Modern Living: The Nudity Problem

In the past six weeks the beaches of Venice, Calif., have become dimpled moonscapes of posteriors slowly ripening in the sun. There are other views. "If you got 'em, you should show 'em," crows Yolanda Davis, 20, a brown-breasted Tetonesque dancer who bathes in the buff at Venice. "There's nothing nicer than a totally tan body with no white stripes of civilization in between," philosophizes Peter Simon, 27, a freelance photographer on Martha's Vineyard. On a sunny Saturday the secluded dunes on Free Beach in Truro, Mass., reveal 500 bare beach bunnies of...

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