person before you. LOL Oh my the germs we could get.

And men would get erections….how many times a day? Oh that one would cause a few marital fights wouldn't it? I can't imagine public nudity and what it would cause.

Your teacher is presenting an idea in front of the class and all of a sudden he gets an erection…..yea right.

Who could get work done?

And women on their periods? How many of you would care to see a woman wearing a maxi pad……openly?

Notice that the picture above presented all skinny people…..LOL

Had they all been fat and out of shape…..how many of you would have liked that? Come on be honest...

Side: No
natmike2(11) Disputed
3 points

Why are you concentrating on erections? I've been in many naturist resorts,beaches,and in all sorts of areas but they VERY rarely happen! Natursits are very concerned not to embarass or offend but we DO want the right to wear as much or as little as we please, it's a natural human right! And as for women on their periods they would wear panties or those things that are called tampons!

We have been conditioned to only accept people of a certain shape/build - why not accept people of all sizes/shapes/colours, now THAT is proper human acceptance and equality!

Supporting Evidence: naturist etiquette (www.i-naked.info)
Side: yes
missliberal(30) Disputed
1 point

I personally would not judge anyone who was choosing that life style. However, isn't sexuality something we should keep special for our married/devoted partner?

Side: Yes
1 point

I love when women wear panties on their periods. It's lovely for women to want to cry wearing panties on their periods. Which I love when women wear panties on their periods, is that I love too see them in their panties and they see me in my briefs.

Side: Yes
abhutic(2) Clarified
0 points

I love when women wear panties on their periods. It's lovely for women to want to cry wearing panties on their periods. Which I love when women wear panties on their periods, is that I love too see them in their panties and they see me in my boxer briefs.

Side: Yes
Quocalimar(6470) Disputed
2 points

While I think some bodies are attractive the majority of bodies that would be shown are NOT. This would make me feel ill.

So you mean the rule should be based on your preference? How is that more fair. Should fat people not be allowed in public because some people go a step further than you? They are just appalled by the presence of obese people, clothed or unclothed.

Your sitting in a nice restaurant eating and some big obese person sits next to you…no thanks.

Yet you'd allow this for a beautiful lady? In this case you stated, you mean you don't want to see something offensive to you eyes right? How about the people who may have a personal vendetta against your face? Note I'm not calling you ugly, I've never even seen you

What if one finds your face to be hideous, should you be kicked out of the restaurant, or not allowed in public, because your face is offensive? I don't think so, you can not help the way you are born.

Can you imagine sitting on the same seat naked as the naked person before you. LOL Oh my the germs we could get.

In what way? The germ issue is as not a big deal as many try to make it out to be. They can be spread by any touch, not just genital, so if you want to avoid their germs you could simply avoid sitting where they sat in general.

And men would get erections….how many times a day? Oh that one would cause a few marital fights wouldn't it?

I hardly think women would be so insecure to be angry at their man for getting stiff just because a naked woman was walking by. In nudist colonies this is not as big an issue. Also in this scenario you fail to keep in mind that this would not be mandatory. On date night one could choose to wear clothes, then on any other given day one could choose to go au natural.

I can't imagine public nudity and what it would cause.

Check this out. The video says you must be 18 years or older, so if that's an issue for you, you've been warned.

Your teacher is presenting an idea in front of the class and all of a sudden he gets an erection…..yea right.

School dress codes and again, not mandatory.

And women on their periods? How many of you would care to see a woman wearing a maxi pad……openly?

Again, not mandatory, and again about personal preference. I personally would not want to see it, but I also do not want to see two guys kissing while I'm watching a movie. They should be allowed to do it though, while I can simply deal with it, or look away.

Who could get work done?

Who could get work down with breast, legs, toe, lips, eye, etc, fetishes running rampant. People know how to prioritize.

Notice that the picture above presented all skinny people…..LOL

This was obviously an artist's photo of the affects of nudity. This was not a nudist colony, the reason the people are skinny is because they have more confidence than over weight people.

Had they all been fat and out of shape…..how many of you would have liked that? Come on be honest...

Lol! Honestly, I would not have liked it much, but that still would not defeat my purpose for joining this side.

People should have the right to express themselves, regardless of how other people will be offended by it. Rules to limit us are a bad thing, when we are teased with the prospect of freedom, but then it's only dangled in our face like a topless woman saying "Don not touch"!

