This article is from the Naturism FAQ, by Dennis Kirkpatrick firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Some will ask "What about bodily excretions that I am used to having
caught by my underwear?" Naturists are mindful of this, and it is
common naturist practice (and a rule at many naturist facilities) to
carry a towel to sit on.
4.12. Safety and comfort
Naturists do not claim that nudity is always appropriate. Clothing
does have its practical uses. Clothing is a good idea in cold weather.
Clothing is a good idea when frying bacon. No naturist will disagree.
That doesn't mean that clothes should be required all the time. We
should all be allowed to use common sense to decide when we should be
clothed and when we should not.
4.13. Offending others
Doesn't nudity offend some people? Well, yes. Walking nude down Main
Street will offend others. It may also do harm to the naturism
movement. But going to a private naturist resort or traditionally nude
area should not offend others. If somebody passes a sign that says
"nudity permitted ahead", it is their fault if they take offense. This
is why naturists continue to press for management rather than
banishment; naturists would get the same treatment as other taxpayers,
and complainers need no longer complain.
The arguments for nudity outweigh the arguments against. The opinions
against may be more popular, but ours are more sensible. If you are
hesitant to try naturism, try to decide why you feel this way, then
find out if your hesitance is justified. More often than not, you'll
find that it's not. Naturism's advantages are much greater than any
perceived disadvantage. Give it a shot!