Forced nudity means to remove all or a part of a person's clothing without their full and free consent. In other words, it is nudity that is forced on a person. The person can be either made to undress (strip) or can be undressed by another person. The nudity can be full or partial, frontal or not, public, semi-public, or in privacy.
Forced nudity as a punishment
Forced nudity can be a form of punishment, especially in fiction. For example to punish a slave, servant or child, their "privilege of being (fully) dressed" can be revoked for some time. Nudity in a punitive context is usually rather humiliating and thus effective as a punishment. Besides, it can also be used to prepare a delinquent for corporal punishment such as a whipping or spanking.
Forced nudity is also sometimes used to increase the punishment of corner time. The delinquent is made to stand in the corner with his pants (and briefs) lowered or taken off, or if female, with her skirt raised (and panties lowered or taken off), so that his/her bare bottom is visible.
Today, forced nudity as a punishment for children is occasionally reported to the media and authorities as cases of child abuse. Examples:
- January 2008, Seoul, South Korea: A female teacher at a day care center was discovered to punish 4-year-olds by making them stand locked outside naked in sub-freezing temperatures (−1.8 °C (28.8 °F)) for several minutes. Blog comment with a photo
- 2 Nov 2011, Zhejiang, China: A group of talkative boys from a primary school children were made to run around a track with their pants around their ankles. Girls in the class were made to 'supervise' the three boys punished, to make sure they did as they were told. Report in Chinese with photos, Report in English with photo, Photo alone
Non-punitive forced nudity
A strip search is another variant of forced nudity that serves a purpose other than punishment, but can be fetishized nonetheless.
Forced nudity as an offense
If nudity is forced on another person without proper authority (e.g. as a schoolyard prank - see pantsing), or in an abusive manner (e.g. as a form of sexual abuse), it can also be a punishable offense or crime.
The erotic component
Stripping for Punishment, drawing by Julian Guile.
Doing Chores At Her Aunts, drawing by Julian Guile.
- Forced nudity as a disciplinary tool 1, photo on The Spanking Blog .
- Forced nudity as a disciplinary tool 2, photo on The Spanking Blog Girls in a school are forced to stand in their panties and bra's all day for misbehaviour.