Gymnophobia, or the fear of nudity, is a highly personalized phobia. Some people with this fear are afraid only of being naked in public, as is the case in communal showers or changing rooms. However, some people also fear being naked while they're with their partner or even when they're on their own. Others fear being naked alone as well. In extreme cases, this fear can even lead to a phobia of bathing or showering. Gymnophobia can have many different causes. Those who have been through a sexual trauma are certainly at increased risk for the phobia , partially because they feel especially vulnerable when naked or they experience nudity as a triggering event. Children and young teens may also develop this fear if they are bullied or shamed for some reason related to their bodies, for example, if they are developing more or less rapidly than their peers.
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So what are the laws affecting public nudity?
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In the United States , indecent exposure refers to conduct undertaken in a non-private or in some jurisdictions publicly viewable location, which is deemed indecent in nature, such as nudity , masturbation or sexual intercourse. The legal definition in a given location may not specify all activities that would be covered. The issue of flashing or indecent exposure can be traced back in the United States as early as the s as demonstrated in this Sacramento Daily Union article which reads:. This morning complaint was made at the police office, and the officers Keane and Vance were detailed to arrest him. About 4 o'clock this afternoon, after the officers had arrested him In some areas of the United States of America in the early s, women were expected to wear cumbersome dresses and pantaloon combinations when swimming. In , Annette Kellerman , an Australian swimmer, was arrested on a Boston beach for public indecency for wearing her trademark one-piece swimsuit. After a public outcry at the arrest, the style had become generally acceptable by the s. In the United States, states have differing nudity and public decency laws.
Nudity or nakedness is when a person is not wearing clothes. The word "nudity" can also be used when only part of a person's body is uncovered. It is used particularly if the person's genitals or a woman's nipples can be seen, even if other parts of the body are covered. Nudity can also mean that a person is wearing less clothing that other people would expect. This type of nudity is related to culture. People of different cultures wear different amounts of clothing, and keep different parts of the body covered. For some people nudity is a lifestyle, belief system or a default state of being, which is called naturism or nudism. The word "nude" is often used in art. A "nude figure" is a figure without clothes on.