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!!Works featuring nudism:

* In the film series ''Film/LeGendarmeDeSaintTropez'', the [[UsefulNotes/LesCopsSportif gendarmes]] sometimes go hunting for nudists who go about their business on beaches where it is forbidden.
* In the 2011 film ''Act Naturally'', two estranged stepsisters inherit their father's nudist colony.

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* HomeNudist: A person who practices nudism at home.


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* SleepsInTheNude: Referred to as "nocturnal nudism".


In many countries, there are numerous views on nudity. One good example is Japan. While it can be used in some works as FanService, it can also be used to convey innocence and purity, as a nude child or a panty shot isn't intended to be sexual. A nude child in Japanese media is actually meant to represent a child's lack of knowledge of sexuality. Take the BathBonding scene in ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'' where the father bathes with his two preadolescent daughters. In the United States, some people see the father as a pedophile where some will go as far as calling in child porn, while it's considered completely normal in Japan. The country even has public bath houses and onsens, while The United States barely have any, if they do at all. A majority of European countries usually have the same views as Japan, having a relatively high number of nude beaches and resorts. While The United States also has nude beaches and resorts, there are far fewer than compared to Europe and Japan.

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In many countries, there are numerous views on nudity. One good example is Japan. While it can be used in some works as FanService, it can also be used to convey innocence and purity, as a nude child or a panty shot isn't intended to be sexual. A nude child in Japanese media is actually meant to represent a child's lack of knowledge of sexuality. Take the BathBonding BathtubBonding scene in ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'' where the father bathes with his two preadolescent daughters. In the United States, some people see the father as a pedophile where some will go as far as calling in child porn, while it's considered completely normal in Japan. The country even has public bath houses and onsens, while The United States barely have any, if they do at all. A majority of European countries usually have the same views as Japan, having a relatively high number of nude beaches and resorts. While The United States also has nude beaches and resorts, there are far fewer than compared to Europe and Japan.

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In many countries, there are numerous views on nudity. One good example is Japan. While it can be used in some works as FanService, it can also be used to convey innocence and purity, as a nude child or a panty shot isn't intended to be sexual. A nude child in Japanese media is actually meant to represent a child's lack of knowledge of sexuality. Take the BathBonding scene in ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'' where the father bathes with his two preadolescent daughters. In the United States, some people see the father as a pedophile where some will go as far as calling in child porn, while it's considered completely normal in Japan. The country even has public bath houses and onsens, while The United States barely have any, if they do at all. A majority of European countries usually have the same views as Japan, having a relatively high number of nude beaches and resorts. While The United States also has nude beaches and resorts, there are far fewer than compared to Europe and Japan.

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See NoNudityTaboo for tropes related to nudism.


* NakedPeopleAreFunny: But in a "odd" way. People who go to nudist clubs to look at attractive naked people instead often see about the same ratio of attractive/normal/ugly that they see in clothed people at the grocery store.

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: But in a an "odd" way. People who go to nudist clubs to look at attractive naked people instead often see about the same ratio of attractive/normal/ugly that they see in clothed people at the grocery store.


The basic tenets of modern Nudism are varied and difficult to put into words. Some people claim a difference between Nudism and Naturism these people suggest that Nudism is more focused on the social aspect of clothesfreedom, Naturism more focused on the health benefits. Others expand nudism to a belief in social equality, environmentalism, veganism, etc. There is also casual nudism, where people do not belong to any nudist groups but simply enjoy hanging around their home naked.

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The basic tenets of modern Nudism are varied and difficult to put into words. Some people claim a difference between Nudism and Naturism these people suggest that Nudism is more focused on the social aspect of clothesfreedom, Naturism more focused on the health benefits. Others expand nudism to a belief in social equality, environmentalism, veganism, etc. There is also [[HomeNudist casual nudism, nudism]], where people do not belong to any nudist groups but simply enjoy hanging around their home naked.


The basic tenets of modern Nudism are varied and difficult to put into words. Some people claim a difference between Nudism and Naturism these people suggest that Nudism is more focused on the social aspect of clothesfreedom, Naturism more focused on the health benefits. Others expand nudism to a belief in social equality, environmentalism, veganism, etc. There is also casual nudism, where people do not belong to any nudist groups but simply enjoy [[HomeNudist hanging around their home naked]].

