Naked, Nude, In the buff -- whatever you call it, not wearing clothes feels great. It’s the way we came into the world, and it’s the way nature intended us to be.
If being naked feels so wonderful, then why did we start wearing clothes? According to research, humans started wearing clothes about 170,000 years ago. Prior to that, we were naked for hundreds of thousands of years.
So why the sudden urge to clothe ourselves after all those years? Blame it on the weather. Ian Gilligan, of the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at The Australian National University, says:
“modern humans probably started wearing clothes on a regular basis to keep warm when they were first exposed to Ice Age conditions.”