According to 2012 survey by the Water Quality and Health Council, only 32% of American adults said they always shower first, and many Americans — 44% — don’t even think a pre-swim shower is necessary.And due to America’s weird hang-ups about nudity, how many of that 32% are showering and still entering the pool with germs attached? In fact it’s a result of impurities from people’s bodies mixing with chlorine in the water.Acts of public sex are illegal at a nude beach just like anywhere else.Though the bathing suit has gradually shrunk down from full-length costumes to today’s teeny bikini, the practices of skinny-dipping and nude sunbathing have never disappeared.No one is bringing in impurities from their clothing, and resort pools often have multiple signs instructing people to shower before entering. As if anyone needed proof, Australian psychologist Marika Tiggemann’s 2012 study on body image and swimsuits found that women get anxious and depressed just about swimsuit shopping.And if you don’t, a club member is likely to remind you because they want a clean pool. Most people seem to approach it with as much anticipation as a trip to the dentist, and with good reason.
It’s a message that only one type of body belongs in a bikini or any kind of revealing swimsuit.The bathing suit is one of the most useless articles of clothing ever invented by humanity. Its is to cover up the body parts that American culture (and other cultures) has deemed obscene: butts, genitals and FEMALE nipples. S., the general consensus seems to be: remove bathing suits and all hell will break loose.The beach will become overrun with public sex and perverts.Swimming nude used to be the norm in ancient Greek culture. In America, nude swimming was mandatory and considered the norm at YMCA’s and in schools up until the 1970’s.Many of today’s nude beaches have been around for decades, proving that all kinds of people can indeed swim and sunbathe naked together with civility and respect.