This article is from the Naturism FAQ, by Dennis Kirkpatrick email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
Thoreau wrote: "It is an interesting question how far men would retain
their respective rank if they were divested of their clothes." All
other things held equal, when nude, a king appears no different than a
peasant, a doctor no different than a steelworker, a wealthy CEO no
different than his lowest-paid employee. Thus, these classifications
disappear and the playing field is leveled.
Dirt, sand, and salt accumulate in clothing. It is a lot easier to
stain clothing than skin. It is a lot easier to rinse skin than to
Society says you must have clothing at all time when in public. Even
the simplest tasks, such as stepping out your front door to pick up
the newspaper, require you to get dressed. A naturist's outfit is
always easily available. Sleep nude, and you are already "dressed"
when you awake.
3.6. It's fun!
This is the best reason for going nude, and requires no further