Many Americans are so thoroughly ethnocentric about nudity that they insist their intolerance is a reflection of human nature. As illustrated by the Adam and Eve myth, humans do experience shame. Writer Mark Twain once pointed out, “Man is the only animal that blushes, or needs to.” Shame and modesty, though, did not give rise to clothing, more likely, they were byproducts of clothing.” ~ Anthony Layng (Liberalization of American Mores) March 1998
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