Side: Yes
naturalmike Disputed
1 point

Just because someone is naked doesn't mean they are obnoxious if they are "fat" or "thin" (what is "acceptable" then). Also it's etiquette to carry a towel to sit on this avoids t/f of germs. And why would men get erections, it's very unusual to see an aroused male on a nude beach or in nude social events, yes it MAY happen but it's a natural phenomena! Look at the hundreds riding in the World Naked Bike rides in London,Brighton,Manchester etc naked men and women and no complaints by the thousands who see them!

So live and let live, Nudity is Natural, to be Naked is to be Yourself!

Supporting Evidence: Manchester World Naked Bike Riders (i.imgur.com)
Side: Yes
1 point

I only say no because it is looking very grose. But it should be normal.

Side: No
Nude(7) Disputed
4 points

The naked body is a piece of nature. You shouldn't think of it as grose because in reality, the naked body is the only thing we were given when we were born.

Side: Yes
1 point

no. I feel the same way about nudism the same way I feel about public displays of affection. Everyone should have, at least, their private parts covered, but also to dress appropriately for public decency. And as for public displays of affection, giving your beloved a quick hug and/or peck on the cheek, okay. Anything else, no way.

Side: No
1 point

I know everyone has the rights and all but I personally don't want to see a person naked. Neither do I want any of my future children seeing anyone naked either. Also, it would make rape a lot easier since one person is already naked, or both. (No offense to nudists.)

Side: No
Skinnydipper(1) Disputed
2 points

Since when has clothing been any sort of proctection against rape?

Side: Yes
stickman(2) Disputed
1 point

So, if the sight of something displeases you, you think it should be illegal? Should this be the basis for a law? I don't like the look of that group of people -- throw them all in jail!

Side: Yes
1 point

And why is it necessary? It is hard to wear a swimsuit? What meaning is to undress in public? In my opinion, these people are not quite normal. They have some cockroaches in my head. Or they are so in love with their bodies that they want to show it all, or they just like to shock the audience.

Perhaps such a strange way, they themselves are trying to prove that the modern, and that they have no complexes. But it does not solve the shocking psychological problems. It only makes them. First a person thinks that simply undress. Then he does a tattoo, then - plastic surgery. As a result, just as a person is lost. He has attracted attention not spiritual qualities, and questionable antics. Also, sometimes these people are not confined to his "circle of interest." I saw children on nude beaches. And how to grow a child if the parents do not hesitate to undress in his presence? The same psychological trauma! Society inspires him to go naked is indecent, and his own mom and dad calmly removed his pants in the nation. I think this is not no good end.

Side: No

No, nudity was met to be between a married cupple, hipicritical of me but still true.

Side: No
1 point

It's not nudity of which I'm concerned. It's CLEANLINESS! Some people are just flat out lazy, and would not sufficiently clean themselves after a visit to the toilet.

Side: No

No .

Side: No
1 point

Clothes are a good installment in society, we should keep it that way.

Side: No

No since society itself is not ready to accept a naked person in public. People with different beliefs would judge the person immediately leading to chaos and misfortune of the nudist. Children would also misinterpret the act of being naked their own way and may go wayward in their beliefs and delve into something they are`t supposed to.

Side: No

There are nudist camps that allow the freedom for people to go around in their birthday suits.

Side: No
1 point

Hell no, nobody wants to see my fat body naked not even me. People are generally unatractive naked. If ever there was an argument against free speech it is public nudity. Hate the thought of someone being forces to eat at a restraunt sitting next to my unclothed body.

Side: No
0 points

I guess it should be, but it isn't. There's not much one can do about the general perspective on public nudity. It doesn't matter that it's natural, our society has come to decide that it isn't acceptable. I don't see the benefit of being nude, and it certainly is not practical in today's world.

Side: No
stickman(2) Disputed
1 point

One could use the same arguments against a whole list of things that have been discriminated against in the past but now aren't. In Canada, we used to discriminate against homosexuality but now it is wholly excepted. People and society can and do change - some a little faster than others.

Side: Yes
0 points

Absolutely not! Society can't just freely give up their sexuality like that! Sexuality is meant to be shared only with one's devoted partner. Walking around nude is practically giving up your body to the world and I must say is just disgusting and unsanitary. Plus, in the winter people are just asking to get hypothermia.

