Tag: public nudity

Read about public nudity and being naked

Public nudity is an umbrella term for any time someone or a group of people are naked while in public. Most of the time it refers to the act of people being naked while in a place where others are clothed. The world naked bike ride events are great examples of events where the participants are naked while the rest of crowds are not. Hence the people who take part is such events are basically participating in public nudity events.

Just because someone is naked in public, it does not mean that there is something sexual about the act itself. More often than not, public nudity is used as a way to protest or for artistic purposes. Since the vast majority of locations will not allow people to nude in public, it is important to know the local laws before participating in a public nity event of any kind.

Our blogs and articles below are devoted to public nudity issues as well as events and stories about people being naked in public:

Thousands of Cyclists and Positive Vibes at the Philly Naked Bike Ride 2016

| September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Philly Naked Bike Ride 2016 Review Guest blog by: Michael & Laurie Brown Saturday, the 10th of September, we participated in our 4th Philly Naked Bike Ride. (This is the 8th annual World Naked Bike Ride in Philadelphia.) It turned out to be a scorcher of an afternoon with lots of sunshine, temperatures in the …
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NYC Bodypainting Day 2016 Recap

| July 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

NYC Bodypainting Day 2016 Event Recap This past Saturday NYC was once again invaded by dozens of naked and painted people… It was the 3rd annual NYC Bodypainting Day! Up until the day before the event, the forecast was looking grim with afternoon thunderstorms. We joked that now it’ll just be tradition for it to …
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NYC Nude Body Painting Day 2016

| July 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 3rd annual NYC Body Painting Day will take place July 9th, 2016 at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza! Join YNA & Andy Golub for this body-positive nude art event.

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World Naked Bike Ride Streaks Through Los Angeles To Applause

| June 17, 2016 | 3 Comments

LA World Naked Bike Ride 2016 On June 11, naturists and nudists from the Los Angeles area and beyond participated in the local installment of World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR), the annual event held every June in over 100 cities across the globe. Participants celebrated bike culture, advocating for “alternative transportation and a cleaner, safer, …
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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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Artists Wanted For NYC Bodypainting Day 2016

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Artists & Body Painters Wanted For NYC Bodypainting Day on July 9, 2016 The 3rd annual NYC Bodypainting Day is officially scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 9th at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. Last year’s event was a great success! Over 100 people were painted by a diverse group of talented artists. This year we’d like …
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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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Inspirational TEDx Talk About Body Image and Body Painting Day

| January 10, 2016 | 2 Comments

Body Image TEDx Talk By Michelle Wallen Guest body image blog by: Michelle Wallen When I decided to do a deeply personal TEDx Talk, I consciously chose to put myself out there, come what may. Positive comments, love, gratitude, negative comments, judgment, fat-shaming. Whatever. I was going to open myself up and take what comes. …
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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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The Day I Got Lost Hiking Naked in the Mountains

| October 27, 2015 | 5 Comments

I Got Lost Hiking Naked in the Santa Monica Mountains Guest blog by SCNA member: Rod Williams Attention all naturists! When you go hiking, always bring a compass…and a towel! I learned this lesson the hard way. It was late spring a few years ago and I decided to explore the hills above a nudist …
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The Power of Naked: An Interview With Erica Simone

| October 15, 2015 | 3 Comments

Interview With Photographer Erica Simone About Getting Naked in NYC & Her ‘Nue York’ Photo Series Erica Simone is a New York based photographer who wonders what the world would look and feel like if we were all naked. In 2009, she decided to create her idea of a naked world with a new photography …
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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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