Around the world there are nude and clothing optional beaches open to the public. Some of these beaches are officially designated clothing optional or nude. Others are unofficially used naturists.
Before swim suits (costumes) were invented most people swam naked. Public beaches in Europe were segregated by gender. In the Victorian 1750’s extreme efforts were made keep women swimming away from the eyes of men.1)Victorian Prudes and their Bizarre Beachside Bathing Machines
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