For example, the Friedrichsbad in Baden-Baden has designated times when mixed nude bathing is permitted. Beyond mainstream standards, artistic expression may be merely tolerated, or be considered as fringe. Where it is a legal right, some mothers may be reluctant to breastfeed ,   and some people may object to the practice. In the United States, topfree sunbathing and wearing thongs are not common in many areas, but are limited to nude beaches in various locations. A person can now capture images in both public and private situations. Some people are made anxious by being nude or being in the presence of nude people; if this begins to interfere with their well-being, the phobia is called gymnophobia. The term "partial nudity" is sometimes used to refer to exposure of skin beyond what the person using the expression considers to be within the limits of modesty.
In Brazil , the Yawalapiti , an indigenous Xingu tribe in the Amazon Basin , practice a funeral ritual known as Quarup , to celebrate life, death and rebirth, and also involves the presentation of all young girls who have begun menstruating since the last Quarup and whose time has come to choose a partner. In many Muslim countries , public nudity is illegal.
There are film scenes where nudity, in routine and non-sexual situations, such as mixed shower scenes, has been used to emphasize gender equality in the future. In , the city council of San Francisco proposed a ban on public nudity in the inner city area. Particularly in English-speaking countries, males have historically been more likely to be expected to engage in practices such as nude swimming in swimming pools, or to be mandated to have communal showers with no privacy in schools,  based on the cultural beliefs that women need more privacy.
Gordon and Schroeder report that parental nudity varies considerably from family to family.
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To generate an atmosphere of fun at a social gathering and lighten the social atmosphere, or to heighten the sexual atmosphere and ease those present into some state of nudity, organisers of a social gathering may organise party games , which may involve some level of nudity, such as strip games , for example strip poker , which can be played by single-sex groups or by mixed groups. In , Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad Iraq gained international notoriety for accounts of torture and abuses by members of the United States Army Reserve during the post-invasion period. Archived from the original on 11 December For other uses, see Nude disambiguation and Naked disambiguation. Pornography does not necessarily involve a naked person, but it involves sexualized scenes, and usually it does not claim to have any artistic merit. The trend in some European countries for instance Germany, Finland and the Netherlands is to allow both genders to bathe together naked. In Africa, women have used stripping naked on purpose as a curse, both historically, and in modern times.