The Ins and Outs of Public
Public nudity is a broad phrase that can embrace a number of causes and occupations. It's entertainment for some, political for others. This site aims to look at the issue of public nakedness.
There are a number of organizations who are lobbying to
make nudity in public legal. They say that being "clothes
free" is a human right and that they should not be
arrested for nudity in public. Often these people conduct
stunts to draw attention to their cause. One such stunt
saw a group of nudists strip off in front of London's
law courts. Vincent Bethell even climbed a pole before
removing his clothes, and it took police some time to
get him down before they could arrest him.
Rambler Steve Gough is one such advocate. He recently
attempted to walk the length of Britain in the nude, but
was arrested over 12 times and is now being detained
in prison, awaiting his latest trial.
Public nudity is a part of popular culture in the form
of streaking. Making surprise
dashes at sporting events or other public areas has been
a tradition since the early 70's. Perhaps the fun of streaking
lies in the way it reminds us of our own nudity and frailty,
when society does it's best to make us conform through
clothing. Of course, sometimes it's just a laugh.
Flashmobbing has, on occasion,
involved some public nudity, however this is not a condition
of the activity. More important is the timed, multiple
nature of the event.
Public nudity has now become something of a genre in porn.
A number of sites offer photographs of women getting naked
in public. Sometimes they're simply posed photos taken
on the fly, however many more consist of women "flashing"
at public events, such as Mardi Gras or concerts.
Another aspect of public nudity porn is the fact that
many of the women appearing in the pics are "party
girls". Often they've had a couple of beers and their
resultant loss of inhibitions leads to more than a little
public nudity. Some have questioned whether this equates to exploitation. A lot of the times the women involved sign release forms and are paid to
appear on the public nudity porn sites. At other times,
the law of copyright rules that the photographer retains
ownership of the photos, no matter what or who the photos
actually depict. Feminists argue that issues of consent remain.
Recently the creators of Girls
Gone Wild have encountered numerous problems with
the law over the issue of consent and underage models.
One of the appeals of public nudity porn is that it features
real women. There's no airbrushing or silicon breasts.
The women in the photos are just as they would appear
in real life, and the jaded porn surfer finds this refreshing.
An interesting aspect of nudity is the idea of "flash
mountain." Apparently women started to flash their
tits for the camera located on the Splash Mountain ride
at Disneyland, and a number of these photos escaped the
notice of the staff. Now it has become a strange tradition
to flash on Splash Mountain!
Photographer and artist Spencer
Tunick is making a living out of photographing public
nudity. His art involves organising thousands of naked
volunteers, often into complicated shapes (or "installations"),
so he can take photographs. These events occur in major
cities, often early in the morning before too many people
are around. A few weeks beforehand he puts the world out
that he needs volunteers to get naked and lie around for
a few hours. He has been arrested numerous times, mostly
in New York City.
Spencer says his displays of public nudity aren't about
sex at all, and that when so many naked figures are gathered
together they become abstractions "that challenge
or preconfigure one's views of nudity and privacy".
Over the past couple of years his nude events have become
incredibly popular, with more and more volunteers turning
up each time. For them it's an exercise in self-exploration
(and also a physical trial: often the temperatures are
close to freezing). Many have never been publicly nude
before, so getting undressed and being surround by thousands
of other naked people is one they won't easily forget.
Naked runs are another popular form of public nudity.
Annual events such as the Naked Mile in Ann Arbor and
the Bare to Breakers see hundreds of people happily getting
nude and going for a jog. These kinds of events skim the
boundaries of the law... but are pretty much tolerated
by the police because so many people are happy to engage
You'll find a lot more information about public nudity on this site.
Welcome to the Public Nudity Pages
This site offers you articles, news, links
and pictures of public nudity!
Warning! This site ontains adult content! As you would expect, considering it's about nudity...
Bike Ride - Cycling nude for a cause
Public Nudity - nipple flashes, no underpants and paparazzi
Protest - people getting the message out by getting nude
The Running of the
Bulls - an annual nude run in Northern Australia
The Naked Art
of Spencer Tunick - all about the famous nude installation
The Naked Mile - a brief history of the nude run by students in Ann Arbor
Public Nudity - The Lobbyists - the organizations looking to make nudity legal
Nude Calendars - the trend
towards nude charity calendars
Nude Calendars - thought I'd look at the nude calendar at
Porn - what it's about and why it's legal, plus links to
Nudism and Naturism Gains
Popularity - the growing "nude dollar"
Nude Resorts - some places to holiday nude
Books - from Amazon
nudity news items.
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