Nudity may not be mainstream, but there are still places you can go to let it all hang out with like-minded folks. Nude beaches have been around for nearly years thanks to the progressive thinking of one Kurt Barthel. Before we can start talking about the creation of nude beaches, we have to take a trip down memory lane. In the mids, rich Europeans started vacationing on beaches all over the country. Hot spots were turned into regulated resorts, which was great, but regulation means rules and rules can be a bummer.
History of Nude Beaches: When Did Nude Beaches Become a Thing? - Thrillist
I bared it all — for this story — and I loved it. There was a time in my life when being naked was normal. My first four years were spent almost entirely in the nude, joined at the hip by my twin sister — her name is Mary Scott, although I call her Sissy. She also calls me that. Sorry for the confusion. The two of us would strip to our birthday suits every time our mom tried to put us in matching outfits.
We could take a Darwinian tactic and argue that clothes are hygienic—and thus the people who wore clothes outlived and out-reproduced those who ran young, wild and free—but this assumes too much. A soiled rag around the crotch seems far less healthy than a lifetime in a birthday suit. It can only describe how it succeeded after its genesis. Somebody, please, laugh.
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