Nude swimming , or skinny dipping , is the practice of bathing naked , whether in natural bodies of water, in swimming pools , or in hot tubs. The term skinny-dip was first recorded in English in Thomas Guidott set up a medical practice in the English town of Bath in He became interested in the curative properties of the waters. In , he wrote A discourse of Bathe, and the hot waters there. Also, Some Enquiries into the Nature of the water. This brought the health-giving properties of the hot mineral waters to the attention of the aristocracy. By , working people had been visiting the coast to be 'dipped' for health or to 'bathe' for leisure for 'some time'. Bath's specific rules were prescribed as follows:. It is Ordered Established and Decreed by this Corporation that no Male person above the age of ten years shall at any time hereafter go into any Bath or Baths within this City by day or by night without a Pair of Drawers and a Waistcoat on their bodies.
Swimming naked in gym class really happened
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Driving without seat belts. Smoking while pregnant. Voting for Nixon. Let that little thought nugget sink into your head for a second or two. In school? In broad daylight. Whenever you had gym. Then it was up a few steps, through a passageway, straddling a pipe that squirted water at your crotch, to the pool diving off the blocks for a race or sitting along the cold tile ledge waiting for your turn.
The origins of nude swimming can be found well before the guideline was published. When the first indoor pool opened at the Brooklyn YMCA in , the organization required men and boys to swim naked. Other reasons given by administrators during the era included concerns about the expense of bathing suits, newspaper articles of the time indicate. Others in favor of naked swimming said the practice prepared boys for adulthood. Many places adopted the practice before the decree. The same publication in featured a photograph of nude boys swimming at a pond at the Springfield, Mass.
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.