ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

timeline of social nudity

Okay kiddo, let's talk about the timeline of social nudity!

A long time ago, when humans were just starting to live together in groups, they didn't wear clothes all the time. They only put on clothes when it was cold or when they needed to protect themselves from scratches or bites.

As time passed, people started to wear clothes more often. In some cultures, people covered their bodies because they believed it was the right thing to do. In other cultures, they covered their bodies to show their status or power.

But guess what? Some people still liked to be naked! They thought that being naked was natural and free. They believed that wearing clothes all the time made them uncomfortable and restricted their movement.

So they started creating places where they could be naked together. These places were usually called nudist colonies or naturist camps. People who went there could spend time without clothes, do activities like hiking or swimming, and have fun without feeling embarrassed about their bodies.

Over time, more and more people started to join these nudist colonies. Some people thought it was strange, but others thought it was a cool idea. Today, there are nudist colonies and naturist camps all around the world!

So that's the timeline of social nudity, kiddo. People used to be naked all the time, then they started wearing clothes more often, but some people still like being naked and created places where they could do that together!