By Ferne Arfin. Have you ever wondered whether you could be arrested for public nudity or having sex in a public place in England, Scotland or Wales? The question is not as random as you may think. Lots of people like to sunbathe in the nude. So, is public nudity illegal in the UK? Technically, there is no law against being nude in public in the United Kingdom.
13 activities that you can do naked in public without breaking the law
Nudity in Public Places
Though the thought of open nudity may be anxiety-inducing to some people, to others it can be quite a liberating experience. Before you go outside naked, try spending some time around your house with no clothes on so you get used to the feeling. You can also sleep naked, which will help you get comfortable not having clothes on. When you feel confident enough to go outdoors, try hanging out somewhere private, like a screened-in porch or fenced-off yard, so no one will see you. However, if you want to go out in public, search for nudist beaches near you, where you can relax without worrying about the law or social norms. For more tips, including how to find a nudist colony in your area, read on! This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
Here are 11 places where you can get naked without getting arrested
EMMA James hates putting on clothes and tries to do nearly everything naked. Because for her — and thousands of others around the globe — being naked in public is a freeing and natural experience and one that should be totally without shame. In fact the devoted naturist from Buckinghamshire, UK, tries to do everything possible in the nude, from swimming to playing volleyball, modelling and even theatre performances.
There are plenty of other public venues where taking your clothes off is completely appropriate, and even encouraged. We've compiled a list of activities, including world-renowned festivals, exercise classes, holiday attractions, and protests, where it's absolutely OK to be fully nude. Naked yoga has become a huge trend in the exercise world, but it's actually an ancient Indian practice known as "nagna" yoga, according to The Independent.