“Many of us have witnessed the Naked Donut Run, been invited to a naked party or seen the ubiquitous FemSex and MSex posters” is how a recent article in The Brown Daily Herald starts off.
It then goes on to detail how those examples are nothing compared to the latest exhibitionist trend: naked yoga, naked Shakespeare, naked body painting – all in front of a captive audience.
“Nudity in the Upspace” consisted of a series of recent workshops and performances at a Brown University theater that “invited the audience to ‘normalize nudity’ and remove the stigma in a safe, comfortable and collaborative space,” the article reports.
Apparently this is all no big deal, at Brown and elsewhere, the article states.
“The concept of naturism, or ‘nudity in a desexualized context,’ is not unique to Brown — there are places everywhere where nudity is permitted … other schools such as Wesleyan University, Oberlin College and the University of California at Berkeley have their own naked events.”