Thursday, May 15, 2014
The UK is too prudish: We should follow Munich's example and legalise public nudity
That said, the legal changes don't actually change anything. Nudity always has been legal in parts of Munich’s Englischer Garten. However, after state-wide laws prohibiting nude sunbathing expired last autumn, the local authority decided to uphold the individual’s right to undress in public, and create six designated nudist zones.
Munich’s naturists can now walk around freely in these areas, and without fear of harassment. Their needs are being taken seriously.
By contrast, there are no such provisions for naturists in London. The only chance to do so takes place in a small pocket of Bloomsbury each Sunday, where there is a two-hour nude swimming session. However, there are no dedicated open spaces in the city.
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