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 be in association with a group, or even advocate a lifestyle which I’ve grown to love.
Being natural in the Natural state is against the law in the Arkansas, thanks to the law of 5-68-204.
This law states, a) The term “nudism” as used in this section is defined to be the act or acts of a person or persons congregating or gathering with his, her, or their private parts exposed in the presence of one (1) or more persons of the opposite sex as a form of social practice.
(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to the enumerated acts when:
(1) The purpose of the person committing the act or acts is to render medical or surgical treatment, or to determine the need for medical or surgical treatment, or to cleanse such sexual part, and the person committing such act is a licensed physician, as defined by §17-80-101, or any such physician of a sister state making a professional call into Arkansas, or the person committing any such act did so under the professional direction of any such physician, or the person committing any such act is a nurse duly registered or licensed by the Arkansas State Board of Nurse Examiners; or
(2) When the persons are married legally one to another.
(c) It shall be unlawful for any person, club, camp, corporation, partnership, association, or organization to advocate, demonstrate, or promote nudism, or for any person to rent, lease, or otherwise permit his land, premises, or buildings to be used for the purpose of advocating, demonstrating, or promoting nudism
(d) Any person, club, camp, corporation, partnership, association, or organization violating any of the provisions of § 5-68-204 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined in any sum not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or imprisoned for not less than thirty (30) days nor more than six (6) months, or both such fine and imprisonment for each offense.
I mean, come on now, why should I or anyone in my state be imprisoned for wanting to start a nudist community? This is supposed to be America: land of the free, home of the brave! I say let us be free of our clothing in a safe environment, which I must say from what all I’ve read is pretty much safe indeed.
Let us have chance to live life as the day we were born. I’ve heard that it’s a concern that children wouldn’t be safe in a nudist resort because of pedophiles and other awful individuals that have given nudism a bad reputation, but I say they are just as safe in a nudist environment as they are in school.
Heck some schools aren’t even safe with gangs and guns and let’s not forget about some teachers that cross the line with their students and have relations with them. It happens, and it has happened in my town. From what I’ve read, nudist camps tend to police themselves pretty well.
Why? Because they want people to enjoy themselves, and why not? Nudist or naturist or whatever you want to call it, is an awesome way to live your life, and it’s an awesome way to love your body and get over issues you have with it.
People that try this life give themselves a chance to grow in confidence and live without shame, because there is nothing to hide when nude. I think when I’m nude I have more confidence in myself because this is how God made me. His work is good, and I truly believe that. Maybe this is the first step I should take in advocating this lifestyle. I would love to hear feedback, oh and thanks!
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