The sun was rising over Big Cabin, Okla. Where does that come from? It comes from growing up feeling like an outsider and from training yourself, always, to fit in. Back in , that same Texan wife and I went to live in Berlin, immediately immersing ourselves in the culture. There was one local custom that left us baffled.
Nudity in Germany: Here's the naked truth
BBC - Travel - Why Germans love getting naked in public
Facebook Twitter Email. CNN — When I was a kid, my father always used to sunbathe nude in our garden at weekends. In public pools, children of all ages were allowed to run around naked all the time. Even now I'm comfortable with getting naked in the sauna or gym changing room.
I got naked with a room full of Germans. Here’s what it taught me.
Citizens of the former West and East Germany share many well-established customs, including naturism. But does a relaxed attitude to naked bodies mask some division over the freedom of women? It was, as we know, invented in the 60s, probably in California, and since then the techniques involved are probably pretty universal. But attitudes to sex and sexuality and nakedness are not.