Recent research by Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer demonstrated that women who wear bras
more than twelve hours daily, but not to bed, are 21 times more inclined to get breast cancer than individuals who wear
bras less than twelve hours daily.
than those who don't wear bras at all. Testicular cancer, likewise, has been linked to tight briefs. The theory is that
tight clothes impedes the lymph system, which removes cancer-causing toxins from the body.76
55. Clothing can harbor disease-causing bacteria and yeast (notably underclothing and athletic clothing).
56. Medical research has linked garments to a heightened susceptibility to bites and stings by animals such
as ticks and sea lice, which hide in or get trapped in clothing.77
57. Clothing trends throughout history, particularly for women, have often been damaging to physical and
For instance, the wearing of corsets resulted in numerous physical ailments in girls in the late 19th century.
of fashion. Footwear has been especially notorious for resisting motive and comfort in the name of style.
58. The idea that clothes is essential for support of the genitals or breasts is often unwarranted.
For instance, research demonstrates that the option of wearing a bra or not has no impact on the inclination of a
Deborah Franklin writes: "Still, the myth that day-to-day, lifelong bra wearing is
crucial to preserving curvatures continues, along with other misguided beliefs about that fetching little of binding left over
from the days when a wasp waist explained the contours of a woman's power."
Medical School, says that while working out with no bra might be uncomfortable for big-breasted women, "it is not
doing any permanent damage to torso muscles or breast tissue." Actually, given the inclination of sports bras to smash
breasts against the rib cage, her research concluded that "those who wore an A cup were frequently most
Cozy with no bra in the slightest." 79 Complete nudity presents no difficulties for conditioned male sportsmen, either; and
Consequently the sportsmen of ancient Athens had no trouble performing totally in the nude.80
59. Clothing conceals the natural beauty of the human body, as created by God.
60. Clothes makes people look older, and accentuates rather than conceals unflattering body features.
"Bare, elderly folks look younger, particularly when very tan, and younger individuals look
In addition fat people look way less offensive naked than clothed. Clothes, you realize, have the
effect of sausage casings, severely defining and advertisements the form of what it is that they include, pulling it all into an
unnatural form which could not deceive anyone. . . .
is stockings that make varicose veins noticeable, belts that call attention to forty eight-inch waists, brassieres that
Accentuate sagging breasts." 81
61. Clothing harbors and supports the growth of odor-causing bacteria.
Naturism is socially constructive.
62. Naturism is a socially constructive doctrine.
As defined by the International Naturist Federation, "Naturism is a way of life in harmony with nature
Defined by the custom of communal nudity, with the intention of encouraging self respect, respect for others
and for the environment." 82
63. Naturism, by philosophy, is tolerant of others and their differences. It anticipates just the same in return.
Naturism rejects obstreperous, provocative nudity--but because it's anti social effrontery and disorderly
Actions, not because it's nudity.
64. Nudity encourages social equality, feelings of unity with others, and much more comfortable social interaction in
general. As mentioned previously, clothing locks us into a collective unreality that prescribes sophisticated reactions to
social status, roles and expected behaviors.83 As the artificial barrier of clothing is done away with, social class and
status evaporate. Folks begin to associate to every other as they're, and not as they seem to be.
This is really a happening that's intimately familiar to the Finnish people. L.M. Edelsward writes: "Individuals can
tensions associated with maintaining one's societal mask disappear. . . . Without their social covers, sauna bathers are
Capable to meet others not in relation to their social personas, but in terms of their internal styles. . . . Sweating
together in the sauna, removed from the impinging demands of ordinary life, Finns can be the folks they'really'