Inat the height of her popularity, Annette Kellerman was arrested on Revere Beach, Massachusetts, for indecency — she was wearing one of her fitted one-piece costumes. According to an Australian magazine, "In the early s, women were expected to wear cumbersome dress and pantaloon combinations when swimming. In America, skinny dipping by boys was common. University of Exeter Press. No Female person shall at any time hereafter go into a Bath or Baths within this City by day or by night without a decent Shift on their bodies. In contrast there were poets and painters who would contrast free young beauty of bodies in the water with the approaching grind of maturity and responsibility. Male students protested the double standard of being required to go nude due to wool lint from swimwear clogging pool filters when it did not appear to cause a problem with girls' swim costumes.
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By the s this nostalgia for youth was a veneer carefully disguising a latent homosexuality. As a precaution, the pool was completely drained every 10 days. There are very few records of magistrates enforcing the bylaws. Cezanne 's monumental male bathers derive from memories of a happy childhood rather than direct observation. Physician and Chymist, contributor to the analysis of mineral waters". In many countries today nude swimming mostly takes place at nude beaches, naturist facilities, private swimming pools, or secluded or segregated public swimming areas.