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 }

Topless Men and the History of Male Topfree Rights

| June 9, 2016 | 4 Comments

Topless Men – How Men Won Topfree Rights in the U.S. Men’s freedom to go topless is often taken for granted and is perceived as a normal part of American society. Thus many people do not realize that bare-chested males running around in public is a relatively recent thing in American Society. For decades, public …
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NAC Action Alert: Nudity Ban in Oregon State Forests

| February 3, 2016 | 5 Comments

Naturist Action Committee: Anti Nudity Rule in Oregon State Forests **Update April 2016 – Win For Naturists** : At their meeting last month, the ODF decided NOT to adopt the anti-nudity rule for “Designated Recreation Areas” in Oregon state forests! The proposed rule would have banned and criminalized simple nudity as well as topfreedom for …
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Topless Laws and Topfreedom in New York State

| January 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

NY Laws On Topfreedom, False Arrests and Topfree Equality in NYC Like many U.S. anti-nudity laws, New York’s “Exposure of a person” law — Penal Code 245.01 — includes the female nipple when describing body parts that aren’t allowed to be shown / exposed in public. (With the exception of public breastfeeding.) HOWEVER, this part …
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My Seven Rules of Political Engagement For Naturists

| December 23, 2015 | 3 Comments

My 7 Rules For Naturists Trying To Strike Down Anti-Nudity Legislation My experience over the years is that, like the general public, most naturists want very little to do with politics. This is especially true of young naturists, whose focus is on the next party, the next bodypainting event, or the next naked bike ride. In …
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Understanding Public and Artistic Nudity Laws in New York

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

New York’s Public Nudity Law and Why Artistic Nudity Is Legal While some U.S. states have strict laws against public nudity, New York State is a little different. New York Penal Code 245.01 “Exposure of a person” states: “A person is guilty of exposure if he appears in a public place in such a manner …
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How Venice Beach Almost Became a Legal Nude Beach in Los Angeles USA

| August 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

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 Anti Nudity Laws and Lewed Behavior NJ 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. …
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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 …
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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 …
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A Person’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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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 Hightower …
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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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