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Greedav
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Bobbysaypie
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Non-sexual nudity should be legal in public places

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Greedav
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/30/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Greedav

Pro

First round for acceptance only, please.

DEFINITIONS:

Non-sexual nudity- Nudity with no intention to sexually arouse others or oneself.

Public place- Anywhere that can be seen by the general public.
Bobbysaypie

Con

I accept the challenge.

Good luck to you.
Debate Round No. 1
Greedav

Pro

Thank you to Con for accepting my debate.

CONTENTION 1: Banning non-sexual nudity in public violates the right to our bodies.

The phrase "my body, my choice" is often repeated in the abortion debate; however, it also proves a good argument in the public nudity debate. It is simply wrong for a government to force its citizens to put something on their bodies against their will. This violates one of the most basic rights we have: the right to our own bodies.

CONTENTION 2: Banning non-sexual nudity in public violates the right to freedom of expression.

Another basic right violated by the outlaw of public nudity is freedom of speech/expression. This is a direct violation of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

CONTENTION 3: Nudity is healthy.

Clothes, by their nature, restrict movement and blood flow in the human body. The ability to be nude in public also allows for increased intake of sunlight, resulting in higher Vitamin D production levels. Clothes even harbor the growth of fungi and bacteria on the body. Pants can lower sperm count in men, and clothes in general mess up the body's natural temperature-regulating systems. [1]
Now, think for a moment. If Con were to have his way, all of these health benefits would be inaccessible to everyone. A government that bans public nudity is not simply disallowing a healthy activity, but forcing its citizens to do something unhealthy! Imagine if a government passed a regulation requiring the drinking of soda in public. That is simply not a government's role.

Not only is nudity physically healthy, but psychologically healthy, too. Teens that grew up in a nudist camp were reported to be very well-adjusted in terms of body image, as well as thoughtful and happy. Children who grow up feeling no taboo about nudity are free of body shame and view the bodies of the opposite gender in a more wholesome, non-sexualized way.

I cannot stress this enough. Any government that bans nudity is inadvertently propagating body shame, sexualization of women, and poorer health among its citizens. This is simply an outrage.

That about covers my main points. I await Con's rebuttal.

SOURCES:

[1]- http://immortallife.info...
Bobbysaypie

Con

Bobbysaypie forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Greedav

Pro

Extend all arguments.

Don't hold this forfeiture against Con, he's new here.
Bobbysaypie

Con

Bobbysaypie forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Greedav

Pro

Extend all arguments.

Oh, well. I was looking forward to this debate.
Bobbysaypie

Con

Bobbysaypie forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
Greedav

Pro

Extend all arguments.
Bobbysaypie

Con

Bobbysaypie forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Vote Placed by Geogeer 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con forfeited the debate, points pro.