See also: Both or other participants in the embraced nudity as part of their daily routine and to emphasize their rejection of anything artificial.
The health textbooks in Finnish secondary schools emphasize the normalcy of non-sexual nudity in saunas and gyms as well as openness to the appropriate expression of developing sexuality.
Most of the sunbathers were men, laying on blankets or towels reading books, eating snacks, or resting with their eyes closed.
The dress or nakedness of women that were not deemed respectable was also of lesser importance due to the distinction between , which injured third parties: her husband, father, and male relatives; while with an unattached woman, likely a prostitute, courtesan or slave, was a lesser sin since it had no male victims, which in a patriarchal society might mean no victim at all.
However, shame is often negative as the response to perceived failures to live up to unrealistic expectations.
In Canada, the law was changed to include a definition of a sexual context in order for behavior to be indecent.