I’m sorry, officer.. I forgot I was naked! Where Can I Be Nude ?
Be Nude By Felicity Jones
Where Can I Be Nude – In my last post, I suggested hanging out in your home in the nude. But as I briefly mentioned, this can get complicated if and when you become visible to your neighbors. I myself have many big, open windows in my house downstairs so I tend to stay in my room nude. I’ve done a little research about the laws on this, and it seems to come down to what is public vs. private.
Everyone can have privacy in their own home, and therefore it’s fine to be naked there. However, if you go pose like a bare mannequin in front of the huge clear window of your living room where passers-by can see you from the street, that can be an issue. You’re visible to the public.
Someone could see you and call the police to charge you with indecent exposure. The nudity laws are also about intentions, whether you are aiming to be lewd, or if you actually had no idea you could be seen, in which case you may not get convicted.
Really though, I think nudity in your house is perfectly fine if you maybe invest in some curtains and you aren’t pressing yourself up against the window!
Going nude in your backyard, however, may be another story. I just recently came across an article about a Canadian man who tried to claim the right to be nude anywhere on his own property and in his house.
That would seem like a logical thought, but his neighbors put in complaints when they saw him. There was also a recent incident in NJ of a man was arrested after he walked outside in the morning to get his newspaper, stark naked.
In short, this seems to be a common incident- step out the door nude onto the soft earth to have the liberating experience I described, and end up in the back of a cop car. So there is also a funny, ridiculous video I saw a few years ago.
The neighbors’ reactions are actually hilarious, “I feel like we’re trapped!” Trapped by a naked woman hanging out in her backyard by herself? (And the children! Don’t get me started on the children, I will discuss that in a future post!)
Watch the video here. It’s pretty entertaining and enlightening on how nudity is viewed in American culture.
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