From the mythic Garden of Eden to modern humanity's Pioneer Plaques, there's no denying the cultural weight of human nudity.
The natural human form elicits everything from admiration and passion to disgust and outrage, yet the forms you see at the top of this page are simply who and what we are. The naked ape ascended, draped itself in clothing, complicated its every biological impulse with culture, and in doing so changed nudity forever.
And so, quite ludicrously, the naked human form now resonates with power. Let's explore 10 ways that nudity affects us in our daily lives.