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A loincloth is one-piece garment, sometimes kept in place by a belt, that is used:
  • in societies where there is no more advanced clothing
  • as an undergarment
  • to express soberness
    • Mohandas Gandhi used it as a way of identifying with the poorest Indians, even though he knew it could be taken as a sign of primitiveness or indecency.
  • for erotic pleasure

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