Utopian Visions and the Arguments against Clothing". In the 4th century BC, Alexander the Great encountered, in India, wandering groups of naked holy men whom he dubbed the naked philosophers. Most of those clubs united in the Canadian Sunbathing Association, which affiliated with the American Sunbathing Association in The village was open to the public. Journal of Sex Research. Other municipalities like Barcelona , Salou , Platja de Palma and Sant Antoni de Portmany have also used these provisions to regulate the practice of semi-nudism, forcing people to cover their torso on the streets.