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Nudism & Public Nudity Laws

Public Nudity Laws – What You Should Know Before You Get Naked

Public Nudity Laws – The public nudity laws vary from place to place. In most states it is not considered obscene to be nude unless your intent is to cause arousal or an intent to alarm others. {Read More: Public Nudity Laws }

How Venice Beach Almost Became A Legal Nude Beach

| August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The History of How Nudity Became Illegal at Venice Beach As the 1970’s dawned, the Counterculture Age began to discover the joy of sunbathing nude. Beach nudists got their first big break in June, 1972, when the California Supreme Court unanimously decided in the Chad Merrill Smith case that mere nudity unaccompanied by lewd intent …
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Nude Hiking of the Naturist Living Show

| January 7, 2015 | 4 Comments

Nude Hiking Interview with Richard Foley and Info on Nude Hiking in the U.S. Here is one of three episodes Stephane published last month for the Naturist Living Show. Normally he publishes an episode each month, but he fell behind over the summer months. Episode 73 is all about nude hiking. Stéphane interviewed Richard Foley, …
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New Jersey Nudity Laws Guide

| September 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

New Jersey Nudity Laws and How They Apply To Naturist Events Guide To New Jersey Nudity Laws Given the legal issues that naturists often face, it can be very useful to have a good understanding of state nudity laws. In any state it can be an ongoing battle to pursue naturist activities outdoors or indoors. There are …
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NAC Action Alert: Stop Anti-Nudity Ordinance in Kansas

| September 22, 2014 | 7 Comments

Topeka Proposes Regressive Anti-Nudity Ordinance Because of One Naked Man Sometimes, for naturists, the law is on our side. I don’t know how it came to be, in a state like Kansas, that it’s legal for people to be naked in public (given there is no sexual behavior), but we’re all for it. However some …
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The WhiteHouse.Gov Petition for More Clothing-Optional Areas

| January 29, 2014 | 29 Comments

For those of you unaware, on January 13th, Larry Darter of the Dallas Examiner created a “We the People” petition that calls for all Federal lands to have clothing-optional areas. It’s puttered along for a few weeks and AANR has put their stamp of approval on it. Currently it has just over 2,500 signatures of the 100,000 needed. With only two weeks to go, it doesn’t look like it will meet it’s goal. Some may see this as an indication of the decline of naturism or that naturists have serious privacy concerns, making them scared to death of actually putting a signature on anything. I have a slightly different stance.

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Public Nudity Laws – Better Read Up Before Getting Naked!

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Public Nudity Laws What You Should Know Where can you be naked in public and what you should know Public Nudity Laws – The public nudity laws vary from place to place. In most states it is not considered obscene to be nude unless your intent is to cause arousal or an intent to alarm others. …
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San Francisco Nudity Ban Status Update

| March 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

San Francisco Nudity Ban – The Saga Continues Update on the San Francisco Nudity Ban San Francisco Nudity Ban – As expected, a modest number of nudists re-filed a fed civil rights lawsuit this past Friday. These individuals are challenging the city of San Francisco’s recent ban on public nudity. The naked activists state that the new …
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San Francisco Nudity Activist Interview – What really happened in the Castro?

| December 6, 2012 | 12 Comments

 An Interview with Mitch Hightower, San Francisco Nudity-In Activist San Francisco Nudity Activist Interview San Francisco Nudity – Well the final vote was passed on Tuesday in favor of the nudity ban in San Francisco.  The ban will go into effect on February 1st, 2013, and prohibit nudity in most public places.  But, activist Mitch …
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An Individual’s Right To Be Nude

| December 27, 2012 | 9 Comments

The pursuit of happiness and the right to be nude Blog by: Logan Green (The Oregon Trail Nudist Blog) The Right To Be Nude: Our Right to be NudeIt has dawned on me that within the declaration of independence it states that we are all created equally and with certain unalienable rights among which is …
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Public Nudity Laws Listed by US State

| October 31, 2012 | 3 Comments

Before You Try Nudism Know The Anti Nudity Laws! (Please note that anti nudity laws change all the time and that this article may not be up to date for your state) Anti Nudity Laws – There are few references to nudism and naturism in law. The words used in legal documents are nude and nudity …
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Public Nudity – Where Can We Be Nude in Public?

| October 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Issues Pertaining to Public Nudity Public Nudity Issues: Where is public nudity okay? As in..  completely naked in public? (Nudist Resorts | Social Nudism) Public Nudity  – Nudism  and public nudity is a lifestyle that hundreds of thousands of people across the world have choose to live, yet is still not really embraced by those who …
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Nudism In Arkansas – What You Need To Know

| February 16, 2012 | 29 Comments

Nudism In Arkansas – A Natural State that Won’t Let You Be Natural ( Guest Blog by Nude MCW ) Nudism In Arkansas: Nudism in Arkansas – Hi, I come from a land where nature and beauty combine to show a wonderful example of an awesome place to live.  The only problem is I can’t live or …
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Nude Activist – Mistaken Naked Identity in Canadian Drive -Thru Trial

| January 20, 2012 | 5 Comments

 Nude Canadian Activist – Read All About It! Nude Activist – In the last two years, Brian Coldin of Ontario, Canada, was charged on 5 separate occurrences in which he was nude or partially nude in public. The most renowned incident took place at a fast-food drive-thru when Brian and two other men drove up naked …
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My Wall Street Arrest – NOT Occupy Wall Street

| August 1, 2011 | 57 Comments

No, this was not a protest. No, I was not trying to jump the fence in front of the NY Stock Exchange to get back lost monies. I was acting in part of art performance called Ocularpation! A piece concocted by artist Zefrey Throwell. As you might seen from…

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Brian Coldin Challenges Nudity Laws in Canada

| November 7, 2010 | 2 Comments

Infamous Canadian Brian Coldin has recently gone to trial for his two charges of public indecency from 2008 and 2009. Coldin is a nudist who owns a resort in Ontario, Canada, called High Falls Chalet Inn. In one incident he went through a fast-food drive…

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