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The basic tenets of modern Nudism are varied and difficult to put into words. Some people claim a difference between Nudism and Naturism these people suggest that Nudism is more focused on the social aspect of clothesfreedom, Naturism more focused on the health benefits. Others expand nudism to a belief in social equality, environmentalism, veganism, etc. There is also casual nudism, where people do not belong to any nudist groups but simply enjoy [[HomeNudist hanging around their home naked]].
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The basic tenets of modern Nudism are varied and difficult to put into words. Some people claim a difference between Nudism and Naturism these people suggest that Nudism is more focused on the social aspect of clothesfreedom, Naturism more focused on the health benefits. Others expand nudism to a belief in social equality, environmentalism, veganism, etc. There is also casual nudism, where people do not belong to any nudist groups but simply enjoy hanging around their home naked.

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The basic tenets of modern Nudism are varied and difficult to put into words. Some people claim a difference between Nudism and Naturism these people suggest that Nudism is more focused on the social aspect of clothesfreedom, Naturism more focused on the health benefits. Others expand nudism to a belief in social equality, environmentalism, veganism, etc. There is also casual nudism, where people do not belong to any nudist groups but simply enjoy [[HomeNudist hanging around their home naked.
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* According to surveys, the average nudist has a college education and is in the upper middle income bracket.



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* Nudists ''never'' wear any clothes whatsoever and they walk around naked everywhere. This is untrue due to many places having laws that have different stances on nudity, making this impossible. Nudists usually only wear clothes when they know that they have to wear clothes at certain places like stores, but will likely be naked most of the time in their homes or anywhere else where it's acceptable.


* RealityEnsues: Terri Sue Webb and Andrew Martinez both tried to pull the Hollywood, "naked everywhere" style [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl nudist trope]] as a form of protest. The result? Andrew Martinez was expelled from school, his town gained a draconian anti-nudity law, and he later committed suicide in jail (his presence in there to begin with being unrelated). Terri Sue Webb was jailed multiple times, her jail sentences extended multiple times due to her refusal to dress during her jail sentences, and later put in a mental institution by the Judge, who used a legal loophole to keep her there despite her being perfectly sane. She's now much more mellow about her clothesfreedom activism, mostly at the [[StopBeingStereotypical behest of the AANR]], who rightfully pointed out that she was actually causing more harm than good.
** The British answer is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Gough Stephen Gough]], aka "The Naked Rambler", who spent most of the period 2006-15 in prison due to his refusal to wear clothes (like Webb, he was repeatedly released from jail and almost immediately arrested again after stripping off). In 2014, the European Court of Human Rights [[http://www.bailii.org/eu/cases/ECHR/2014/1156.html decided]] that laws against public nudity did not breach the rights to freedom of expression or privacy.

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Another thing that should be noted is that when it comes to UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates, nudity is seen as a very big taboo for many people as many will view the idea of being naked to the same as having sex. While it's hard to pinpoint when it started, some believe it began somewhere around the 80s. Nearly all nudity that appears on TV networks is always censored by usually adding SceneryCensor to block the private areas or blurring it out completely. This is also very true with certain anime, as anime like Franchise/DragonBall may occasionally feature nudity in non-sexual situations.


* YourNormalIsOurTaboo: Zigzagged. Most people that aren't nudists usually see being naked, other than washing your body, as taboo and they fear the idea of anyone they don't know personally, (their lover or their kids) seeing them naked. If a non-nudist were to accidentally stumble upon a nudist beach/clothing optional beach, they would likely see the people walking around naked as very weird, while said nudists likely wouldn't see anything wrong with walking around naked. Similarly, a nudist sees nothing wrong with being in their home naked with the rest of his family, which may include their children, while a non-nudist might view it as creepy and wrong.

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* YourNormalIsOurTaboo: Zigzagged. Most people that aren't nudists usually see being naked, other than washing your body, as taboo and they fear the idea of anyone they don't know personally, (their lover or their kids) seeing them naked. If a non-nudist were to accidentally stumble upon a nudist beach/clothing optional beach, they would likely see the people walking around naked as very weird, while said nudists likely wouldn't see anything wrong with walking around naked. Similarly, a nudist sees nothing wrong with being in their home naked with the rest of his their family, which may include their children, while a non-nudist might view it as creepy and wrong.



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* YourNormalIsOurTaboo: Zigzagged. Most people that aren't nudists usually see being naked, other than washing your body, as taboo and they fear the idea of anyone they don't know personally, (their lover or their kids) seeing them naked. If a non-nudist were to accidentally stumble upon a nudist beach/clothing optional beach, they would likely see the people walking around naked as very weird, while said nudists likely wouldn't see anything wrong with walking around naked. Similarly, a nudist sees nothing wrong with being in their home naked with the rest of his family, which may include their children, while a non-nudist might view it as creepy and wrong.

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