But do humans really like to wear clothes? I mean if there was no social restriction, would we be really moving around naked in public? It seems to be an interesting question and the answer to it is quite controversial. What if I say yes humans desire to stroll around the streets naked and wish everyone would do the same! Would you fuckin’ believe it? If you’re a Freudian, you certainly would. According to the psychoanalytic theory of Sigmund Freud, our personality is made up of three components—Id, ego, and superego. The id is the set of irrational instinctual trends containing our animalistic desires, fears and repressed emotions; the super-ego plays the critical and moralizing role; and the ego is the organized, realistic part that mediates between the desires of the id and the super-ego. So under the influence of our Id, we all have the urge to stay naked all the time (and have sex on the road like dogs), but the superego being the seat of morality forbids it like anything. The ego uses defense mechanisms to cope up with our anxieties of not being allowed to have our animal desires like being naked all the times fulfilled.
Curator's Note: An interesting read on the physical and emoional aspects of being clothes free.