The book described images of unclothed but elaborately decorated Igbo women as indicating their high status as eligible brides who would not have thought of themselves as naked.
An exception was the Roman baths , which had many social functions.
In the medieval period, Islamic norms became more patriarchal, and very concerned with the chastity of women before marriage and fidelity afterward.
Such facilities may include mixed-sex sauna areas where clothing is worn, but bathing areas are gender segregated; nudity is required in those areas.
Breastfeeding Woman breastfeeds infant on bench at children's playground.
Nude beaches See also: A nude beach, sometimes called a clothing-optional or free beach, is a where users are at liberty to be nude.
The law in New York State was challenged in 1986 by nine women who exposed their breasts in a public park, which led to nine years of litigation culminating with an opinion by the Court of Appeals that overturned the convictions on the basis of the women's actions not being lewd, rather than overturning the law on the basis of , which is what the women sought.
In the 1910s a number of solo female dancers performed in the nude.