Skin stories: The nude
On an evolutionary level, the human species lost much of its body hair. Thus, the dress, when initially officiating as a cover before the cold, became a focus of cultural aspects not only in reference to fashion, but also in what has to do with “covering” our nakedness, at least in large part West.
A nudity that is conceived only in terms of whether the genitals, buttocks and breasts are visible at the public level, while other parts of the body such as face, legs, feet, arms, hands, back, etc. They can be exhibited to people without major problems depending on the contexts, since it is not the same to be in a bathing suit on a beach than in a museum.
The nude can have an erotic, artistic, spiritual-religious, medical, political, aesthetic, etc. But the sacred value or rather “tabuizado” that is granted, would make the nakedness refer to the authentic, to the external expression of the inner being. To something essential, pure or profound.
On the other hand, the nude would appeal to privacy, to the vulnerability of someone, to the expression of something of the order of the private, which if exhibited without the consent of others in public spaces, may even constitute a “violent attack on modesty”.
It should be noted that Greek antiquity exalted nudity as an ideal of beauty, and that the valuation of the nude is traced back to prehistory, as evidenced by the statue called ” Venus de Willendorf “. Just as many cultures outside the West have never felt the need to “cover” their bodies.
However, the Judeo-Christian tradition through its myth of origin, homologated the original sin committed to access knowledge through disobedience to the deity, with the blame for the nudity resulting from having lost the innocence for pretending “To know”, to which the tradition generalized in a knowledge on the sexual thing. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: Info Nudism
Original publication 02/24/2019
Posted on NatCorn 27th February 2019