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jbeegoode

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Nudity as Carnival
« on: August 27, 2021, 03:16:20 AM »
In that latest issue of “N” magazine (40.4 summer 2021), there is an article in the N-sight section “Public Nudity as Carnival.”

 It brings up a question and attempts to answer it. Why there is tolerance for nude events like WNBR or Monte Gras, but the next day, a single individual could be arrested for even discretely being nude?

One of a few answers is that these events, going back clear into medieval times, were a sort of cap and place for a social something to let out steam. Sort of like football letting certain primitive tribal parts of humanity get out in a socially acceptable manner.

The acceptance actually puts the behaviors and the nudity in a box, in its place, and the message that it isn’t okay the rest of the time is reinforced. It is sort of like placing nudity in a pen and under control.

It is however, also to be considered a beachhead. It brings nudity to light. It shows it as okay and harmless and good clean fun to others that might not be exposed to nudity, as just that. It gives people a chance to practice nudity in more public areas, who wouldn’t have an outlet otherwise. It helps the concept and acceptance of free range nudity to grow into the more general society. It educates.

This nudity in a carnival situation and the idea of free beaches seem to go hand in hand and equally are tools towards an end.
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Re: Nudity as Carnival
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2021, 05:25:21 PM »
Hmmmm?  I don't seem to have received issue 40.4 yet.  I've still only got 40.3.   

That does seem to make sense, that nude events limit nudity and let people do unusual things without allowing general acceptance. 
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