[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - nudism:designated

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Mar 1 15:32:40 UTC 2021

Am Mo., 1. März 2021 um 15:17 Uhr schrieb Tamas Rell <tamasrell at gmail.com>:

> In France public nudity is only illegal if it's a sexual act.

this is not true. Outside of beaches you may not be naked in France. You
can easily find rainbow press articles about people being arrested just for
being naked. And the opposite, people being arrested because of too much
clothing at beaches (burqa). Example

> In Canada and in the Netherlands the decision of what state of undress is
> "indecent" and thereby unlawful is left to judges to decide and they have
> held that nude sunbathing is not indecent.
> In many countries (eg. Germany, UK, Croatia etc.) public nudity is only
> unlawful or only prosecuted if another citizen is offended.

in Germany you will likely not pass unnoticed (and consequently be arrested
because someone DID feel offended) if you went walking naked in a city. The
situation will change a lot if you were swimming or sunbathing, e.g. at a
lake or beach, which will be generally (but not always) accepted, depending
slightly also on the region (more permissive in Eastern Germany IMHO).

Not sure if this general situation already is sufficient to say it is
"allowed", because allowed implies you have an actual right to do so, even
if someone might feel offended.

I admit I am astonished that Spain apparently has such permissive laws
regarding public nudity, as I thought of them as a catholic country.

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