Nude Photos of College Students, for Research or Other Purposes

Many people like to study the nude bodies of other people. This study studied some of those students of student bodies: “Using the student body: College and university students as research subjects in the United States during the twentieth century,” Heather Munro Prescott, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, vol. 57, no. […]

A most emotionally colorful study (plus eye blinks & nude bodies)

This study appears to combine the brightest aspects of phrenology, Jungian psychology,  painting-by-numbers, and numerous other disciplines: “Bodily maps of emotions,” Lauri Nummenmaa [pictured here], Enrico Glerean, Riitta Hari and Jari K. Hietanen, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 111 no. 2, January 14, 2014, pp. 646–651. The authors, at Aalto University, the […]

Marginal image: nude bishop carrying his head

Here is another of the peculiar drawings that enliven the margins of a manuscript, made in or around the year 1350, of Jacques de Longuyon‘s poem “Les Voeux du Paon” (English translation: “Vows of the Peacock”).The Morgan Library owns a copy (Morgan Library MS G 24) and has put some of these images online. Here are a […]

Nude on the Moon

In the history of astronomy, there were many dreams about what humans would find if and when they reached the surface of the moon. One such dream is conveyed in the 1961 movie “Nude on the Moon“. (Thanks to investigator Stevyn Colgan for bringing it to our attention.) Click on the image to be shot […]

Goodby, naked therapist, farewell

The Los Angeles Times on January 8, 1998, bid farewell to psychotherapy’s most visible practitioner: E. Paul Bindrim; Father of Nude Psychotherapy E. Paul Bindrim, the controversial self-styled father of nude psychotherapy who won a landmark libel suit over a novel he claimed deprecated his techniques, has died. He was 77.  Bindrim died Dec. 17 […]

The naked therapist, and his suit

The father of nude psychotherapy could boast about his suit. His lawsuit, that is. Case Briefs explains, tersely: Bindrim v. Mitchell Citation. 444 U.S. 984 100 S. Ct. 490 62 L. Ed. 2d 412 1979 U.S. Brief Fact Summary. The Defendants were Gwen Mitchell (Ms. Mitchell) and Doubleday Publishing (Defendants). Ms. Mitchell wrote a novel […]