Is Getting Naked Good For Your Brain?

This article argues the health benefits of nudity, noting that clothes deprive our brain neurons of vital stimulation, since they strangle our range of motion and cause most of our epidermis to atrophy. “Going shoeless is now recognized as an anti-Alzheimer’s, brain-boosting activity because the sole sensation entices your brain into growing extra, efficient neuron connections, while also increasing brain flexibility.”

“Plus, clothes are a breeding ground for filthy fungi and bad bacterium, causing yeast infections, urinary tract infections, and rotting toenails.”

It also notes the historical precedents for nudity — including the 70,000 Germans who attended naked co-ed schools and naked church services in North Africa, Bohemia, the Netherlands, and England. Even famous people were nudists, including Alexander Graham Bell, Leonard Nimoy, and science fiction author Robert Heinlein.

But in addition to all this, clothes are just a huge money/time-suck. “Americans spend at least $900 million annually on bathing suits alone.”

“Our carbon footprint would shrink like a wool sweater if fabric was no longer manufactured!”

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  • Belcat

    I'm not arguing with the article about clothing, but if we didn't wear clothes in the winter, our carbon footprint would grow – the room would have to be heated much warmer.
    Still, I could do with more nudity, and the people you don't want to see nude, well, don't look there ;P

  • Belcat

    I'm not arguing with the article about clothing, but if we didn't wear clothes in the winter, our carbon footprint would grow – the room would have to be heated much warmer.
    Still, I could do with more nudity, and the people you don't want to see nude, well, don't look there ;P

  • Reuben

    Please refer here: http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Aboriginal

    Long term effects of nudity can result in genetic harm and chronic drug abuse.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    I'm naked now and I feel fine…

    • Anonymous 2

      Don't you hate pants!?

  • susieq501

    I like being naked. This is an interesting article.

    the major flaw: winter….ya, cold happens.

    • Anarchy Pony

      Well then you put clothes on… during the winter!

  • anon

    our carbon footprint would not shrink because we would use so much more energy on heating if we had no clothes!!

    • http://wedgeim.com/ web designer Calgary

      I am always naked, like now although i touch myself a lot more hhhhm and i do have 8 kids. wow i never caught the reason but now i know

      • Hm…Fascinating

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  • skins

    Too cold to be naked all the time. Also, I really dont' want to see certain people naked… =

  • Frank

    Screw the carbon foot print.

    I don't want to see some people naked. Like Rosie O'Donnell. That's just gross.

  • Roger

    Try living in the upper midwest, dipshit.

    • miss amy

      it's nice 'n warm in the summer. wear clothes when it gets too cold not to, otherwise let it all hang out. one of the most liberating experiences i've had was taking a nap bare assed in a cross breeze from my open windows.

  • hxbxrt

    Our carbon footprint would shrink so quickly because we'd all die of cold during wintertime.

    • MArko

      And that's bad because? :)

  • twoshirts

    this is pretty dumb. the reason that going without shoes has an effect on neural function is that shoes limit the range and intensity of sensation through your feet, which are second only to hands in terms of concentration of nerve endings. the same is not true of clothes, however – clothes constantly move and shift, providing an added degree of tactile sensation every time you move, so if anything they should improve matters. however the effect is obviously negligible, otherwise delivery guys, zookeepers, anyone who wears shorts and shortsleeves to work should be appreciably smarter than the rest of us…

    • threeshirts

      Maybe the fact that clothes are constantly shifting distract us from what we are trying to focus on, even if just a little bit. Nudity will relieve that distraction.

    • GoodDoktorBad

      Actually the constant tactile input actually lowers your over all sensitivity, or rather you just get used to stuff touching your skin all the time, unless of course youre wearing wool underpants….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Beverly-Elcock/600426804 Beverly Elcock

    I walk around in a sports bra and running shorts regularly because I'm an athlete and sometimes just because less clothes just feels better. ^-^

  • Erica

    Yeah, when we get our fur back I'll start going naked. Rocky Mountains are COLD, yo. twoshirts also made an excellent point.

  • Erockncali

    Here Here for Nudism. While the attempt at a scientific rationale is a little weak I have been a proponent of Nudity for several decades. It allows us to better be one with nature. Living in California the necessity for warmth and clothing really only lasts a couple of months. I do have to agree that the state of Nudity is stimulating on so many levels that one has to lend some credence to the overall positive effect on the brain.

  • syd

    Maybe this guy's just an idiot.
    I think that's probably more likely.
    That was a terrible article haha he's go no idea what he's talking about, plus he just added a few quotes as his only source of information. He should probably be also thanking wiki. Sigh. I hope he/she wasn't paid for that bs.

  • supraneurotoxin

    what about those of us who don't live in 84 degree weather all the time? retards….

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    Weird :)

  • mikeoxmall

    phuck, i dont want to see other dudes tiny willies in the winter

  • X_xSun_Shinex_X

    Hell no, I do not care what it says, I'm not walking around anywhere naked unless its my own home.

  • Xavia

    I for one agree with this, lets all get naked!
    well maybe not yet, its a bit cold at the moment…..
    But I agree I always feel better when I wear less clothes….

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  • justagirl

    well, it ain’t good for my self-esteem. that’s for sure.

  • justagirl

    well, it ain't good for my self-esteem. that's for sure.

  • Anarchy Wolf

    Well then you put clothes on… during the winter!

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