In some cases nudity is itself the object of a film or is used in the development of the character of the subject. Retrieved 1 January Photographic images were circulated that exposed the posing of prisoners naked, sometimes bound, and being intimidated and otherwise humiliated, resulting in widespread condemnation of the abuse. Non-frontal nudity describes nudity where the whole back side of the body, including the buttocks , is exposed, or a side-view from any other direction. For other uses, see Nude disambiguation and Naked disambiguation. In some cultures, toplessness is regarded as partial nudity, and the exposure of breasts or nipples may be regarded as indecent exposure. Some cultures deprecate nudity even in a private context.
Nudity is at times used to draw attention to a cause, with the participants desiring to remain anonymous.
Handbook for Child Protection Practice. Archived from the original on 30 April In some cases, nudity has been criticized as "superfluous" or "gratuitous" to the plot, and some film producers have been accused of including nudity in a film to appeal to audiences. They note that by ages five to six, children begin to develop a sense of modesty, and recommend to parents who wish to be sensitive to their children's wishes that they limit such activities from that age onwards. The sauna , originating from Finland , is attended nude in its source country  as well as in most Scandinavian and in the German-speaking countries of Europe.