The naturist village of Cap d'Agde in the south of France is the largest nudist community in the world, with 50,000 residents and summer visitors. It has all the workings of any small town, with 180 businesses, including restaurants, salons, banks and grocery stores. And yes, people go to all of those establishments entirely naked.
RELATED: Why is This Nearly Naked Swimmer Taking On the Atlantic
Not surprisingly, this community has attracted tourists from all over, reports Seeker's Lissette Padilla. Some might come because they associate nudity with sex acts and expect to see some shocking things happening in public. Unfortunately for those tourists, Cap d'Agde is a very family-friendly community. Sex in public is banned, as are various other "indecent" acts.
Nevertheless, several sex shops and lingerie stores have cropped up in recent years, which has caused tension between the sexually liberal and the more conservative in the community.
Either way, both populations seem to thoroughly enjoy the benefits of being naked. That's because the biggest reason behind nudity for most of them is that they feel it makes everyone equal. The tourism office has even said that "Nudity brings everyone to the same social level."
Which brings up the question: Why do we wear clothes in the first place? Other than protection from weather, the main reason seems to be that it helps us distinguish ourselves. Police wear uniforms so we can identify their authority; some people buy expensive clothing to show off their wealth, etc. But if we take away the clothing, we're all the same.
Watch more Seeker:
Why is California Shutting Down This Squatter's Paradise?
Read more about Cap d'Agde and nudity:
The Guardian: Welcome to the naked city: sun, swingers, and very little shoplifting
DNews: Is Being Naked Better for You?