The most precious and sacred form of personal information that we possess is our body. It is our own flesh and blood, which holds and sustains our being. Our body is our instrument for living. It is so personal and intimate that we frequently hide it, as though its public display would be a natural source of shame. Michel de Montaigne, the French Renaissance author, puts it well: "Man is the sole animal whose nudity offends his own companions and the only one who, in his natural actions, withdraws and hides himself from his own kind" 1. Thus, it not surprising that visiting a physician and allowing for an intricate inspection and examination of our dearest possession, our body, is a source of trepidation and anxiety for us. Perhaps the deepest level of vulnerability in an exam is the genital and pelvic examination.
Japanese Rin Sakuragi has a very peculiar medical condition: if her skin melatonin level goes up which happens when her body is covered with clothing , she has a vertigo spell and ultimately loses consciousness, which is accompanied by short term memory loss. But when she is naked, her body bathes in light, and that causes the melatonin levels in her skin to subside. The doctors explain this condition to Rin and offer her the only treatment they were capable of coming up with: constant nudity. Thanks to Peeker for sending the clip below. Watch the full movie long here.