from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state or quality of being without clothing on the body; specifically, the quality of being without clothing on the genitals or female nipples.
- n. Something or someone without clothes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being nude; nakedness.
- n. That which is nude or naked; naked part; undraped or unclothed portion
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A nude or naked state; nakedness; bareness; exposedness; lack of covering or disguise.
- n. In a concrete sense, a nude or naked thing; also, a representation of a nude figure; anything freely exposed or laid bare.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of being without clothing or covering of any kind
Eugene Volokh: sexual intercourse ..., masturbation, sadism, masochism, bestiality, fellatio, cunnilingus, lewd exhibition of the genitals or nudity if such nudity is depicted for the purpose of sexual stimulation or gratification of any person who might view such depiction.
The embarrassment and shame over body parts are avoidable, and the sense of freedom in nudity may remain, through the philosophy and practice of naturism.
See sitcom phenomenon re: heavy-set man with culturally-approved size 2 babe, also see humor vs. erotic phenomenon re: male nudity is generally only accepted in a humorous context, i.e. Borat's hotel chase scene (we're still uncomfortable with female sexual appetite) whereas female nudity, in almost every context, is used to evoke sexual arousal.
Additionally, nudity is a taboo that persists for the dame reason curse words (or any words) do: we all agree to the meaning of it all.
In California, public nudity is not itself a crime, and from time to time it goes through a fashionable revival.
According to Ohio law, 2907.323 (A) (3) states anyone possessing material that shows a minor in a state of nudity is guilty of a fifth-degree felony.
The crude language and many Graphic scenes of male full frontal nudity is not something a 6 - 10 year old should see.
All of the recent male full frontal nudity is extremely graphic and is basically porn.
Blatant nudity is offensive at times but being naked in the heat is a cathartic experience if done discreetly.
Apart from learning that sex and nudity is more popular than art, I have also learned that people ask search engines some strange questions.