There are many terms used to describe various states of nudity. These terms may vary between (or within) different cultures and contexts, and may change over time. Sometimes such terms are used as euphemisms, sometimes as poetic terms, or humorously.
- Full nudity is used to describe a state of complete nudity, with no clothing (or covering) whatsoever
- Full frontal nudity refers to wearing no clothing and facing the observer showing the whole front side of the body, including the pubic area
- Partial frontal nudity, i.e. showing only bare breasts
- Non-frontal nudity such as showing the buttocks, the whole back side of the body, or the body as viewed from any other direction