Adornment: What Self-Decoration Tells Us about Who We Are.
For boys, this expectation might include public behavior as in 1909 when The New York Times reported that at an elementary school swim public competition the youngest boys competed in the nude.
It was not until the 17th century in Europe that the female breast became a part of the body that must be covered in public.
Nakedness of men and women in the sauna has been accepted for a long time and that has created a positive overall social climate.
Young people are especially susceptible to the diet of unattainable forms the media feeds us; a lack of variety in the media contributing to poor body image and mental health conditions, such as anxiety and eating disorders.
The men's locker room—which in Western cultures had been a setting for open male social nudity—is, in the 21st century United States, becoming a space of modesty and distancing between men.
Urban Life and Urban Landscape Series.
In Denmark, secondary school students are now avoiding showering after gym classes.