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Public Nudity

San Francisco to ban nudity, after public displays in Castro District

San Francisco's urban nudists have vowed to continue to walk the streets naked, despite a new law ordering them to cover up.

Thursday, 22 November, 2012, 4:08am

US nudists fight for the right to bare everything

US federal judges are accustomed to seeing lawyers and their clients dressed crisply in dark suits. This week brought something new: naked plaintiffs.

On Wednesday, a group of several dozen nude protesters and their clothed lawyer marched to the federal court in San Francisco to file a lawsuit against the city.

17 Nov 2012 - 2:22am

Decent exposure

NOBODY (that has tried it) can deny the pleasure of basking naked in the sun, or skinny dipping on a deserted beach. Yet many people today still recoil at the idea of a nudist holiday, associating it with lewd old men or mistaking it for the 'adult-only' swingers' scene.

7 May 2010 - 12:00am

Rules to limit behaviour of Olympics spectators

Organisers of the Beijing Olympics have banned people from running nude - or streaking - in a series of detailed rules on spectator behaviour released yesterday.

The 22 restrictions and four prohibitions also bar spectators from taking in banners or leaflets supporting commercial, environmental, religious, political, military, and human rights causes, among others.

15 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Strict rules in force for fans at test event

Streaking, excessive drinking and banner-waving are on the list of don'ts for spectators at this year's first Olympics testing event, police in Shenyang warned yesterday.

5 Jul 2007 - 12:00am


Stripped for action

'We have a streaker ... not very shapely ... and it's masculine.'

These were the words of the BBC's renowned cricket commentator John Arlott when describing the art of streaking. Like it or not, the streaking phenomenon has a great tradition here.

31 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Shock of the nude

THIS MONTH'S cover of women's magazine Trends Health, showing three naked women, is an attention-grabber. That's more due to the identity of the models - actresses Li Bingbing, Wu Jianmei and Christy Chung - than their state of undress.

4 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Should a nudist camp be set up on Lantau Island?

Pulcheria Chung, 18 St Mary's Canossian College

There's nothing wrong about being nude and it's not illegal. But that doesn't justify having a nudist camp.

Being nude isn't wrong, but why should nudists get exclusive rights? Our islands and remote areas are something we're trying to preserve.

7 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Nudists' naked ambition to set up camp on a Sai Kung island

Hong Kong's biggest nudist group will present a proposal to the Sai Kung District Council today asking to set up a camp on one of the islands in the area.

The Body Arts Association believes it is time Hong Kong nudists had their first such venue to enjoy outdoor activities without interference or discrimination.

18 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Nudist centre?

More than 400 Hong Kong nudists want the government to give them a place of their own, ideally on a deserted island in Sai Kung. How should the administration respond? Share your views: write to us.

11 Oct 2004 - 12:00am