DECENCY: #scifi Virtually all Earth cultures have a common mindset that if a part of the body is hidden, it is assumed not to exist (at least by cultural standards.). Several Confederation planets, including Central, have the mindset that hiding a part of the body for reasons other than protection or warmth calls attention to that part of the body. Thus on Central a swimming suit would be seen as indecent. (Wet suits or the modern racing suits which act to reduce a swimmer’s drag would fall under the warmth/protection/utility exception.)