Western photographers wanted to establish the medium as fine art and chose subjects, like female nudes, that were already traditional in other practices. The male equivalent is barechestednessalso commonly called shirtlessness. At times, the cause is merely a personal justification for taking part in a nude event, which are popular in their own right. Fantasy Festsex showsstripteaseadult entertainment conventions, and in adult-only events like Folsom Street FairNudes-A-Poppin'etc. The expectation of privacy may be confined to the home and sometimes the backyard. They note that by ages five to six, children begin to develop a sense of modesty, and recommend to parents who wish to be sensitive to their children's wishes that they limit such activities from that age onwards.
Having overcome her inhibitions, she went on to a role in Monster's Ballwhich included a nude scene and which won her an Oscar for Best Actress.