Then, your gym teacher tells you to strip naked and walk onto the pool deck with your nude male classmates. Yes, those same classmates you sit next to in math. But for more than 50 years even until , by some accounts , this was standard policy at public high schools in Chicago and across the country. Curious City listener Michael San Filippo grew up hearing stories about what it was like from his dad. Michael and several other listeners have sent questions to Curious City asking for more information about the school policy. Specifically, Michael asked: Why did Chicago boys swim naked in high school?
The Summer of Naked Swim Parties
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In the summer of '76, Jamie's house is a party house. Her parents, Allen and Betty, have a backyard swimming pool, with an open-air thatched bar and boulders embedded in the tiles, but they don't own swimming suits. When they have pool parties, all the kids -- including Jamie, 14, and her year-old sister, Renee -- wear suits, but the adults are buck naked. When they dance into the night, they bounce all over the place in a variety of embarrassing ways.
Should I let my son skinny-dip at his friend's?
I 've been to many changing rooms in my long and ahem illustrious swimming life ; I hope I have seen the worst and suspect I'll never see the best. I've also swum where there were no changing rooms — it's the downside to "wild" swimming or upside when you consider the state of some of them. I've been around long enough to see "progress" that sometimes doesn't feel like that. And having once got changed out of a wetsuit in a minibus with nine other people I hardly knew after a swim in a glacial lake in freezing rain, you'd imagine I'd be loth to moan about basic facilities.
Nudity is a state of being in which a human is not wearing clothing or specifically is not covering the genitals. Worldwide, current social norms vary from banning nudity except in complete privacy to the acceptance of public nudity as a natural human state. Nakedness , or the loss of body fur, was one of the physical characteristics that marked the biological evolution of modern humans from their hominini ancestors.