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Anti Nudity Laws, Topless Laws and Public Nudity Ordinances.

Read articles about laws and ordinances on public nudity, public lewdness, being topless in public, and where nudism is legal or illegal. You can also learn about new legislation being proposed in U.S. cities or states regarding public nudity.

Below you can read some of our articles about anti nudity laws as well as other legal issues related blogs:

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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More Skinny Dipping Adventures in Woodstock, New York

| June 2, 2016 | 6 Comments

Our Latest Adventures Trying to Find Skinny Dipping Places in Woodstock, NY It’s officially nudie season! This means it’s time for getting naked outside and in nature. Jordan and I have our favorite places to be naked outdoors, but we also like to travel and discover new ones. Our typical nudie road trip style is …
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Meet the Activist Establishing Women’s Topfreedom Across the Northeastern USA

| May 2, 2016 | 8 Comments

Interview With Chelsea, Topfreedom Activist & Author of the “Breasts Are Healthy” Blog Topfreedom is technically legal for women in most U.S. states and in many big cities. This is often due to the absence of any written law against it. That said, it has yet to become socially acceptable or commonplace for women to …
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Guide to Breasts, Body Image and Boobs in American Culture

| April 13, 2016 | 6 Comments

Female Breasts or Boobs and Mainstream Society Breasts – Most people have them, not everyone loves them but American culture clearly attaches a lot of importance to them. There exists an infatuation with female breasts in particular. This is evidenced in part by the many slang names we have for them – boobs, tata’s, jugs, …
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Naked News Alert: NAC Action Alert: Mazo Nude Beach Closed in Wisconsin

| March 30, 2016 | 3 Comments

Naturist Action Committee: Help Reverse Closure of Mazo Nude Beach On Tuesday, March 8, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that Mazomanie Beach, also known as Mazo Beach, has been closed to the public. Mazo Beach is located on the Wisconsin River in southern WI. Mazo has been a popular nude beach for …
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SoCal Clubs Rally Against Ban On Nudist Events in Huntington Beach

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Naturists Speak Out Against Ban on Nudist Events at Huntington Beach City Council Meeting An estimated 35 members of Naturists in the OC (NitOC) club, SCNA, the Camping Bares and others made their feelings known to the City Council of Huntington Beach over the cancellation of the monthly nude swims in the city’s gym. City …
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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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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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Interview With Creators of The ‘Breast Bikini Ever’: The TaTa Top

| November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

YNA Interview: The Story of The TaTa Top With Robyn & Michelle Lytle Though more and more women have been challenging discriminatory topless laws, I think it’s going to be some time before topfree equality becomes the status quo in America. It is still basically illegal for women to go topfree in public in most …
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Vintage Guide On How To Run A Family Nudist Park From The 1980’s

| November 5, 2015 | 4 Comments

Read A 1980’s Nudist Park Management Guide Let’s take a trip back in nudie time to the 1980’s … a far more prosperous time for the nudist industry. Many nudist clubs were succeeding and growing. It seemed like an opportune time to open a new nudist club or resort. Of course, being in a pre-Internet …
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NEF 2015 Poll: Most Americans Approve of Nude Sunbathing; Not Offended By Nudity

| October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Naturist Education Foundation’s 2015 Poll Gets Americans’ Take On Nudism, Nudity and Nude Sunbathing The Naturist Education Foundation (NEF) commissioned a new U.S. opinion poll this year to gauge Americans’ views on naturism and public nonsexual nudity and nude sunbathing. Bob Morton, executive director of NAC (Naturist Action Committee) has published a full report of …
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The Desnudas of Times Square: How Painted Boobs Became NYC’s Biggest Threat

| August 24, 2015 | 4 Comments

The Desnudas: NYC’s Manufactured Controversy Over Painted Boobs The Story of the Desnudas Painted Boobs: Put “topless women” and “kids” in the same sentence and you’ve got some surefire click-bait for a news article. That was my thought when, in April of this year, the NY Post published an article about topless painted women preying …
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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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Naked News Roundup: Dad Bods & Momshells

| May 13, 2015 | 3 Comments

The Latest Naked News Brought To You By YNA In this week’s Naked News Roundup, we’re talking about naturism in Germany, nakationing, the “Dad Bod” and how Sacramento wants to keep your naked butt off the streets. Naturism – A German writer at CNN came out with a report on naturism in Germany today as …
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