Side: No
dariowestern(2) Disputed
3 points

Nudism and public nudity are not to do with sex. Neither is the human body disgusting. You sound very hung up on yourself if you are supposed to be a liberal.

Side: Yes
stickman(2) Disputed
1 point

This is about nudism not sex. A quick google search will give you definitions both. Also, no one here is suggesting that there should be a 180 flip to the law where they now ban clothes. All it is asking if you would accept it and not discriminate against it. Just because people will be allowed to go naked without fear of discrimination from the law and society does not mean their brains will now malfunction to the point where they can not tell that is cold out.

Side: Yes
0 points

Nudism should be no means be allowed in public. It is true that humans used to be more accepting of nudity thousands and thousands of years ago because after all, we are animals. By this time, we have evolved way past our animal stage and are much more complex, meaningful beings. We see the human body as sacred, hence why we only expose it to people we love and hold dear (usually) and allowing public nudism would strip this sacred aspect of the body and place ourselves closer to the category of animals. Plus, public nudity could give bacteria and disease a much better chance of infecting us, especially STD's. We have public transportation, restaurants, movie theatres, classrooms, etc. that could be nesting grounds for diseases such as herpes if we were not properly clothed. Another point of why this would be wrong is because of deviants in society. I don't know about any of you, but I would not enjoy rapists and murderers gazing at my future daughter's or wife's naked body.

Side: No
natmike2(11) Disputed
2 points

I totally accept the acceptance of the body as sacred not to be violated but that does not conflict with the acceptance our own and other's bodies as something of beauty WHATEVER the shape, size,gender,colour or age and I do maintain that in very recent times we have been conditioned to believe that people that do not conform to a certain shape or weight are - to use a word elesewhere in this debate - "gross" - which I find offensive. People who live in naturist areas(not "colonies" please) like Cypress Cove in Florida, live perfectly "normal" lives, their children go to state schools, they go to work etc but live on site naturally clothesfree. There are still (hopefully if they haven't been eliminated by the bacteria that clothed people bring) tribes in remote areas that live perfectly good naked lives.

Virtually ALL crimes are committed by clothed people, wearing clothes does NOT make a person better, those bankers that have swindled us and our country are all "suited and booted"!. Naturist holiday centres(like Euronat in France) where everything from shopping to watching a show are done clothesfree are not nesting grounds for diseases and indeed swimming in a costume is worse for harbouring bacteria, swimming naked is so much better!

So I hope that those who haven't tried it will have a go on their next visit to a beach or walking in our lovely countryside!

Take a look at the link - it substantiates what Ive said above!

Supporting Evidence: Naturism is eco-friendly (www.marieclaire.co.uk)
Side: No
0 points

I suppose I regard nudists as fine as long as they don't keep pushing their view on me and their public parts. My beef is I live in a house in Spain where despite their being a nudist beach close by nudists seem to have to walk along a mainly textile area. It is 'as if' being a nudist has to be shared despite reservations by others. In Spain nudists can go where they please to the dismay of many. It is as if being a nudist has to be displayed and arrayed before all others. They are not bonny in the main and being naked suggests they do want to be noticed by all therefore not simply enjoying their freedom to express their fetish in designated areas , and I observe that weirdos do congregate to spy on this ethos of going naked which is all too common where I live and maybe a surprise or a delight for some. I notice nudists too don clothing when it is cold. We simply haven't evolved to produce fully clothed infants in togs as yet. I do wish this argument of us being born naked was disbanded for as a midwife we wrapped up the infant pretty quick to avoid hypothermia. Go naked, show others how you feel free and show how you think you have a more meaningful life and clearly ignore the feelings of others. As a nurse I know what the human body looks like it is largely flawed and misshapen and usually adored by a loving other but do we all have to gaze upon some with no such reference or particular interest? To be truly caring as people we don't have to force our body on another's unwilling gaze to prove we have some deep intrinsic meaning ..for either we do or we don't. Nakedness is the answer for some, religion for others, power and influence for another but remember one mans freedom is another mans tyranny so be cautious in this simple approach and accept that maybe just maybe you are not cute, appealing or meaningful ...maybe just silly in your view of what others should perceive as vital or important.

