Catch up on the nude-related news that made waves in the past month
“According to the College of [British] Policing guidelines, public nudity is only considered an offense if it intends to cause alarm or distress.”
Something I find interesting is how British and American laws regarding public indecency are worded very similarly but interpreted very differently. In the US, most states define public indecency as something to the effect of “exposing one’s [genitals, nether regions, breasts, buttocks, or whatnot] under circumstances likely to cause affront or alarm.”
British authorities interpret the law such that non-sexual nudity is generally allowed while their American counterparts interpret the same language to generally prohibit any and all nudity unless it occurs in a place where nudity is not unexpected, such as locker rooms or doctors offices. The number of places in America where nudity is not unexpected is declining rapidly.
Evan: this is such a great collection of news articles, and your writing style is so enjoyable. Keep up the great work! Upgrading to paid....
Another great compilation! Thanks, Evan!
I was so excited to glance down at my Substack and see the notification that Planet Nude had a new “News of the Nude” Installment. I frequently enjoy my weekend mornings nude, enjoying a nice cup of tea, reading. I actually woke up early this morning in anticipation! As always, well done Evan. And get this....someone else posted a link on Tumblr before I could get to it! There is certainly an audience for good naturist content. Nice to see.
The problem -- so many articles, so many thoughts, so many comments come to mind! I don’t want to hijack your post. So, I’ll just limit to a few, and break them up.
Once again, thanks for the work Evan.
Naturists in a Pub -- I’ve got a few mixed emotions on this one. While I don’t support anyone attacking the naturist couple or the establishment, practicality tells me most people wouldn’t expect to go into a pub for lunch and see people nude. So, pushback had to be expected. Do the non-naturist pub-goers deserve some kind of warning, some type of notice? Seems the establishment owes that to their patrons. Their willingness to host naturists in the all together, is something I applaud, even though nude pubbing doesn’t sound like my cup of tea. But we can’t expect others to not bat an eye. How they chose to respond was certainly over the top. Glad to see many in the community came together to support the Pub. We’ll see how it plays out.
Garden Nudity in the UK -- I agree that BN are the heroes in the story. I’m not a Brit but lived in the UK for several years. I’ve been very impressed with their advocacy and getting naturism out into the mainstream. At least, from my vantage point.
The various constabulary’s have also seemed to take a generally balanced approach. Of course, there are exceptions. I applaud the advice -- “let neighbours know what you're up to before you head out into the sunshine with no clothes on, as well as trying to set up camp in an area of your garden that is screened from view.”
Sounds great, until your neighbors freak out after you tell them. But, all depends on how you message it. I had neighbors in the UK that I’m convinced wouldn’t have batted an eye if we had gone nude in our garden. My wife agrees. But, out of fear of the unknown, we never broached the subject.
Last comment -- I love the photo you chose on the header. One of my favorite retro home nudist photos ever. There is so much going on, despite the generally minimalist look of the room -- the very cool loungers, the idea of sharing a morning beverage and paper review au naturel, and don’t even get me started on her awesome hair! If she was wearing pearls, it would put it over the top! It’s like a naturist short story in one picture. Love it! Great choice!
I hesitated to comment on the photo for fear of appearing shallow in the face of all the wonderful words. Thanks for putting it better than I could have, David. I noticed the chairs before the fact that there are nude people in them.