Re: Extropianism and Nudism

Hara Ra (
Wed, 14 May 1997 22:26:33 -0700

Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> writes:
> > As an independent thinking extopian, I would like to ask everyone of
> > their opinion on the following idea. Since we do not believe in coercion,
> > and we don't believe in using force against others (except in self defense),
> > then it would seem to me that there would be no "crime" committed by being
> > nude in public.
> That seems like a reasonable assessment. Of course, people might
> contractually agree not to go nude within common areas of a private
> contractually based community, but that's of course not what you are
> talking about.
A few years ago there was a male student at UC Berkeley who attended
classes in the nude. He was eventually persuaded to put on some shorts,
not on legal grounds but on the grounds that seats he had sat in were no
longer sanitary.

As an attendee of various neopagan events which are clothing optional I
have to say that the novelty wears out very quickly. The usual reasons
for clothing - protection and self expression will continue to

Privately, as an owner of a hot tub, it is easy to get people to disrobe
- just offer them something worthwhile, like the warm water...

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