Side: No
NakedToad(10) Disputed
3 points

So, I guess that if I don't like looking at your ugly clothes I should have the right to require that take them off? If I don't like looking at your ugly face I should have the right to demand that you cover it up? Your argument that you don't like seeing someone's genitals therefore they should be required to cover them has no more validity.

Look you have the right to be offended by anything that you want. Just stop trying to use your silly prejudices as some god given right to repress others.

Side: Yes
0 points

While clothes are not necessary to live, it is very important to wear clothes otherwise you make other uncomfortable. Only pedophiles and naturalists would agree to be naked in public. Nudism is against the law and could cause unwanted arroused sexuality between men and women which could eventually lead to increased rape incidents, pregnancies, etc. Plus, there are many pedos out there who would love to look at you. Not all are comfortable walking around naked; whether fit or not, etc.

Nudism should not be accepted in public by any means. ABSOFRICKINLUTELY NOT.

Side: No
dariowestern(2) Disputed
3 points

You know nothing as to what you are talking about. Paedophiles are despised by naturists just as much as every other faction of society. Naturists want the right to go around nude as a basic human right and not be judged over it. Gymnophobia is just as bad as racism, sexism and homophobia.

Side: Yes
NakedToad(10) Disputed
2 points

Hannah you could not be more wrong in so many of your presumptions that all seemed to be based on your own sexual fantasies. Most pedophiles would not go naked in public. They try very hard to hide their sexual deviance. Oddly, enough in times past or in places where nudity is part of everyday life there was less violence and rape of women. There is more respect between individuals, less crime and greater harmony. Take places such as Cap d'Agde a nudist resort town in France has one of the lowest crime rates in world and I've never heard of case of rape there.

Nothing was mentioned about REQUIRING anyone to go naked. If someone feels more comfortable wearing clothes, let them wear clothes. Your problem is one of separating nudity and sex in your own mind.

Side: Yes
0 points

I value fashion and see why people can be insecure.

This would be an unfair law of peer pressure.

Side: No
NakedToad(10) Disputed
1 point

This makes absolutely no sense. As far as fashion goes any fashionable clothes of today will simply be the historical costumes of tomorrow.

Repealing laws that require all people to wear clothes in public would in no way create a law that requires people to be nude. The great majority of people would still wear clothes, so your unfair peer pressure would still be to remain clothed.

And remember, live life with courage and with passion, and above all think hard.

Side: Yes
Del1176(4972) Disputed
0 points

Try doing that in Greenland or Russia.

Even better, try enforcing it during winter there.

Side: No
0 points

This isn't a question of how people would /feel/ about it, but whether it is sanitary or not. Plus do you want to see some old wrinkled balls or some gross crotch with herpes?

Side: No
-3 points
Bohemian(3867) Disputed
7 points

Many grave injustices have had the honor of being "The law" at one time or another. Do you have any reasons beyond "It's the law" to support your response?

Side: Yes
Uspwns101(445) Disputed
1 point

This hardly seems worthy of debate. The idea of not wearing clothes in public is ridiculous. It is not an "injustice" to tell people they need to wear clothes when in public.

Side: No
natmike2(11) Disputed
3 points

What has "The Law" got to do with it? Many laws have been shown to be silly and many have been changed/repealed after pressure from ordinary people, indeed the law in England does not prohibit nudity in public, it's just that some enforcement officers do not know the law and although a number of people have been arrested, they have not been prosecuted or the case has been thrown out of court!

Nude! But clothes are silly!
Side: yes
-3 points
natmike2(11) Disputed
6 points

Why will children's minds be destroyed simply by seeing others naked? It has been proved beyond doubt that no-one has ever been harmed by seeing other human beings in their natural state, indeed children raised in naturist families are more balanced, have no negative body issues, accept their bodily changes easier and are less inclined to experiment sexually.

It is true that different cultures and religions have differing attitudes to nudity, but they have differing attitudes to many other things. When people of different cultures,races,colours are naked together, the boundaries go down and it leads to a more peaceful co-existence. I am a Christian Catholic and a naturist and I see no conflict in the two, after all, God can see under our man-made coverings.

So lets have more peaceful co-existence, if you wish to wear clothes then please do but do not be offended at my natural covering.

For more information,read the link attached!

Supporting Evidence: An indepth study of culture,religion and nudity (www.primitivism.com)
Side: yes