"Nude" and "Naked" redirect here. For other uses, see Nude (disambiguation)
Nude (disambiguation)
Nudity or naked is the state of being unclothed.Nude may also refer to* a Depiction of nudity in art* "Nude" , by Radiohead* Nude * Nude * Nude...

 and Naked (disambiguation)
Naked (disambiguation)
Naked most commonly refers to the state of nudity.Naked may also refer to:-Albums:* Naked , Amber's third studio album* Naked , a 1986 album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago...

. "Nudes" also redirects here. For the 2001 folk rock album, see Nudes (album)
Nudes (album)
Nudes is the fifth album and fourth studio album released by the folk rock band ThaMuseMeant in 2001. Percussionist Jeff Sussman left the band prior to the recording of this album, so it is just the original trio . Nudes is the shortest album Thamusemeant has ever released, at 37 minutes and 7...

. "Clothes free" redirects here. For the preference for nudity in non-sexualized social settings, see naturism
Naturism or nudism is a cultural and political movement practising, advocating and defending social nudity in private and in public. It may also refer to a lifestyle based on personal, family and/or social nudism....


Nudity is the state of wearing no clothing
Clothing refers to any covering for the human body that is worn. The wearing of clothing is exclusively a human characteristic and is a feature of nearly all human societies...

. The wearing of clothing is exclusively a human
Humans are the only living species in the Homo genus...

 characteristic. The amount of clothing worn depends on functional considerations (such as a need for warmth or protection from the elements) and social considerations.

"I honestly don't understand the big fuss made over nudity and sex in films. It's silly. On TV, the children can watch people murdering each other, which is a very unnatural thing, but they can't watch two people in the very natural process of making love. Now, really, that doesn't make any sense, does it?" — Sharon Tate as quoted in Sharon Tate and the Manson Murders (2000) by Greg King

"If people were meant to run around naked, they wouldn't have been born wearing clothes." — Reverend Loveshade as quoted in Discordian WorksEk-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht|Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht edited by Reverend Loveshade

"And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed." — Authorized Version (King James Version) of the Bible, Genesis 2:25

"If we were surrounded all the time by nude people, do you think we would think about sex all the time? Of course not, we would get used to it. So it follows that the reason nudity has a tendency to remind us of sex is that we are stopped continually from seeing nude people." — Eolake Stobblehouse,

"Perhaps the dissenters believe that 'offense to others' ought to be the only reason for restricting nudity in public places generally. [...] The purpose of Indiana's nudity law would be violated, I think, if 60,000 fully consenting adults crowded into the Hoosierdome to display their genitals to one another, even if there were not an offended innocent in the crowd." — United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

"The more a society requires its respectable women to keep their bodies covered, the more likely those women are to be oppressed." — Eristotle

"Yet, the truth is that nudity in the home, when handled in a respectful, matter-of-fact way, is perfectly natural and certainly not harmful." — Dennis Sugrue, PhD, clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School in Sex Matters for Women (Guilford Press, 2002)