member of the animal kingdom. Humans are the only species to clothe themselves.
97. Some psychologists theorize that humans developed clothes, in part, to set themselves apart from
“Mankind’s important aim is superiority . . . and one manner that he strives for it’s
through clothes. Not only do garments safeguard and decorate, however they also grant standing to the wearer, not just with
Regard to peers but, more importantly, in relation to man’s place in nature. Garments make a human being appear less
like an animal and more like a god by concealing his sexual organs.” 125 Lawrence Langner includes: “Modern man is a
puritan and not a pagan, and by his clothes has been able to beat his feeling of shame in relation to his sex
organs in public, in mixed company. He’s done this by transforming his fundamental inferiority into a sense of
superiority, by connecting himself to God in whose sexless image he asserts to be made. But take all his clothes off, and
It’s clear to see that he is half-god, half-animal. He’s playing two opposing roles which contradict one another, and
the result is confusion.” 126
98. The physical barrier of clothing bolsters emotional barriers dividing us from the natural world.
In our clothing-obsessed society, we’ve distanced ourselves so much from nature that the sight of our
own natural state is frequently startling. Allen Ginsberg writes: “Truth may consistently surprise a little, because we are
creatures of habit, particularly in our hypermechanized, hyperindustrialized, hypermilitarized society. Any
presentation of nature will appear shocking.” 127
99. Lifestyles which are incompatible with the natural patterns of nature (including clothes-obsessiveness)
may be mental damaging.
“Nakedness is the natural state of humankind; garments demands a barrier between us
and God, nature, the universe, which serves to dehumanize us all.” 128 “Paradoxically,” muses Jeremy Seabrook,
everyday lives. After all, whole businesses are now devoted to empowering people ‘to escape from it all.’ What exactly is it,
Just, they wish to get away from, when the iconography of their culture is promoted worldwide as the supplier of
everything? Many will declare they are looking for something unavailable at home (apart from sunshine), something
why they have to buy back what ought to be the birthright of all human beings: safe anchorage in parties and
rituals that attend the important instants of our human lives.” 129
100. As an example, the the alternative of going nude
during hot, humid weather considerably reduces the requirement for air conditioning. Most air conditioners use huge
amounts of energy, and several use coolants which are damaging to the stratospheric ozone layer.
101. Garments is made by environmentally irresponsible processes from environmentally reckless
agricultural techniques. Cotton makes up half of the planet ‘s fabric consumption, and is one of the most pesticidesprayed
Harvests on the planet. Garments fabrication might additionally include chlorine bleaching, chemical dyeing, sealing
with metallic compounds, finishing with resins and formaldehyde, and electroplating to rust proof zippers, creating
Hazardous residues in waste water.130
Accepted garments requirements are arbitrary and inconsistent.
102. Clothes standards are http://nudists-young.org/contri/first-experience-hedonism-2/ .
For example, a bikini covering is accepted and even lauded on the beach, but is limited elsewhere–in a
department store, for instance. Even on the seashore, http://nudismphotos.net/posts/i-had-an-experience-today-that-was-new-for-me/ is recognized as acceptable, whereas knickers-
-though it covers the same amount–is not.
103. Clothing requirements are arbitrarily and irrationally based on sex.131
Until the 1920s, for example, female ankles and shins were considered erotic in Western cultures, though
men wore knickers. The Japanese considered the back of a lady ‘s neck sensual, and current Middle Eastern
cultures hide the woman’s face. During the 1991 Gulf War, female U.S. army employees were forbidden from
wearing t shirts that bared their arms, since it would violate the Saudi Arabian allies.
forced to wear full army dress in stifling heat.132
104. Now in The United States, women’s breasts are seen as lusty and unexposable, even though they’re